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Gujarat High Court judge tests positive for COVID-19

A sitting judge of the Gujarat High Court, Justice JB Pardiwala, has tested positive for COVID-19. Last year three judges of Gujarat High Court had tested positive for the disease. Justice JB Pardiwala of the division bench also hears the suo motu PIL concerning COVID-19 in the state. Last year three judges of the Gujarat...

Student moves Gujarat High Court over removal from SVNIT

A young student has moved the Gujarat High Court to set aside an order of the Academic Performance Review Committee (APRC) of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT). The APRC gave an order to remove the student from the institute for failing to obtain 25 credits in the second semester of engineering. The petition...

Gujarat High Court grants bail to a man accused of unnatural sex with a cow

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has granted bail to a man accused of trying to have unnatural sex with a cow in Gujarat. Police had arrested the accused following a complaint against him. Gujarat High Court granted bail to the accused on the condition that he will not leave the state without the prior...

Gujarat High Court acquits 4 in cop, witness murder case

The Gujarat High Court has acquitted four people who were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court for the murder of two people including a Maharashtra policeman in 2001. The other victim was a panch witness who had visited Mekda village of Amreli district during an investigation. The high court set aside...

Gujarat High Court quashes PASA order against man held for animal cruelty

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed the detention order against an accused who was booked under (Prevention of Anti Social Activity) PASA Act for an offence under the provisions of Gujarat Animal Preservation Act 1954 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act – 1960. The Gujarat High Court while quashing the PASA detention...

Gujarat HC junks Hardik Patel’s plea to delete bail condition preventing travel outside state

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday rejected Congress working president Hardik Patel’s plea to permanently delete the condition in his bail which bars him from travelling out of Gujarat without the court’s permission. Recently the Ahmedabad Sessions Court had granted interim relief to Hardik Patel to move out of Gujarat between March 8 and 22....

Committed to e-publish all gazetted notification, Gujarat tells high court

The state government has filed an affidavit before the Gujarat High Court stating that it is committed to e-publish all the gazetted notification and the process to do so is at an advanced stage. The affidavit stated that a committee for this has already been constituted and a report has also been submitted. Based on...

Fire safety is often a neglected element in many Indian schools, says Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to take immediate action against 5,199 schools that lack a valid and subsisting NOC about fire prevention and protection systems. The division bench of Gujarat High Court said that “fire safety in schools is often a neglected element in many Indian schools and there are no...

14 buildings ceased to be an obstacle in vicinity of Surat airport, AAI tells Gujarat High Court

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Monday filed an affidavit before the Gujarat High Court submitting that in all 41 buildings were identified as obstacles in a joint survey around the Surat Airport, of which 14 buildings have removed/reduced the obstacles and now have ceased to be an obstacle. The affidavit filed on behalf...

Gujarat High Court likely to hear matters related to prohibition on March 1

The petition challenging the constitutional validity of various sections of Gujarat Prohibition Act and Bombay Prohibition Act which prohibits carrying, possessing, drinking liquor at private place and several other applications associated with the issue are likely to be heard by the Gujarat High Court on March 1.  An application has also been filed before the...

Follow fire safety norms or close down hospitals, says Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court on Friday directed the Ahmedabad Hospital and Nursing Association to ensure that fire safety norms are being followed strictly and those who fail to do it should close down their hospitals. The division bench of Gujarat High Court directed the state government and municipal corporation to deal strictly with owners of...

No relief for Sanjiv Bhatt as Gujarat HC rejects ex-cop’s petition concerning co-accused

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Saturday rejected ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s petition to adjourn the hearing of an application filed by other co-accused – IB Vyas before the Palanpur court in which he had sought to become an approver in an alleged case of NDPS Act in 1996. The advocate representing Sanjiv Bhatt submitted...