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Expedite call on Delhi’s Sainik Farms’ bid for regularisation: HC

An SC bench also questioned why the authorities have created categories of affluent and non-affluent to consider their regularisation.

A view of bungalows in the Sainik Farms area in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2023 02:21 AM IST

Delhi HC grants Wankhede interim relief for five days in Aryan bribery case

Delhi HC granted interim relief to Sameer Wankhede after he was summoned by CBI in a bribery case linked to Aryan Khan drugs case.

Sameer Wankhede was shunted out of NCB last year.
Updated on May 18, 2023 02:54 AM IST

IP university pvt colleges can’t charge higher fee from mgmt quota seats: HC

The Delhi high court upheld three circulars issued by the Delhi government and the university that laid down guidelines for admissions and registration of students, as well as the fee structure

The private colleges under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University had challenged the three circulars issued by the Delhi government and the varsity in October last year. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Gambhir defamation case: Politicians should have thick skin, says HC

The Delhi high court refused to grant interim relief to the East Delhi MP in his suit against a Hindi newspaper.

BJP MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 18, 2023 01:58 AM IST

‘Be thick-skinned’: Delhi high court advises Gautam Gambhir on defamation suit

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and won from East Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir speaks at a programme' in East Delhi’s old Seelampur area (ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2023 02:22 PM IST

Delhi HC to hear Gautam Gambhir’s defamation suit against Punjab Kesari today

Gautam Gambhir filed a defamation suit against Hindi newspaper Punjab Kesari seeking damages of ₹2 crore for allegedly publishing misleading articles against him

Gautam Gambhir. (File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2023 08:30 AM IST

Delhi HC asks Bihar to put on record charge sheet filed against IPS Amit Lodha

Indian Police Service officer Amit Lodha came into the limelight after the web series “Khakee” based on his book “Bihar Diaries”

The court on Monday posted the matter for hearing next on May 25. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 16, 2023 03:13 PM IST

HC orders blocking of video/news report claiming man forced woman to convert

Justice Prathiba M Singh issued the directions while hearing one Azmat Ali Khan’s plea for taking down the video/news report citing an evident threat to the petitioner

The matter would be heard next on May 23. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 12, 2023 02:51 PM IST

Woman’s right to prove adultery trumps spousal privacy, says Delhi HC

The court affirmed a family court’s decision to summon call records and hotel reservation details of a man believed to be involved in an extra-marital relationship

The high court, in its judgment, held that the wife’s prayer for seeking the details is based not only on morality but also on specific rights granted under the Hindu Marriage Act and the Family Courts Act. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 11, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Courts cannot take decisions on Delhi water row: Haryana

Haryana was opposing a plea filed by DJB in the Delhi HC for unhindered supply of clean water to Delhi and the removal of sand mining blockades from the river

The Delhi high court. (Pradeep Gaur/ File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2023 03:59 PM IST

Delhi high court issues notice on ED plea against bail to 2 in excise case

Additional solicitor general SV Raju, who appeared for ED, also asked the high court to bar the accused from using the observations and findings by the special judge in any proceedings.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members stage a protest to demand release of Manish Sisodia, who is in custody in the now-scrapped excise policy (ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2023 03:01 PM IST

NCLT initiates insolvency proceedings for Go First

The tribunal said that the suspended board of directors should extend support to the IRP and ensure that no layoffs take place. It further asked the management to deposit ₹5crore for immediate expenses

Go First has suspended sale of tickets till May 15 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2023 02:13 PM IST

‘Totally unacceptable’: Delhi high court on Tillu Tajpuriya murder in Tihar jail

The high court asked the authorities to explain why security personnel were not able to stop the crime since the incident was captured on CCTV cameras installed inside the Tihar jail complex

Jailed gangster Tillu Tajpuriya, an accused in the Rohini court shootout, was killed in a morning attack by rivals inside the jail on May 2. (PTI)
Updated on May 08, 2023 01:22 PM IST

CBI opposes interim bail, claims Sisodia concealed facts in Delhi excise case

Former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had sought interim bail for six weeks on grounds of his wife’s illness and on Wednesday, the court sought CBI’s response to the application

The court sought the response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea by Manish Sisodia seeking bail in the money laundering case stemming from CBI probe. (PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:05 AM IST

NCLT reserves order on Go First’s plea for interim moratorium, bankruptcy

The cash-strapped airline Go First filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and as an interim measure sought a moratorium to prevent lessors from taking possession of planes

Go First filed for insolvency resolution proceedings in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2023 07:13 PM IST

Excise policy case: Delhi HC seeks ED’s response on Manish Sisodia’s bail plea

The court gave one week to ED to file its response on the bail plea and posted the matter for hearing on May 11

AAP leader and former Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia was arrested on February 26 by CBI in excise policy scam case (File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Delhi HC refuses to halt inspection of 123 Delhi Waqf Board properties

The Delhi high court has also directed the authorities to ensure minimal disruption in the day-to-day administration of the properties by the Waqf Board

The Delhi high court’s interim direction came in an application filed by the Delhi Waqf Board to restrain the inspection and demolition of the 123 properties. (File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Delhi high court seeks CBI’s response to Manish Sisodia’s interim bail plea

Senior advocate Siddharth Aggarwal, representing Sisodia, told the court the AAP leader’s wife has been hospitalised

AAP leader Manish Sisodia. (PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2023 11:54 AM IST

Delhi HC: Father’s name can be removed from minor’s passport

Delhi HC high court has said, noting that the Passport Manual, recognises several conditions allowing exclusion of the father’s name from the travel document

The high court ruling comes on a plea by a woman who contended that since she is a single parent and the father has abandoned the child. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Consider allowing retired officer to publish book: Delhi high court to IAF

Justice Prathiba M Singh asked the authorities to hold a meeting with the retired officer after being told that he was open to making deleting portions that were considered sensitive or classified

F (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2023 09:39 PM IST

Biological father’s name can be removed from passport, says Delhi high court

The ruling comes on a plea by a woman who had contended that since she is a single parent and the father has completely abandoned the child

The high court had stated this in a judgment of April 19. (Representative file image)
Updated on May 01, 2023 08:08 PM IST

High court stays PWD’s eviction notice to Delhi think tank vice chief

While staying the eviction order of April 23, the judge said that she was shocked to see such conduct given the fact that a case against the lieutenant governor (LG) order withdrawing Shah’s privileges is already pending before the court

The fresh application was filed in the pending plea by Shah challenging the sealing of his office on November 17, 2022 by SDM Civil Lines following an order from the Delhi government planning department. (Representative image/Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Delhi HC sets aside DU’s order to debar student over BBC film

Delhi High Court has set aside Delhi University's order barring PhD scholar Lokesh Chugh from taking any examination for a year over his alleged role in screening a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. The university did not offer Chugh an opportunity to be heard, the court said.

Lokesh Chugh had moved the high court against the debarment order on April 13, contending that he was not present at the protest site and did not facilitate or participate in the screening in any way. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Delhi HC sets aside DU order to debar PhD scholar over BBC documentary screening

The Delhi University defended the decision to debar Lokesh Chugh, saying the disciplinary committee recommended that Chugh be expelled, but the vice-chancellor took a sympathetic approach

Lokesh Chugh, national secretary of the Congress-affiliated National Student’s Union of India, is a PhD research scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 02:19 PM IST

Ensure women creators have equal opportunity to succeed: SC judge Hima Kohli

She was speaking at an event organised by the Delhi high court on World Intellectual Property Day on the theme-- “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity”

She said that women face unique challenges in securing and protecting their intellectual property rights. (Telangana high court)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 01:18 PM IST

Excise case: CBI opposes Sisodia’s bail plea, says he can influence witnesses

This comes a day after CBI for the first time named the former Delhi deputy chief minister in its second charge sheet in the case filed on Tuesday.

Sisodia was arrested by CBI on February 26 and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 04:23 AM IST

Delhi Waqf Board not owner of properties, can only be custodian: Centre to HC

The Centre opposed the Delhi Board’s plea against the inspection of 123 properties absolved of its control

The Centre filed an affidavit in the Delhi high court in response to the Waqf Board’s application. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Google billing policy: Tech giant moves Delhi HC against single judge order

Google contended that the Competition Commission of India cannot hear the matter due to the lack of quorum

The Delhi high court refused to urgently list the matter for Tuesday. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 02:22 PM IST

Delhi University says PhD student ‘brain’ behind protest over BBC film

DU said that PhD student Lokesh Chugh was the “mastermind” of the protests that broke out at the university in January of this year

Students shout anti-government slogans after they were not allowed to screen a BBC documentary at Delhi University campus in New Delhi on January 27. (AP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Decide plea against Google’s new billing policy by April 26, Delhi HC orders CCI

ADIF wants Google to keep its proposed user-choice billing system in abeyance till CCI completes investigation of their complaint over the tech giant’s non-compliance with the competition watchdog’s ruling

ADIF contends that the UCB was a cloaked version of the GPBS, which projects the hoax of giving liberty to app developers to opt for third-party payment processors (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 04:08 PM IST
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