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Roshni land scam:File action taken report before December 11: J&K HC to CBI

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Hearing of the review petition was earlier scheduled to be taken up on December 16
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J&K HC seeks list of unauthorised occupants of ministerial bungalows, govt houses

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The court has also sought details of arrears of rent, electricity and renovations.
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The bench said it should consider initiating action for misconduct against officers responsible, more so because it was a Habeas Corpus petition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The bench said it should consider initiating action for misconduct against officers responsible, more so because it was a Habeas Corpus petition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Calcutta HC closes petition last heard 23 years ago

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:48 PM IST
A division bench of chief justice TB Radhakrishnan and justice Arijit Banerjee lamented the “great misfortune” that the matter remained pending for so long while closing it.
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The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)
The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)

Frame policy on staggered work timings to avoid train crowding: HC tells Maharashtra, railways

By K A Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The state has also been asked to inform the court of the measures it proposes to take in the event of a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases that have been predicted in December and January
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High court upholds minority status of Chandigarh’s St Kabir School

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 01:49 AM IST
In Feb 2018, action on admn’s petition, court had stayed Sikh minority status granted to Sec-26 school by national commission
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Residents living in the vicinity of the dumping ground in Phase 8B, Industrial Area, have been demanding that it be moved.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Residents living in the vicinity of the dumping ground in Phase 8B, Industrial Area, have been demanding that it be moved.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Shifting of Mohali dumping ground: MC chief told to appear before HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The illegal dumping has become a bane of residents living hardly 50 metres from the dump....
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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Gujarat high court rejects plea for relief to Sikh families

By Press Trust of India | 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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Minority issue: HC seeks response from Chandigarh admn on school’s plea

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:45 AM IST
St Kabir has approached the court demanding that it be allowed to take admissions as per regulations for minority schools
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Hearing into two writ petitions seeking a CBI probe into the case, the division bench of Orissa High Court in August this year had asked the Criminal Investigations Department of the state government to wrap up its probe in the next one month.(FILE PHOTO.)
Hearing into two writ petitions seeking a CBI probe into the case, the division bench of Orissa High Court in August this year had asked the Criminal Investigations Department of the state government to wrap up its probe in the next one month.(FILE PHOTO.)

Orissa High Court orders SIT probe into alleged rape of minor Dalit girl

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 11:00 PM IST
A minor Dalit girl in Koraput district was allegedly gang-raped by troopers of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) in October 2017 in a forest, following which she committed suicide in January 2018.
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Demolition drive near Chandigarh International Airport postponed till next HC hearing on December 5

By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondent, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 12:45 AM IST
98 illegal properties in Babhat village were identified by a committee headed by Punjab chief secretary
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HC seeks HP govt reply over delay in establishing Lokpal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Road tender: HP high court directs PWD to issue approval to bid application

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The court directed the petitioner that after clearance, as per the tender notification, he shall complete the work and report compliance to the court within six months
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A divorced woman cannot be deprived of maintenance if she had to give up her job to bring up her child, the Bombay high court (HC) said as it directed a city resident to pay his estranged wife monthly maintenance of Rs 15,000.(HT Photo)
A divorced woman cannot be deprived of maintenance if she had to give up her job to bring up her child, the Bombay high court (HC) said as it directed a city resident to pay his estranged wife monthly maintenance of Rs 15,000.(HT Photo)

Cannot deny maintenance if woman leaves job to care for children: Bombay HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:27 AM IST
The division bench of justice Akil Kureshi and justice SJ Kathawalla said that if a divorced mother decides to relinquish her full-time job to bring up her young daughter, it can hardly be grounds to deny her maintenance, more so when the husband is earning a sizeable income.
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The bench was hearing plea filed by the woman last year seeking sum of Rs 15,000 from her husband for her maintenance.(HT photo)
The bench was hearing plea filed by the woman last year seeking sum of Rs 15,000 from her husband for her maintenance.(HT photo)

Can’t deny maintenance, if woman gives up job for bringing up children: HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The division bench of justice Akil Kureshi and justice SJ Kathawalla said if a single woman, a divorced mother is forced to relinquish her full time job for bringing up a young daughter, it can hardly be a ground to deny her maintenance.
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A file photo of Madras high court. (Photo: PTI)

Social media companies can’t escape responsibility for spread of fake news: Madras HC

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times,
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:21 PM IST
A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee made it clear that after providing a platform for people to post their views and share messages, these companies cannot abdicate their responsibility for the spread of incorrect and defamatory information or fake news.
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Exclusion of lawyers from being appointed to the GSTAT was also challenged since the provisions allows for civil servants and judicial officers.(PTI)
Exclusion of lawyers from being appointed to the GSTAT was also challenged since the provisions allows for civil servants and judicial officers.(PTI)

Constitution of GST Appellate Tribunals in current format unconstitutional: Madras HC

By MC Rajan | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:05 PM IST
A Division Bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad, gave the judgment on two similar petitions which challenged Sections 109 and 110 of Chapter XVIII of the Central GST Act as well as the corresponding provisions in the state Act.
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The complainant’s lawyer submitted that the accused urged the court to not interfere with the proceedings on grounds that the police had filed a charge sheet against the investor.(HT image)
The complainant’s lawyer submitted that the accused urged the court to not interfere with the proceedings on grounds that the police had filed a charge sheet against the investor.(HT image)

Bombay high court strikes down molestation case against venture capitalist

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:40 AM IST
The accused had approached the HC, pleading the court to quash the criminal proceedings filed against him, primarily on grounds of limitation.
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Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)
Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)

Send notice to trust to recover damages due to encroachment of land in Navi Mumbai, high court tells MIDC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:22 AM IST
After the demolition of the temples, Thakur filed yet another plea in the court, alleging that no action has been taken against MIDC officials, though the encroachment on their land was a fact known to its officials, up to the chief executive officer.
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Choudhary had submitted that the letters did not have any material that would implicate his client in the Elgar Parishad conclave, which allegedly triggered the Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT image)
Choudhary had submitted that the letters did not have any material that would implicate his client in the Elgar Parishad conclave, which allegedly triggered the Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT image)

Bhima-Koregaon violence: HC rejects Navlakha’s petition to quash FIR

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The court has, however, stayed the operation of the order for three weeks, to enable the activist to approach the Supreme Court (SC), and also extended interim protection from coercive action for the same period.
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The Bombay high court (HC) recently dismissed petitions challenging the appointment of two politicians who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena and a former RPI legislator as ministers(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) recently dismissed petitions challenging the appointment of two politicians who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena and a former RPI legislator as ministers(HT Photo)

Bombay HC dismisses petition challenging appointment of three ministers

By K A Y Dodhiya | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:01 PM IST
The court further held that it was for the speaker to decide on their disqualification and the HC would not interfere.
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On September 9, Deshmukh was appointed the designated authority to regularise the 855 illegal structures. The power was earlier with the Thane collector.(HT image)
On September 9, Deshmukh was appointed the designated authority to regularise the 855 illegal structures. The power was earlier with the Thane collector.(HT image)

Relief for Ulhasnagar residents as 855 buildings get push for legal tag

By Sajana Nambiar | Ulhasnagar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 12:12 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) has extended the matter of regularising the illegal structures by another six weeks after Sudhakar Deshmukh, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) commissioner, filed an affidavit in the court on September 3.
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The state government on Friday told the Gujarat high court that it will table part two of the justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission report on the 2002 Gujarat riots before the Legislative Assembly in the budget session.(AP)
The state government on Friday told the Gujarat high court that it will table part two of the justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission report on the 2002 Gujarat riots before the Legislative Assembly in the budget session.(AP)

Gujarat to table second part of Nanavati report

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:36 AM IST
The statement came in response to a public interest litigation filed by former IPS officer RB Sreekumar, seeking a direction to the state government to make the report public.
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Taking stern note of frivolous public interest litigations (PIL), the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday imposed an exemplary cost of ₹5 lakh on a petitioner for filing a frivolous PIL, which claimed that thousands of schools affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) were being run illegally.(HT Photo)
Taking stern note of frivolous public interest litigations (PIL), the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday imposed an exemplary cost of ₹5 lakh on a petitioner for filing a frivolous PIL, which claimed that thousands of schools affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) were being run illegally.(HT Photo)

Bombay HC fines petitioner Rs 5 lakh, orders FIR against him for extortion

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Dombivli resident Sapan Shrivastava claimed that the ICSE and around 2,200 schools affiliated to the board were illegal as they were not approved by the human resources development (HRD) ministry.
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The bench said the sections amounted to arrogating former chief ministers to the status of “a ruling elite” by assuring them significant largesse for life.(HT image)
The bench said the sections amounted to arrogating former chief ministers to the status of “a ruling elite” by assuring them significant largesse for life.(HT image)

Rajasthan HC scraps law allowing house, car to ex-CMs for life

By HT Correspondent | Jaipur
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:42 AM IST
The bench said the sections amounted to arrogating former chief ministers to the status of “a ruling elite” by assuring them significant largesse for life.
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The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)

Madras HC slams move on Dalit crematorium

By HT Correspondent | Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The high court had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter in the wake of a video, in which the body of a Dalit man being lowered from a bridge over the Palar river for cremation, was widely circulated on social media on August 17.
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Murthy informed the court that in light of the disagreement, a previous bench of the HC had stayed the TAC decision and directed all parties to maintain status quo.(HT image)
Murthy informed the court that in light of the disagreement, a previous bench of the HC had stayed the TAC decision and directed all parties to maintain status quo.(HT image)

Bombay high court: No stay on demolition if building is dilapidated

By Kay Dodhiya | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:33 AM IST
On Monday, the division bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel said it will not allow petitioners to use courts granting stays as excuses to remain in dilapidated buildings.
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The BMC submitted that it had received 19 complaints of violations so far, and had already taken action against the offenders.(HT image)
The BMC submitted that it had received 19 complaints of violations so far, and had already taken action against the offenders.(HT image)

Give details of nod for animal slaughter for Bakri Eid: HC to BMC

By K A Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:53 PM IST
The counsel for the BMC told the division bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel that the civic body had issued 850 permissions for slaughtering animals outside abattoirs and designated places for Bakri Eid.
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In May 2013, the Solapur resident’s wife had filed a complaint under section 498A (cruelty to woman by husband or relative) of the IPC at Vijapur Naka police station.(HT image)
In May 2013, the Solapur resident’s wife had filed a complaint under section 498A (cruelty to woman by husband or relative) of the IPC at Vijapur Naka police station.(HT image)

State and Centre can’t issue guidelines on maintenance grant to wives: Bombay high court

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The bench clarified that while considering maintenance pleas, it would rely on guidelines contained in the legal provisions concerned and binding judgments of higher courts.
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The state government on Tuesday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that it would not act upon a July 11 resolution, ordering the termination of open-category employees hired after 2014 to accommodate candidates from socially and economically backward classes (SEBC).(HT Photo)
The state government on Tuesday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that it would not act upon a July 11 resolution, ordering the termination of open-category employees hired after 2014 to accommodate candidates from socially and economically backward classes (SEBC).(HT Photo)

‘Won’t sack staff to accommodate SEBC candidates’: Maharashtra govt

By KAY Dodhiya | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:21 AM IST
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and NJ Jamadar was hearing a petition filed by an employee of the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad District Services and a few others, challenging their termination notice.
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