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HC to Delhi government : Fix Problem of Stray Cattle: HC to Delhi government

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The plight of stray cattle along with the threat they pose to city motorists has made Delhi high court take up the matter on an urgent basis. Reviving a long pending petition on illegal dairies & stray cattle wandering the streets, the HC has asked chief secretary of Delhi government to take immediate measures. A […]

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Delhi High Court seeks response of Delhi government on plea for Unani doctors in Tihar jail

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government and jail authorities on a plea seeking ayurvedic doctors for prisoners lodged in the high-security ward of Tihar jail, without any discrimination. Justice Mukta Gupta asked the authorities to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on January 25. The […]

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High Court questions Centre’s policy exempting autos from having panic buttons

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The Delhi High Court today questioned the Centre’s 2016 policy exempting autorickshaws and e-rickshaws across India from having panic buttons or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), saying how can it have such a scheme “in an atmosphere where people are getting raped”. The high court also said that “for once”, the Centre must agree with […]

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Wazirabad bridge traffic woes: Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt

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The Delhi High Court has pulled up the AAP government for not taking any steps to ease the massive traffic congestion on the single-lane Wazirabad bridge, which is used for commuting between north and northeast area of the city. It asked the Delhi chief secretary to ensure that the authorities examine the problem of commuters […]

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Submit report on hotels at Mahipalpur: NGT to Delhi govt

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the AAP government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to submit a report on hotels operating at Mahipalpur near the IGI airport here. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the city government, the DPCC, hotel Jindal Palace and others while seeking their […]

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Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on plea challenging prof appointment

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government on a plea seeking removal of a senior official of a heritage institute on the ground that his appointment was allegedly illegal. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the official, against whom the allegations […]

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Delhi Govt pulled up for not appointing regular teachers

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The Delhi High Court today rapped the AAP Government for not following its directions on appointing regular teachers in its schools. “Enough is enough, nothing has been done since 2011… As appointment of guest teachers is in fashion, so you (government) are also following it,” Justice A K Chawla said. The court said its direction […]

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DDA’s record in securing its lands appalling: Delhi HC

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Terming the record of the DDA in securing lands acquired by it “appalling”, the Delhi High Court has directed creation of a unit for evolving land management policies and clear encroachments on public land. The direction was issued to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Delhi government and the Centre by a bench of Justices […]

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Delhi Court directs govt to extradite Uzbek woman

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A special Delhi court has directed the extradition of an Uzbek fugitive to her homeland to face proceedings in a case of human trafficking there. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur, who presides over the Special Extradition Court of India, directed the Centre to send Khakimova Lola Farmonova back to Uzbekistan, noting that the extradition […]

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Discourage roadside parking: NGT to authorities

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to ensure availability of appropriate parking facilities for cars and discourage road-side parking. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed authorities for not complying with its earlier orders to decongest traffic and asked them to take steps in a […]

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NGT asks Delhi govt to establish the basis for odd-even scheme

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to submit data or studies on the basis of which it has planned to introduce the odd-even car rationing scheme for five days from next week. The green panel questioned the rationale of the AAP government in rolling out the scheme when reports by Central Pollution […]

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NGT bans construction, industrial activity in Delhi-NCR

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With deadly smog blanketing Delhi and the neighbouring states for the third day, the National Green Tribunal today banned construction and industrial activities and entry of trucks, as it rapped the Delhi government and civic bodies over the situation. The state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana were also directed to ensure that […]

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Delhi HC forms panel for enhancing prison security

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Proper functioning of CCTV cameras in Tihar jail, which is overcrowded with prisoners by over 100 per cent, is a “non-compromisable imperative”, the Delhi High Court has said while setting up a high-level committee to suggest measures for enhancing security of three jails here. The court said it was aware that Tihar jail was under […]

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Ensure drains at Maharani Bagh are clean: NGT to Delhi govt

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the civic bodies to ensure that the drains at a posh Southeast Delhi locality are properly cleaned and made obstruction-free. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought responses of the AAP government, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Development Authority on […]

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Delhi HC asks govt if pension has been disbursed to aged people

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The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi Government whether it has disbursed pension to the aged and disabled people who were earlier covered under the schemes of municipal corporations. Justice A K Chawla also asked the government to file a report indicating compliance of a division bench order last year, or face strict action. […]

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Delhi govt, EDMC in war of words over blaze in landfill site

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The National Green Tribunal today witnessed a war of words between the Delhi government and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) over the recent fire that broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site here. The blaze at Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi erupted on October 19 and 20 and was extinguished after hours of fire- […]

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Delhi HC raps Delhi govt over non-payment of MCD workers’ dues

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“There must be somebody with whom you are not at war,” the Delhi High Court told the Delhi government while pulling it up over the pending salaries of sanitation employees of the city’s municipal bodies. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also directed the striking sanitation employees not […]

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NGT raps Delhi government over report on rain water harvesting

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The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not filing a status report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rainwater harvesting systems and if these are functional. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted last opportunity to the city government to submit the report and warned of […]

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Five constitution benches of SC to hear matters from Oct 10

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Five constitution benches of the Supreme Court would start hearing from October 10 five key issues, including the power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government over administrative jurisdiction and a matter relating to passive euthanasia. Besides these, the constitution benches, each consisting of five judges, would also deal with issues like whether a parliamentary […]

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Submit report on Yamuna post idol immersion: NGT to Delhi govt

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a status report on the condition of river Yamuna post immersion of Ganesh and Durga idols. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said a detailed affidavit enumerating steps being taken to clean the river should be filed. The green panel also […]

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Form panel for street vendors through polls: Delhi HC to Delhi govt

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The rights of street vendors are being “grossly affected”, the Delhi High Court has observed and asked the AAP government to expeditiously set up vending committees through elections to address their grievances. A bench, headed by Justice G S Sistani, asked the city government to set up a Town Vending Committee (TVC) in each municipality […]

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Delhi HC asks govt to explore rebuilding minority school demolished 40 years ago

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The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government and the authorities concerned to explore the possibility of allotting land for a minority school which has been functioning from tents since its demolition over 40 years ago during the Emergency. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the […]

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Delhi HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies on plea to bring schools under state

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The high court today sought responses from the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking implementation of an NCERT-panel recommendation to bring all public-funded schools under the city government for betterment of education. The court also asked local bodies like the municipal corporations, the Delhi Cantonment Board and the NDMC to examine the […]

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Why women prisoners denied open jail benefit: HC to Delhi Govt

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Why are women prisoners in Tihar Jail being denied the benefit of semi-open and open prisons, the Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government and the jail authorities. The high court sought responses from the Delhi government, Lieutenant Governor and Director General of Prisons on a PIL seeking direction to them to extend the […]

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