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Stretched inferences, hyperbole: HC tears into Delhi Police chargesheet against Natasha, Devangana, Tanha
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Court notes: The foundations of our nation stand on surer footing than to be likely to be shaken by a protest, however vicious, organised by a tribe of college students or other persons’

HC dismisses Juhi Chawla’s suit against 5G, imposes fine of Rs 20 lakh
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The hearing on Wednesday had repeatedly been disrupted by unknown persons, who passed comments and sang songs from the actor's movies.

Delhi HC orders release of award money to help firm make vaccines
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

A division bench said the amount’s release will also remain subject to the undertaking given by Panacea Biotec that 20 per cent of the sale proceeds of Sputnik-V vaccine will be deposited by it with the High Court Registry.

Delhi challenges verdict allowing schools to collect 85% annual fee
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The DOE in its appeal against the May 31 judgment said every household has faced some kind of medical emergency during the pandemic and a common man is diverting the "hard earned money" towards the medical treatment.

Delhi High Court says Ramdev’s statements on allopathy fall within parameters of freedom of speech
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

Refusing to pass any interim injunction against Yoga guru Ramdev, Justice C Hari Shankar said the allopathic profession is not so fragile that the doctor’s body will rush to the court.

Gautam Gambhir Foundation involved in ‘unauthorised purchase, distribution of Covid drug’: Drug body to HC
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

The department told the court it is established that his foundation does not hold any drug licence as required by the law for purchase, stocking, or distribution of the drugs.

WhatsApp pushing privacy policy before data law comes: Centre to Delhi HC
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

WhatsApp reacted by saying said that "privacy of users remains our highest priority" and that it has already responded to the Centre.

Delhi High Court on vaccine shortage: Some must be ‘charged with manslaughter’
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

The court also said that the hand-holding of the vaccine manufacturers is missing which could be happening because of fear of vigilance or police investigations.

Proactive monitoring will have chilling effect on free speech: Google
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

However, Google has clarified that certain rules under the new IT Rules would be applicable to it as an intermediary.

Google says rule meant for social media sites cannot be extended to it
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The division bench of Chief Justice D.N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued a notice to the Centre, Delhi Police, Internet Service Providers Association of India in the appeal filed by Google and listed the case for hearing on July 25.

Unknown persons crash into HC’s virtual hearing on Juhi Chawla’s suit against 5G, start singing songs
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Taking a strong note of the interruptions, Justice Midha ordered his staff to identify the persons so that contempt action can be taken. The court also ordered removal of the persons from the meeting.

Delhi HC notice to CBSE, Centre on plea against Class 10 evaluation policy
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The petition filed by Justice for All argues that the parents have the apprehension that the policy devised by the CBSE is based “on unbiased and realistic academic record” which would be misused by the school management against the wards of the parents.

Old have lived their lives, says Delhi HC, pushes for priority in jabs, drugs to young
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The court also directed the Union government to come out with a policy for the distribution of Liposomal Amphotericin-B among mucormycosis patients.

Central Vista work of national importance, says Delhi HC; rejects plea, imposes fine
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The Centre had sought that the petition be dismissed with “exemplary costs” on the ground “that it is an abuse of the process of law”. The petitioners were translator Anya Malhotra and historian and documentary filmmaker Sohail Hashmi.

HC allows Delhi schools to collect fee, strikes down education dept order
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

Through the course of the past year, schools have been complaining that the limitation imposed on fee collection left them without enough resources to bear all the expenses of running their schools, even while physically closed. 

HC says Centre, Delhi must take call on priority among black fungus patients
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The court took note of Delhi government’s decision to distribute the drug on a pro rata basis among hospitals and leaving the decision to doctors.

No legal basis for Gambhir clean chit in Covid drug distribution case: Delhi HC to Drug Controller
Mon, May 31, 2021

The High Court also asked the Drug Controller to file a revised status report before it by Thursday.

Delhi private schools can collect fee with effect from June 10 last year; only 15% reduction cleared
Mon, May 31, 2021

The amount payable by concerned students will be paid in six monthly installments w.e.f 10 June 2021 said Justice Jayant Nath in the order.

Oxygen supply: 51 Delhi hospitals need to have manufacturing plant, suggests expert
Sat, May 29, 2021

The submission was made by Professor Sanjay Dhir of IIT-D before the division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh while presenting a blueprint on management of medical oxygen in Delhi.

Black fungus drug shortage: Delhi HC says ‘we’re all living this hell, can’t prioritise some patients’
Sat, May 29, 2021

The court Friday asked the Centre to update it on Monday about the current status of imports of the antifungal drug being used to treat black fungus.

Petition in Delhi HC against Twitter for alleged non-compliance of IT rules
Fri, May 28, 2021

The petitioner has argued that Twitter has appointed a US resident as the Grievance Officer but the same “is not in true sense implementation of the Rule 4 of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Ethics Code) Rules 2021”.

Families of 8 who died at Jaipur Golden Hospital approach Delhi High Court
Fri, May 28, 2021

The petition seeks securing the records of the hospital relating to demand and supply of medical oxygen, CCTV footage, and award of compensation to the families.

Tracing messages will violate privacy, chill free speech: WhatsApp
Thu, May 27, 2021

WhatsApp said the provision requiring intermediaries to enable identification of the first originator of information on their platforms could also put journalists and activists at risk of retaliation in India and infringe upon rights to free speech and expression.

Explained: Why there is shortage of black fungus drug in India
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

As mucormycosis spikes, there is an acute shortage of Amphotericin B, the main drug used in its treatment. How much does India need, and how much does it produce? What are the bottlenecks in supply?

80-year-old ‘slipping away’, granddaughter approaches Delhi HC for black fungus drug
Tue, May 25, 2021

Days after patients were compelled to approach the high court for oxygenated beds due to the shortage in hospitals, those seeking the medicine for black fungus are now knocking the court’s door for its supply.

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