Niti Pandey

A Woman’s Work From Home Is Same as That of Office-Going Husband: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday has passed a ruling saying that the value of a woman’s work at home was no less than that of her office-going husband. The Hon’ble Court has therefore enhanced the compensation to relatives of a couple who died in April 2014 in Delhi when a car hit their scooter.

Plea Seeking To Stop the Use of EVMs Dismissed by the Supreme Court, says Approach High Court

On Wednesday, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition which sought a direction from the court to the poll panel to stop the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in elections, saying that the High court should be approached first in this case.

Parliamentary Secretaries Act Struck down by the Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court on Monday has struck down Karnataka Parliamentary Secretaries Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1963 which was previously amended in the year 1999. The Court said that the Karnataka State Legislature had no legislative power to pass the Karnataka Parliamentary Secretaries Salaries, Allowances, and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1963.

Can’t Keep Accused in Custody Just Because the Offence Alleged Is of Serious Nature: Jammu & Kashmir HC

The Jammu & Kashmir High Court in a recent case said that an accused cannot be detained purely in the custody on the basis that the crime claimed to have been committed by him is of a serious nature.

Woman Entering in a New Relationship Without Divorce Would Not Be Deprived of Minor Child’s Custody

The Allahabad High Court has held that a woman would not be deprived of her minor child by the fact that she had entered into a new relationship without obtaining a divorce.

Bail Is Not a License for Committing More Crimes Says Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court said that Bail is not a license for committing more crimes. The statement was based upon the case of Aluka Sandra Orewa vs State of Karnataka and ors wherein it was said that the right to claim bail becomes circumscribed if an accused repeatedly commits a bailable offence when out on bail.

Notary Not Supposed to Perform the Marriage or Grant Divorce: MP High Court

An observation was made by the Madhya Pradesh High Court, while it was providing strict guidelines to be issued to the notaries and oath commissioners for not executing such type of deed, failing which their license would be terminated.

Can’t Deny Right of a Adult Couple To Live Together Just Because Man Hasn’t Yet Attained Marriageable Age

The bench of Justice Alka Sarin has observed that an adult couple has every right to live their lives as per their wish and desire under the boundaries of the law.

Bombay High Court Granted Bail To a 20-Year-Old Boy Accused Under POCSO Act

Bombay High Court has granted bail to a 20-year-old boy who was accused under Sections 377, 323, 506 of Indian Penal Code and for offences under Sections 3 (a), 3(c) read with 4, 5 (e), 5(m) read with Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO).

SC announced New Roster: CJI and Seven Senior Judges to hear PILs from 4 Jan

The Supreme Court on Monday has announced a new roster, which will govern the allocation of cases to different benches of the apex court and will come into effect from 4 January.

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