Karnataka High Court

  • DA case: Anxious days for TN CM Jaya, judgement day nears June 19, 2014

    Bangalore: The clock's ticking away for the judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her crucial disproportionate assets (DA) case. Final arguments by the defence began on Thursday morning, 18 years after the first FIR was filed against Jayalalithaa by the Tamil Nadu vigilance department. The case,...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case: Karnataka HC dismisses plea seeking stay on trial May 20, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three other accused in a disproportionate assets case, seeking a stay on the trial taking place in a special court. Justice Anand Byrareddy dismissed the plea, observing that the case which is being...
  • SC's no to stay of trial against Jayalalithaa in assets case May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it was not inclined to stay the trial at a Bangalore court in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and others. A bench comprising justices BS Chauhan and AK Sikri, however, allowed the Chief Minister to withdraw...
  • Wife rejects husband's health certificates, HC approves divorce November 15, 2013

    Bangalore: In a very interesting order, the Karnataka High Court has allowed a couple to divorce after the wife refused to accept her husband's medical fitness certificates. The wife had asked her husband to prove that he was not suffering from HIV, diabetes, heart diseases etc for the consummation of...
  • Spend 2 days together: Karnataka HC to divorce seeking couple November 7, 2013

    Bangalore: In a very interesting order, the Karnataka High Court ordered a divorce seeking couple to spend couple days together in a hotel in Bangalore. A divisional bench comprising Justices KL Manjunath and AV Chandrashekhar felt that communication gap between the two was leading to divorce and it could be...
  • Bangalore: 313 BDA sites alloted under CM's quota to be cancelled October 26, 2013

    Bangalore: In a huge setback to the beneficiaries of the Chief Minister's discretionary quota for residential sites/plots in Bangalore, the Justice B Padmaraj Commission has asked the state government to cancel the allotments. A total of 313 sites/plots were allotted to various people under the Chief Minister's quota (also known...
  • Kingfisher's annual general meet today, employees threaten hunger strike over salary dues September 24, 2013

    Grounded Kingfisher Airlines on Monday made a last-ditch attempt to preempt a hunger strike threat by its employees, by asking them to wait till Thursday, as airline expects some positive outcome from the hearing on the winding up petition against it, say sources. The Karnataka High Court is slated to hear...
  • Karnataka High Court summons Vijay Mallya for non-payment of dues September 16, 2013

    Bangalore: In more trouble for the beleaguered Kingfisher boss Vijay Mallya, the Karnataka High Court has summoned him to the court on Tuesday. He has been summoned in relation to a case of the creditors of the Kingfisher group like BNP Paribas, Rolls Royce, and others. The companies had filed...
  • SC orders CBI probe into clashes outside Bangalore court last year August 27, 2013

    Overturning a Karnataka High Court order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered CBI investigation into last year's clashes outside a Bangalore court during production of mining baron G Janardhana Reddy. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam set aside the high court order by which a Special Investigation Team (SIT)...
  • Jaya files implead petition against DMK leader's plea August 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Monday, moved to the Karnataka High Court seeking to implead herself in a petition by DMK General Secretary K Anbazagan challenging the appointment of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case. When her impleading petition came up for hearing, Justice HS Bopanna...
  • Karnataka government notifies rules for employing women in bars July 9, 2013

    Karnataka government informed the High Court that women bar employees should be at least 21 years old. The government also said that women working in bars and restaurants should be clad in trousers and full sleeved shirts. ...
  • Karnataka: SC refers Kannada language matter to Constitutional bench July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter to make Kannada a compulsory language in unaided schools at the primary level to a higher Constitutional bench. The apex court said there needs to be more clarity over what is a mother tongue. The Karnataka government moved the apex...
  • Karnataka: No Cable TV digitisation till April 5 April 2, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the Central government to ensure that analog channels are not switched off in the state till April 5, 2013. Justice Abdul Nazeer granted time to the Union government to file its objections to a petition seeking extension of the March 31, 2013...
  • SC rejects KFA's plea against HC order to pay Rs 350 cr TDS March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Kingfisher Airlines challenging the Karnataka High Court order directing it to pay over Rs 350 crores of tax deducted at source (TDS). The company had contended in its petition that the amount due is much less than the demand...
  • School cannot oust children for non-payment of fees: K'taka HC February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Relief for protesting parents against the hike of fee in unaided private school in Bangalore as the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, while hearing a batch of petitions filed by a Parents Association on the hike of fee, passed an interim order that schools cannot oust the children...
  • Cultural terror: Karnataka HC to hear PIL on nude paintings February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will on Monday hear a PIL filed on the exhibition of nude paintings in Chitrakala Parishath art gallery in Bangalore. The petitioner has said that there is no screening committee to screen paintings of artists before they are showcased at art galleries. The PIL has also...
  • Form SIT to probe RTI activist's murder: Karnataka HC December 12, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the government to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Joint Commissioner Crime Pranab Mohanty to investigate into recent murder of Right to Information Activist (RTI) activist Lingaraju. Hearing the suo motu PIL on the matter, a division bench headed by...
  • 2008 B'lore blasts: HC dismisses Madani's bail plea November 22, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of the PDP leader and accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bombings case Abdul Nasser Madani. The Karnataka Police had charged him for treason, terrorism and attempt to murder. They had also alleged that Madani was part of the...
  • Bangalore: HC raps civic bodies for garbage dump November 20, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday pulled up the state government for letting garbage pile up in Bangalore. Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen rapped the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Pollution Control Board for failing to tackle the garbage problem. Justice Vikramjit Sen expressed apprehensions that...
  • B'lore: French diplomat accused of rape gets bail October 17, 2012

    Bangalore: French embassy official Pascal Mazurier, who was accused of raping his four-year-old daughter, has been granted bail by the Karnataka High Court. Mazurier, who was the Chief of Joint Chancellerie in the Consulate of France, was arrested and sent to judicial custody after his Indian wife Suja Jones accused...
  • Bellary: BJP candidate J Shantha wins seat September 15, 2012

    Bellary: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) winner from the Bellary Lok Sabha constituency, J Shantha, was on Saturday officially declared the winner from the seat after a recount of votes. The Karnataka High Court had set aside the election of the MP in June this year after a petition was filed against...
  • Controversial HC judge not to hear family matters September 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Following an outrage over certain remarks made by a judge of Karnataka High Court on women in an open court, all family court matters, including child custody and guardianship, have been shifted from him and another judge. The matters have been shifted to the court of justices KL Manjunath and...
  • HC to BBMP: Raze toilets on pavements August 31, 2012

    Bangalore: The High Court on Thursday directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike to demolish illegal toilets constructed on the footpath of 3rd Cross, Sudhamanagar (ward 118) near Lalbagh saying footpaths were meant for pedestrians and not for toilets and transformers. During the hearing of a petition filed by resident Sunita...
  • Nityananda: Habeas Corpus petition disposed of July 5, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday disposed of a habeas corpus petition filed by the parents of a devotee of Nityananda, after he deposed before the court that he was "not illegally detained" by the self-styled godman. The court disposed of the petition filed by Munnur Krishnamurthy and Jayanthi after...
  • Nithyananda gets bail in assault case June 15, 2012

    Ramanagar: Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda was granted bail by the district executive magistrate today, a day after he was re-arrested on charges of disturbing peace. Ramanagar Deputy Commissioner Sriram Reddy, also the executive magistrate, passed orders granting bail to Nithyananda on furnishing a bond for Rs 1 lakh and two sureties...
  • Police begin search operation in Nithyananda's Ashram June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramanagaram police on Tuesday began search operations in Swamy Nithyananda Ashram in Bidadi. Sources said that police has been directed to arrest to all those named in the FIR including Nithyananda. SP Ramanagaram, Anupam Agarwal, said "If we find Nithyananda we will arrest him for charges of assault and threat...
  • Nithyananda moves Karnataka HC against FIR June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Lawyers of the the self-styled godman, Nithyananda, have moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the first FIR lodged against him, after his supporters clashed with a TV reporter. The self-styled godman remains missing 24 hours after the Sadananda Gowda government launched a manhunt for him. There has been no...
  • Bribery case: K'taka BJP MLA Sampangi seeks bail June 5, 2012

    Bangalore: Jailed in a corruption case, BJP MLA Sampangi on June 4 moved to the Karnataka High Court seeking bail and also to review the Lokayukta court verdict. The matter will come up for hearing on June 5 before Justice Jagannathan. In the first-ever conviction of an elected representative of the people...
  • K'taka HC dismisses Bidari's review petition May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition by former Director General of Police Shankar Bidari to reconsider his appointment as the DGP. Bidari had filed the petition in the wake of the recent verdict by the Supreme Court directing the Karnataka High Court to review the...
  • SC sets aside HC order against Karnataka DGP Bidari April 24, 2012

    On March 30, the Karnataka High Court had ordered for Shankar Bidari's sacking while comparing him to Hitler and Gaddafi in reference to his handling of tribals in the campaign against Veerappan. ...