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Punjab and Haryana HC seeks details of PU expenditure and shortfall
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

“We would like to have a little corpus...there should not be any objection from any side,” said the division bench, also expressing concern over the PU vice chancellor having to appear in court regularly for the hearing.

No interim protection to Ryan owners
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Lawyers representing the trio appeared before the single bench of Justice Inderjit Singh in the morning seeking pre-arrest bail for the school trustees and the group CEO, but could not convince the High Court.

Punajb High Court denies relief to Ryan owners on bail plea
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

“I am not going to pass any detailed order in the case. I will first issue a notice of motion in the case,” observed Justice Inderjit and adjourned the case for Monday while issuing notice to the state government

Farmers protest: ‘Don’t want a repeat of Panchkula in Patiala,’ Punjab and Haryana High Court tells govt
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

High Court asks Punjab DGP to enforce prohibitory orders strictly during the five-day protest

Petition Filed by a High Court Peon: HC criticises UT for ‘apathy’ in allotment, maintenance of govt houses
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The court has suggested demolition of the old houses and sought a response from the authorities concerned on construction of multi-storied buildings as a replacement for the “obsolete” official accommodations.

Ryan trustees’ anticipatory bail pleas: Judge recuses himself, says knows Pintos
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Class II student Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit inside a washroom of the Ryan International School, Bhondsi, on September 8.

Ryan trustees move Punjab HC for anticipatory bail
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Founding chairman of the group Augustine Pinto, managing director Grace Pinto and the group's CEO Ryan Pinto, in their plea, said it is “unimaginable” that they could be involved in the alleged crime and be charged with the offences stated in the FIR

Gururgam student murder case: Ryan school official Francis Thomas applies for bail in Punjab and Haryana High Court
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Ryan International School murder: "On account of the death of a child, there has been wide spread condemnation of the school and the occurrence has found wide media coverage to the detriment of the School and its Management," Thomas has said in the plea filed through advocate Jasjit Singh Bedi.

Paper leak scam: Punjab and Haryana HC scraps Judicial Services Examination held in July
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

In an inquiry report, a high court committee had earlier recommended that preliminary examination should be scrapped after it was found that some of the candidates had access to the preliminary paper prior to the examination.

HC seeks report from Haryana on cows transported to other states
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The division bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal has asked the government to file an affidavit containing the information about the places where the cows have been taken and whether they are still alive.

Chandigarh blue whale challenge: HC seeks response on plea seeking ban
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The High Court has issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Telecommunication, Secretaries of the Home departments of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on the petition filed by a Chandigarh-based lawyer, Hitesh Kaplish.

Jat stir: High Court upholds Haryana quota law, state panel to decide extent
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The legislation was passed by the BJP government in Haryana, a month after the violent February 2016 Jat agitation in which 30 people lost their lives and divided the state along Jat and non-Jat lines.

Jat stir: Punjab and Haryana High Court upholds Haryana quota law, state panel to decide extent
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The legislation was passed by the BJP government in Haryana, a month after the violent February 2016 Jat agitation in which 30 people lost their lives and divided the state along Jat and non-Jat lines.

I am impotent: Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh told court
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The CBI investigation has revealed that Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim exploited these women at his 'gufa' or cave in the dera where they were put on sentry duty. Also, “rape” was termed “maafi” (forgiveness) at the dera, the probe stated.

Complicity on part of Haryana govt with the agitators? High Court to examine
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

“There has been a feeling amongst the police forces that even though they were in a position to control a particular situation, effective orders for use of force were not given or were not timely given,” the full bench of the High Court comprising Justice S S Saron, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Avneesh Jhingan has said.

Dera violence: Punjab and Haryana High HC wants SIT to monitor cases
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The HC, which is hearing a PIL on the issue, also directed the police to submit the case diaries and status reports every month to the area magistrates who will then forward the reports with their comments to the High Court.

Remarks against PM, CM not intentional… media at fault: Court
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Sign of weakness, says advocate Anupam Gupta, media not the culprit.

Panchkula violence: Punjab and Haryana High Court orders SIT
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The HC, which is hearing a PIL on the issue, also directed the police to submit the case diaries and status reports every month to the area magistrates who will then forward the comprehensive reports with their comments to the High Court. The case has been adjourned till September 27.

Dera chief’s conviction, sentence: We are under watch, don’t prejudice appeal of convict, HC tells lawyers
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The Punjab and Haryana High Court said its primary concern was the law and order situation and compensation to those whose property had been damaged in the violence.

Haryana Judicial Services prelims: 2 who ‘offered’ exam paper emerged toppers, HC told
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

“A perusal of the result shows that Sunita is topping the general category with exceptionally high marks whereas Sushila is topping in the reserved category with exceptionally high marks. Both have minimum errors,” said Justice Kuldip Singh.

Dera chief filed 30 pleas in HC against trial court orders
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The High Court, in one of its orders on July 5, even took strong note of this and recorded that it was an attempt to “prolong the trial” and directed the Special CBI Judge to conclude the trial at the earliest.

Dera violence toll up to 36: HC slams central and state govts, says PM of India, CM of state, not of BJP
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Meanwhile, the court notified the Rohtak district jail, where the Dera chief has been taken, as a “place of sitting of the CBI Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge, Panchkula” for the pronouncement of his sentence on Monday.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim conviction: Centre tells Haryana to provide security to judge who passed order
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Officials of the Union Home Ministry said intelligence inputs will be analysed before deciding whether the judge’s security cover needs to be handled by a central force such as the CRPF. Jagdeep Singh is Additional District and Sessions Judge at the Panchkula district court and was designated as CBI judge in April 2016.

Army out, curfew clamped after widespread arson, violence by Dera followers
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

According to police, 27 people were killed in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, where the CBI courts complex is located and where thousands of Dera followers had gathered over the last two days in anticipation of the verdict.

HC fumes at cop-out, seeks names of cops who turned tail
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

The HC said the police officers must perform their duties and there should be no lapse on their part. “They should be unrelenting in performing their duties at this critical hour. Any officers found wanting will be sternly dealt with,” it said.

Ram Rahim case verdict today: High Court blasts Haryana, says ‘complete collusion, why let the crowd gather’
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Hearing a PIL on the situation in Panchkula where thousands of followers of the Dera chief have assembled ahead of the verdict in the rape case against him, the HC bench directed the govts of Punjab and Haryana and the UT administration to ensure peace and law and order.

With prayer on lips, Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s followers pack roads, parks
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The followers - many with their whole families - carrying bags containing clothes, food, water and essential items say they do not know what the verdict would be or when they would have to return to their villages.

Varnika Kundu Case: High Court refuses to entertain PIL, says aggrieved person can step up
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Citing a 1991 apex court judgment, the division bench of Acting Chief Justice S S Saron and Justice Avneesh Jhingan made it clear that the court would have no difficulty taking up the case if Varnika herself approached the High Court.

Rain, rain going away
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Don’t be fooled by the occasional heavy showers. Chandigarh has been receiving decreasing amount of rain over the years.

Dadam village stone mine: A week after SC rap, issue back in apex court
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

The case dates back to 2015 when the government initially had allowed the transfer of 51 per cent shares of SMA’s joint venture partner Karamjeet Singh and Company Limited to the former after the latter sought to cancel the contract with the government.

Gwal Pahari issue: Punjab and Haryana HC disposes of plea by MC Gurugram, suggests a civil suit
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

“You (MCG) have to produce all the revenue records to claim your right, otherwise you will just let the land go on platter to them,” observed the division bench.

Murthal gang rape: HC gives SIT one-month deadline to complete probe
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The Punjab and Haryana High Court also said that it would consider transferring the case to CBI if nothing “substantial” was found by the SIT in a month.

Supreme Court pulls up Haryana govt: ‘Influence used in granting mining lease to firm that did not meet criteria’
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The apex court bench has termed it “a classic case” of use of influence to violate the law and get a benefit that would ordinarily not be granted to anybody else.

Gwal Pahari: Not proper to intervene in a case where 120 civil suits are pending, says High court
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The decision has come as a major relief for private parties in the public interest litigation who had contended that the case related to the land in question should only be decided by the civil courts and not the High Court.

Civil suit is appropriate remedy regarding Gwal Pahari village in Gurgaon: Punjab HC
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The decision has come as a major relief for private parties in the PIL, who had contended that the case should be decided by a civil court and not High Court. The case had reached the court in April after a Gurgaon-based RTI activist, Harinder Dhingra, filed a PIL seeking a CBI probe in the controversial mutation of 464 acres of prime land in Gwal Pahari village.

Will file PIL seeking proper probe, says Subramanian Swamy
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

A Chandigarh-based rights lawyer also said he would move the HC seeking a CBI probe and immediate arrest of the accused. Chandigarh Police has come under criticism for booking the accused under bailable charges.