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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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High Court commutes rape-murder convict’s death penalty to 25 yrs in jail

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Citing absence of criminal antecedents & also the possibility of reform, the High Court has commuted the death penalty awarded to a youth who had raped & murdered an eight-year-old girl in Aug 2012 to 25-year imprisonment. Saleem, a tailor by profession & resident of Goripalya in Bengaluru, will have to serve the jail term […]

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Why not make Transport Corporations private-public entities: High Court

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Criticizing the transport corporations in the state for failing to serve the people & generate revenue for the government, the Madras high court has suo motu impleaded the transportsecretary & questioned whether the government can bring all transport corporations under the public-private partnership model to improve efficiency. The Court asked the Govt. if it wants to denationalize the Public Transport Corporations. […]

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Chopper deal: Ratul Puri moves HC seeking anticipatory bail

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Businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar agreed to list the matter for hearing post […]

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High Court sets aside arrest warrant against BJP’s Roy Mukul

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The Calcutta High Court has set aside an arrest warrant against BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with the alleged recovery of unaccounted cash from a person. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha set aside the warrant issued by a city court on a plea by the Kolkata Police to question him in connection with the alleged recovery […]

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Supreme Court asks wife to approach HC to file plea against reduction of maintenance

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The Supreme Court of India has instructed the petitioner-wife to approach the High Court for appropriate relief on reduction of maintenance due to change of circumstances in which it was earlier reduced. The High Court has allowed the reduction in maintenance on the ground that the respondent-husband has been paying E.M.I. of Rs.42,000/- for the home loan which he […]

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Delhi Police didn’t appreciate seriousness of orders to install CCTV cameras: High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Friday said the police did not appreciate the seriousness of its past orders to ensure better street lighting and CCTV cameras in West Delhi’s Aman Vihar area, despite hundreds of cases of missing children and adults being reported from there. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice […]

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Urdu & Persian Words in FIR: High Court directs Police not to use such “bombastic” language

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HC Bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar stated that,“Too much flowery language, the meaning of which is to be found out by a dictionary, should not be used. An FIR should be in the words of the complainant”. Bench further added that,”Police is there for public at large and […]

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High Court discharges Think Tank’s claim on ITO plot

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Delhi High Court has allowed the recovery of a prime property at ITO that was alloted forty years ago to a Think Tank founded by late Prime Minister Chandrashekhar. The 2,000 sq yards plot in Central Delhi was being run as a political party office, the land and development office (L&DO) had alleged, while cancelling the allotment. The High Court upheld L&DO’s move to evict centre of applied […]

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High Court reinstates Judge fired for passing wrong judicial orders after 10 years

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The High Court of Karnataka has reinstated a Judge who was dismissed from service on allegations of wrong judicial orders. “We have no hesitation that allegations made against the appellant could not have been subject matter of departmental inquiry,” the bench comprising of Justice L Narayana Swamy and Justice R Devdas said in their judgement on Aug […]

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High Court shifts conviction from ‘murder’ to ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ after finding no unusual behavior in attack

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The High Court of Chattisgarh has shifted the conviction of the convict from Section 302 of the IPC to Section 304 Part­I of the IPC after finding that the accussed hasn’t shown any unusual behaviour in the claimed attack on the deceased which showed that he knew that the attcak may result in death but wasn’t intending to murder the deceased intentionally. The Court also […]

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While deciding the issue of leave to defend, High Court cannot dismiss the summary suit itself

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Supreme Court has held that when the High Court is deciding a reivsion petition concerning leave to defend, it should confine itself to the issue raised and should not dismiss the suit itself. A bench of Justice Lalit and Justice Saran on 25.07.2019 has passed the order in the case titled as NETRAPAL SINGH vs RAVINDER […]

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This High Court stays Govt order banning Taxies in State

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Providing interim relief on an appeal moved by Rapido, a bike taxi service provider, a division bench of Justice Vineeth Kothari & Justice C V Karthikeyan also stayed the operation of a communication of Tamil Nadu police addressed to Google LIC, Apple India & Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CRET-In) directing them to remove the ‘Rapido Bike’ […]

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Order limiting cash transactions at Rs 10K will be contrary to tax law: High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Friday said it cannot issue any direction to the Centre to cap cash transactions at Rs 10,000 as it will lead to a contradiction with the income tax law, which has set a limit of Rs two lakh. The observation by a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and […]

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High Court asks MCD to give building plans to fire dept for fire audit in Karol bagh

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Taking note of fire incidents in Karol Bagh area resulting in loss of lives and goods, the Delhi High Court Monday directed the North MCD to share building plans of the area with the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) so that a fire audit can be done on priority basis. A bench of Justice Hima Kohli […]

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