Delhi High Court asks Railways to consider arranging travel of disabled DU students to Delhi for exams

The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Ministry of Railways to consider arranging travel for disabled students from distant places to the national capital for the exams to be conducted by Delhi University. The high court said the ministry also consider the feasibility of issuing confirmed tickets to such students at subsidised rates at least […]

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Delhi government to ensure pregnant women face no barriers during lockdown.

 The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the Delhi government to work in tandem to ensure that pregnant women and their family members in coronavirus hotspots face no barriers during the lockdown. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad, which conducted the hearing through video conferencing, directed the Delhi government to […]

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Judges from Delhi and Chennai high Court hear cases jointly via Conference Call

While video-conferencing became the preferred mode of hearing cases by courts across India during the lockdown, Delhi high court set an interesting precedent. The bench comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad conducted hearings via video conferencing on Monday where one judge was in Delhi and the other in Chennai. Justice Prasad, who […]

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Coronavirus: 250 prisoners to be shifted from Tihar and Rohini jails to Mandoli prison.

A high-powered committee, headed by a Delhi High Court judge, has decided that 250 prisoners from Rohini and Tihar jails will be temporarily shifted to the Mandoli prison to decongest the jails in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has infected 16,116 people and claimed 519 lives so far India. The committee, […]

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Coronavirus : Will grant special parole and furlough to convicts to decongest prisons.

The city govt told the Delhi HC on Monday that it has decided to decongest capital’s prisons by providing convicts with the options of special parole & furlough to contain the spread of coronavirus. A Bench of Justices Hima Kohli & Subramonium Prasad, taking note of the submission, directed the Delhi govt to take the […]

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HC pulls up DCPCR for not taking issue of missing children seriously

The Delhi High Court has taken to task the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for not taking seriously the issue of children going missing in the national capital. A bench of justices Hima Kohli and Manoj Kumar Ohri was informed that in the meetings of all the stakeholders, the DCPCR has stated […]

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Delhi HC: Candidates with varicose veins unfit to join armed forces

New Delhi: The High Court has said that a candidate, who had developed varicose veins and was operated upon later, was unfit to join the armed forces since it entails working in extreme conditions and involves more physical activity. The court noted that a study has revealed that patients with varicose veins have pain/heaviness of legs, […]

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HC junks plea against SC collegium recommendations

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea seeking rehearing of a petition to restrain the Supreme Court collegium from recommending names for appointment to the higher judiciary. “Under the garb of a review petition, the appellant is actually seeking a rehearing of the appeal that was dismissed on merits, which is impermissible,” a bench […]

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Man who misbehaved with woman lawyer told to do social service

The Delhi High Wednesday quashed a police case registered against a man for allegedly misbehaving and attempting to assault a woman lawyer two years ago, and told him to do social service and pay a fine of Rs.10,000. Justice Hima Kohli also suspended the driving licence of the man for six months and asked him […]

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Gift mobile phone to sister on Rakshabandhan, Delhi high court tells brother

The judiciary has time and again come to the rescue of girls facing threats from family members to sacrifice education midway to get married. This time, however, in an unprecedented move while protecting one such college girl, the Delhi high court has directed her brother to gift her a mobile phone this Rakshabandhan for use […]

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