Suhrith Parthasarathy: Judicial review at times stands on fragile ground

One of the sorriest episodes in India’s judicial history was finally brought to an end in March with the Supreme Court judgment in Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K.M., or the Hadiya case as we’ve come to know it. Through two separate but concurring opinions, one written by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, for [...]

Estate in Wayanad becomes government property

Wayanad District Collector S. Suhas issued an order on Saturday to take over Alathur Estate, a private coffee estate spread over 211 acres at Thrissilery village of Mananthavady taluk, as government property under the Kerala Escheats and Forfeitures Act, which looks into the administration and custody of escheats and unclaimed property. Mr. Suhas also cancelled [...]

Kerala State GST Rules on Other State Lotteries Unconstitutional: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court in the case of M/s. Teesta Distributors Anr. vs. State of Kerala Ors., on Friday invalidated Rule 56(20A) (iii)(d) of Kerala State GST Rules which allowed tax officers to decide whether the lottery was being conducted as per the Lotteries (Regulation) Act,1998 and the rules made thereunder. The other rules namely-Rules [...]

The Hadiya caution

One of the sorriest episodes in India’s judicial history was finally brought to an end in March with the Supreme Court judgment in Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K.M., or the Hadiya case as we’ve come to know it. Through two separate but concurring opinions, one written by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, for [...]

Kerala high court: Govt can act against defaulters: Kerala HC | Kochi …

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Kerala HC seeks magistrate explanation

Kochi: The High Court on Wednesday asked Parur judicial magistrateto explain why he failed to remand Sreejith, 26, who died in police custody, and others the police produced them.       The police presented the nine men taken into custody in connection with clashes including before the magistrate on April 7.   He, however, declined to [...]

Compulsory service for PG medical courses: Kerala HC okays withholding certificates of defaulters

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HC allows 52 CBSE schools to hold classes during summer …

KOCHI: The Kerala high court has allowed 52 CBSE schools to conduct classes for students of 9-12th standards during summer vacation for the instructional days lost due to hartals and strikes. The maximum number of days so allowed is limited to 20 days, the order said. A single bench of the court issued the order [...]

Applying ‘Lost Life Principle’ Kerala HC Awards Special … – Live Law

Invoking the concept of ‘Lost Life Principle’, High Court of Kerala has ordered an insurance company to pay additional compensation to the mother of a minor victim in a motor accident case. The division bench of High Court of Kerala comprising Justice PN Ravindran and Justice Devan Ramachandran, has ordered an amount of Rs.15,00,000 to [...]

Should Corporate Donations to Political Parties be Banned …

A petition was filed on April 12, in the Kerala High Court at Ernakulam, that challenged the system of corporates funding political parties in India. This comes as a step further than merely seeking to outlaw foreign contributions to political parties. The petition bases its entire case on the idea of the welfare State being [...]

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