Uttarakhand High Court

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Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

25 Jun 2019

Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

Recently, the controversial South Africa-based Gupta family held a five-day double wedding affair in the hill station of Auli, Uttarakhand.

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

17 May 2019

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

Two transgender students were allegedly gang-raped in Bengaluru on Sunday evening by three men.

India ranks third on Pornhub traffic, 30% of them women

14 Dec 2018

India ranks third on Pornhub traffic, 30% of them women

If one thinks banning pornography content or websites in India will drive the libido away from the citizens, one cannot be more wrong.

Uttarakhand government sets up panel to examine objections about 'Kedarnath'

06 Dec 2018

Uttarakhand government sets up panel to examine objections about 'Kedarnath'

The Uttarakhand government has constituted a panel headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj to look into objections being raised about upcoming film Kedarnath, a love story set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, an official release said.

#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites

01 Nov 2018

#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites

In a repeat performance of 2015, Indian broadband and cellular network operators are all complying with the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) order to ban 827 porn websites.

Why the government can't stop Indians from watching porn

31 Oct 2018

Why the government can't stop Indians from watching porn

Despite India being one of the most prolific consumers of porn, the Indian government hasn't had the most friendliest of relationships with adult content.

Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order

27 Oct 2018

Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order

Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) issued directions to internet service providers (ISPs) across India, asking them to ban 827 pornographic websites based on an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

25 Oct 2018

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.

SC stays Uttarakhand-HC order banning religious outfits from issuing 'fatwas'

12 Oct 2018

SC stays Uttarakhand-HC order banning religious outfits from issuing 'fatwas'

The Supreme Court today stayed the order of Uttarakhand High Court which had banned all religious outfits, bodies, panchayats, and groups of people in the state from issuing 'fatwas' saying it infringed upon statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honor, and obligation of individuals.

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

28 Sep 2018

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

Uttarakhand High Court asked the Centre to strictly implement the ban on pornographic websites, taking cognizance of reports that a girl was gang-raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips.

CBI probe ordered into tigers' deaths at Corbett Tiger Reserve

05 Sep 2018

CBI probe ordered into tigers' deaths at Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the death of tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve over the past five years and the alleged involvement of forest department officials in the poaching of big cats.

Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows

14 Aug 2018

Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows

On Monday, the Uttarakhand High Court made itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by evoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine, which means it takes care of those who can't take care of themselves.

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

07 Aug 2018

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

Those visiting Jim Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand in the hope of elephant rides are in for a big disappointment, as Uttarakhand HC has banned the commercial use of jumbos.

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

06 Aug 2018

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

Even as Justice KM Joseph, along with two others, awaits to be sworn-in to the Supreme Court (SC) tomorrow, the government-judiciary war regarding his elevation looks far from over.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

04 Aug 2018

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

Govt rejects SC-recommendation of Aniruddha Bose as Delhi-HC Chief Justice

20 Jul 2018

Govt rejects SC-recommendation of Aniruddha Bose as Delhi-HC Chief Justice

The Central government has rejected a recommendation of the SC collegium to appoint Aniruddha Bose, a judge of the Calcutta HC, as the chief justice of the Delhi HC.

Uttarakhand HC declares animals to be 'legal persons' with rights

06 Jul 2018

Uttarakhand HC declares animals to be 'legal persons' with rights

In what can only be called a unique ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of a "legal person or entity" to all animals in the state, while issuing a series of directions against animal cruelty.

HC suspends water sports in Uttarakhand till the government acts

22 Jun 2018

HC suspends water sports in Uttarakhand till the government acts

This might hit your travel plans hard.

Uttarakhand High Court rejects delimitation notifications

15 May 2018

Uttarakhand High Court rejects delimitation notifications

The Uttarakhand High Court has quashed all notifications regarding fresh delimitation of municipal bodies in the state.

PM 'treating' judiciary same way he treats AAP govt: Kejriwal

20 Apr 2018

PM 'treating' judiciary same way he treats AAP govt: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "treating judiciary" in the same way as he "treats" the AAP government, a day after the Center turned down a Supreme Court collegium proposal to elevate Justice KM Joseph to the apex court.

Indu Malhotra takes oath as 25th Supreme Court judge

27 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra takes oath as 25th Supreme Court judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was on Friday administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly.

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

26 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.

Notification for Uttarakhand's civic body polls on May 13

08 Apr 2018

Notification for Uttarakhand's civic body polls on May 13

The notification for civic body polls in Uttarakhand will be issued on May 13, according to an official communication.

Krrish 3: Novelist asked to make claim to settle case

18 Mar 2018

Krrish 3: Novelist asked to make claim to settle case

In the latest development in the 'Krrish 3' copyright violation case, the Supreme Court has directed a Dehradun-based novelist to make a reasonable claim to producer-director Rakesh Roshan to settle the matter.

SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

07 Jul 2017

SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

The Supreme Court stayed Uttarakhand High Court's order in declaring both River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities this Friday after the state government challenged the High Court's order.

HC: No 'luxuries' for Uttarakhand officials till students get basics

23 Jun 2017

HC: No 'luxuries' for Uttarakhand officials till students get basics

An irritated HC rapped the Uttarakhand government today over the "sorry state of affairs" in the state's schools, where basic facilities like benches, fans and toilets are missing.

HC directs fast disposal of sexual harassment, acid attack cases

13 Jun 2017

HC directs fast disposal of sexual harassment, acid attack cases

The Uttarakhand HC has directed all courts in the state to hear cases of acid attack, sexual harassment, stalking and voyeurism daily and dispose them of in three months.

Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

12 Jun 2017

Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

The draft on the new National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2017 recommends imprisonment of upto seven years and fines of upto Rs. 100cr for "offences" against the river, including blocking its flow, constructing unauthorized jetties, or quarrying the banks.

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

04 May 2017

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

02 May 2017

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

30 Apr 2017

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

12 Apr 2017

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

11 Apr 2017

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.

Illegal mining: HC bans mining for four months in Uttarakhand

29 Mar 2017

Illegal mining: HC bans mining for four months in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand HC has ordered a ban on all mining activities in the state for four months, and directed the government to form a panel to determine whether mining activities should be allowed at all.

Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

20 Mar 2017

Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

In March, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the river Ganges is a living entity.