High Court

  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice 21-04-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday got its first woman Chief Justice. Justice G Rohini took her oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the court, almost 47 years after it was established. An alumni of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Justice Rohini was the senior-most judge of...
  • SC ruling on telcos audit may apply to other areas: FICCI 18-04-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Stating that the Supreme Court's ruling to allow CAG to audit accounts of telecom firms may have 'much wider ramifications' and could be applied to other areas subsequently, FICCI on Friday said the episode raises serious questions on the sanctity of Indian contracts. The Supreme Court on Thursday...
  • Delhi HC upholds conviction of man for rape, murder of 3-year-old girl 18-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a 56-year-old man for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, saying the offence fits the description of a crime of "exceptional depravity". The court, however, deferred its decision to July 11 as to whether the convict be sent...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor 18-04-2014 03:10 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In...
  • MP High Court rejects pleas seeking CBI probe into MPPEB scam 17-04-2014 09:33 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected a bunch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. A total of 14 petitions, demanding investigation by the central agency into the scam were filed in the High Court pertaining to irregularities in selection/ appointments made...
  • Crimes against women confined to pockets of Delhi: HC 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that crimes against women in the national capital occur more often in a few "pockets" of the city, particularly areas which have undergone rapid urbanisation. A bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul made the remarks after...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order 16-04-2014 07:26 PM

    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...
  • Permit farmers to open bank accounts with Aadhar cards: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Bombay High Court suggested that the Maharashtra government should consider permitting farmers affected by un-seasonal hailstorms in several districts to open bank accounts on the basis of their Aadhar cards alone. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha made this suggestion to facilitate...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order 16-04-2014 06:21 PM

    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...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots 16-04-2014 02:14 PM

    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...
  • Justice G Rohini to be Delhi HC's first woman chief justice 15-04-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will get its first woman chief justice next week. Justice G Rohini, the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, will be heading the Delhi High Court. The court as of now has has nine women judges out of a strength of...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers 12-04-2014 08:57 AM

    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...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice...
  • SC stays Delhi nursery admissions, process delayed further 11-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed nursery admissions in Delhi. This comes after the High Court vacated stay on the admissions earlier this month. The applicants who had secured a seat in more than one school were asked to zero in on a school till April 9 or...
  • HC stays order to register FIR against state minister Ajay Chandrakar 11-04-2014 12:10 AM

    Chhattisgarh High Court on Thursday stayed a lower court's order, which had asked the police to register a First Information Report against the Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. Justice Pritinkar Diwakar on Thursdaystayed "effect and operation" of lower...
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter 11-04-2014 12:06 AM

    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...
  • Aarushi Talwar's parents seek stay on 'Rahasya' film's release 10-04-2014 10:14 PM

    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, serving life sentence for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar, on Thursday refuted claims of the Censor Board that the soon to be released film 'Rahasya' has no similarity to her murder and sought stay on its release till their appeal is heard and...
  • FIR registered 5 years ago against MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh set aside by Patna HC 10-04-2014 08:17 PM

    The Patna High Court on Thursday set aside an FIR lodged against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for allegedly making provocative speech against people of Bihar five years ago. Justice Aditya Kumar Trivedi set aside the FIR registered against the MP Chief Minister by a complainant Murad Ali...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal moves SC seeking bail after HC's refusal 10-04-2014 07:48 PM

    Founder editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female journalist colleague during an event in Goa, has moved the Supreme Court seeking bail. "The bail plea was filed yesterday before the Supreme Court," his advocate Sandip Kapoor told on Thursday. The Goa...
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused 10-04-2014 07:08 PM

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday expressed anguish over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sharing dais with a Trinamool Congress leader accused in a murder case and directed the DGP to appear before it to clarify why action was not taken against him so far. Showing Thursday's newspapers to...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn 10-04-2014 03:27 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish...
  • Election petition against JD(U) MP Lallan Singh dismissed 09-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Patna High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition challenging the election of JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh from Munger Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 general elections. Justice V N Sinha passed the order setting aside defeated candidate Ram Badan Rai's petition alleging that large scale...
  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and...
  • Delhi: Saket residents move HC over safety of homes due to metro trains 08-04-2014 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre on a plea by a South Delhi colony's residents who are worried over the structural safety of their homes due to metro trains running beneath their area. The residents of D-Block, Saket have moved the court fearing for...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case 07-04-2014 05:56 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed...
  • Delhi HC refuses to quash FIR against AAP leader 06-04-2014 05:55 PM

    The Delhi High Court has refused to quash a police complaint filed against an AAP candidate in the Delhi assembly election who was allegedly involved in a scuffle with a police constable at a polling booth. In a recently delivered order, Justice Veena Birbal dismissed the plea of Aam Aadmi...
  • My popularity makes Congress nervous, says Yeddyurappa 06-04-2014 05:35 PM

    Bangalore: BJP candidate from Shimoga BS Yeddyurappa shrugged away allegations of corruption against him by his opponents. This comes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Bellary last week had attacked the BJP for giving tickets to 'tainted' leaders like Yeddyurappa. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa blamed the Congress for creating...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Abu Azmi's appeal against Thackeray's acquittal in defamation case 05-04-2014 05:27 PM

    The Bombay High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi against the acquittal of late Balasaheb Thackeray in a defamation case filed against him in 1998. The appeal was dismissed by Justice Mridula Bhatkar as Azmi did not appear on Friday when the matter...