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  • Chennai: HC flays police; orders CBI probe into 'honour killing' case November 12, 2014

    Chennai: Lambasting the police, Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered a CBI probe into a case of suspected honour killing of a girl involved in inter-caste marriage. Justice V Ramasubramanian, who earlier directed Usilampatti Police not to proceed further in the case, today directed to hand over the case to...
  • Madras HC asks Vellore Mayor to apologise for condemning Jayalalithaa's conviction November 11, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rapped the Vellore Mayor P Karthiyayini asking her to apologize for passing a resolution against judge John Michael D' Cunha who sentenced former CM Jayalalithaa to four years in jail. The High Court also asked the Mayor P Karthiyayini to issue a press...
  • Bombay HC rules in favour of Vodafone, says no taxable income liable October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, maintaining that it was not eligible to pay 3,200 crore in tax over the transfer of shares from an Indian subsidiary of the company to the parent company. The HC ruled that there is no taxable income arising out...
  • Bombay High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of the Vodafone group in the transfer pricing dispute. The HC has said that there is no taxable income arising out of transactions. Vodafone had moved Bombay HC seeking relief from the I-T notice with regard to the...
  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee's communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to...
  • HC asks Centre if passengers are being screened for Ebola September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union Government told the Bombay High Court that it had installed thermal scanners at the airports in Mumbai, Delhi and elsewhere to find out Ebolainfected passengers among those arriving from Africa. The court, however, was not satisfied and asked the Centre to file an additional affidavit by September...
  • SC dismisses plea to postpone UPSC prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the plea of UPSC aspirants seeking a stay on the preliminary entrance examination scheduled on Sunday. This comes in the wake of a recent controversy over the aptitude test. The bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed a petition stating that...
  • UPSC aspirants seek SC stay on Prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Prelim exams scheduled on Sunday. The SC is expected to hear the matter at 11 AM today. "What is the rush in conducting this exam? The changes in the exams were made in a huff. It...
  • Petition filed in SC challenging Bombay HC order on dahi handi events August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging Bombay High court's order on Dahi Handi celebrations, which had banned the participation of minors in the event. The high court had suggested that the height of human pyramids during Janmashtami festival be regulated. The pyramids formed to...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of exgratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • Kerala HC criticises government on Abkari policy June 18, 2014

    Kochi: Kerela High court on Wednesday came down on the state government for deviating from the Abkari policy (Excise policy) in the matter of granting new licenses. Criticising the government, a division bench comprising Justice HarunAl Rashid and Justice Anil K Narendran orally observed that if the policy of government...
  • Justice VK Bist appointed as acting Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC June 5, 2014

    Justice VK Bist has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, officials said on Thursday. Government of India issued a gazette notification in regard to the matter of the appointment after Justice Barin Ghosh retired as the Chief Justice yesterday, Uttarakhand High Court Registrar, Judicial Narendra...
  • HC extends relief granted to Salman Khan regarding TV programme June 2, 2014

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday extended the interim relief granted to Bollywood actor Salman Khan by restraining a private news channel from airing a programme on the hitandrun case in which he is an accused and facing a trial. The court, on May 30, had restrained the English...
  • AirAsia India all set to fly as HC refuses to stay grant of licence May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the grant of flying license to airline AirAsia India by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog disposed of the application filed by Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), saying that...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • Karnataka minister spends Rs 2.5 cr on his house renovation April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: It seems the 'honeymoon' period is over for the Congress government in Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led government is courting one controversy after another. Dr HC Mahadevappa, the Public Works Minister (PWD) minister and a close confidante of Chief Minister is now facing the wrath of the people for...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and "we can't touch it" unless a clarification is issued by the apex court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul asked...
  • 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....
  • HC rejects Thackeray's estranged son Jaidev's plea for relief on the late leader's will April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray, seeking to restrain the beneficiaries of his father's will from selling or disposing of the family properties. Uddhav Thackeray, Executive President of Sena and son of the...
  • Delhi HC extends stay on nursery admission till April 2 March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday further extended stay on the nursery admission process and fresh draw of lots in the capital's schools till April 2. A bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul also declined to entertain a petition filed by a set of...
  • Delhi High Court asks power discoms to co-operate with CAG in audit March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the three power distribution companies in the national capital to comply with its orders and co-operate with Comptroller and Auditor General in its audit. This comes after the CAG had told the HC earlier this month that the power discoms were...
  • Delhi HC rejects plea for lodging cheating case against Kejriwal February 19, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea for a direction to CBI to register a case of cheating against former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly misleading the voters by making "false promises" in the poll manifesto. A bench of acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice S...
  • Former Rajasthan police chief appointed new secretary of security January 25, 2014

    Rajasthan's former police chief HC Meena has been appointed the secretary, security in the cabinet secretariat, an official statement said Friday. Meena, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1976 batch, had been shifted as director general, jails after the Vasundhara Raje government assumed office in Rajasthan last month. He was...
  • Chennai: Woman files dowry complaint against HC Judge January 22, 2014

    Chennai: The daughterinlaw of an Andhra Pradesh High Court judge on Wednesday lodged a dowry harassment complaint against him and his family members with the police. Kavya Rao, daughter of a Chennaibased businessman, handed over her complaint to senior police officials at the city police commissionerate, police said. In her complaint, she...
  • 1984 antiSikh riots: Delhi HC rejects Tytler's plea for early hearing January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the CBI probe against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anitSikh riots case and declined to entertain his plea for an early hearing of his appeal against the trial court's order for investigation. A bench of Justice V...
  • PIL against Virbhadra Singh up for hearing in Delhi HC January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: More trouble is up for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as a PIL against him comes up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The NGO Common Cause has filed the PIL seeking an independent probe into corruption, moneylaundering and disproportionate assets charges against Virbhadra including...
  • AntiSikh riots: HC to hear plea against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday be hearing a petition against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 antiSikh riots. The High Court had declined to grant a stay on the Central Bureau of Investigation probe against him. A Delhi court had in April...
  • Gujarat: HC rejects PIL challenging construction of 'Statue of Unity' January 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected a PIL challenging the construction of the Statue of Unity, Chief Minister Narendra Modi's pet project. A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala rejected the PIL, challenging the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and declined...
  • SC dismisses former HC judge Nirmal Yadav's plea on framing charges January 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav's plea for stay on proceedings of trial court, which is set to frame charges against her in cashatjudge's door scam, and pulled her up for adopting delaying tactics. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu...