Apex Courts Judgements

Statement recorded under section 161 or CRPC Is Dying Declaration After His Death.

October 15, 2018

On Wednesday in Supreme Court of India Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan headed a two judge bench for hearing an appeal against judgment of Orissa High Court and gave a re-iterated sentence that “ the statement of an injured recorded under Section :- 161 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 can […]

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A Litigant Cannot Take Contradicting Stands In The Same Case : SC

October 12, 2018

While dismissing an appeal against an order of the Gujarat High Court, the Supreme Court on 8thOctober 2018 emphasized on the point that a litigant cannot take different standpoints in the same case at varied points in time. No litigant shall change the contention of the case according to his convenience or whenever it is favorable towards […]

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Supreme Court Ordered ICICI Bank to Deposit INR 10 Crore To The National Consumer Commission.

October 11, 2018

The Supreme Court on 8th October 2018, ordered the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank to deposit INR 10 crores to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi to compensate the losses borne by the Mumbai District Central Cooperative Bank (MDCC) due to the fraud committed by ICICI bank’s branch manager in displacing the money invested by the MDCC […]

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Senior citizens can evict children from property : Delhi HC

October 8, 2018

“It’s high time that senior citizens/parents are allowed to live in peace and tranquility, the orders passed by the Maintenance Tribunal and the single Judge cannot be faulted,” the bench said. The Delhi High Court has confirmed the order of the Single Judge of the Maintenance Tribunal and declared it as a valid order. A senior […]

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Indian Railways To Accept Lawyers’ ID Card As Valid Proof For Train Journey : Kerala HC

October 1, 2018

The High Court of Kerala, in a recent case, has directed the Indian Railways to treat identity cards issued to lawyers by respective Bar councils as a valid identity proof to undertake a train journey/travel. The court also asked the authority concerned in the railways to issue appropriate orders notifying the above as expeditiously as possible. […]

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SC declares penal provision on adultery unconstitutional : Five-judge bench strikes down anti-adultery law.

September 27, 2018

The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra struck down the 158-year-old law which made adultery a punishable offence and held that Section 497is unconstitutional. Section 497 of the 158-year-old IPC says: “Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows […]

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Lawyers elected as lawmakers can practice in courts: SUPREME COURT. 

September 25, 2018

Lawyers elected as lawmakers can practice in courts: SUPREME COURT.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that there is no bar on MPs and MLAs doubling up as lawyers. The judgment by a three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud comes as a great relief for […]

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Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice of India : Oath on October 3

September 13, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, law ministry notification confirmed on Thursday. Taking the baton from CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3, 2018, as the 46th CJI. His tenure will end in November 2019. CJI Misra on September 4 had […]

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Arrest is Matter of Discretion Of Police : Kerala HC

September 13, 2018

Today, the High Court of Kerala considered three petitions seeking proper investigation of criminal case against Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese of Catholic Church, who stands accused of raping a nun. During hearing Adv.Sandhya Raju, the counsel for Kerala Catholic Reformation Movement, submitted that the non-arrest of Bishop, even after more than 70 days […]

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Is this some kind of a joke, asks SC on trial through WhatsApp.

September 13, 2018

Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp? Bizzare, but true. This peculiar case has reached the Supreme Court, which was left wondering as to how this kind of a “joke” was allowed to happen in a court of law in India. What is the […]

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Legal Notice to Swara Bhaskar for Defamatory Remarks Against BJP.

September 11, 2018

Legal Notice to Swara Bhaskar for Defamatory Remarks Against BJP. Addressing the press at an event organised by the Indian Women’s Press Corps on Saturday, Swara stated that people can be punished for their deeds, and not for their thoughts. “It is a human tendency to have low thoughts. When Gandhi was killed in this […]

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No insurance claim if the accident is caused by Negligence.

September 9, 2018

One cannot make an insurance claim for a road accident if it was caused by one’s own fault, the Supreme Court has held. “A claimant, in our view, cannot maintain a claim if he/she has caused the accident on account of his/her own rash and negligent driving, and make the insurance company pay for the […]

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SC decriminalises gay sex between consenting adults.

September 6, 2018

A five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court Thursday, in four separate but concurring judgments, decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The apex court was hearing a clutch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality. The five-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprised Justices Fali Nariman, A M […]

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