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Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini | File photo: ANI

HC cites Panchatantra, stays ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini arrest in all cases until Feb 2022

Friday’s order was passed on a petition Saini had filed in 2018, demanding transfer of any matter registered against him to the CBI or any other independent agency outside Punjab.

Extra-marital affair of woman no ground to deny custody of child, Punjab & Haryana HC says

The court's order came following a petition filed by a woman seeking custody of her four-and half-year-old daughter from her estranged husband who is an Australian citizen.

Live-in-relationships morally, socially unacceptable — Punjab and Haryana HC

A runaway couple, seeking protection, had filed a petition stating that they were residing together and intended to get married soon, which the high court dismissed.
Punjab & Haryana High Court in Chandigarh

HC asks if a reporter is ‘perpetuator’ of hate speech if he shares such video on social media

Punjab and Haryana High Court was hearing a case of alleged hate speech against lawyer Amit Ghai whose video was uploaded on social media by a journalist.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had their last 'reconciliation meeting' in March | Photo: ANI

Sidhu an opportunist, met Kejriwal, is likely to join AAP — Punjab CM Amarinder’s fresh attack

CM Amarinder Singh told a Punjabi channel it is clear Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Patiala against him in the next year’s polls. Sidhu is yet to respond to the fresh attack.
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Probe against Badals in 2015 firing case ‘political agenda’ of current Punjab govt, says HC

In a scathing judgment, Punjab and Haryana HC quashed the probe into two FIRs in the case of police firing on Sikh protesters following incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.
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Nothing wrong with IIM-Rohtak director appointment, ‘liable to be upheld’: Govt tells HC

A plea in Punjab & Haryana HC alleged IIM-Rohtak director Dheeraj Sharma was appointed in 2014 despite ‘discrepancies’ in qualifications and work experience.
Representational image. A file photo of a Punjab Police officer in Jalandhar. | Photo: ANI

Punjab Police transfers likely after HC order on convicted, charge-sheeted cops

The HC order came Monday over a petition filed by a dismissed police officer, who has challenged his release from the force over 'arbitrariness'.
Farmers groups had put up posters demanding the release of Nodeep Kaur and Shiv Kumar when they were under arrest | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Punjab & Haryana HC orders probe into alleged custodial torture of activist Shiv Kumar

Shiv Kumar's father Rajbir had filed a petition before the Punjab and Haryana HC in February alleging that his son was kept in illegal detention and brutally tortured.
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HC suggests safe houses for couples marrying against family’s wishes in Punjab, Haryana

Punjab and Haryana HC was hearing a writ petition that had sought issuance of directions to Punjab govt to protect life and liberty of the petitioners, who married against their family.
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Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.