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Wednesday, July 06, 2022

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Stephen’s can’t admit students as per its own whims and fancies: DU in HC
Wed, Jul 06, 2022

St Stephen’s and DU have been at loggerheads over the minority institution’s refusal to do away with interviews for admissions to its general seats. The college in May announced that it will give 85 per cent weightage to CUET score and 15 per cent to interview.

Newsmaker | Among its linchpins, AAP feels Satyendar Jain’s absence
Fri, Jun 17, 2022

Since the minister’s arrest, the party’s poll efforts in Himachal Pradesh and the Delhi government’s project planning have taken a hit.

Hate speeches starting point of targeted attacks: Delhi High Court
Tue, Jun 14, 2022

Justice Singh said hate speeches by elected representatives, political and religious leaders warrant “stringent peremptory action” by the Central and state governments.

Explained: Delhi HC ruling on liquor shops and public sentiments
Wed, Jun 08, 2022

The Delhi High Court has ruled on petitions challenging the location of liquor vends in residential areas. What was the case, and what has the court said? Why was there controversy over the issue? What do the rules state?

No new smog tower as Delhi HC corrects its order
Tue, Jun 07, 2022

While noting that contract value is of Rs 125 crore, the court had asked the company to pay 10% (12.50 crore) of it for a public cause — for setting up the smog tower.

In 3 years, officials gave nod to remove 77,000 trees in Delhi
Mon, Jun 06, 2022

In total, 77,420 trees have been permitted to be cut or transplanted in 2019, 2020 and 2020 — 29,946 by the tree officers under Section 9 of the DPTA and 47,474 by the government under Section 29 of the DPTA.

Individual has right to profess any religion: Delhi HC
Sat, Jun 04, 2022

Declines to issue notice on BJP leader’s plea to prohibit forced conversions

Bagga arrest: HC asks Delhi Police to reply to Punjab Police plea seeking to quash FIR
Wed, May 25, 2022

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing Delhi Police, had submitted that the police commissioner needs to be separately made a party to the case as allegations have been made against the police in the plea filed by Mohali SSP.

Punjab Police goes to Delhi HC to seek custody of Bagga
Tue, May 24, 2022

On May 6, a Punjab Police team took him into custody from his Janakpuri residence but were stopped by police in Haryana on the way back, following receipt of information from Delhi Police regarding a search warrant.

Court should not fall into trap of interpreting everything as terror: Umar Khalid to Delhi HC
Tue, May 24, 2022

The submission was made before the Delhi High Court, in context of reference to a Supreme Court ruling wherein it has been stated that an activity which creates “a sense of fear and insecurity” among people can be called a terrorist act.

Explained: Why HC quashed Delhi govt’s doorstep ration delivery scheme
Sat, May 21, 2022

What is the Delhi government's doorstep ration delivery scheme, and what hurdles has it faced? What was the legal battle, and what has Delhi High Court ruled now?

At Umar Khalid’s bail hearing, Delhi HC deliberates on meaning of ‘inquilab’: ‘Revolution not necessarily bloodless’
Fri, May 20, 2022

Court continues to question speech made by Umar Khalid at Amravati in February 2020, says he could have used “some other words” for Prime Minister Modi.

HC puts brakes on Delhi govt’s home delivery of ration scheme
Fri, May 20, 2022

It further said the Chief Minister should place the matter before the council of ministers and consider the proposed scheme in light of the objections raised by the Centre last year and observations made by the court in the verdict delivered Thursday.

Cutting of trees in Delhi halted till next hearing, says HC
Thu, May 19, 2022

The court said that there was “no other way” to mitigate the environmental degradation, while ordering the interim stay.

Live streaming of same-sex marriages case: Delhi High Court takes exception to Centre’s affidavit
Tue, May 17, 2022

The Centre in February 2021 in a written reply before the court argued that a marriage in India necessarily depends upon “age-old customs, rituals, practices, cultural ethos and societal values”

Legally, sex worker can say no, not married woman: Delhi HC judge
Thu, May 12, 2022

State cannot have a plausible 'legitimate interest' in saving a marriage when that marriage is 'tyranny', says Justice Rajiv Shakdher

Delhi HC delivers split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape
Thu, May 12, 2022

While Justice Rajiv Shakdher struck down the Exception 2 that protects men, who have forced non-consensual intercourse with their wives, from criminal prosecution under Section 376 IPC, Justice C Hari Shankar disagreed saying that the exception doesn't violate Article 14, 19 and 21.

ACB wants Aadhaar data, UIDAI says let card holders be heard first
Wed, May 11, 2022

A district magistrate had allegedly issued “fake certificates, certifying as Delhi residents for making Aadhaar Cards, to over 400 people from his home state, Rajasthan”.

Explained: Why, according to UIDAI, Aadhaar data can’t be used in police investigations
Tue, May 10, 2022

The UIDAI, which issues the unique Aadhaar number to residents of India, is prohibited by law from sharing any core biometric information with police.

Punjab tells HC its officers held; Haryana, Delhi deny
Sat, May 07, 2022

As a Punjab Police team took Bagga away, and his father filed a complaint at the Janakpuri police station alleging he had been abducted, the Delhi Police filed an FIR and its inspector Antariksh approached the Dwarka court for a search warrant.

Plea against action on Insta account: Contradicting Centre, Meta says no need for notice before action
Fri, May 06, 2022

The IT Rules, 2021 specify that the significant social media intermediaries must provide a user with an “opportunity to dispute the action being taken by such intermediary and request for the reinstatement of access to such information”, the company said.

Umar Khalid bail hearing: Is it proper to use the word ‘jumla’ for PM, asks HC
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Delhi High Court said that there has to be “a line” or a “Lakshman rekha” when it comes to criticism of the government.

‘You have admitted your failures’: Delhi High Court to police over attack on CM Kejriwal’s residence
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

The court said that the Delhi Police commissioner should inquire whether the security arrangements were adequate and the reasons for their failure. The court also asked the city’s top police officer to fix the responsibility for the lapse “which admittedly has occurred”.

Umar Khalid’s Amravati speech obnoxious, offensive, says Delhi HC
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

The court made the observation when the counsel representing Khalid was reading the portion where he is reported to have said Mahatma Gandhi had launched a non-cooperation movement against the British in 1920, and Jamia Millia Islamia University was one of the first educational institutes to be established after Gandhi’s call.

Not uncommon to shift graves when they cause obstruction to development: Delhi HC on transfer of graveyard claimed by Waqf Board
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

The HC division bench dismisses the board’s appeal against a single-bench order that refused to stay the transfer of property to ITBP on the grounds that the land would still remain in possession of Centre