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Should a rethink on divorce attract contempt action? Delhi HC has its doubts
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act allows for ‘divorce by mutual consent’ in a two step process.

Delhi HC wants school improved, govt says it’s on forest land
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The plea, by local resident Bazi Ram through advocate Ashok Aggarwal, had said due to the paucity of space, classes were held in “shifts” in the school, which caters to over 2,000 students.

HC defers hearing on Zakir Naik NGO
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The court had issued a notice and asked the MHA to bring the relevant records which formed the basis for the decision.

PM Modi degree issue: HC stays CIC order on 1978 DU records
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Mehta also told the court that “universities hold the subject information in fiduciary capacity and as such the same is an excepted information under Section 8(e) and (j) of RTI Act”.

Missing JNU student: Don’t be insecure, take the lie detector test, says Delhi HC to students
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Police also alleged that the JNU students, including Najeeb’s roommate, were “not cooperating in the investigation”.

Delhi restaurant manager faces trial for failing to stop customer from assaulting another
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The alleged incident occurred in August 2015, when two women eating at Chilis restaurant, Saket, got into an altercation with another customer

Don’t send me back, Yemeni student tells Delhi HC
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Samer Hamood Ahmed Mohammed al-Walehi has alleged that he was called to FRRO here “on the pretext” of visa extension, and was “illegally” detained.

Unauthorised homes at leprosy colony must go: Delhi High Court
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

A resident of the Tahirpur Leprosy Complex since 2002, Jainath says that he lost touch with his family in West Bengal and was denied rooms on rent in Delhi due to the disease.

Rape cases being used for personal vendetta: Court
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain has, in three separate judgments between December 24 and January 3, let off accused after the alleged victims of rape admitted that the relationships were indeed consensual.

Delhi: No principal in half of govt schools
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Admitting that 449 of 946 schools were functioning without a principal, the Delhi government said vice-principals of schools were “functioning in dual capacity as heads” in those schools.

Delhi High Court on nursery admissions: Schools on DDA land can use their own criteria; for now
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The court will now hear the matter on January 19.

Nursery admission: Delhi High Court allows private schools to upload their own admissions criteria
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The court held that since the scrutiny of forms for admissions is scheduled to take place after January 31, the final decision on whether to issue a stay order on the Delhi Government's January 7 order making "distance" the primary criteria for admissions, will be taken before that date.

Move to take over Dawood Ibrahim’s properties cleared
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The government had seized the properties in 2002 and 2005. Kaskar had moved the Mumbai High court in 2015 against Dambarwala building seizure claiming that his mother, Amina Bi, owned the property.

Bar association elections: Delhi HC pulls up lawyers over election posters
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The bench also directed that action should be taken against the shop owners and vendors who allowed candidates to put up posters, stickers, etc on their shops.

Compensation scheme for sexual assault victims in Delhi gets green signal
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The new scheme has increased the compensation for various offences, including unnatural sex, acid attack and rape (see box). Victims of unnatural sexual offence now also recognises male victims.

Delhi HC: Existing mechanism not enough to ensure quality education in govt schools
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The HC is hearing multiple PILs and writ petitions with regard to lack of adequate teachers, books, uniforms and infrastructure in various Delhi government and MCD-run schools in the capital.

Gurdwara committee polls: Voters’ photos unavailable, revised electoral rolls delayed
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The government has now informed the bench that the draft electoral rolls are expected to be published by January 10, following which they will be checked and finalised.

Why fight over official, HC asks Delhi, Centre
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The bureaucrat was appointed to the post of Delhi Assembly Secretary in July 2015 for a year. Once the period ended, AIR directed him to return.

No govt house for Payal Abdullah, says Delhi HC
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Payal Abdullah and the two children are Z and Z Plus protectees respectively, due to the perceived threat against the family of Farooq and Omar Abdullah.

Delhi trafficking case: Waiting for body of daughter who hoped for better life
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Police sources said that her “employer”, a coaching centre owner living near Mukherjee Nagar, had kept her locked in the house since she started working in June.

Delhi molestation case: Police chowki battered after attack by ‘students’
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

A woman constable, who was at the chowki, said the four women constables and 15 male personnel on duty at the time of the attack, were “outnumbered” by the mob.

Two men molest woman on motorcycle in Delhi, mob attacks cops who tried to stop them
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Though the woman has not filed a complaint, police have registered a case of molestation and rioting and detained at least 24 men, mostly students.

At a busy govt hospital, few facilities for tests
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Doctors at Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, however, say it is “troublesome” to diagnose without proper facilities to conduct tests.

Born out of greed with intent to secure benefits, Unauthorised colonies can’t claim protection: Delhi HC 
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The acquisition of land for the road was done by the DDA in 2004-05 and the DDA demolished part of the colony in 2007 as part of the project.

Do J&K HC judges take oath under Constitution of India: Delhi HC
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The Delhi HC has not yet issued formal notice on the PIL and is considering whether the plea is maintainable. The matter will now be heard on February 13.

In anti-pollution drive, this man’s job is to guard 3 air purifiers
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

The three air purifiers are attached to the metal bench using a chain and lock. Two men guard the machines in 12-hour shifts.

Fresh coat of paint, roses, garlands: Raj Niwas ready for change of guard
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

An emotional farewell was organised in the afternoon where the Lieutenant-Governor’s secretariat staff said goodbye to Jung.

Court rejects Subramanian Swamy’s plea for documents in Herald case
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

The court order noted that the documents sought by Swamy “do not seem to be connected to the facts required to be proved”, and the BJP leader seemed to be trying to “enlarge the scope of the present proceedings”.

Delhi University set to get 4,000 permanent teachers next year
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

The university will issue advertisements for the posts in January.

Court pulls up CBI over AgustaWestland probe, grants bail to ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

CBI arrested Tyagi for allegedly receiving kickbacks from middlemen for granting undue favours.

CBI court reserves order on Tyagi’s bail in Agusta case
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The CBI insisted that there was a likelihood of tampering of witnesses and evidence while opposing bail for the accused.

Sexual assault cases: Delhi High Court to look into issues due to ‘multiple statements’
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The Delhi High Court is set to look into the legal issue arising out of “multiple statements” of a sexual assault victim being recorded by various authorities including NGO counsellors, police and magistrates. The issue has been taken up after a reference was sent by the Juvenile Justice Board- I (JJB 1) Principal Magistrate, Vishal […]

Delhi High Court asks Centre to release part of salaries to DCW consultants
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

DCW chief Swati Maliwal told the court that the L-G was “creating objections” because the DCW was “finally working”.

Tribunal formed to look into IRF ban begins work
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The government is required to prove before a judicial tribunal that there is “sufficient cause” for banning an organisation under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Four years, 56 hearings on, little progress on women safety
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

After the December 2012 gangrape, the Delhi High Court took up two PILs on various aspects of policing and safety of women in the Capital.

Crime tracking software is yet to be completely implemented, court told
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who appeared before the bench of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ashutosh.