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The Status of the Hindu Joint Family Is Not Vitiated Even if Partitioned, Yet a Possibility of Reunion Can Revert the Status: Supreme Court

Excerpt The court in this case held that the family was regarded with the status of Joint Hindu Family irrespective of the partition deed because the intentions of the parties weren’t altered and deprecated for the three branches.  Facts The partition dated...

Supreme Court Dismisses a Plea Filed by the State of Kerala and Declares That Persons With Disabilities Have Right to Reservation in Promotions

Excerpt  In this case, an appeal was filed by the State of Kerala against a judgment of the Kerala High Court. This appeal was on the ground that an employee suffering from physical disability was appointed on compassionate grounds on...

Supreme Court Declares the Set Date for Conducting INI CET as Arbitrary and Thereby Directs AIIMS To Postpone INI CET 2021 for One Month...

In the present case, various writ petitions were filed by the doctors with an MBBS degree, who aspired to appear for the INI CET for admission to the Post Graduate courses for the July 2021 session in the units of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry and NIMHANS Bengaluru. But as per the Petitioners, the date which was set to conduct INI CET was considered unjust on various grounds. Responding to this, Hon'ble Ms Justice Indira Banerjee and Hon'ble Mr Justice M.R. Shah declared the said date as arbitrary and thereby directed to postpone the INI CET for one month. 

Supreme Court Directs States To Take Action Against NGOs, Persons Indulging in Illegal Adoption of Children Orphaned Due to COVID-19

The present case was a PIL filed in relation to the contagion of the COVID 19 virus in children protection homes. In this case, the Hon’ble Supreme Court had permitted the Learned Amicus Curiae to have a dialogue with Nodal Officers to be appointed by the State Governments to ascertain the information relating to the implementation of the schemes favouring orphans and Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCPs). The Court issued several directions in favour of the affected children concerning their adoption, education, and other benefits to which they are entitled.

SC Upholds the Provisions of IBC Relating to Insolvency of Personal Guarantors 

In this case, the Honourable Supreme Court upheld the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) relating to insolvency of personal guarantors that were brought into force in 2019 (Lalit Kumar Jain v. Union of India).

Supreme Court Reiterates Principles Governing Dowry Death and Free Trial

The Supreme Court reiterated the principles governing both the Sections and how to balance them with other principles to ensure a free and fair trial.

Section 313, CRPC Is Not Mere Procedural Formality and Must Be Handled With Care and Caution: Supreme Court

The petitioner filed this Special Leave appeal against the order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh, upholding the order of conviction and sentence passed by the Trial Court.

UPPTCL Has No Power to Realize Labour Cess Under Cess Act by Invoking a Performance Guarantee: Supreme Court

The Petitioner, UPPTCL, filed the present Special Leave Petition, under Article 136 of the Constitution of India, against a final Judgment and Orderpassed by the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad (Lucknow Bench). The Court, however, said that the...

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Murder Accused 

A Criminal Appeal was filed by the Appellants aggrieved by the Order of the High Court flipping the Trial Court’s decision of acquitting the accused on charges of murder and grievous hurt. 

Orders Refusing Discharge or Framing Charges Are neither Interlocutory nor Final In Nature: Supreme Court

This petition was filed against the judgment dated 28.11.2018 passed by the High Court of Allahabad whereby the Chief Judicial Magistrate refused to discharge the appellant in N.C.R. No.120/2012 under Sections 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

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