Plea in Delhi High Court challenges ban on export of PPE kits.

 The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea by a private firm challenging the ban on export of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva directed that the Delhi government be also made a party in the matter […]

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‘ Court should take liberal view on delayed appeals of convicts in custody ‘ : High Court

New Delhi : Courts should take a liberal approach when appeals against convictions are filed with some delay by those in custody, the Delhi High Court has said. The high court said delay does not work to the advantage of an incarcerated person and people who are in custody do not have the advantage of […]

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Protests at JNU indicate something is wrong somewhere: HC

The large number of student protests at JNU only indicates “there is something wrong somewhere”, the Delhi High Court told the varsity today while allowing the students to agitate near the admin block. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva made the observation after the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said that in the past nine months there have been […]

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Memo against Mehra’s appointment before LG: HC

The memorandum against the appointment of Rahul Mehra as senior standing counsel for the city government is being considered by the Lieutenant Governor (LG), the Delhi High Court was told today. “The file pertaining to the issue raised in the petition is pending for consideration before the LG, who will take his decision soon,” Justice […]

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Zakir Naik, IRF indulging in unlawful activity: HC

The Delhi High Court today upheld the Centre’s decision to immediately ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), saying the organisation and its president and members were indulging in “unlawful activity”. Turning down the foundation’s claim that the Centre has not given reasons for its order, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that there is material to […]

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HC refuses to stop Gillete razor ad starring Deepika Padukone

The Delhi High Court has refused to stop a Gillette razor advertisement starring Deepika Padukone on a plea by Reckitt Benckiser which claimed the ad disparages its hair removal cream and was affecting its business. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva issued notice to Procter and Gamble Hygiene and Health Care […]

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Have preventive attitude to check diseases like dengue: HC

Delhi High Court has asked the civic agencies in the national capital to have a “preventive” attitude, and not curative, in order to contain spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.”Attitude should be preventive and not curative,” a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said, adding that proper cleaning of drains […]

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Illegal buildings disasters waiting to happen during quakes: HC

Days after the killer earthquake in Nepal, the Delhi High Court today said unauthorised constructions and colonies in the city are “disasters waiting to happen” in case of a similar temblor here and asked the municipality whether it has devised any action plan.A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva observed that if […]

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Land vandalised as govt grabbed it without use for it: HC

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The Delhi High Court today said lot of land in the city has been “vandalised” as the government “grabbed” it without having a use resulting in it being encroached upon. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva made the observation while directing the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to file a detailed affidavit […]

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