Uttarakhand High Court: News

09 Feb 2024


4 dead in Uttarakhand violence; curfew imposed, schools shut 

At least four people died and 250 others were injured as violence erupted in Uttarakhand's Haldwani city over the demolition of an "illegally built" madrasa and mosque.

05 Jan 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Haldwani railways land eviction issue that SC stayed 

In Uttarakhand's Haldwani area, the eviction of over 4,000 families from houses allegedly built on Indian Railways' land without legal permission got the Supreme Court's stay on Thursday.

50,000 people can't be uprooted overnight: SC halts Haldwani eviction

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Uttarakhand High Court's judgment that allowed the eviction of over 4,000 families from Indian Railways' land near Haldwani.

16 Sep 2021


After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday lifted its stay on the Char Dham Yatra with some restrictions.

08 Aug 2021


Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haridwar Police, which is probing the Mahakumbh fake COVID-19 testing case, has sent two teams to Noida and Nainital to arrest the owners of Max Corporate Services.

17 Jul 2021


No live-streaming of ceremonies from Himalayan temples: Devasthanam Board

The Chardham Devasthanam Board on Friday decided not to permit live-streaming of ceremonies from the Sancta Sanctorum of Uttarakhand's famous Himalayan temples in reverence to the religious beliefs associated with them, officials said.

29 Jun 2021

Char Dham Yatra

3 reasons why Uttarakhand HC stayed the Char Dham Yatra

The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday stayed the state government's decision to allow the Char Dham Yatra from July 1.

22 Apr 2021


Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra

The rising number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand has begun to cast its shadow on the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees to travel to the famed Himalayan temples.

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

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

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.

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.

01 Nov 2018

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#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.

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.

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

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'

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.

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

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

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.

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'

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

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

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.

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.

22 Jun 2018


HC suspends water sports in Uttarakhand till the government acts

This might hit your travel plans hard.

15 May 2018

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.