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Since its inception in 1949, Kerala Law Times has been supporting the legal fraternity with its authentic and authoritative reporting of rulings by the High Court of Kerala, other High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Today it is the most cited journal in all courts in Kerala, as well as the most sought after reference material in legal circles, covering as it does all pertinent decisions relating to civil, criminal and tax matters, as well as new Ordinances, Acts, Rules or Amendments promulgated by the Parliament or the State Legislatures.

 

Over the years KLT has become an integral part of the legal community. Its reputation is built on painstaking labour, reliable and responsible reporting, discerning selection of material for publication, strict adherence to timelines come hell or high water, and attention to the minutest detail in proofing and printing. At KLT we believe there is no short cut to success.

 

KLT takes pride in the quality of the content that goes into print. For the editorial staff it is a labour of love. The effort is to provide members of the legal profession with information that is usable. Not every decision pronounced by the various High Courts or the Supreme Court finds its way into KLT, because that would be burdening the legal fraternity with unnecessarily voluminous verbiage. Decisions that merely follow a precedent do not find a place in the journal.

 

On the other hand every decision that represents a new interpretation of law or one that is likely to set a precedent is described in elaborate, exhaustive, authentic detail. What this discerning type of reporting means to members of the legal community is immense savings in time and energy.

 

Jurisprudence relies extensively on the Law of Precedents, which is why thorough knowledge of prior decisions is vital in building a career in law. Moreover, law is continually evolving. Interpretation of law keeps changing over time. It is imperative that practitioners of law stay abreast of developments if they are to succeed in their profession. The need for subscribing to a reliable law journal can never be over emphasized. And when it comes to law journals, KLT is nonpareil.

Latest Judgement

  • Abkari Act 1077 (Kerala), S. 15C – Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Ss.203 & 204 – In a prosecution under Section 15C of the Act, where the prosecution relies on the oral evidence of the Officials regarding taste and odour, and where there is no Alco Meter test result, the proper procedure must be to collect the blood sample of the accused at a hospital, and get the percentage of alcohol in the blood detected by laboratory test.
  • Buildings (Lease and Rent Control) Act 1965 (Kerala), S. 11( 3) – Non-affordability to pay the rent is not a matter which assumes relevance in so far as the availability of suitable rooms is considered.
  • Khadi and Village Industries Board Act 1957 (Kerala), Ss. 30A & 30B – Constitution of India, Article 226 – The State Government has all pervasive control over the Board, even though certain functional freedom is granted to the Board with respect to acquisition of movable and immovable properties.
  • Income Tax Act 1961, S.147 – Duty of the assessee to make a full and true disclosure including the income received as interest from deposits in the Bank as stipulated in Explanation I to Section 147 – Fact that details were available in the books of account or the balance sheet or the profit and loss account will not absolve assessee from a true and correct disclosure of material facts necessary for the assessment.
  • Wakf Act 1995, S. 3(r)(i) – If a person constructs a mosque and gives permission to the people to pray therein, it is an absolute wakf and even when there is no evidence of an express dedication in words, if it appears that one single individual (other than the Wakif) has offered his prayers at the place after Azan, consecration is complete.
  • Surcharge on Taxes Act 1957 (Kerala), S. 3( 1A) – Constitution of India, Art.301 & Art. 14 – Sub-section (1A) of Section 3 of the Act is discriminatory and violative of Articles 301 and 14 of the Constitution.
  • Co-operative Societies Rules 1969 (Kerala), R. 47 – Statutory duty cast on the committee of the society to ensure proper custody and accounting of cash and other assets of the society and the committee is answerable for any misappropriation of the same during their tenure – Committee cannot wash its hands off the liability, by contending that there was a Secretary in office – Co-operative Societies Act, 1969 (Kerala) Section 32.
  • Civil P.C. 1908, O.IX R. 13 – Ex parte decree can be set aside if the party satisfies the Court that summons had not been duly served or he was prevented by sufficient cause from appearing when the suit was called on for hearing – Court shall not set aside said decree on mere irregularity in the service of summons or in a case where the defendant had notice of the date and sufficient time to appear in the Court.
  • Electricity Act 2003, S.172(d) – Power granted to the States is to stall applicability of the new Act for a maximum period of six months from the ‘appointed date’, which is 10.6.2003 – When State Government brought about the notification under Section 172(d) only on 23.8.2013 the said notification can be said to be valid for a period of six months from 10.6.2003 and not from 23.8.2013.
  • Electricity Act 2003, Ss.126 & 135 – Proceedings under Section 126 (assessment for unauthorised use) and Section 135 (prosecution for offence of theft) operate in two different fields – Mere non-initiation of proceedings under Section 135 cannot be a reason to contend that the proceedings initiated under Section 126, which is more of a civil liability, are bad in law.

Ordinance /Bills

  • 9 of 2011
    The Labour Laws (Eexemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011 Labour and Employment
  • 10 of 2011
    THE Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011Labour and Employment
  • 1 of 2011
    The Kerala Police (Amendment) ordinance,2011 Kerala Police
  • 361
    The Kerala Muncipality (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2010Kerala Muncipality
  • No.23459/Leg.B2/2012
    The Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012
  • No.23460/Leg.B2/2012
    The Madras Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
  • No.24831/Leg.C1/2012
    The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2012Governor
  • No.9 of 2014
    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014President of India
  • No..6 of 2004
    The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Ordinance, 2004
  • K.G. No.36 dated 6.9
    THE KERALA COURT FEES AND SUITS VALUATION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2005
  • ORDINANCE NO.6 OF 20
    The Kovalam Palace (Taking Over by Resumption) Ordinance, 2005
  • (NO.5 OF 2004)
    THE ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY INTEREST AND RECOVERY OF DEBTSLAWS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2004
  • K.G. Extra. No. 58 d
    The Local Self Government Institution Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005
  • K.G. Extra. No.66 dt
    The Kerala Tourism (Conservation and Preservation of Areas) Ordinance, 2005
  • No. 1 of 2005
    The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005
  • No. 8 of 2002
    The Kerala Court Fees and Slits Valuation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • No.9 of 2002
    he Kerala General Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • No.1 of 2004
    The Prevention of Terrorism (Repeal) Ordinance, 2004
  • No.2 of 2004
    The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Ordinance, 2004
  • 1 OF 2003
    The Kerala Stay of Eviction Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 2 OF 2003
    The Local Self Government Institution Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 3 OF 2003
    The Indian Electricity (Kerala Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • No. 6 of 2003
    The Kerala Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 4 of 2003
    The Kerala General Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003 Ordinance No. 4 of 2003
  • No.6 of 2015
    The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015
  • No. 6 of 2002
    The Kerala Co-Operative Societies (Amendment) Ordnance, 2002
  • NO.7 OF 2002
    The Abkari (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • NO.34 OF 2
    The Kerala Road Fund Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.3 OF 2001
    The Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.10 OF 2001
    The Kerala Headload Workers' (Amendment) Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.2 OF 2001
    The Kerala Child Labour (Release, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Ordinance, 2001
  • No. 16 of 2000
    The Kerala Advocates' Welfare Fund (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000
  • No. XII of 2002
    Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2002
  • No. XI of 2002
    CONTRACT LABOUR (REGULATION AND ABOLITION) (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2002
  • No. XVII of 2002
    PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2002
  • No.XXXVI of 2002
    Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2002
  • K.G. Extra No.71
    The Code of Criminal Procedure (Kerala Amendment) Bill, 2000
  • Nil
    The Kerala Felonious Activities (Prevention) Ordinance, 2005
  • ORDINANCE NO.23 OF 2
    he Arthapalisa, Jenmibhogam and Karathil Chilavu (Abolition) Ordinance, 2005
  • ORDINANCE NO. 17 OF
    Public Accountants (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005 (Kerala)
  • ORDINANCE NO.24 OF 2
    The Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Workers' Welfare Fund Ordinance, 2005
  • No 3 of 2013]
    The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1150
    The Travancore - Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No. 58 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1151
    The Madras Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No. 59 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1261
    The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No.62 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.2176
    The Indian Divorce (Kerala Amendment) Bill, 1999,
  • K.G. Extra No. 2199
    The Kerala Advocates' Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 1999Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.96
    The Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000Nil
  • G.O.I.Extra.Pt.11
    The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000Nil
  • G.O.I. Ext.Ordi.No.7
    The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Ordinance, 2014Nil
  • Bill No. 96 of 2014
    The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014
  • No.7 of 2015
    Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2015Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
  • No. 8 of 2015
    The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Ordinance, 2015
  • No. 22 of 2017
    The Kerala Investment Promotion and Facilitation Ordinance, 2017
  • No.23 of 2017
    The Travancore-Cochiin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment)
  • Notn.No.26798/Leg. B
    The Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land And Wetland (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017
  • Ord. No.30 of 2017
    <p> The Kerala High Court Amendment Ordinance, 2017</p>
  • Ordinance No. 4 of 2
    <p> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255); text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Abkari (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • Ordinance No. 2 of 2
    <p> <strong style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Kerala Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • Ordinance No. 7 of 2
    <p> <strong style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Kerala Municipality (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • No.2 of 2018
    <p> <strong style="font-size: 18px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-caps: small-caps;"><span style="color: black;">The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • No.1 of 2018
    <p> <strong style="font-size: 18px; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255);">The&nbsp; Fugitive&nbsp; Economic&nbsp; Offenders&nbsp; Ordinance,&nbsp; 2018</span></strong></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 4 OF 2
    <p> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">THE ABKARI (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 2
    <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; text-align: center;">THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 7 OF 2
    <p> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">THE KERALA MUNICIPALITY (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • bill no.149
    <div> The Kerala Conservation Of Paddy Land And</div> <div> Wetland (Amendment) Bill, 2018</div>
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