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SC restrains HC from finalising merit of superior judicial services exam

The apex court, however, allowed the high court to conduct the interviews but not finalise the merit list till the final decision.
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Published on Feb 26, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Assam NRC had names of ‘ineligible persons’, says coordinator

Signed by NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma, the memo sent on February 19 gave the district officials a day’s time to give details of people who should not have been included in the list. The memo has been seen by HT.
People check their names in final NRC list in Assam in 2019.(AFP)
People check their names in final NRC list in Assam in 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Married women, labourers saw ‘extremely poor’ listing during ID pilot in 2000s

The central government finalised the plan in 2003 to launch the pilot project in which 3.1 million people, mostly in border districts, were enumerated.
People at a protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, in Kolkata on Sunday.(ANI)
People at a protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, in Kolkata on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Government may collect data on houses headed by trans persons

Census officers will be seeking specific information based on 31 questions from every household during the house listing and housing census exercise scheduled from April 1 to September 30.
In 2011, the Census collected data on the number of transgender persons, as well as details on their literacy, caste and employment.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo (Representative Image))
In 2011, the Census collected data on the number of transgender persons, as well as details on their literacy, caste and employment.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 16, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Suspense over competent authority delays courts for the specially abled

While the Supreme Court had, in 2018, said that the L-G was bound by the aid and advice of the elected government in most matters, the L-G still has control over public order, land and police.
The state commissioner for persons with disabilities, a quasi-judicial body, had ordered the Delhi government to set up the courts in all 11 districts, as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The state commissioner for persons with disabilities, a quasi-judicial body, had ordered the Delhi government to set up the courts in all 11 districts, as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey

Delhi High Court bench orders special fund to help burn victims

The fund will be generated by the penalty (cost) that the high court bench of Justice Najmi Waziri imposes in other cases of litigation on either of the parties.
A single-judge bench of Delhi High Court has started a fund for rehabilitation of the victims of burns.(Mint)
A single-judge bench of Delhi High Court has started a fund for rehabilitation of the victims of burns.(Mint)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 03:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Centre to collate data to study sex ratio trends

The ministry, which relies on health ministry data to determine trends up to the district level, will now study more detailed data sets.
The move has been prompted by fluctuations in sex ratio rates in different states that emerged from different data sets.(HT Photo)
The move has been prompted by fluctuations in sex ratio rates in different states that emerged from different data sets.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya

Judge who made cop take offhis uniform transferred

The transfer of the judge was ordered after the report on the incident was forwarded by the Agra SSP to the state DGP in Lucknow and senior judicial officers at the Allahabad high court.
The matter was brought to the knowledge of UP director general of police (DGP) Om Prakash Singh, who then took up the matter at an appropriate level.(HT Photo)
The matter was brought to the knowledge of UP director general of police (DGP) Om Prakash Singh, who then took up the matter at an appropriate level.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Agra | By HT Correspondent

Judge makes Uttar Pradesh cop take off uniform, transferred

The transfer of the judge was ordered after the Agra SSP forwarded a report on the incident to the state DGP and senior judicial officers at the Allahabad HC.
Senior superintendent of police, Agra, Babloo Kumar took up the matter on Friday and asked SP (rural) Ravi Kumar to file a report. (Photo @agrapolice)
Senior superintendent of police, Agra, Babloo Kumar took up the matter on Friday and asked SP (rural) Ravi Kumar to file a report. (Photo @agrapolice)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent

No ‘My Lord’ please, Rajasthan HC judges tell advocates

Other courts, including the highest in the land, the Supreme Court of India, have expressed similar sentiments in the past, but none has done so through a resolution passed by all judges (the so-called full court) of a high court.
Interestingly, the present Chief Justice of Rajasthan high court, Justice Ravindra Bhatt, passed a similar advisory for advocates, when he was a judge of the Delhi high court.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Interestingly, the present Chief Justice of Rajasthan high court, Justice Ravindra Bhatt, passed a similar advisory for advocates, when he was a judge of the Delhi high court.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

District judges asked to ensure security on Uttar Pradesh court campuses

The order, dated June 21, has asked all district judges to ensure that adequate security is provided to all persons related to ‘dispensation of justice’ in the state.
Main building of Allahabad High Court. PTI Photo
Main building of Allahabad High Court. PTI Photo
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 01:31 PM IST
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Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin

Gurugram’s infant mortality rate halves in five years

For two years before that—2015-16 and 2016-17—the IMR for the district was 13. This figure was 20 for the year 2014-15 and 23 in 2013-14.
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 03:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Uttar Pradesh’s birth rate higher than national average

According to the data, in Uttar Pradesh the birth rate is higher in rural areas (27.0) than in urban areas (22.6).
At present, Uttar Pradesh stands number two in birth rate after Bihar (26.4).(Representational Photo)
At present, Uttar Pradesh stands number two in birth rate after Bihar (26.4).(Representational Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Sanction more fast track courts: Delhi HC

The court noted that there are over 6,000 cases of sexual assault against children and over 2,000 cases of rape pending.
The plea had stated that the registrar general had made representations to authorities to make fast-track courts a permanent feature by sanctioning more posts of judges and ancillary staff, but to date no action has been taken.(HT Photo)
The plea had stated that the registrar general had made representations to authorities to make fast-track courts a permanent feature by sanctioning more posts of judges and ancillary staff, but to date no action has been taken.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 06:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

State govt can’t take private land without acquiring it: HC

Before taking possession, compensation has to be provided under the Right to Fair Compensation Act. Under no circumstance should the state either acquire land or take possession without it.
The Allahabad High Court has directed the chief secretary to ensure that action is taken against officials with illegal possession.(PTI/File Photo)
The Allahabad High Court has directed the chief secretary to ensure that action is taken against officials with illegal possession.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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High Court orders all registered RWAs to comply with RTI norms

The advantage of the ruling is that RWAs will have to become more transparent about their finances, and can no longer hide any information about their books, Takyar explained.
Various societies and RWAs registered under the HRRS Act, though obliged to provide information in response to RTI requests, have not been proactive about the same, allege RTI activists.(HT Photo)
Various societies and RWAs registered under the HRRS Act, though obliged to provide information in response to RTI requests, have not been proactive about the same, allege RTI activists.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

SC directs Punjab & Haryana HC to not appoint civil judges without its nod

The petitioners have alleged that there was a “serious problem” with the evaluation method being conducted for selecting judicial officers in Haryana.
The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, was hearing the petition challenging the selection process and evaluation method adopted in the examination on the grounds of being “unreasonable, arbitrary and malafide”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, was hearing the petition challenging the selection process and evaluation method adopted in the examination on the grounds of being “unreasonable, arbitrary and malafide”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 08:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Plea to make fast-track courts permanent

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.
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)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Allahabad HC tells staff to respect judges

According to the tradition of the Allahabad High Court, everyone used to stop, as a mark of respect to judges, whenever the latter passed through the galleries of the high court for sitting in court or retiring to their chambers.
Taking a serious view of the practice of officers not stopping while judges pass through the galleries of the high court, the administration said now they would be in “serious trouble”.(PTI PHOTO)
Taking a serious view of the practice of officers not stopping while judges pass through the galleries of the high court, the administration said now they would be in “serious trouble”.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin

CIC directs census body to file affidavit saying it has no information about OBC caste data

Several groups have been demanding caste-based census to press for their demands of proportionate representation in government services.
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Updated on Mar 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

What is new this polls: Candidate photo on EVMs, VVPATs, GPS tracking and more

Voters and candidates will find this Lok Sabha elections different from earlier ones as the Election Commission has brought in a number of changes to the procedures of the polls.
Voters and candidates will find this Lok Sabha elections different from earlier ones as the Election Commission has brought in a number of changes to the procedures of the polls.(PTI)
Voters and candidates will find this Lok Sabha elections different from earlier ones as the Election Commission has brought in a number of changes to the procedures of the polls.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 08:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Photo voter slip no longer stand alone ID for voting, says Election Commission

Photo voter slip issued by the Election Commission will no longer be a standalone identity proof for voting in polls.
Election Commission staff sealing the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). (Photo by Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)
Election Commission staff sealing the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). (Photo by Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Who can vote, how to register as voter?

Eligible voters have to register themselves in the constituency where they live after which they will be issued photo election identity cards. Citizens are not allowed to vote if they have not registered or do not have a voter ID card.
Millions of voters will cast their franchise in the Lok Sabha election, which will be held by the Election Commission of India, in the summer this year. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Millions of voters will cast their franchise in the Lok Sabha election, which will be held by the Election Commission of India, in the summer this year. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 08:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Assam citizen register draft released: How to check if your name’s on the list

There’s anxiety and anticipation among the state’s nearly 33 million applicants whether their names would be included in the list that aims to prove citizenship and weed out illegal immigrants.
Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens centre to get their documents verified by government officials at Mayong village in Morigaon district, Assam.(REUTERS)
Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens centre to get their documents verified by government officials at Mayong village in Morigaon district, Assam.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 30, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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