Rajasthan High Court: News

13 Jun 2024


Removing minor's underwear, getting naked 'not attempt to rape': HC 

The Rajasthan High Court recently ruled that the act of removing a minor girl's underwear and undressing in front of her does not constitute an "attempt to commit rape."

31 May 2024


Rajasthan HC advocates for heatwaves to be declared 'national calamities'

The Rajasthan High Court has urged the Centre to declare heatwaves a "national emergency," saying that hundreds of people had died during weeks of harsh weather.

Arya Samaj has no business to issue marriage certificates: SC

Rejecting a bail plea of an accused booked for the kidnap and rape of a minor girl, the Supreme Court on Friday said Arya Samaj had no business issuing marriage certificates.

24 Jan 2021

Karan Johar

Court bars coercive step against Karan Johar in 'KWK' case

The Rajasthan High Court has directed the state not to take any coercive steps against filmmaker Karan Johar in a case lodged against him and Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women.

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

A Chinese firm is reportedly keeping a close watch on 30 Indian judges, including the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde.

21 Aug 2020


Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to restrict global movement, numerous Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship are stranded in Pakistan due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.

25 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Gehlot convenes late-night meeting, pressure mounts for floor test

The political drama in Rajasthan extended well into the night, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chairing a cabinet meeting at his residence last night, hours after his loyalists staged a dharna at Raj Bhavan to pressurize Governor Kalraj Mishra for an Assembly session.

24 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Gehlot meets Governor, Congress MLAs stage dharna

After a setback at Rajasthan High Court earlier today, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot returned to the battleground, with all his claws intact, asking Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene a special session of the Assembly and reject the pressure from "above."

24 Jul 2020


Another win for Team Pilot, Rajasthan HC orders status quo

In what qualifies as yet another win for former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, and another setback for CM Ashok Gehlot, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered that the status quo must be maintained on the disqualification notices.

Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

Sachin Pilot, the sacked Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and 18 other dissident MLAs got a breather on Thursday as the Supreme Court refused to stay Rajasthan High Court's Tuesday verdict, wherein Speaker CP Joshi was directed to not decide on their disqualifications until Friday.

Rajasthan political crisis: Important hearing in Supreme Court today

Today, the Supreme Court will take up the matter, pertaining to the political crisis in Rajasthan after Speaker CP Joshi disagreed with the outcome in Rajasthan High Court.

Rajasthan crisis reaches SC, speaker to challenge HC's order

The political crisis of Rajasthan will soon echo in Supreme Court in Delhi as Speaker CP Joshi has decided to approach the top judicial body against the direction, issued to him yesterday by the Rajasthan High Court.

21 Jul 2020


Rajasthan HC reserves order on plea of Sachin Pilot's camp

The Rajasthan High Court will pronounce order on the pleas filed by Sachin Pilot and members of his camp on Friday, the bench said while asking Speaker CP Joshi to not take a decision on their disqualification by then.

20 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

17 Jul 2020


No action against Pilot camp till Tuesday: Rajasthan-HC to Speaker

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.

16 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

The rift between rebel Sachin Pilot and his party Congress widened as the former approached Rajasthan High Court challenging Speaker CP Joshi's disqualification notice, that was served on Wednesday.

IPL: Are Rajasthan Royals planning on shifting their base?

The champions of the inaugural edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not had the same amount of success following 2008.

08 Dec 2019


Telangana Minister credits CM for encounter; threatens more extra-judicial killings

Two days after the four men accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinary doctor in Telangana were encountered, a state Minister has credited the Chief Minister for "instant justice."

Women in live-in relationships like "concubines", says Rajasthan Rights Body

A "concubine" is a derogatory word used for women whom men don't deem "fit" for marriage or someone who lives with a man but doesn't get the same "stature as his wife".

Don't dismiss government employees on grounds of extramarital affair: HC

The Rajasthan HC has recently ruled out against the state government for taking action against two government employees for having an extra-marital affair.

08 Feb 2019


Rajasthan: Gujjars launch quota protest; rail-tracks blocked, Delhi-Mumbai route hit

The Gujjar community in Rajasthan has launched a protest demanding the implementation of the 5% quota in jobs and education as promised by the state government.

12 Dec 2018


Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

In the latest development in the 'Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy' controversy involving Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO has pleaded ignorance, and has asked the Rajasthan High Court to quash an FIR against him.

Gujarat: 2007 Ajmer dargah blast bomb supplier arrested

On Sunday, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested one of the accused in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case based on a tip-off.

29 Sep 2018

Asaram Bapu

Asaram sexual assault case: HC grants bail to co-accused Shilpi

The Rajasthan High Court today suspended the sentence of a co-accused in Asaram sexual assault case and granted her bail.

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.

12 Jul 2018


PETA moves court seeking ban on elephant 'joyrides' in Rajasthan

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has filed a petition before Rajasthan High Court seeking an end to the elephant joyrides at Amer Fort and Hathi Gaon (Elephant village) in Jaipur.

03 Jul 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Rape conviction challenged by Asaram in Rajasthan High Court

Self-styled godman Asaram today filed an appeal in the Rajasthan High Court against his conviction in a rape case.

25 Jun 2018


Rajasthan HC lawyers end month-long strike after CM Raje's assurance

Agitating lawyers of the Rajasthan HC today in Rajasthan's Jodhpur decided to suspend their strike following the assurance from Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje that no committee will be formed to look into the demand for a new bench in Udaipur.

Oxygen-cylinders, delivery-kits, catheters among 88 high-end medical-supplies onboard trains soon

Trains will soon have hospitals on the move, literally. Following a Supreme Court order, Indian Railways have started making medical boxes containing lifesaving equipment, medicines and injections available across all trains and stations.

07 May 2018

Black Buck Case

Blackbuck-poaching case: Salman leaves court, hearing postponed to July 17

Salman Khan's petition for suspension of his sentence in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, which was supposed to be heard today, has now been adjourned to July 17.

06 May 2018

Black Buck Case

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan to appear in court tomorrow

Salman Khan has arrived in Jodhpur to appear before a court on Monday in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

03 May 2018


Judge, who handed Asaram life term, transferred

Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma, who sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life imprisonment until death in a 2013 rape case, has been transferred.

10 Apr 2018

Saif Ali Khan

Now, Bishnoi Community threatens Salman's 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' co-star

Kunickaa Sadanand, who featured in 1999 blockbuster 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' alongside blackbuck poaching case accused Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, has received death threats from the Bishnoi Community.

08 Apr 2018

Saif Ali Khan

Unhappy with Salman's bail, Bishnoi community to approach Rajasthan HC

The Bishnoi community, which has vowed to bring Salman Khan to justice, will now challenge the superstar's bail in Rajasthan High Court.

05 Apr 2018

Salman Khan

Have preferred an appeal to sessions court: Salman Khan's lawyer

After Salman Khan was sentenced to a five-year jail term on Thursday in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, his lawyer Anand Desai said that they will appeal to the Sessions court to seek relief for the actor.

05 Apr 2018

Saif Ali Khan

#BlackbuckCase: When Salman Khan said he fed biscuits to deer

In a major blow to Salman Khan, he has been convicted for hunting two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', in Jodhpur.

05 Apr 2018


Blackbuck poaching: Salman Khan to go to prison for five-years

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, in which Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were also accused.

29 Mar 2018

Saif Ali Khan

Verdict in Salman Khan black buck case on April 5

A Jodhpur court will announce its verdict in the black buck poaching case against Salman Khan on April 5.

26 Feb 2018


Relief for Salman Khan in casteist slur case

The Rajasthan High Court has stayed police investigation against Salman Khan in the matter of allegedly making casteist remarks during the promotions of his last release 'Tiger Zinda Hai.'

24 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

AIIMS doctors urge PM Modi to understand their stress

In support of protests by government doctors in Rajasthan for higher pay and promotions, resident doctors of AIIMS has asked PM Modi to "live" their life for a day and understand the stress they face.

02 Nov 2017


Rajasthan HC raps police for not heeding 'love jihad' complaint

The Rajasthan HC has rapped the state police for not heeding an alleged case of 'love jihad' and refusing to file an FIR.

19 Aug 2017


Rajasthan court: No toilet at home is 'cruelty-towards-women', grants divorce

In 2015, a woman moved a divorce petition at a family court in Rajasthan's Bhilawara district on the grounds that her husband's house didn't have a toilet.

30 Jul 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Teen-rape victim forced to marry her rapist

In a heart-rending case, the 14-year-old rape victim from UP who gave birth to a child last year was married off to her rapist after the intervention of elders.

SC provides IT relief to former rulers

The Supreme Court has ruled on a nearly 4 decade old dispute between legal heirs of Maharao Bhim Singh of Kota and the Income Tax department.