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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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Given approval to set up small finance bank to take over PMC Bank: RBI to Delhi High Court

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has given in-principle approval for setting up a small finance bank which will take over the scam-hit PMC Bank soon. A bench of Justices D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh granted time to the RBI to file an affidavit on […]

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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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Five benches in Delhi HC to hold physical courts on rotation from Sept 1

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The Delhi High Court Thursday said five of its benches will start holding physical courts on a rotation basis from September 1, and issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for it. The high court, which has been conducting hearings through video conferencing since March 24 to contain the spread of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said the remaining […]

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Delhi High Court asks Railways to consider arranging travel of disabled DU students to Delhi for exams

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The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Ministry of Railways to consider arranging travel for disabled students from distant places to the national capital for the exams to be conducted by Delhi University. The high court said the ministry also consider the feasibility of issuing confirmed tickets to such students at subsidised rates at least […]

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2G scam: Delhi High Court asks ED to respond to firm’s plea for release of attached properties

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The Delhi High Court Monday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea by a firm, which was acquitted in the 2G scam related money laundering case along with former telecom minister A Raja and others, seeking to release its properties worth Rs 22 crore attached by the agency. Justice Brijesh Sethi, who […]

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HC allows student to withdraw plea against UGC exam guidelines as case pending in SC

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The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed a student to withdraw the plea challenging UGC guidelines making it mandatory for colleges to conduct final year exams by September-end as the issue is pending before the Supreme Court. Justice Jayant Nath, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, also granted liberty to the student to approach the […]

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HC seeks AAP govt stand on plea to make available info on fee hike approvals to pvt schools

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The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of the AAP government on a PIL seeking directions to it to upload on its Directorate of Education (DoE) website any approvals granted to private unaided schools to hike their fees. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the […]

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Providing food, clothing, education and financial assistance to orphans: AAP govt to Delhi High Court

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The AAP government on Thursday told the Delhi High Court it was providing food, clothing, medical care, education and financial assistance under various schemes to orphans in the national capital. The Delhi government said it was also providing the orphans career guidance, ensured job placements, created Aadhaar cards, opened bank accounts for them and also […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain plea seeking free COVID-19 testing and treatment for all at pvt labs, hospitals

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking free of cost COVID-19 testing and treatment at all private labs and hospitals in the national capital for everyone, rich or poor, saying PILs should be filed with “some responsibility”. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said it […]

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Ambiguity in notification extending time to give suggestions to draft EIA 2020: Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Monday said there was “ambiguity” in the Centre’s decision extending time till June 30 for giving objections and suggestions to its draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2020, terming it as “unfair” to the public. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said there […]

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Plea in Delhi High Court challenges ban on export of PPE kits.

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 The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea by a private firm challenging the ban on export of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva directed that the Delhi government be also made a party in the matter […]

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Delhi High Court : Suspended website promoting e-pharmacies on Aarogya Setu app.

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The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that it has suspended a website which was linked to the official mobile application Aarogya Setu and promoting sale of medicines through e-pharmacies. The Centre’s submission came on a plea seeking to de-link from Aarogya Setu mobile app, the website — www.aarogyasetumitr.in — as it was acting […]

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Delhi High Court puts on hold bail granted to accused in 9 cases including murder, attempt to murder and extortion.

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The Delhi High Court has put on hold the interim bail granted by a trial court to an accused in nine criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder and extortion. By a common order of May 12, the sessions court granted the accused interim bail for 45 days in all the nine separate cases so […]

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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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 The Delhi High Court again puts on hold intellectual property rights authority notices on limitation.

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The Delhi High Court has again put on hold operation of two fresh public notices issued by the intellectual property rights authority, giving lawyers and litigants time till June 1 to complete documentation in cases before it. On May 11, the high court stayed a May 4 public notice of the Controller General of Patents, […]

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Sharjeel Imam moves HC against order giving time to police to complete probe under UAPA

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Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam moved the Delhi High Court Monday challenging trial court’s order granting more time to the police to conclude investigation in the case related to alleged inflammatory speeches during the protests against CAA and NRC. The plea was mentioned before the high court and is likely to be listed on May […]

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Delhi High Court : Arrests in relation to Delhi riots be made in accordance with SC guidelines.

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The Delhi High Court has directed that arrests in connection with the recent riots in the national capital, shall be done in accordance with the Supreme Court guidelines related to arrest and detention. The direction was issued by a bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh which also issued notice to the Centre, Delhi […]

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COVID-19 test kits should be made available at lowest cost : Delhi High Court

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COVID-19 test kits should be made available urgently at the lowest possible price so that the virus can be controlled and people’s health can be safeguarded at a time when the country was facing an “unprecedented medical crisis”, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Najmi Waziri issued the direction to three private companies which […]

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Plea in Delhi HC for feeding stray dogs and other animals during lockdown.

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A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre, the AAP government and civic bodies here to provide food and water to stray animals during the ongoing lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus. The petition has contended that stray dogs and other animals are largely dependent on garbage and […]

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Delhi High Court seeks report from prison authorities on steps taken to prevent COVID-19 spread in jail.

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The Delhi High Court has sought a report from authorities on steps taken for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in jails here. Justice Brijesh Sethi issued the direction while hearing the interim bail plea of an accused in a murder case who cited potential risk of COVID-19 infection to seek the relief. “Let a report […]

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Delhi High Court refuses to interfere with School Fees during Lockdown.

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The Delhi High Court has refused to interfere with a petition seeking directions to private schools in the national capital to suspend fees charged under various heads, other than the tuition fee, for the month of April, May and June on account of COVID-19 pandemic, observing that the authorities have taken cognizance of the issue […]

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Delhi High Court satisfied with govt measures for emergency treatment to non-COVID patients in hospitals.

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The Delhi High Court has expressed satisfaction over measures taken by the Centre and Delhi government to provide treatment to non-COVID-19 patients including those needing chemotherapy, dialysis and pregnant women, despite the enormous pressure due to coronavirus situation. The court said if a citizen has any grievance related to medical facilities, it can approach competent […]

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Delhi HC denies interim bail to differently-abled man accused of carrying 3.5 kg charas.

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by a physically-challenged man seeking interim bail in a drug possession case on the ground that he is suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, and there is a risk of contracting coronavirus in prison. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, who conducted the hearing through video-conferencing, perused the […]

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