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Calcutta High Court Halts Panchayat Elections In West Bengal

Calcutta high court on Wednesday made an unprecedented move when it passed an order staying panchayat elections in West Bengal. This move comes after certain political parties in opposition raised the issue that they were not able to file nomination for...

Patanjali Granted Injunction in Trademark Infringement Case by Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court provided some relief to homegrown fast moving consumer goods company Patanjali by passing an injunction order against companies who were wrongfully using their trademark “Patanjali”. Facts and Proceedings of the case Patanjali Ayurved Limited the homegrown fast moving...

Bombay High Court: Unmarried Daughter Though Attained Majority Is Entitled To Claim Maintenance From Her Father

Case: Agnes Lily Irudaya v Irudaya Kani Arsan Coram: Smt. Bharathi H. Dangre, J. The case was filed by the petitioner on behalf of the daughter to claim maintenance in the Family Court. Two core issues were adjudicated upon: ...

Bombay High Court asks BMC to re-issue Child’s Birth Certificate without Father’s Name

The Bombay High Court has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to issue a new birth certificate to a baby girl without mentioning the biological father’s name. The child was born to a single mother with the help of...

AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s apology lead to closure of defamation suit by Delhi HC

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tendered his apology to Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley which brought closure to the Rs. 10 crore defamation suit filed against him by Mr. Jaitley. Facts of the case In December 2015 Indian...

Non-consensual Marital Sex is not Rape says Gujarat High Court

Monday, 2nd April 2018 marked an important day towards women's emancipation when Gujarat High Court declared that marital rape is an intolerable cruelty towards women. A Single Bench judge of the High Court, Justice JB Pardiwala ruled that non-consensual...

Kerala High Court Slams MM Mani’s Sexually Loaded Remarks

The Kerala High Court on 30th march termed as "serious" the allegation that state Power Minister MM Mani made "unsavoury" remarks against women at a recent public meeting in Idukki. Bench The observation was made by a high court's vacation bench...

Man Acquitted 14 Years after Death by Bombay High Court

In a perfect example of justice delayed but not denied, Bombay High Court decides a 20 years old criminal case by acquitting the accused posthumously after 18 years. Facts On 21st November 1998, an employee of Maharashtra State Electricity Board Mr....

Kerala High Court to decide whether misreporting by media is disrespectful behavior towards judiciary

Case: Dejo Kappan Vs Deccan Herald and others Issue: Whether additional restrictions should be placed on the media when it comes to court reporting, to prevent disrespect to the judiciary on account of misreporting? Arguments: While the petitioner contended that, “The reporting of observations during...

Delhi HC directed Young Indian to pay 10 crore rupees in National Herald case

Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) had been directed by Delhi High Court on Monday, March 19th to pay Rs. 10 crore to the IT department following a case of alleged misappropriation of funds of funds by the company. Facts of...

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