Kerala HC orders arrest of woman IAS officer in contempt case

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The Kerala High Court today ordered the arrest of a woman IAS officer in connection with a contempt plea after she did not appear in the court as directed earlier. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Antony Dominic and Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu gave the direction to police after A Shanimol, Managing Director of… Read more »

SC to examine whether HC can annul marriages

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The Supreme Court today said it would examine the question whether the Kerala High Court can exercise its power under writ jurisdiction to annul the marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman who had converted to Islam before tying the nuptial knot. The apex court was apparently not in agreement with the submission… Read more »

Kerala HC quashes vigilance case against ex-minister

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The Kerala High Court today quashed a vigilance case against former minister and senior CPI(M) leader E P Jayarajan, who had resigned following allegations of nepotism in appointments when his party-led LDF was in power. The court also quashed the case against Jayarajan’s nephew and CPI(M) central committee member P K Sreemathy’s son Sudheer Nambiar,… Read more »

Kerala HC posts plea on stadium shops for hearing tomorrow

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The Kerala High Court today posted for further hearing tomorrow a plea by business establishments challenging a notice issued by GCDA directing that the units inside the Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium complex be closed for a specific period for smooth conduct of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament in October. The petition sought… Read more »

Kerala HC reserves orders on actor’s bail plea

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The Kerala High Court today reserved its orders on the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress. After hearing both sides–the government and accused, Justice Sunil Thomas reserved orders on the plea. Opposing the bail plea, Director General of Prosecution… Read more »

No license required to serve liquor in pvt functions: Kerala HC

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The Kerala High Court today held that no license is required to serve liquor in a private function held at an individual’s residence. A bench of justices Antony Dominic and Dama Seshadri Naidu gave its ruling on a plea by one Alex V Chacko fearing harassment by police and excise department authorities in a baptism… Read more »

Nuns, priests have rights over personal property: Kerala HC

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The Kerala High Court has held that Christian priests and nuns cannot be denied their rights over personal property merely because they have entered into the religious order and renounced worldly pleasures. There was absolutely no statutory prohibition for a Christian priest or nun in the matter of intestate or testamentary succession of property in… Read more »

SC notice to Kerala HC registry on higher judicial exam

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The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Kerala high court Registry on a plea challenging the selection process to the state’s higher judicial service. A bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Bhanumathi issued notice to the high court Registry on a plea filed by some unsuccessful candidates of the Kerala higher judicial… Read more »

Petition against Ker Finance minister dismissed

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

Kerala High Court today dismissed a petition against continuance of T M Thomas Isaac as Finance Minister following the alleged leak of some budget documents in media before it was presented in the assembly. State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan had filed a quo warranto (a writ or legal action requiring a person to show by… Read more »

Kerala HC grants bail to Nehru group chairman

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The Kerala High Court today granted bail to the Chairman of Nehru group of institutions in connection with an alleged assault on a student of Nehru Law Academy in Palakkad district. Justice Abraham Mathew directed the accused, P Krishnadas, to furnish a bond of Rs 1 lakh. The judge also observed that non-bailable offence was… Read more »