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Will hold meeting with private schools on fee issue: Gujarat govt

The education department on Wednesday said that it will meet with the administrators of private schools in the state to decide on the fee issue. The Gujarat high court has in a recent order asked the schools to charge a reasonable fee for online education.   It has also asked the school and government to...

Charge a reasonable fee for online classes: Gujarat High Court

Court asks schools to avoid overhead costs like transportation, recreation and others Take up a non-profit outlook for sometime Offer easy payment and installment options for fee  A bench of the Gujarat High Court in a detailed order said private schools in the state can charge a reasonable tuition fee from students. It had earlier...

Woman moves Gujarat HC to prove son’s Indian nationality

In an interesting case, a woman has approached the Gujarat High Court to get back his son who was arrested by the Gujarat police’s Special Operations Group on June 18. The woman’s 40-year-old son was arrested on suspicion that he is a Bangladeshi citizen and is staying in India illegally. The woman has claimed in...

Gujarat High Court: Judges’ committee looking into open access to virtual hearings

The Gujarat High Court administration has formed a two-member committee to look into the aspect of open public access to the virtual hearings being carried out by the high court. It was revealed by Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala. Nirma University student sought open public access...

HC takes away senior advocate tag of Yatin Oza

Gujarat HC takes away senior advocate tag of Yatin Oza In a major development, the Gujarat High Court has taken away the senior advocate tag (designation) of GHCAA president Yatin Oza. Yatin Oza is already facing contempt proceedings for his scathing attack on the Gujarat High Court administration of allegedly being “biased” and running a “gambling...

Ahmedabad Medical Association moves Gujarat HC on state’s low testing numbers

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking direction for the state to increase the number of COVID-19 testing. The association believes that it is the key to identifying COVID-19 patients early and also breaking the chain to stop the spread of the disease. Local media said the petition pointed out to...

Pakistan moves Gujarat High Court for custody of its citizen, court seeks reply from govt

The Gujarat government on Thursday informed the Gujarat High Court that it will challenge the acquittal of a Pakistani national in a fake currency case before the Supreme Court. The submission came in response to a petition filed by the Pakistan High Commission seeking the custody of its citizen, who could not leave India despite...

Paan shop owners threaten to move Gujarat HC over exorbitant fines for COVID-19

Paan shop owners in Ahmedabad are up in arms against the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s order which says that they will be fined Rs10,000 if their patrons are found spitting in and around their shops. The Gujarat Paan Masala Shop Owners Association said the fine should be pulled back and also threatened to approach the court...

Universities can take final call on conducting examinations: Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court has left it on the state-based varsities to take the final call regarding conduct of examinations in the physical form amid the coronavirus pandemic. The court, however, clarified that it will be the “bounden duty and obligation” of the varsities to ensure that students are not put to risk of any...

Around 3,000 tribals in Narmada to get approval for cultivation of forest land within 4 weeks, govt tells HC

The state government on Monday submitted before the Gujarat High Court that the district level committee, Narmada, has approved the cases of approximately 3,000 tribals who had demanded the right to cultivate forest land. The government submitted to the division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala that all those who have...

Grandfather elopes with teen neighbor in Patan, family approaches HC

In an interesting case, a family from Sidhpur taluka of Patan district had to move the Gujarat High Court after the youngest child of the family, a 19-year-old girl, eloped with a neighbourhood man, who is not just married but also has grandchildren. The family had to approach the high court after all its efforts...

Man who lost his pregnant wife moves HC, wants govt to publish list of non-COVID-19 hospitals in Gujarat

A man from Ahmedabad has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking to be made a party to the suo motu public interest litigations on COVID-19 matters. The man approached the court after he lost his wife, who was expecting twins, due to alleged delay in treatment at the VS Hospital in Ahmedabad. The man, Abdullahkhan...