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State cannot act as Private Litigant: Supreme Court
We don’t rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions: Supreme Court
Judicial findings based on sealed cover documents of probe agencies against fair trial: SC
Girl’s ‘sex life’ no cause for bail in rape case: Supreme Court
Hotels cannot deny claim for theft of vehicle handed over for valet parking: SC
Charges in all private hospitals can’t be same, clarifies Delhi HC
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GavelState cannot act as Private Litigant: Supreme Court

Indialegallive.com
January 25, 2020
The Supreme Court has observed that the State, which is the largest litigant, stands in a category apart, having a constitutional duty to assist the court in the dispensation of justice and cannot behave like a private litigant, relying on abstract theories on the burden of proof. … …

We don’t rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions: Supreme Court

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 17, 2019
NEW DELHI: “We are not going to rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions”, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday when a petitioner referred to media reports about statement of vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on the alleged police atrocities on students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). …

Judicial findings based on sealed cover documents of probe agencies against fair trial: SC

The top court’s observation came in its verdict granting bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case in which the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had submitted alleged incriminating documents in a sealed cover for perusal of the judges.
Hindustantimes.com
Dec 04, 2019
 The Supreme Court on Wednesday deprecated probe agencies’ practice of submitting documents in sealed covers to the court and said recording of judicial findings based on such material would be against the “concept of fair trial”. …

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Girl’s ‘sex life’ no cause for bail in rape case: Supreme Court

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 30, 2019
NEW DELHI: Furthering its consistently strong stand against sexual violence, the Supreme Court on Friday said medical evidence suggesting a victim of sexual assault to be “habituated to sex” was no ground for a high court to grant bail to an accused in a rape case. …

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Hotels cannot deny claim for theft of vehicle handed over for valet parking: SC

It said valet parking at the hotel is unlike parking facility where it is the owner’s responsibility to find a suitable parking spot, park the vehicle correctly, return, and take out the vehicle upon display of the parking token/slip.
Hindustantimes.com
Nov 18, 2019
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has held that hotels cannot deny compensation under the garb of “owner’s risk” clause to its guest or visitors for theft of vehicle parked through its staff or valet. …

Charges in all private hospitals can’t be same, clarifies Delhi HC

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 12, 2019
NEW DELHI: Delhi high court has refused to direct authorities to fix uniform rates to be charged by private nursing homes and hospitals as the amount would depend upon the nature and type of disease as well as the quality of treatment provided. …

GavelSupreme Court upholds homebuyers’ rights as financial creditors under IBC

Aug 09, 2019
Moneycontrol.com
In a major win for home buyers, the Supreme Court on August 9 upheld the amendment in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code that confers them the status of financial creditors.
This means that home buyers will be treated at par with banks and institutional creditors, and will be given priority while recovering dues from bankrupt or insolvent real estate companies. …

Contempt of court: Former Madurai Corporation commissioner sentenced to one week’s imprisonment

Times of India
Mar 11, 2019
MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday sentenced former Madurai Corporation commissioner Dr Aneesh Sekhar to one week’s imprisonment for disobeying a court order. …

HC asks man to return daughter’s documents, or pay her Rs 25,000

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 10, 2018
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has ordered a person living near Bhabhar town in Banaskantha district to return Aadhar card, election card and education certificates to her daughter, who had eloped with her boyfriend and married him.
In case the father fails to deposit all documents – Aadhar card, election card and marksheets of board examinations – with Bhabhar police station by May 14, he will have to pay Rs 25,000 to his daughter for the delay in handing over the documents. …  

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‘No more tareek pe tareek’, says Bombay High Court

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 5, 2018
MUMBAI: “No more ‘tareek pe tareek’. Enough is enough,” an irked Bombay High Court said here while ruling out any more adjournments in a case, and imposed a fine of Rs 4.50 lakh on a public charitable trust for failing to file an affidavit since 2016.
Justice Gautam Patel last week passed the order directing ‘Ram Nagar Trust’ to pay Rs 1,000 per day for the 450-day delay (Rs4.5 lakh in total) to the defendant in the suit filed by the trust in 2009. …

HC pulls up Union Secy for disobeying order

Tribueindia.com
Chandigarh, February 28
Censuring the Union Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, for disobeying a judicial order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed him to pay Rs 10,000 from his pocket.
“He is the seniormost officer and must be presumed to know that under the Constitution… orders of the court have to be obeyed implicitly. For that matter, any court should not be trifled with,” Justice PB Bajanthri ruled. …

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Unemployed hubby of biker hit by truck gets Rs 1 crore relief

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 16, 2017
MUMBAI: In one of the highest payouts in recent months, a Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal has ordered an insurance company and a truck owner to pay Rs 1 crore to the widower of a 26-year-old business development Carlsberg executive who died after her scooter was run over by a truck below the Andheri flyover in 2008.
Making no distinction between sexes in financial dependency by a spouse, the tribunal found the widower, now 37, was unemployed at the time of the incident and dependent on his wife. The tribunal said he deserved compensation under such circumstances. Vivek Satam, the complainant from Tardeo, had filed the complaint in April 2011. …

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Google saves student from murder rap

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 30, 2017
KANPUR: A college student arrested last year for the alleged murder of an 11-year-old boy has managed to prove his innocence and get acquitted with the help of Google. Jai Pratap Singh, alias Mohit, was let off on Thursday by additional district and sessions judge Rajat Singh Jain, who also observed that the role of police in the case was suspicious.
The judge wrote to the director-general of police, urging action against investigation officer Hari Shankar Mishra. …

Two bank officials get jail for a week for contempt

Newindianexpress
24th March 2017
CHENNAI: TWO disciplinary authorities attached to a nationalised bank were on Wednesday punished under the Contempt of Courts Act and directed to undergo simple imprisonment for a week with a fine of ` 2,000 each.
KS Ganapathy Subramanian, Chief Manager, Disciplinary Authority (DA), knowing fully well about the ambit of the order of the court in the vacate stay petition, had intentionally and willfully violated the same. …

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In a first, Supreme Court slaps contempt charge on sitting High Court judge

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 8, 2017
NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented step, Chief Justice of India JS Khehar decided on Tuesday to initiate contempt of court proceedings against sitting Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan for continuously levelling allegations against the Madras HC chief justice and other judges. …

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Give reasons for orders, HC tells lower courts

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 25, 2016
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has observed that the lower courts should not pass any order without assigning proper and adequate reasons for arriving at a particular conclusion.
In one such “cryptic” order passed by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Junagadh, the high court noticed, “It is a settled proposition of law that the courts are required to support their orders with cogent reasons as it introduces clarity in an order. Appropriate brief reasons, though not like a judgement are a necessary concomitant for a valid order.” …

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Woman given laughing gas for oxygen, Tamil Nadu to pay Rs 28 lakh

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Sep 3, 2016
MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs 28.37 lakh as compensation to the family of a woman who died in 2012 due to medical negligence at a hospital in Kanyakumari district. Rukmani, 34, was administered nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, instead of oxygen while admitted at Government Nagercoil Medical College and Hospital at Asaripallam. …

HC: Lokayukta cops can file chargesheets in graft cases

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 21, 2016
Bengaluru : The high court on Monday said Lokayukta police can file chargesheets or final reports before the jurisdictional courts on corruption cases of which they have completed investigation. …

Supreme Court orders Madhya Pradesh to pay Rs 10 lakh in damages to illegally held women

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Madhya Pradesh government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to an NRI doctor and her septuagenarian mother, a practising lawyer in Pune, Maharashtra, for unlawfully arresting them.
India.com
June 3, 2016
New Delhi, June 3: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Madhya Pradesh government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to an NRI doctor and her septuagenarian mother, a practising lawyer in Pune, Maharashtra, for unlawfully arresting them. The court ordered the Madhya Pradesh government to pay the compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to Rini Johar and her mother Gulshan Johar in three months’ time. …

Supreme Court orders probe into wife-swap by navy officers

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 13, 2016
NEW DELHI: In what could be a first, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Kerala government to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the sensational allegations of a Navy officer’s estranged wife that her husband and his colleagues on INS Kochi indulged in wife-swapping and tortured her because of her refusal to join them. The SIT has been asked to complete the investigation within three months. …

Supreme Court orders protection from trafficking for adopted children   

Hindustantimes.com   
New Delhi |  Mar 16, 2016
The Supreme Court of India has ordered the government to draw up strong guidelines for screening and tracking adoptions after a charity appealed for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allegations that adopted children were being abused. …

Court orders unwilling sons to pay allowance   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 10, 2016
CHENNAI: They had knocked on the Madras High Court seeking a relief from paying Rs 400 to their father as monthly allowance. After the court’s order and earning rebuke from the judge, they will now have to pay the sum along with pending arrears. …

SC asks states to sterilise, vaccinate stray dogs as per law    

Zeenews.india.com  
March 10, 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the states and the civic bodies to take steps to sterilise and vaccinate nuisance-causing stray dogs under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. …

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Himachal Pradesh High Court orders Rs 20 lakh to parents of each student drowned in Beas river

India.com   
Jan 02, 2016
The Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed payment of compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the parents of each of the 24 engineering students of a Hyderabad college who were washed away in river Beas in near Thalot in Kullu district of the state on June 8,2014. …

CDs are documents, can be considered as evidence under law, says Supreme Court

Indianexpress.com   
The apex court permitted accused Shamsher Singh Verma to bring on record the taped telephonic conversations to prove his innocence in a child sexual abuse case.
Nov 25, 2015
In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has allowed compact discs (CDs) to be treated as a document under the law and said that litigants should be allowed to prove or disprove such electronic proof in judicial proceedings. …

Court orders trial of man for false complaint   News.webindia123.com
Feb 14, 2015
A court here has ordered to initiate proceedings against a man for lodging a false complaint against a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) official alleging he demanded a bribe of Rs.600 for allotting him water connection. …

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