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The PIL will come up for hearing before a bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Duo moves Bombay HC to plug loopholes in POSH Act, protect ICC members

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Numbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:39 PM IST
The petitioners have also sought a direction to set up a commission to review the deficiencies in the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) (POSH) Act, 2013, and to frame guidelines to extend protection to internal complaints committees (ICC) members.
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Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)

High court seeks Centre, Delhi Police response on plea seeking ban on gambling sites

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The PIL said that despite various provisions under law, a large number of websites can be accessed in all the states through devices and a person is free to gamble or bet
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Provide cashless medical services to retired MCD teachers, employees: PIL in Delhi HC

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:20 PM IST
The PIL, filed by Akhil Dilli Prathmik Shikshak Sangh through advocate Ranjit Sharma, also sought directions to the respondents to reimburse the medical bills of the retired employees on account of medical treatment without delay.
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The Bombay high court.(File photo)
The Bombay high court.(File photo)

Bombay HC dismisses PIL opposing Versova-Lokhandwala link roads

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The bench also imposed a cost of Rs2 lakh on the petitioners after noticing that through the PIL, they had pursued their private interests, and not any genuine public cause
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A public suit has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the NCRB to recognize and classify transgenders as a separate third gender in their annual publication of prison statistics.(HT Photo)
A public suit has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the NCRB to recognize and classify transgenders as a separate third gender in their annual publication of prison statistics.(HT Photo)

Plea in Delhi High Court to classify transgender as third gender in NCRB’s prison statistics

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The public interest litigation, filed by law graduate Karan Tripathi, sought immediate and urgent intervention of the court as the process of data collection for the next annual publication of the Prison Statistics report 2020 by the NCRB, which is already underway
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Can rationalise rates, not nationalise private hospitals, Maharashtra tells high court

By K A Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:58 PM IST
The state was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate after being presented with a bill of Rs 4 lakh for the treatment of his mother
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Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently staying in the bungalow of the driector of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) inRanchi where he is being treated.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently staying in the bungalow of the driector of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) inRanchi where he is being treated.(HT FILE PHOTO)

PIL in Jharkhand high court seeks to move Lalu Prasad back to jail

By Bedanti Saran| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Lalu Prasad was shifted to hospital in the middle of March 2018 and hasn’t returned to jail since then.
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Delhi HC notice on PIL claiming UPSC doesn’t provide adequate reservation to disabled persons

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 07:00 PM IST
A division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan sought response from all the respondents and slated the matter for further hearing on August 31.
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Workers clean stone blocks to be used in construction of the Ram Temple, at a workshop in Ayodhya. (PTI photo)
Workers clean stone blocks to be used in construction of the Ram Temple, at a workshop in Ayodhya. (PTI photo)

Court rejects PIL against Ayodhya temple event to be attended by PM Modi

By Jitendra Sarin | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The petitioner sought a direction to restrain “Bhoomi Pujan” for laying down the foundation stone of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya during the period of pandemic as it is in violation of protocol prescribed by the central government.
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Covid-19 treatment at many private hospitals are exorbitantly costly.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 treatment at many private hospitals are exorbitantly costly.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Regulate Covid treatment costs at private hospitals, orders Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s direction came while hearing a PIL filed by a lawyer who flagged the exorbitant costs charged for treatment of Covid-19 at private hospitals.
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Punjab police cops distributing sanitary napkins to women amid curfew to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Bathinda .(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Punjab police cops distributing sanitary napkins to women amid curfew to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Bathinda .(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

PIL seeks sanitary napkins be declared essential commodity, HC asks Centre to respond

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The petition, filed through advocate Vinod Sangvikar, highlighted the plight of thousands of women and adolescent girls travelling with migrant workers amid the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
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Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital. (HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital. (HT File Photo)

PIL on schools charging hefty fee for online classes: Uttarakhand HC seeks reply by May 12

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Ajay Veer Pundir, the counsel of the petitioner said the PIL has been filed by PIL Dehradun based on Japinder Singh. Pundir said the PIL has raised the issue that during lockdown period many schools were charging hefty fees from the parents regarding online classes.
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Delhi High Court. (HT file )
Delhi High Court. (HT file )

Delhi HC refuses to give urgent hearing to PIL seeking waiver of school fees during lockdown

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The PIL was seeking relief for parents, who are facing financial crunch due to lockdown implemented in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Educational institutions are closed in the country in the wake of the lockdown.
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Delhi High Cort.(Mint file)
Delhi High Cort.(Mint file)

PIL in Delhi High Court accusing NLU registrar of nepotism, seeking his removal

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Delhi High Court bench issued notice to the varsity, its registrar and some other officials seeking their stand on the plea which has also alleged arbitrary exercise of power by them with respect to admissions and appointments in the university.
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Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking directions for the Election Commission (EC) to carry out actual and accurate reconciliation of data on vote count before the declaration of final results of any election.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking directions for the Election Commission (EC) to carry out actual and accurate reconciliation of data on vote count before the declaration of final results of any election.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

NGOs file PIL in Supreme Court, seek end to provisional, estimated poll results

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 03:22 AM IST
In the PIL, the Association for Democratic Reforms and Common Cause have sought an end to the practice of declaration of provisional and estimated election results.
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The Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Custodial rights: Centre’s reply sought on PIL seeking uniform law

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 02:44 AM IST
The petitioner claimed that at present, the personal law of Hindus, Muslims, Christians and other communities allows custodial rights only to one of the spouses and in most cases, it’s the man who is given the preference.
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Bombay high court (HC) on Monday imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on NGO Abhivyakti.(Ht FILE)
Bombay high court (HC) on Monday imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on NGO Abhivyakti.(Ht FILE)

HC slaps Rs 1-L fine on NGO for ‘frivolous’ PIL on Kharghar plot

By Kanchan Chaudhary | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:21 AM IST
NGO had approached the HC contending that the plot, situated between Sector 18 and Sector 19 of Kharghar, was a water body connected to Panvel creek.
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Govindacharya has in his petition referred to the Supreme Court’s 2018 judgment that ordered live-streaming of hearings in cases of national importance. The judgment is not yet implemented.(HT image)
Govindacharya has in his petition referred to the Supreme Court’s 2018 judgment that ordered live-streaming of hearings in cases of national importance. The judgment is not yet implemented.(HT image)

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court bench sends PIL for live-streaming to CJI

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:21 AM IST
Senior advocate Vikas Singh said the issue was one of social and constitutional gravity. If not live-streamed, the proceedings should at least be audio-recorded and transcripts made available.
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Kolkata, India - Sept. 3, 2019: One more house is collapsed at Bowbazar area due to underground Metro rail work in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Cracks are observed in several houses there. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - Sept. 3, 2019: One more house is collapsed at Bowbazar area due to underground Metro rail work in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Cracks are observed in several houses there. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Kolkata Metro construction stops after HC order

By HTC and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:06 AM IST
Admitting that at least five houses had collapsed owing to ground settlement from seepage after a tunnel-boring machine hit a water table.
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The order was issued by Justice Lok Pal Singh and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia on August 27 .(PTI Photo)
The order was issued by Justice Lok Pal Singh and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia on August 27 .(PTI Photo)

Uttarakhand High Court bans all kinds of heavy vehicles in Nainital town

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 02:37 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court has issued a series of directions to the state government, including imposing immediate ban on all kinds of heavy vehicles in Nainital .
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The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)
The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)

Cancel Byculla zoo licence, says PIL; high court asks BMC to respond

By Kanchan Chaudhari | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Motla contended that BMC has undertaken a “massive revamp” of the zoo in three phases.
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The PIL pointed out that the doctors’ body violated a previous undertakings given to the Bombay High Court that it would not resort to mass bunking or strike.(HT Photo)
The PIL pointed out that the doctors’ body violated a previous undertakings given to the Bombay High Court that it would not resort to mass bunking or strike.(HT Photo)

Doctors violated previous HC orders: PIL against strike

By K A Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:35 AM IST
The PIL said that strike will inconvenience thousands of poor patients and that contempt proceedings should be undertaken against the striking doctors.
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The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)

Bombay high court dismisses PIL seeking orders to make school bags lighter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:42 AM IST
If the petitioner believed bags are still heavy, then students probably do not carry books as per the timetable but take all books which result in excess weight, the HC bench said.
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The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to earmark and declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats.(Fil;e Photo)
The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to earmark and declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats.(Fil;e Photo)

Supreme Court dismisses PIL to earmark PoK and Gilgit as Lok Sabha seats

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The plea said as many as 24 Assembly seats have been carved out by the government from PoK and Gilgit as these territories are Indian territories which are under the occupation of Pakistan.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying there is no urgency to hear the matter since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying there is no urgency to hear the matter since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

SC declines urgent hearing on PIL for doctors’ security

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 12:02 AM IST
A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant said it will not issue notice to the Centre but is keeping the larger issue on doctors’ safety open.
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The request for consideration of the PIL was made so that any untoward incident like Fatehveer’s death does not happen again.(Bharat Bhushan / HT File Photo / Representative image)
The request for consideration of the PIL was made so that any untoward incident like Fatehveer’s death does not happen again.(Bharat Bhushan / HT File Photo / Representative image)

Punjab and Haryana high court to take up PIL on borewells on Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:12 PM IST
The PIL blamed administration for the death of Fatehveer, who fell into an open borewell in Sangrurand and demanded fixing of responsibility of erring officers.
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The Delhi High Court may hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to the Centre, Delhi Development Authority and the Delhi government to take steps to protect the Jahanpanah city forest and ensure that the nature and character of the city forest is not destroyed.(HT File)
The Delhi High Court may hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to the Centre, Delhi Development Authority and the Delhi government to take steps to protect the Jahanpanah city forest and ensure that the nature and character of the city forest is not destroyed.(HT File)

PIL in Delhi HC seeks protection of Jahanpanah forest

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:49 AM IST
The public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed based on a Hindustan Times report highlighting the sorry state of affairs in the Jahanpanah forest.
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A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani issued notices to the Delhi government and the registrar general of the high court, seeking their stand on the plea.(Mint)
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani issued notices to the Delhi government and the registrar general of the high court, seeking their stand on the plea.(Mint)

Plea to make fast-track courts permanent

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 07:23 AM IST
The plea said that after the apex court’s decision, the high court had sent a letter in July 2012 to the Delhi government, requesting it to continue the fast-track courts permanent.
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(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Hearing case due to Sabarimala’: SC notice on plea to let women in mosques

By Bhadra Sinha | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:29 PM IST
While hearing the petition, the court said that it was hearing the plea only because of the Sabarimala verdict which had been quoted in the PIL.
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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and Law Commission on a petition seeking successive jail terms for persons convicted of offences of terrorism, separatism and corruption. (Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and Law Commission on a petition seeking successive jail terms for persons convicted of offences of terrorism, separatism and corruption. (Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre on PIL

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Punishment given under the special laws should run consecutively and not concurrently because “cash transactions are the root cause of many evils”, reads the petition.
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