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Legal News

  • Norms for reporting court proceedings


    For accreditation, scribe should have a Bar Council-recognised law degree The Kerala High Court has issued norms for accreditation of correspondents covering High Court proceedings. The norms approved at a meeting of the Full Court of the High Court on November 11 stipulates that any working journalist or correspondent who wants to regularly report the High Court proceedings must have a Bar Council of India-recognised law degree. Such journalists should have five years of continuous regular ...

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  • SC Collegium stands by 43 names rejected by govt.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Centre bound to clear them for appointment as HC judges now The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur, refused to accept the government’s rejection of 43 names it handpicked for judicial appointments in various High Courts. The battle lines were drawn when the Supreme Court informed the government on Friday that it had reiterated every one of the 43 names that was sent back by the Centre to the Collegium for re-consideration. The Collegium had met on Novem...

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  • Do not drag senior citizens Act into property tiffs: HC


    Court sets aside maintenance tribunal’s directive, asks petitioner to take care of mother The Kerala High Court has observed that the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, enacted to ensure the proper protection and maintenance of senior citizens, cannot be allowed to be used as a tool in property disputes by siblings. The court made the observation while disposing of a writ petition filed by Mavila Sathi of Kannur challenging the maintenance tribunal’s...

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  • Everyone has a fundamental right to run: Supreme Court

    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to stay the Delhi Half Marathon until the pollution in the National Capital dips to a level safe for the runners. “There are people running in Lodhi Gardens and Nehru Park. They know what is at stake. How can the court tell people not to run. Everybody has a fundamental right to run,” Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur said. Advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan said the particulate matter in the air was 6.3 mg...

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  • HC orders winding up of Kingfisher Airlines

    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    In a major blow to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered winding up of Kingfisher Airlines Limited (KFL) for recovering US $6 million due to a UK-based company, which was supplying rotable aircraft components to the airline. The Court has also directed the Official Liquidator to take possession of the assets of the defunct airline in terms of the provisions of the Companies Act and the Rules, and submit a report in this regard within four weeks. Justice Vinee...

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Latest Judgement

  • Income Tax Act 1961, S. 32 — The process of propagation by obtaining cut-plants from a mother plant which is nothing but vegetative propagation in terms of botanical terminology cannot be treated as an activity for the purpose of treating that procedure to be of such a nature to entitle an assessee to claim depreciation for the mother plant.
  • Criminal P.C. 1973, S.233( 3) — The application of the accused for issue of process for compelling the attendance of any witness or the production of any document or thing cannot be rejected by the Court as unnecessary.
  • Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, S. 4 — Penal Code 1860, S.498A — When the Legislature has prescribed minimum sentence without discretion, the same cannot be reduced by the Courts.
  • Civil P.C. 1908, S. 92 — Suit for declaration that the schedule property belongs to a Devaswom and that it does not belong to a Grama Samooham — The suit ought to have been either on behalf of a deity or if proper reliefs are claimed in terms of Section 92 of C.P.C. in relation to management and securing the properties, it should have gone under Section 92 of C.P.C.
  • Criminal P.C. 1973, Ss.372 & 378 — Limitation Act 1963, Art.114 — When Article 114 of the Limitation Act stipulates a period of limitation with respect to the appeals under sub-sections (1) and (2) of Section 378, the limitation prescribed for those appeals would apply equally to the appeals under the proviso to Section 372 — The question of applicability of the provisions of Article 114 in the case of an appeal filed under the proviso to Section 372 Crl.P.C. referred to Full Bench in view of Vinod's case (2016 (1) KLT 680).
  • Penal Code 1860 — In “negligence”, the wrong doer breaks a positive duty and in “rashness” he breaks a negative duty.
  • Civil P.C. 1908, O.XXIII R. 1A — After substitution (transposition) under Rule 1A of Order XXIII the original plaintiff would not be in the party array of the suit unless they were subsequently impleaded as a co-defendant by making proper application.
  • Co operative Societies Rules 1969 (Kerala), R. 35A — A decision of the managing committee to conduct election to form a new managing committee on an early date is not illegal
  • High Court Service Rules 2007 (Kerala) — The rules do not provide for any ratio to be maintained, either while determining the cadre strength of the respective posts, or in the matter of promotion from Chauffeur Grade II to Chauffeur Grade I.
  • Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Ss. 39, 48, 62, 66, 84, 86 & 149( 2) — When the vehicle is not having a ‘Fitness Certificate’, it will be deemed as having no certificate of registration and when the vehicle is not having Permit or Fitness Certificate, nobody can drive such vehicle and no owner can permit use of any such vehicle compromising with lives and limbs of the passengers and the general public — Such lapse, can only be regarded as a ‘fundamental breach’ and not a technical breach.

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 Kovalam Palace (Taking Over by Resumption) Ordinance, 2005
  • (NO.5 OF 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
  • No. XVII of 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
    he Arthapalisa, Jenmibhogam and Karathil Chilavu (Abolition) Ordinance, 2005
    Public Accountants (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005 (Kerala)
    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
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Government Order / Circular
  • 13402/J2/12/G

    Appointment and Deployment of Teachers in Aided ... read more... 10-Apr-2012

  • D2/7318/12/DPI

    Period of Probation of Officers in State Service ... read more... 03-Apr-2012

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