High Court

  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today 15 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? Yesterday

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti 2 days ago

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Delhi HC 'pained' by violence against Northeast people 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Pained' by continuing incidents of violence against people from Northeast despite its orders, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a report from the government on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society". A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook 1 week ago

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju July 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra July 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • PIL filed against Vaidik over his meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court against journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik over his meeting with Jamat ud Dawah chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The PIL seeks a detailed investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and wants Vaidik's passport...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • Cap on condom prices increased: Centre tells Delhi HC July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. However, the increase in prices comes to Rs 1.48. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G...
  • Delhi HC upholds life term of man for raping five-year-old girl July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the life term awarded to a man for raping a five-year-old girl saying that the minor's statement had a "ring of truth" and there was no reason to disbelieve her. A bench of justices PK Bhasin and JR Midha dismissed the appeal...
  • 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...
  • Child dead after falling in manhole: HC notice to Delhi government, police July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the city government and the police on a man's plea seeking a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the death of his minor son in 2013 after falling into an open manhole in Kondli area of east Delhi. Justice Manmohan...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Delhi High Court seeks records pertaining to land acquisition for metro work July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) to produce the records relating to award of compensation payable to residents whose plots have been handed over to DMRC for metro-related construction here in south Delhi. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of ex-gratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today July 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT) clean...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12-year-old girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainage-cum-rainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...