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Rajasthan HC defers hearing on bail plea of Asaram Bapu

Rajasthan HC defers hearing on bail plea of Asaram Bapu

The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday deferred the hearing on the bail plea of controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu till May 21. Asaram, who is serving a life sentence in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl, has filed a plea seeking bail for his treatment in Kerala. Recently, he had tested positive for...

ED wants to interrogate Robert Vadra in Bikaner land deal case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is hell-bent on interrogating Robert Vadra in the various land deals in the Bikaner district. The agency has moved a petition in the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur for the same. It has sought the court’s intervention to interrogate Vadra by arresting him. The petition which came up for hearing on...

Rajasthan HC issues notice to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, others in Sanjeevani Scam

The Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, his wife and 15 others in the alleged Rs 900-crore Sanjeevani Cooperation Credit Society scam case. The notices were issued by a division bench of Justice Vijay Vishnoi on a petition filed by the Sanjivani Peedit Sangh, an association of the people...

Rajasthan HC seeks govt’s response on amendment in municipalities rules

The Rajasthan High Court has sought the response of the state government by November 3 on a petition challenging amendment in the Rajasthan Municipalities Rules. The court wants to ascertain how the Rajasthan government has retrospectively done away the process of rotation of reservation of seats. The reservation of seats is for the position of...

Rajasthan HC orders police not to arrest Sachin Pilot’s media adviser till Nov 18

The media adviser of Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has been given interim relief by the Rajasthan High Court. The media adviser Lokendra Singh is accused of circulating the news of phone tapping of the MLAs during the recent political crisis in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan High Court ordered that Lokendra Singh should not be arrested...

Rajasthan: SEC may seek more time for civic election

With the Rajasthan government failing to get a relief from the Supreme Court, it will have to conduct the civil polls within the deadline set by the Rajasthan High Court. However, the State Election Commission (SEC) that is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the civic polls is finding it difficult to meet the deadline...

Rajasthan govt moves SC to defer civic polls

Unwilling to hold the civic polls, the Rajasthan government has moved the Supreme Court to defer the civic polls. The Ashok Gehlot government has moved a special leave petition (SLP) seeking a stay on the September 29 order of the Rajasthan High Court. The Rajasthan High Court has ordered the state government to complete the...

Rajasthan HC seeks govt’s reply on plea concerning reservation in civic bodies

Acting on a petition challenging the procedure adopted by the Rajasthan government for reserving seats of chairman/mayor in 193 civic bodies, the Rajasthan High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the state government and state election commission. A division bench of the court issued notice to the chief secretary, principal secretary (local self-government), and...

Rajasthan HC rejects govt’s plea to postpone civic polls

The Rajasthan High Court has rejected the plea of the state government to postpone the civic elections in the state. The elections in six municipal corporations will now have to be conducted by October 31. The Rajasthan government made a plea to postpone the elections till March 31 next year. The elections are due in...

Arun Shourie gets relief from Rajasthan High Court

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday gave relief to former Union minister and noted journalist Arun Shourie in the Lakshmi Vilas Palace hotel disinvestment case. Along with Arun Shourie, another accused Kantilal Karmsey also got the relief. Justice Dinesh Mehta stayed the arrest warrant issued by a special CBI court against both Shourie and Karmsey....

Laxmi Vilas Palace: Company moves HC against takeover

The petition of Bharat Hotels Ltd, the company that owns Udaipur’s Laxmi Vilas Palace hotel, against the special CBI court’s order to the district administration to take over the hotel would come up for hearing tomorrow in Rajasthan High court. On Friday, the counsel for Bharat Hotels Ltd PP Choudhry, who is a member of...

Rajasthan govt moves HC to again postpone civic polls

The Rajasthan government has moved the high court seeking the postponement of the civic elections in the state. The government has sought the court’s intervention to postpone the civic elections till March 2021. The civic elections were due in April this year, but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The elections are to be...