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‘Denial of sex’ tantamounts to cruelty but can’t be ‘exceptional hardship’ for divorce within a year: Delhi HC

New Delhi | The Delhi High Court has rejected a plea by a couple who mutually sought divorce before the mandated one-year cooling-off period, observing that though denial of conjugal relationship is a ground for divorce, and tantamounts to cruelty, it cannot be “exceptional hardship”. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice […]

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Delhi riots did not take place on the spur of moment, it was pre-planned conspiracy: High Court

New Delhi | The Delhi High Court has said the last year’s riots did not take place on the spur of the moment, rather it was a “pre-planned” and “premeditated” conspiracy to disturb law and order in the capital. The three-day violence left over 50 dead and hundreds injured. The high court made these observations while […]

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Relief for Future Group, SC stays all proceedings before Delhi HC in Amazon case

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed all proceedings before the Delhi High Court on Amazon’s petition seeking enforcement of Singapore emergency arbitrator’s (EA’s) award, which restrained Future group from going ahead with its Rs 24,731 crore merger with Reliance Retail. A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana said: “Stay all further proceedings […]

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Delhi HC issues notice on plea challenging Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as top cop

New Delhi | The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Commissioner of Delhi Police. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, representing Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), submitted before a bench comprising chief justice D.N. Patel and justice Jyoti Singh that the petitioner has directly copy pasted from […]