AAP MLA’s plea against their disqualification to be heard: Delhi HC

Seeking for justice, the 20 disqualified Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs have moved Delhi High Court against their disqualification. The Election Commission called for their disqualification for holding office of profit. On January 22, after the AAP MLAs withdrew their earlier petition in the High Court seeking a stay on the Election Commission’s (EC) recommendation […]

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Quote Aadhaar for filing PILs: Madras HC

In order to prevent fictitious persons from filing Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in courts, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has asked the Court Registry to collect litigant’s Aadhaar card copy along with other documents at the time of filing PILs. “In future, the registry should ensure that it collects Aadhaar card copy […]

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Hindu father should pay for daughters wedding: Kerala HC

Observing that a Hindu father has a legal and personal obligation to pay for his daughter’s marriage, the Kerala High Court has said that he cannot discriminate between a lawful and unlawful child. The high court was hearing a petition filed by a woman against an order passed by a Family Court. Initially filed before […]

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Telangana & Andhra Pradesh cinema halls can hike ticket prices: HC

On January 4, the high court sanctioned the managements of cinema theatres in Telangana and AP to hike ticket rates till governments take a decision on fixing the rates. The non-responsive attitude of both state governments regarding the framing of scientific parameters for fixing prices of cinema tickets was noted. The court directed theatre owners […]

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Merge existing government schools: Uttarakhand HC

The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to frame a new scheme to merge the existing government schools, where the student strength is minimal. Expressing dissatisfaction over the huge amounts of money spent on the construction of new schools, Justice Rajiv Sharma said that the decisions to open new schools were being taken […]

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Senior Judge decides 1 lakh cases in 12 years: Allahabad HC

Justice Sudhir Agarwal, a Senior Judge of the Allahabad High Court made a remarkable achievement of deciding one lakh cases since his appointment on October 5, 2005. On January 3, the judge touched the whopping figure of 1 lakh cases. Of the total number of cases, 10,000 were decided by him at the Lucknow bench […]

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To hear long pending criminal cases, sit on Saturdays: Madras HC

Special benches to hear criminal cases pending before the Court for more than ten years were constituted by the Madras High Court to sit on a Saturday. on December 29, 2017, a notification had been issued by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as part of efforts aimed at the expeditious disposal of pending cases. “The Hon’ble […]

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Three new judges appointed: Jharkhand HC

View PDF On January 4, the Centre cleared the appointment of Rajesh Kumar, Anubha Rawat Choudhary and Kailash Prasad Deo as Additional Judges of the Jharkhand High Court. Two Additional Judges of Jharkhand High Court have been confirmed as Permanent Judges, besides the above. They are Justices Ananda Sen and Anant Bijay Singh. Two Additional […]

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CBFC decision to ban ‘Battle of Banaras’ overturned: Delhi HC

Hearing a petition, the Delhi High Court has overturned the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) which refused to certify the documentary named ‘Battle of Banaras’ for public viewing. The documentary shows the 2014 campaign for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Congress […]

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Maternity leave part of service period: Madras HC

Hearing a petition, the Madras High Court has ruled that it is the fundamental right of a lady to give birth to a child and nurture him and maternity leave period should be deemed to be the service period. Emphasizing on the importance of maternity leaves for proper rest post-delivery to enable a mother to […]

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