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  • Gita Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K HC

    SRINAGAR: Justice Gita Mittal became the first-ever woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court after she was administered the oath of office by Governor N N Vohra here on Saturday.

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    Justice Gita Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K High Court; 5 things to know about her

    In its nine decades-long history, the Jammu and Kashmir have got its first woman Chief Justice as well as the first woman judge. Justice Gita Mittal, the acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the J&K High Court. President Ram Kovind on August 3 issued a notification in this regard. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 95 of the Constitution of

  • Plea for declaration of disputed Area in Ayodhya as National heritage

    New Delhi: A petitioner who sought that the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid site at Ayodhya be declared a national heritage was today asked by the Delhi High Court to file a representation in this regard before the Centre. A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar did not issue notice on the PIL and instead asked petitioner advocate Anu Mehta to make a representation before the Union

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    Delhi High Court disapproves of AAP government’s free water scheme

    New Delhi: The AAP government’s policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use today came in for criticism from the Delhi High Court, which said “nothing should be given free” except for where it is really needed. “Nothing should be given free to nobody. Charge 10 paise or one paisa. Nothing should be given free, except where people really need it like the poor,” a

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    Appear before CBI if you have nothing to hide: Delhi High Court to self-styled godman Virender Dev Dixit

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said if Virender Dev Dixit, who allegedly kept girls and women confined at an ashram founded by him in the national capital, has done nothing wrong, then why was he running away from the CBI which through Interpol has issued a blue corner notice to locate him. The query was addressed to the ashram’s lawyer by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and

  • Government opposes plea to enable the disabled perform Haj

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs on Wednesday opposed the plea seeking quashing of the recently issued Guidelines for Haj that barring the disabled from going on the pilgrimage and told the Delhi High Court that such persons were likely to suffer the most if any stampede or mishap took place.

  • 13-day jail for Karti, no special cell for him

    New Delhi : Karti Chidambaram, businessman son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, was on Monday sent to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media corruption case, after the CBI told a city court that it does not require his further custody.

  • Evaluate 2017 exams as per policy in vogue: HC to CBSE

    New Delhi : The evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board tests this year shall be done as per the grace marks policy that was in vogue when the students submitted the examination forms, the Delhi High Court ordered on Tuesday.

  • Attacks on government doctors due to fewer specialists: High Court

    NEW DELHI: The growing attacks on doctors by friends or relatives of patients is due to lack of experts in government hospitals, the Delhi High Court said on Friday while expressing concern over the brain-drain of medical specialists from the country. “Why are our doctors going outside India and looking for jobs? It means you (government) are not making available more jobs for them, which is sad to know. We have the

  • 1984 riots: HC pulls up Sajjan for wasting court time, junks his plea

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Friday pulled up by Delhi High Court for making allegations of bias against a judge and seeking transfer of a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, saying it was “a frontal attack intended to humiliate the judge” and warned of invoking contempt proceedings.

  • HC order on Sajjan’s plea likely

    New Delhi : Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Friday on the pleas of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others for transfer of their case relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots alleging bias by one of the members of the division bench hearing the matter.

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