Punjab And Haryana High Court

  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are baseless...
  • CBI court to hear judge bribery scam case today December 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: A special CBI Court in Chandigarh will on Thursday take up the case of former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav, who is accused in the cash-at-judge's door scam. Yadav had been granted over two weeks time to move Supreme Court to challenge a recent High Court order...
  • Girl crushed to death by fire tender in VIP convoy in Punjab October 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: A teenaged girl was crushed to death on Friday evening when a fire tender in a VIP convoy drove over her in Punjab's Patiala town. Tragically, the incident happened on her birthday. Priya Kapoor, 16, a student of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), lost control of her two-wheeler and fell...
  • Punjab: Ex-DGP alleges involvement of political parties in drug rackets September 18, 2013

    Former DG of Prisons in Punjab Shashi Kant has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto cognisance of the matter and issued notices to the Punjab government and the union government. In his letter Shashi...
  • CNN-IBN impact: Haryana Additional Advocate General resigns September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN had assessed documents that revealed the extent of nepotism in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana's Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh resigned from his post. At least 30 law officers including Singh are working in courts where their relatives were judges. Nepotism in...
  • HC dismisses vulgar lyrics case against Honey Singh July 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a major relief for rapper Honey Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday quashed a petition against him. The petition was filed by the NGO, Help, against Honey Singh alleging vulgar lyrics in his songs. Honey Singh had on Wednesday submitted a written affidavit, claiming innocence,...
  • Watch: Punjab and Haryana HC lawyers clash with police March 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyers clashed with police in front of the Punjab governor's house, following which the police used water cannons to disperse them. The lawyers were protesting against an FIR filed against some advocates for allegedly thrashing a policeman on February 26. While the lawyers demanded...
  • Punjab: HC takes up Patiala rape-suicide case December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of the Patiala rape-suicide case and issued a notice to the Inspector General of Police over the incident. CNN-IBN had reported how the minor girl was driven to suicide after her rapists threatened her with dire...
  • Gurgaon e-way: No toll collection in morning, evening September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ordered that private vehicles on the Gurgaon Expressway will not pay toll taxes between 8.30 am and 10 am and 5.30 pm and 7 pm. The ruling will come into effect at 7 pm on Friday. The private vehicles, however, will be...
  • Haryana shelter abuse: CRPF security for inmates June 15, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court's probe team has suggested that CRPF security be provided to the inmates of the shelter home in Rohtak that is at the centre of a baffling sex abuse case. The HC probe panel made the recommendations after its report found shocking details of sexual...
  • Shelter home abuse: Differences in probe team June 13, 2012

    Chandigarh: The four-member probe team looking into the Rohtak shelter abuse cases seems to be divided. Two members of the four-member probe team have submitted their report to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on reports of abuse in shelter home. But surprisingly, the other members claim they weren't consulted...
  • Punjab grain rotting: FCI to reply in court May 23, 2012

    Chandigarh: Pungrain (Punjab Grains Procurement Corporation Ltd)and the FCI (Food Corportation of India) are expected to submit their replies in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday in response to a petition filed over the wastage of grain in the state. A CNN-IBN report had revealed that the Punjab government...
  • Cash-for-judgement: CBI chargesheets ex-Judge March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted retired Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Justice Nirmal Yadav in the 2008 cash-at-door scam. The 45-page CBI chargesheet in the case says that Yadav fast-tracked a property dispute case that she was hearing and ruled in favour of the party...
  • HC issues notice to Haryana on PSC results February 1, 2011

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to Haryana government on results of the competitive examination to get into its Public Service Commission. The notice was issued on complaint filed by candidates who suspected corruption in conduct of exams. The court directed that the results of Haryana Public...
  • Court stays Tata's housing project in Mohali January 20, 2011

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed a multi-tower, high-rise Camelot project of the Tata Housing Development Company (THDC) coming up in Mohali in the vicinity of Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh. Since the Camelot project falls within the catchment area of the lake, an ecologically sensitive zone because of...
  • Beant case: HC commutes death sentence of Hawara October 12, 2010

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of the mastermind in Beant Singh assassination case to life imprisonment, while it upheld the trial court penalty to four other accused in the case. A division bench of the court comprising Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and...
  • HC dismisses Rathore's appeal in Ruchika case October 7, 2010

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore would have to undergo his 18-month prison term with the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday dismissing his plea challenging the sentence awarded to him for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra about 20 years back. Justice Jatinder Chauhan also dismissed a petition by 68-year-old Rathore,...
  • Impact: HC lawyer to file PIL in Ruchika case December 30, 2009

    Chandigarh: Along with many other people, Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer Ranjan Lakhanpal is shocked at the way Ruchika and her family have been treated. He plans to file a Public Interest Litigation after following the news on CNN-IBN. ...
  • 5 innocent men get Rs 1-cr as compensation in false case September 25, 2009

    Five men who spent thirteen years in jail for murder, have now been found innocent. The men from Barnala were acquitted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the man they allegedly murdered was found to be alive. ...
  • HC judge to get clean chit in cash-at-door scam June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Justice Nirmal Yadav, in the dock for alleged cash-at-door scam, has been given a clean chit by the Attorney General of India. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati told the Law Ministry that due to insufficient evidence against Justice...
  • Court slams Haryana, Punjab VIPs for security pride December 24, 2008

    Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana politicians who flaunt the scores of policemen securing their cavalcades will soon lose soon their sheen. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that pilots and escorts provided to VIPs be withdrawn immediately. Only the heads of judiciary, executive and the legislature will be allowed pilot...
  • High Court orders cuts in security of Punjab VIPs December 24, 2008

    Chadigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday banned pilot and escort vehicles for Punjab VIPs just a week after Punjab Police decided to scale down security for VIPs. The High Court bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Nawab Singh ruled that from now on only the Chief Minister, the...
  • Dumped by authorities, Gurgaon takes garbage matter to HC October 4, 2008

    Gurgaon: Corporate executives in Gurgaon on their way to Chandigarh to fight a fresh battle and this time profit is far from their minds. They are leading the charge of local residents against illegal dumping of garbage at Gurgaon-Faridabad road. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's mother, Shabnam Singh says, "Yuvi almost got...
  • Shameful first: CBI to question two HC judges September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: For the first time in the country’s history, two High Court judges will be questioned in a corruption case. Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Tuesday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question Nirmaljit Kaur and Nirmal Yadav, judges at the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • Cash-for-Judgement scam busted, lawyer held August 21, 2008

    Chandigarh: A cash-for-judgement scam has been unearthed in Chandigarh, possibly exposing one of the biggest scams involving the judiciary in Punjab so far. A top lawyer is among three persons who have been booked by the police and the investigation is likely to throw up bigger names. Sanjeev Bansal is the...
  • HC rules Muslim IAF personnel can't grow beard July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Punjab and Haryana High Court in a ruling has disallowed an Indian Air Force personnel to grow a beard ruling that it is not a 'compulsive requirement' of a person professing Islam. The ruling came on four-year-old lawsuit filed by an airman Aftab Ahmed Ansari. Ansari decided to...
  • No peace in High Court, lawyers want judge sacked July 25, 2007

    Chandigarh: Lawyers in the Punjab and Haryana High Court have refused to end their protest against a judge who had asked a lawyer to be sent to a mental asylum. Tahar Singh, a lawyer in the High Court, collected the signatures of 500 colleagues on a resolution which says judges don't...
  • Judge faces heat for ordering lawyer into mental asylum July 24, 2007

    New Delhi: A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday night stayed an unusual order by a judge directing the CBI to admit a local advocate to Agra mental hospital. Earlier on Monday, Justice Uma Nath Singh took suo motu notice of an FIR filed with the...