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The high courts of India are the principal civil courts of original jurisdiction in each state and union territory. Under Article 141 of the constitution, all courts in India, including high courts, are bounded by the judgments and orders of the Supreme Court. Judges in a high court are appointed by the President of India in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the governor of the state. More

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  • Delhi HC seeks LG's stand on DDCD vice chairman Jasmine Shah's plea against sealing office Nov 22, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Delhi HC seeks LG's stand on DDCD vice chairman Jasmine Shah's plea against sealing office

    Senior lawyer Rajiv Nayar, appearing for Shah, argued the petitioner was appointed pursuant to a decision of the Delhi cabinet and his appointment was coterminous with the term of the present government.

  • Electricity an essential service; can't be denied without cogent, lawful reason: Delhi HC Nov 16, 2022 04:34 PM IST

    Electricity an essential service; can't be denied without cogent, lawful reason: Delhi HC

    The court stated that even when there is a dispute over the ownership of a property, the authorities cannot deprive its legal occupant of electricity by insisting on a no objection certificate (NOC) from those claiming to be the owners.

  • Launching state's own ride-hailing app not feasible: Karnataka transport commissioner Nov 15, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    Launching state's own ride-hailing app not feasible: Karnataka transport commissioner

    The newly appointed transport commissioner SN Siddaramappa’s words came as a response to Bengaluru residents' and auto drivers' request to the government to develop a state-run app and decide on the fares

  • App-based auto ban: Karnataka HC allows govt, cos more time to conclude on commission charges Nov 07, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    App-based auto ban: Karnataka HC allows govt, cos more time to conclude on commission charges

    This comes as an extension time given by the Karnataka High Court, which had previously given 15 days' time to the state government, regulators, and cab aggregators to work out a fair pricing mechanism.

  • SC lifts HC stay on order for 30% quota to women having domicile of Uttarakhand Nov 04, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    SC lifts HC stay on order for 30% quota to women having domicile of Uttarakhand

    A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and V Ramasubramanian issued notice in the matter and sought reply on the Uttarakhand government's plea.

  • Delhi HC to hear pleas challenging Centre's Agnipath Scheme on November 18 Oct 19, 2022 03:52 PM IST

    Delhi HC to hear pleas challenging Centre's Agnipath Scheme on November 18

    A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad granted two weeks' time to the petitioners to respond to the Centre's stand on the matter.

  • Disclosing minor rape victim's identity: Offence by Rahul Gandhi survives, NCPCR tells HC Oct 14, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Disclosing minor rape victim's identity: Offence by Rahul Gandhi survives, NCPCR tells HC

    A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad was hearing a petition seeking registration of an FIR against Gandhi for allegedly revealing the identity of the minor victim by publishing a photograph with her parents on Twitter.

  • HC seeks Centre stand on Zee Media's challenge to withdrawal of permission to uplink channels Oct 13, 2022 06:27 PM IST

    HC seeks Centre stand on Zee Media's challenge to withdrawal of permission to uplink channels

    A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued notice on the petition by Zee Media and granted time to the Centre to file its response.

  • HC asks Mumbai civic body to accept resignation of Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena's candidate ahead of Assembly bypoll Oct 13, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    HC asks Mumbai civic body to accept resignation of Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena's candidate ahead of Assembly bypoll

    Latke had on September 2 submitted a letter to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), with which she was employed as a clerk since 2006, requesting that it relax certain service conditions so that she can contest the November 3 byelection.

  • Witness statement, including cross-examination, be recorded either on same or following day: SC Oct 08, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    Witness statement, including cross-examination, be recorded either on same or following day: SC

    The apex court, which was hearing two pleas seeking quashing of bail granted by the Allahabad High Court to two persons in a murder case, was informed that it took almost three months to conclude recording of statement of one of the prosecution witnesses.

  • HC asks Delhi govt about fate of proposal to raise fine for mosquito breeding Oct 07, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    HC asks Delhi govt about fate of proposal to raise fine for mosquito breeding

    A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad granted four weeks to the authorities to submit a reply and listed the matter for further hearing on December 9.

  • Delhi HC quashes FIR, asks woman to provide sanitary napkins in schools for 2 months Oct 02, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    Delhi HC quashes FIR, asks woman to provide sanitary napkins in schools for 2 months

    The high court also asked a lawyer, who was the complainant in the extortion case, to report to the office of Delhi High Court Legal Service Committee (DHCLSC) and undertake pro bono (done for public good free of cost) work to the best of his ability and capability for the next three months.

  • HC directs SEC to conduct BBMP polls by December 31 Sep 30, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    HC directs SEC to conduct BBMP polls by December 31

    The court directed that a fresh list has to be prepared before November 30.

  • HC puts in abeyance CCPA order against Flipkart for selling sub-standard pressure cooker Sep 23, 2022 05:52 PM IST

    HC puts in abeyance CCPA order against Flipkart for selling sub-standard pressure cooker

    While directing that Flipkart’s petition against the CCPA order be tagged along with a similar plea by e-commerce giant Amazon, Justice Yashwant Varma asked Flipkart to deposit the penalty of Rs 1 lakh imposed on it by CCPA and also notify the buyers of all the pressure cookers in question.

  • HC directs Delhi govt to ensure advanced cardiac life support service installed in premises Sep 23, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    HC directs Delhi govt to ensure advanced cardiac life support service installed in premises

    It also asked the Delhi government to explore the possibility of either stationing ACLS ambulances at district courts or erecting porta cabins for this service there.

  • Pakistan former prime minister Khan apologises in contempt of court case Sep 22, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Pakistan former prime minister Khan apologises in contempt of court case

    The court has deferred a decision on whether to indict Khan, said the lawyer, Faisal Chaudhry, adding the court had directed the politician to submit an unconditional apology in writing by Oct. 3.

  • Imran Khan says he's ready to apologise for controversial remarks against female judge Sep 22, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Imran Khan says he's ready to apologise for controversial remarks against female judge

    After Khan expressed his willingness to apologise to Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry for his controversial remarks, the Islamabad High Court deferred contempt proceedings against him.

  • DCW issues summonses to Twitter, Delhi Police over 'child pornography' videos on website Sep 20, 2022 07:38 PM IST

    DCW issues summonses to Twitter, Delhi Police over 'child pornography' videos on website

    This is horrific," DCW chief Swati Maliwal told reporters here.

  • Anticipatory bail can be maintained even if charge sheet filed in lower court: Uttarakhand HC Sep 19, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Anticipatory bail can be maintained even if charge sheet filed in lower court: Uttarakhand HC

    Justices Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Alok Verma of the high court gave the opinion recently on a bunch of anticipatory bail applications, including that of an advocate who is accused in a dowry death case.

  • Punjab HC suspends two-year jail term of Daler Mehndi in human trafficking case Sep 15, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    Punjab HC suspends two-year jail term of Daler Mehndi in human trafficking case

    The single bench of Justice G S Gill suspended the sentence of Mehndi who was sentenced to two years in jail in the case.

  • HC defers hearing on plea against minister Ajay Mishra's acquittal in 2000 murder case Sep 06, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    HC defers hearing on plea against minister Ajay Mishra's acquittal in 2000 murder case

    The case relates to the murder of a person, named Prabhat, at Lakhimpur kheri in 2000.

  • Advocates seek probe into Shivamurhty Murugha math seer's case under HC supervision Sep 01, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Advocates seek probe into Shivamurhty Murugha math seer's case under HC supervision

    They have called for immediate intervention of the High Court in monitoring the ongoing inquiry of the case in the interest of justice, so as to ensure fair and free investigation.

  • Streaming of high court proceedings widens judicial accountability Aug 30, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Streaming of high court proceedings widens judicial accountability

    With six high courts streaming recorded proceedings on their YouTube channels and the apex court considering live coverage, hearings are acquiring a new hue.

  • Streamline case management, push for an alternative to help curb judicial backlog, say experts Aug 30, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Streamline case management, push for an alternative to help curb judicial backlog, say experts

    Available data shows that over 41 million cases are pending in the district courts, 5.9 million in the high courts and 71,000 in the Supreme Court. Systemic change is needed to reduce the backlog, experts say.

  • Delhi HC sets aside arbitral award directing Antrix to pay $560 million to Devas Aug 29, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    Delhi HC sets aside arbitral award directing Antrix to pay $560 million to Devas

    The high court said that the arbitral award in favour of Devas suffers from patent illegalities and is in conflict with India's public policy.