Allahabad HC

  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida April 11, 2014

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • Allahabad HC bans immersion of idols in Ganga, Yamuna October 8, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Monday put a ban on the immersion of idols of Gods and Goddesses in Ganga and Yamuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh. The court also dismissed the plea of the state government that the idols would be immersed and then fished out. The HC bench of Justice...
  • High court rejects petition against PM over Ordinance on convicted MPs October 3, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to entertain a contempt of court petition filed against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. While hearing the petition filed by social activist Nutan Thakur regarding the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, the court said the matter is related to the Supreme...
  • Allahabad HC seeks UP's response on minority welfare scheme October 2, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal". A bench of the Allahabad HC consisting of acting chief justice Laxmikant Mohapatra and...
  • Allahabad HC seeks reply from govt on PIL challenging creation of Amethi district August 22, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL challenging creation of Amethi district on the ground that no infrastructure has been provided. The order was passed here by the bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya on...
  • UP govt gets one month's time to fill vacancies in state Human Rights Commission August 19, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to fill vacancies in the state Human Rights Commission within a month. A bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice DK Upadhyay gave the direction while hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist...
  • HC refuses to interfere over Durga's suspension, sends notice to govt on sand mafia August 2, 2013

    As a controversy raged over the suspension of an IAS officer by the UP government, the Allahabad high Court on Friday declined to interfere in the matter, saying it was an issue "between the master and the servant". The court also voiced concern over illegal mining and sought a reply from...
  • Taj corridor scam: Hearing on PIL begins in Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC July 31, 2013

    The hearing in the allegedmulticrore Taj corridor scam on Wednesday started in the Lucknowbench of Allahabad High Court. The hearing will continue tomorrow. A division bench comprising Justices Umanath Singh andDr Satish Chandra heard a PIL challenging the 2007 order ofthe then UP Governor, T V Rajeswar, by which he had refused...
  • Allahabad HC seeks reply from Environment Min on PIL against Varanasi project July 29, 2013

    Allahabad High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Union Ministry for Environment and Varanasi Jal Nigam on a petition challenging proposed beautification of "Assi Ghat", a fabled pilgrimage and tourist spot in the holy city. A Division Bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Arun Tandon passed the order...
  • Teachers should teach, not supervise cooking of midday meals: Allahabad HC July 25, 2013

    Close on the heels of the midday meal tragedy in Bihar, the Allahabad High Court has disapproved of teaching staff at government schools being saddled with the implementation of the scheme in Uttar Pradesh. A division bench comprising Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Vikram Nath, hearing a PIL, on Wednesday...
  • Aarushi case: Allahabad HC notice to Rajesh Talwar April 3, 2012

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued notice to dentist Rajesh Talwar, facing trial in the murder of his daughter Aarushi, on an application filed by the CBI challenging the trial court's decision to extend the bail granted to the accused. Justice Bala Krishna Narayana passed the order on an...
  • SC upholds 'rotten' remark against Allahabad HC December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld its controversial remarks that something was "rotten" in the Allahabad High Court where the "uncle judges syndrome" was rampant and needed cleansing. A bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra, while dismissing the Allahabad High Court's application for expunging of...
  • Centre not to intervene in Ayodhya matter October 1, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after the Ayodhya verdict was delivered by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad Hight Court, the Centre has decided to adopt a "wait and watch" approach in the dispute. The government, while being cautious in its reaction to the verdict, has decided not to intervene in...
  • HC stays order on Muslims in UP April 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the order of a singlejudge Bench of the court, taking away the minority status of the Muslim community in UP. The order came on a review petition filed by the UP Government on Friday morning, challenging the verdict delivered by Justice...
  • UP files review petition in HC April 6, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after the Allahabad High Courts controversial ruling that Muslims in Uttar Pradesh should not be considered a minority anymore, the ruling Samajwadi Party swung into action. The Mulayam Singhled government on Friday moved posthaste to file a review petition in Allahabad High Court against its ruling. ...
  • Minority ruling has politicos stunned April 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Muslims do not constitute a minority in Uttar Pradesh. Just days before the first phase of polls in the state where Muslims constitute a sizeable votebank its a ruling that has set off a political outcry. UP chief minister Mulayam...
  • QOTD: India 'majorly' divided | More April 6, 2007

    Just two days ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Allahabad High Court rules that Muslims in the state should not be treated as a minority and must not get special favours. The judgment comes on a day the Election Commission asks the BJP to explain why it...
  • Political parties slam HC judgement April 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Courts ruling that Muslims in UP cannot be considered as a minority community has evoked strong responses from the political fraternity. While UP Congress leader Rashid Alvi said it was for the party spokesperson to issue an official statement on the judgement, he made clear that...
  • In Depth: Minority Report April 5, 2007

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Muslims will not be treated as minorities in the state any more. ...
  • Muslims in UP not minority: HC April 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Muslims will not be treated as a religious minority in the state any more. The landmark judgement comes just ahead of the crucial Assembly polls in the state. Voting in the first round of elections will be held on Saturday. "Muslims...