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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »