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The Punjab and Haryana high court is working in a restrictive manner since March 2020 due to the pandemic.(Representational Photo)

Punjab and Haryana high court adjourns January cases till April and May due to Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Cases listed for physical hearing between December 24 and January 29 have been put off in view of the pandemic. Physical hearing is suspended and cases are being taken up through video-conferencing.
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)

Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:44 PM IST
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.
Justice Yogesh Khanna set aside an earlier order of the trial court — which had said that charge sheets in cases where the suspects had been charged under the Official Secret Act — can be filed within 90 days. The court granted Sharma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount.(File Photo)
Justice Yogesh Khanna set aside an earlier order of the trial court — which had said that charge sheets in cases where the suspects had been charged under the Official Secret Act — can be filed within 90 days. The court granted Sharma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount.(File Photo)

Journalist arrested in espionage case granted bail by high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:47 AM IST
The prosecution said that during investigations, it was revealed that suspect Rajeev Sharma has been indulged in procurement of secret/confidential/sensitive documents/material information and conveying them to his handlers (foreign intelligence officers) based in China.
According to police, the parents of the woman complained of her going missing and a report was filed on November 21. Thereafter, they lodged an abduction complaint on November 23 at Nihalganj police station, Dholpur.
According to police, the parents of the woman complained of her going missing and a report was filed on November 21. Thereafter, they lodged an abduction complaint on November 23 at Nihalganj police station, Dholpur.

Rajasthan court pulls up cops who helped parents trying to coerce daughter to get married

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:55 AM IST
The court directed the district police to provide security to the woman till she is dropped at the desired place and inform the local police station of the area.
The incident took place in 2017 when the 31-year-old woman actor who was returning after a shooting assignment was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving car by a criminal gang
The incident took place in 2017 when the 31-year-old woman actor who was returning after a shooting assignment was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving car by a criminal gang

Trial in Kerala actor’s assault case halted, plea seeks move to new court

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:25 PM IST
In the petition, the special public prosecutor said he will approach the high court soon to shift the case to a new court. He said witnesses in the case were easily influenced.
The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)

Give week’s notice before arrest: High court tells Punjab on plea of ex-DGP Saini

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:30 AM IST
In his plea, Sumedh Singh Saini sought that the interim order passed in October 2018 be extended to his entire service record as the state’s agencies are “hell bent on implicating” him
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Court directs Maharshi Dayanand University to consider student under DSC category

Hindustan Times/Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:26 PM IST
The student had applied for a five-year bachelor of laws integrated course on July 28 under the deprived scheduled caste category but her application was uploaded under the SC category due to a technical error
Former Punjab director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini, a 1982-batch Indian Police Service officer, who was the youngest DGP in the country, was booked along with six others on May 6 in Mohali for the alleged kidnapping of junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. The murder charge was added later after two co-accused policemen turned approver in August.(HT file photo)
Former Punjab director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini, a 1982-batch Indian Police Service officer, who was the youngest DGP in the country, was booked along with six others on May 6 in Mohali for the alleged kidnapping of junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. The murder charge was added later after two co-accused policemen turned approver in August.(HT file photo)

Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini moves SC after high court dismisses bail petition

HTC and ANI | By HTC and ANI
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Ex-DGP is likely to be represented by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi in the Supreme Court next week; Punjab Police file caveat requesting court to hear it before any order is passed in the case
The former DGP, Sumedh Singh Saini, whose whereabouts are not known at present, was booked in May for the alleged kidnapping of Balwant Singh Multani, a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (Citco) in 1991 and the son of a bureaucrat. Multani had been picked up by the police after a terrorist attack on Saini, the then Chandigarh senior superintendent of police.(HT Photo)
The former DGP, Sumedh Singh Saini, whose whereabouts are not known at present, was booked in May for the alleged kidnapping of Balwant Singh Multani, a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (Citco) in 1991 and the son of a bureaucrat. Multani had been picked up by the police after a terrorist attack on Saini, the then Chandigarh senior superintendent of police.(HT Photo)

Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini faces arrest after high court dismisses bail petition

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Former director general of police Saini can appeal against the judgment before the Supreme Court in the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case of 1991
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his wife Preneet Kaur, who is the Congress MP from Patiala.(HT file photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his wife Preneet Kaur, who is the Congress MP from Patiala.(HT file photo)

Jharkhand high court rejects bail plea of man accused of duping Punjab CM’s wife

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Patiala Congress MP Preneet Kaur was duped of Rs 23 lakh in a cyber fraud case last year
File photo: Vijay Mallya.(REUTERS)
File photo: Vijay Mallya.(REUTERS)

SC asks Centre to clear stand on winding up of Mallya’s United Breweries Holdings Limited

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Former liquor baron Vijay Mallya holds a little over 10 percent shares in the UBHL which is majorly owned by Dutch beer maker Heineken and British spirit maker Diageo.
The CBI has been asked to probe the illegal mining case in view of the stand of the state and its authorities and looking at the dimension of the lawlessness involved.(HT file photo)
The CBI has been asked to probe the illegal mining case in view of the stand of the state and its authorities and looking at the dimension of the lawlessness involved.(HT file photo)

High court asks CBI to probe collection of ‘royalty’ from mining trucks in Rupnagar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Rupnagar CJM submits report listing out seven locations where he found illegal nakas and collection being made
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Rupnagar CJM to high court: ‘Illegal nakas collecting royalty from mining trucks’

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:01 PM IST
During hearing of a petition on illegal mining issue on February 19, the government had told court that there are no illegal check points/barriers near the mining sites in Rupnagar
Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted in 2002 for abducting and killing journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi(Getty Images)
Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted in 2002 for abducting and killing journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi(Getty Images)

Omar Sheikh’s death sentence for US journalist’s murder overturned by Pak court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Omar Sheikh is expected to walk out free soon since he has already spent 18 years in jail. The Pakistan court had commuted his death sentence to 7 years in prison
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7 students challenge Chandigarh administration’s crackdown on PGs in high court

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 12:34 AM IST
The court was requested to direct the UT to not take any coercive steps against them for six months.
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Courts in Punjab, Haryana, UT to hear only urgent cases

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The judicial academy in Chandigarh too has been closed and all institutional training programs have been deferred.
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Sealing of paying guest facilities: Court tells Chandigarh administration to submit reply within 10 days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 12:49 AM IST
A public interest litigation has been filed by a landlord against sealing of an unregistered paying guest facility, saying it has left students shelterless
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)

Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea rejected, Tihar moves court seeking fresh death warrant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The move comes after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected convict Pawan Kumar’s mercy petition earlier in the day.
Suspended Punjab Police DSP Atul Soni(HT PHOTO)
Suspended Punjab Police DSP Atul Soni(HT PHOTO)

Firing at wife: Suspended Punjab DSP Atul Soni surrenders

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:58 PM IST
DSP Soni, who was posted with the 82 Battalion of Punjab Armed Police in Chandigarh, was booked on January 19 for opening fire at his wife Sunita Soni a day before at their house in Sector 68, Mohali.
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Counsel apprehends court in ‘bad mood’, HC judge adjourns hearing

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:08 PM IST
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Delhi on Wednesday hauled up the agency for not conducting a lie detector or psychological test on its former special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Delhi on Wednesday hauled up the agency for not conducting a lie detector or psychological test on its former special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Court asks CBI why Rakesh Asthana was not put to polygraph test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 04:10 AM IST
CBI special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal also directed that the first Investigating Officer of the case, Ajay Kumar Bassi, to be present during the next hearing on February 28 to explain the case diary.

Court accepts closure report, year after Punjab drug officer’s murder

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The closure report was accepted by the court of subdivisional judicial magistrate, Kharar, Shilpi Gupta on January 8, after complainant in the case, Gurmeet Singh, deposed before the judicial officer that he had no objection to its acceptance
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)

Australian Open: Tennis player asks ball-girl to peel banana for him, gets scolded by umpire - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Australian Open 2020: The tennis player signalled the young ball kid to peel the banana for him, which did not go down well with the umpire John Blom. 
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)

High court stays CAT order quashing appointment of Dinkar Gupta as Punjab DGP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Central Administrative Tribunal had on Friday set aside the February 2019 appointment of Gupta as police chief, observing the procedure adopted by empanelment committee and UPSC for preparing panel violated SC judgment in Prakash Singh case. A 1987-batch IPS officer, Gupta superseded five officers
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)

Punjab govt, Dinkar Gupta move high court against CAT order

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 02:37 PM IST
On Tuesday, court to hear pleas of state govt, police chief challenging the Central Administrative Tribunal order that set aside Gupta’s appointment as Punjab DGP
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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Gujarat high court rejects plea for relief to Sikh families

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The court also said that no factual details were provided to justify the claims of the families, and that “a few non-suited persons” (petitioners) were espousing their cause
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