Delhi HC directs CS Anshu Prakash, 2 bureaucrats to appear before Assembly Panel

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and two other bureaucrats to appear before the committees of Delhi Legislative Assembly which had issued notices to them, warning them of contempt if they did not do so. Justice Vibhu Bakhru warned the Chief Secretary and two other IAS officers that the court […]

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Delhi HC to hear plea of 8 AAP MLAs against disqualification

A Delhi High Court judge will hear later in the day the plea of eight AAP MLAs against their disqualification for holding office of profit. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said he will hear the pleas of the MLAs, challenging the Centre’s notification which had disqualified 20 legislators, after lunch. Observing the crowd in his courtroom before […]

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MBBS: HC asks Centre to include student in waiting list as NRI

 The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to include a student, seeking admission to MBBS course through NEET as an NRI candidate though he appeared for the entrance exam as a resident candidate, in the waiting list for deemed universities. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said that this would enable the student to approach the deemed […]

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HC Refuses to Bar Delhi EC From Issuing Poll Notification

The Delhi High Court today refused to restrain the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) from issuing notification for the upcoming 2015 Delhi Assembly polls on the allegation of presence of bogus voters. “We (the court and the petitioner) are here to solve the issue. I cannot injunct the whole electoral process. Let them (CEO) declare this. […]

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HC asks AIIMS to treat minor

The Delhi High Court has directed AIIMS to provide immediate treatment to a 13-year-old boy suffering from spinal tuberculosis that can cause curvature of the backbone. Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) not to delay the poor child’s surgery by waiting for completion of formalities to get financial assistance from […]

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HC refuses to lift ban on Uber cabs services in Delhi

On the day a charge sheet was filed against a cab driver for allegedly raping a woman passenger, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Government’s Transport Department to hear the representation of cab service provider Uber against the ban and blacklisting of its services. The Court refused to lift the ban on […]

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HC sets aside order stopping OLA cabs from plying on roads

The Delhi High Court Tuesday set aside the order of city government prohibiting OLA Cabs from plying in the capital until a license obtained from the transport department. Justice Vibhu Bakhru also asked OLA Cab, a mobile and web-based taxi service provider, to approach the government with their contention over the blanket ban on it […]

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Medical reimbursement of SC judges exempted from RTI: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has held that reimbursements of medical expenses of the Supreme Court judges cannot be disclosed under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, saying it does not serve any public interest. Justice Vibhu Bakhru held that the Central Information Commission (CIC) was in error to direct the Supreme Court Registry to provide […]

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Can’t deny passport for seeking political asylum abroad: HC

The Delhi High Court has held that a person’s decision to seek political asylum in a foreign country in the past can’t be a valid ground for denying him an Indian passport. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said that applying for political asylum may result in bad publicity for a country “but that does not mean that […]

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MCD can’t levy charges for violation of outdoor ad policy: HC

The Delhi High Court has said that MCD does not have the right to levy any charge for violation of outdoor advertising policy as it set aside a penalty of Rs 7.36 lakh per month imposed on a retail outlet of sports wear company in 2010. Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the order on a plea […]

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