Centre Assures Kerala High Court: Phase 3 of Vande Bharat Mission will Repatriate Indians in Bangladesh

Due to COVID-19, the Government of India announced the suspension of international flights. As a result, a huge number of Indians still remain stranded in foreign countries. Many Indian citizens who wanted to come back home could not do...

Kerala HC Refers the Question of Charging More Fees for Virtual Classes to a Larger Bench

The COVID-19 outbreak has allowed educational institutions to go virtual. Hence, most schools have made constant efforts to recreate classrooms via the Internet. But, this proved to be quite challenging for them. Additionally, it is difficult for students with...

Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Challenging the State Government’s Decision to Conduct SSLC Examinations

The outbreak of COVID-19 caused examinations across the country to halt. Recently, the MHA allowed certain states to conduct their SSLC and HSLC examinations. The Kerala Government decided to go ahead with conducting exams. The suitor filed a writ...

“Bail is the Rule, Jail is the exception”, Kerala HC Orders Enquiry into the Conduct of an Arresting Officer

A full bench of the Kerala High Court pronounced judgment in April. It happened to be on the arrest of citizens in criminal cases during the lock-down. The order states the police officers need not arrest citizens for offences...

Kerala High Court: BCI Can Authorize a Full-Fledged Enquiry Into Misconduct by State Bar Council Members

The Attorney General Mr. K.K. Venugopal, questioned the misappropriation of Rs.7 crores by the trustees of the Bar Council of Kerala, in 2018. The Bar Council of India constituted a committee to inquire into the misappropriation. The Kerala High Court...

Kerala HC Directs the State Government to ensure effective coordination to ease Inter-State Travel

The outbreak of COVID-19 halted inter-state travel in India for months. For the past few weeks, the government has allowed people to travel. Some of the travellers experienced difficulties at state borders. Recently the Kerala High Court heard a...

Kerala HC Directs Centre to Consider Kerala Government’s Request for Change in Quarantine Protocol

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court comprising Justice Anu Sivaraman and Justice M.R. Anitha heard a writ petition challenging the decision of the Kerala Government to request a dilution in the institutional quarantine period. Kerala has seen...

Kerala High Court: Custody in multiple spells for the same crime makes accused eligible for “default bail”

The Kerala High Court ruled that "default bail" can be claimed under Section 167 of the CrPC when the required period in judicial custody is satisfied over multiple spells, provided the custody is for the same alleged offence.

Towards effective interpretation: Kerala HC rules that the right to have the name of one’s choice comes within the ambit of Articles 19 and...

The Kerala High Court ruled that the right to have a name of one's choice came within the scope of Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution. Justice Kurian used the doctrine of effective interpretation to give Rule 69.1(1) of the CBSE Examination bye-laws a rational meaning.

Kerala HC Orders Cochin Corporation and District Administration to Clean Canals and Ensure Flooding is Prevented During Monsoon

The Kerala High Court directed the Ernakulam district administration and the Cochin Corporation to work unison with the area manager for Southern Railways to ensure that all measures are taken to avoid the possible impact of floods during the monsoon season.

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New Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Amendments Are Valid Says Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld the amendments in the insolvency and bankruptcy code which makes it mandatory for a minimum of 100 or 10% of home buyers of a project to initiate insolvency proceedings against a builder for not delivering flats or commercial shops on time.
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[HUL – Sebamed Ad War] Bombay High Court Passed Injunction; Permits Sebamed Ad Against HUL’s Dove

The ad war between the German personal care brand Sebamed and the consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has come to an end. On January 19th, Bombay High Court passed an injunction order permitting the Sebamed ad against Hindustan Unilever’s Dove without any changes. It was observed that Sebamed ads were backed with evidence-based data. However, Sebamed was ordered to put an end to its advertisement that compared HUL soap bars Lux, Pears, and Santoor with Rin and detergent category.

Bombay High Court Says White Collar Crimes Are More Dangerous Than Murder and Dacoity

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court rejected 4 petitions of 4 businessmen after observing that white-collar crimes are more serious than murder and dacoity. The businesspersons were booked for fraud of evading GST by producing fake invoices.

Right To Protection Can’t Be Granted To Married Woman Involved in Live-in Relationship: Allahabad High Court

The Bench of Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition of a live-in couple, observing that a married woman in a live-in relationship is not entitled to any sort of legal protection whatsoever. The Court remarked that they are adults and should live as ‘husband and wife’ if they want no one to interfere in their lives.

Interview with Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Dean of School of Law, UPES Dehradun

Dr Vijay Kumar Singh is the Dean of the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He is known for his experience in the field and his will to never stop learning. His journey is quite interesting as he started off as a science student and with time discovered his passion for law. He has served as the Deputy Director in the Competition Commission and also as the Associate Professor and Head of Corporate Law at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Dr. Singh was invited as the Member on the Editorial Board of Annual Journal on Competition Law and Policy of Competition Commission of India, SIPI Task Force and Academics Committee of INSOL India, to name a few. He also has written many research papers and has published his work in form of books. In this Interview, Dr Singh discusses his life as a student of law and how he utilizes his experience from those days to help the students of the University. He also discusses his experience of working at different places and provides advice on certain problems commonly faced by students of law.