HIGH COURT

  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark Yesterday

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC 4 days ago

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister Tomar to reply on BJP leader's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri Nagar assembly constituency over alleged wrong declaration of educational qualification in the nomination papers. Justice Manmohan issued notice to the Minister...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • Summoning in Herald case illegal: Sonia Gandhi to Delhi HC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said in Delhi High Court that the summons issued against her, Rahul Gandhi and five others in the National Herald case were "illegal", claiming no one was cheated in the acquisition process. A bench of Justice Sunil Gaur was told by senior advocate...
  • Delhi HC restrains court decision in defamation case against Jagdish Tytler 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained a trial court from taking any decision in the defamation case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The trial court had framed charges against Tytler...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • SpiceJet urges Delhi Highy Court to direct DGCA not to deregister its planes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Monday moved Delhi High Court seeking orders to DGCA not to de-register its six aircraft leased from two foreign firms, saying it has arrived at a settlement with one and was in process of settling with the other. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad 1 week ago

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • 'Truth shall prevail', says woman IAS officer on DK Ravi's death 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: The woman IAS officer linked to late Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi has put up a post on her Facebook profile saying 'Truth shall prevail'. The woman IAS officer is DK Ravi's batchmate and police sources claimed that Ravi committed suicide following a failed love affair with her. Her husband...
  • Karnataka HC stays tabling of CID interim report on DK Ravi death case in state Assembly 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Sunday stayed the tabling of the Crime Investigation Department's interim report on the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi in the state Assembly. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was planning to table the interim report in the Assembly on Monday. The move came after a...
  • Karnataka High Court restrains government from making public information on IAS DK Ravi's death 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court, in an emergent notice served to the state government, on Sunday restrained it from publishing any interim report or making any public statement pertaining to investigation being conducted into the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi. "The respondents are restrained from making...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam March 21, 2015

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...
  • Man threatens to commit suicide at Chief Justice's room at Kolkata High Court March 20, 2015

    Kolkata: An aged man on Friday threatened to commit suicide in the court room of Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court Manjula Chellur after alleging that his property had been taken away by a land broker even as his petition on the issue remained pending before the Calcutta High Court. Septuagenarian...
  • Mid-night raid: Delhi High Court rejects Somnath Bharti's plea for video-recording of NHRC proceedings March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the plea of former Delhi Law Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti seeking video recording of the proceedings of the case pertaining to his purported midnight raid in Khirki extension being tried at National Human Right Commission (NHRC). "There...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...
  • Delhi Police to install CCTVs in vulnerable areas March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: CCTV cameras will be installed at vulnerable points within the jurisdiction of 44 police stations where the crime graph against women is higher, Delhi Police told the high court on Friday. A division bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva took on record the affidavit filed by...
  • Patna High Court takes government to task on cheating in matric examination March 20, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail, court rejects plea against detention March 20, 2015

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday dismissed the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi against his detention under a public security act, keeping the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack in jail till April. Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa dismissed 55-year-old Lakhvi's plea against his detention under Maintenance of...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • 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...
  • Court ruling may affect SpiceJet passengers March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet passengers, especially vacationers, may face a hard time again including paying higher fares with the Delhi High Court directing aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday to deregister six Boeing planes of the budget carrier SpiceJet, even as the airline said it was not expecting any disruption in services...
  • Justice Uma Nath Singh sworn in as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court March 19, 2015

    Shillong: Justice Uma Nath Singh was on Thursday sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong on Thursday. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Singh at a ceremony. Justice Singh had earlier...
  • Delhi High Court directs DGCA to deregister six SpiceJet aircraft March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister six aircraft given on lease to low-cost airline SpiceJet by two Irish firms. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while issuing the direction to DGCA, also said that the aviation regulator will decide in two weeks the...
  • Supreme Court extends stay on Teesta's arrest in Gulbarg Society funds embezzlement case March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Teesta Setalwad, Supreme Court has extended the stay on her arrest of as well as the arrest of her husband Javed Anand in the Gulbarg Society embezzlement case. The court has also referred the anticipatory bail filed by Teesta to a larger bench. The case...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses plea seeking cancellation of Aam Aadmi Party's registration March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) for cancellation of the Aam Aadmi Party's registration for allegedly using forged documents. "(The) petition is dismissed," a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said. The judgement came...
  • Ironical that IITs can't make a software for common counselling: Delhi HC March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that it is ironical that Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are not able to make a software for common counselling for admission for the institutes and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). "It is ironical that till now an institute like IIT has...
  • Delhi HC to hear plea to put December 16 gangrape documentary CD on record March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Wednesday a plea seeking to place before it a copy of the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape case. The application to place a CD of the video and other documents was mentioned before a bench of justices...