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COVID-19: High Court upholds relaxation of curfew in Chandigarh
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The hearing took place through video conferencing before a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Rakesh Kumar Jain on Sunday morning.

PIL filed against Chandigarh Administration’s decision to relax curfew
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

While the public were restrained from leaving their houses, the Chandigarh Administration on Friday passed an order allowing one person from each household to step out of their houses between 10 am to 6 pm to visit their nearest shop or market. 

Amid lockdown in Punjab, a big fear: Drug addicts at risk of relapse
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Dr Anirudh Kala, a Ludhiana-based senior psychiatrist, said the mental illnesses require a very long treatment and follow-up visits for dosage adjustment.

Punjab to release 25% inmates to decongest jails
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The prisoners convicted and facing trial under POCSO Act, Section 376, 379-B of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act, for acid attack and foreign nationals will continue to remain inside the jails.

Coronavirus: Rape, child sexual abuse accused and convicts, foreigners not to be released in Haryana 
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Those under-trials with only one case pending in which maximum prescribed sentence is seven years or less and those with two cases pending in “which maximum prescribed punishment in both cases is seven years or less” will be considered for 45 days of interim bail, which can be extended to 60 days.

Doctor hounded over tweet on lack of protective gear, PGIMS Rohtak says ‘she is our front line’
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

While Kakkar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts, Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, a Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at PGIMS Rohtak and Head of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine vociferously supported the student and even confirmed that doctors everywhere are in need of more protective gear.

After applause, docs, nurses face corona stigma in neighbourhood
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.

Coronavirus: In Punjab jails, new inmates now head straight to isolation ward
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The government told the court that prisons at a cumulative level are not overcrowded, except for Amritsar and Ferozepur Central Jails where the occupancy rate is between 120-130 per cent. Central Jail Patiala also has 110 per cent occupancy.

BSF constable entitled to disability pension, says HC
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The constable is from Haryana’s Jhajjar and was enrolled in the BSF in 1995 under sports category.

HC red flags withholding of tax refunds, issues show-cause to top Haryana officers
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The company had claimed a refund of Rs 48,11,52,210 and Rs 252,45,13,970 as refund under the provisions of the Act.

Trial court has no record of 1994 report police claimed to have filed, SIT tells Punjab and Haryana HC
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The SIT has also said that there is no record of the 1994 case in the trial court even though local police have claimed that an untraced report was filed there in 1994.

Haryana FIRs pending against 1,170 POs, HC says police have to follow court orders
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The observation was made by the court in response to a Haryana Police submission that the matter of registration of FIRs in 1,170 cases is pending in the state due to a verdict passed in appeal by a single bench of the High Court in 2016.

Punjab: College expels student for ‘using’ Apple watch during exam; HC quashes orders
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

While delivering the verdict, the court also quashed the orders of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, which had barred the student from appearing in examination for a period of two semesters.

Punjab cops still not recording witness statement on video, cites lack of funds
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The HC, meanwhile, has ordered release of two accused in a drugs case after they produced video evidence raising questions over the FIR registered by the police.

Property with no link to crime can’t be attached: HC on ED powers under PMLA
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The bench was hearing a case from Ludhiana, in which the accused are facing allegations of fraudulently availing VAT refund in February-March 2013 without actual export of goods

Kotkhai custodial death: Former Shimla SP sought extra security due to threats from accused, CBI tells HC
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The CBI has told the High Court that Zaidi had threatened her to be prepared for a battery of lawyers and 30 pages of questionnaire for her cross-examination before the trial court.

Sukhna Lake declared ‘legal person’: HC imposes Rs 200-crore fine on Punjab, Haryana
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The amount has to be deposited with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change within a period of three months, and will then be used for restoration of the lake’s eco-sensitive zone.

Punjab: School puts students in sections on basis of marks; HC says violation of fundamental rights
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

If an action induces a sense of inferiority in a child, it is being denied the right to development and growth at par with a child who does not suffer from such feeling of inferiority,” reads the judgment passed by Justice Sudhir Mittal.

Foreign prisoners who have completed their sentences: ‘In most cases, countries don’t acknowledge their citizenship’
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

In 2017, the High Court had observed that the State can develop a mechanism where prisoners are free during the day and can come back at night. “You just cannot keep them in jail.

Punjab and Haryana HC pulls up trial magistrate, says ‘does not read her own orders’
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill in the order dated February 20 said, "If the said dates have been incorrectly mentioned in original order then the Presiding Officer concerned be asked to be more careful in future and to spare some time for reading the orders before affixing signatures".

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