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Gujarat: Govt files Action Taken Report on COVID-19 at HC

March 27, 2020 11:12 pm

The response was pursuant to the court's requirement from the state to file an Action Taken Report in response to the suo motu cognisance it had taken in the wake of the World Health Organization declaring novel coronavirus as a pandemic.

Biotech graduates are eligible to teach in govt schools: Gujarat HC

March 04, 2020 1:49 am

Four petitions were moved between 2017 and 2018 by five aggrieved parties with degrees of graduation and post-graduation in biotechnology.

Gujarat: Four new judges of HC take oath

March 04, 2020 1:42 am

The four judges — Justices Ilesh Vora, Gita Gopi, Ashokkumar C Joshi and Rajendra M Sareen — were formerly serving as the principal district and sessions judge in the courts of Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Vadodara and Anand respectively.

Nithyananda case: Now, DPS challenges govt’s withdrawal of recognition

March 04, 2020 1:31 am

Argued by senior advocate Mihir Joshi on behalf of the petitioner, it was highlighted that no showcause notice (to explain themselves) was issued prior to cancellation of the recognition of the school by the state government.

Nithyananda Ashram Case: ‘Missing’ women to be impleaded as parties

March 03, 2020 12:48 am

Their father, Janardhana Sharma had filed a habeas corpus petition in November 2019, seeking the custody of his daughters who were allegedly kept in illegal confinement at Nithyananda Ashram.

Least respect for persons riding smaller vehicles on Indian roads, says Gujarat HC

February 19, 2020 1:47 am

The court observed that “the state of Indian roads” cannot be ignored, where heavy four-wheelers such as trucks and buses ply on the same road as cars, and motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians have no option “but to commute on the same road”.

LRD recruitment row: Gujarat govt reiterates more seats, changed cut-off before HC

February 19, 2020 1:17 am

The statement before Justice Biren Vaishnav stated that the “state government as a special case, will fix the cut off marks to 50% i.e. 62.5 marks out of 125 marks for all categories of women candidates to give maximum representation to women candidates in all categories.”

Gujarat HC rejects regular bail plea of alleged ISIS suspect

February 19, 2020 1:07 am

Alleged ISIS suspect, Obaid Mirza, represented by advocate Asim Pandya, contended that he had no criminal antecedent and had been in judicial custody for nearly two-and-half years since October 2017 despite the investigation getting over.

Gujarat HC rejects Hardik Patel’s anticipatory bail petition

February 18, 2020 1:37 am

The court of Justice Vipul Pancholi did not go into the merits of the case and rejected Patel’s plea for relief based on his “criminal antecedents”, as was also emphasised upon by the state while opposing the Congress leader’s plea.

Gujarat HC Issues notices; Petition alleges SMC chief, others of contempt of court

February 15, 2020 2:34 am

The matter pertains to an illegal construction by SMC corporator Devidas Wankhede, wherein the HC in May, 2019 had directed the municipal commissioner to “take appropriate actions in accordance with law” and “as early as possible.”


Ishrat Jahan had no terror links: Vrinda Grover

February 11, 2016 9:53 am

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Vrinda Grover, who is representing Ishrat Jahan’s family in court, on Thursday insisted that Ishrat had no terror links. She said that Headley’s statement is “extremely manipulative” and cannot be “treated as evidence” as per the Indian law. A judicial enquiry, the Gujarat High Court and the CBI all concluded that the encounter was fake.