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