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Grouping Of Students Into Sections On The Basis Of Marks Is Violation Of Their Fundamental Right: Punjab & Haryana HC

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the practice of classification of children into sections on the basis of their marks is a violation of fundamental right of elementary education. Justice Sudhir Mittal observed that such a practice has the tendency of creating a feeling of inferiority amongst children securing less marks. The Court […]

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Lodge inter-faith couple in safehouse, HC tells Authorities

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On Friday, the Punjab & Haryana High Court ordered Haryana Govt. authorities to lodge an inter-faith couple at a safehouse in Panchkula after the woman alleged that Hindu groups were threatening her & her husband. The 19-year-old woman was on Friday brought before a single bench of Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa after the court directed […]

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High Court : Acquittal of Driver Involved in Accident no Ground for Denial of Insurance Claim (Read Judgement)

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The Punjab & Haryana HC has made it clear that acquittal of driver in criminal proceedings pertaining to accident of a vehicle & a complainant turning hostile in the case isn’t a ground for denial of insurance claim to the family of the person killed in that accident. Justice Lisa Gill of the HC passed these orders while upholding […]

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High Court Notice to Central Bureau of Investigation on Plea Seeking Probe into Pension Scam

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The Punjab & Haryana HC on Thursday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an ongoing petition seeking investigation into alleged pension scam in which various social security pensions in Haryana were disbursed to the ghost & ineligible beneficiaries. The matter is pending before the HC in the wake of a petition filed by Rakesh […]

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Woman forced to sit atop jeep: HC issues notice to DGP, Amritsar SSP

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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to Punjab DGP, SSP Amritsar (Rural) and other officers on a petition, seeking an SIT probe into an incident in which a 35-year old woman fell off the roof of and allegedly paraded by police atop a jeep near Amritsar. The court issued notice of motion to Director General […]

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Punjab to Supreme Court: High Court verdict convicting Navjot Singh Sidhu correct

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The Punjab government today told the Supreme Court that the Punjab and Haryana High Court was correct in convicting its incumbent minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in the road rage case. Counsel for Punjab government told a bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul that Patiala resident Gurnam Singh had died after he was […]

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Jat quota in Haryana: Supreme Court continues status quo order

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The Supreme Court today continued its interim order granting status quo on the operation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict upholding the constitutional validity of the law providing ten per cent reservation to Jats and five other communities in Haryana. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked Haryana to […]

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PIL filed in HC seeking action against Karni Sena

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Seeking action against Karni Sena activists for “disturbing peace” in the wake of the release of “Padmaavat”,  a PIL was filed itoday  in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The  movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali and  was released across the country today despite opposition from the Rajput outfit and several other organisations. The PIL, […]

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HC permits Ryan Pinto to visit US, Dubai

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today permitted Ryan International Group’s CEO Ryan Pinto to visit abroad, more than four months after a seven- year-old student was killed at the group’s school in Gurugram. A single bench of Justice Rajan Gupta allowed Pinto to visit the US and Dubai, his counsel Arshdeep Singh Cheema said […]

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Barala’s bail plea deferred till Jan 11

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today deferred to January 11 its hearing on the bail plea of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala, who had been booked for stalking and attempting to abduct a woman. The single bench of Justice Lisa Gill also directed the cellular operator to provide to the trial […]

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SC stays HC order suspending sentence in gangrape case

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The Supreme Court today stayed the order of Punjab and Haryana High Court suspending the sentence of imprisonment awarded to three persons convicted in a gangrape case relating to a student of a private university at Sonepat in Haryana. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and M M Shantanagoudar also issued notices to the […]

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HC seeks info on crackers licences from Pb, Har, C’garh

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Concerned over the pollution from fireworks, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the two states and the Union territory of Chandigarh asking them to furnish by tomorrow details of licences issued for sale of crackers. The development comes days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till […]

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Ram Rahim Singh approaches HC, challenges CBI court order

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Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging a special CBI court’s verdict sentencing him to 20 years in prison for raping two disciples. The CBI court in Panchkula on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison after his conviction. “We […]

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War-like situation has to be fought accordingly

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A war-like situation has to be fought accordingly, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed while refusing to go into the action of security forces in Panchkula after violence broke out following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in rape case. At the same time, the High Court directed […]

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Murthal rape case: HC gives SIT a month’s deadline to conclude

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of rape at Murthal near Sonipat during the 2016 Jat agitation, a one month deadline to conclude investigations. The court also directed that IPS officer Amitabh Dhillon, presently IG, Hisar Range, will head another SIT to look into cases of […]

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Hooda misused position in AJL case, ED tells High Court

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda allegedly misused his official position and illegally re-allotted a plot in 2005 to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in Panchkula. The ED’s response came on a petition filed by Congress leader and chairman of AJL, […]

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Punjab and Haryana HC sets aside appointment of four chief parl secys in Hry

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In a setback to the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the appointment of four BJP MLAs as chief parliamentary secretaries. The judgment of a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court came on a PIL filed by a lawyer, Jagmohan Singh Bhatti, who […]

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Six lawyers to be appointed as Punjab and Haryana HC judges

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The government is learnt to have cleared the names of six lawyers for elevation as judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The file has been cleared and is set to be sent to the President for his approval, sources said today. In July last year, the Supreme Court collegium had cleared the names […]

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11 new judges for 3 HCs

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Eleven judges to three high courts have been appointed. The fresh appointments — six in the Madras High Court and two each in the high courts of Chhattisgarh and Punjab and Haryana– come at a time when the government and the judiciary continue to have differences over a key document which guides nomination of judges […]

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Child’s passport can carry stepfather’s name: Punjab and Haryana HC

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a child’s passport can carry the stepfather’s name without a declaration by a court appointing him as a legal guardian. The ruling came on Wednesday on a petition filed by Mohit (26). The authorities had refused to issue him a passport bearing his stepfather’s name. The […]

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SC collegium recommends transfer of two judges

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The Supreme Court collegium is learnt to have recommended transfer of two judges from Rajasthan back to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the Centre said it is not advisable to have several judges from the same high court in another high court. Justices Jaishree Thakur and Anupinder Singh Grewal were transferred to Rajasthan […]

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Jat reservation: Punjab and Haryana HC refuses to vacate stay order

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today refused to vacate the stay granted by it last month on Haryana government’s decision to grant reservation to Jats and five other communities in jobs and educational institutions. Taking up the matter, the vacation bench of justices Daya Chaudhary and Arun Palli fixed June 13 for arguments. The […]

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Plea in SC against Punjab and Haryana HC order staying quota for Jats

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A Haryana-based body of Jat community today moved the Supreme Court challenging an interim order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the recent provisions granting quota to Jats and five other castes under the newly-carved Backward Classes (C) category. The plea has been filed by Hawa Singh Sangwan, a former commandant of CRPF […]

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Punjab and Haryana HC stays reservation for Jats, five other communities

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the reservation for Jats and five other communities provided by the Haryana government under a newly carved Backward Classes (C) category. The high court passed the order while hearing a petition challenging the constitutional validity of The Haryana Backward Classes (reservation in services and admission in […]

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