Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicAllahabad high court

Topic: allahabad high court

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.

‘Giving Taliban a chance’, and why the national animal is mum on Allahabad HC cow order

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Allahabad and Uttarakhand HCs flouted SC order on ‘coercive action’ over 300 times in 4 months

In an April ruling, SC had asked high courts to avoid orders that prevent police from making arrests or taking coercive action in a pending investigation.

Allahabad High Court seeks details on funding of religious institutions from Yogi govt

The High Court also sought record of syllabi/courses, standards of recognition including need for playgrounds at madrasas & other religious institutions within 4 weeks.

‘Unholy nexus’ — What SC said as it ordered demolition of Supertech’s twin towers in Noida

The SC directed the demolition to be carried out within 3 months at Supertech’s cost and asked the purchase amount to be refunded to the flat buyers within two months.

Warning about slow vaccination pace causing third Covid wave is a timely wake-up call

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Doctrine of Impossibility — the contract law concept SC says also applies to court orders

The doctrine of impossibility is a contract law concept and refers to situations in which it is impossible for a party to a contract to perform its obligations under it. 

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.