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HC asks Gujarat govt to deal with online gambling as per law

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The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and take action in accordance with the law in larger public interest before it is too late. The court said the existing Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act-1887 remains completely silent on the issue, more particularly online rummy, even as […]

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Gujarat High Court Advocates Association Protests Against Delay In Notifying Appointment Of Justice Kureshi As Chief Justice Of MP HC

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The Gujarat High Court Advocates Association has passed a resolution protesting the delay in notifying the appointment of Justice A Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, which was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium on May 10. Referring to the fact that another proposal made by the Collegium on the same […]

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Gujarat High Court terminates BJP MLA’s election over defective nomination

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 The Gujarat High Court Friday invalidated the election of BJP MLA Pabubha Manek from Dwarka for submitting a defective nomination form. BJP MLA Pabubha Manek’s victory from the Dwarka Assembly constituency in 2017 was challenged in the Gujarat High Court by his opponent and Congress candidate Meraman Ahir. Ahir, in his petition, has said Manek’s […]

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Gujarat HC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.

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The Gujarat High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the Rs 1.4 crore alleged fund embezzlement case related to their NGO Sabrang Trust. While allowing their anticipatory bail plea, Justice J B Pardiwala directed Setalvad and Anand to cooperate with the probe and appear before […]

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Elevated rail corridor can save Gir lions : Gujarat High Court

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A lawyer told the Gujarat High Court on Thursday that an elevated rail corridor was the best solution to save lions from getting run over by trains passing close to the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. Taking into consideration various other suggestions, a bench of justices S R Brahmbhatt and A G Uraizee ordered the formation of […]

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Gujarat High Court says SIT probe had shortfalls: Naroda Patiya riots

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Coming down heavily on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot cases, the Gujarat High Court said there were several “shortfalls” in its probe. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehia also said the investigation carried out by the SIT, which was constituted on the directions […]

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Supreme Court asks Jay Shah, web portal to try to settle defamation case

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The Supreme Court today asked Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah and ‘The Wire’ and its scribes, to try to amicably settle the criminal defamation case lodged by the former against the news portal and others. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also extended its interim order that had asked the […]

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Chief Justice of India-led orders listing of a case relating to BJP chief’s son

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The Supreme Court today directed the listing of a case of a news portal’s scribes, who are facing criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP President Amit Shah’s son, before an appropriate bench for final disposal on April 18. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said since it was […]

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Gujarat HC reserves order on The Wire plea against lower court gag

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The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order on a petition filed by online news portal ‘The Wire’ challenging a gag order passed by a lower court in a civil defamation case filed by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah. Jay Shah submitted his affidavit before the high court judge Paresh Upadhyay today. In […]

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GCCI moves HC against EC’s power to appoint surveillance teams

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The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) today moved a PIL in the high court challenging the Election Commission’s power to appoint surveillance teams, stating that they infringed upon a citizen’s fundamental rights. In the petition, the GCCI said the EC’s power to appoint static/flying surveillance teams, which in turn is entitled to search […]

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Godhra train burning case: Guj HC likely to pronounce verdict tomorrow

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The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on a set of appeals challenging convictions and acquittals by a special SIT court in the 2002 Godhra train coach burning case. Coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express, in which 59 people, mostly ‘kar sevaks’ returning from Ayodhya were travelling, was burnt on February 27, […]

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2002 riots : Gujarat HC rejects Jafri’s plea on larger conspiracy charge

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The Gujarat High Court today rejected Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging a lower court order upholding SIT’s clean chit to then chief minister Narendra Modi and others on the allegation of larger conspiracy in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots. Justice Sonia Gokani rejected the larger conspiracy charge, saying that it was not accepted by the […]

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SC quashes HC order on repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots

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The Supreme Court today set aside the Gujarat High Court’s 2012 verdict asking the state government to grant compensation for restoration of religious places damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. The court accepted the scheme formulated by the state government to provide “ex gratia assistance” of up to Rs 50,000 to all religious places, including […]

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Swine flu claims 297 lives in Guj, govt tells HC disease no longer pandemic

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Swine flu has claimed 297 lives in Gujarat since January this year, the government said today even as it informed the high court it is treating the infection as “seasonal influenza” which is no longer pandemic but no efforts are being spared to check its spread. In an affidavit filed before a bench of Justices […]

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Re-induction of retd cops: Officers undertake to resign

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Two senior Gujarat Police officers, N K Amin and T A Barot, who have been accused in encounter killing cases, today undertook before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts during the day. Amin, who retired in August last year as Superintendent of Police (SP), has been re-appointed as SP of Mahisagar district […]

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Gujarat HC raps RBI for giving directions to NCLT

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The Gujarat High Court today rebuked the Reserve Bank of India for asking the National Company Law Tribunal in its June 13 directive to give priority to the insolvency proceedings against companies with huge debts. It also questioned the functioning of the central bank. The bench of Justice S G Shah came down heavily on […]

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Act regulating fees valid legislation: Guj govt to Gujarat HC

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The state government today defended before the Gujarat High Court an act regulating fees of self-financed schools saying it a “valid piece of legislation” to prevent “commercialisation of education”. The government said this in an affidavit filed before a division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi. The bench was […]

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Gujarat HC asks Kodnani if her plea to summon witnesses is necessary

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The Gujarat High Court today asked former state minister Maya Kodnani to explain if her plea for summoning additional witnesses, including BJP president Amit Shah, in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case is necessary. Kodnani was convicted by the trial court in the Naroda Patiya case relating to massacre of 96 persons during the 2002 […]

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Replace Naroda Gam massacre case judge: victim writes to HC

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A 2002 Naroda Gam massacre case victim wrote to the Gujarat High Court today seeking replacement of the special SIT judge hearing the matter with an “impartial” one. Sharif Malek, whose house was looted and relatives killed on February 28, 2002 during the Naroda Gam massacre, also demanded cancellation of bail to Naroda Patiya convict […]

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Gujarat HC dismisses Mehsana Dairy Union’s plea against special audit

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The Gujarat High Court today dismissed a petition moved by Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd seeking quashing of an order of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies to conduct special audit of the union. The court of Justice S G Shah dismissed the petition while allowing the Registrar to conduct a special audit under […]

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SC upholds life term for 3 for killing Gujarat Shiv Sena leader

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The Supreme Court has upheld the life term awarded to three persons for killing a Shiv Sena leader in Gujarat whose younger brother had married a woman from a minority community. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Ashok Bhushan said the homicidal death has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt with the recovery […]

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PIL opposes ‘commercialisation’ of cemetery in Valsad

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The Gujarat High Court today issued notices to the state government and others on a PIL against alleged commercialisation of a Christian cemetery in Valsad. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notices to the government, Valsad Collector and First District Church of the Brethren (FDCB). FDCB […]

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No place for reserved category candidates in general merit list : HC

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The Gujarat High Court today held that various reserved category candidates availing of age relaxation cannot claim a place in the general category merit list for the government jobs. The division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi gave this ruling on a plea by the Gujarat Public Service Commission […]

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Gujarat HC reserves order on plea for payout to hooch tragedy victims

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The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order on a plea seeking compensation to the Surat hooch tragedy victims after the government refused payout on the ground that consuming liquor is a punishable offence in the dry state. A Division Bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi reserved the order […]

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