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11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ketamine to remain in Psychotropic Substances list : High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday upheld stringent penal provision for illegal use and abuse of Ketamine, notorious for its use as a date rape drug.For preparation, possession and consumption of Ketamine are offences under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

High Court dismisses Swaraj India's plea for common symbol

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by the Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India party challenging the Delhi Election Commission's denial of a common symbol to its candidates for the upcoming civic polls.The Election Commission last week told the...

17-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into Narada case

In a jolt to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered a CBI preliminary inquiry into the Narada sting footage case, wherein prominent TMC leaders were seen taking currency notes.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Can't pick and choose restaurants for hygienic standards : High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the authorities not to pick and choose any restaurant on the pretext of hygiene and safety standards in the eateries in the city.The court was hearing a case related to Delhi's Kake Da Hotel. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva's...

21-Feb-2017 Lucknow

HC seeks response from UP on alleged Rs 100-crore scam

In a fresh trouble for the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought response from the state government on a public suit that alleges a Rs 100-crore scam in the Samajwadi Ambulance Service, a dream project of...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

High Court directs police to ensure safety to Ola, Uber

Delhi High Court on Friday directed Delhi Police to immediately ensure safety to app-based taxi service providers Ola and Uber, observing that recently there was violent protest by agitating taxi drivers in the national capital.Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw directed...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Delhi HC stays government's nursery admission guidelines

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the Directorate Of Education's nursery admissions notification forcing 298 private schools to adopt only neighbourhood criteria, while terming it as "unreasonable".The January 7 notification was "arbitrary and discriminatory",...

01-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Is government acting super guardian to parents, asks High Court

The Delhi High Court has asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led government if it was acting as a "super guardian" to parents by limiting the choice of schools to admit their kids in nursery to the neighbourhood only.Justice Manmohan said on Wednesday: "We have to...

01-Feb-2017 New Delhi

High Court reserves order on Zakir's plea on IRF ban

NRI televangelist Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was banned as there was fear that youths could be "radicalised or motivated" to join terror groups, the government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)...

25-Jan-2017 New Delhi

High Court seeks report about other cases against Sajjan Kumar

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought to know from a SIT probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is mentioned in FIRs.Justice S.P. Garg, while hearing a Special Investigation Team's plea to cancel Sajjan Kumar's bail,...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Can't ask minority schools to follow government circular : High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday said it was "contrary to the constitution and law" to ask private unaided minority schools to follow the January 7 circular of city government.The Delhi government circular makes it mandatory for the unaided schools to admit...

03-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Legalising unauthorised colonies creates problems : High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that legalising unauthorised colonies has not only "emboldened" the buyers of acquired land and encroachers but also created manifold problems of environmental degradation and traffic bottlenecks.Justice Manmohan...

22-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Conduct lie detector test on JNU students soon : High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed police to conduct lie detector tests of 9 JNU students allegedly having connection in the case relating to missing student Najeeb Ahmed.A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Jayant Nath also asked...

10-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Government inaction against air pollution 'genocide': High Court

Each year 10,500 people living in Delhi die of chronic respiratory related diseases, the Delhi High Court said on Thursday, describing the government's inaction against air pollution as amounting to "genocide".A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice...

31-Oct-2016 Srinagar

Saving school buildings responsibility of all: High Court

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today said collective efforts are needed to save school buildings as it is the responsibility of all to safeguard them as education is pivotal for intellectual excellence and prosperity.Highlighting the importance of education,...

05-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Adarsh scam: HC orders deep probe into 'benami' flats

Expressing dissatisfaction with a Central Bureau of Investigation report on its probe into 'benami' flats in the controversial Adarsh Society, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the agency to probe it further.After going through the CBI report, a division...

01-Oct-2016 Srinagar

Why Is Jammu Province ‘No Go Zone’ For Rashid? HC asks Government

Taking serious note of “strict restrictions” on political and other activities of MLA Langate and AIP President Er Rashid in Jammu province, J&K High Court on Friday directed state government to allow Rashid to attend a marriage function in Kishtwar.The...

22-Sep-2016 New Delhi

High Court reserves order on Britannia's plea

The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea filed by Britannia Industries Ltd against a single judge's order to stop using the current packaging style for its "Nutri Choice Digestive Zero" biscuits.A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed...

21-Sep-2016 New Delhi

WhatsApp doesn't retain users data once account deleted : High Court

The Delhi High Court was informed on Wednesday by the instant messaging app WhatsApp that it does not retain information of its users on its servers once the user deletes the account.A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra...

15-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Periodic inspection of school buildings mandatory: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered mandatory periodic inspection of all buildings and premises of government and private schools in the national capital to ensure the safety of students.A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita...

08-Sep-2016 New Delhi

High Court quashes appointment of 21 AAP parliamentary secretaries

The Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of 21 parliamentary secretaries even as the counsel for AAP government said the verdict "may help get relief" for the party MLAs in the office of profit case before the Election Commission.Following...

06-Sep-2016 New Delhi

High Court tells Britannia to change packaging style for new biscuit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Britannia Industries Ltd to stop using the current packaging style for its "Nutri Choice Digestive Zero" biscuits and phase out the existing stocks in four weeks on the complaint of rival ITC Ltd.Justice S. Muralidhar,...

05-Sep-2016 New Delhi

High Court seeks presence of Jigisha's murderers

The Delhi High Court on Monday directed Tihar Jail authorities here to produce before it the two death row convicts in Jigisha Ghosh murder case on the trial court reference for confirmation of capital punishment given to them.A division bench of Justice...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Take preventive steps to control dengue: High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed all civic agencies of the national capital to take preventive steps to control dengue.A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the Delhi government and all the civic...

26-Aug-2016 Mumbai

Bombay HC permits women inside Haji Ali Dargah

In a historic verdict demolishing another bastion of gender discrimination in the country, the Bombay High Court on Friday permitted the entry of women right up to the restricted grave area of the famous Haji Ali Dargah here.The 56-page ruling by a division...

26-Aug-2016 Lucknow

Allahabad HC stays arrest of Akhlaq's family, except brother

The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the arrest of six members of the family of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched in his native village Bisahda in Gautam Budh Nagar district in September last year over beef consumption rumours.A bench of Justices Prabhat...

22-Aug-2016 New Delhi

High Court says no to Sharma's plea to attend Delhi assembly session

The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass any interim order on a plea of BJP MLA O.P. Sharma to allow him to attend the Delhi assembly session that began on Monday. Sharma has been suspended for two sessions for passing derogatory remarks against AAP...

19-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Delhi High Court asks Omar's wife to 'gracefully' vacate bungalow

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, to "gracefully" vacate the government accommodation allotted to Omar in 1999 in the Lutyens Zone in New Delhi.Payal, however,...

17-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Approach sessions court for bail: High Court directs Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) leader Kanhaiya Kumar to approach the sessions court with his bail application.Justice P.S. Teji refused to hear Kanhaiya Kumar's bail application and asked his counsel...

04-Aug-2016 New Delhi

LG has primacy over Delhi's administration: High Court

In a major setback to the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said that the Lt. Governor (LG) is not bound by the aid and advice of the Delhi government's council of ministers .A division bench of Chief Justice G.Rohini and Justice...

02-Aug-2016 Srinagar

High Court issues notice to Govt on banning use of pellet guns

High Court Tuesday issued notice to the state government to respond to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) submitted by the Bar Association Kashmir against the use of pellet guns by CRPF and police on protesters.A Division bench of High Court comprising...

28-Jul-2016 Lucknow

High Court refuses to put on hold Daya Shankar's arrest

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to quash the FIR lodged against former BJP state Vice-President Daya Shankar Singh and asked the state government to respond to a petition moved by the leader now in the eye of a controversy.A...

24-Jul-2016 Jaipur

Salman Khan poaching case: High Cour to pronounce verdict on Monday

The Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur is expected to pronounce on Monday its verdict in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases related to actor Salman Khan, officials said on Sunday.Salman has appealed before the high court challenging the lower court's...

23-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Don’t force closure of medical shops: Court to Government

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Saturday directed law enforcing agencies not to force closure of any medical shop and wherever necessary protection be provided for selling of the medicine as the state can’t allow people to suffer for want of medicine.The...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

High Court may order CBI inquiry on Saniki Farms construction

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it intended to order a CBI inquiry against the municipal or police officials under whose watch rampant unauthorised construction came up in Sainik Farms area.A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Ashutosh...

08-Jul-2016 Ahmedabad

Hardik Patel gets bail in one sedition case

The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted bail to Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel in a sedition case on the condition that he will stay outside the state for six months.The 23-year-old, behind bars for well over 200 days, will however not come out...

07-Jul-2016 Shimla

Act tough against bogus institutes: Himachal High Court

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday took serious note of mushrooming of private institutions that are not affiliated or recognised by the universities and directed the state to get tough on them.Dismissing a bail plea by Ravi Kumar, manager with...

29-Jun-2016 New Delhi

High Court notice to CBI in Chhota Rajan fake passport case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the CBI on a plea of retired passport official Lalitha Lakshmanan to quash criminal and corruption charges against her in underworld don Chhota Rajan's fake passport case.Justice I.S. Mehta hearing the plea...

28-Jun-2016 Shimla

Hold talks to end deadlock at hydro project: High Court

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to hold talks to end the ongoing unrest over an upcoming state-run 450 megawatt Shongtong-Karcham hydroelectric project in Kinnaur district.A division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor...

24-Jun-2016 New Delhi

High Court orders police protection to BSES staff going to power supply

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed police to provide protection to BSES officials when they go to restore the power connection at the premises of a 66-year-old woman, who had complained that she has been staying without elec tricity for over four months.Justice...

24-Jun-2016 Kolkata

Forensic tests of Narada tapes now at CFSL Chandigarh

With the CFSL Hyderabad expressing its inability, the Calcutta High Court on Friday directed sending the Narada sting tapes to the Chandigarh laboratory for forensic examination.Hearing multiple litigations seeking probe into the sting which allegedly caught...

17-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Vyapam case: Whistleblower's reply on CBI plea sought

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to a whistleblower in the Vyapam recruitment scam, while hearing a CBI plea to provide it copies of documents and a pen-drive sent to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Hyderabad.Justice P.S. Teji sought...

16-Jun-2016 Mumbai

Malaika Arora campaigns to end cruelty against horses

Actress Malaika Arora has teamed up with animal rights organisation PETA India to star in a new campaign, calling for an end to horse-drawn carriage rides.The print advertisement for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) features Malaika standing...

16-Jun-2016 Chandigarh

High Court dismisses pleas against 'Udta Punjab' release

Clearing desks for the release of "Udta Punjab", the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking a stay on it.Justice M. Jeyapaul dismissed the petitions, moved by advocate Wattan Sharma and others, claiming poor projection...

15-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Remove ordered cut from 'Udta Punjab' promos: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the makers of upcoming Bollywood film "Udta Punjab" to remove from the movie's promos a scene ordered to be removed by the Bombay High Court.A division bench of Justice Sunil Gaur and Justice P.S. Teji also directed...

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