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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

Delhi high court recalls Jan 4 order allowing termination of widow’s pregnancy

The Delhi high court on January 4 said that the woman was under immense trauma and had suicidal tendencies

The AIIMS wrote to the court about the risks involved. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 11:40 AM IST

Delhi HC quashes CIC order directing I-T dept to disclose PM CARES Fund info

The Income Tax Act prevails over the RTI Act, the court held, adding that information relating to an assessee could only be supplied subject to special circumstances

An RTI was filed in the Delhi high court seeking the disclosure of information related to the grant of tax exemption status to tghe PM CARES Fund. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 06:10 AM IST

‘Animal’ set to have OTT release as co-producers settle dispute

The co-producers of the film told the Delhi high court that a settlement agreement was signed between them

Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Animal’
Published on Jan 22, 2024 05:49 PM IST

Delhi HC suspends website claiming to deliver ‘Ram Temple prasad for free’

The website, Khadi Oganic, was attempting to monopolise the event by preying on the public’s religious beliefs and devotion, the high court said

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 05:15 PM IST

Legal tussle over who invented butter chicken and dal makhani reaches Delhi HC

Moti Mahal, the restaurant credited with inventing butter chicken, has sued rival restaurant Daryaganj for claiming it was their ancestor who created the dish.

The owners of Moti Mahal have sued rival Indian cuisine restaurant Daryaganj for claiming it was their ancestor that invented the butter chicken and dal makhani. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

No order passed to stop funds to DCPCR, LG tells Delhi HC

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena denies ordering a stoppage of funds to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), stating that a press release on the matter was never issued by his office. The court has directed Saxena to file an affidavit confirming the continuation of funding for the commission. DCPCR had challenged the freezing of funds by Saxena's office, arguing that it would undermine the commission's ability to monitor children's homes.

LG VK Saxena. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Woman swears during virtual HC hearing, faces action for contempt

An Indian citizen living in Australia faces contempt proceedings after using abusive language during a video-conferencing hearing in the Delhi high court. She will have to travel to India and surrender her passport. Instances of inappropriate behavior during online court proceedings have become more common.

The Delhi high court (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Interfaith marriage: Delhi HC decrees guidelines for changing religion

The court was dealing with a case of a Muslim man who sought the quashing of a rape complaint filed against him by a Hindu woman

Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:22 AM IST

HC contempt notice slapped on woman in Sydney for abusing in virtual hearing

The litigant, Anita Kumari Gupta, has been ordered to appear in person before the high court on the next date of hearing on April 16

The Delhi high court order relates to an incident during court proceedings on January 10 (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 06:42 PM IST

Delhi HC to consider suit filed by MS Dhoni’s ex-business partners on Jan 29

The ex-business partners have approached the high court seeking a permanent injunction and damages against Dhoni, several social media platforms and media houses

In October last year, Dhoni had also filed a criminal case against the duo under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 12:09 PM IST

Distinguish Sharjeel role in Delhi riots: Court

The Delhi Police said Imam could not be compared to other accused since different roles were attributed to different accused in the case

Sharjeel Imam had approached Delhi high court against a city court’s April 2022 order rejecting his bail. (PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 10:14 PM IST

‘Story in each state’: Delhi HC declines plea on Odisha govt ads using BJD symbol

The Delhi high court allowed Odisha BJP general secretary Jatin Mohanty to withdraw his petition and granted liberty to petition the Orissa high court

The Delhi high court said the petitioner could approach the Orissa high court since everything in context of the petition happened in Odisha (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 02:41 PM IST

Sunehri Bagh case: Delhi high court to hear arguments on January 19

The Imam, in the plea listed before a bench of justice Sachin Datta, sought to restrain NDMC from “harming the mosque”

Sunehri Bagh Masjid on Motilal Nehru Marg in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 05:24 AM IST

HC cites chromosome’s role, denies bail to man accused of driving wife to suicide

Justice Sharma said the idea of a woman’s worth being tied to material considerations such as dowry contradicts the principles of equality and dignity

The accused argued he was falsely implicated. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 01:57 PM IST
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