High Court: News

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.

28 Jan 2023

Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju questions SC Collegium's conduct for publicizing 'secret reports'

Union Law and Justice Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Kiren Rijiju, has questioned the Supreme Court Collegium's conduct over publishing sensitive and secret reports in the public domain recently.

06 Jan 2023

Section 377

Supreme Court transfers all same-sex marriage recognition pleas to itself

The Supreme Court on Friday transferred all petitions seeking the recognition of same-sex marriages in India—which are pending before various High Courts—to itself, Live Law reported.

05 Jul 2022


Twitter challenges Indian government in court over content takedown orders

The long-drawn saga between Twitter and the Indian government has reached the corridors of the Karnataka High Court.

Road rage case: Navjot Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court

Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered before a Patiala court on Friday, just hours after he sought more time from the Supreme Court citing his medical condition.

08 Apr 2022


CBI didn't revoke lookout circular despite court order: Aakar Patel

Former Amnesty International India chief, Aakar Patel, on Friday filed a contempt application in a Delhi court against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials for refusing to revoke a lookout circular (LOC) issued against him despite court orders to do so.

17 Feb 2022


Haryana's 75% job quota to stay for now, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a recent order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that temporarily stayed the Haryana government's private job reservation law for locals.

04 Feb 2022


Haryana approaches Supreme Court over stay on private job quota

The government of Haryana has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of India, challenging the stay on a law providing job reservations to local residents.

03 Feb 2022


High Court stays Haryana govt's 75% job quota for locals

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday ordered a stay on the Haryana government's decision to provide 75% quota to locals in private jobs.

Ex-Punjab and Haryana HC judge appointed to monitor Lakhimpur probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed Justice (retired) Rakesh Kumar Jain to oversee the ongoing probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

13 Apr 2021


Punjab woman moves court claiming Prince Harry promised marriage

UK's Prince Harry escaped legal action in India after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently dismissed a petition filed against him by a woman advocate from Punjab.

08 Apr 2021


Try artificial rain to douse wildfires: HC to Uttarakhand government

The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government to find out the possibility of using artificial rain to douse forest fires raging in various parts of the state.

Coronavirus impact: Pending cases in courts increase manifold

The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have adversely affected the functioning of the judiciary, with the number of pending cases reaching an all-time high.

28 Jan 2021

Amit Shah

Comedian Munawar Faruqui denied bail by Madhya Pradesh HC

The Madhya Pradesh High Court today rejected the bail applications filed by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and one of his associates Nalin Yadav.

16 Jan 2021


TikTok star Shadab Khan accused of rape, denies allegations

TikTok star Shadab Khan has been accused of sexual exploitation and rape by his former girlfriend.

11 Jan 2021

Delhi High Court

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.

04 Jan 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

The Delhi units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sparred over the demolition of a Hanuman temple as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

23 Dec 2020

Calcutta High Court

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

Hearing a petition by a father claiming his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court observed that there can be no interference if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert.

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on several petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra over his tweets against the top court.

24 Nov 2020


Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's office demolition case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 27, according to reports.

Kerala's new law: Three-year jail for 'offensive' social media posts

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has signed the controversial Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance amid widespread criticism.

15 Nov 2020

Delhi High Court

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.

09 Nov 2020

Delhi High Court

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.

27 Oct 2020

Bombay High Court

HC grants interim relief to Mahesh Bhatt in defamation case

The Bombay High Court on Monday granted interim relief to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his brother Mukesh Bhatt in a defamation case filed by them against actor Luviena Lodh.

23 Oct 2020

Madhya Pradesh

EC approaches SC over restrictions on physical rallies in MP

The Election Commission (EC) approached the Supreme Court to contest an earlier order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court that imposed restrictions on physical rallies in the state ahead of the by-polls scheduled for next month.

26 Sep 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Had to sell jewelry to pay legal costs: Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani, once the world's sixth-richest man, told a court in London on Friday that he sold his jewelry to meet legal costs and that his expenses are being borne by his family, reports said.

17 Sep 2020

Delhi High Court

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.

20 Jul 2020

Johnny Depp

All that happened in the entertainment world today

In the world of entertainment, it was a mixed bag on Monday.

25 Jun 2020

Delhi High Court

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

After being cleared of doping, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu will finally receive the coveted Arjuna Award which has been withheld since 2018.

10 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.

Sri Lankan pacer Shehan Madushanka arrested for possessing drugs

Sri Lanka's fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been arrested for possessing drugs, by police.

Vijay Mallya loses appeal against extradition in UK High Court

Business tycoon Vijay Mallya on Monday lost his High Court appeal in London challenging the 2018 order to extradite him to India.

28 Feb 2020


Johnny Depp allegedly said he would "burn" ex-wife Amber Heard

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp allegedly said via text messages that he wanted to "burn" his former wife Amber Heard and "f**k her burnt corpse" during their volatile relationship in the past.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

31 Jan 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh: Over 20 kids, held hostage, freed; criminal killed

Nearly 23 children, who were held hostage by a murder accused in Uttar Pradesh's Farukkhabad, have been rescued, and the criminal, who put them through the horror, killed.

27 Jan 2020


Court directs police to not take "coercive steps" against Bharti

After actress Raveena Tandon and filmmaker Farah Khan, comedian and TV actress Bharti Singh had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, thereby seeking quashing of an FIR against her.

07 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

The four men, who raped Nirbhaya in 2012, will be hanged till death on January 22 at 7 am, Delhi's Patiala Court announced on Tuesday.

13 Nov 2019

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan PM's ex-wife Reham Khan wins defamation case against news-channel

Journalist and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Reham Khan has won a defamation case against a Pakistani news channel in a UK High Court.

02 Nov 2019

Hindustan Times

Delhi: Cops, lawyers fight outside court, police's car set afire

On Saturday afternoon, a scuffle broke out between lawyers and police personnel at the Tis Hazari Court complex in Delhi.

20 Oct 2019


Drugged for not marrying MLA's son: Daughter of ex-BJP MLA

In Amazon Original Series, Made in Heaven, the protagonists saved a politician's daughter from her family which drugged her for refusing to marry another leader's son.

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