HC expounds: MD and CEO of Company is Competent Authority for initiation of Disciplinary Action against any officer for ‘minor penalties’ (Read Judgement)

Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 has no role to play with respect to the initiation of the disciplinary proceedings.”   The Delhi High Court was dealing with a Writ Petition filed by a Senior employee of Public limited company, claiming to be victimized by higher officials for raising voice against corrupt practices. The […]

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HC serves notice on State Govt. over Wildlife Board

The Madhya Pradesh HC has served a notice on the State govt over the constitution of the Wildlife Board after an animal rights activist filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition claiming that law has been violated by nominating persons with “special interest in wildlife” to the Board. On Aug 3, the State govt, under […]

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HC refuses to transfer case against M K Stalin’s sister S Selvi

In a relief to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M K Stalin’s elder sister S Selvi, the Madras High Court rapped a petitioner who sought transfer of a case against her & her son-in-law Jyothimani to another court. The court warned that it would be constrained to impose an exemplary cost on the petitioner. The case pertains to money […]

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High Court agrees to hear a fresh plea on Uniform Civil Code

The Delhi High Court Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to constitute a judicial commission or a high level expert committee to draft a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for securing gender justice, equality and dignity of women. The plea was mentioned before a bench a Chief Justice D […]

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HC gives Vadra four weeks to file rejoinder in plea to quash money laundering case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave businessman Robert Vadra four weeks to file a rejoinder to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) reply to his petition seeking quashing of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal listed the matter for further hearing on November […]

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Treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity: High Court

The State must treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday while pulling up the Maharashtra government for forcing nearly 15,000 families to stay in the chemical pollution-affected Mahul area of Mumbai. A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre also referred to the […]

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High Court: Safety of children cannot be compromised in any manner

Safety of children cannot be compromised in any manner, the Delhi High Court has said while directing the fire department to inspect a private school lacking valid fire safety certificate within two weeks. Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed the Chief Fire Officer to inspect the premises of the petitioner school to ascertain whether it has addressed […]

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High Court directs Registrar of Marriages to Record Divorces as well

The Registrar of Marriage is bound to record the Divorce in the Register maintained by him on a divorce ordered by a competent court, the Kerala High Court has held. As per now, there is no provision under the Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008 for recording the Divorce. In this case, the petitioner had obtained […]

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High Court rejects PILs seeking extension of Athi Varadar festival

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed two PILs seeking extension of the 48-day-long Lord Athi Varadar festival which is ending Saturday. A bench comprising S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad rejected the prayer of the public interest litigation petitioners who sought more time citing the huge rush of devotees thronging the Devarajaswamy temple in […]

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This High Court’s ruling on land laws has thrown infrastructure projects in this State out of order

Big projects such as the second phase of Metro Rail & expansion of Airport are stuck as the Govt. agencies cannot take possession of Private Land. Land acquisition for phase-2 of Chennai metro rail has been stalled. `69,000 crore project requires 117 hectares of land spread over Chennai, Kancheepuram & Tiruvallur districts. Metro rail official has stated […]

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