HIGH COURT

  • Godman culture on the rise: Is blind faith to blame? 4 days ago

    Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police in Hisar. CNN-IBN takes call from across the country and asks whether the blind faith is to blame. ...
  • Central agencies warned Haryana government of a possible law and order situation in Hisar: sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi/Hisar: Central intelligence agencies had inputs of a possible law and order situation in Hisar and the same had been passed on to the Haryana government, say sources. It is also being said that the Central government is unhappy with the way the state government has handled the matter. Meanwhile,...
  • Hisar: Water, power supply has been stopped to self-styled godman Rampal's ashram, says police 4 days ago

    Hisar tense a day after clashes between police and Rampal supporters took place. Thousand of Rampal supporters left Rampal's ashram voluntarily. "Water, power supply has been stopped to the ashram," said the police. ...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam 4 days ago

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • Six dead in Rampal's ashram in Hisar, not even a single one hurt by police bullets, says Haryana DGP 4 days ago

    Hisar: Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police in Hisar. However, the police has said that there are no marks of injuries on their bodies and claimed that "not even a single person has been injured...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell 4 days ago

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Hisar: Several Rampal supporters leave ashram overnight as police cuts off water, power supply 4 days ago

    Hisar: The situation in Hisar continues to remain tense as self-styled godman Rampal refuses to comply with Haryana and Punjab High Court and police orders to surrender. Large number of Rampal supporters came out of the ashram in the intervening night of Wednesday and were sent to Hisar in busses and...
  • HC issues non-bailable warrant against controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued a fresh non-bailable warrant (NBW) for November 21 against controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal after he failed to appear in a contempt case, with his counsel saying he was "unwell". Hours after 63-year-old Rampal failed to appear before the court and sought...
  • High Court slams government for not being able to produce controversial godman Rampal for hearing 6 days ago

    Hisar: Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the state government for not being able to produce godman Rampal on the scheduled date of hearing. Rampal on Monday morning had said that he will not appear before Punjab and Haryana High court in the contempt case on health grounds. Rampal showed...
  • Controversial godman Rampal cites health reasons, refuses to appear before court today 6 days ago

    Hisar: Controversial Godman Rampal has said that he will not appear before Punjab and Haryana High court on Monday in the contempt case on health grounds. Rampal showed signs of relenting as his close aides on Sunday night said he would obey the High Court directive and appear before it...
  • Hisar row: Centre sends 14 CRPF companies to Haryana 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has sent 1400 CRPF personnel to Hisar to maintain law and order after the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued an arrest warrant against self-styled godman Sant Rampal. His ashram has now turned into a fortress with disciples gathering around it to prevent the police from...
  • West Bengal: Police charge Malda incident accused with attempt to rape 1 week ago

    Malda (WB): Police have charged the accused of Malda incident with attempt to rape after the Calcutta High Court directed it to file a progress report in the case. The High Court on Friday asked the Malda police to file the progress report within two weeks on its investigation into the...
  • Delhi: HC upholds man's life term for kidnapping, murdering 5-year-old 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the life term awarded to a man for kidnapping and killing a five-year-old child, saying the prosecution has proved that the victim was last seen with him. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Mukta Gupta concurred with the trial court verdict...
  • Use of children in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' challenged in HC November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country. According to petitioner, MV Holamagi, a city-based...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Why campaign on sexual offences in English language: HC November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed the city government on its move to run the campaign mostly in "English language" to educate the common masses on sexual offences and the stringent punishments it invites. A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Sunita Gupta asked that when...
  • Vodafone withdraw its plea against DoT from HC November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone on Friday withdrew from the Delhi High Court its plea alleging the Centre is indulging in "arm-twisting" and "coercive" tactics by refusing to sign its unified licence (UL) till the telecom major unconditionally accepts the "restrictive" clauses in the licence. The petition was withdrawn after a bench...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • Lahore HC trashes plea to stop screening of Indian film November 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A judge has dismissed a petition challenging the exhibition of an Indian film in Pakistani cinemas, media reported Thursday. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court Wednesday held that if the petitioner had any objection to the screening of the Indian film "Haider", he should approach the censor...
  • How many Tihar inmates get 'A' class wards at state expense: HC asks Delhi Police November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city police how many inmates of Tihar Jail are provided 'A' class wards/treatment in government hospitals at state expense, while referring to the number of hospital visits made by the convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case. A special bench...
  • Prima facie case against Indian priest for assaulting minor in USA: Centre to Delhi HC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that there is a "prima facie" case against Indian Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during his stay in USA in 2004, warranting his extradition. The submission made before Justice Pratibha...
  • Delhi government asked to reply on plea over encroachment of cremation ground November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought responses of the city government and municipal corporation on a plea seeking a direction against two private hospitals for allegedly encroaching upon a 300-year-old cremation ground for parking purpose. The two hospitals Deepak Memorial Hospital and Shanti Mukund Hospital were also...
  • Delhi: HC raps SDMC for piecemeal action against illegal construction November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for taking piecemeal action against an unauthorised construction in Jamia Nagar here despite the police assistance provided to it. Justice Manmohan directed the Deputy Commissioner of Central Zone of SDMC to be personally present in...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act November 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • Caste-based census important to ensure social justice: M Karunanidhi November 8, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise. "Though the Supreme Court has given the order based on present legal...
  • Bangalore rape: High Court pulls up schools, tells them it is their responsibility to ensure students' security November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In wake of the spate in crime against children in educational institutions, Karnataka High Court on Friday pulled up private schools asking them to ensure students' security. In its ruling, the court said that the schools should act as guardian to the students as government cannot monitor schools round the...
  • Eliminating child labour: Delhi government accepts NGO's suggestions November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable". In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice...
  • Delhi: Nursery admissions likely to be delayed this year too November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Just as the parents of nursery aspirants were bracing for admission season, the Delhi High Court has directed Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung not to issue admission guidelines. The court wants the Governor to wait till it takes a final decision. This decision has left hundreds of parents like...
  • Delhi: Confusion prevails over nursery admissions as HC delays its decision November 4, 2014

    The Delhi High Court has asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung not to issue fresh directives for nursery admissions till it takes a final decision on the matter on Wednesday. But this decision has left hundreds of parents in confusion. ...