Delhi High Court

  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice 21-04-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday got its first woman Chief Justice. Justice G Rohini took her oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the court, almost 47 years after it was established. An alumni of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Justice Rohini was the senior-most judge of...
  • SC ruling on telcos audit may apply to other areas: FICCI 18-04-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Stating that the Supreme Court's ruling to allow CAG to audit accounts of telecom firms may have 'much wider ramifications' and could be applied to other areas subsequently, FICCI on Friday said the episode raises serious questions on the sanctity of Indian contracts. The Supreme Court on Thursday...
  • Delhi HC upholds conviction of man for rape, murder of 3-year-old girl 18-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a 56-year-old man for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, saying the offence fits the description of a crime of "exceptional depravity". The court, however, deferred its decision to July 11 as to whether the convict be sent...
  • Crimes against women confined to pockets of Delhi: HC 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that crimes against women in the national capital occur more often in a few "pockets" of the city, particularly areas which have undergone rapid urbanisation. A bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul made the remarks after...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order 16-04-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and "we can't touch it" unless a clarification is issued by the apex court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul...
  • Justice G Rohini to be Delhi HC's first woman chief justice 15-04-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will get its first woman chief justice next week. Justice G Rohini, the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, will be heading the Delhi High Court. The court as of now has has nine women judges out of a strength of...
  • SC stays Delhi nursery admissions, process delayed further 11-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed nursery admissions in Delhi. This comes after the High Court vacated stay on the admissions earlier this month. The applicants who had secured a seat in more than one school were asked to zero in on a school till April 9 or...
  • Delhi: Saket residents move HC over safety of homes due to metro trains 08-04-2014 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre on a plea by a South Delhi colony's residents who are worried over the structural safety of their homes due to metro trains running beneath their area. The residents of D-Block, Saket have moved the court fearing for...
  • Delhi HC refuses to quash FIR against AAP leader 06-04-2014 05:55 PM

    The Delhi High Court has refused to quash a police complaint filed against an AAP candidate in the Delhi assembly election who was allegedly involved in a scuffle with a police constable at a polling booth. In a recently delivered order, Justice Veena Birbal dismissed the plea of Aam Aadmi...
  • Delhi High Court vacates stay on nursery admissions 03-04-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday vacated stay on nursery admissions in the national capital. The court said those who have managed to secure a seat in the first draw of lots their admission remains confirmed. The court further said that all the applicants who have secured a...
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs 02-04-2014 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev -...
  • Delhi HC finds BJP, Congress guilty of taking foreign funding 28-03-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress and the BJP just ahead of the elections, Delhi High Court has held both the national political parties guilty of taking foreign funding and violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act. The High Court found them guilty of taking donations from...
  • Government defends move to cap condom prices 25-03-2014 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday defended its decision to bring condoms under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), which has put a cap on prices of all male contraceptives in the country. Delhi High Court's acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul was also informed by...
  • Nursery admission case hearing adjourned to March 28 by Delhi HC 24-03-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned the nursery admissions case till March 28. The Delhi government had presented a report in the High Court stating there are 1600 private schools in the national capital. The report further said that 3,19,724 applications were submitted in these schools(including multiple...
  • Nursery admissions: Parents distressed as HC stays draw of lots 24-03-2014 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: Anxiety and tension deepens for parents as nursery admissions in Delhi continue to be in limbo. The process of drawing lots has now been stayed by the High Court, an order which has distressed parents. "I had taken offs, filled forms and now I am not sure if...
  • Delhi HC asks EC to give details on registration of AAP 21-03-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the Election Commission to give details relating to registration of the Aam Aadmi Party with it. This came after a PIL was filled in the Delhi High Court seeking de-registration of the AAP. The main point of the PIL was that AAP...
  • Delhi: 'AAP government did not set aside fund for its Rs 6 crore power subsidy' 18-03-2014 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal regime, which ruled Delhi for 49 days, did not allocate any funds to finance the subsidy on electricity for the people of the national capital, the Delhi government told the High Court on Tuesday. The Delhi government submitted an affidavit in court stating that the...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts Mukesh, Pawan move SC against death penalty 15-03-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court upheld their death sentences in the December 16 gangrape case, two of the convicts have now approached the Supreme Court challenging their conviction and the death sentence. The apex court will hear their pleas shortly. Mukesh and Pawan are among the six men...
  • Delhi HC upholds death sentence of December 16 gangrape convicts 13-03-2014 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has confirmed death penalty to all four convicts of the December 16 Delhi gangrape and murder case. The four were convicted in September 2013 for raping and murdering a 23-year-old paramedical student. The defence lawyer, unhappy with the verdicts, said that the convicts will...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC order on convicts' death penalty confirmation today 13-03-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: More than a year after the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape, the Delhi High Court is expected to give its verdict on confirming the death sentence and the appeals of the four convicts in the case. The court verdict is expected at 2 pm on Thursday. The prosecution...
  • Delhi High Court orders fresh draw of lots in nursery admission 06-03-2014 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered a fresh draw of lots in the nursery admission process for all seats. Justice Manmohan said all candidates having equal marks shall be considered equal by conducting a draw of lots. The Delhi government on February 27 issued a notification scrapping...
  • Gulaab Gang to release on Thursday, HC lifts stay 06-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Delhi HC lifted its stay order on Thursday, thereby allowing the nationwide release of Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla-starrer Gulaab Gang on March 7. Earlier in the day, a bench of acting chief justice B D Ahmed and justice S Mridul agreed to hear the plea of film's producers, Sahara One...
  • Delhi HC to hear 'Gulaab Gang' producers' plea against stay on release 06-03-2014 01:08 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to hear the appeal of 'Gulaab Gang' film producers who have challenged its order staying release of the movie which is claimed to be based on the life of activist Sampat Pal and her organisation Gulabi Gang. A bench of Acting Chief Justice...
  • Delhi HC stays nationwide release of Gulaab Gang movie 05-03-2014 06:02 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the nationwide release on Friday of Hindi film Gulaab Gang, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, on the plea of activist Sampat Pal who claimed that the film has been inspired by her group Gulaabi gang. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva restrained the film's producers,...
  • Photos: When 89-year-old Congress leader ND Tiwari finally accepted Rohit Shekhar as his son and hugged him publicly 05-03-2014 10:14 AM

    Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari addressed a press conference in New Delhi on March 4 after finally accepting Rohit Shekhar, who took him to court, as his son. Tiwari was seen holding hands with Rohit's mother and hugging him in public. ...
  • ND Tiwari paternity case: Chronology of events 03-03-2014 12:19 PM

    Fed up of fighting a six-year-long legal battle, Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari on Monday publicly accepted that Rohit Shekhar, who had dragged him to court, is indeed his son. The 90-year-old former CM of Uttarakhand was seeking an out-of-court settlement earlier this year. He finally made his confession during...
  • Kirori Mal College building under Delhi HC scanner 01-03-2014 12:08 AM

    The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Kirori Mal College to apprise it on the condition of its building while hearing a plea filed by a student who fell from a hostel balcony. Justice Sunil Gaur asked the college management to inform the court as to when the building was...
  • Former CM ND Tiwari's mediation plea dismissed in paternity suit case 28-02-2014 09:03 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea by veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari seeking mediation in a paternity suit filed by a man for Tiwari to be declared his biological father. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed Tiwari's plea after 32-year-old Rohit Shekhar, who claims that the 90-year-old Tiwari...
  • Sheila Dikshit moves HC to oppose plea of AAP in graft case 25-02-2014 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court to oppose the plea of the then AAP government to withdraw the appeal filed by her dispensation against a lower court order to register an FIR against her in a corruption case. "Permit applicant Sheila Dikshit...
  • HC grants one month parole to Priyadarshini Mattoo's killer 24-02-2014 06:16 PM

    Delhi High Court on Monday granted one month parole to Santosh Kumar Singh, undergoing life sentence in the Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case, so that he can submit his dissertation that is required under his three-year LLM course. Justice Mukta Gupta refused to grant parole for three months as...