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The High Court of Delhi was established on 31 October 1966. The High Court of Delhi was established with four judges. They were Chief Justice K. S. Hegde, Justice I. D. Dua, Justice H. R. Khanna and Justice S. K. Kapur. Presently, the High Court has a sanctioned strength of 45 permanent judges and 15 additional judges.

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People must take course in criminal trial before joining journalism, remarks HC

People must take a course in criminal trial and then get into journalism, was how an annoyed Delhi High Court remarked while expressing displeasure over the alleged parallel investigation being run by..
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SC junks 1984 riots convict Sajjan Kumar's plea seeking interim bail

The 73-year-old former Congress leader was sentenced to life for the "remainder of his natural life" by the Delhi High Court on December 17, 2018.
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Delhi HC turns down IAF request for stay on streaming of film, issues notice to Gunjan Saxena


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Five benches in Delhi HC to hold physical courts on rotation from Sept 1

The high court, which has been conducting hearings through video conferencing since March 24 to contain the spread of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said the remaining benches shall continue taking up..
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Sonu Punjaban challenges her conviction, sentencing in Delhi HC; reply sought from Delhi Police

Sonu Punjaban was sentenced to 24-year imprisonment for kidnapping and forcing a 12-year-old girl into prostitution. A Delhi court had in July convicted Sonu Punjaban for kidnapping, human trafficking..
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SC disposes of plea seeking payment of salary to doctors, healthcare workers

The Supreme Court Wednesday disposed of a plea seeking payment of salary to doctors and healthcare workers on the ground that the Delhi High Court was already seized of the matter.A bench headed by..
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Physical hearings at Delhi High Court, subordinate courts likely to resume from September 1

An official order, issued by Delhi High Court Registrar General Manoj Jain, said that the planning to open the Delhi High Court and subordinate courts will be on an experimental basis subject to..
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Dummy mobile no, hospital address can be used for testing mentally ill homeless people: ICMR to HC

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Friday told the Delhi High Court that a dummy phone number and the address of the lab or hospital can be used for Covid-19 testing of mentally ill homeless..
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Delhi HC junks army officer's plea challenging social media ban

"If Facebook is so dear to you, then put in your papers. You'll have to make a choice," the court observed.
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Plea filed in Delhi High Court questions functioning of online pathology labs

The petition says that the online pathology labs are collecting samples without the approval of any authority and without any verification of the educational qualifications of people involved in the..
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All public servants considered for govt housing whether they have own house or not: Centre to HC

The Centre on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it does not discriminate between those public servants having their own accommodation at place of duty and those who do not while allotting..
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Delhi HC grants anticipatory bail to ex-Minorities Commission chief Zafarul Islam Khan

In May, the Special Cell of Delhi Police sedition charges against Delhi Minority Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan for his controversial remarks on Social media.
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Delhi HC raps DU on preparations for open book exams, hearing on UGC guidelines in SC tomorrow

The Delhi High Court on Thursday reprimanded Delhi University for its preparations to conduct online open book exams, meanwhile, the UGC on Thursday filed a response before the Supreme Court stating..
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Delhi High Court pulls up North MCD for not paying salaries to teachers

The court asked why the teachers who are not on COVID-19 duty have not been paid their salaries.
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Lt Colonel moves Delhi HC against Army ban on apps

Lieutenant Colonel P K Choudhary, currently posted in Jammu & Kashmir, has said that he uses Facebook responsibly and needs it to connect with friends and family as most of them are settled abroad,..
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Army officer moves Delhi HC against decision to ban officials from using social media platforms

The petition, filed by Lt Col PK Choudhary through advocates Shivank Pratap Singh and Sanandika Pratap Singh, urged the high court to issue directions to the Director-General of Military Intelligence..
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Bhima Koregaon: SC sets aside Delhi HC order for production of records, says it has no jurisdiction

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the Delhi high court order asking the NIA to produce judicial records on transfer of civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai in connection with..
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Delhi High Court grants bail to pregnant Jamia activist Safoora Zargar

A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher directed Safoora not to involve in any activities which may hamper the probe in the matter.
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'Safoora Zargar created turmoil, imperiled national security': Delhi Police tells High Court

The Delhi High Court adjourned the hearing in the bail plea today and put up the matter for tomorrow on the ground that it may help summarily decide the issue.
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Bhima Koregaon case: SC frowns over entertaining of Navlakha's bail plea by Delhi HC


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PIL in Delhi HC to cap rates chargeable by private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment

The petition seeks that the prices be capped within 7 days of the order passed by the court.
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Want relief in case? Give PPEs to hosps, Delhi HC tells builder

In a recent order, Justice Najmi Waziri granted conditional relief to a property owner by asking him to supply 250 personal protective equipment (PPE kits) to a few government hospitals where testing..
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Delhi HC panel to assess using hotels as makeshift COVID-19 hospitals

The hotels have challenged Delhi government's decision to convert hotels into makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
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Plea to declare PM CARES Fund as a 'public authority' under RTI not maintainable: PMO to HC

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Wednesday raised objection in the Delhi High Court over maintainability of a plea seeking to declare PM CARES Fund as a 'public authority' under the Right to..
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Delhi HC rejects plea to bring PM CARES Fund under RTI Act

The petition had said that PM CARES is a 'public authority' within the ambit of Section 2(h) of the RTI and prayed for a direction to the trust to display the details of the fund collected and the..
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Plea filed in Delhi HC seeking direction to ensure private hospitals do not charge COVID-19 patients exorbitantly

The plea also seeks the court's direction to ensure that those who require immediate medical attention are not denied admission or treatment due to paucity of funds.
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COVID-19 patient dies a day before hearing of his plea for bed in Delhi High Court

Before the court could pass any order, the patient succumbed to his illness on Thursday.
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Shashi Tharoor seeks to preserve Sunanda Pushkar's Twitter account

It was submitted by Tharoor's advocate in Delhi HC that the Twitter account details of Sunanda Pushkar were of utmost importance.
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Decide expeditiously on reservation of COVID-19 beds in private hospitals: Delhi High Court to Kejriwal govt

The court was hearing a PIL filed by Dr. Anshuman Kumar, senior cancer surgeon.
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Centre, state expected to scrupulously follow public welfare schemes amidst COVID-19 pandemic: Delhi HC

The petition further sought that this relief should be provided to them till the operation of the Disaster Management Act due to COVID-19.
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Bhima Koregaon case: SC seeks reply of Gautam Navlakha on NIA's plea

The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha on NIA plea challenging Delhi HC order seeking records of judicial proceedings before special courts in Delhi and..
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NGO moves Delhi High Court seeking permission for 'green cremation' of bodies of COVID-19 patients

A plea has been filed in Delhi HC seeking permission to perform the last rites of coronavirus victims in green crematoriums.
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Delhi High Court seeks report from govt on lack of facilities to cremate COVID-19 patients' dead bodies

Observing that this was violative of the rights of the dead, the court has sought a detailed status report from the Delhi government.
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Delhi govt justifies levying special COVID-19 fee on liquor

On May 15, Delhi High Court had issued notice to the Delhi Government on a petition represented by Advocate Varun Tyagi and Advocate Bharat Gupta and Delhi Government was asked to file a response to..
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Delhi High Court allows foreign Jamaatis to be relocated from quarantine centres to nine alternate places

The court also ordered for a detailed list of members shifted to the designated places to be prepared and submitted to the Delhi Police.
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Coronavirus helpline not working efficiently, admits Delhi govt in High Court

The admission by advocate Rahul Mehra, who appeared for Delhi government, came as the Delhi High Court was hearing a COVID-19 grievance case it took up suo moto.
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NGO moves Delhi High Court seeking equal ration benefits for all Delhiites

The plea seeks same ration benefits for Aadhar card and voter card holders as is being given to ration card holders.
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Take a decision on removal of DMC chief Zafarul Islam Khan within 2 weeks: Delhi HC directs AAP govt

The court directed to conclude the process under Section 4(4)(f) of the Delhi Minorities Commission Act against Zafarul-Islam Khan in accordance with the law.
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Delhi High Court quashes plea seeking more COVID-19 hospitals, directs Centre, state govt to keep a tab on cases

The court observed that no interference is warranted in this matter as of now.
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Plea in Delhi HC seeks release of foreigners linked with Tableeghi Jamaat in institutional quarantine for 50 days

Over 2,000 members of the Jamaat, including 916 foreign nationals, were evacuated from its headquarters at Nizamuddin on March 30 and were placed in institutional quarantine.
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All benches of Delhi HC to take up urgent matters via video conferencing from Friday


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Delhi High Court lawyers' chambers to open in shifts, says bar association

Delhi High Court Bar association has released a circular with a new plan for opening lawyers' chambers.
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56 pregnant nurses stranded abroad, plea filed in Delhi High Court urging their return

The Delhi High Court has allowed the matter to be listed as urgent and the hearing will take place on May 18, it was said.
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Movement of persons involved in essential services will be allowed: Haryana to Delhi HC

The Haryana government on Thursday gave an undertaking in the Delhi high court that movement of people engaged in essential services, including government and private doctors, nurses, officials of..
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Delhi HC adjourns hearing of plea seeking NIA investigation into Maulana Saad case till May 28

The petition was filed by Ghanshyam Upadhyay.
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Delhi HC asks police not to take coercive measures against minorities commission chief till Jun 22

Zafarul-Islam Khan had approached the high court seeking anticipatory bail in the sedition case lodged against him, citing his old age, health issues and risk of the COVID-19 infection.
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Delhi High Court extends interim bail of 2,177 under trial prisoners in wake of COVID-19 crisis

This extension period will begin from the expiry of their interim bail period.
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Delhi High Court dismisses petition seeking relief packages for Rohingyas settled in national capital

The petition claimed that Rohingyas in Khajuri Khas, Shram Vihar, and Madanpur Khadar were not getting the relief packages announced by Delhi Government during the pandemic.
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Bois Locker Room: Petition filed in Delhi HC seeking CBI probe into matter

The Instagram group came to light after a girl from south Delhi was able to gain access to the group's chats and shared the screenshots.
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Plea moved in Delhi HC seeking directions on home delivery of liquor

The plea also seeks to ensure strict adherence to social distancing.
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