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Delhi high court

15 September 2014

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday said the government will soon come up with a law and allow running of e-rickshaws in Delhi.

Addressing reporters here on the completion of his 100 days in the ministry, Gadkari said his ministry Monday brought a draft notification concerning the plying of e-rickshaws in the national capital.

He said the draft notification will be on the ministry’s website for the next 10 days.

He said soon his ministry “will make the relevant law and e-rickshaws will start plying again”.

The Delhi High Court last week said the ban on plying of “illegal” e-rickshaws in Delhi would continue till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act, adding that “what is prohibited by law is not permitted in action”.

10 September 2014

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Delhi high court yesterday seeking a ban of the word “fanny” from promotional materials for, and songs, title and dialogue in the Bollywood film Finding Fanny, because of the “vulgar word ‘fanny’”, reported IANS.

The petition filed by Nandini Tiwari and the NGO Jai Jagriti Foundation, represented by advocate Abhishek Krishna, also questions the UA certificate given to the Deepika Padukone starrer, which they argue would pollute childrens’ minds because the dictionary definition of “fanny” was highly sexually explicit. It is set to be heard today before chief justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw.

An online dictionary defines fanny as either slang for “the buttocks” in the US or Canada, or “the female genitals” in the UK.

Update: The Delhi high court has refused to hear the petition, reported Zee and others.

13 August 2014

A Delhi high court bench of chief justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw rejected the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) appeal against a stay order in the same court by Justice Manmohan Singh, reported Mint.

Justice Singh had stayed a CCI investigation into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which informant and chartered accountant (CA) Arun Anandagiri alleged had abused its dominant position by not permitting anyone else to conduct continuing professional education (CPE) programmes, which the ICAI, as the profession’s regulator, has made compulsory for CAs to attend.

In dismissing the appeal and telling the CCI to fight it out in front of the single-judge bench where the case is currently listed, the bench had complained that the informant had not appealed against the stay. The CCI’s counsel, additional solicitor general Sanjay Jain, argued that the CCI investigated matters independently.

Update: The petitioner, who is the founder of tax website Tax Sutra, wrote on Twitter that he'd already filed his counter before the single high court judge.

15 May 2014

The Delhi high court hearing former Supreme Court judge Swatanter Kumar's defamation case, would wait until the Supreme Court had decided on the transfer petition by an former law student intern who alleged she was sexually harassed by him.

14 May 2014

Swatanter Kumar A former intern, who had alleged that ex-Supreme Court judge Swatanter Kumar has sexually harassed her in 2011, has applied to the Supreme Court to transfer Kumar’s defamation case.

17 April 2014

AIIMSIn India’s first judgement on medical aid for rare diseases, the Delhi high court today directed the Delhi government to provide monthly medical treatment, free of cost, to a minor child afflicted with a rare disease (gaucher).

17 April 2014

A woman has allegedly been molested inside a Delhi high court room while she was accompanied by her father and lawyer.

An unnamed man allegedly first stared at her in the court's lobby, later stood beside her and put his hand on her shoulder, and then touched her inappropriately on 5 March. CCTV footage is being examined. [Times of India]

11 April 2014

Public urinationThe Delhi high court has disposed of a writ petition seeking to get deities’ portraits removed from a building walls because men were urinating against them.

28 March 2014

A Delhi high court bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice RV Easwar, in a writ petition filed by lawyer Nishant S Diwan, decided to reserve one post for disabled applicants to the Delhi higher judicial service, bringing the court in line with the 3 per cent disability reservation for civil judges, magistrates and ITAT members [The Hindu] [Judgment (W.P.(C) 983/2014)]

26 March 2014

The Delhi High Court's acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul were told by the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) that pharma companies sold condoms at "100 percent more than the ceiling price of Rs6.56 per condom even after its inclusion in the" Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), which caps prices of all male contraceptives in India. [IBNLive]

25 March 2014

Getting BusyA luxury midi bus accommodating up to five lawyers and three staff could be seen stationed in the Delhi high court parking lot before August, if advocate Deepak Khosla’s has his way.

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