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SC: Onus Of Proving Deficiency In Service On the Complainant Under the Consumer Protection Act

The Supreme Court observed that when a complaint arises from a consumer, the onus of proving that the service was defective was on the complainant.

Delhi HC Quashes Preventive Detention Order, States His Physical Incapability to Commit Crimes

Delhi HC was confronted with a writ petition to quash a preventive detention order passed in 2021 for alleged offences committed in 2018. 

Gauhati High Court: Authorities Have Power to Determine and Select Best Method to Utilize Employee’s Services

A writ petition was filed by the petitioner under article 226 of the constitution where the petitioner has challenged transfer orders issued by the State Bank of India (Bank) and requested a directive allowing him to join at Dadara, Kamrup, or Raha as per the order. The petitioner further agrees that he might be assigned to any location near Guwahati so that he can properly care for his ailing mother, who also has a disability.

Madhya Pradesh HC: Only Election Commission Competent to Decide When to Conduct Bye-Elections

Only the Election Commission of India (ECI) is competent to decide when to conduct bye-elections, the Madhya Pradesh (MP) High Court recently opined while dismissing a plea which sought to defer bye elections to the Khandwa parliamentary constituency and Prathvipur, Jobat and Rajgarh assembly constituencies in MP.

Bombay HC: Costs to Be Imposed on Percept Group for Not Providing Accurate Information in Sourav Ganguly Case

The Bombay High Court said that officials of Percept Group are prima facie attempting to mislead the court in a petition filed by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly seeking Rs. 36 crore payable to him according to a 2018-19 arbitral award. 

Karnataka HC Quashes the F.I.R, States Civil Case Was Given Colour of Criminal Case

On 08.09.2021, the Karnataka High Court had quashed an F.I.R on the grounds that the complainant was trying to give a civil case colour of a criminal case.

Bombay High Court: Regular Water Supply a Fundamental Right

Regular water supply is a fundamental right, the Bombay High Court observed upon being apprised about the plight of some villagers in Thane, outside Mumbai, who are being provided with water only twice a month, for two hours. 

Karnataka High Court Dismisses PIL Against “Cauvery Calling Project”

Recently, the Karnataka High Court rejected a writ petition seeking an injunction to prevent Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's Isha Outreach Foundation from obtaining public funds for the "Cauvery Calling Project," which entails growing tree saplings along the Cauvery river bank.

Kerala HC Directs Medical Education Board to Investigate Queerphobic MBBS Course Content to Eliminate Stereotypical Remarks Against the Community

The Kerala High Court recently ordered the Undergraduate Medical Education Board to respond to a plea made by two queer local organizations seeking the elimination of discriminating and inhuman remarks regarding the LGBTQIA community in MBBS textbooks. 

Madras HC: Colleges Having Academic Autonomy Does Not Confer Functional Autonomy Under DHTE

On 27/08/21, the Madras High Court decided the case of Dr. P.S. Sujith Kumar v. The Director of Higher and Technical Education of Puducherry & Ors. This is a writ petition filed to direct Respondent 2 (The Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Pondicherry University Campus), to grant admission to the Petitioner’s daughters in the first standard, in accordance with guidelines of SGC under Category III. The matter was heard and decided upon by Hon’ble Justice Anand Venkatesh.

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