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Uttarakhand HC seeks details of police horse Shaktiman assault case
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Uttarakhand HC seeks details of police horse Shaktiman assault case

Hearing a PIL challenging the acquittal of five persons in the case by a lower court including Mussoorie MLA and cabinet minister Ganesh Joshi, Justice Alok Kumar Verma of the high court sought the details from the home secretary within four weeks

Madras HC grants living being status to ‘Mother Nature’: What does it mean and what are its legal precedents?
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Madras HC grants living being status to ‘Mother Nature’: What does it mean and what are its legal precedents?

Declaring 'Mother Nature' a living being gives it the status of a legal person, with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person

Why Uttarakhand High Court’s order to allow rape survivor to terminate 28-week foetus is significant
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Why Uttarakhand High Court’s order to allow rape survivor to terminate 28-week foetus is significant

The petitioner had stated that being forced to continue with the unwanted pregnancy was extremely deleterious to her mental and emotional well-being

Uttarakhand High Court lifts ban on Chardham Yatra after three months; check details here
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Uttarakhand High Court lifts ban on Chardham Yatra after three months; check details here

Keeping in mind the COVID-19 rules and regulations, the court has ordered to start off the Chardham Yatra.

'Repeatedly causing embarrassment': Uttarakhand HC slams state govt over COVID-19 management
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'Repeatedly causing embarrassment': Uttarakhand HC slams state govt over COVID-19 management

The court's remarks came after videos of priests reportedly violating social distancing norms at temples in Badrinath and Kedarnath as part of Chardham Yatra surfaced

SC stays Uttarakhand HC's 'drastic order' of CBI probe into graft allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat
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SC stays Uttarakhand HC's 'drastic order' of CBI probe into graft allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat

The high court on Tuesday had ordered for a CBI probe into allegations made by a journalist in a video, accusing Rawat of allegedly getting money transferred to accounts of relatives in 2016 to back the appointment of a person in Jharkhand

SC stays contempt proceedings against Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank over rent payment
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SC stays contempt proceedings against Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank over rent payment

The Union minister had challenged the Uttarakhand High Court order that directed former chief ministers to pay rent at market rates for the entire period they occupied government accommodation since demitting office

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
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Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups

Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms

SC says quotas in promotions not fundamental right: Apex court references 2011 Allahabad HC verdict to uphold Uttarakhand govt's decision
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SC says quotas in promotions not fundamental right: Apex court references 2011 Allahabad HC verdict to uphold Uttarakhand govt's decision

The Supreme Court has said that Article 16(4) and Article 16 (4-A) cannot be used as a basis to claim a fundamental right to reservation in promotions.

'In DNA of BJP-RSS to try and erase reservations': Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP on SC ruling on quotas in govt jobs
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'In DNA of BJP-RSS to try and erase reservations': Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP on SC ruling on quotas in govt jobs

It is in the DNA of the BJP and the RSS to try to erase reservations and a "big conspiracy" is underway to take away the rights of deprived sections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday and asserted that his party will not allow doing away with quota.

'Reservations in promotions not a fundamental right': SC says states not bound to provide quotas to SCs, STs in jobs
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'Reservations in promotions not a fundamental right': SC says states not bound to provide quotas to SCs, STs in jobs

The Supreme Court gave the verdict during a case regarding the validity of a 2012 notification by the Uttarakhand government to fill up vacancies in government jobs without giving reservation to the SC/ST communities.

Uttarakhand Gram Panchayat election 2019: HC allows candidates with more than two children to contest, but with rider
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Uttarakhand Gram Panchayat election 2019: HC allows candidates with more than two children to contest, but with rider

The BJP-led state government earlier in July had inserted a provision in the Uttarakhand Panchayat Raj Amendment Act, 2019, that said parents with more than two children will be disqualified from filing nomination and contesting the panchayat elections.

Uttarakhand HC junks review pleas of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Vijay Bahuguna; ex-CMs to pay rent for overstay in official bungalows
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Uttarakhand HC junks review pleas of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Vijay Bahuguna; ex-CMs to pay rent for overstay in official bungalows

Some of the former chief ministers of Uttarakhand affected by the court order include late ND Tiwari, BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Time for ‘Project Leopard’ in India? Report on poaching in Uttarakhand points to officials’ connivance, raises alarm
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Time for ‘Project Leopard’ in India? Report on poaching in Uttarakhand points to officials’ connivance, raises alarm

On 22 March, 2018, a Dehradun forest division team seized meat, bones and leopard skin near Haripur Kalan, a village on the boundaries of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

DoT asks Internet providers to block 827 website that host pornographic content
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DoT asks Internet providers to block 827 website that host pornographic content

Meity asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to block 827 porn sites named in the list.

Uttarakhand HC asks Centre to strictly implement ban on pornographic websites after alleged rape of a minor in Dehradun
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Uttarakhand HC asks Centre to strictly implement ban on pornographic websites after alleged rape of a minor in Dehradun

The court directed Internet service providers to strictly obey a notification issued by the Centre three years ago for a ban on porn sites.

Uttarakhand HC orders CBI probe into deaths of tigers at Corbett reserve, asks agency to look into officials' 'connivance'
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Uttarakhand HC orders CBI probe into deaths of tigers at Corbett reserve, asks agency to look into officials' 'connivance'

The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the death of tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in the last five years.

Uttarakhand High Court orders CBI probe into death of tigers at Corbett Tiger Reserve, seeks report within three months
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Uttarakhand High Court orders CBI probe into death of tigers at Corbett Tiger Reserve, seeks report within three months

The direction came after the court was told that out of nine tiger deaths in the past only six were natural deaths.

SC judges upset with Centre for lowering KM Joseph's seniority, to lodge protest with CJI Dipak Misra tomorrow
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SC judges upset with Centre for lowering KM Joseph's seniority, to lodge protest with CJI Dipak Misra tomorrow

The Supreme Court judges fear that lowering Justice KM Joseph's seniority could hamper his chances of being elevated to the chief justice's post as well as of heading a bench.