DELHI HIGH COURT

  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • No quota for Delhites in DDA Housing: HC says 'nothing wrong' in provision 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With the much-awaited DDA Housing draw finally out, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that there was "nothing wrong" in DDA's regulation which holds that a person, who already owns a flat or plot in Delhi, was ineligible to apply. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • Delhi: HC upholds man's life term for kidnapping, murdering 5-year-old November 16, 2014

    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...
  • 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 The petition was withdrawn after a bench...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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. ...
  • Delhi HC never ruled menopausal woman can't be raped November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Contrary to some media reports which state that a man has been acquitted of rape charges simply because the woman had crossed the menopausal age, the actual judgement states more facts that have been ignored. "The post-mortem report the death was due to a natural cause of action, thus...
  • Delhi High Court puts stay on new nursery admission guidelines November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has put a stay on the nursery admission guidelines asking Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung not to issue fresh directives before it takes a final decision on the matter on Wednesday. The decision comes even as the L-G was expected to issue new guidelines with...
  • Stay on summons against Sonia, Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case till December 2 November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday extended till December 2 the stay on the trial court order summoning Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case. Justice V P Vaish extended the interim order after lawyers appearing for the Gandhis and others said...
  • Delhi HC slams DU for admissions mess due to rollback of FYUP November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has slammed Delhi University for creating a mess ahead of the 2014 academic year admissions by first persisting with the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and then moving on to earlier three-year discipline. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw made...
  • Delhi: HC quashes CAT order to medically re-examine 600 DTC drivers November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has set aside an order of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) directing DTC to conduct a fourth round of medical tests to examine whether around 600 of its drivers, who were earlier declared medically unfit, are colour blind. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat...
  • DTC spent Rs 47,000 in case against conductor for loss of 5 paisa October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: DTC has spent Rs 47,795 in pursuing litigation against a former conductor for allegedly charging 5 paise less for a ticket 41 years ago, the state-run public transporter told the Delhi High Court. The submission was made before Justice Hima Kohli in response to the court's query regarding...
  • HC seeks Delhi government reply on plea challenging reimbursement rule under RTE Act October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response of the city government on a plea by an association of private schools which has challenged the provision under the Right to Education Act pertaining to their reimbursement for expenditure incurred on providing education to poor children. A bench...
  • HC issues show cause notice to Traffic Police, Delhi government on plying of e-Rickshaws October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the Traffic Police and the Transport Department as to why contempt proceedings not be initiated against them for not taking action against e-Rickshaws which are plying despite a ban on them. The court expressed surprise that e-Rickshaws...
  • Zoo tiger attack: HC notice on plea for compensation October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the city police, Delhi Zoo and Central Zoo Authority on a PIL asking to ensure the safety and security of the visitors to the National Zoological Park, days after a youth was mauled to death by a tiger there. The...
  • HC seeks DU response on plea questioning Ph.D, M.Phil entrance process October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi University (DU) on a plea by a lawyer who has alleged that the varsity's admission process for M.Phil and Ph.d courses is "arbitrary". Justice Manmohan issued the notice to DU and sought its reply by March 16, 2015, the next...
  • Act on removal of religious structure encroachments: Delhi HC October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Religious Structure Committee and the city government to expeditiously take a decision on the removal of religious structure encroachments in various parks in Rohini area of the capital. The court also directed the deputy director of horticulture of Rohini area in west...
  • Delhi: New RTR flyover, related projects appear well thought-out, says HC October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that Public Works Department (PWD)'s "macro" project which includes construction of a three-lane flyover parallel to the existing one at Rao Tula Ram Marg for easing traffic congestion in the area appears to be "well thought-out". A bench of justices Badar...
  • We've right to be represented by lawyers: Kingfisher Airlines to HC October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ailing Kingfisher Airlines, facing proceedings initiated by lending bank PNB to declare it and its guarantors Vijay Mallya and UBHL as wilful defaulters, on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has the right to be represented by lawyers before the bank's panel. "Unless, a law specifically...
  • 2010 housing scheme: Delhi HC seeks CCI response on DDA's plea October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought a response of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on a plea by DDA seeking a stay on the probe against its officials in connection with delay in handing over of a flat to an allotee under its 2010 housing scheme. Delhi...
  • INLD chief OP Chautala to surrender before Tihar Jail authorities today October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: INLD chief and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before Tihar Jail authorities on Saturday, as per the Delhi High Court orders for misusing bail conditions by campaigning for Assembly polls, saying he cannot "take the court for a ride". The High Court had made it...
  • Delhi HC directs OP Chautala back to jail, bars him from poll campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday directed Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before jail authorities on Sunday. Chautala, convicted and serving a 10-year jail term in connection with a teachers recruitment scam, appeared before the Delhi High Court on Friday after the CBI filed...
  • Private schools are profit centres: Delhi HC October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Private schools are "profit centres", the Delhi High Court on Thursday observed while hearing arguments in a PIL seeking grant of free books and uniform to children belong to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category admitted to private unaided schools. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and...
  • Honour killing: Delhi HC upholds man's life term for daughter's murder October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man for smothering to death his 20-year-old daughter who had eloped with a boy from her own community. The decision of the trial court, which had termed the offence as an "honour killing", was concurred...
  • Delhi: Employer asked to pay compensation of over Rs 60 K to minor maid October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Upholding an order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a Delhi court has asked an employer to pay a compensation of Rs 60,840 to a minor maid for making her work for eight months without wages. "I have no hesitation in holding that the Child Welfare Committee was...