Delhi High Court bids Farewell to Justice G.S. Sistani.

The Delhi HC on Friday bid farewell to Justice G.S. Sistani, the 2nd senior most judge, whose retirement brings down the total number of judges in the court to 33 as against the sanctioned strength of 60. The HC organised a farewell for Justice Sistani, who will retire on Mar 10, on Friday owing to the […]

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SC castigates government over construction workers welfare law

 Taking the government to task for not implementing a law meant for the welfare of construction workers, an exasperated Supreme Court today asked it to formally state that the orders passed by the top court in the matter are “thrown in the dustbin”. The apex court questioned the Centre’s attitude on the issue and said […]

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Not averse to ordering CBI probe in Haryana univ rape case: SC

The Supreme Court today said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Haryana but wanted to see the progress made by state police in the probe before taking a decision. “We are not against the CBI investigation. But, we want […]

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HC verdict on anti-rape protestors’ plea tomorrow

The Delhi High Court will tomorrow give its verdict on two separate pleas seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences, including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests here. Justice G P Mittal, who had reserved the order on March 20, will pronouce […]

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Will make guidelines to regulate sale of junk food – Centre to Delhi HC

Union Government has been informed by the Delhi High court that guidelines on  regulating junk food and aerated drinks to be sold in and around schools will be soon be completed and will be out by July-end this year. Appearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) […]

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Statistics on pending mercy pleas disturbing: SC

“Disturbing” is how the Supreme Court termed the statistics which showed that 17 mercy pleas filed between 1999 and 2011 remained pending for periods ranging from one year to 13 years. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya also noted that the figures “give an impression” that the Centre and the […]

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Agency handling Centre’s litigation ‘callous’

The Central agency handling government litigation at the Supreme Court came under attack from a former senior law officer who alleged it worked in a “shockingly callous” manner jeopardising Centre”s interest in sensitive cases having large revenue implications. Senior advocate Bishwajit Bhattacharyya, who demitted office as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) on November 10 after a […]

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High Court of Delhi seeks report on steps taken to prevent dengue

The Delhi High Court sought a report from the central government on a petition seeking implementation of a long-term action plan to control outbreak of dangerous or epidemic diseases like dengue in the capital city. A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought reply within three weeks from the […]

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Court reserves order on Kanda’s anticipatory bail plea

The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, wanted in connection with the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma. Justice P.K. Bhasin reserved the order after counsel appearing for Kanda and Delhi Police concluded their arguments. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sidharth Luthra, […]

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How was BPL percentage calculated, asks Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed the Planning Commission, asking it to explain how the percentage of people below poverty line (BPL) was fixed at 36 percent and how their purchasing power has remained unchanged since 1991. Judges Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma asked Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to file within a week an affidavit […]

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