ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT

  • Allahabad High Court lawyers protests calling off week-long strike March 19, 2015

    Allahabad: A day after advocates of Allahabad High Court called off their week-long strike over the issue of killing of an advocate by a police official, a group of disgruntled lawyers on Thursday sat on fast unto death saying they were opposed to withdrawal of the stir before the demand...
  • Thane: Lawyers to skip work on March 16 against advocate's killing in Allahabad March 12, 2015

    Thane: Lawyers throughout the country plan to abstain from work on March 16, a bar association official said in Thane on Thursday. An official spokesman of the Thane District Court Bar Association said that a lawyer practising in the Allahabad Court was brutally killed by a police officer on Wednesday in...
  • Lawyers strike work in UP; protest advocate's killing March 12, 2015

    Allahabad: Lawyers in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday went on flash strike to voice outrage over the killing of an advocate inside a court premises in Allahabad allegedly by a policeman. Sub-Inspector Shailendra Singh, who allegedly shot 30-year-old advocate Nabi Ahmed in the Allahabad district court premises on Wednesday, still remained untraceable....
  • Allahabad: Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to deceased lawyer's family March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the lawyer who was killed in a clash with policemen in Allahabad on Wednesday, and directed the officials to take strict action against the culprits. The lawyers of Oudh Bar Association...
  • Allahabad High Court orders judicial probe into cane charge on lawyers March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the cane charge on lawyers near the Collectorate in Lucknow on March 9 and sought a report within three weeks. A division bench of Chief Justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Rajan Roy passed the order on a PIL...
  • Delay in lodging FIR in rape case not significant: SC March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the delay in lodging an FIR in a rape case is not of much "significance" as the victim has to muster courage to come out in open and expose herself in a "conservative social milieu". "In rapes cases the delay in...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government February 23, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • Allahabad HC commutes Nithari convict Surendra Koli's death sentence to life January 28, 2015

    Noida: Allahabad High Court on Wednesday commuted 2006 Nithari serial killings convict Surendra Koli's death sentence to life imprisonment on the ground of "inordinate delay" in deciding his mercy petition. Koli's mercy petition is pending with President Pranab Mukherjee for over three years. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud...
  • Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court December 19, 2014

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of...
  • Nithari case: Allahabad High Court puts hold on Surinder Kohli's hanging till December 22 December 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday stayed the hanging of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Kohli till December 22. Kohli was convicted for the murder of a girl, Rimpa Halder, who went missing in Noida in December 2006. After a police investigation, she was found to have been murdered...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit September 25, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Allahabad HC recommends expulsion of 11 trainee judges over arson in Lucknow September 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday recommended expulsion of 11 trainee judges. The decision comes after the trainee judges allegedly indulged in arson and misbehaved with a girl in Lucknow. The alleged incident took place on September 7 at a restaurant in Lucknow. The judges allegedly got involved in a...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on release of Ajay Devng's 'Singham Returns' August 15, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a ban on the release of Ajay Devganstarrer 'Singham Returns' after a submission by movie's coproducer that alleged objectionable dialogues have been removed. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta dismissed the PIL...
  • HC summons UPPSC chairman, secretary over alleged irregularities in selection process August 14, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the chairman and the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to appear before it next week in connection with a petition alleging irregularities in selection process. A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Tiwari and A R Masoodi asked the officials to...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Justice Katju alleges former CJI Justice Kapadia of overlooking corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made fresh allegations in his latest blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Katju mentions that a certain judge was transferred to the Allahabad High Court after coming...
  • UP: Moninder Singh Pandher gets bail in 4 Nithari killings case August 4, 2014

    Allahabad: Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the accused in the infamous Nithari killings that rocked Noida in 2005 and 2006, has been granted bail in four cases by the Allahabad High Court. Even though Pandher got the bail on Monday but he cannot come out of jail yet as there...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Badaun gangrape: Allahabad High Court to hear plea seeking CBI probe on June 11 June 9, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed June 11 as the next date of hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder case of two Dalit girls in Badaun as Uttar Pradesh government submitted the copy of a notification recommending such an inquiry. The court's...
  • FIR lodged against judicial magistrate on various charges May 27, 2014

    A criminal case been lodged against a judicial magistrate posted in the Ghaziabad courts on various charges including using force against a woman with the intention of molesting her, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred April 13 in Modinagar town of the district when Additional Judicial Magistrate Sunil...
  • Mathura advocates go on strike, demand morning court during summer season May 14, 2014

    Demanding change of court timings in the summer season, lawyers in the district today went on indefinite strike. The lawyers alleged that the Allahabad High Court has not changed the court timings in the district this year despite their request for introduction of morning courts, Secretary Mathura Bar Association Pradeep Sharma...
  • HC dismisses PIL objecting to girls wearing skirts in schools May 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition objecting to dress codes in schools whereby girl students were made to wear skirts. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta while qashing a Public Interest Litigation said "the change, if any, must be brought in the...
  • Petition seeks action against Amit Shah for controversial remark May 8, 2014

    A petition was filed in Allahabad High Court on Thursday seeking action against BJP leader Amit Shah for his statement in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Monday, was filed by one...
  • HC dismisses Ramdev trust's plea for holding yoga camps in Amethi April 29, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by yoga guru Ramdev's trust challenging refusal of permission to organise yoga camps in Amethi. The Lucknow bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, passed the orders on the petition filed by Bharat...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims April 22, 2014

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on Monday,...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order April 16, 2014

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court project. On...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots April 16, 2014

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The commission...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers April 12, 2014

    Lakhs of flat buyers of Noida Extension are concerned over the news of the Allahabad High Court order to demolish the two towers of Supertech's Emerald Court in Sector 93A in Noida as they fear similar orders may come for Noida Extension builders too. All these builders have also got their revised...
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter April 11, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has ordered withdrawal of gunners provided to controversial SP MLA Vijay Kumar Mishra and his daughter Seema Mishra, who has been fielded by the party in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench comprising Justice Tarun Agrawala and Justice Rajan Roy observed, "The philosophy of the state...