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Voting a choice, cannot make it mandatory: Delhi High Court

Delhi high court refused a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the Election Commission of India (ECI) to make voting compulsory in the Parliament and State Assembly elections.

The petitioner said compulsory voting has been successfully implemented in countries like Australia, Belgium and Brazil and these countries have seen significant increase in voter turnout. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 05:31 AM IST

Vivek Agnihotri to appear in Delhi HC in contempt case

Vivek Agnihotri in December 2022 tendered an unconditional apology before the court for his comments alleging bias against Justice S Muralidhar.

Director Vivek Agnihotri. (File image)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 03:02 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Afternoon brief: Delhi HC's pre-arrest bail to BJP's Prashant Umrao

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Justice Jasmeet Singh did not go into the merits of the case while giving Umrao time for availing legal remedy. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 01:07 PM IST

Tighten rules to check language across OTT mediums, Delhi high court tells govt

Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma’s observation came while upholding a direction to register an FIR against TVF Media Labs and actors of its web series.

The court said that the web series does not mirror actual college life or society. (File)
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 04:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi HC stays NGT’s order on tree pruning in Vasant Vihar

Sanjeev Bagai, a Padma Shri awardee, had moved the high court challenging the NGT’s January 19 order, contending that around 800 trees in the area have been pruned or copped off, without following proper procedure and guidelines

The Delhi high court stayed the ruling by National Green Tribunal of January 19 that allowed tree pruning in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:07 AM IST

Delhi HC refuses to entertain plea challenging withdrawal of ‘Cow Hug Day’

On February 6, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) had issued a notice to all the “cow lovers” to hug cows on February 14, and was later withdrawn on February 10.

The petition alleged that there have been ‘rampant incidents of cow slaughtering in Delhi’ despite there being a large number of policemen. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 05:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Newborn can mean full and pre-term babies: HC on insurance

The woman, Rita Joshi, a legal practitioner, had approached the high court in 2021 after she delivered twin baby boys at 30 weeks’ gestation in an emergency Cesarean surgery in 2018.

In her plea in the high court, the woman said that the insurance company refused her claims on the ground that the policy only covers new born babies who are full-term and not babies born pre-term. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 04:56 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

‘Agnipath constitutionally valid’: HC rejects plea against scheme

The court said that the formulation of the scheme was an exercise of the “sovereign policymaking functions” of the Centre, which ought not be interfered with.

The Agnipath scheme, unveiled on June 14, 2022 lays out rules for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 01:18 AM IST

Delhi High Court upholds Agnipath scheme

A bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Subramonium Prasad dismissed pleas seeking resumption and enrolment under the previous recruitment scheme

Aspirants stand in a queue to register themselves under the Agnipath recruitment scheme, at Surankote, in Poonch (Rahi Kapoor)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 11:29 AM IST

Delhi HC upholds validity of Centre's Agnipath Scheme, dismisses all petitions

A bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Subramonium Prasad also dismissed the pleas seeking resumption and enrolment as per the previous recruitment scheme in defence services.

The Delhi high court said it does not find any reason to interfere with the Agnipath Scheme. (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 11:02 AM IST
By | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Afternoon brief: Robots to take over 39% of household chores in 10 years

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The UK and Japanese researchers observed that humans are most dependent on AI for unpaid domestic work.(Representational Image (Unsplash))
Published on Feb 24, 2023 12:58 PM IST

White shirt, black pants and tie: Delhi high court fixes uniform for law interns

On December 1, 2022, the high court put on hold the operation of the circular and called upon the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD), Bar Council of India (BCI) and all bar associations to conduct a meeting on December 12 to suggest a uniform dress code for interns.

The Delhi high court. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 07:50 AM IST

‘Few are bothered…’: Delhi HC says prisons should act as ‘correctional bodies’

The Court observed that it is time that the authorities of the prisons, which are correctional homes, act as guardians of the prisoners for their health and safety and not merely consider themselves as guards of the inmates.

26 May 2015, New Delhi: delhi high court . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Published on Feb 18, 2023 11:51 AM IST

Oreo vs Fabio: Delhi HC stops Parle's biscuit sales. What's the case?

Delhi HC order concluded that Parle had infringed on the registered trademarks by passing off its Fab!o brand of cookies and issued an interim injunction prohibiting Parle from using the mark until the suit was resolved.

Oreo vs Parle trademark case
Published on Feb 11, 2023 09:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Can’t mix vaccine while taking 2nd Covid jab: Centre tells Delhi high court

The court was hearing a plea filed in 2021 by Madhur Mittal, a cancer patient, who sought permission to take Covaxin for second dose instead of Covishield, which was administered to him as the first dose.

On January 17, 2023, the central government’s standing counsel Anurag Alhuwalia reiterated the same position.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 07:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Woman challenges domestic violence charge by husband

The woman, seeking to quash the complaint against her, had approached the high court, saying the trial is untenable in law

Delhi high court judge Jasmeet Singh also sought the husband’s response on the plea and posted the matter for a later date. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Now, foreigners can register marriages in Delhi under Special Act

The ruling comes on a plea by a couple seeking registration of their marriage under the Act. While the woman is Hindu and a Canadian citizen, the man is a Christian from the US.

The single-judge bench also directed the secretary of the concerned ministry of the Delhi government to give the details of the steps taken for amending the guidelines. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Delhi HC to hear bail pleas by Sharjeel Imam on January 30

As per the prosecution, Imam allegedly made speeches at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 13, 2019 and at the Aligarh Muslim University on December 16, 2019, where he threatened to cut off Assam and other states in the Northeast from the rest of India.

Sharjeel Imam. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 02:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Unnao rape case: Delhi HC grants interim bail to Kuldeep Sengar

A bench of Justices Mukta Gupta and Poonam A Bamba suspended the sentence from January 27 to February 10 and asked Sengar to furnish two sureties of ₹1 lakh each and report to the SHO concerned on a daily basis during this period.

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 05:50 PM IST

Delhi HC refuses stay on release of web series on Uphaar tragedy

The series is based on the book Trial By Fire: The Tragic Tale of The Uphaar Fire Tragedy authored by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost their two children to the blaze.

Dilapidated seats inside Uphaar cinema hall in 2018. On June 13, 1997 a fire broke out half way through the screening of ‘Border’. The fire claimed the lives of 59 people and over 100 were injured due to suffocation in the ensuing stampede. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 06:24 AM IST

Delhi HC rejects ex-PFI chief’s plea to be shifted from jail to house arrest

Ex-PFI chairman E Abubacker asked the Delhi high court to shift him out of jail and place him under house arrest, citing the Supreme Court order allowing Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest.

New Delhi: Popular Front of India (PFI) former chairman E Abubacker was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in September as part of a nationwide crackdown on the group (PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 01:14 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan's name, voice, pic can't be used without permission: Delhi HC

Justice Navin Chawla passed an interim order restraining persons at large from infringing Amitabh Bachchan's personality and publicity rights.

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan. (Amitabh Bachchan/ Tumblr)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 12:16 PM IST
Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Delhi govt rules on late fee payment fine don't apply to pvt unaided schools: HC

The order was passed by a bench of justices Vibhu Bakhru and Amit Mahajan on a petition by the Action Committee Unaided Recognised Private School, an umbrella association of more than 500 private unaided schools in Delhi.

Delhi govt rules on late fee payment fine don't apply to pvt unaided schools: HC
Published on Nov 19, 2022 02:57 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

POCSO not meant to criminalise consensual relationships: Delhi high court

The court also noted that although the victim is a minor and her consent does not have any legal bearing, the factum of a consensual relationship borne out of love should be of consideration while granting bail.

Pocso Act not meant to criminalise consensual relationships between young adults: Delhi high court
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 12:45 AM IST

Clarify stand on fee waivers for kids orphaned during Covid: Delhi HC to Centre

On November 4, justice Yashwant Varma noted that presently, the Delhi government circulars of May 13 and June 7 do not specifically deal with the subject of fees waiver.

The court granted four weeks to the authorities to file their response and posted the matter for hearing on March 21, 2023.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 05:20 AM IST

MCD polls: HC rejects petition seeking stay on civic polls

The court’s oral remark came while hearing a plea by advocate Sanjay Sharma, who has challenged the elections contending that the de-limitation of the wards was not done properly.

A high court bench, however, noted that similar petitions with the same prayer to stay the MCD polls are listed for December 1. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 03:51 AM IST

Can’t punish just for possessing jihadi literature, say Delhi court

The court’s observation comes while framing charges against nine persons being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly propagating the ideology of Islamic State (ISIS) on social media.

Can’t punish just for possessing jihadi literature, say Delhi high court
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 01:54 AM IST

Uphaar case: HC seeks Delhi govt response on Ansal plea challenging conviction

Sushil Ansal, in his revision plea, has contended that the principal sessions and district judge had not provided independent reasons while confirming his conviction after order passed by the chief metropolitan magistrate.

The Uphaar cinema at Green Park in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2022 04:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi High court judge roasts babudom, calls them a major impediment to growth

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 recalled that it had ordered officials to decide an application filed by a farmer more than 30 years ago but there had been no action (Mint File Photo/Pradeep Gaur)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 05:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi high court convicts man over a decade after he raped an 11-year-old

In April 2010, the girl, while returning from school, had gone to a public toilet when the man followed her and forced himself on her. The matter was reported to the police seven days after the incident. The man was apprehended a few days later.

In 2011, the trial court acquitted the man, giving him the benefit of doubt. Challenging this judgment, the state moved the high court. (HT File)
Published on Sep 10, 2022 06:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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