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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain.(REUTERS)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to hear UK judge’s ruling on extradition to US

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | London
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST
US authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of 18 counts of conspiring to hack government computers and of breaching a secrecy law by releasing vast troves of confidential military records and diplomatic cables over a decade ago.
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Karnataka high court.(HT photo)
Karnataka high court.(HT photo)

Right to marry person of choice a fundamental right, says Karnataka high court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Wajeed Khan, a software engineer by profession and resident of Bengaluru, had approached the high court last week for the release of his lover Ramya G from home confinement.
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Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)

Delhi riots: HC issues notice on plea challenging appointment of special public prosecutors

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The court has impleaded the MHA and issued notice to Delhi government and city police, seeking their response by January 12
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Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar. The decision to retrieve all land dealing under the Roshni Act was taken three weeks after the high court declared it unconstitutional and unsustainable.(PTI file photo)
Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar. The decision to retrieve all land dealing under the Roshni Act was taken three weeks after the high court declared it unconstitutional and unsustainable.(PTI file photo)

J&K govt annuls Roshni Act, to retrieve land within six months

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:52 AM IST
The principal secretary, revenue, has been asked to retrieve all such land and remove encroachments in a time-bound manner
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A three-judge bench stayed the October 20 order issued by the Delhi HC headed by Chief Justice DN Patel.(Arvind Yadav/ HT/ Representative Photo)
A three-judge bench stayed the October 20 order issued by the Delhi HC headed by Chief Justice DN Patel.(Arvind Yadav/ HT/ Representative Photo)

Supreme Court stays order directing surrender of 2,300 undertrials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The high court had directed 2318 under-trials involved in heinous offences to surrender in a phased manner latest by November 13.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bombay HC seeks information from I&B ministry on AI bot that turns photos into nudes

By K A Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The court, while hearing various PILs pertaining to the alleged trial by the electronic media in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, raised concerns about the menace mentioned in the report and directed additional solicitor general Anil Singh to take instructions from the ministry
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File photo: Madhya Pradesh High Court.(HT photo)
File photo: Madhya Pradesh High Court.(HT photo)

HC directs MP admin to lodge FIRs against violators of Covid-19 protocol in political meetings

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:24 AM IST
Petitioner named many politicians in application including Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
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The Uttar Pradesh government has deployed heavy security outside the home of the gang rape victim in Hathras who died in a Delhi hospital in September.(PTI)
The Uttar Pradesh government has deployed heavy security outside the home of the gang rape victim in Hathras who died in a Delhi hospital in September.(PTI)

Tight security for Hathras victim’s family’s visit to Lucknow on Monday for HC hearing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:43 PM IST
Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar and Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal will also travel to Lucknow to be present during the hearing of the case, of which the High Court had taken suo motu cognizance.
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The Supreme Court issued the notice to the Rajasthan government on a plea challenging the bail granted by the Rajasthan High Court to a person accused of raping his minor daughter.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court issued the notice to the Rajasthan government on a plea challenging the bail granted by the Rajasthan High Court to a person accused of raping his minor daughter.(HT PHOTO)

SC seeks response from Rajasthan govt on rape of minor girl by father

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The accused is alleged to have continuously raped and molested his daughter from 2014 when she was 10 years old.
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The High Court rapped the Goa Police on the knuckles for not being serious about keeping track of foreigners released on bail.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The High Court rapped the Goa Police on the knuckles for not being serious about keeping track of foreigners released on bail.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Goa Police ‘lose track’ of 366 foreigners who jumped bail since 2015

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:41 PM IST
The foreigners who jumped b bail and disappeared are mainly Nigerians but also include Kenyans, Tanzanians, Ghanaians, Israelis and Russians.
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Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Orissa high court turns down rape survivor’s plea for medical termination of 25-wk pregnancy

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Earlier this year, the Union cabinet had cleared a long-pending change to the Act by raising the legally permissible limit for an abortion to 24 weeks from 20 weeks
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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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Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)

Delhi riots: High court to hear pleas against politicians for hate speech

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:39 AM IST
While one plea seeks FIR against BJP leaders, another has accused Congress and AAP politicians of delivering hate speeches that led to the riots in north-east Delhi
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Bombay High Court.(File photo)
Bombay High Court.(File photo)

Offences against women and children: HC pulls up cops for shoddy investigations

By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The Bombay High Court at Goa has directed the DGP to inquire and act against lapses by officers.
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The court was hearing a petition of an association of fair price shop owners from Beed district.(HT file photo)
The court was hearing a petition of an association of fair price shop owners from Beed district.(HT file photo)

Continue suspension of biometric machines for distributing food grain: HC tells Maharashtra

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 11:15 AM IST
A division bench of justices Ravindra Ghuge and Shrikant Kulkarni issued the directive as the use of biometric machines increases possibility of physical contact at rationing shops and the risk of spreading the virus
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)

Kerala moves High Court against govt decision to lease international airport

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 04:05 AM IST
In the plea, the government said the airport was handed over to a private entity while ignoring the state’s opposition and that a petition was already pending in the court questioning the 50-year lease.
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In the High Court, justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani granted relief to Mohd Anwar after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of like amount. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
In the High Court, justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani granted relief to Mohd Anwar after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of like amount. photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Delhi HC grants bail to man accused of rioting and arson

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Two other persons were granted bail by a city court on Monday. The court said that they were in not involved in rioting.
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Karnataka CET exams 2020.(HT file)
Karnataka CET exams 2020.(HT file)

Karnataka CET exams 2020 begin today after High Court order

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Shivamogga
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Karnataka CET Exams 2020: The government decided to go ahead with conducting the examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after the exams were already postponed once before due to the pandemic.
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Punjab and Haryana High Court.(HT file)
Punjab and Haryana High Court.(HT file)

Parents upset over HC order allowing Punjab schools to collect tuition fee during lockdown

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on Tuesday allowed private schools in Punjab to collect tuition fee during the lockdown irrespective of whether schools offered online classes.
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered tests for 50,000 people in 30 assembly constituencies falling under Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Medchel, and Sangareddy districts in next one week to 10 days.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered tests for 50,000 people in 30 assembly constituencies falling under Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Medchel, and Sangareddy districts in next one week to 10 days.(PTI)

After High Court’s direction, Telangana to test 50,000 people for Covid-19

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 10:40 PM IST
For the first time, the state government also decided to allow private hospitals and private laboratories, approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to conduct Covid-19 tests and provide treatment to those who test positive.
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Though the state government has announced all the facilities are available at the quarantine centres, many are not complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).(HT)
Though the state government has announced all the facilities are available at the quarantine centres, many are not complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).(HT)

Bihar govt seeks more time from Patna HC to submit status report on quarantine centres

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Earlier on May 13, the court had sought the state government’s response about the status of Covid-19 quarantine centres after a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by Rajeev Ranjan of Sonepur in Saran district.
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A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)

HC discharges PWD engineer booked in irrigation scam related case

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Justice AM Badar noted that there was hardly any evidence against the PWD engineer.
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Students of class 12th leave after appearing for the CBSE Board Exam of accountancy, at Blue Bell International School, Greater Kailash, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, March 5, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students of class 12th leave after appearing for the CBSE Board Exam of accountancy, at Blue Bell International School, Greater Kailash, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, March 5, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Goa: HC allows state board to conduct 10th and 12th exams

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The HC disposed of a bunch of petitions that were filed seeking to defer the examinations because of the pandemic.
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Health care workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to check patients at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Health care workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to check patients at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Distribute seized essential protective material as per orders of competent authority: HC to state

By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The two-member division bench of the HC, comprising chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice SS Shinde, heard the PIL through video-conferencing on Tuesday.
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The body representing hotels and restaurants in Western India has also challenged the validity of a circular issued by excise department on April 13 requiring all FL-III license holders to make payment of license fees by April 30.(Anand Shinde/ HT File Photo)
The body representing hotels and restaurants in Western India has also challenged the validity of a circular issued by excise department on April 13 requiring all FL-III license holders to make payment of license fees by April 30.(Anand Shinde/ HT File Photo)

No coercive steps against permit bars for not renewing license till May 12: HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Justice RI Chagla passed the order on Tuesday on a petition filed by the Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India, which sought a direction to the state excise commissioner not to increase license fee for the year 2020-21.
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The high court, while dismissing the bail plea, said “Nothing has been placed on record to show that the father of the petitioner expired on April 9 by drowning.(PTI)
The high court, while dismissing the bail plea, said “Nothing has been placed on record to show that the father of the petitioner expired on April 9 by drowning.(PTI)

Delhi HC denies interim bail to rape accused for father’s last rites, cites Covid-19 risk

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The court also said the bail application was totally silent on various aspects including record of recovery of the body of man’s father who allegedly died by drowning, documents of cremation and details of other ceremonies.
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Andhra Pradesh High Court.(PTI file)
Andhra Pradesh High Court.(PTI file)

APHC sets aside two govt orders to convert classes 1 to6 in all schls to Eng mdm

By Press Trust of India | Amaravati
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 08:35 AM IST
The High Court asserted that the medium of instruction in schools, particularly up to class 8, must be in the mother tongue as unequivocally recognized by the National Policy on Education Act, 1968, and various other reports.
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Gurugram school murder: Court dismisses bail plea of teenage suspect

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person, who is in judicial service, will not be eligible for appointment as a district judge by way of direct recruitment, citing Article 233 (2) of the Constitution(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person, who is in judicial service, will not be eligible for appointment as a district judge by way of direct recruitment, citing Article 233 (2) of the Constitution(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Recruitment riders on appointment of district judges, says apex court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:14 AM IST
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra ruled that even if such a candidate has seven-year previous experience as a lawyer, such a person will not be eligible to apply for the post of a district judge.
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Malaysia’s former first lady, who allegedly bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money, went on trial Wednesday(Reuters)
Malaysia’s former first lady, who allegedly bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money, went on trial Wednesday(Reuters)

Malaysia’s former first lady goes on trial for corruption

By Agence France-Presse | Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Rosmah Mansor, notorious for making overseas shopping trips and owning vast collections of handbags and jewellery, became a lightning rod for public anger as the government of prime minister Najib Razak was engulfed by corruption allegations.
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