Soibam Rocky Singh

Soibam Rocky Singh

Soibam Rocky Singh was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times..

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Commuters wear masks as they walk along a road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Thursday.(AFP photo)
Commuters wear masks as they walk along a road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Thursday.(AFP photo)

Consider cloud-seeding, bring back odd-even to tackle smog: Delhi HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2017 02:22 PM IST
The court asks the top officials of several northern states to meet in three days and draw up a plan to tackle the pollution build-up
Policemen outside a juvenile court where the CBI produced on Wednesday a 16-year-old boy in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old student of Ryan International School, in Gurgaon on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
Policemen outside a juvenile court where the CBI produced on Wednesday a 16-year-old boy in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old student of Ryan International School, in Gurgaon on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)

Pradyumn murder: Can the 16-year-old Ryan school student be tried as an adult?

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2017 06:57 AM IST
A Class 11 student of Ryan International School has been detained for allegedly killing an eight-year-old second grader.
Subramanian Swamy had filed a petition seeking a court-monitored CBI investigation into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who died in 2014.(HT file photo)
Subramanian Swamy had filed a petition seeking a court-monitored CBI investigation into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who died in 2014.(HT file photo)

HC trashes Swamy PIL on Sunanda death probe as ‘political interest litigation’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2017 03:41 PM IST
Judges said the BJP leader hid the fact that he was from a rival political party and did not back up his allegation of the case being influenced by evidence
Najeeb Ahmed had gone missing from JNU hostel on October 15, 2016.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Najeeb Ahmed had gone missing from JNU hostel on October 15, 2016.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Complete lack of interest by CBI in finding JNU student Najeeb Ahmad: Delhi high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 08:46 AM IST
The HC remarks came after contradictions appeared in what the CBI said in court and what it had indicated in its status report.
The Delhi high court said the government has been shifting stand on why the passport was revoked.(File Photo)
The Delhi high court said the government has been shifting stand on why the passport was revoked.(File Photo)

Delhi HC slaps Rs 25K fine on Centre for denying passport to Tibetan-origin man born in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2017 10:11 PM IST
Karma Gyaltsen Neyratsang and his twin brother were born at Victoria Hospital in Darjeeling in 1965. Their parents were of Tibetan origin.
In India, marital rape is not defined in any statute or law. However, rights activists want it to be made a criminal offence.(AFP File Photo)
In India, marital rape is not defined in any statute or law. However, rights activists want it to be made a criminal offence.(AFP File Photo)

Criminalising marital rape ‘may destabilise institution of marriage’: Centre tells Delhi HC

Hindustan Tiimes, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2017 10:49 PM IST
The Centre also said that what could appear to be marital rape to one, might not appear the same to others and warned against aping the West blindly.
Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi will oversee the Archery Association of India elections to ensure its being held as per the constitution of the governing body and the National Sports Code.(Getty Images)
Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi will oversee the Archery Association of India elections to ensure its being held as per the constitution of the governing body and the National Sports Code.(Getty Images)

Delhi High Court appoints SY Quraishi as administrator of Archery Association of India

UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2017 08:40 PM IST
The Delhi High Court, while appointing former Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi as the administrator, came down heavily on the Archery Association of India, derecognized by the central government on December 07, 2012, for not conforming with the National Sports Code.
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and Shashi Tharoor.(HT File Photo)
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and Shashi Tharoor.(HT File Photo)

Arnab Goswami, Republic TV get HC notice on Tharoor’s plea in Pushkar case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 04:48 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor alleged that despite an assurance given in the court on May 29 by the counsel for Arnab Goswami and Republic TV, they were engaged in “defaming and maligning” him.
Three main landfills in Delhi have exhausted their capacity and yet garbage is still dumped there as there are no alternatives. The Delhi High Court has ordered the municipal coporations of Delhi to submit plans for management of municipal solid waste.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Three main landfills in Delhi have exhausted their capacity and yet garbage is still dumped there as there are no alternatives. The Delhi High Court has ordered the municipal coporations of Delhi to submit plans for management of municipal solid waste.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi High Court tells MCDs to submit waste management rules within two weeks

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2017 10:45 PM IST
Sunita Narain of the Centre for Science and Environment submitted a long-term action plan for solid waste management. In the report, Narain said one of the major challenges concerning solid waste management was unauthorised disposal of waste in vacant plots and open areas.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the inauguration of his Sports Store 'Seven' at Nucleus Mall in Ranchi recently. The former Indian cricket captain is facing conflict of interest issues in court(PTI)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the inauguration of his Sports Store 'Seven' at Nucleus Mall in Ranchi recently. The former Indian cricket captain is facing conflict of interest issues in court(PTI)

MS Dhoni entangled in another legal war - why cricketer is in a soup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2017 08:37 AM IST
MS Dhoni gets high court notice for endorsing competing fitness chains. Plea claims cricket star Dhoni’s exclusive contract with Sportsfit, seeks to bar him from endorsing Fit7
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union minister Arun Jaitley have been locked in a court battle since 2015 with Jaitley accusing Kejriwal of libel.(HT File Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union minister Arun Jaitley have been locked in a court battle since 2015 with Jaitley accusing Kejriwal of libel.(HT File Photo)

Don’t ask indecent questions: Delhi HC tells Kejriwal in Jaitley defamation case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2017 10:13 PM IST
The Delhi high court is hearing an application moved by the Union minister to expedite the recording of evidence in an orderly and fair manner in the civil defamation suit filed against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in 2015.
The Delhi High Court ordered criminal proceedings against a woman who tried to frame two city doctors in a gang-rape case. Earlier, the doctors had been acquitted by a trial court.(Representative photo)
The Delhi High Court ordered criminal proceedings against a woman who tried to frame two city doctors in a gang-rape case. Earlier, the doctors had been acquitted by a trial court.(Representative photo)

Woman faces action for framing two Delhi doctors in gang rape case

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2017 10:39 PM IST
The woman had alleged that the two doctors gang-raped her at Lajpat Nagar in January 2014. She used to work in their clinic as administrative assistant (field) but her service was terminated in 2013. She alleged that both the doctors called her on the pretext of giving her job back and raped her.
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and Shashi Tharoor during their wedding reception at India Habitat Centre on September 5, 2010 in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and Shashi Tharoor during their wedding reception at India Habitat Centre on September 5, 2010 in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC seeks Subramanian Swamy’s response to plea by Sunanda Pushkar’s son

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2017 05:07 PM IST
Subramanian Swamy had earlier moved the high court seeking a court-monitored probe by a multi-disciplinary Special Investigation Team led by CBI into the death of Sunanda Pushkar.
Delhi High Court(HT File Photo)
Delhi High Court(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC gives Centre 6 weeks to report on foreign funding of political parties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Section four of the FCRA prohibits a political party or legislator from accepting foreign contributions.
New Delhi: **File** File photo of Sunanda Pushkar who was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo(PTI1_18_2014_000031B)(PTI)
New Delhi: **File** File photo of Sunanda Pushkar who was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo(PTI1_18_2014_000031B)(PTI)
Revaluation of marks could mean a change in Delhi University’s merit lists as students’ rankings could change substantially.(Hindustan Times)
Revaluation of marks could mean a change in Delhi University’s merit lists as students’ rankings could change substantially.(Hindustan Times)

DU admissions: CBSE revaluation could change university’s merit list, says HC

UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2017 02:58 PM IST
A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar said ‘the merit position of students could change substantially’ on the basis of marks obtained after re-evaluation.
Nearly 11 lakh students appeared for the Class 12 exams conducted by the CBSE this year.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Nearly 11 lakh students appeared for the Class 12 exams conducted by the CBSE this year.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

CBSE re-evaluation could change Delhi University merit list, says high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2017 08:50 AM IST
However, Delhi University officials said this need not worry students who have already secured college seats.
A street vendor at Lajpat Nagar Central Market in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
A street vendor at Lajpat Nagar Central Market in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Evict street vendors from Lajpat Nagar Central Market, orders Delhi HC citing security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 12:29 AM IST
The Central Market is mainly favoured by people for the street vendors who sell anything from footwear, clothes, furnishing material and items of everyday use. According to an estimate, the market is a source of livelihood for 800-900 families.
Students appear for their class 12 CBSE exam at an exam centre in Gurgaon.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Students appear for their class 12 CBSE exam at an exam centre in Gurgaon.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

CBSE Class 12 results: Delhi HC allows revaluation in all subjects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 10:39 AM IST
Nearly 11 lakh students appeared for the class 12 exams this year, and 2.47% of them applied for re-evaluation.
A Delhi HC division bench says the presidential order rejecting the convict’s appeal for clemency was vitiated.(HT File Photo)
A Delhi HC division bench says the presidential order rejecting the convict’s appeal for clemency was vitiated.(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC sets aside President’s order rejecting mercy plea of death-row convict

New Delhi, Hindutan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 07:33 AM IST
This judgment is an embarrassment for the President’s office, which acts on the aid and advice of the Union home ministry in deciding mercy pleas.
In March 2017, the Uttarakhand high court bestowed living entity status on the Ganga and the Yamuna and made the state government the legal guardian. The state government has now challenged the high court’s order in the Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)
In March 2017, the Uttarakhand high court bestowed living entity status on the Ganga and the Yamuna and made the state government the legal guardian. The state government has now challenged the high court’s order in the Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand govt moves SC against Ganga’s living entity status

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2017 12:17 AM IST
The Uttarakhand government doesn’t want to be legal guardian of two of India’s holiest rivers - Ganga, Jamuna. It has challenged the high court’s order declared the two rivers living entities with rights.
Cows foraging through garbage for food in east Delhi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Cows foraging through garbage for food in east Delhi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Delhi HC raps municipal corporations over garbage removal at dhalaos

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2017 03:59 PM IST
The court termed cleanliness claims made by the corporations as ‘eyewash’, saying it was a major contributor to breeding of mosquitoes.
At the root of these mass litigations is a policy of the Delhi Police, which fixed the minimum entry pay for direct-recruit constables joining the force in or after 2006, up to Rs 1,900 more than the pay fixed for those recruited between 2000-06.(Representative photo)
At the root of these mass litigations is a policy of the Delhi Police, which fixed the minimum entry pay for direct-recruit constables joining the force in or after 2006, up to Rs 1,900 more than the pay fixed for those recruited between 2000-06.(Representative photo)

Delhi Police constables make a beeline outside courts to get salary hiked

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2017 11:21 PM IST
At the root of these mass litigations is a policy of the Delhi Police, which fixed the minimum entry pay for direct-recruit constables joining the force in or after 2006, up to Rs 1,900 more than the pay fixed for those recruited between 2000-06.
he High Court had said that it was the responsibility of the chief fire officer to see that fire safety measures are provided in high-rise buildings, business buildings or mercantile buildings in accordance with Building Bye-laws.(HT File Photo)
he High Court had said that it was the responsibility of the chief fire officer to see that fire safety measures are provided in high-rise buildings, business buildings or mercantile buildings in accordance with Building Bye-laws.(HT File Photo)

Fire officer can seal a building if safety norms not followed: HC

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2017 11:31 AM IST
Delhi High Court had, from time to time, issued directions to the authorities for prevention of fire and for the safety of people at large.
A Delhi-based RTI activist, Balbir Singh, has alleged in his petition that the appointment of Dr Nimesh G Desai as director of the institute was “illegal” as it was not approved by the LG.
A Delhi-based RTI activist, Balbir Singh, has alleged in his petition that the appointment of Dr Nimesh G Desai as director of the institute was “illegal” as it was not approved by the LG.

Delhi high court seeks L-G’s decision on reappointment of IHBAS director

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2017 03:04 PM IST
A Delhi-based RTI activist, Balbir Singh, has alleged in his petition that the appointment of Dr Nimesh G Desai as director of the institute was “illegal” as it was not approved by the LG.
Delhi has as many as 80 cases of chikungunya and 30 of dengue, as per municipal corporation reports, since January.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Delhi has as many as 80 cases of chikungunya and 30 of dengue, as per municipal corporation reports, since January.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

MCD misled HC, angry court asks TV reporter to inspect garbage removal in Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2017 07:19 AM IST
The court noted that East Delhi Municipal Corporation did not clear garbage from an area. it said such acts are “completely unpardonable” as the issue involves public health. Delhi has as many as 80 cases of chikungunya and 30 of dengue, as per municipal corporation reports, since January.
Students coming out after taking the CBSE board Class 12 exam at Guru Harkishan Public School in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/ HT file)
Students coming out after taking the CBSE board Class 12 exam at Guru Harkishan Public School in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/ HT file)

Board exam results 2017: HC directs CBSE to continue with its grace marks policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2017 05:11 PM IST
The Delhi high court on Tuesday directed the CBSE to follow its ‘moderation policy’ of giving grace marks to students for difficult questions.
Najeeb Ahmad, 27, a first year MSc student, had gone missing from the JNU hostel on the night of October 14-15 last year after an alleged row with members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Najeeb Ahmad, 27, a first year MSc student, had gone missing from the JNU hostel on the night of October 14-15 last year after an alleged row with members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Delhi HC transfers missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad’s case to CBI

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 12:22 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday transferred the case of missing student Najeeb Ahmad to the CBI after the crime branch of Delhi Police failed to trace the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student. Najeeb, 27, a first year MSc student, had gone missing from the JNU hostel on the night of October 14-15 last year after an alleged row with members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi come out of Patiala House court after the court granted bail to both the leaders in National Herald Case, in New Delhi on December 15, 2015.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi come out of Patiala House court after the court granted bail to both the leaders in National Herald Case, in New Delhi on December 15, 2015.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

National Herald case: Delhi HC declines any relief to company linked to Gandhis

New Delhi | By Soibam Rocky Singh and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2017 10:52 PM IST
Young India had approached the high court seeking a direction to stay the IT proceedings and quashing of notices against it with regard to the National Herald misappropriation of assets case.
The high court directed the government and city police to explain in a map the exact location at Jantar Mantar where protests are allowed.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The high court directed the government and city police to explain in a map the exact location at Jantar Mantar where protests are allowed.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Noisy protests: Why not shift demonstrations from Jantar Mantar to Ramlila: HC

Hindustan Times | By Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 11:42 PM IST
Just two days ago, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had pulled up the Delhi government for not exploring alternative sites to Jantar Mantar after a plea said massive noise pollution was caused due to the frequent agitations.
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