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Annual and development fees cannot be charged till schools reopen: HC

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The Delhi High Court has held that annual and development charges cannot be taken from the parents of students “during the pendency of the present lockdown”, when schools are yet to reopen. The prima facie opinion was expressed by Justice Jayant Nath in his order of August 25 while hearing a plea moved by the […]

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HC allows student to withdraw plea against UGC exam guidelines as case pending in SC

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The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed a student to withdraw the plea challenging UGC guidelines making it mandatory for colleges to conduct final year exams by September-end as the issue is pending before the Supreme Court. Justice Jayant Nath, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, also granted liberty to the student to approach the […]

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Daiichi-Ranbaxy row: High Court allows sale of Singh brothers’ firms

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The Delhi High Court today allowed the sale of unencumbered shares of the firms of former promoters of India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd in listed companies to repay the Rs 3,500 crore arbitration award in favour of Japanese pharma major Daiichi Sankyo. Justice Jayant Nath also directed the debtors to fully cooperate with the chartered accountant […]

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Land for schools being alloted by DDA: AAP government to HC

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The AAP government which had informed Delhi High Court it was exploring possibilities to allot land for a minority school which has been functioning from tents since its demolition 40 years ago during Emergency, has now said allotment of land would be done by the DDA. The submission was made before a bench of Chief […]

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Lawyers seek dates in HC in accordance with their vehicle no.

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The Delhi High Court today faced a peculiar situation when advocates appearing in various matters sought particular dates owing to the AAP governments proposed odd-even numbers vehicle policy. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was surprised when a lawyer appearing for a petitioner requested the court to give her an […]

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Ensure funds to combat Dengue are utilised properly : HC to govt

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Delhi High Court today directed AAP government to “supervise and ensure” that the grant-in-aid given to the municipal corporations to combat diseases like dengue is properly utilised. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also directed all concerned departments and civic agencies of Delhi government to cooperate with each other to […]

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HC seeks govt reply on PIL against overloaded trucks on roads

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Delhi High Court today sought the response of the city government and traffic police on a PIL seeking that commercial trucks, which are loaded beyond capacity, should not be allowed to ply on the roads of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the Delhi […]

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‘Except for police, public order & land, LG a figurehead’

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The Lieutenant Governor (LG) is merely a “figurehead” except for matters related to public order, police and land, the AAP government has told Delhi High Court. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath by senior advocate Dayan Krishnan during the hearing of a bunch of petitions […]

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HC directs Kingfisher to pay dues of Rs 52.61 lakh to pilot

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Kingfisher Airlines Ltd has been directed by the Delhi High Court to pay Rs 52.61 lakh to a pilot towards her outstanding salary and other dues from August 2012 to April 2014. Justice Jayant Nath directed the now defunct airline to pay the pilot Rs 52,61,450 with nine per cent interest from the date of […]

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HC to hear Jindal’s plea against news on ‘sexual assault’

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The Delhi High Court on Friday posted for hearing on January 19 a plea by Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal seeking a direction to restrain the media from airing the news relating to alleged sexual assault case against him and his associates. A bench of Justice Jayant Nath issued a notice to a private […]

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Our financial records open to public, AAP to court

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday told the Delhi High Court that it is the only party whose all financial records and other details are open for public view. Filing its response in the court on a plea questioning its source of funds, the AAP urged the court to direct a thorough investigation of the […]

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HC seeks AAP response on funding

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to file its response on a plea questioning its source of funds. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath asked the AAP to file a reply by Feb 28. Appearing for AAP, advocate Prashant Bhushan told the court that centre […]

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HC asks AIIMS to reserve seat for OBC candidate

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Delhi High Court Monday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to keep a seat till the disposal of a plea seeking direction for reservation for OBC category in Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course commencing July. “Respondent (AIIMS) shall keep one seat available till a further order in the case,” Justice Jayant […]

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Delhi High Court refuses to ban IPL matches

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to ban Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, saying the apex court had already dealt with the matter. A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath also refused to hear the issue related to monitoring the probe into the IPL spot-fixing case. The bench, […]

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Govt to reply on PIL on rail link project

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The Delhi High court asked the centre to respond to a PIL alleging that the current alignment of the Katra-Qazigund rail link would cause “serious safety problem” for general public as the ministry has rejected the experts’opinion for an alternative alignment. The Katra-Qazigund rail link project connects Jammu with Srinagar. A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan […]

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DU gets notice over four-year undergraduate programme

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A notice has been issued by the High court to the University of Delhi on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging its proposed four-year undergraduate programme with multiple degrees in its present form. A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath sought a response from the university by May 15. The proposed […]

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Will make guidelines to regulate sale of junk food – Centre to Delhi HC

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Union Government has been informed by the Delhi High court that guidelines on  regulating junk food and aerated drinks to be sold in and around schools will be soon be completed and will be out by July-end this year. Appearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) […]

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