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How will green cess be used to tackle pollution, asks Delhi HC
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The court noted that Rs 700 crore was collected as “green cess”, of which, as per rules, 25 per cent was provided to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Remove encroachments on Ridge, Delhi High court tells DDA
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Quoting from the report filed by the committee, the bench said that around 1,170 square yards of land on the Southern Ridge, belonging to the DDA, has been encroached upon.

No-detention policy: Delhi High Court allows father’s plea to let girl repeat LKG
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, the girl’s father said, “I got my daughter admitted to school despite my unwillingness because if I did not get her admitted, she would not have got admission subsequently.”

CBI submits report on missing JNU student, seeks in-camera proceedings
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Since Najeeb’s disappearance, his mother has been leading a spirited campaign to press the authorities and police to help trace her son. The court had, on May 16 this year, directed the CBI to take over the investigation from Delhi Police.

Chain snatching: Delhi HC for harsher punishment
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

As per the PIL, 37,557 snatching cases were reported in Delhi between 2013 and 2017. Delhi Police records revealed that cases of snatching had increased by almost 413% in the last five years.

Class IX girl moves HC over sewage-filled pond near school
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

In her plea, the girl said, ‘The place has become a breeding ground for diseases. We cannot concentrate on studies because of unhygienic conditions’

Pay full wages to DTC man sacked 18 years ago: HC
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The man was appointed as a retainer crew conductor in Feb 1981 and removed in April 1999 after a fellow employee alleged his matriculation certificate was invalid

Stubble burning visible villain but what about other factors, says High Court
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

A bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was hearing a PIL that it had initiated in 2015, besides another plea filed by a person underlining the poor air quality in the national capital.

Delhi High Court asks NGOs to figure out Kathputli residents who can’t be relocated
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The court had stayed the DDA’s demolition drive to enable those found eligible for rehabilitation to voluntarily shift to the relocated sites, and for those found ineligible to file appeals.

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking SIT probe into Sunanda Pushkar death
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The bench highlighted that the plea filed by Swamy and advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari had said the investigation into Pushkar’s death was... “an extreme example of the slow motion of the criminal justice system and the extent to which it can be subverted.”

Caught between devil and the deep sea: Chief Secretary M M Kutty in HC
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

According to an order issued by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal dated September 15, the appropriate authority to enter displeasure/remarks in the ACR of an IAS officer is the L-G.

Add murder charge in rape case where victim died: Delhi HC
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Justice Vinod Goel said as per the precedent set by the Supreme Court, punishment alone could not be the deciding factor in determining if the offence was minor.

Delhi High Court modifies man’s sentence to jail term he has undergone
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Chand was involved in an accident on January 16, 2008, which had resulted in the death of a man, Sanjay. Police had registered the case on the basis of the statement by another injured person.

Delhi High Court seeks AAI reply on plea for Safdarjung airport attachment
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

As disputes regarding payments arose, the matter was referred for arbitration as per terms of agreement, following which sole arbitrator O P Goel, former Director General, CPWD, on December 23, 2015, awarded an amount of around Rs 1.23 crore, with 12 per cent interest if it was not paid within reasonable time.

Delhi High Court relief for teen denied admission to city school
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The petition alleged that school authorities illegally obtained the signature of Kajal’s aunt, who is illiterate, on a letter written by someone else which stated that she could not take responsibility of the girl as her parents lived in Ghaziabad.

Delhi HC dismisses plea to drop graft charges against Congress leader Tytler, businessman Verma
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The case was registered in July, 2012, on the basis of a complaint made by Ajay Maken, the then state minister (independent charge) Youth Affairs and Sports.

Defacement of property: Delhi HC asks authorities to form plan
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The plea highlighted defacement of public property in Delhi University, properties within the jurisdiction of the MCDs and the Delhi Metro. It added that it was next to impossible to completely remove the defacement.

Delhi HC sets aside JNU order on action against 15 students for Feb 9 event
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

During the event, alleged “anti-national” slogans were raised. Guru was convicted of attacking the Parliament building on December 13, 2001.

AAP’s EVM demonstration unconstitutional: Plea in Delhi High Court
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The plea said the proceedings were violative of the provisions of the Constitution of India and the principle of separation of powers. It said that the plea was only seeking a "declaratory judgment" on the issue of constitutionality of the proceedings.

Le Meridien eviction case: High Court fines Reliance Industries
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Earlier, the NDMC had issued an eviction notice to CJ International, operator of the hotel, for its alleged failure to pay dues pegged at around Rs 605 crore. The operator then filed an appeal in the HC, which was quashed.

Delhi HC acquits four in a suicide case, says ‘tendency to rope in all in-laws in dowry cases’
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

“The... trial court convicted all appellants based on conjecture and implications, which could not have been done as there was neither any proof of dowry demand nor harassment of deceased by the appellants...,” Justice Pratibha Rani said.

Testimony of victim enough: Delhi HC finds father guilty of rape
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Citing several Supreme Court orders that shows the statement of the prosecutrix, if reliable, is enough to convict a rape accused, the court said the convict would not be entitled to any clemency till he spends 20 years in jail.

Delhi High Court says 14-year-old gave consent, convict’s rape term reduced
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

The Delhi High Court has acquitted the man of kidnapping charges who was convicted of raping and kidnapping a minor girl, his sentence was reduced to five years.

Delhi High Court tells DU: Admit 301 more students to LLB course
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

The Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University and the Faculty of Law to admit additional of 301 candidates in the reserved categories as supernumeraries.

HC tells govt: Don’t appoint or promote guest teachers till October 11
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The Delhi High Court has restrained authorities from either appointing or promoting guest teachers — who were appointed since 2010 — till October 11.

Delhi HC dismisses Honeypreet 3-week anticipatory bail plea
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The dismissal of her plea came on a day a Haryana Police team from Panchkula returned empty-handed following a raid at a house in Greater Kailash, south Delhi, on a tip-off that Honeypreet, 37, was present there.

Acquitted of raping US national: Lack of consent not communicated to Mahmood Farooqui, says Delhi HC
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

There could be an affirmative consent, or a positive denial, but it might remain underlying/dormant, which could lead to confusion in the mind of the other” — Justice Kumar

US researcher rape case: Delhi HC acquits Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Mahmood Farooqui’s wife Anusha Rizvi told The Indian Express she was “very relieved”. “Vindicated... victory of truth. I am grateful to judiciary, legal team,” she said.

HC: Can’t allow another gas chamber situation
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The court was hearing a PIL it initiated in 2015, as well another plea filed by a person underlining the capital’s poor air quality.

Gender body replaced: JNU, UGC get HC notice
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Three faculty members and three students had moved the court, stating that on September 18, the university had adopted the UGC Regulations, 2015. It had then approved formation of an ICC with immediate effect, which would replace the existing GSCASH.

Using forensic psychology to probe Sunanda Pushkar death, HC told
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead inside a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014.

DUSU president’s future hangs in balance after HC gets application highlighting FIR against him
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

According to the application, Rocky did not disclose that an FIR was registered against him in Rajouri Garden on August 6, 2014, under IPC sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt ), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34

Not necessary parties in Blue Whale case: Google, FB India to Delhi HC
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The Delhi Police, in the status report submitted before the High Court, however, stated that no such case of suicide committed as part of the Blue Whale challenge has been reported from the capital

Blast victim’s son wants to study, Delhi HC gives hope
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

On Monday, standing counsel for DU said admission to regular college was not possible as admissions closed on August 31

Report in Delhi HC claims no manual scavengers
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The NDMC said it employs 615 nallah beldars, none of whom are allowed to enter drains/manholes/septic tanks. It added that suction-cum-jetting machines, excavators and super suckers are used for cleaning.

Delhi government school lack of facilities: HC issues notice to government, centre, CBSE
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

According to the plea, filed by Yusuf Naqi, the lack of facilities meant that students were unable to choose a profession of their choice.