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Delhi HC suspends summer break to make up work loss due to coronavirus.

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 The Delhi High court Thursday decided to suspend its summer vacation this year, slated from June 1 to 30, to make up for the loss of working hours due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The high court has also cancelled the summer break of subordinate courts in June this year. The decision was taken at […]

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Delhi HC to hear on Sep 3 plea against Shah Faesal’s detention

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The Delhi High Court said on Friday it will hear on September 3 former IAS officer Shah Faesal’s plea alleging he was illegally detained at Delhi airport on August 14 and taken back to Srinagar where he has been kept under house arrest. A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked both sides […]

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Remove bunds blocking flow of water into Yamuna: Delhi HC to Haryana

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Haryana to remove the bunds that, according to the Delhi government, were blocking flow of clean water into the Yamuna and was leading to an increase in pollution levels in the national capital’s water supply. The direction by a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K […]

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National Herald case: Delhi High Court to hear on Jan 16

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The Delhi High Court said Wednesday it will hear on January 16 the appeal of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of National Herald newspaper, challenging the single judge order asking it to vacate its premises here, due to non-availability of advocates on January 15. In the morning, the court was informed that Solicitor General Tushar […]

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Delhi HC sentences man to life term for sodomy

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomising a three-and-a half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault. A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel dismissed the man’s appeal and upheld a trial court’s order convicting him for the offences […]

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Cutting of trees continues; contempt plea in HC against NBCC

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New Delhi: A plea was today filed in the Delhi High Court seeking contempt action against the NBCC for allegedly violating its undertaking not to cut trees till July 4 for housing projects here. The contempt petition was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Vinod Goel and Rekha Palli who said it would be heard […]

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Delhi High Court directs male JNU professor not to take charge of women hostels

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The Delhi HC on Thursday directed a professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), accused of sexually harassing women students, should not take charge as warden of any hostel in the university campus which houses women. While also directing the professor not to interact with the students, the court also questioned the varsity over the absence […]

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Karti’s bail plea order reserved by Delhi HC in INX Media case

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The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on the bail plea of Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidamabaram, in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI. Justice S P Garg heard the CBI and Karti’s lawyer and reserved his decision. The CBI opposed the bail plea saying that tampering […]

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Delhi HC to hear plea of 8 AAP MLAs against disqualification

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A Delhi High Court judge will hear later in the day the plea of eight AAP MLAs against their disqualification for holding office of profit. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said he will hear the pleas of the MLAs, challenging the Centre’s notification which had disqualified 20 legislators, after lunch. Observing the crowd in his courtroom before […]

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Delhi HC asks authorities to inspect juvenile homes

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 The Delhi High Court today directed authorities to inspect juvenile homes in the national capital and report back any deficiencies in the facilities and their solutions. A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and Public Works Department of the […]

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None has right to use government land as burial ground: Delhi HC

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No one has the right to indiscriminately use any open land, especially that belonging to the government, as a burial ground, the Delhi High Court has held. The ruling by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came on a PIL challenging a sub- divisional magistrate’s order questioning use […]

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Weapons not for showing off, but self defence: Delhi HC

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 One does not have a fundamental right to keep a weapon and its possession nowadays is more for “showing off” as a “status symbol” than for self defence, the Delhi High Court has said. The observation by Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva came while rejecting a private company official’s plea for an arms licence, a request which […]

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Unfortunate that property dispute pending for 30 yrs: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court has termed it “very unfortunate” that an appeal regarding a property dispute was pending before it for over 30 years and no satisfactory solution was found despite the fact that 75 judges have heard the matter. Justice V K Shali observed that in Delhi, prices of land have risen beyond imagination […]

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2015 comparatively a better year in terms of pollution: Delhi HC

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Unlike the public perception, the pollution levels in the capital last year was not as bad as other years, Delhi High Court said on Thursday after analysing the scientific data filed by the state pollution control panel. A bench comprising Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva after perusing the data filed by Delhi […]

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Cap on withdrawals through ATM is policy decision: RBI tells Delhi HC

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that putting a cap on the number of withdrawals by banking customers using their ATM cards without being charged, is a policy decision taken in public interest. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai was also informed by […]

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Which law mandates LS Speaker to appoint LoP : Delhi HC

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Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought to know about the legal provision which makes it mandatory for the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha. “You have to draw your right from the Constitution and not from the laws made under the Constitution. You are arguing (that) LoP (Leader of Opposition) […]

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We will not permit water loss: Delhi HC

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Pulling up Haryana government, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned its refusal to supply water to Munak canal and said it will not allow any more wastage of water. “Everyday 80 MGD of water is lost. Why are you not supplying water to the Munak canal? We will not allow this to continue at […]

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HC notice to govt on giving Aadhar card details

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and city government on a plea seeking to modify the rules in the National Food Safety Act requiring an applicant to furnish details of Aadhar card or enrolment ID for food security card. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S […]

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Delhi HC seeks status report on acquisition of sites for landfill

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the state land and building department to file a status report on the acquisition of seven areas identified by a court-appointed committee to dump the city’s daily garbage. Justice G.S. Sistani asked the department – responsible for large-scale acquisition of land for planned development in the capital – to […]

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Delhi High Court: Woman hit by court signboard awarded Rs 19 lakh

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A woman who became mentally disabled after a signboard at the Rohini district court fell on her head has been awarded a compensation of Rs 19 lakh by the Delhi High Court, which brushed aside claims of the defendants that the incident was an “act of God”.  The victim, Harinder Kaur, was in the court […]

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Paternity case: ND Tiwari to give blood for DNA test, rules Delhi HC

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In a setback for Congress veteran N D Tiwari, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday that the leader will have to provide his blood sample for DNA test in a paternity suit. One Rohit Shekhar has taken Tiwari to court, claiming the octogenarian is his biological father. Tiwari, who has been extremely reluctant to give […]

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