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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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