High Court

  • Killers of Nitish Katara deserve death: Delhi Police to HC 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The city police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and two others, convicted for killing Nitish Katara in 2002, deserve death penalty as the offence was "pre-meditated" and committed in a "cold- blooded" manner. "The convicts (Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev Pehalwan), in furtherance of their...
  • HC declines to hear PIL against UPSC's decision on Prelims 20 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to hear a PIL against UPSC's decision asking candidates not to answer questions in English Comprehensive section of the preliminary examination of the civil services to be held on August 24. "Why don't you (a lawyer who is also appearing in the...
  • HC to hear PIL on Friday against UPSC's decision on Prelims Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to hear tomorrow a PIL against UPSC's recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24. The public interest litigation was mentioned before a bench of...
  • HC asks CBI to complete Badaun probe, submit report on Sep 19 Yesterday

    Allahabad: Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed CBI to complete its investigation into the Badaun murder case, in which two teenage girls were killed after alleged sexual assault, and file its report on September 19. A division bench comprising Justice Dilip Gupta and Justice MC Tripathi passed the order after a...
  • Ban on e-rickshaws to continue till August 28: HC Yesterday

    New Delhi: The ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the national capital will continue for a week as the Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to pass any interim order to permit their operation till August 28, saying "we have to be clear about what we are doing, can't do...
  • Will give directions on September 10 to curb water logging: Delhi High Court 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it will issue detailed directions to curb water-logging in the national capital after perusing judicial records and reports filed by various civic agencies on the issue. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings 4 days ago

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Mumbai gears up for Dahi Handi event, participants excited as SC stays Bombay HC order 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme court has put a hold on the Bombay High Court order that put a cap on the age of the contestants and the height of the handi in Mumbai's popular dahi handi festival after a 14-year-old from Navi Mumbai lost his life when he fell off a...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on release of Ajay Devng's 'Singham Returns' August 15, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a ban on the release of Ajay Devgan-starrer 'Singham Returns' after a submission by movie's co-producer that alleged objectionable dialogues have been removed. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta dismissed the PIL...
  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike August 14, 2014

    Bar Council of Rajasthan has appealed to the chief justice of Rajasthan High Court to constitute a Complaint Redressal Committee in order to resolve the on-going standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • HC summons UPPSC chairman, secretary over alleged irregularities in selection process August 14, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the chairman and the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to appear before it next week in connection with a petition alleging irregularities in selection process. A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Tiwari and A R Masoodi asked the officials to...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue August 13, 2014

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoti-clad high...
  • Paid news case: SC directs Delhi HC to decide disqualification of Ashok Chavan within 15 days August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi High Court to decide on the disqualification of Ashok Chavan over the paid news issue in the next 15 days. The Delhi High Court had earlier stayed an Election Commission showcause notice to the former Maharashtra Chief Minister in July. The...
  • Rape remark: Calcutta HC extends stay on CID probe against TMC's Tapas Pal August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has extended the stay on a CID probe into the case against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal by another three weeks. The case has been transferred to Chief Justice's bench court. Earlier, the TMC had appealed against a single bench order to transfer the case...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • Justice Katju alleges former CJI Justice Kapadia of overlooking corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made fresh allegations in his latest blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Katju mentions that a certain judge was transferred to the Allahabad High Court after coming...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of self-styled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • HC refuses interim permission for plying E-rickshaws August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: E-rickshaws will remain off the roads for now with the Delhi High Court on Friday refusing Centre's request to grant interim nod for plying them despite it filing draft guidelines for framing of rules for these vehicles. Putting its foot down, the court said that battery-run e-rickshaws will have...
  • Ram Naik assumes additional charge of Rajasthan Governor August 8, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday assumed additional charge of Rajasthan Governor at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani administered oath to Naik, an official release said. Before it, state Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi read out the warrant of appointment. Naik was also given the guard...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet defers decision on bill to scrap collegium system August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A decision on a Law Ministry proposal to bring constitutional amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of appointment of judges was deferred by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The bill came up for discussion but it was felt that more confabulations were required on the issue, sources said....
  • Political party can write off or assign loans: Sonia to HC August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday opposed in the Delhi High Court the private criminal complaint against her and the summons issued by a trial court in the National Herald case saying a political party is within its right to "write-off" or "assign" a loan. "The issuance of...
  • Ready to face death if found guilty of sexual harassment, says MP HC Judge August 4, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. "I am ready to face...
  • UP: Moninder Singh Pandher gets bail in 4 Nithari killings case August 4, 2014

    Allahabad: Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the accused in the infamous Nithari killings that rocked Noida in 2005 and 2006, has been granted bail in four cases by the Allahabad High Court. Even though Pandher got the bail on Monday but he cannot come out of jail yet as there...
  • Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge accuses MP HC Judge of sexual harassment August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge has accused a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexual harassment. The Additional Sessions Judge has written to the Chief Justice of India complaining about the incident. The Chief Justice of India has assured action once he receives the complaint. In her complaint the...
  • Godhra case: HC allows Centre to withdraw appeal on panel August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice UC Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident. The High Court, in its order passed on...
  • Katju responds to ex-CJI's query, says accused judge elevated before his appointment August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for his allegations of political interference in judicial appointments, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Katju has responded to former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti's query. Justice Lahoti had questioned Katju's timing and motives about the allegations. Justice Katju said that...