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Why Centre resisting direction to translate draft EIA in all vernacular languages : Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it cannot understand why the Centre was “vehemently” resisting its order to translate the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in all 22 languages in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution. A special bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said the government would have […]

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PIL to stop inhumane animal husbandry procedures : Delhi High Court seeks Centre stand

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The Delhi High Court Friday sought response of the Centre and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on a PIL seeking prohibition of allegedly “inhumane animal husbandry procedures” in India. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre, AWBI and animal husbandry departments of all states […]

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File response to PIL on providing food at shelter homes or face cost of Rs 10k: Delhi HC to Centre

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre for not filing its response to a PIL, which has claimed that shelter homes in the city deny three quality meals a day to its occupants, despite repeated opportunities and warned that cost of Rs 10,000 would be imposed for failure to do so. A bench […]

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File response to PIL on providing food at shelter homes or face cost of Rs 10k: Delhi High Court to Centre

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre for not filing its response to a PIL, which has claimed that shelter homes in the city deny three quality meals a day to its occupants, despite repeated opportunities and warned that cost of Rs 10,000 would be imposed for failure to do so. A bench […]

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Plea against Insolvency code ordinance : Delhi High Court seeks Centre stand

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought the Centre’s reply on a plea challenging the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Ordinance which suspended proceedings against defaults arising on or after March 25 for six months in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain plea to demolish slum near Majlis Park metro station

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The Delhi High Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea seeking demolition of a slum cluster, which has allegedly encroached upon a vacant government land behind the Majlis Park metro station in north-west Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said the land did not belong to someone […]

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Plea in Delhi HC against domicile reservation in NLSIU in Karnataka.

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A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Karnataka government’s decison to impose 25 per cent domicile reservation in the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru. The matter came up for hearing on Thursday before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice […]

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Delhi High Court : AAP government taking urgent steps for cremation of COVID-19 deceased.

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The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Friday that it was taking urgent steps, including extending the timings of crematoriums, to tackle the issue of cremating those who have died due to COVID-19 and the piling up of bodies at mortuaries. The Delhi government told the court that 28 such bodies were cremated […]

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Delhi High Court asks Delhi govt to file detailed reply on pleas challenging levy of 70% ‘special corona fees’

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The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Delhi government to file a detailed affidavit on a batch of pleas challenging the decision to levy 70 per cent ‘special corona fees’ on the MRP of liquor of all brands in the national capital. The Delhi government had earlier filed its response to the petitions, saying that […]

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All benches of Delhi HC to take up urgent matters via video conferencing from Friday

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The Delhi High Court has decided that from Friday all its judges will sit everyday to take up “urgent matters of all kinds” via video conferencing. The step follows the high court and the lower courts together having taken up 20,726 urgent matters during the COVID-19 related lockdown from March 24 to May 19 “As […]

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Providing safety and security measures in stations as sought in PIL: Railways to Delhi HC

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The Indian Railways on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it has put in place safety and security measures like baggage scanners, hand-held metal detectors and CCTV cameras in stations as sought in a PIL. The court granted the railways time till May 15 to file an affidavit and asked it to indicate the […]

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

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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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HC dismisses plea seeking voting rights for prisoners.

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking voting rights for prisoners, saying the facility was provided under the law and it can be taken away by law. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the Supreme Court has held that the right to cast vote was […]

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Investigation into Jamia violence at crucial stage and Centre tells Delhi HC

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Investigation into the incident of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia during the anti-citizenship law protest was at a crucial stage, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The submission before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar was made by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta while seeking more […]

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Free travel on cluster buses without any notification would be “bad” action: HC

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The Delhi High Court Monday said if free travel for women was being implemented in cluster buses running in the city without a notification then such action would be “bad”. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar made it clear however that the action would not make the notification, […]

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Delhi HC directs police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the city police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for nearly a month due to protests against the amended Citizenship Act, while keeping in mind the larger public interest. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C […]

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Delhi High Court declines to stay AAP govt’s minimum wage notification.

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The Delhi High Court has declined to stay the AAP government’s decision taken in October last year to enhance the minimum wages to be paid to workers in the city. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said there was no need for the Delhi government to presume any […]

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Plea moved in HC for recovery of damages for property destroyed in anti-CAA protests

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A plea was moved in Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking directions to the authorities to recover damages for destruction of public and private property during anti-CAA protests from those responsible. The matter was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay […]

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HC declines to entertain plea claiming telecom services illegally stopped during protests in Delhi

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea which alleged that telecom services were disrupted in various parts of the national capital during the anti-citizenship law protests in violation of rules. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to entertain the PIL after Additional Solicitor […]

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Chopper scam: ED moves HC to cancel Ratul Puri’s bail in money laundering case

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted by a trial court to businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in the AgustaWestland money laundering case. The plea by the ED was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and […]

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HC junks PIL seeking advance declaration of intention to enter post-poll alliances

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The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to the Centre, AAP government and Election Commission (EC) to ensure there are no post-poll alliances by political parties to cobble a majority, as seen in Karnataka and Maharashtra, if such an intention has not been declared prior to the election. A bench of […]

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Not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners in jails : Delhi High Court

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Prison authorities have told the Delhi High Court that it is not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners as rules do not provide for such facility and there is limited infrastructure available. The Director General (Prison) said it grants temporary leave to prisoners in the form of parole and furlough for maintaining family and […]

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Deduction in prisoners wages for victim fund not wrong if allowed under law: The Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday said there is nothing wrong with deducting wages of prisoners for victim welfare fund provided it is permitted under the statute, but it can’t be done through executive action. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said that while such deductions cannot be […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain plea to replace Delhi Police with another security force in courts

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The Delhi High Court declined on Monday to entertain a plea by two lawyers seeking to replace the police with some other security force in the courts here in view of the clash between the two sides earlier this month. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to […]

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