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

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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Attacks on lawyers “startling” : Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court today sought action taken report from the Delhi Police on the issue of  recent attacks on properties of three advocates as “startling” and said that “It is a matter of deep pain as the incidents could have caused loss to the life and property of the lawyers. A bench of Acting […]

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Strike by DHCBA over pecuniary jurisdiction bill hits HC work

Judicial work in Delhi High Court was today hampered with a majority of cases getting adjourned as DHCBA called a two-day strike to protest against passage of a bill by Rajya Sabha to increase the pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts. Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) put up notices outside each court informing the lawyers […]

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Woman lawyer among 6 designated as senior advocates in HC

The Delhi High Court has designated six lawyers, including one woman lawyer, as senior advocates. Among the six lawyers designated as senior advocates are former Bar Council of India Chairman K K Manan, Mohit Mathur, ex-Secretary of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA), Vivek Sood, Balbir Singh, Mukul Talwar and Rekha Palli. “I feel immensely […]

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HC asks bar associations to give suggestions for safety of NE

The Delhi High Court today asked bar associations here to mull over its suggestion to make lawyers from the northeast special invitees in their meetings as well as give any other recommendation to provide advocates from that region more visibility and people greater safety. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal […]

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DHCBA welcomes decision to set up NJC

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) today welcomed the Centre’s decision to form National Judicial Commission for appointment of Judges in the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. “The legal fraternity of India hails the decision of the Union Government to form National Judicial Commission for appointment of Judges in the High […]

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Paternity suit: Tiwari intended to adopt her son: Rohit’s mom

The mother of Rohit Shekhar, who is seeking to declare ND Tiwari as his biological father, told a commission that she was assured by the veteran Congress leader that he intended to adopt her son. 67-year-old Ujjwala Sharma, who was cross examined by Tiwari’s lawyer, deposed that at the time of Rohit’s birth, she had […]

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Trial commences in paternity suit against N D Tiwari

The trial in the paternity suit of Rohit Shekhar, seeking to declare veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari as his biological father, on manday commenced before a commission here with the testimony of his mother who said that her former husband still assists her two sons including Rohit. “…My son (Rohit) is writing journals etc but […]

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Court fees hike: Delhi questions counsel’s appearance

How can a central government’s senior law officer appear for a lawyers’s body to oppose a legislation, the city government Monday asked in the Delhi High Court which was hearing a plea against the recent hike in court fees. The government opposed the appearance of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.S. Chandhiok for Delhi High Court […]

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HC stays Delhi government’s decision to hike court fees

The increased court fee issue today saw a breakthrough when the Delhi High Court stayed the city government’s decision to hike the court fees by ten-fold and asked it to resolve the impasse within two weeks after holding discussions with lawyers’ bodies. A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai […]

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