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Uttarakhand HC pulls up govt for not complying with order banning slaughter of animals in open

The High Court had banned slaughter of all animals in the open in September 2018 asking authorities to ensure that they are slaughtered only in legal slaughterhouses.

Justice Ramesh Ranganathan sworn in as Uttarakhand HC chief justice

After completing his law from Bangalore University, Justice Ranganathan enrolled himself as an Advocate in 1985 in Andhra Pradesh High Court.


SC stays Uttarakhand HC order directing AIIMS Rishikesh to handover body of prof G D Agarwal to Matri Sadan ashram

Agrawal had died at AIIMS Rishikesh on October 11, the 112th day of his fast-unto-death for the cause of Ganga. Agrawal’s body, which was to be donated to AIIMS Rishikesh as per his last wishes, remains in the medical college, depriving his followers of paying their final tributes.

Uttarakhand High Court wants NTCA to take over Corbett Tiger Reserve

The court had recently warned the state government that it may refer the tiger poaching case to the CBI.

Uttarakhand: Van Gujjars are threat to wildlife, their rehabilitation against public policy, says HC

“The State Government cannot give premium on dishonesty,” the court order, which mentioned Van Gujjars as encroachers of forest land, stated.

Uttarakhand High Court warns of referring tiger poaching case to CBI

Jai Raj’s report mentioned: "It appears that on his (Khati's) intimation the evidence was made to disappear. This proves his criminal intent."


Lives of others

On Wednesday, the Uttarakhand High Court declared all animals including “avian and aquatic” ones as “legal persons”. The jury is out on whether being vested with the rights of “a living person” is good news for Uttarakhand’s fauna.

Uttarakhand High Court puts stay on construction of dams, roads

The court order came when the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal Singh was hearing a PIL filed by Himadri Jan Kalyan Sansthan, an Agastyamuni-based NGO, in 2015, where the NGO had requested that the authorities and agencies involved in dam-construction on the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers, must be ordered to stop the disposal of muck along the riverbanks.

You can’t buy luxury items till you fix schools, High Court tells Uttarakhand govt

On November 19 last year, the HC, responding to a PIL, had asked the state government to provide necessary amenities in all government schools across the state. The government runs 12,533 primary schools, 2,809 upper primary schools and 2,203 secondary schools.

Uttarakhand HC asks CBI not to take coercive steps against CM Rawat

It asked both CBI and Rawat to file their affidavits and rejoinders, if any, together by June 8 and set June 20 as the next date of hearing in the case.