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Delhi High Court raises questions on trial process in a 1984 riots case
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The bench then observed that at many places, witnesses did not turn up because of fear. How could the accused’s guilt be then established, it asked. There could be the complicity of police and the accused. Despite scores of people being killed, no bodies were recovered, it said.

JNU seat cut: No admission in 56 of 67 MPhil/PhD courses, court told
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

After informing the bench of the absence of Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, standing counsel for JNU Monica Arora sought a fresh date of hearing. In the brief proceedings, counsel for students Arvind K Nigam apprised the court of the figures of zero admissions: “What is the university there for then?... Admission figures are bizarre...Why is this happening?”

CM Arvind Kejriwal tells Delhi High Court: Won’t ask scandalous questions
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The application added that during proceedings, the questions put to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was “ex-facie abusive and defamatory”.

Men who threw pamphlets in House target 10 MLAs in court
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

An additional affidavit, filed along with the application, states that around 2.40 pm on June 26, while the assembly was in session, Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Kumar Madan threw printed pamphlets from the visitors’ gallery and shouted ‘Inquilab Zindabad.

Can’t compromise justice for speed: Arvind Kejriwal on DDCA case
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The plea filed by Kejriwal’s counsel Anupam Shrivastava said Jaitley’s application was barred according to High Court Rules, which allowed an appeal only against the order of the Joint Registrar.

Sunanda Pushkar Case: Amid some confusion, status report ‘submitted’
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

While police sources maintained that the report was submitted on Monday, standing counsel Rahul Mehra told The Indian Express, “The report cannot be filed without the same being showed and processed by me or my office.”

Sunanda Pushkar Case: Swamy’s priority is publicity, says plea by Sunanda’s son
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Underlining that the court is yet to take cognizance of the PIL, the bench maintained that there could be no restraining order, and Swamy’s locus standi will be considered after proceedings started.

Delhi HC refuses interim vote relief to MP minister
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

“...This court is at this stage is prima facie of the view that the conclusions reached by the ECI on facts cannot be said to be based on no evidence or perverse," said a bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Pratibha M Singh

Arun Jaitley files petition to expedite DDCA trial
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Union minister Arun Jaitley filed an application in the Delhi High Court to expedite proceedings in the DDCA defamation case filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.

Delhi High Court hears 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots pleas: If all accused had been punished, course of history would be different
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The counsel also said she suddenly made a statement to the CBI against Khokhar. The bench then asked whether the counsel was “challenging evidence for her presence”, which the counsel denied.

Violence at hospitals: Delhi HC asks Centre for ‘ideal patient to doctor ratio’
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

It then asked the Centre to submit a “one-page report”, showing increase in patients with regards to each medical department vis-a-vis the departmental increase in doctors.

All three Delhi civic bodies file status reports on garbage
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

EDMC’s affidavit said that despite a majority of population in the area being from lower socio-economic profile, efforts were being made by organising meetings to inform people about cleanliness.

Delhi High Court’s suggestion: ‘Let citizens monitor sanitation workers’
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday, a news report showing the disposal of garbage by civic bodies in areas such as Pankha Road, Chanakya Place, Mayur Vihar, Seemapuri and Kalyanpuri was screened.

Soldier who complained of food feels ‘threatened’
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Counsel for Vinay Kumar, a soldier posted in Assam, said the latter was assigned duty to smash and boil potatoes. But, the counsel said, Kumar found out that most of the potatoes were “rotten and full of insects”.

Merit position of DU aspirants could change: Delhi HC
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The court’s observations gave hope to students who have applied for re-evaluation and have gone to court as the admission process in DU is already underway and many colleges have closed their doors after they filled all vacant seats.

DDCA defamation case: Kejriwal seeks minutes of meeting to confront Jaitley
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

According to the application filed by Kejriwal's counsel Anupam Srivastava, the matter is at the stage where Jaitley is being cross-examined. Further cross-examination of the BJP leader was listed for July 28 and 31.

Industries in residential units: Delhi HC pulls up authorities, wants fresh inquiry
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the details should include the date of commencement and sealing of the industries.

Subramanian Swamy plea in HC for SIT probe into Sunanda’s death
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

According to the petition, which is yet to be listed, no chargesheet has been filed nor has anyone been arrested despite a lapse of three years from the date of Pushkar’s death on January 17, 2014.

Delhi High Court directs CBSE: Accept all applications for re-evaluation
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

A Delhi High Court bench was hearing a plea filed by students challenging the CBSE’s notification, dated June 28, imposing conditions that the right to apply for scrutiny was limited to 10 subjects only and up to 10 theory questions per subject.

Delhi HC wants authorities to discuss Right to Education
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The petition says the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, was meant to ensure free and compulsory education to children by the government. But, Section 8(1) of the Delhi Right to Education (RTE) Rules was curtailing this right, it said.

Wind up disaster management bodies if you can’t fill vacant posts: HC to MHA
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Noting that the key positions of vice-chairperson and secretary were vacant at NDMA, the bench issued notices to both MHA and NDMA.

To give him a chance to reform, Delhi High Court reduces chain snatcher’s sentence
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

After a chargesheet was filed, a trial court sentenced Noor to five years’ RI, besides charging him a fine of Rs 5,000 under sections 392 (robbery), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

Delhi: Possession delay, realtor told to pay Rs 65 lakh
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Noting that the consumers had filed their evidence, the commission said that despite being served notice through Registered Post with Acknowledgment Due (RAD), no one appeared on behalf of the realtor.

A litigant has to be vigilant about court proceedings, says Delhi High Court
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

"After filing a civil suit/written statement, the litigant cannot go off to sleep and wake up from a deep slumber after a long time... as if the court is a storage unit of such suits filed by negligent litigants,” said the court

Enough workforce, yet Delhi remains smothered in garbage, says High Court
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Underscoring the importance of public participation and creating awareness in the face of “little being done by the corporations,” the bench said a nodal agency is required to solve the issue.

Why should we suffer dengue when MCDs can’t clear garbage, asks court
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the authorities, while trying to balance right to shelter vis-a-vis right to life, had compromised on the right to life.

Hospital told to pay Rs 24 lakh for ‘surgery without equipment’
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Family of the deceased had filed a complaint stating that he was admitted at a private hospital in New Friends Colony on November 19, 2001, after being advised to undergo surgery to remove a tumour in his brain. He was operated upon the next day by two neurosurgeons.

CBSE to take ‘appropriate action’ for claims on improper evaluation of answer sheets
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The ASG also said all such applications would be considered on “first come first serve basis”. The “concerned marking scheme” would be uploaded on the board's website within two days, he added.

CBSE told to submit details on scrapping re-evaluation
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The court’s observation came while hearing several pleas filed by students in Delhi, and one from Saudi Arabia, who gave the board exams this year. The students had also sought parity with an order of the Orissa High Court, which had allowed re-evaluation for certain students.

Severe staff shortage hits malaria fight
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Earlier, the court had directed the NVBDCP to “make a comprehensive action plan from every angle, which the municipal and civic authorities must implement, so that the problem of vector-borne diseases is minimised and ultimately eliminated”.

Delhi HC slams civic bodies on garbage: Let’s move government colonies to Seelampur or Kotla
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The bench asked for action taken report as well as an action plan.

Parents accused of trying to declare girl ‘mentally ill
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The woman, 23, was allegedly forcibly taken away by her parents — for providing treatment for her “mental disorder” — from the residence of her music teacher.

Delhi HC asks police to track down kidnapped child
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

A month after a minor was allegedly kidnapped for trafficking, the Delhi High Court has directed police to track her down and produce her in court. The girl’s father had moved court, saying his 13-year-old daughter had been missing since May 10. Despite registering an FIR, he said, police did not take any action to […]

Woman gets Rs 15L for medical negligence
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Complainant alleged permanent disability in her hand.

Sexual assault of minor: Delhi HC upholds trial court verdict
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The incident occurred on July 21, 2014, when the accused sexually assaulted the five-year-old after kidnapping her.

Let your daughter study: Delhi HC to woman
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The girl told the court that she fled home as her mother would beat her up. She had also forced her to drop out in Class IX, the girl said, adding that she wanted to continue her studies.