Articles by Shruti Kakkar
The matter will now be heard on Wednesday as the MLAs sought an adjournment citing a new development
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
he court, however, noted that the issue was already pending before the Delhi Assembly’s privilege committee
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.
A high court bench led by justice Suresh Kumar Kait suspended their sentence till the pendency of their appeal challenging their conviction
The high court was hearing a plea dealing with the issue of lack of medical infrastructure in Delhi hospitals
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 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.
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.
The Centre submitted that CrPC provided for supplying a copy of the police report and other documents to the accused free of cost
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 urged the agencies to use newer technologies like drones or satellite images to maintain a vigil
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 observed that the aggrieved person would be much larger if a public figure, with millions of followers, retweets any defamatory content
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
Intelligence and security agencies are immune from the Act with the provisions that such agencies should disclose information.
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
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).
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 court was of the view that the abortion was neither ethical nor justified as there was no abnormality in the foetus
The court observed that it would be incorrect to say the lookout circular was unjustified when the investigation was at a nascent stage
A man died after he jumped from a moving police control room van earlier this month and was refused treatment by government hospitals
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
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 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 was considering a plea filed by a couple who challenged a provision of the Surrogacy Regulation Act
The court was considering a plea filed by a woman who had approached court seeking that her marriage be declared legal
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
The woman found out in October that she was 20 weeks pregnant. In December, she decided to terminate her pregnancy
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