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The sad, lonely existence of African elephant Shankar at Delhi zoo and the fight to release him
India

The sad, lonely existence of African elephant Shankar at Delhi zoo and the fight to release him

Shankar was presented as a diplomatic gift to India by Zimbabwe in 1998. In her plea, 16-year-old Nikita Dhawan argues that the African elephant is ‘terribly sad’ and doesn’t have adequate space to move around and should be relocated to a sanctuary in the country or abroad

Big win for Haryana as Supreme Court sets aside HC order to stop 75% locals' jobs quota
India

Big win for Haryana as Supreme Court sets aside HC order to stop 75% locals' jobs quota

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Pamidighantam Sri Narasimha also directed the Haryana government not to take coercive action against employers, who opt not to follow the contentious new law at this time

Delhi government's order to wear mask in car while driving alone 'absurd' says high court
Politics

Delhi government's order to wear mask in car while driving alone 'absurd' says high court

The observation by the bench came when the counsel representing the Delhi government shared an incident of a man being challaned for not wearing a mask while sitting in his car along with his mother and sipping coffee with windows up.

Shift IOA's AGM venue from Guwahati to Delhi, HC tells sports authorities
Sports

Shift IOA's AGM venue from Guwahati to Delhi, HC tells sports authorities

The direction came in the backdrop of allegations that elections to the association's executive committee were being held illegally

Sexual intercourse between married couple not marital rape 'even if by force', says Chhattisgarh HC
India

Sexual intercourse between married couple not marital rape 'even if by force', says Chhattisgarh HC

Justice NK Chandravanshi delivered the judgment on 23 August in a criminal revision plea filed by a man and his two family members, seeking to quash rape charges against him (

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra government for list of measures to tackle serious issues like drought
India

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra government for list of measures to tackle serious issues like drought

The Bombay High Court has sought to know from the Maharashtra government what measures it proposes to tackle serious issues like the drought in the state

Special task force formed to curb plastic use, Maharashtra government tells Bombay High Court
India

Special task force formed to curb plastic use, Maharashtra government tells Bombay High Court

The Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it has formed a special task force comprising plastic manufacturers' associations, experts and government officials to come up with a solution to put an end to plastic use in the state.

Gurgaon school killing: Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses bail plea of accused 16-year-old student
India

Gurgaon school killing: Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses bail plea of accused 16-year-old student

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the bail plea of a 16-year-old student, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy in a Gurgaon school.

Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio
Business

Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio

The Delhi High Court has listed the matter for further proceedings before the joint registrar on 24 August.

Amid escalating AIADMK crisis, all eyes on Madras HC: Tamil Nadu in the dock as politicians stay busy with headcount
Politics

Amid escalating AIADMK crisis, all eyes on Madras HC: Tamil Nadu in the dock as politicians stay busy with headcount

A senior AIADMK leader, considered close to O Panneerselvam says the Madras High court decision on Wednesday will decide how long the Edappadi Palaniswamiy government will last.

WhatsApp forward cannot be treated as document under the Evidence Act: Delhi HC
News & Analysis

WhatsApp forward cannot be treated as document under the Evidence Act: Delhi HC

High court threw out a writ petition filed by the National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transformation and Reforms and others.

India's stand on Kashmir violates international law, claims Pakistan at UNHRC
World

India's stand on Kashmir violates international law, claims Pakistan at UNHRC

The "Indian claim" that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is about terrorism is a false narrative and a "desperate attempt" to divert the attention of the international community from grave human rights violations being committed in the state, Pakistan told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday

UP Election 2017: Allahabad HC seeks EC's response on steps taken to curb 'inflammatory atmosphere'
India

UP Election 2017: Allahabad HC seeks EC's response on steps taken to curb 'inflammatory atmosphere'

The Allahabad High Court has sought reply from the Election Commission by Thursday as to what steps can be taken to curb any "inflammatory atmosphere" during the current electoral process.

WhatsApp's new privacy policy: Delhi HC ruling highlights flaws in license agreements
News & Analysis

WhatsApp's new privacy policy: Delhi HC ruling highlights flaws in license agreements

Delhi High court yesterday, issued a notice to the Centre Government to respond to the new privacy policy updated by WhatsApp.

Arvind Kejriwal hits out at govt, wonders whether the Centre wants 'BJP lawyers' as HC judges
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal hits out at govt, wonders whether the Centre wants 'BJP lawyers' as HC judges

Latching on to the Supreme Court's recent observations, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday taunted the Centre, wondering whether it wants to appoint "BJP lawyers" as High Court judges instead of adhering to the collegium's recommendations.

Narsingh the best wrestler to represent India in Rio Olympics: WFI to Delhi HC
Sports

Narsingh the best wrestler to represent India in Rio Olympics: WFI to Delhi HC

Wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav is a better bet than Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar in the 74 kg freestyle category at the Rio 2016, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Friday told the Delhi High Court.

Why Hrithik Roshan wants clean-chit, no police investigation: Kangana's lawyers seek answers
Entertainment

Why Hrithik Roshan wants clean-chit, no police investigation: Kangana's lawyers seek answers

In the past few days there has been a flurry of activity in the Hrithik Roshan - Kangana Ranaut scandal. The revelation of the series of emails revealed between Hrithik Roshan, his alleged imposter, Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli further complicate the ongoing legal tussle between the two Bollywood stars.

Kerala HC declines to stay bribery case against former state Finance Minister KM Mani
Politics

Kerala HC declines to stay bribery case against former state Finance Minister KM Mani

Justice P D Rajan rejected the prayer of 82-year-old Mani seeking to stay the proceedings against him till the state Crime Branch filed an inquiry report in a case against a Vigilance Superintendent of Police accused of conducting a false probe in the bar bribery case involving the KC-M leader.

Special court asks Delhi HC to initiate contempt proceedings against CBI officials
India

Special court asks Delhi HC to initiate contempt proceedings against CBI officials

Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain sent a reference to high court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Deputy Suprintendent of Police of CBI, Jayant Kashmiri and agency other officials.

Will inform the court before any decision is taken to revoke the Presidential Rule: Centre to HC
Politics

Will inform the court before any decision is taken to revoke the Presidential Rule: Centre to HC

The Centre on Thursday gave an undertaking in the Uttarakhand High Court that it will come to it before any decision is taken to lift the President's rule in the state, after Congress made a strong pitch for the first right to form the government.