High Court asks Govt to Take Policy Decision on Liquor Ban

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The Uttarakhand HC has given the state govt 6 months to formulate a policy to implement provisions of the Excise Act which provide for prohibition of alcohol in the state. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice (CJ) Ramesh Ranganathan & Justice Alok Kumar Verma directed the state govt on Thursday to take a… Read more »

High Court : Acquittal of Driver Involved in Accident no Ground for Denial of Insurance Claim (Read Judgement)

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The Punjab & Haryana HC has made it clear that acquittal of driver in criminal proceedings pertaining to accident of a vehicle & a complainant turning hostile in the case isn’t a ground for denial of insurance claim to the family of the person killed in that accident. Justice Lisa Gill of the HC passed these orders while upholding… Read more »

Corruption Here an Open Secret, Says this State High Court Judge, Chief Justice Withdraws All Work from Him

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Chief Justice of High Court of Patna has withdrawn judicial work from the senior-most Judge in the HC after the latter delivered an order on how the judiciary in Bihar had plunged deep into corruption. “Corruption in this HC is (an) open secret,” Justice Rakesh Kumar had held in his 20-page order delivered on Wednesday…. Read more »

High Court restrains portal from using ‘Vistara’ on products; says it poses security threat

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An aviation studies portal has been restrained from offering counterfeit ‘Vistara’ branded products by the Delhi High Court, which said that it posed security risks at airports as it is a distinctive Tata-SIA airline trademark in the airline industry. The high court said that Pilot 18 Aviation Book Store, which operates the web portal www.pilot18.com,… Read more »

Plea in High Court against linking Aadhaar to UAN to avail Provident Fund, pension

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A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing pension and provident fund benefits. In the plea, Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer, claimed the notification dated January 4, 2017 was unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A… Read more »

High Court restrains hoteliers associations from boycotting OYO

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The Delhi High Court has restrained various hoteliers welfare associations from issuing any notices or boycotting and banning hospitality company OYO. The court, in an interim order, said it appeared that the act of hotelier associations was pushing other hoteliers and service providers to act in breach of contract between them and Oravel Stays Private… Read more »