High Court

  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses 17 hours 57 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • Delhi Gangrape case: Victim's mother says the fight for justice will continue July 14, 2014

    Family members of the brutally gangraped 23-year-old physiotherapist who succumbed to injuries in 2012, have said that they will continue the fight for justice. The Supreme Court has stayed the death sentence of the two convicts implicated in the case. The convicts had approached the apex court challenging the Delhi...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both the...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoti-clad HC judge triggers controversy July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoti-clad Judge of the Madras High Court at a club has stoked a controversy, with political parties including DMK condemning the incident, as CPI(M) vowed to take up the issue in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is in session, on Monday. DMK chief M Karunanidhi...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a three-year tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the Bombay...
  • Woman, paramour get life imprisonment for murder 32 years ago July 10, 2014

    A local court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced a woman and her paramour to life imprisonment for killing her husband 32 years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Manyank Chouhan held Shiela and Irfan guilty under section 302 (Punishment for murder) of the IPC in the murder of Ramesh Chand Gupta and...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...