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HC rejects bail plea of accused student in Ryan School murder, treats him as adult

Supreme Court had earlier asked Punjab & Haryana High Court to treat the accused as an adult while hearing his pleas for bail.
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HC allows Punjab schools to charge tuition fee even if they don’t conduct online classes

Parents say will challenge judgment. Punjab and Haryana High Court has also said schools can’t increase the fees for 2020-21.
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‘Demeaning child-like work’: Punjab & Haryana HC on pleas by runaway couples for protection

Justice Rajiv Narain Raina said the HC was not meant for such ‘parasitical non-litigation’ and suggested these cases be heard by lower courts to unburden the high court.
Punjab & Haryana High Court in Chandigarh

‘Terrible thinking’: HC raps Punjab Police for using racial slur to refer to African national

In his order, Justice Ravi Narain of Punjab & Haryana HC said use of the 'highly offensive' term 'brings shame to India and hatred for the country'.
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Newlyweds move HC for protection, get fined Rs 10,000 for not wearing masks during ceremony

Punjab & Haryana HC tells Gurdaspur police to ensure no harm is caused to life and liberty of the couple by their family members who were against the marriage.
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Casteist slurs over phone, in private, not an offence under SC/ST Act: Punjab & Haryana HC

Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill said merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate.
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Modi govt says no to elevation of ‘Disco Dancer lawyer’ as Punjab & Haryana HC judge

Govt recommends to Supreme Court collegium not to make advocate Pratap Singh a judge of Punjab & Haryana HC, lawyer says it’s not him in the video.
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Avoid ‘My Lord or Your Lordship’ — Justice Muralidhar tells Punjab and Haryana HC bar

Justice Muralidhar, who was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court last month, had made similar requests during his tenure in Delhi HC too.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana vowed transparency but law officers list is dominated by kin of judges, politicians

The Khattar-led BJP-JJP govt has selected Bansuri Swaraj, Sushma Swaraj’s daughter and Ambika Sood, wife of Chandigarh BJP chief Varun Sood, among others as law officers. 
Justice S Muralidhar

Justice Muralidhar is 2nd senior-most in Punjab & Haryana HC but gets only tax matters

The 2nd division bench headed by Justice Muralidhar has been assigned tax matters that were earlier handled by the 7th division bench, which has ‘junior judges’ in its ranks. 

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.