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Plea in Delhi High Court to frame guidelines to regulate search and seizure at advocates’ premises

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A PIL in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought formulation of mandatory guidelines to be followed by the investigating agencies while conducting search and seizure operations at the premises of an advocate. The Centre opposed the plea raising preliminary objection that the petitioner has not made the investigating agencies parties to the petition and […]

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Excise Policy: Delhi High Court sends plea challenging govt’s e-tender to another bench

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A Delhi High Court bench Monday directed to place before the Chief Justice a petition challenging e-tender notice of the Delhi government, prescribing the procedure to be followed for inviting zone wise electronic bids for grant of 32 licences of retail vends of liquor here.   The court sent the matter to the bench headed […]

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HC refuses to hear fresh plea against Delhi’s new excise policy

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to hear Delhi Liquor Sales Association’s challenge to the Delhi government’s new Excise Policy 2021-22, saying the issue is already before the court. Justice Rekha Palli noted that a similar challenge by Readymade Plaza India Pvt Ltd was being heard by the bench headed by the Chief Justice […]

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HCasks Delhi govt file submissions on pleas against order allowing pvt schools to charge annual fees

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The Delhi High Court Monday asked the Delhi government and other parties to file written submissions in pleas challenging a single judge order allowing private unaided schools to collect annual and development charges from students for the period after the lockdown ended in the national capital last year. A bench of Chief Justice D N […]

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Take action on PIL claiming poor state of quarantine centre : HC tells Delhi govt

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi government to treat as a representation a PIL claiming that the quarantine centre at Sultanpuri here for COVID-19 patients is “unhygienic”, “uninhabitable” and lacks medical professionals to monitor them, and ordered it to take “immediate action” on the concerns raised in the plea. A bench of […]

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Plea for more time to respond to fly ash notification: Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre on a plea seeking extension till October 31 of the time given to the public to respond to a draft notification on fly ash utilisation. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice to the Environment Ministry and […]

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Treat as representation plea to exempt NGOs from prior permission to receive foreign donations: HC

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A PIL to exempt registered NGOs from taking prior permission under FCRA to receive foreign contributions in the form of equipment for COVID-19 was heard on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court which asked the Centre to treat the plea as a representation. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh […]

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DHC directs the Department of Heavy Industries, GoI, to consider including Hydrogen Fuel Cell electric vehicles and Hydrogen Refuelling infrastructure within FAME

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The Delhi High Court today directed the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India, to consider including Hydrogen Fuel Cell electric vehicles and Hydrogen Refuelling infrastructure within the ambit of the Scheme for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) scheme while disposing off the PIL.  The Hon’ble […]

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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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