Tag: High Court


Delhi High Court Upholds DU’s academic policy on centenary chances – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court ruled that the Delhi University's (DU) centenary opportunities for ex-students to reappear in examinations they had not yet passed were not a matter of "right". The high court stated that the varsity's decision to grant a centenary chance, as well as the terms under which it will be granted, are matters of pure academic policy. "The centenary chances were not a matter of right. Neither did any candidate, who had failed to clear all papers within the maximum span period of the course, have a right to seek a further chance to clear the papers, nor did the DU have any obligation to provide any such chance. "Both centenary chances were beneficial dispensations provided by the DU suo motu as it were, as part of its centenary celebrations. They were, therefor...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allowed to appeal extradition from UK to US – Times of India

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given permission on Monday to appeal against extradition to the United States after arguing at London's high court that he might not be able to rely on his right to free speech in a US court. The Australian-born Assange, 52, is wanted in the US on 18 charges, nearly all under the Espionage Act, relating to WikiLeaks' mass release of secret US documents - the largest security breaches of their kind in US military history.The high court had in March granted him provisional permission to appeal on grounds that he might be discriminated against as a foreign national, but invited the US to submit assurances. After Monday's hearing, two senior judges said Assange's argument that he might not be able to rely on the US First Amendment right to free s...

Rename namesake disease hitting Ranikhet’s fame: HC | India News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand high court has directed the state to propose a new name for a disease that has Ranikhet, a picturesque tourist spot, in its name. After a PIL highlighted that the hill station's reputation suffers due to its association with an avian disease known as 'Ranikhet disease', the administration has now been told to file an affidavit suggesting an alternative name by June 27.During the hearing, Chief Justice Ritu Bahri and Justice Rakesh Thapliyal discussed the negative impact of the disease's name on Ranikhet's tourism.Ranikhet renowned for healthy air, Himalayan views The petitioner, Satish Joshi, of Ranikhet, said “the picturesque town’s allure is overshadowed by this association”. Ranikhet, about 50km from Almora, is renowned for its healthy climate, pleasant breeze, ...

HC closes Amritpal’s plea for temporary release after Punjab facilitated him in filing nomination for LS Polls | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Friday informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has facilitated the radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh in filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat from the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary seat in Punjab.In its detailed reply, the state government informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday that two sets of nomination forms and other paperwork were filled out and signed by Amritpal on May 9, and he was allowed to meet his proposer and advocate at Dibrugarh Central Jail at that time.This information was provided before the High Court by the state in response to a petition filed by Amritpal Singh seeking directions to grant him seven days' release from jail so that he can file his nomination papers for the Khadoor Sahib Lok S...