Uttarakhand High Court, directed the state government to set SIT in all district to probe minors’ rape, murder

NAINITAL: Nainital High Court has ordered the state government to constitute SIT in every district in the next 48 hours to investigate the incidents of rape and murder that took place with minor girls. Concerned over rising crime against children, the division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Manoj Tiwari ordered yesterday setting […]

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Supreme Court Collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph’s elevation to supreme court

The Supreme Court Collegium today again deferred its decision on the issue of recommending Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation to the top court after it was returned by the Centre. An supreme court official said that no decision has been taken as to when the recommendation will be sent to the Centre. […]

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Govt asks Supreme Court collegium to reconsider recommendation on Joseph

The government on Thursday returned to the Supreme Court collegium its recommendation to elevate Justice KM Joseph to the supreme court and asked it to reconsider it, a move which may widen rift between the judiciary and the executive. This comes a day after the government cleared the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as […]

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Uttrakhand HC for death sentence to those who rape minors

 The Uttarakhand High Court has suggested that the state government bring in a law which imposes death penalty for raping minors, so that it acts as a strong deterrent against such offences. A division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh yesterday made the observation, while upholding the death sentence of a man, who […]

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U’khand HC dismisses Roshan’s plea seeking stay on arrest

The Uttarakhand High Court today dismissed a petition filed by filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, seeking a stay on his arrest in a case of alleged copyright violation. Justice VK Bisht rejected his plea on the ground that a charge sheet had already been filed against him. Dehradun-based novelist Rupnarayan Sonkar had filed a police complaint against […]

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Youth’s custodial death case: Uttarakhand HC serves notices to four cops

The Uttarakhand High Court today issued notices to four policemen including the investigating officer probing the custodial death of a youth at Katoratal police chowki here. Justice UC Dhyani issued notices to constables Pravin Kumar, Balwant Singh Bally, Virendra Bhatt and investigating officer Bipin Chandra Pant while hearing a petition filed by the father of […]

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N D Tiwari seeks extension of deadline to vacate premises

Former chief minister N D Tiwari today sought an extension of the deadline set by Uttarakhand High Court to vacate the official bungalow allotted to him, saying he cannot shift out due to infirmities of old age and prevailing cold. The nonagenarian leader filed an application through his counsel Aditya Kumar Arya in the high […]

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Uttarakhand HC notice to Uttarakhand CM’s media advisor

Uttarakhand High Court has sent a notice to Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s advisor on a petition of former Congress MLA Rekha Arya alleging threat to her life and that of her husband from Rawat and others. A division bench of the high court comprising justices KM Joseph and Alok Singh sent the notice to the […]

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HC quashes govt order on appointment of guest teachers

The Uttarakhand High Court today quashed a Government Order which had paved the way for appointment of 6,214 guest teachers in government intermediate colleges across the state. Quashing the May 25 order, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia observed it was violative of the right to equality. However, the court permitted the state government to continue with makeshift […]

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Activist moves Ukhand HC over eviction of former CMs frm govt bungalows

Human rights activist Avdhesh Kaushal today filed an affidavit in Uttarakhand High Court for early hearing and disposal of his petition seeking eviction of five former CMs of the state occupying government bungalows here. “I have filed an affidavit in the High Court through my counsel seeking early hearing and disposal of my petition seeking […]

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