HC disappointed by officials’ apathy towards upkeep of Gandhi memorial

New Delhi: Pained by the “apathy” of officials towards the upkeep of Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. “It is painful to see such apathy on the part of the officials tasked to deal with the issue of maintaining Rajghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal […]

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Delhi HC: PIL to frame norms on police probe into Marital rows

New Delhi:  A senior citizen, who was accused of rape by his daughter-in-law and discharged from the offence two years after the incident, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking framing of guidelines on how police should handle probes into cases arising out of marital rows. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

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HC rejects as infructuous Sasan Power’s plea to mine excess coal

New Delhi: The High Court today termed as infructuous a plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance Power subsidiary, seeking permission to extract excess coal from two mines in Madhya Pradesh, saying that the Centre was already examining the issue. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and C Hari Shankar also noted that an […]

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Plea to declare disputed area of Ayodhya as national heritage

New Delhi: A petitioner who sought that the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid site at Ayodhya be declared a national heritage was today asked by the Delhi High Court to file a representation in this regard before the Centre. A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar did not issue notice on […]

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High Court disapproves of dumping garbage on roads as mark of protests

Expressing disapproval over the practice of dumping garbage on roads as a mark of protest, the Delhi High Court has said it was “completely intolerable”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was referring to the recent agitation by New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) contractual sanitation workers who dumped […]

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High Court asks govt: Should we ask monkeys not to procreate

Should we ask monkeys not to procreate or bite people till the government comes out with a method to sterilise them, the Delhi High Court asked today. It also pulled up the Centre for importing oral immune-contraception vaccines for testing on the simians without getting approvals for carrying out the sterilisation trials. A bench of […]

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High Court asks: How will pvt schools implement pay panel without hiking fees

How would private unaided schools in the national capital implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations without hiking their fees, the Delhi High Court asked the AAP government today. The query was posed to the Delhi government by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar while asking it to file […]

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High Court orders action against illegal water cooling plants in Delhi

The Delhi High Court today directed the local municipal bodies to take action against water cooling plants which are illegally operating in the national capital in violation of the master plan. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the three MCDs and the Delhi Development Authority […]

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High Court asks: Is IAF protecting its land on Yamuna banks from sand mining

The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre whether the Indian Air Force (IAF) was protecting its land on the banks of the Yamuna, where the Tilpat station of Western Air Command is located, from illegal sand mining. The query was posed by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari […]

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Supreme Court asks HCs to form anti-sexual harassment panels in all courts within 2 months

The Supreme Court today asked chief justices or acting chief justices of all high courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees in courts across the country within two months in accordance with a 2013 law. It also requested Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal of the Delhi High Court to constitute the panel in the high […]

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