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Kerala HC junks pleas of three BJP-NDA candidates challenging rejection of their nominations

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In a setback to the BJP-NDA front ahead of the April 6 assembly polls, the Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed pleas of its three candidates challenging the rejection of their nomination papers by returning officers. Justice N Nagaresh accepted the contention of the Election Commission that the court cannot interfere once the notification for […]

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Consider Writing Off Loan Taken For Treating Endosulfan Victim : Kerala High Court Tells Govt

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The High court of Kerala has urged the Government of Kerala to consider writing off a loan availed to treat an endosulfan victim.The father of the victim had availed a personal loan to treat his son,who was an endosulphan victim.The treatment however did not bore fruitful results and the victim passed away in the meanwhile. […]

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Sec.138 NI Act – Complaint Not Maintainable Against Trustees For Dishonour Of Cheque : Kerala High Court

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New Delhi : The High Court of Kerala has held that no prosecution is possible against a trust and its trustees for dishonour of cheque invoking section 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (“NI Act”). Section 141 deals with the liability of companies in case of dishonour of cheques. The judgment was rendered by […]

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Citizens Can Criticize Judgments, But Can’t Obstruct Its Enforcement: Kerala HC .

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“Trends of this nature cause great concern to all those who have the welfare of the country in mind.” The Kerala High Court has observed that though the citizens are entitled to criticize judgments, they should not take law into their own hands to obstruct the court orders and directions. While granting bail to a […]

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Parishioners Cannot Be Deprived Of Their Right To Burial In Church Cemetery: Kerala High Court

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“The right to a burial in the cemetery must be seen as flowing from his status as a Parishioner of the Church” Reiterating that the Church and the cemetery cannot be confiscated by anybody, the Kerala High Court has held that, irrespective of his allegiance, a parishioner cannot be deprived of his/her right to burial […]

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Kerala HC dismisses Bishop Mulakkal’s bail plea

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Kochi:The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun. Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan dismissed the bail plea while accepting the prosecution argument that the accused, holding a high position in society will try to influence witnesses in the case, […]

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HC directed 400 workers to rejoin

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Kochi: The Kerala High Court directed over 400 workers of the State Road Transport Corporation today, who have availed a long leave and taken up jobs abroad, to rejoin duty within one and a half months. Over 400 employees belonging to various categories have taken a long leave from the loss-making corporation and have taken up […]

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High Court: Watching certain videos can’t be reason to implicate a person as terrorist

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The Kerala High Court has observed that merely watching certain videos and speeches will not be a reason to implicate a person as a terrorist. A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail […]

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Judge names child after estranged inter-faith couple take battle to High Court

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In an unusual case, the Kerala High Court has christened a child of an estranged couple belonging to different religions after they fought over the matter. The court intervened after both father and mother, locked in a matrimonial dispute, were aggrieved by the “inaction” on the part of the municipality to issue a birth certificate […]

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BCCI response on Sreesanth’s plea : SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from BCCI on controversial cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea challenging the life ban imposed on him by the apex cricket body. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India and two […]

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HC grants pre-arrest bail to actor-MP Suresh Gopi

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 The Kerala High Court today granted anticipatory bail to actor and BJP MP Suresh Gopi in a case related to alleged forging of documents to get his two luxury cars registered in Puducherry to evade vehicle tax in the state. Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan directed the Rajya Sabha MP to execute a bond of Rs 1 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Petition against Ker Finance minister dismissed

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh sworn in as Kerala CJ

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Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh was today sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. Governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam administered oath of office to Justice Singh at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor and top state officials were […]

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Kerala HC issues notice to BCCI on plea by Sreesanth

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The Kerala High Court today issued notice to the BCCI on a plea filed by tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth, challenging the life ban imposed on him by the disciplinary committee of the cricket body. Admitting the petition by the player, seeking a direction to BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club […]

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Kerala HC upholds order directing action against DLF

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The Kerala High Court today upheld the verdict of its single bench directing action against real estate major DLF for constructing an apartment complex in an ecologically fragile land near here and asked it to pay Rs one crore as compensation. A division bench headed by Justice P R Ramachandra Menon found that there was […]

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