High Court

  • Political advertisements not allowed on autos: Delhi government to HC 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    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 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    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...
  • Rajesh Khanna's family ordered by Bombay HC to give the actor's former companion Anita Advani a copy of his will 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, heaves a sigh of relief and says she is thankful to the judicial system. The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered that Anita can be given a copy of Rajesh Khanna's will, whose veracity she has disputed. "I am extremely thankful...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today 13 hours 21 minutes ago

    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...
  • Kerala High Court notice to Tharoor on election petition Yesterday

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. Justice Bhavadasan, while admitting the election petition filed by S Suresh, Thiruvananthapuram District President of BJP,...
  • Delhi: Traffic Police to launch crackdown on e-rickshaws Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today 2 days ago

    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...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? 3 days ago

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal 3 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti 4 days ago

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 4 days ago

    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...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • 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...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju July 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra July 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • 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...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • 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...