Amusing it may seem but in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Akali government of Punjab has appointed 7,612 education volunteers last month to teach 10,840 school dropouts.
Haryana government has been granted an opportunity by the Punjab and Haryana high court to reconsider its decision under challenge regarding allotment of plots to 79 legislators in Panchkula in 2008 on the pretext that during state assembly sessions accommodating legislators is a problem.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has stayed the orders of the Army Golf Club, Kharga Environmental Park and Training Area (KEPTA) in Ambala Cantonment, which bars its permanent civilian members from entering the club premises by restricting them to the golf course only.
Fired in 2010 over submitting a fake caste certificate at the time of selection, 1986-batch Haryana-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjay Bhatia, 56, had his dismissal upheld on Thursday in the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Punjab and Haryana governments to submit the action taken report with regard to initiation of action against encroachers of government or panchayat land as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2011.
The life sentence to Abdul Latif Adam Momin for the 1999 Kandahar aircraft hijack is upheld and, against the wish of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), won't be enhanced to death.
Taken aback by the growing drift of children becoming “insensate” towards their parents by ignoring moral values and traditions, the Punjab and Haryana high court has ordered a Patiala couple trying to throw aged parents out of the house to vacate the parental property.
Examining the interface between medical profession and the legal solutions, Justice K Kannan, 58, of the Punjab and Haryana high court has come up with his new book, ‘Medicine and Law’, addressing vital questions of larger public interest.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has granted Punjab government two months’ time to come up with a permanent policy, preferably on the module of Andhra Pradesh, for giving financial assistance to the family of farmers who commit suicide.The directions came from the division bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Arun Palli.
Coming down with heavy hands on those right to information (RTI) activists who indulge in fighting "proxy political battles" by approaching the courts through public interest litigations (PILs), the Punjab and Haryana high court has slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on one such activist.
The Punjab Police crime branch on January 24 registered the second FIR (first information report) into the multi-crore scam in the state council for citrus and agri juicing for fictitious purchase and job work of around Rs 34.85 lakh from three Delhi and Jaipur firms and disappearance of items.
The sanctioned strength of judges in the Punjab and Haryana high court will increase by 17 (25%) to reach the 85 mark from the existing 68 for efficacious and speedy justice. Union law minister Kapil Sibal has shot a demi-official letter to chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
Despite repeatedly inviting wrath of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the Punjab Police's special investigating team (SIT) probing illegal mining has taken eight months for a probe in just two districts (Pathankot and Tarn Taran).
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed the Centre and Haryana government to respond within a month to a petition alleging that the state's health policy and programmes discriminated against women.
A court on Friday asked the Centre and the Haryana government to respond within a month to a petition alleging the state's health policy and programmes discriminate against women by limiting information and access to modern contraceptives.
The names of two district and sessions judges from Haryana and one from Punjab are being considered for elevation as additional judges of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The fixing of the minimum and maximum age for entering the government service under the statutory rules cannot be subject to judicial scrutiny, the Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled, putting an end to the filing of petitions on the subject.
Finding the 2000 selection of 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers by the Haryana government "vitiated, though not fully", the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday ordered a fresh merit list within four weeks. The move will terminate the services of undeserving teachers who were recruited when Om Prakash Chautala was chief minister. List of selected JBT teachers inside.
The names of five advocates, including union law and justice minister Kapil Sibal’s cousin Deepak Sibal, have been recommended by the Punjab and Haryana high court collegium for elevation as high court judges, it is learnt.
Under immense public pressure for challenging the Hisar special court's May orders of acquitting six upper-caste (Jat) men accused of raping a minor Dalit girl of Dabra village in Hisar district, the Haryana government has now reasoned "administrative exigencies" and "routine procedural delay" of more than three months in approaching the Punjab and Haryana high court.