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Providing safety and security measures in stations as sought in PIL: Railways to Delhi HC

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The Indian Railways on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it has put in place safety and security measures like baggage scanners, hand-held metal detectors and CCTV cameras in stations as sought in a PIL. The court granted the railways time till May 15 to file an affidavit and asked it to indicate the […]

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HC dismisses plea seeking voting rights for prisoners.

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking voting rights for prisoners, saying the facility was provided under the law and it can be taken away by law. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the Supreme Court has held that the right to cast vote was […]

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Investigation into Jamia violence at crucial stage and Centre tells Delhi HC

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Investigation into the incident of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia during the anti-citizenship law protest was at a crucial stage, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The submission before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar was made by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta while seeking more […]

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Free travel on cluster buses without any notification would be “bad” action: HC

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The Delhi High Court Monday said if free travel for women was being implemented in cluster buses running in the city without a notification then such action would be “bad”. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar made it clear however that the action would not make the notification, […]

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Delhi HC directs police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the city police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for nearly a month due to protests against the amended Citizenship Act, while keeping in mind the larger public interest. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C […]

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Delhi High Court declines to stay AAP govt’s minimum wage notification.

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The Delhi High Court has declined to stay the AAP government’s decision taken in October last year to enhance the minimum wages to be paid to workers in the city. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said there was no need for the Delhi government to presume any […]

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Plea moved in HC for recovery of damages for property destroyed in anti-CAA protests

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A plea was moved in Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking directions to the authorities to recover damages for destruction of public and private property during anti-CAA protests from those responsible. The matter was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay […]

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HC declines to entertain plea claiming telecom services illegally stopped during protests in Delhi

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea which alleged that telecom services were disrupted in various parts of the national capital during the anti-citizenship law protests in violation of rules. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to entertain the PIL after Additional Solicitor […]

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Chopper scam: ED moves HC to cancel Ratul Puri’s bail in money laundering case

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted by a trial court to businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in the AgustaWestland money laundering case. The plea by the ED was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and […]

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HC junks PIL seeking advance declaration of intention to enter post-poll alliances

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The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to the Centre, AAP government and Election Commission (EC) to ensure there are no post-poll alliances by political parties to cobble a majority, as seen in Karnataka and Maharashtra, if such an intention has not been declared prior to the election. A bench of […]

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Not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners in jails : Delhi High Court

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Prison authorities have told the Delhi High Court that it is not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners as rules do not provide for such facility and there is limited infrastructure available. The Director General (Prison) said it grants temporary leave to prisoners in the form of parole and furlough for maintaining family and […]

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Deduction in prisoners wages for victim fund not wrong if allowed under law: The Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday said there is nothing wrong with deducting wages of prisoners for victim welfare fund provided it is permitted under the statute, but it can’t be done through executive action. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said that while such deductions cannot be […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain plea to replace Delhi Police with another security force in courts

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The Delhi High Court declined on Monday to entertain a plea by two lawyers seeking to replace the police with some other security force in the courts here in view of the clash between the two sides earlier this month. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to […]

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Lawyer-police clash: HC grants interim protection from arrest to two cops

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The Delhi High Court granted interim protection from arrest on Friday to two police officials who were booked in connection with the clash between lawyers and the police in Tis Hazari court earlier this month. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar sought responses of the Centre, the Delhi […]

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Delhi High Court to hear in Feb plea for action against police officials for protesting against clash with lawyers

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The Delhi High Court on Friday said it will hear in February a plea seeking action against police officials who were agitating in public and sitting on ‘dharna’ after their November 2 clash with lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused […]

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Centre has freedom to amend its CGHS scheme : Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the modified Central Government Health Services (CGHS) scheme, saying it is for the Centre to decide how to give health benefits and supply medicines to its serving and retired employees. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said prima […]

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INX Media money-laundering case : P. Chidambaram moves HC seeking interim bail

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Former Union minister P Chidambaram moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking interim bail in the INX Media money-laundering case on health grounds. The application was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who sought urgent listing of the matter. The […]

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PIL in Delhi HC seeks direction to authorities to convene SRB meeting every 3 months

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A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government and the Director General of Prisons to convene the meeting of Sentence Review Board (SRB) every three months in compliance with the rules. The plea said as per the SRB order of July 16, 2004 and Delhi Prison Rules, […]

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Plea to link property with Aadhaar: HC seeks UIDAI stand

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on a plea seeking linking of movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and ‘benami’ transactions. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar […]

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Platform Screen Doors not possible at all stations: Delhi Metro to HC

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Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) have been put on the Pink and Magenta lines of Delhi Metro due to technical requirement and their installation at all the stations would increase the cost of operation, the DMRC has told the Delhi High Court. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) told a bench comprising Chief Justice D N […]

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It’s govt decision whether to set up KVs in each tehsil :HC

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The Delhi High Court said Tuesday that setting up of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in every tehsil across the country was a policy decision of the Centre and left it to the government to take a call on the issue raised in a PIL. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari […]

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Circulated order staying online sale of medicines to states: Centre

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The Centre told the Delhi High Court Tuesday that it has informed all state drug controlling authorities about the interim order barring online sale of medicines and has directed them to take requisite action under the Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act and Rules. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice D N […]

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Parity between salaries of police personnel and home guards not possible: Delhi High Court

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Salaries and perks paid to police personnel cannot be equated with that of home guards as there is no parity between their service condition, the Delhi High Court has ruled. Holding that home guards are engaged on temporary basis whereas the employment of the police personnel has a permanent feature, said a bench of Chief […]

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Urdu & Persian Words in FIR: High Court directs Police not to use such “bombastic” language

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HC Bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar stated that,“Too much flowery language, the meaning of which is to be found out by a dictionary, should not be used. An FIR should be in the words of the complainant”. Bench further added that,”Police is there for public at large and […]

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