Meghalaya govt. fined by SC for failing to curb illegal mining

Supreme Court on July 3, 2019 decision ruled that Meghalaya state government should pay Rs. 100 crore Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the restoration of the environment after allowing illegal coal mining in tribal areas of the state. Facts...

Maternity leave of 180 days is petitioner’s right as per Allahabad HC

Allahabad High Court granted petitioner's request and directed District Basic Education Officer, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh to allow petitioner her full six months maternity leave. Facts of the case Petitioner Anshu Rani has been working as Anudeshak since 2013 at Purwa Madhyamik...

SC Bars Lawyer from Practising Over Contempt Of Court

Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in a Contempt of Court case and held Senior Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara accountable for his actions. He was barred from practising  in the Apex Court for a year...

SC ruled additional people cannot be tried just because their names came up in a trial

Supreme Court in its recent ruling stated additional accused persons previously not mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR) cannot be brought to trial just because they were named during the course of the trial. The prosecution in this case...

Supreme Court remits Case to the lower court for a fresh appraisal

Supreme Court in its recent judgment had remitted a case of capital punishment back to Allahabad High Court for reconsideration of the evidence set forth, arguments given by both sides as well as have thorough discussions regarding the decision of...

SC ruled transfer is valid if transferor acquires ownership of the sold property at a later date

Supreme Court ruled that even if there was erroneous or fraudulent representation during transfer of title of immovable property it will still hold good provided the transferor has acquired the title at a later date. The judgment was given...

Dance bars of Maharashtra received reprieve from Supreme Court

Last Thursday, January 17, 2019, Supreme Court lifted a 13-year ban on the operation of dance bars in Maharashtra. A 2016 Maharashtra State Act had imposed tough sanctions on hotel owners operating dance bars virtually preventing them from obtaining...

SC declared teachers not eligible for gratuities under the 1972 Act

The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the appellant Institute and declared that the teacher could not be considered as an employee under Section 2(e) of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and hence he cannot claim gratuity payments...

Shashi Tharoor proposes new Women’s Rights Bill in Parliament

In an unprecedented move Congress Party MP, Dr. Shashi Tharoor has proposed a new Bill to the Lok Sabha on Friday, December 28, 2018 in this ongoing winter session. The Bill titled Women's Sexual, Reproductive and Menstrual Rights Bill 2018...

Surrogacy Regulation Bill ensues controversy over its regressive legislation

Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2018 first introduced in 2016, passed in the Lok Sabha last week amidst huge uproar and protests and was sent to Rajya Sabha for its approval. This Bill has drawn widespread criticisms because of its regressive...

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Petition Filed in Delhi High Court Challenging the New Privacy Policy of WhatsApp

A petition has been raised before the Delhi High Court challenging the updated privacy policy of the instant messaging app, WhatsApp. It is accused of looking into the virtual activities of the users,
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Bombay High Court Says Pleas Against the Rejection of Nomination Before the Polls Is Not Maintainable

Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that a candidate cannot challenge his nomination by filing a writ petition before a court prior to the polls after his nominations have already been rejected by the Returning Officer (RO) for the Panchayat elections of January 15.

Bombay HC: It Will Be Difficult if Civic Bodies Don’t Take Action on Illegal Constructions

The Bombay High Court said on Wednesday that if the Municipal Corporations do not take action on the illegal constructions, things will become very difficult. This observation was made by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni while hearing a PIL after the Bhiwandi building collapse on September 21st, 2020 which led to the death of 39 lives. Mumbai Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai, and Bhiwandi-Nizampur corporations were filed as respondents.

Uttarakhand High Court Directed State Authorities To Frame SOP Regarding Kumbh Mela 2021

Noticing the commencement date of Kumbh Mela 2021 amid pandemic from 27 February 2021, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday expressed concern with regard to organizing and conducting of the Mela and directed State Authorities to discuss and resolve the logistical problems which can come in organizing the Mela during the pandemic time.

Writ Petition Not Maintainable Against Mahindra Finance, Being a Purely Private Body: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court reiterated that Writ Petition against the purely private body is not maintainable and dismissed the petition which was filed against Mahindra Finance Bank as Arif Khan v. Branch Manager Mahindra Finance Sultanpur & Another.