Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicAllahabad high court

Topic: allahabad high court

Allahabad HC urges Centre to stop rallies in election-bound states amid Omicron concern

Appreciating PM Modi for Covid vaccination campaign, the court requested him to consider stopping rallies, and postponing upcoming state elections in view of the situation of the pandemic.

SC ‘amazed’ with Allahabad HC order in murder case, acquits 3 death row convicts

The court was hearing plea challenging conviction and death sentence awarded to three Bulandshahr residents in a property-dispute murder case.

Allahabad HC saying forced oral sex ‘less serious’ shows obsession with brutality in sexual offences

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In 5 yrs, only 18% of probe complete in UP fake claims cases: Why SC slammed SIT for ‘lethargy’

Allahabad HC had set up an SIT in 2015 when instances of fake compensation claims were brought to its notice. But lack of movement on the probe pushed SC to comment adversely.

CBI gets permission to prosecute retired Allahabad HC judge in corruption case

The CBI had applied for a go-ahead from the high court to prosecute the former judge Justice SN Shukla in April this year, in accordance with the Prevention of Corruption Act.

SC issues digitisation SOP to help dispose of cases quickly, starts process with 5 HCs

The step is in addition to SC e-committee’s direction last month to all high courts, asking them to make it compulsory for govt departments to file their cases electronically.

19 years after ‘fake encounter’, why SC fined UP govt for shielding policemen from trial

18-year-old Pradeep Kumar was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2002. His father has filed countless petitions in SC & HC, but accused cops’ trial hasn't started.

SC reiterated 3 names for HC judge posts in August. Month later, files still stuck with Centre

Names of three district judges were reiterated by Supreme Court on 24 August for elevation to Allahabad High Court. Two of them have already retired from service.

Massive caseload, massive vacancies: Inside story of extraordinary mismatch at Allahabad HC

From 2000 to 2021, 1.71 lakh criminal appeals were filed with the Allahabad High Court, but it has decided on only 31,044 of them.

‘Judicial courtesy & decorum’ — why Allahabad HC stayed survey of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque

Civil court had directed ASI survey this year, despite HC staying proceedings in 1998. Case relates to allegation that Gyanvapi mosque is built on a demolished temple.

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File photo of a fuel pump | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

High fuel costs unsettle governments in India, other Asian nations as inflation poses challenge

Retail inflation in India rose for a third month in December. The country's consumer prices this year are expected to grow the fastest among the 10 largest economies.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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