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Ensure law & order during trade unions’ strike: Calcutta High Court to WB govt

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The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to take necessary steps for ensuring law and order in the state in view of a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday. The high court was hearing a PIL moved by a practising lawyer seeking a direction to the state […]

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Why no order yet to prohibit political ads on social media: The Bombay High Court

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The Bombay High Court Thursday asked the Election Commission of India why it was hesitant to issue specific directions to prohibit political advertisements on social media 48 hours before election day. A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar posed the question after the poll panel submitted that it was deliberating […]

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Madras High Court says fishermen should get maximum subsidy for transponders

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The Madras High Court Monday passed an order stating that the Tamil Nadu government should give fishermen the maximum subsidy for transponders. A PIL was filed before a division bench comprising Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad by Fisherman Care, an NGO, seeking direction to the Centre to refer all cases of violation of […]

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Bombay High Court asks BEST workers’ union to decide on withdrawal of strike

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The Bombay High Court has directed the BEST workers’ union to take a final decision on the withdrawal of its ongoing strike by Tuesday evening and inform the court on Wednesday. The direction came after the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar […]

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HC asks Centre, Delhi govt about steps taken on financial assistance to lawyers’ clerks

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the AAP government as to what steps they have taken to put in place schemes for providing financial assistance and funds to the clerks of lawyers working in various courts of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V […]

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PIL in HC for implementation in Delhi law regulating clinical establishments

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Center and the AAP government on a public interest litigation claiming that the law for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments has not been implemented in the city despite coming into force in 2012. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V […]

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Rakesh Asthana case: Middleman moves HC seeking bail

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New Delhi: An accused, arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, approached the Delhi High Court on Monday seeking bail in the case. The plea has been listed for hearing tomorrow before Justice Najmi Waziri. Alleged middleman Manoj Prasad filed the bail plea in the high court following dismissal of his […]

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Organizer of event where celebratory firing takes place would also be responsible for any mishap: HC

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New Delhi: Organizers of events like weddings where celebratory firing takes place would also be held responsible for any mishap that may occur due to discharge of firearms, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said the person organising the event has to ensure that his or her guests do not discharge firearms and […]

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Prisoners claim not paid for work done for outside agency: HC seeks prison stand

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought to know the stand of the Mandoli prison authorities on a letter sent by some inmates lodged there alleging they were not paid wages for work they did for an electronics firm that came to the jail to hire workers. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and […]

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HC directs e-commerce site to ensure products for sale on portal are not counterfeits

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New Delhi:In a step towards ensuring counterfeits of popular branded products are not sold on online marketplaces, the Delhi High Court has directed an e-commerce platform to make sure that each item put up for sale on its site is genuine. Justice Pratibha M Singh issued the direction, saying in the world of e-commerce, trademark […]

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HC directs two litigants to plant 100 trees in Delhi

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New Delhi:In an unusual verdict, the Delhi High Court has directed two men, who decided to withdraw cases against each other, to plant 100 trees in the capital as a “gesture of goodwill to society”. While quashing criminal proceedings against them, Justice Najmi Waziri said the trees should be of deciduous indigenous variety and three […]

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Bombay High Court sets aside Maharashtra government resolution on teaching staff’s bank accounts

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The Bombay High Court today set aside a Maharashtra government resolution asking the teaching and non-teaching staff of the government schools in Thane to shift their salary accounts to a particular cooperative bank. A bench of justices BR Gavai and BP Colabawalla termed the resolution arbitrary and questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to […]

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Give stipulated period of time line for completing rail underpass in Karol Bagh: Delhi High Court

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With construction of a railway underpass in Karol Bagh area here pending completion since its approval in 2010, the Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to hold a meeting of all stakeholders and give a time line within which the work would be finished. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice […]

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Madras High Court okays order on sale of sugar unit to EID Parry India Ltd

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 The Madras High Court has dismissed petitions challenging an industrial tribunal’s order upholding sale of a sugar factory to EID Parry India Ltd in 1992 and also directed the company to offer re-employment to nearly 450 workers of the acquired firm. Justice V Parthiban upheld the tribunal’s 2008 order and dismissed petitions filed by the […]

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Delhi held to ransom by traders who protested against the sealing drive : Delhi High Court

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 In an apparent disapproval of the government’s proposed amendment of the master plan after traders protested against the sealing drive, the Delhi High Court has observed that a few people have “held the city to ransom”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further observed that by sitting on […]

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Prominent builder Niranjan Hiranandani moves HC seeking to quash of CBI charge sheet

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Prominent builder Niranjan Hiranandani has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the charge sheet filed against him by the CBI in a case of alleged corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating. Hiranandani, 61, sought the quashing and setting aside of the charge sheet filed against him in September 2010 by the CBI’s Anti-Corruption Bureau […]

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Madras High Court bars public from carrying mobiles to Madurai temple

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The Madras high court on Friday banned people from carrying mobile phones to Madurai’s famous Meenakshi Amman temple where a fire mishap gutted several shops last week. Justices N Kirubakaran and R Tharani of the Madurai bench also suggested deployment of CISF personnel to maintain security at the ancient temple. The court said the Tamil Nadu government should examine the possibility of forming […]

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Mumbai University’s highest authority too can’t relax 50% attendance rule: HC

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The Bombay High Court has held that the Mumbai University’s ordinance mandating a minimum 50 per cent attendance was in the interest of students and thus, even the highest authority in the university had no power to allow any undue relaxation in the rule. In the order passed on Thursday, a bench of justices B […]

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Remove word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ from Rohini ashram name: Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court today directed a Rohini-based institution, where girls and women were allegedly kept in confinement, to immediately remove the word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ from its name. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar observed that the use of the word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ by the ashram was completely contrary to […]

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Kala Ghoda fest: Bombay High Court allowed cultural events to be held at the Cross Maidan

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 The Bombay High Court today allowed cultural events to be held at the Cross Maidan in South Mumbai as part of the ongoing Kala Ghoda festival but denied permission for food stalls and other commercial activities. A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh also rapped the Maharashtra government for allowing […]

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Set up independent body for Haj pilgrims : PIL in Delhi High Court

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A PIL seeking an independent Muslim body to look into the arrangements for Haj pilgrims and quashing of the government controlled Haj Committee has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The plea referred to a recent notification of the Centre, scrapping the subsidy for pilgrims to get cheaper flights to- and-fro. Since it has […]

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HC hears plea of benami case of Delhi minister Satyender Jain

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 The Delhi High Court has sought to know whether the adjudicating authority under the new benami law has passed any order on Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain’s plea to cross-examine witnesses in connection with the alleged benami case against him. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued the direction on Jain’s plea seeking a stay on the proceedings […]

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Culpable homicide case: Kamala Mills director moves Bombay High Court

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 A director of Kamala Mills Ltd has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the culpable homicide case registered against him in connection with the December 29 fire in the Kamala Mills compound that claimed 14 lives. Ravi Bhandari’s petition was mentioned yesterday before a division bench of Justices B R Gavai and B […]

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Examine new notes of Rs 50 and Rs 200 notes : HC

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 The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and the RBI to examine the new currency notes and coins, saying the visually-impaired were facing hardship in identifying and using them. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar told the Centre and the RBI that they should examine the new […]

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