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‘Shouldn’t be a fait accompli’: Supreme Court allows Central Vista ceremony, not work

All construction, demolition or translocation of trees at Central Vista project site has been put in abeyance till judgment by the Supreme Court on the validity of the project.
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

On posters outside Covid-hit patients’ homes, SC seeks Centre’s reply

The bench asked the petitioner’s lawyer Chinmoy Pradip Sharma to supply a copy of the petition to the Solicitor General and asked Centre to consider this demand and file response in two weeks.
During the hearing, the SC observed that directions cannot be issued to each state. Instead, the Centre could consider issuing a common circular to all states and union territories.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
During the hearing, the SC observed that directions cannot be issued to each state. Instead, the Centre could consider issuing a common circular to all states and union territories.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Judges shocked as SC lawyer appears shirtless at hearing

The lawyer appeared to realise his mistake, and put on a shirt, but logged out soon after without offering an explanation to the bench.
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 03:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

‘Responsible and responsive’: Solicitor General lauds PM for Covid fight

Tushar Mehta, the Centre’s second senior-most law officer, said each and every step to deal with Covid-19 was taken by the government in a methodical and scientific manner
As the face of the Central government before the Supreme Court in various Covid related petitions, Tushar Mehta said he has witnessed first hand the ways in which the government has tackled coronavirus. (Photo: Fcebook)
As the face of the Central government before the Supreme Court in various Covid related petitions, Tushar Mehta said he has witnessed first hand the ways in which the government has tackled coronavirus. (Photo: Fcebook)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

The SC has not been fair to Harsh Mander, writes Karan Thapar

Few can fathom complex jurisprudential arguments, but all of us automatically recognise fairness — or unfairness — when we see it. This is why I’m disillusioned with the way the SC has treated Mander
Mander asked people to protest in a peaceful manner(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Mander asked people to protest in a peaceful manner(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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Lawyers who represented Ram Lalla get hero’s welcome in Ayodhya

The VHP organised the felicitation ceremony for the lawyers who were in Ayodhya to pay obeisance to Lord Ram at the makeshift temple. VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara applied ‘tilak’ on 92-year-old lawyer Keshav Parasaran, who had led the team of lawyers in the court room battle.
A Hindu devotee blows a conch shell in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)
A Hindu devotee blows a conch shell in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 10:51 PM IST
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Supreme Court halts felling of Aarey trees; government says 98% already cut

Solicitor general of India Tushar Mehta, appearing for Maharashtra government, told the apex court that whatever was required to be cut for the Metro car shed has already been done, and that the authorities would not chop any more trees.
Axed trees in Aarey Colony in Mumbai on Monday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Axed trees in Aarey Colony in Mumbai on Monday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondents

Allow us to contest or defer by-elections: K’taka MLAs to SC

The Election Commision’s counsel said the body has no view on the disqualifications but that the polls should not be deferred.
The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition questioning the speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the house instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition questioning the speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the house instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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In Harish Salve’s diagnosis of economic slowdown, a Supreme Court connection

The Supreme Court had in 2012 cancelled 122 spectrum and licences granted to eight companies in February 2012, saying the whole process was “illegal”. Salve had appeared for some of the 11 telecom companies in the case.
Harish Salve, one of India’s top lawyers, has said the Supreme Court is responsible for India’s current economic slowdown and that it began with the top court’s judgment in the 2G spectrum case in 2012(ANI)
Harish Salve, one of India’s top lawyers, has said the Supreme Court is responsible for India’s current economic slowdown and that it began with the top court’s judgment in the 2G spectrum case in 2012(ANI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:42 PM IST
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Arun Jaitley: A distinctive lawyer, a fine human being

What set him apart was his polite, yet firm, manner; he was logical and persuasive; and he rarely raised his voice
Arun Jaitley was a great strategist in legal matters, and would meticulously make handwritten notes during briefings. He was always thorough(Mohd Zakir / Hindustan Times)
Arun Jaitley was a great strategist in legal matters, and would meticulously make handwritten notes during briefings. He was always thorough(Mohd Zakir / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySidharth Luthra

Jaypee offered tax waiver for letting Centre finish projects

SC also extended until the next hearing the hold on the bidding process for taking over JIL’s housing projects. So far, there have been two rounds of bidding.
Jaypee Greens , project wish town, at greater Noida.
Jaypee Greens , project wish town, at greater Noida.
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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Chidambaram custody extended

The order was passed by special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, before whom Chidambaram was produced at the expiry of his extended custodial interrogation on Friday.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Arun Jaitley’s ‘sound legal advise’ was trusted across political divide: Solicitor General

Jaitley, 66, who opted out of the Modi 2.0 government over health issues, died at AIIMS here after being admitted on August 9 following complaints of breathlessness and restlessness.
Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday at AIIMS(PTI image)
Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday at AIIMS(PTI image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 08:38 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Chidambaram Arrest in INX Media Case: CBI gives 5 reasons for former FM’s custody

Chidambaram Arrest in INX Media Case: CBI’s arguments for custodial interrogation of highlighted Chidambaram’s alleged non-cooperation and silence during questioning in the past.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram flanked by CBI officials, on the way to the CBI court(HT Photo)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram flanked by CBI officials, on the way to the CBI court(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByRicha Banka and Namita Singh

HC cancels ceremony for retiring judge in UP, OBA gives farewell

However, the Oudh Bar Association (OBA) of the Lucknow bench, an apex body of practicing lawyers, organised a farewell ceremony for Justice Pandey in the high court.
The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench on Thursday cancelled a full court reference for outgoing judge Justice Rang Nath Pandey.(PTI)
The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench on Thursday cancelled a full court reference for outgoing judge Justice Rang Nath Pandey.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Noted lawyer, NGO booked for FCRA violations

Anand Grover is known for his social activism and is former Additional Solicitor General and Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising’s husband.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a case against noted lawyer Anand Grover and his Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) -- Lawyers Collective -- for alleged violating the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).(AFP Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a case against noted lawyer Anand Grover and his Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) -- Lawyers Collective -- for alleged violating the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).(AFP Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi High Court tells agencies to inspect Kushak drain, remove encroachments

A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh also directed the Public Works Department (PWD) and SDMC to inspect the area together and highlight the action taken by them after cleaning the drain.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)
Published on May 30, 2019 04:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Delhi high court wants IIT teacher’s help in examining East Kidwai Nagar project

The professor, Geetam Tiwari, had prepared the traffic assessment report of East Kidwai Nagar on the court’s direction last year.
To this, the court sought to know about the traffic and parking management, which would be burdened once the commercial complex is opened by the NBCC.(HT Photo)
To this, the court sought to know about the traffic and parking management, which would be burdened once the commercial complex is opened by the NBCC.(HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2019 06:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Power imbalances and due processes don’t matter

The Supreme Court was called upon to do justice in a case involving claims of sexual harassment. And it has failed, in every possible way, to do that
What are we to do when the highest guardian of the law acts as if it is above the law?(PTI)
What are we to do when the highest guardian of the law acts as if it is above the law?(PTI)
Updated on May 07, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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‘You are dragging issue’: Supreme Court slams Assam govt at citizen register hearing

During the hearing, the Assam government admitted around 70,000 migrants who were declared foreigners have merged with the local crowd in the state.
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Assam government after its chief secretary failed to be present in court to answer queries on foreigners issue during a hearing on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Assam government after its chief secretary failed to be present in court to answer queries on foreigners issue during a hearing on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Mumbai bridge collapse: Government, railways misled High Court, restore writ plea, says petitioner

The court is scheduled to hear the first petition, filed by Pradeep Bhalekar a day after the bridge collapse, on March 22.
The court is scheduled to hear the first petition, filed by Pradeep Bhalekar a day after the bridge collapse, on March 22. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The court is scheduled to hear the first petition, filed by Pradeep Bhalekar a day after the bridge collapse, on March 22. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 01:56 AM IST
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‘India hammers facts, Pak the table’: Harish Salve’s swipe at ICJ’s Jadhav hearing

“India strongly objects to abusive language of Pakistan’s counsel,” Harish Salve, said as the International Court of Justice began the second round of public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Judges are seen at the International Court of Justice during the final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in The Hague, the Netherlands on February 18.(REUTERS)
Judges are seen at the International Court of Justice during the final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in The Hague, the Netherlands on February 18.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Is a parallel system running in jails? SC asks after TV, sofas found in Tihar

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked the Centre as to what action has been taken in the matter.
The court also flagged the issue raised in recent media reports about use of mobile phones inside jails in several states, including Bihar.(HT Photo)
The court also flagged the issue raised in recent media reports about use of mobile phones inside jails in several states, including Bihar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Supreme Court pulls up Centre for causing city’s ‘collapse’

The disappointment by a bench led by Justice MB Lokur was conveyed when an officer from the centre was unable to give an update to the court on the status of a survey carried out in Amar Colony area where sealing was stopped on account of the exercise.
Supreme Court on Thursday said the city had collapsed due to the apathy of officials who have chosen not to do their work.(HT/File photo)
Supreme Court on Thursday said the city had collapsed due to the apathy of officials who have chosen not to do their work.(HT/File photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Will release 500 crore within 2 days to civic bodies: Delhi government to Supreme Court

The bench told advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Delhi government, to take instructions in the matter as to whether they could release some amount to resolve the issue.
The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would release <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 crore within two days to civic bodies, which will help resolve the crisis that has arisen due to the ongoing strike by sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) over regular payment of salaries and regularisation of workers.(HT Photo)
The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would release 500 crore within two days to civic bodies, which will help resolve the crisis that has arisen due to the ongoing strike by sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) over regular payment of salaries and regularisation of workers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 10:19 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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Updated on Sep 23, 2018 03:49 PM IST
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