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Consider Everester Sunita Singh for police job, HC tells Haryana govt
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Justice Rajiv Narain Raina, in the judgment released on Saturday, said that if persons like Choken are given jobs in the police department their presence would be inspirational for the police force.

A 27-year battle for justice, a brutal end before final fight
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Sita Devi was murdered October 15 last year, by three men who trespassed into her home. She had lived alone since 1991, when she was abandoned by her husband.

Punjab moves HC, challenges ouster of Suresh Kumar as Captain’s CPS
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The government has denied that the Kumar held a public office and had the power to perform any sovereign functions of the state, while questioning the jurisdiction exercised by the single bench in the matter in a writ of quo warranto.

Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act: Decide on amendment, HC tells Punjab govt
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

The HC also said the court would go ahead with the transfer of pending cases of Gram Panchayat land grabbing in Mohali and Rupnagar districts to the empanelled officers on March 20 if the government decides not to amend the Act.

Rs 100 cr in excess compensation for land: Issue show-cause notices to officers, HC tells Haryana
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

The division bench had last month observed that the excess amount could be recovered from the salary or retiral benefits of the officers or their personal assets.

Restoring Haryana’s share in Panjab University is not sustainable: Punjab govt to High Court
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Stating that PU has been “continuously and uninterruptedly functioning in the state of Punjab”, the Punjab government added that the varsity mostly catered to the people of the state.

Court Commissioner tells Punjab and Haryana HC: ‘Can’t say if things were removed before Dera sanitisation’
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Court Commissioner Anil Kumar Singh Panwar found himself also told the full bench of the High Court that he was “unable to understand” the order in which he was told to submit his “specific opinion” on what he had seen at the Dera.

Dera violence: HC pulls up Haryana cops for ‘befooling’ the court
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The bench of Justices Surya Kant, Augustine George Masih and Avneesh Jhingan came down hard on police and its SIT, after an officer submitted that he was satisfied with the custodial interrogation of Dera IT head Vineet Kumar.

Punjab and Haryana HC judge superseded, misses Chief Justice post for second time
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The Supreme Court Collegium had then prevented the supersession as Justice S S Saron, who was immediate senior of Justice Mittal, was about to retire.

Drug case: Punjab and Haryana HC sends Majithia probe report to state govt, ED
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The division bench of Justices Surya Kant and Shekher Dhawan, during the hearing of the Bhola drug case, said the officers who probed the matter related to Majithia “need to be protected,” while going through the report which was presented in a sealed cover.

‘Bad food’ video: NIA probed BSF man for ‘foreign contacts,’ found nothing
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav was sacked last April after he posted video clips purportedly showing poor quality food being served to security forces personnel posted in frontier areas adjoining Pakistan

Sacked for viral video, BSF jawan seeks reinstatement
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

He hit the headlines in January last year when his video complaining about the “poor quality and quantity of food” at the administration base in Khet near Line of Control in Poonch district went viral on the social media.

After Punjab govt objects, Mohali Mayor says it has no authority to meddle in MC affairs
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Responding to the government probe into his role in the alleged irregularities in the purchase of the tree-pruning machine, Kulwant has questioned the appointment of the Chief Vigilance Officer

Mewat rape case fallout: High Court to review implementation of 2016 order on abortion in rape cases
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The order by Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain has been passed following a submission before the bench stating that the governments have failed to follow the 2016 judgment.

Tree-pruning machine: Govt report puts Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh in dock
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Rs 89.50 lakh was spent by municipal coporation on the implement that has never been seen by officials

Punjab and Haryana HC scraps appointment of Punjab CM’s chief principal secretary
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The court said records showed that “overriding powers” had been vested in the retired IAS officer to enable him to take decisions regarding important departments like Home, Vigilance, Personnel, Finance and other

Suresh Kumar appointment as Punjab Chief Principal Secretary set aside
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Suresh Kumar, who retired in 2016 as an additional chief secretary, was appointed as chief principal secretary to the chief minister in March for a period of five years.

HC gives contractors of 67 mines a week to decide next course of action
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The progressive e-bidding system means contracts are given to the highest bidder as against the reverse bidding process where contracts were given to the lowest bidder.

Mohali mayor replies to showcause notice, govt asked not to give effect to any order
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The mayor had been issued a show cause notice for “purchasing a tree pruning machine at inflated prices and causing a loss to the state exchequer”.

Punjab and Haryana HC gives SIT two months to conclude probe into 4 lakh ‘bogus’ students
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The HC, in May 2016, asked the government to conduct a thorough inquiry.

Mewat rape case: Medical board rejects minor’s plea seeking termination of pregnancy
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

“Keeping in view of clinical examination and radiological examination, the board is of the opinion that there is no abnormality in the foetus and continuation of the pregnancy would not entail danger to the life of the patient,” the doctors panel said in the report.

Pending cases in Punjab and Haryana High Court up by 27% in 2017, lower courts also see rise
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

According to a report released by Supreme Court in 2015 October, the shortfall of judges in lower courts is one of the main reasons behind the rising figure of pending litigation.

Extra-judicial killings: HC orders expeditious trial of Punjab cops
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Centre’s sanction for prosecution not needed at inception of trial, says court

Punjab and Haryana HC: Panel to decide on abortion plea of minor rape victim
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

The court also directed the Director, Health Services in Haryana, to take action against officials and doctors responsible for the delay.

In 2017, Haryana officials broke record in violating RTI Act
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

According to the latest data, the Commission, till the end of November, recommended action in at least 266 cases against the Public Information Officers under Section 20 (2) of the RTI Act

Haryana Minor rape survivor moves HC for termination of 23-week pregnancy
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The plea filed on her behalf by her father through advocate Kamaldeep Kaur has stated that the minor was raped in July and it was only last month that she came to know about the pregnancy.

Haryana Police yet to arrest Aditya Insan and 66 others, facing charges of conspiracy
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

A total of 177 FIRs were registered in Panchkula following the violence and so far, 115 people have been evading arrest. Among the FIRs, 17 cases are related to conspiracy.

Punjab and Haryana HC issues notice to Punjab govt, Mohali police on illegal mining
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Plea alleges mining is being done in ‘connivance with the authorities’

IAS induction: As nepotism charges fly, Punjab and Haryana High Court says UPSC decision subject to its order
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

On Wednesday, the CAT, while holding the recommendation as illegal and arbitrary, had given the screening committee liberty to prepare a fresh panel of eligible candidates.

Punjab and Haryana High Court asks Centre to decide on CBI probe into Dera properties
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The High Court in September had asked the ED and Income Tax authorities to look into the bank accounts of Dera institutions and assets of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, his family and other close aides for an extensive probe into the allegations of money laundering in the functioning of Dera headquarters.

Panchkula Violence: Punjab and Haryana High Court raps SIT for failure to arrest top Dera functionary Aditya Insan
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Haryana told to reveal if Dera got land use exemptions, SIT to submit report on retrieved hard disks

HC tells UT to set up more old age homes
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

The HC has now asked the social welfare department to explore the option of increasing old age homes with the help of NGOs and other organisations

Governor seeks reply from Haryana govt on IFS officer’s letter
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The pending government petition also seeks quashing of the presidential orders on Chaturvedi’s departmental chargesheet.

HCS ‘Question Paper Leak’: Apex court remands case to High Court
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

The SC order, passed on Friday, was made public on Monday. The transfer order was passed following the submission of the status report of the investigation by the SIT in the case

Can’t expect Army to tackle internal strife and external adversary at same time: Former GOC Eastern Command Praveen Bakshi
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

“National priority versus the state priority of politics came to the fore. Whilst we were engaged, Darjeeling went up in flames due to some politics played by West Bengal," Praveen Bakshi said

Evolve mechanism for test of drug addiction of inmates, HC tells Punjab, Haryana & UT
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The division bench had then asked the states and UT to conduct the medical check up of all inmates for the purpose.