HIGH COURT

  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Government fails to place probe report against Director-General of CRPF in Odisha High Court 3 days ago

    Cuttack: The State Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday failed to submit the preliminary enquiry report in the Orissa High court basing on which a graft case was registered against senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra who is now the Director-General of CRPF. The High Court had last week asked the vigilance to produce...
  • Pak court adjourns hearing on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's plea against detention 3 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, against his detention under a public security act as the judge did not turn up. "Islamabad High Court judge Noorul Haq Qureshi was on leave today therefore the hearing...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance 3 days ago

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government 4 days ago

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi challenges detention 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, on Monday challenged his detention under a public security act in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), saying the government has detained him on "illegal grounds". "We have challenged the detention of Mr Lakhvi in the IHC. The government has detained him on...
  • TERI chief RK Pachauri seeks anticipatory bail in a sexual harassment case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Director General of The Energy Research Institute (TERI) Dr Rjaendra Kumar Pachauri has moved an anticipatory bail application in New Delhi's Saket court on Monday. He is seeking stay on a possible arrest in an alleged sexual harassment case. The Delhi High Court had given him protection...
  • Nitish Katara case: Delhi HC refuses early hearing of Vikas Yadav parole plea 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined early hearing of a parole plea moved by Vikas Yadav, serving 30 years jail term without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara, saying the application if taken after one month will not make any difference. Justice AK Pathak refused to...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • Delhi High Court seeks Centre's reply on Bhushan's plea for passport renewal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea by lawyer Prashant Bhushan seeking a direction for renewal of his passport with full validity of 10 years after he was re-issued a passport only for one year due to pending cases against him. Justice...
  • 35-year-old South African jailed for 1,535 years for raping 29 women 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: A 35-year-old serial rapist has been jailed for 1,535 years by a South African court here for sexually assaulting as many as 29 women over a period of five years, media reports said on Friday. Albert Morake's reign of terror in the Tembisa area of Gauteng province began in...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: Madras HC February 19, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders. "Affidavits should not be of general nature, it should...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Bihar: Big blow to Manjhi, HC bars 4 rebel JDU MLAs from voting on confidence motion on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: In a big blow to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Thursday barred four rebel Janata Dal United MLAs from voting during the confidence motion on Friday. The order of a HC double bench is likely to have a substantial effect on Manjhi's support...
  • AAP demands apology from BJP after Delhi HC's clean chit on foreign funds February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party on its foreign funds, the party has demanded an apology from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre on the issue. The development took place after the Centre told the high court...
  • Appointment of members in EPFAT: Delhi HC pulls up Centre February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the government for moving at a snail's pace on the appointment of presiding officer and the staff of the Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (EPFAT) which was set up in 1997. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw directed...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • AAP foreign funding not in contravention of law: Government to Delhi High Court February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday informed Delhi High Court that nothing has been found against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its probe regarding allegations that it had received offshore funds in violation of FCRA provisions. The counsel appearing for the Home Ministry told a bench, comprising Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • Coalgate scam: CBI to file special leave petition in Supreme Court against Delhi HC order February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI is ready to file an appeal against a Delhi High Court order quashing charges framed against Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and its director in a coal blocks allocation scam case, with the Law Ministry giving it the go ahead to do so. Senior public prosecutor VK Sharma...
  • Can high court insist on its rules on RTI pleas, SC asks Gujarat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea by the State Information Commission saying that the high court could not insist on adherence to its rules for sharing information sought under the Right to Information Act. A bench of...
  • Supreme Court seeks High Court's response on Gujarat Information Commission plea February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea of the state information panel, saying the High Court Rules cannot be allowed to override the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State Information Commission had moved...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi receives setback as Patna HC stays decisions of last three Cabinet meets February 16, 2015

    New Delhi/ Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi suffered a major setback on Monday after Patna High Court stayed all the decisions taken by his government in the last three Cabinet meetings. In its decision, the High Court said Manjhi government can take decisions only after proving majority on floor...
  • Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley to set threshold for taxing indirect share transfer by MNCs February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Government is likely to define in the forthcoming budget the term 'substantial value' to tax MNCs for selling Indian operations by fixing 50 per cent of their total asset base as the threshold. Seeking to bring about clarity in taxation of indirect transfer of assets by MNCs, Finance...
  • SC restrains police from arresting Teesta Setalvad till February 19 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court has extended the stay on her arrest in Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case till 19 February. It said that the allegations against Setalvad are grave and the court has also warned her counsel against bringing politics into the...
  • Court halts auction of two coal mines previously held by Jindal Steel February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: A court on Wednesday asked the government to halt the auction of two coal mines attached to a Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JNSP.NS) steel plant, a move that could prompt more companies to go to court and potentially derail plans to auction more than a hundred coal blocks...
  • Relief for Nitish Kumar as Patna HC upholds his election as JDU Legislative Party leader February 12, 2015

    Patna: In a major boost to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that he can continue as the leader of Janata Dal United Legislative Party. The order came on a review petition filed by JDU against the court's order that had stayed Nitish's...
  • Mumbai Police reaches Teesta Setalvad's residence to arrest her after HC rejects her bail plea February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: After Gujarat High Court rejected activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail application, the police reached her residence in Juhu to arrest her. However, the police could not arrest her as Teesta and her husband were not present at home. The Gujarat High Court had on Thursday rejected the bail plea of...
  • Gujarat HC rejects plea of activist Teesta Setalwad in Gulbarg society fund embezzlement February 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected her bail application in the alleged Gulbarg society embezzlement case. The court has also rejected the bail plea of her husband and three others involved in the case. In 2014, an FIR was registered against Setalvad...
  • Air pollution in Delhi alarming, HC calls for pollution map February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of "alarming" levels of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government's geospatial authority to provide a detailed pollution map of the city since 2010. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that air pollution...