Delhi High Court

  • Will give directions on September 10 to curb water logging: Delhi High Court Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it will issue detailed directions to curb water-logging in the national capital after perusing judicial records and reports filed by various civic agencies on the issue. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Paid news case: SC directs Delhi HC to decide disqualification of Ashok Chavan within 15 days August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi High Court to decide on the disqualification of Ashok Chavan over the paid news issue in the next 15 days. The Delhi High Court had earlier stayed an Election Commission showcause notice to the former Maharashtra Chief Minister in July. The...
  • Political advertisements not allowed on autos: Delhi government to HC August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that political advertisements are not allowed on public service vehicles, including autorickshaws. The submission was made before a bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru, which was hearing a plea against Delhi government's 2013 order prohibiting advertisements...
  • Katara case convicts deserve death: Delhi police tells High Court August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and two others, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, deserve death sentence as the offence was "pre-meditated" and committed in a "cold blooded" manner. "The accused persons (Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev Pehalwan), in furtherence of their common intention,...
  • BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay opposes HC ban on e-rickshaws August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has objected to the Delhi High Court decision to stop e-rickshaws till August 14. The court has asked the Centre to form policy guidelines for the smooth functioning of e-rickshaws. A day after court decision, Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay said that e-rickshaws would...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a crucial court hearing for the Congress party on Friday. The Delhi High Court will be hearing petitions by Indian National Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned...
  • Delhi: Traffic Police to launch crackdown on e-rickshaws July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police and Transport Department will launch a crackdown on e-rickshaws plying on the roads of the national capital following the Delhi High Court order on Thursday directing the city government to stop e-rickshaws from plying "as of now". Special Commissionor of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said that they...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop e-rickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on e-rickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • Delhi HC 'pained' by violence against Northeast people July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Pained' by continuing incidents of violence against people from Northeast despite its orders, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a report from the government on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society". A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • PIL filed against Vaidik over his meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court against journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik over his meeting with Jamat ud Dawah chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The PIL seeks a detailed investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and wants Vaidik's passport...
  • Cap on condom prices increased: Centre tells Delhi HC July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. However, the increase in prices comes to Rs 1.48. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G...
  • Delhi HC upholds life term of man for raping five-year-old girl July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the life term awarded to a man for raping a five-year-old girl saying that the minor's statement had a "ring of truth" and there was no reason to disbelieve her. A bench of justices PK Bhasin and JR Midha dismissed the appeal...
  • Child dead after falling in manhole: HC notice to Delhi government, police July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the city government and the police on a man's plea seeking a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the death of his minor son in 2013 after falling into an open manhole in Kondli area of east Delhi. Justice Manmohan...
  • Delhi High Court seeks records pertaining to land acquisition for metro work July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) to produce the records relating to award of compensation payable to residents whose plots have been handed over to DMRC for metro-related construction here in south Delhi. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued...
  • Delhi Gangrape case: Victim's mother says the fight for justice will continue July 14, 2014

    Family members of the brutally gangraped 23-year-old physiotherapist who succumbed to injuries in 2012, have said that they will continue the fight for justice. The Supreme Court has stayed the death sentence of the two convicts implicated in the case. The convicts had approached the apex court challenging the Delhi...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both the...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per Article...
  • Tandoor case: Delhi HC to hear parole plea of Sushil Kumar Sharma July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will be hearing the parole plea of former Delhi Youth Congress President Sushil Kumar Sharma on Wednesday. Sharma was awarded life imprisonment for murdering his wife Naina Sahni in 1995 and throwing her body into the tandoor of a Delhi restaurant. The Delhi High Court...
  • Teachers' recruitment scam; HC extends bail of seven convicts July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday extended till July 25 the interim bail of seven convicts in the Junior Basic Teachers' recruitment scam case also involving former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala. A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul granted the relief to seven...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco June 26, 2014

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a recent letter on the June 19 urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise tax on retail price of cigarettes from 45 per cent to over 60 per cent in the upcoming budget. This would add Rs 3,800 crore to the government's revenue...
  • IB using dubious methods to silence people movements: Activists June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report which said that some foreign-funded NGOs are blocking development in the country, several civil rights activists today accused the central agency of using "dubious" methods to silence and suppress people's movements. Batting for sustainable development, the activists alleged that the report aims...
  • HC refuses to give urgent hearing to petitions on DU's four-year course June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to two cross petitions, one for implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme(FYUP) by the Delhi University, and the other against it. The petitions were mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Pratibha Rani and V Kameswar...
  • Jessica murder case: Delhi HC reserves verdict on Manu's parole plea June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on the parole plea of Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing ramp model Jessica Lall in 1999, to appear for his post-graduation exams in Human Rights and to submit his thesis on the...
  • Installed auditory devices at traffic signals: Delhi Police to HC June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The city police has informed the Delhi High Court that it has installed 57 auditory devices at traffic signals in the national capital for safety of visually impaired people. Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police in its reply filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv...
  • Delhi gangrape case: 2 death row convicts move SC against HC verdict June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two death row convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi Helhi Court verdict in the case. The high court had upheld the death sentence awarded to the four convicts on March 13. In the horrific gangrape, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student...
  • Tata-SIA Airlines deal: Delhi HC seeks Centre's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Tata-SIA Airlines on Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) plea seeking quashing of approvals being granted to commence its air transport operation. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued notice to the Ministry...