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Only statutory contracts can be enforced under Article 226 of the Constitution, said the court.
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, who is under investigation for an allegedly objectionable tweet he made in 2018, on Monday denied the claims of Delhi Police.
Enforcement Directorate also said that since actress Jacqueline Fernandez has a “deep pocket” and is “economically sound”, she can interfere with ongoing probe.
The Cape of Good Films, which co-produced ‘Ram Setu’ along with Amazon Prime Video, listed what it said were 23 “rogue websites” whose whole business model is designed around providing members of the public unauthorised access to copyright content
Recruitment in the army is an essential sovereign function for upholding national security, the Union government has told the Delhi high court while defending the Agnipath hiring scheme for the defence forces, asking the court to not interfere with the policy.
Denying Khalid’s bail application, the HC said that the planned protest was “not a typical protest” which is normal in political culture or democracy but was “one far more destructive and injurious geared towards extremely grave consequences”.
A bench of justices MR Shah and Sudhanshu Dhulia, while dismissing the appeals against the Delhi high court’s August order said CCI is an independent authority and can take up any violation of the Competition Act, 2002.
Senior advocate Geeta Luthra said that the Supreme Court has raised a pertinent question regarding whether the right to practice religion can intertwine with the right and autonomy of educational institutions to decide their uniform.
Wrestler Sagar Dhankar and two others were allegedly abducted and beaten by Olympian Sushil Kumar from Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium on May 4, 2021. Dhankad later succumbed to his injuries.
The court’s order came on a petition by Jain and other accused in which they had challenged the verdict by the trial court last week transferring the money laundering case from special judge Geetanjali Goel to special judge Vikas Dhull.
On Monday, the Delhi high court asked the trial court to also take into consideration the Supreme Court’s order of keeping the offence of sedition in abeyance and decide the application for default bail
The judgment comes on a plea by a man seeking a magisterial enquiry into an incident concerning the escape of his daughter and four other girls from a children’s home in the city on March 27, 2021, and other similar incidents reported in the past.
Granting relief to Khan, the judge said that there was no material on record to show that the grant-in-aid received by the Waqf Board in waqf funds were in Khan’s exclusive domain
Reacting to the court’s verdict, Saxena tweeted, “Satyameva Jayate (truth alone triumphs)”. The AAP, meanwhile, said in a statement that it respects the judgement “but under no circumstances can we be deterred from raising matters of corruption against any powerful individual”.
New Delhi A Delhi court on Tuesday sought to know from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) how the public exchequer had incurred a loss due to the alleged financial irregularities at the Delhi Waqf Board, as it reserved its order on the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party legislator Amanatullah Khan
A single judge bench of justice Amit Bansal said prima facie statements, interviews, press conferences, tweets, re-tweets, and hashtags of Atishi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Durgesh Pathak, Sanjay Singh, and Jasmine Shah were per se defamatory
Pressing civil defamation charges, LG Saxena had sought to restrain the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.
Granting temporary relief to Fernandez, special judge Shailendra Malik allowed her interim bail plea at a personal and surety bond ₹50,000.
Seeking damages to the tune of ₹2 crore, the Delhi LG told the court that the party [AAP], with a carefully planned motive, had made these allegations to divert the people’s attention from the action being taken by the law enforcement agencies against its senior leaders.
The Delhi high court has allowed a minor to terminate her pregnancy of over 18 weeks out of a “consensual relationship”, while clarifying that even though the matter is reported to the police, any report registered by them must be kept in a sealed cover and would be subject to the outcome of the petition
The affidavit was filed on September 20, in response to a petition from Senoara Begum, a woman from Myanmar and her three children who are living in India, challenging the decision of the Union home ministry and FRRO refusing their exit permit applications to leave India and travel to the United States
New Delhi: A city court on Wednesday sent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan to five days custodial interrogation of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in connection to alleged irregularities, including financial misappropriation, at the Delhi Waqf Board
Section 19(1) of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act mandates that the doctor has to inform the local police before terminating the pregnancy of a minor.
Khan was sent to four days of custodial interrogation of the ACB for his involvement in alleged irregularities, including financial misappropriation, at the Delhi Waqf Board. The court said the Okhla MLA’s bail application would be considered after the end of his four-day custody.
Data is to be recovered from these devices, and is to be analysed with respect to the tweet in question and other similar natured tweets done by accused Mohd Zubair, the Special Cell said in its report.
BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy had sought re-allotment of the accommodation after the lapse of five years.
The special rights of the minority institutions cannot be extended to their non-minority students, the Delhi high court said on Monday, while directing St Stephen’s College to admit non-Christian undergraduate students on the basis of the Delhi University’s (DU’s) common university entrance test (CUET), clarifying no interviews will be conducted for them
Justice Chandra Dhari Singh said the fact that top officials ordered to appear before the court were not just a no-show but also did not bother to seek more time. “This clearly depicts the high-headedness of the officials,” the high court said
The Delhi high court said the matter required consideration and stayed the proceedings till the next hearing on December 14
The bench, however, said that Delhi University (DU) cannot insist upon a single merit list for admission of candidates belonging to Christian community regardless of any denomination