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Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

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.

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

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

04 Dec 2020

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.

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

10 Oct 2020

"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.

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

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

05 Feb 2020

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.

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

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.

Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

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.

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

29 Jun 2019

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

Courtesy a much-awaited re-union of Queen co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, quirky posters, and major controversy around its title, Mental Hai Kya has been in the news for a while.

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

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.

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

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.

2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment

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.

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

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.

Senior Gujarat BJP leader shot dead in moving train

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

03 Dec 2018

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

27 Nov 2018

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

02 Nov 2018

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.

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

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."

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

20 Sep 2018

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

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

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

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.

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

27 Aug 2018

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

A special court in Ahmedabad convicted two accused and acquitted three in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident, on Monday.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

04 Aug 2018

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

Gujarat: Wife wants husband punished for forcing oral sex

19 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Wife wants husband punished for forcing oral sex

A Gujarat woman has approached the court seeking stringent action against her husband for forcing her to perform oral sex in their four years of marriage.

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

02 Jul 2018

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.

Gujarat HC refuses to stay JEE-Advanced results; students seek re-evaluation

07 Jun 2018

Gujarat HC refuses to stay JEE-Advanced results; students seek re-evaluation

The Gujarat HC today refused to stay the results of the 2018 JEE (Advanced) examination scheduled to be declared on June 10, saying the announcement of the results has all India ramification.

Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre

11 May 2018

Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre

A division bench of the Gujarat High Court acquitted three and reinforced the verdict handed by a special court to 19 others in the Ode massacre case where 23 Muslims were burnt alive during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002.

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

07 May 2018

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

The Congress seems determined to take its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to its logical conclusion.

'Godman' Asaram sentenced to life for raping a 16-year-old

25 Apr 2018

'Godman' Asaram sentenced to life for raping a 16-year-old

Self-styled godman Asaram, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2013, has been found guilty by a Jodhpur court.

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

22 Apr 2018

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

Former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted Friday in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that killed 97 people, said it was God's way of testing her.

Naroda Patiya: HC acquits Maya Kodnani, upholds Babu Bajrangi's conviction

20 Apr 2018

Naroda Patiya: HC acquits Maya Kodnani, upholds Babu Bajrangi's conviction

The Gujarat HC has acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riots case, ruling it had found no criminal conspiracy and that none of the witnesses was reliable.

No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

03 Apr 2018

No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

Indian laws do not acknowledge 'marital rape' if the woman is aged over 18, meaning husbands can legally have forced sex with their wives.

Gujarat: 184 lions died in two years; HC issues notice

26 Mar 2018

Gujarat: 184 lions died in two years; HC issues notice

Taking a serious note of the death of 184 lions in the state in the last two years, the Gujarat High Court on Monday sought explanations from the Union and the state governments over the disturbing trend.

Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants

08 Mar 2018

Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants

In a relief for NEET and other entrance exam aspirants, the SC has ruled that organizers cannot insist on Aadhaar for appearing in the test.

Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC

27 Jan 2018

Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC

"Modern marriages fixed on Facebook" are bound to fail, observed the Gujarat HC as it heard a domestic violence case of a young couple.

Woman doesn't lose own religion by marrying outside faith: SC

08 Dec 2017

Woman doesn't lose own religion by marrying outside faith: SC

The SC has ruled that a woman marrying outside her faith doesn't automatically adopt her husband's religion, and retains her own religious identity.

Gujarat HC rejects Wire's plea against gag-order over Jay Shah

28 Nov 2017

Gujarat HC rejects Wire's plea against gag-order over Jay Shah

The Gujarat HC has dismissed The Wire's plea against a gag order by a lower court.

Jay Shah fails to turn up, 'The Wire' case adjourned

13 Nov 2017

Jay Shah fails to turn up, 'The Wire' case adjourned

A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad adjourned the hearing in the criminal defamation case that Jay Shah, BJP chief Amit Shah's son, had filed against The Wire.

Akshardham temple terror-attack case: Key accused arrested after 15 years

04 Nov 2017

Akshardham temple terror-attack case: Key accused arrested after 15 years

Fifteen years after the deadly terror strike on the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar in September 2002, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch Police arrested Ajmeri Abdul Rashid, a key accused in the case.

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

09 Oct 2017

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

The Gujarat High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts in the Godhra train burning case and reduced it to life imprisonment.

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

05 Oct 2017

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

The Gujarat High Court (HC) has dismissed Zakia Jafri's plea and upheld the SIT closure report that gave PM Narendra Modi and 61 others a clean chit in the 2002 Godhra riots case.