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Delhi HC frees Slovenian national level shooter detained for ‘gun-running’

According to his plea, Boris Sobotic Mikolic came to India along with two Indians in April 2017. The plea said that the trio was detained by the DRI on the exit gate of IGI airport despite not possessing any arms and ammunition.

Boris Sobotic Mikolic had filed a plea in Delhi high court (pictured) challenging his detention order by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence under the customs and anti-smuggling law COFEPOSA.(File Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Report in HC says inmates at Delhi’s de-addiction centres sexually assaulted

The report submitted in Delhi High Court after inspection of 124 de-addiction centres, was described as most shocking by the bench

A report submitted to the Delhi High Court by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority about the state of de-addiction centres in the national capital has revealed that several inmates, 750 of them who have been kept involuntarily, have been assaulted both physically and sexually at these centres.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Aadhaar has equal or more value than civic body certificates, says Delhi high court

The Delhi high court’s ruling comes while it was deciding on an appeal by a person who was sentenced to life imprisonment for sodomising a six-year-old boy.

The Delhi high court bench also said it differed from an earlier Madras high court ruling which had said that the Aadhaar card could not be used as proof of age.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2018 10:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi HC grants Chidambaram interim protection from arrest in INX media case

CBI had summoned P Chidambaram to appear before it on May 31 at 11am in connection to the ₹305 crore INX media case.

Chidambaram said in his plea he was summoned despite the fact that he was not mentioned as an accused or a suspect.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Report clearing Air France officer of sexual harassment invalid: Delhi HC

The Delhi high court directed Air France to inquire afresh into allegations of repeated sexual harassment made by an Indian employee against a Frenchman and senior executive at the airline.

The Delhi high court’s ruling came on an appeal by a woman, who alleged sexual harassment by Stanislas Brun, whose LinkedIn profile lists his job as managing director, Middle East, Gulf & Indian Subcontinent, Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Updated on May 30, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Chidambaram to seek anticipatory bail in INX media case today

The CBI has slapped a notice on Chidambaram to join the probe in the INX Media case on Thursday.

In the Aircel-Maxis case,Special Judge OP Saini directed the ED not to take any coercive action against Chidambaram till June 5.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi high court functioning at half its strength with just 36 judges

The Delhi HC has been functioning with an acting chief justice for over a year now. As of May 26, there were 71,704 cases pending in the court

A view of the Delhi high court.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 07:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi’s drinking age too high? Court will decide

The plea claimed that 67% of the people in the age group of 18-25 years purchased alcohol from liquor vends, but were never asked to show their age proof, which has a corrosive effect on respect for the law.

The Delhi high court sought a response from the Delhi government on a plea seeking the legal age for drinking alcohol to be lowered from the current 25 years.(File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi high court refuses relief to pregnant DU student barred from exams for low attendance

Counsel highlighted Delhi University rules say attendance will not be counted in case of a married woman student who is granted maternity leave.

A second-year law student challenged a single-judge’s decision refused to grant relief to write the exam.(Mint File)
Updated on May 22, 2018 11:49 AM IST
ByRicha Banka

No clue of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed despite efforts, CBI tells Delhi high court

The CBI in its eighth status report informed a bench of Delhi high court they are yet to ascertain the whereabouts of Najeeb, who went missing from JNU campus after an alleged brawl with some ABVP students.

Najeeb Ahmad’s mother Fatima Nafees at a protest in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 28, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi HC says habitually doubting husband of having affair is basis for divorce

Justice JR Midha granted divorce to the couple and set aside the judgment of the trial court where the couple were allowed judicial separation even as it rejected the plea to grant divorce to the couple residing in London.

Delhi high court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 10:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

British sitar player who fell in love with India wins reprieve to stay here

Felix Stefan Kaye has been allowed to stay in India by the Delhi high court after the Foreigners Regional Registration Office had directed him to leave the country on the ground that his visa had expired.

Felix Stefan Kaye(Sourced)
Updated on May 01, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

Jeweller dies at DRI office, relatives say he was ‘tortured’, demand probe

Hours after DRI officials raided the jeweller’s Shalimar Bagh shops and seized 35 kilograms of foreign marked gold that was concealed in the door panel of a safe at one of the shops, he jumped off from the visitors room of the DRI office.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence statement said the jeweller was neither summoned nor arrested by them and he and his father visited the office on their own.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 08:26 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByRicha Banka and Shubhomoy Sikdar

Delhi sealing drive may hit Khan Market restaurants next

The Delhi High Court refused to stay the New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) notice demanding restaurant owners obtain no objection certificates from the fire department within 15 days.

A view of Khan Market in New Delhi. A PIL had sought action against restaurants in Khan Market and Connaught Place for not obtaining fire safety clearances.(Sanchit Khanna /HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka & Vibha Sharma, New Delhi

IPL 2018: Delhi readies to host games; court asks civic body to review safety reports

Delhi high court is hearing a plea raising concerns about the structural stability of a block at Ferozeshah Kotla ground while Delhi Daredevils bosses plan to restrict use of the area for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 games

The Ferozeshah Kotla ground will host its first Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match on April 23.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Can’t be loss of one human life - Delhi High Court puts onus on DDCA for safe IPL 2018 games

The single-judge bench of the Delhi High Court has told the South Delhi Municipal Corporation o give a clearance certificate to the RP Mehra stand at Feroz Shah Kotla for the IPL 2018 games.

The 2018 IPL games at the Feroz Shah Kotla are under doubt after an application filed by the court-appointed administrator stated l to use the old club house to put up the broadcasting equipment and related personnel(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 08:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi High Court rebukes Paralympics Council over shooter’s agony

The Delhi High Court’s remarks come while hearing a plea filed by paralympic shooter Naresh Kumar who was denied to file his nomination for the World Shooting Para Sport Championships Cheongju, Korea to be held from 1st to 12th May 2018

Paralympic shooter Naresh Kumaralleged that on February 1 last year, he had written a letter to the President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) and raised concerns over the corrupt practices in the NPC.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi high court judge recuses herself from Pranab Mukherjee case

Without citing any reason, Justice Pratibha M Singh in an order said “subject to the orders of the acting Chief Justice, list this matter before another bench.”

Former President Pranab Mukherjee addresses an event in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Teen who ‘eloped’ with adult files plea to end 3-month pregnancy

The two had allegedly got “married” (which is not recognised by law since she is below 18 years of age) after they fled from Delhi to West Bengal.

The man has been arrested and booked for kidnapping and under relevant sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act because the girl is a minor.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 05:39 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByRicha Banka

Govt can’t retain degrees of army docs who refuse to serve: Delhi HC

The court’s order came on a petition filed by two doctors who secured admission to post- graduate courses run at army’s R&R Hospital in in 2014

Army doctor check a 10-month-old at a medical camp in Hyderpora.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 10:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

CBI appeals Delhi HC challenging A Raja, Kanimozhi’s acquittal in 2G spectrum case

The Delhi high court allowed the matter to be listed for hearing on Wednesday.

A Raja and Kanimozhi are greeted following their acquittal in 2G spectrum case upon their arrival at the airport in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

ED challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi in 2G spectrum case

A special court in Delhi had acquitted former telecom minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi and others last year in the 2G scam case.

DMK leader and former telecom minister A Raja were accused in the 2G case.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi HC overturns acquittal in rape of minor girl

The Delhi high court criticised the logic behind the trial court treating the victim as an adult and not as a minor.

The high court criticised the trial court and said it found its approach to dealing with the matter “extremely casual”.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 15, 2018 11:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka
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