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State environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said they will await detailed court order to decide future course of action.(Pratik Chorge/HT photo)

Setback for MVA in shifting carshed out of Aarey Colony as HC stays Kanjurmarg shed work

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The Thackeray government had scrapped Devendra Fadnavis government’s decision to build carshed at Aarey Colony despite opposition from environment activists and citizen groups who had insisted that Aarey wad one of the last green spots in Mumbai
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The ordinance, said the plea, gives a license to police authorities to terrorise and harass inter-faith couples who want to exercise their right to marry according to their choice, under the guise of “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe a relationship between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman.(HT Archive)
The ordinance, said the plea, gives a license to police authorities to terrorise and harass inter-faith couples who want to exercise their right to marry according to their choice, under the guise of “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe a relationship between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman.(HT Archive)

Plea filed against UP’s ‘love jihad’ law in HC

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:20 AM IST
The petition, filed by advocate Saurabh Kumar, also sought an immediate stay on the operation of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, apart from directions to the state government to not take any coercive action against individuals, including registration of FIRs.
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Among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, it was found that names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t find themselves in the list.(HT Archive)
Among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, it was found that names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t find themselves in the list.(HT Archive)

4,800 ineligible people in updated NRC, HC informed

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:54 AM IST
The court was hearing a petition by Rahima Begam, a resident of Mukalmua in Nalbari district, who had challenged a 2019 order of a foreigners’ tribunal that had declared her a foreigner.
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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 petitioners said spas in other states are running with full safety measures but are not permitted in Delhi.(File Photo)
The petitioners said spas in other states are running with full safety measures but are not permitted in Delhi.(File Photo)

Decide on reopening of spas, HC tells govt

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:52 AM IST
The Delhi government’s standing counsels Anjum Javed and Anupam Shrivastava told the court that spas are not allowed because of the surge in Covid-19 infections.
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The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)

MHA to decide on UT employees’ housing plan, refunds: Admn to HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Uma Shankar Gupta, additional secretary, estates, tells court that administration is not competent to modify/ fix prices of land already decided by the Union cabinet and will take up the matter with the ministry
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he high court bench of justice AG Masih acted on the plea of the ED, which had challenged the October 20 order of the appellate tribunal, ordering the de-sealing of the farmhouse for a month.(Representative image)
he high court bench of justice AG Masih acted on the plea of the ED, which had challenged the October 20 order of the appellate tribunal, ordering the de-sealing of the farmhouse for a month.(Representative image)

HC allows ED appeal against Chautala family for using Dabwali farmhouse for weddings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Sends case back to appellate tribunal of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, asking it to come up with a fresh order after it allowed the de-sealing for a month for the weddings of Om Prakash Chautala’s grandsons on November 27 and 30.
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The farmer belongs to Karnal and he had sown paddy on around 75-acre land owned by his family in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.(Representative Image)
The farmer belongs to Karnal and he had sown paddy on around 75-acre land owned by his family in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.(Representative Image)

HC allows Karnal farmer to bring produce from UP, but not sell it in APMC mandis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:24 AM IST
The farmer said though the Centre’s new agriculture law permits sale of crops in any part of the country, he was not being allowed to bring produce from UP into Haryana
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Mortgage with hand(Getty Images)
Mortgage with hand(Getty Images)

HC gives CBI 3 months to probe Sector-5 property grab case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The case came to light in August, when Padamjit Singh, 84, a former United Nations executive who lives in the US, alleged that a petition filed on July 8 using his name was not, in fact, filed by him
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A public litigation filed at the Punjab and Haryana high court has alleged that Khair trees are being felled illegally in the Siswan forest area.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A public litigation filed at the Punjab and Haryana high court has alleged that Khair trees are being felled illegally in the Siswan forest area.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HC puts Punjab govt on notice for illegal felling of Khair trees

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Petition filed alleging forest mafia is using illegal methods to cut trees in Panchayat and forest land
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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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Expect the district courts in Chandigarh to begin physical hearings by next week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Expect the district courts in Chandigarh to begin physical hearings by next week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

50% physical hearings likely in Chandigarh district courts by next week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:48 PM IST
Plastic sheets are being placed inside courtrooms and other Covid-19 related precautionary arrangements are being made in the court premises
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Medical workers at the ICU of a private hospital in New Delhi. The court said that the state cannot discriminate between Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients.(Reuters)
Medical workers at the ICU of a private hospital in New Delhi. The court said that the state cannot discriminate between Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients.(Reuters)

Delhi HC stays AAP govt decision to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for Covid-19

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:38 PM IST
The HC stated prima facie the order appeared to be “arbitrary”, “unreasonable” and in violation of the fundamental rights of an individual
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Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.
Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.

Rakul Preet Singh moves HC alleging a ‘media trial’, court issues notice

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Actor Rakul Preet Singh has moved the Delhi High Court after reports that she was named by Rhea Chakraborty in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
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The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a report from the Mohali SSP on illegal construction on panchayat land.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a report from the Mohali SSP on illegal construction on panchayat land.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Illegal construction on panchayat land: HC asks Mohali SSP for report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Site in question lies adjacent to the Mullanpur-2 police station but officials there have not taken any action despite being informed about the matter
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HC refuses to stay Panjab University’s decision on fee collection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:29 AM IST
Students were told to deposit advance payment of 51,000 and other charges by August 31.
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The Chandigarh administration on Monday told the Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) that it had decided to reject the proposal made by private schools involving fee payment.(HT Photo)
The Chandigarh administration on Monday told the Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) that it had decided to reject the proposal made by private schools involving fee payment.(HT Photo)

UT rejects schools’ proposal on fee payment

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:57 PM IST
The UT had on August 7 sought time from HC to take a decision on the schools’ proposal and its rejection would mean the court would have to decide the case on merit after hearing both sides
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A division bench of justices RD Dhanuka and VG Bisht on Tuesday directed the woman to pay the amount to the Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund within four weeks and to produce a receipt of the deposit within six weeks.(HT Archive)
A division bench of justices RD Dhanuka and VG Bisht on Tuesday directed the woman to pay the amount to the Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund within four weeks and to produce a receipt of the deposit within six weeks.(HT Archive)

HC quashes rape case on complainant’s request, fines her

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The bench said the claim of the petitioner that the complaint was filed under pressure could not be accepted
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The court said it can direct transfer of funds back to the trust if, after final hearing, it finds that the transfers were illegal.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The court said it can direct transfer of funds back to the trust if, after final hearing, it finds that the transfers were illegal.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

HC issues notices to Siddhivinayak Trust, Maha govt over funds transfer

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:28 PM IST
A bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Revati Mohite-Dere refused to consider the prayer, saying no one appeared on behalf of the temple trust
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The bank responded to the petition stating that an amount of Rs 782 was mistakenly being paid in excess to the 85-year-old since October 2007, due to a technical error.(HT Photo)
The bank responded to the petition stating that an amount of Rs 782 was mistakenly being paid in excess to the 85-year-old since October 2007, due to a technical error.(HT Photo)

Pension a fundamental right, cannot be deducted without authority of law: HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The bench of justice Ravi Deshpande and justice NB Suryawanshi was hearing a petition filed by Naini Gopal, a Nagpur resident who retired as an assistant foreman from Ordnance Factory, Bhandara in October 1994.
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SAD MLA to move HC to recover Rs 20 cr paid by Zirakpur MC to NHAI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Money “transferred unconstitutionally,” says NK Sharma, Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Dera Bassi
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Will give digital degrees online to pass outs who haven’t received them: DU to HC

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:30 PM IST
The university submitted before the high court that the students have to register on an online portal www.digicerti.du.ac.in, and give their details including academic qualification and name of their college and after completion of the verification, the digital degree certificates will be issued by DU within a week.
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A Punjab and Haryana high court bench has said that granting bail to a habitual offender could lead to his trying to tamper with the prosecution evidence by giving threat or inducement to the prosecution witnesses or even to abscond to delay the trial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Punjab and Haryana high court bench has said that granting bail to a habitual offender could lead to his trying to tamper with the prosecution evidence by giving threat or inducement to the prosecution witnesses or even to abscond to delay the trial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rise in snatching cases alarming, no leniency for perpetrators: High court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:48 AM IST
TALKING TOUGH Court dismisses bail plea of 22-year-old snatching accused, says going easy on criminals will make people lose faith in the criminal justice system.
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Suspended Chandigarh police officer Jaswinder Kaur.(HT photo)
Suspended Chandigarh police officer Jaswinder Kaur.(HT photo)

HC dismisses bail plea of suspended SHO Jaswinder Kaur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Failure of a member of the uniformed service to join investigations disentitle her from seeking relief, says bench of justice Sanjay Kumar
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Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)

HC allows police to arrest PGIMER employees going on strike

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Deputy commissioner and senior superintendent of police asked to ensure that court orders are complied with
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Ishrat Jahan is one of the accused in the UAPA case registered by the Special Cell of the city police to probe the riots that had in which over 50 people had died and more than 400 injured.(@ishratjj/Twitter)
Ishrat Jahan is one of the accused in the UAPA case registered by the Special Cell of the city police to probe the riots that had in which over 50 people had died and more than 400 injured.(@ishratjj/Twitter)

Delhi violence: HC denies Ishrat Jahan extension of interim bail

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:22 AM IST
She had sought extension on the ground that her husband and she had symptoms of Covid-19. She was earlier granted week’s interim bail till June 19 for her wedding.
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A file photo of Bombay high court.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Bombay high court.(HT Photo)

HC seeks BMC’s response on using developer’s property as quarantine centre

By K A Y Dodhiya | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The BMC had taken possession of the completed building in the first week of May to use it as a Covid-19 quarantine facility but did not inform the developer of the duration of its use or amount of compensation it would pay.
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Will act against schools not following fee collection norms: Chandigarh admn to HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The UT administration and 77 private schools have been at loggerheads over the issue after schools were barred in March from collecting fees for the 2020-21 session in view of the Covid-19 outbreak
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