Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicPunjab and Haryana High Court

Topic: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Arrested for texting I’m a ‘straight shooter’. 3 yrs later, HC says don’t take it literally

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a criminal case against a technocrat, clarifying that 'slang language' terms are not 'threatening'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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