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Put a grille, place a wire, but save trees: Delhi HC orders PWD

The high court asked the authority to file an affidavit indicating the total plantation that it will do in two months

The court was considering a case concerning the plantation of trees in the city from funds in the Green Delhi Account. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:16 AM IST

Delhi HC notice to officials over tree felling in South Ridge

HC made the remarks while considering an application filed by the deputy conservator of forest (south), seeking clarification of the high court’s August 2023 order

The court was of the view that DDA’s conduct of cutting 400 trees on its land and 700 trees on forest land showed apathy towards the orders passed by it. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 05:38 AM IST

Delhi HC lets Aaftab Poonawala step out of prison cell for 8 hrs daily

The Delhi high court order came after Aaftab Amin Poonawala’s lawyer Akshay Bhandari told the court that he was being illegally kept in solitary confinement

Aaftab Amin Poonawala, accused to have murdered his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, being brought to the Mehrauli forest area, in New Delhi, on Nov. 15, 2022. (PTI File)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:11 PM IST

Delhi HC imposes 1 lakh costs on man who claimed to inherit western UP, Delhi

The petitioner, who was ordered by a single bench of the high court to pay ₹10,000 costs in December 2023, was told to pay ₹1 lakh on Thursday

The HIgh Court of Delhi has imposed a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh cost on a petitioner who claimed to be the erstwhile ruler of territories in UP, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Gurugram. (HT Photo/Shruti Kakkar)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 03:32 PM IST

Delhi HC dismisses Congress’s plea for staying IT recovery notice

On March 8, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) refused to stay the recovery notice, arguing that it was not without merit

The court said it found no grounds to interfere. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 03:13 PM IST

HC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to AAP MLA

Delhi HC denies anticipatory bail to AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan in money laundering case linked to Delhi Waqf Board recruitment irregularities.

New Delhi, India - Feb. 10, 2015: AAP wining candidate Amanatullah Khan wins from Okhla arrives for first meeting with Arvind Kejriwal at Constitution Club in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Wrestling trials to be held by ad hoc Committee

WFI said it will withdraw its circular regarding the trials after the bench said 'we can't have 2 parallel trials'

Sanjay Singh, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief(ANI)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 09:05 PM IST

Suspension of BJP legislators set aside by Delhi HC

Action was taken against the MLAs as they interrupted LG’s address in the House on the first day of the Budget session on February 15

The suspended MLAs approached the high court on February 19, challenging their suspension from the assembly. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 05:18 AM IST

Delhi high court sets aside suspension of 7 BJP legislators

On February 15, seven BJP MLAs interrupted LG VK Saxena’s address outlining the policies and work of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi government

A bench of justice Subramonium Prasad had reserved its verdict on February 27 (HT Photo/Shruti Kakkar)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 03:40 PM IST

AAP misled court, maligned my office for petty ends: Delhi LG

The LG’s application was listed before the high court on Tuesday, but a bench of justice Subramonium Prasad posted it for March 20

Lt Gov VK Saxena, in his plea filed on March 1, claimed that he had consciously approved the proposal in the report regarding the identification of conforming and non-conforming wards on February 3. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Delhi high court revises income threshold for EWS admissions to 2.5 lakh

The court was considering a plea filed by the Directorate of Education (DOE), Delhi government challenging a December 14 verdict

A division bench led by acting chief justice Manmohan instead increased the existing threshold from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.5 lakh as an interim measure during the pendency of the case. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 10:35 PM IST

Delhi HC rejects Mumbai train blast convict’s plea seeking info on probe officers

Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddiqui had sought information regarding the officers who had supervised the probe and had granted sanction to prosecute him

The Delhi high court said the data, if given, would expose the officials to grave danger. (File)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 07:23 PM IST

Feeding street dogs has made them too territorial: Delhi HC

The court was hearing a plea filed by Rahul Kanojiya, the father of a 1.5-year-old girl who was allegedly mauled to death by street dogs at Tughlak Lane on February 24

The next hearing will be held on March 13. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Delhi HC seeks response from WFI, sports ministry on wrestlers' plea

The court posted the case for March 7 to decide if it would allow the federation to go ahead with the selection trials to be held in Delhi's IG Stadium.

The plea was filed by four wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 10:26 PM IST

Delhi HC junks Mahua Moitra’s plea for interim relief against defamatory content

The high court had on December 20, 2023 reserved its order on the interim application after hearing the counsel for Moitra, Dubey and Dehadrai

The TMC MP from Krishnanagar was expelled on December 8 over cash-for-query charges. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 04:07 PM IST

Played no role in finance, procurement proposals: Elena Norman in Delhi HC affidavit

Outgoing Hockey India CEO Elena Norman on Tuesday said the work environment in HI was “difficult” and she had no choice but to call it quits

The then Hockey India CEO Elena Norman with former Indian men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh in 2014. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Referred Sunehri Bagh matter to heritage panel: Police to Delhi HC

Delhi Traffic Police refers the 150-year-old Sunehri Bagh mosque demolition matter to heritage committee amid court petition challenging the move.

NDMC in December had assured that no action will be taken until a final call is taken by HCC. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Delhi HC junks plea seeking to allow prayers at demolished mosque site

Delhi High Court dismisses plea to allow night-long prayers at site of demolished 600-year-old mosque on Shab-E-Barat, citing possession by DDA.

The court was considering a plea filed by the managing committee of the Delhi Waqf Board seeking to permit worshippers to enter the property on the occasion of Shab-E-Barat. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 01:22 AM IST

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
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