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Delhi HC asks 7 suspended BJP MLAs if they are willing to apologise to LG

The matter will now be heard on Wednesday as the MLAs sought an adjournment citing a new development

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 06:12 AM IST

Right to adopt is not a fundamental right, says Delhi high court

The court made observations while dealing with batch of pleas filed by several prospective parents with two biological children and wishing to adopt third child

Rules mandate that couples with two or more children can only adopt children with special needs, hard to place, or unlikely to be adopted because of physical or mental disability, emotional disturbance, recognised high risk of physical or mental disease, age, and racial or ethnic factors. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 05:54 AM IST

BJP MLAs move Delhi HC over House action

he court, however, noted that the issue was already pending before the Delhi Assembly’s privilege committee

BJP MLAs move Delhi HC over House action
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Delhi HC sets up expert committee to assess medical infra in city

The Delhi High Court has formed a committee of experts to assess the medical infrastructure of state-run hospitals in the city and propose ways to optimize resources. The committee will focus on the availability of ICU beds with ventilator facilities, the functioning of emergency numbers, and the availability of medicine, consumables, and manpower. The committee has been given four weeks to submit an interim report and will then submit monthly reports. The court emphasized the need for significant investments and structural reforms in government hospitals to overcome years of neglect and apathy. Delhi's health minister admitted to a shortage of doctors, paramedics, and medicines, as well as non-functional radiological equipment, and suggested implementing a public-private partnership model for radiological tests.

Delhi HC sets up expert committee to assess medical infra in city
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Delhi HC grants bail to 4 convicts in Soumya case

A high court bench led by justice Suresh Kumar Kait suspended their sentence till the pendency of their appeal challenging their conviction

Soumya Vishwanathan was shot dead in her car at Vasant Kunj on September 30, 2008 around 3.30am, while she was returning home from work. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Secretary delayed plan to outsource radiological services: Bharadwaj

The high court was hearing a plea dealing with the issue of lack of medical infrastructure in Delhi hospitals

Saurabh Bhardwaj (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Delhi HC grants bail to four convicts

The bench also allowed their application seeking suspension of sentence after taking note of the fact that the four men had already served their sentence for 14 years 9 months

The four convicts had approached the high court challenging their conviction and sentence. (HT archive)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 02:55 PM IST

Delhi HC reprimands MCD for failure to pay salaries

The Delhi high court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for failing to pay salaries and pensions to employees and warned of consequences, including winding it up. The court emphasized that the payment of basic wages was a statutory obligation and urged the MCD to rectify its financial situation. The court also noted that the MCD had not considered the proposal to hand over its hospitals to the Centre or Delhi government. The MCD assured the court that outstanding salaries and pensions would be released within 10 days.

Updated on Feb 10, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Civic body has failed to regulate unauthorised constructions: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has criticized the civic administration for failing to regulate unauthorized construction and called for responsibility to be fixed. The court was hearing a plea to halt and demolish illegal construction near a protected monument. The court also called for improved coordination between the Delhi Development Authority and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

26 May 2015, New Delhi: delhi high court . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Pre-trial notices to complainants cause unwanted delays: Delhi HC

The Centre submitted that CrPC provided for supplying a copy of the police report and other documents to the accused free of cost

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:18 AM IST

Delhi has sufficient shrines, imperative to save forests: HC

The Delhi high court rejected a plea to protect two religious structures in Sanjay Van, stating that Delhi already has enough temples and dargahs. The court emphasized the need to restore the forest and remove unauthorized constructions on public land for the betterment of society and to combat pollution. The plea was made by a promoter of Delhi's history who expressed concerns about the demolition of the structures. The court disposed of the plea, stating that the structures declared as a part of national heritage or protected by a statutory authority will not be demolished.

The court was of the view that the removal of unauthorised constructions, including unprotected religious structures, from the forest land is for the betterment of the society at large. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 02:34 PM IST

Encroachment on public land is akin to dacoity: Delhi HC

The court urged the agencies to use newer technologies like drones or satellite images to maintain a vigil

The court was hearing a plea filed by an NGO, Jamia Arabia Nizamia Welfare Education Society, seeking to halt and demolish the illegal construction being carried out in the guest house. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 06:14 AM IST

6 CT machines for a population of 30 million: Court pulls up Delhi govt

The Delhi high court was hearing a plea seeking probe into the death of a man who was refused treatment by government hospitals

The court was considering an application seeking investigation into the death of a man who had jumped off a moving police control room van last month, and was refused treatment by government hospitals. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 06:12 AM IST

Delhi HC refuses to quash summons issued to Kejriwal in YoutTube video defamation case

The court observed that the aggrieved person would be much larger if a public figure, with millions of followers, retweets any defamatory content

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Delhi high court asks DDA to maintain status quo of Mehrauli mosque land

The DDA on January 30 razed the 600-year-old Akhoondji Masjid, the Behrul Uloom madrasa and various graves in Mehrauli, claiming the properties as unauthorised constructions

The Delhi high court said that its order would not preclude DDA from acting against other illegal properties in the area. (File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 02:43 PM IST

CBI not totally exempted from RTI Act: Delhi High Court

Intelligence and security agencies are immune from the Act with the provisions that such agencies should disclose information.

A file photo of Delhi high court in New Delhi.
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 12:14 AM IST

CBI not completely exempted from disclosing information under RTI: Delhi HC

Section 24 of the RTI Act provides immunity to intelligence and security organisations, including the CBI however it mandates such agencies to disclose the information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations held by it

Delhi high Court (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2024 11:27 AM IST

HC to ED: Return assets seized under PMLA probe if no charge sheet after a year

In an order, Justice Navin Chawla said the continuation of a seizure beyond 365 days, in the absence of the pendency of any proceedings, will be confiscatory in nature and violative of the right to property (Article 300A of the Constitution).

The Delhi high court has said that the assets seized in connection with a money laundering case must be returned if the investigation continues beyond 365 days.
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Scoring good marks not the most important thing in life: Delhi HC tells IITs

A bench of justice Rajnish Bhatnagar was of the view that the most significant way to instill this into the young minds was by teaching them to prioritise their physical and mental health

The bench said that the students can give their best without succumbing to the stress of performing better. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Delhi HC rejects woman’s plea to abort 28-week foetus

The court was of the view that the abortion was neither ethical nor justified as there was no abnormality in the foetus

Updated on Feb 02, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Delhi HC refuses to stay lookout circular issued against Ashneer Grover, wife Madhuri

The court observed that it would be incorrect to say the lookout circular was unjustified when the investigation was at a nascent stage

Former BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 04:35 PM IST

HC pulls up Delhi govt over facilities in its hospitals

A man died after he jumped from a moving police control room van earlier this month and was refused treatment by government hospitals

During the last hearing, the high court directed the Delhi government to indicate the inventory of the non-functional machines and the timelines by which the same would be repaired or replaced. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 11:33 PM IST

‘Treatment worse than disease’: Delhi HC on pre-censorship plea on Facebook

The high court ruled that since there was a robust grievance redressal mechanism in place, the petitioners have an alternative efficacious remedy for objectionable posts

FILE PHOTO: Meta Platforms said the government has formulated a complete regulatory network which specifically deals with the issue of hate speeh (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 10:06 PM IST

‘Not illegal to report on Dhoni’s complaint’: Delhi HC on his ex-partner’s plea

Dhoni’s counsel appeared before the court and submitted that the plaint against him was not maintainable and he has just filed a case against the couple in a Ranchi court

The high court has isted the matter for further hearing on April 3. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 02:59 PM IST

Unnao case: Delhi HC refuses to suspend 10-year jail sentence of Sengar’s brother

The Delhi high court has refused to suspend the sentence of Jaideep Singh Sengar, brother of expelled BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was convicted in 2020 in a case pertaining to the death of the father of the Unnao rape victim.

The court also said that the convict cannot seek parity with his co-accused, who were granted bail in the same case. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Surrogacy law based on science, says Delhi HC

The court was considering a plea filed by a couple who challenged a provision of the Surrogacy Regulation Act

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 10:26 PM IST

Delhi High Court upholds law barring marriage of distant relatives

The court was considering a plea filed by a woman who had approached court seeking that her marriage be declared legal

The division bench, which also included justice Manmeet PS Arora, said the woman failed to prove the existence of a custom within her community that legitimises the union (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 01:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Post on minor’s identity deleted, Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer tells Delhi high court

A bench led by acting chief justice Manmohan disposed of the plea filed by social activist Makarand Suresh Mhadlekar taking note of the submissions by the Congress leader, the city police and social media platform X

Delhi high court (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 07:08 PM IST

Order allowing abortion at 29 weeks recalled by Delhi High Court

The woman found out in October that she was 20 weeks pregnant. In December, she decided to terminate her pregnancy

The court granted woman the liberty to choose AIIMS or any state government hospital for her delivery, and asked the central government to provide her with all medical assistance as well as to ensure a quick adoption if she later wanted to give away the child. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 01:33 AM IST

Saumya Vishwanathan murder: HC seeks police response to pleas against conviction

Vishwanathan, who worked at Headlines Today (now India Today), was shot dead in her car in South Delhi while she was on her way home on September 30, 2008

A trial court on October 18 found Baljeet Malik, Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, and Ajay Kumar guilty of murder. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 12:10 PM IST
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