Gujarat High Court: News

SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's pleas for judge's recusal, additional evidence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant permission to sacked Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt to produce additional evidence before the Gujarat High Court to back his appeal against his conviction in a 1990 custodial death case.

29 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Gujarat HC hears Rahul Gandhi's plea against defamation case conviction 

The Gujarat High Court on Saturday began hearing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's plea challenging a Surat court's refusal to stay his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark.

01 Apr 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Despite being fined by court, Kejriwal questions Modi's degree again

Even after being fined by the Gujarat High Court for seeking details of PM Narendra Modi's educational degrees, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is apparently not hesitant to bring it up again.

31 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

Court fines Kejriwal, says PM Modi's degree details not needed

The Gujarat High Court on Friday quashed the 2016 order by the Central Information Commission (CIC), which directed Gujarat University (GU) to furnish Prime Minister Narendra Modi's MA degree to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

22 Feb 2023


Morbi tragedy: Oreva Group MD ordered to pay Rs. 10L

Gujarat High Court on Wednesday ordered the Oreva Group's managing director Jaysukhbhai Patel to pay Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to each family of the 135 victims who lost their lives in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse last year.

20 Feb 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Half of cables had broken before tragedy

Administrative and technical lapses with no corrective measures led to the Morbi bridge collapse—which killed 135 people on October 30, 2022—the special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Gujarat government said in a report submitted to the Gujarat High Court.

Supreme Court achieves full strength, 2 new judges take oath

The Supreme Court regained its full strength of 34 judges after nine months as Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar were sworn in on Monday.

12 Feb 2023

Central Government

4 high courts get Chief Justices amid Centre-SC Collegium tussle  

The Centre appointed Chief Justices (CJs) to the high courts of three states and two union territories, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Sunday.

20 Jan 2023


Morbi Bridge collapse: Gujarat government issues notice to civic body

The government of Gujarat has officially issued a show-cause notice to the civic body questioning why it should not be superseded after it failed to discharge its primary duties.

13 Dec 2022

Bilkis Bano

Meet Bela Trivedi, who recused herself from Bilkis Bano case

The Bilkis Bano case took an unusual turn on Tuesday after the Supreme Court adjourned her plea challenging the early release of 11 men convicted for her gang rape and murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

22 Nov 2022


Morbi bridge: 3,165 tickets issued on day of bridge collapse

The probe into the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat last month has found significant lapses on the part of Oreva Group and the local municipality, reported NDTV.

17 Nov 2022


Morbi Tragedy: Shouldn't have opened bridge, says civic body

Morbi Municipal Corporation has said that the suspension bridge that collapsed in the town last month, was irresponsibility on their part, reports NDTV.

15 Nov 2022


Morbi municipality 'acting smart': Gujarat HC as authorities skip hearing

Taking suo moto cognizance of the Morbi bridge collapse, which left 135 people dead last month, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday lambasted the Morbi municipality for "acting smart" and not turning up for the hearing despite being served a notice.

Gujarat: SIT to probe conspiracy allegations against Teesta, two others

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will investigate the allegations of forgery and conspiracy against former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar, former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, and activist Teesta Setalvad.

SC dismisses petition against clean chit to Modi in riots

A plea challenging the Special Investigation Team (SIT)'s clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others during the 2002 riots was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday.

SC judge MR Shah suffers heart attack, airlifted to Delhi

Supreme Court Judge Justice MR Shah on Thursday suffered a heart attack in Himachal Pradesh.

19 Aug 2021


Gujarat HC shields interfaith marriages from harassment under anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday ordered an interim stay on some sections pertaining to interfaith marriages of the newly enacted anti-conversion law, Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act 2021.

12 Aug 2021

Indian Air Force

IAF sacks staffer for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The Indian Air Force has sacked one of its personnel from service for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, which has been made a service condition, the central government has told the Gujarat High Court.

21 Jul 2021


Gujarat HC orders collection of COVID-19 patient's sample for IVF

The Gujarat High Court has directed a hospital in Vadodara to conduct an IVF/Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure for the collection of the sample of a critical COVID-19 patient having slim chances of survival after his wife expressed the desire to bear his child.

04 Jun 2021


Gujarat: Man jailed for hurling sandals at HC judge

A magisterial court in Ahmedabad sentenced a tea vendor from Gujarat's Rajkot district to 18 months in jail for hurling his sandals at a High Court judge in 2012.

22 May 2021


Parsi body approaches HC over last rites of community members

The Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the Central, state governments, and local authorities in Surat over a Parsi Panchayat body's plea seeking permission for them to perform the last rites of community members who died of COVID-19, as per the Zoroastrian tradition.

12 Apr 2021


Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

On Sunday, the Gujarat High Court initiated a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) on the coronavirus situation in the state.

06 Apr 2021


COVID-19 spike: Gujarat HC suggests lockdown for short period

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday said the COVID-19 situation in Gujarat was getting "out of control," and suggested a curfew or lockdown could be imposed for three to four days to break the infection chain.

People not wearing masks are violating rights of others: SC

The Supreme Court said on Thursday that those who chose to not wear masks in public places were violating the right to life of everyone else.

10 Oct 2020

Deepika Padukone

"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika

Today, as the world marks Mental Health Day, actor Kangana Ranaut used the opportunity to encourage fans to watch her film Judgementall Hai Kya, which revolves around a woman struggling with mental health issues.

28 May 2020


Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat High Court over COVID-19 testing in private labs.

NID Ahmedabad postpones convocation; Mallika Sarabhai was chief guest

The National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad has postponed its annual convocation where renowned danseuse-activist Mallika Sarabhai was invited as the chief guest.

07 Dec 2019


'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

19 Nov 2019


Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

A Bengaluru couple moved the Gujarat High Court on Monday alleging that their two daughters have been illegally confined at the self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda's ashram in Ahmedabad.

19 Apr 2019


Man slaps 'Hitler' Hardik Patel at rally, explains his act

In an unprecedented incident, a man slapped Congress leader Hardik Patel at a rally in Sundernagar in Gujarat, on Friday.

29 Mar 2019


Hardik Patel, convicted in 2015 case, won't contest polls

Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who recently joined Congress, won't contest upcoming polls since a Gujarat High Court rejected his plea seeking a stay on his conviction.

20 Mar 2019


2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment

On Wednesday, a special SIT court in Gujarat sentenced Yakub Pataliya to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident.

21 Feb 2019


Gujarat HC quashes death sentence awarded to supposed mentally-ill murderer

The Gujarat High Court yesterday quashed the death sentence awarded to a man in a triple murder case by a court in Mehsana, noting the trial judge did not take into account his mental illness while delivering the verdict.

08 Jan 2019


Senior Gujarat BJP leader shot dead in moving train

Senior Gujarat BJP leader and former MLA Jayanti Bhanushali was shot dead by unidentified persons while he was traveling in a train in the wee hours today, police said.

Gujarat riots: SC to hear plea against Modi in January

The Supreme Court today deferred till the third week of January the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.

Gujarat: HC quashes compensation awarded to farmers for land acquisition

The Gujarat High Court yesterday quashed the compensation awarded to farmers for land acquired for a national highway and an expressway and ordered their re-determination in accordance with law.

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

The number of Supreme Court judges now stands at 28, as it welcomed Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi, in its fold.

30 Sep 2018


Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?

Striking down 158-year-old provisions of adultery under IPC Section 497, the Supreme Court recently said, "Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of Constitution. It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife."

20 Sep 2018

Salman Khan

'Loveratri' to 'Loveyatri', but Hindu-outfit still displeased with Salman's production

Aayush Sharma's debut movie 'Loveyatri' has become controversy's favorite child.

05 Sep 2018


Gujarat CID arrests former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1996-case

Former Gujarat IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly framing a lawyer, wrongfully, in a 1996 case.