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Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

04 Mar 2021

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the central government over restricted COVID-19 vaccinations in India, even as vaccine exports to other nations continue.

'Only man and woman make family': Centre opposes same-sex marriages

25 Feb 2021

'Only man and woman make family': Centre opposes same-sex marriages

The central government on Thursday opposed a batch of petitions seeking the recognition and registration of same-sex marriages in India.

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

24 Feb 2021

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the murder of a Tihar Jail inmate who was knifed to death inside the prison, saying that such things are only seen in fiction.

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

22 Feb 2021

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Delhi Government on two pleas by March 26, seeking vaccination of all the prisoners who were out on bail or parole before they surrender so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection inside prisons.

Delhi HC judges to hold physical hearings from March 15

20 Feb 2021

Delhi HC judges to hold physical hearings from March 15

The Delhi High Court on Saturday issued an office order stating that from March 15 all its judges would hold a physical hearing of cases.

Disha Ravi 'leaked chats': Delhi HC caution to police, media

19 Feb 2021

Disha Ravi 'leaked chats': Delhi HC caution to police, media

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Police to stick to the affidavit that there would be no leaks about the investigation into the "toolkit" case.

Delhi HC notice to news channels on Disha Ravi's plea

18 Feb 2021

Delhi HC notice to news channels on Disha Ravi's plea

Arrested activist Disha Ravi has moved the Delhi High Court to restrain the police from leaking investigation material.

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

11 Feb 2021

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

Amazon has moved India's Supreme Court to stop a $3.4 billion assets sale by its partner, Future Group, to Reliance Industries.

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

25 Jan 2021

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court (HC) remarked that accepting WhatsApp's updated privacy policy isn't mandatory, and users have the choice of using a competing app if they don't like its Terms of Service (ToS).

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

The Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday that the Delhi Government has reduced the reservation of COVID-19 ICU beds in private hospitals to 25 percent from 40 percent earlier.

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

18 Jan 2021

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the COVID-19 caller tune.

WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

16 Jan 2021

WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

With WhatsApp's clarifications being received with skepticism, the chat app has pushed the deadline for accepting its new Terms of Service (ToS) forward by three months.

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

11 Jan 2021

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Aam Aadmi Party government on a plea to declare all child marriages performed in the national capital as void ab initio (to be treated as invalid from the outset).

HC allows 28 week pregnancy termination based on AIIMS report

11 Jan 2021

HC allows 28 week pregnancy termination based on AIIMS report

The Delhi High Court, on Monday, allowed a woman's plea to terminate her 28-week pregnancy after a medical board constituted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said her fetus can be aborted as it suffered from anencephaly, a condition where the skull bone is not formed and was incompatible with life.

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

07 Jan 2021

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation or PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on precautions against the coronavirus.

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

26 Dec 2020

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has yet again landed in trouble as the Delhi High Court issued summons to the production company Dharma Productions over a suit filed by the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA).

Akshay files a Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against YouTuber

19 Nov 2020

Akshay files a Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against YouTuber

Actor Akshay Kumar has reportedly filed a defamation case against a YouTuber, who accused him of involvement in fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi

15 Nov 2020

Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

Delhi allowed to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

12 Nov 2020

Delhi allowed to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to reserve 80% of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals.

1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey

12 Nov 2020

1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey

A new sero-prevalence survey conducted in the national capital showed that around one in four of the people tested were exposed to COVID-19, the Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

Delhi HC seeks response from TV channels on producers' plea

09 Nov 2020

Delhi HC seeks response from TV channels on producers' plea

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to Republic TV and Times Now, asking them to respond to Bollywood producers' plea seeking to restrain the news channels from making allegedly irresponsible and derogatory remarks about the film industry.

Delhi bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread

05 Nov 2020

Delhi bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread

Delhi has banned firecrackers in a bid to control the spread of air pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.

Didn't leak information: Probe agencies to HC in Sushant case

25 Oct 2020

Didn't leak information: Probe agencies to HC in Sushant case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have told the Bombay High Court that they did not leak any information to the media regarding the ongoing investigations into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

Sapna Pabbi, Sushant's 'Drive' co-star, denies reports of going "missing"

23 Oct 2020

Sapna Pabbi, Sushant's 'Drive' co-star, denies reports of going "missing"

Actor-model Sapna Pabbi, who worked with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in 2019 movie Drive, has reportedly been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the Bollywood drugs probe.

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

Alleging slander, Sushant's friend seeks Rs. 200cr from Republic-TV, Goswami

15 Oct 2020

Alleging slander, Sushant's friend seeks Rs. 200cr from Republic-TV, Goswami

Film producer Sandip Ssingh served a defamation notice to Republic TV and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, for maligning his name while covering the Sushant Singh Rajput death story and has claimed Rs. 200 crore as compensation.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on same-sex marriages

14 Oct 2020

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on same-sex marriages

In what qualifies as a progressive statement, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, while hearing petitions of two same-sex couples regarding the legal recognition of their marriages, said laws are gender-neutral.

Kangana slams Bollywood for filing lawsuit against media houses

13 Oct 2020

Kangana slams Bollywood for filing lawsuit against media houses

Kangana Ranaut has slammed Bollywood, after leading filmmakers and stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and Karan Johar filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against media houses for slandering the industry.

Top Bollywood filmmakers file case against Republic TV, Times Now

12 Oct 2020

Top Bollywood filmmakers file case against Republic TV, Times Now

More than 30 leading Bollywood filmmakers have filed a case in the Delhi High Court against two top news channels over their coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case investigation.

Netflix partially releases 'Bad Boy Billionaires' amid legal battles

05 Oct 2020

Netflix partially releases 'Bad Boy Billionaires' amid legal battles

Streaming giant Netflix has finally released the controversial documentary Bad Boy Billionaires in India and around the world.

Coronavirus: Doctors of Delhi's hospital not paid for 3+ months

01 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Doctors of Delhi's hospital not paid for 3+ months

Despite putting in long hours, working hard to save coronavirus patients and risking their own lives, doctors at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital have not been paid for more than three months.

Delhi government order reserving 80% ICU beds stayed by HC

22 Sep 2020

Delhi government order reserving 80% ICU beds stayed by HC

Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's order directing 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.

Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice

17 Sep 2020

Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice

Actor Rakul Preet Singh has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court alleging a "media trial" over reports that she was named by arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty among those in Bollywood who consumed drugs.

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

14 Sep 2020

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

11 Sep 2020

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

29 Aug 2020

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC over Netflix's 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

26 Aug 2020

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC over Netflix's 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against an upcoming Netflix docuseries.

After dip, coronavirus cases rising again in Delhi

12 Aug 2020

After dip, coronavirus cases rising again in Delhi

After a brief lull in the rise of coronavirus cases, the numbers have started climbing up again in Delhi, with over 1,000 cases being reported almost daily.

HC clears Disney's plea for banning 118 pirated animation domains

01 Aug 2020

HC clears Disney's plea for banning 118 pirated animation domains

In a new development, Delhi High Court recently accepted a plea filed by Disney Enterprises to ban 118 pirated domains, that stream animation illegally.

Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP

28 Jul 2020

Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP

The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Aam Aadmi Party government over Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), asking why it was being used as a primary test to judge coronavirus infection.