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Hearing a bunch of petitions on the Covid-19 pandemic, the HC also directed the state to release its Covid-19 numbers on the government website.(ANI)

Mahakumbh begins, HC tells state to increase testing

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 05:34 AM IST
HC has directed the government that vaccination centres and testing facilities be increased in Haridwar.
Uttarakhand high court has acted against a judge it believed to be guilty of misconduct.
Uttarakhand high court has acted against a judge it believed to be guilty of misconduct.

Uttarakhand civil judge used vehicle of accused for family trips, suspended

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:44 AM IST
  • The HC found that the civil judge had separated the criminal case in his court filed against the accused without there being any valid reason.
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Uttarakhand law to levy water tax on hydropower projects in state held valid

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:51 AM IST
  • The court also vacated an interim order issued by a coordinate bench of Uttarakhand HC in 2016 directing authorities concerned not to take coercive measures for recovery of the water tax demand from the petitioner
In a special sitting over the weekend, the SC bench, headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar, asked the MLA to approach the high court with his request to carry out demolition of all identified unauthorised constructions by himself.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In a special sitting over the weekend, the SC bench, headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar, asked the MLA to approach the high court with his request to carry out demolition of all identified unauthorised constructions by himself.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SC stays for 2 weeks demolition of BJP MLA’s illegal construction in Roorkee

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:19 PM IST
The bench heard senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of Pradeep Batra, as the lawyer submitted that the MLA will himself pull down all illegal constructions after an inspection and identification by the Roorkee- Haridwar municipal authorities.
Uttarakhand High Court.(HT file)
Uttarakhand High Court.(HT file)

Uttarakhand HC imposes cost of Rs 5 lakh on Dehradun college for illegal admissions

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:38 PM IST
The counsel for H N B Garhwal University, Kartikey Hari Gupta, said the college had affiliation for only 100 seats from the university but it gave admission to 30 more students for the 2017-18 batch.
File photo: A health worker at Covid 19 testing center.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A health worker at Covid 19 testing center.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Tourists violating Covid-19 preventive norms in Nainital to be fined

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:30 PM IST
According to officials, following the directions of Uttarakhand High Court, a district monitoring committee has been formed in Nainital for preventing further spread of coronavirus disease.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat (File Photo)(PTI)
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat (File Photo)(PTI)

Congress reiterates demand for Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat’s resignation

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Earlier on October 29, SC stayed an order of the Uttarakhand High Court directing the CBI to register an FIR against CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on the basis of allegations levelled against him.
Uttarakhand high court has given the government 4 weeks time to respond to the 97 questions on the health facilities in the state.(PTI Photo)
Uttarakhand high court has given the government 4 weeks time to respond to the 97 questions on the health facilities in the state.(PTI Photo)

Uttarakhand govt told to answer 97 questions scrutinising health facilities

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The high court’s direction to the government are in response to a 2013 PIL seeking state’s assessment of health facilities.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat described the formation of the board as the “biggest corrective action in the state’s history since its formation on November 9, 2000”.(HT photo)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat described the formation of the board as the “biggest corrective action in the state’s history since its formation on November 9, 2000”.(HT photo)

CM lauds Uttarakhand HC’s ruling on Charm Dham Board

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 05:39 PM IST
The court in its ruling upheld the constitutional validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act, 2019.
A two-member HC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe, delivered the landmark 129-page judgment on Tuesday.(HT photo)
A two-member HC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe, delivered the landmark 129-page judgment on Tuesday.(HT photo)

Uttarakhand HC upholds constitutional validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 01:05 PM IST
The court ruled that the ownership of the temple properties would vest in Char Dham shrines and power of the Board would be confined only to the administration and management of the properties.
Umesh Kumar had filed the plea, citing that the state government had waived off Rs 196-crore on the unsold liquor stock during the lockdown restrictions, even though the hill state is battling an acute financial crunch.(HT photo)
Umesh Kumar had filed the plea, citing that the state government had waived off Rs 196-crore on the unsold liquor stock during the lockdown restrictions, even though the hill state is battling an acute financial crunch.(HT photo)

Uttarakhand HC issues notice to state govt on waiving off Rs 196 crore tax of liquor sellers

Hindustan Tims, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The state government adhered to the Central government’s nationwide lockdown restrictions, which were enforced from March 25 to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak and were partially eased from May 4.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Uttarakhand govt issues order on fee private schools can charge for online classes during epidemic

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST
R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretary school education department issued an order on Monday evening on fee that can be charged by private schools, “after evaluating all the parties- parents and school owners…”
On Monday, the court gave these directions while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Delhi-based Gautam.(HT photo)
On Monday, the court gave these directions while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Delhi-based Gautam.(HT photo)

Kedarnath tragedy: HC directs Wadia Institute to find ways that can be used to find remains of victims

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:10 PM IST
So far, 699 bodies/skeletons/remains have been retrieved from the Mandakini valley, where the Kedarnath shrine is located.
Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital. (HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital. (HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand HC directs state govt to sanitise all schools before board exams start

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The HC gave these directions while responding to an urgency application filed by advocate Shiv Bhatt in an ongoing PIL related to the condition of the quarantine centres in the state and how the state was fighting COVID-19 epidemic.
Advocate Vivek Shukla had alleged in his PIL that the police investigation into the matter was sluggish and Pandya had got a stay on his arrest from the high court.(HT photo)
Advocate Vivek Shukla had alleged in his PIL that the police investigation into the matter was sluggish and Pandya had got a stay on his arrest from the high court.(HT photo)

Pranav Pandya rape case: Uttarakhand HC directs govt to submit progress report by June 23

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The court on Wednesday also asked the state government’s counsel to submit copies of the victim’s statements recorded by the police and the magistrate, said advocate Vivek Shukla, who has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the matter.
The state election commission has issued guidelines for campaigning and will monitor social media handles of candidates, an official says.(HT File Photo)
The state election commission has issued guidelines for campaigning and will monitor social media handles of candidates, an official says.(HT File Photo)

‘Those having over 2 kids before July 25 can fight panchayat poll’: Uttarakhand HC

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Uttarakhand High Court ruling comes as a major relief to many aspirants who want to contest the October gram panchayat polls.
The court has directed that all amount due and payable towards amenities such as electricity, water, petrol, oil and lubricants etc. provided by the state government to respondents shall be computed by state within four months from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order.
The court has directed that all amount due and payable towards amenities such as electricity, water, petrol, oil and lubricants etc. provided by the state government to respondents shall be computed by state within four months from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order.

Uttarakhand High Court tells ex-CMs to pay rent for govt houses

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Passing the final judgement on a PIL, Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe declared all government orders from 2001 till date providing housing and other facilities to former chief ministers in the state as illegal and unconstitutional.
The Uttarakhand High Court(HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand HC issues contempt notice to Nainital DM

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 03:58 PM IST
A July 2018 order of the Uttarakhand HC, while disposing a PIL, had directed the state government to provide sites for setting up storage, processing and recycling facilities for bio-medical and municipal waste and hand them over to the local authorities concerned within six months.
The Uttarakhand High Court has directed a company run by Yoga guru Ramdev to share a percentage of its profits with local farmers and communities.(File Photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court has directed a company run by Yoga guru Ramdev to share a percentage of its profits with local farmers and communities.(File Photo)

Baba Ramdev’s firm ordered to share its profit with locals in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Run by Yoga guru Ramdev, Divya Pharmacy’s entire argument, according to HC, rested on a textual and legalistic interpretation, particularly of the term FEBS.
Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan pose for photos during promotions for the film Kedarnath.(PTI)
Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan pose for photos during promotions for the film Kedarnath.(PTI)

Kedarnath banned in 7 Uttarakhand districts, disruption of peace expected

Dehradun | By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan-starrer, Kedarnath, has been banned in seven Uttarakhand districts by two district magistrates. The state government hasn’t imposed an official ban.
Women who enter the workforce must both conform to the male standard at the workplace (or lose out on career advancement), and also deal with social norms that expect them to continue shouldering family responsibilities(HT Photo)
Women who enter the workforce must both conform to the male standard at the workplace (or lose out on career advancement), and also deal with social norms that expect them to continue shouldering family responsibilities(HT Photo)

Maternity leave is not a question of charity

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:49 PM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court’s judgment has significance for how we think at the intersection of labour and gender equality
The Corbett Tiger Reserve opens for tourists on November 15 and closes for a monsoon break on June 15.(HT Photo)
The Corbett Tiger Reserve opens for tourists on November 15 and closes for a monsoon break on June 15.(HT Photo)

Three eco-tourism zones near Corbett Tiger Reserve to open in January

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Home to more than 200 tigers (All India Tiger Estimation 2014) and spread over an area of 1288.31 square kilometers,Corbett Tiger Reserve is one of the most loved tourist destinations of the state.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat greets the newly appointed Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, as the Chief Justice of Uttrakhand high court at Raj Bhavan, in Dehradun on November 2.(PTI Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat greets the newly appointed Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, as the Chief Justice of Uttrakhand high court at Raj Bhavan, in Dehradun on November 2.(PTI Photo)

Justice Ranganathan takes oath as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 07:12 PM IST
Justice Ranganathan, 60, was the senior-most judge of the Hyderabad high court before his appointment as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand high court
The Delhi government’s said that within a year it will come up with guidelines to make its 1,100 schools “inclusive” for transgender students.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government’s said that within a year it will come up with guidelines to make its 1,100 schools “inclusive” for transgender students.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Govt to frame norms to make schools inclusive for transgender students

PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:01 AM IST
After this workshop we will collect feedback on how to make school education accessible to transgender and gender non­conforming students. Based on their feedback we will lay down guidelines and policies. SANJAY GOEL, director, Delhi govt’s Directorate of Education
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Uttarakhand government and high court on a plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.(AP)
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Uttarakhand government and high court on a plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.(AP)

Supreme Court stays Uttarakhand high court order banning religious outfits from issuing fatwas

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Uttarakhand high court order banning all religious outfits, bodies, panchayats and groups of people in the state from issuing ‘fatwas’.
The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to provide “necessary infrastructure to government medical officers i.e. computers and printers within a reasonable period” so that they could issue printed prescriptions.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to provide “necessary infrastructure to government medical officers i.e. computers and printers within a reasonable period” so that they could issue printed prescriptions.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand high court asks doctors to issue computer-generated prescriptions

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 12:59 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court has directed all doctors, whether in the government sector, public sector or private clinics, to give computer-generated prescriptions and not handwritten ones so that patients and their attendants understand them.
Dr Sunil Kumar was shot by Manik Rathi and his brother-in-law Shubhan Tyagi to avenge the death of Rathi’s three-month-old daughter who was under his treatment.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Dr Sunil Kumar was shot by Manik Rathi and his brother-in-law Shubhan Tyagi to avenge the death of Rathi’s three-month-old daughter who was under his treatment.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Was deserted by the govt, says wife of murdered Uttarakhand doc awarded Rs 1.99cr by court

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:30 AM IST
Dr Sunil Kumar, a paediatrician, was shot dead on April 20, 2016, while discharging his duties in the Community Health Centre of Jaspur in Uttarakhand’s US Nagar district.
The number of students admitted under RTE in unaided schools rose from 80,000 in 2015-16 to 1.7 lakh in 2016-17.(Picture for representation)
The number of students admitted under RTE in unaided schools rose from 80,000 in 2015-16 to 1.7 lakh in 2016-17.(Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand schools’ body to move high court for RTE dues

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Approximately Rs 90 crore is to be paid to over 4,000 private schools in Uttarakhand under RTE. In Dehradun alone, Rs 50 lakh was distributed in July and August, while nearly Rs 7 crore is still pending.
The Uttarakhand high court observed that killing a doctor, while on duty, amounts to negation of rule of law.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand high court observed that killing a doctor, while on duty, amounts to negation of rule of law.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand high court asks state to pay Rs 1.99 crore to wife of murdered doctor

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 01:45 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 1.99 crore to Sarita Singh, whose doctor husband Sunil Kumar was shot dead in April 2016 while discharging duties in Udham Singh Nagar district.
On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and other water sports in all rivers of the state till the state government framed a policy to regulate them.(AFP/File Photo)
On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and other water sports in all rivers of the state till the state government framed a policy to regulate them.(AFP/File Photo)

Uttarakhand high court lifts ban on rafting, paragliding and other water sports

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 07:12 AM IST
The ruling comes after the state government filed a comprehensive affidavit along with documents related to ‘The Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014’ before the high court.
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