10 May 2021


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Kerala High Court Upholds Slapping of KAAPA on Muhammed Nisham(31.07.2015)

Kerala High Court has upheld state government order of slapping Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act 2007 (KAAPA) on Muhammed Nisham, an acc.....

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Kerala High Court Closes Proceedings on Petition in Bar Bribery Case(04.08.2015)

Kerala High Court has closed the proceedings on a petition seeking a High Court-monitored probe into the bar bribery case allegedly involving State Fi.....

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Kerala High Court : No Need to Make New Panchayats in Kerala(11.08.2015)

Kerala High Court has quashed Congress Government’s decision to form new village panchayats ahead of the elections to Three-Tier Local Bodies.

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Kerala High Court: Street Vending Needs Prior Permission for Land Use(11.08.2015)

Kerala High Court has held that one could use land of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for street vending only with prior permission of auth.....

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SC Reserves Verdict on Plea Against Kerala's Liquor Ban(28.08.2015)

Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on a batch of pleas against Kerala High Court order upholding Kerala Government's liquor policy that confine.....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Report on Action Taken Against Thachankary(15.09.2015)

Kerala High Court has ordered State Govt. to file report explaining action taken on recommendation by State Police Chief to initiate disciplinary acti.....

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Kerala HC Leaves it to RBI, IBA to Decide on Percentage of Marks in Qualifying Exam for Loans(14.10.2015)

Kerala High Court has left it to Central Govt., RBI and Indian Bankers Association (IBA) to decided whether minimum percentage of marks in qualifying .....

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Kerala HC Directs 43 Businessmen to Produce Permits for Carrying Business(20.10.2015)

Kerala HC while taking petition filed by residents of Panampilly Nagar questioning alleged widespread commercialization of residential zone, has direc.....

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Kerala HC Restricts Activities in College Campuses(21.10.2015)

Kerala High Court while upholding State Government's decision to restrict students' vehicles on college campuses, has put restrictions on activities i.....

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Kerala High Court: Madrasa Not a Place of Worship(23.10.2015)

Kerala High Court while dismissing a petition filed by B A Kasim of Kasargod seeking to shift or relocate the polling booths in ward no 1 of Chengala .....

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Kerala High Court Upholds Land Acquisition by KSIDC(04.11.2015)

Kerala High Court while dismissing a batch of appeals has allowed Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) decision to acquire land for.....

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Kerala HC Permits Three Organisations to Offer Annadanam(17.11.2015)

Kerala High Court has allowed Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom, Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Sangham, and Sree Boothanantha Dharma Sthapanam to offer A.....

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Kerala HC Notice to Ex-State Finance Minister KM Mani and others over Corruption Case(23.11.2015)

Kerala High Court has served notice to Ex-State Finance Minister KM Mani and others including Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau Director on whether.....

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Kerala HC Put Ban on Campus Politics in LBS Engg College(25.11.2015)

Kerala High Court has directed total ban on campus politics at the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Engineering College.

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea for Constituting Tribunal for Endosulfan Victims in Kasaragod(26.11.2015)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a plea to constitute a tribunal for identifying endosulfan victims in Kasaragod district and payment of compensation t.....

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Kerala HC Junks Amendment Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015(08.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has junked an amendment brought in to provisions of Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015 allowing renewal of permits of quarr.....

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Kerala High Court : Non- Trade Unions Members Can Be Nominated to Committees(08.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has ruled that there was no requirement that only members of registered Trade Unions should be nominated to subcommittees under the .....

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Kerala High Court Grants Relief to Kanan Devan Hills Plantation Company(08.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has quashed order of Idukki District Collector restraining Kanan Devan Hills Plantation Company from using as many as 21 bungalows i.....

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Kerala HC Orders Ban on Use of Plastic in Sabarimala(10.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has ordered for banning use of plastic materials in Sabarimala region after the pilgrimage season currently on ends.

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Kerala High Court Upholds Job Quota for Arrack Workers(22.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has upheld a single judge’s directive to State Government to implement a 2002 government order providing 25 per cent of daily wage e.....

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Kerala High Court Pulls Up Trial Court for Not Posting Total 4U Financial Fraud Case Promptly(23.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has observed that there was mistake on part of the trial court in not posting Total 4U financial fraud case promptly and directed Th.....

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Kerala HC Directs Vellapally Natesan To Surrender By January 12(24.12.2015)

Kerala High Court has directed SNDP leader Vellapally Natesan to surrender before investigating officer on or before January 12 in connection with cas.....

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Kerala HC Says Police Can Take Action Against Students Who Disrupt Classes(06.01.2016)

Kerala High Court has allowed police to take action against students who disrupt classes in colleges and universities in the name of strikes.

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Kerala High Court Seeks Govt. Views on Panel for Tribes(08.01.2016)

Kerala High Court has directed Centre and the State Governments to inform court of their views on its suggestion for constitution of a broad-based com.....

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Kerala HC Quashes Case Against Prithviraj(22.01.2016)

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal case registered against actor Prithviraj for not properly displaying statutory warning against liquor consumpt.....

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Kerala HC Stays Retrospective Effect of Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015(29.01.2016)

Kerala High Court has stayed retrospective effect of Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015.

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Kerala High Court Calls K.C. Joseph over Contempt Charges(03.02.2016)

Kerala High Court has directed Minister for Culture K.C. Joseph to appear in person before the court on February 16 to answer criminal contempt of cou.....

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Kerala HC Orders CBI Investigation on Murder Mystery of Muslim League Leader(09.02.2016)

Kerala High Court has ordered a CBI investigation into murder of a Muslim League leader in which CPI (M) leaders P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh have been .....

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Kerala HC: Non Wearing of Helmet Can’t be Ground to Fix Contributory Negligence(15.02.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that non-wearing of helmet, though an offence under the relevant provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, could not be taken a.....

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Kerala HC Summons Joseph in Contempt Proceedings(18.02.2016)

Kerala High Court has asked minister K C Joseph to appear before it on March 1 to face contempt of court proceedings for his Facebook post berating Ju.....

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Kerala HC Rules, Straying Wives Can't be Charged with Adultery(01.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that a woman who cheats on her husband cannot be booked for adultery and only the man who had physical relation with her ca.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Records on CIC Appointments(01.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has directed State Government to produce records pertaining to proposed appointment of former DGP Vinson M Paul as Chief Information.....

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Kerala High Court Put Stay on Filling of Paddy and Backwaters for Tourism Project(09.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has stayed Government order to fill vast tract of ecologically sensitive paddy-field and backwaters at Kumarakam in Kottayam, known .....

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Kerala High Court Quashes Speaker's Order Disqualifying MLA P C George(14.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has quashed order of Assembly Speaker disqualifying former rebel Kerala Congress(M) leader P C George as a member of the House in No.....

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Kerala HC Rejets Petitions Challenging Appointment of CIC(25.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has rejected petitions challenging process of appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners in t.....

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Kerala HC: Spouse's Consent Not Must for Organ Donation(29.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that there was no statutory requirement for obtaining consent of spouse of a donor in case of transplantation of organ of n.....

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Kerala HC Put Stay on GCDA Decision on Land Allotment(30.03.2016)

Kerala High Court has stayed decision of the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) to allot 50.35 cents of land lying in the light industrial zo.....

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Kerala HC Denies to Stay Vigilance Case against Ex-Ker Minister(08.04.2016)

Kerala High Court has denied to stay proceedings against Kerala Congress (M) leader and Ex-State Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery case pen.....

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Kerala High Court: Grandparents have Right to Custody of Kids(04.05.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that grandparents have the right to get interim custody of their grandchildren if the natural father of the child is dead.

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Kerala High Court Bans Use of Elephants at Sabarimala(06.06.2016)

Kerala High Court has directed that elephant should not be used for idol procession during Sabarimala's main festival season, 'Makaravilakku'. However.....

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Kerala HC Stays NGT’s Order Banning 10-Year-Old Diesel Vehicles(13.06.2016)

Kerala High Court has stayed a National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench order banning light and heavy diesel vehicles, which are more than 10 years old, .....

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Kerala High Court Backs College's Decision to Rusticate Live-In Students(18.07.2016)

Kerala High Court has upheld a college - Mar Thoma College of Science and Technology - management's decision to rusticate two students after they deci.....

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Kerala HC Acquits Seven in INTUC Leader Balu's Murder Case(26.08.2016)

Kerala high court has acquitted seven persons, who were convicted by a sessions court for the murder of INTUC district leader Balasubramaniam alias Ba.....

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Kerala HC Asks State Government to Provide Facilities to NRI Commission in a Month(14.10.2016)

Kerala High Court has granted State government a month’s time to provide all infrastructure facilities to the Non-Resident Indians (Keralites) Commiss.....

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Kerala HC Allows Vigilance Inquiry against IPS Officer(25.10.2016)

Kerala High Court has permitted Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to proceed with its preliminary inquiry against State Crime Records Bureau DGP N .....

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Kerala HC Upholds Dismissal of Basketball Coach for Molesting Women Athletes(11.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has upheld dismissal of a Basketball Coach Rajan David from service for sexually molesting women athletes.

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Kerala HC: Rape Survivors Eligible for Medical Termination of Pregnancy(16.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that a rape survivor is eligible for Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) as unwanted pregnancy is a threat to her life.

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Kerala HC Issues Norms for Journalists Accreditation for Reporting Court Proceedings(18.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has published norms for regular accreditation of journalists wanting to report High Court proceedings.

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Kerala HC: Divorced Women Entitled to Initiate Action under DV Act, 2005(23.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that a divorced woman is entitled to initiate proceedings against her ex-husband or former in-laws under Protection of Wome.....

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Kerala HC Notices Ex-CM Achuthanandan over Plea Challenging his Appointment as KARC’s Chief(24.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has ordered issue of notice to Former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on a PIL challenging his appointment as chairman of Kerala Ad.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Maoist’s Kin Plea(09.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea for a directive to conduct a re-examination of the bodies of two Maoists killed in an alleged encounter with the.....

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Kerala High Court Directs PCB to Initiate Action Against Beverage Cans(16.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has asked Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) to take action to curtail sales and usage of soft drinks in beverage cans at Sa.....

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Kerala HC Urges For Codified Law With Respect to Divorce(19.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has said that equality before law has been denied to Muslim women in India in matter of triple talaq.

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Kerala HC Grants Permission for Burial of Maoist P Ajitha(19.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has granted permission for conducting burial services for alleged Maoist activist P Ajitha, who died in an 'encounter' with a police.....

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Kerala HC Directs State to Respond to Plea on International Green Field Airport Project(20.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has directed State Government to respond to a plea by KGS Aranmula International Airport Ltd. challenging State Government decision .....

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Kerala HC: Rules Restraining Women Employment in Liquor Shops ‘Unconstitutional’(21.12.2016)

Kerala High Court has permitted employment of women in foreign liquor retail shops terming as "unsustainable" and "violative of the Constitution" the .....

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Kerala HC Slaps Fine of Rs. 1 Crore for Violating Green Norms on DLF Builders, Spares Building(22.12.2016)

Kerala High Court while asking DLF Builders to pay a fine of Rs.1 crore for constructing an apartment complex at Chilavannur in violation of Environme.....

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Kerala HC: Medicos Need Not Serve Compulsory Rural Service Twice(05.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that candidates who have undergone compulsory rural service specified in prospectus for MBBS and PG medical courses cannot .....

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Kerala HC Terms UGC’s NET Criteria ‘Unconstitutional’(06.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has declared unconstitutional the University Grants Commissions‘s (UGC) National Eligibility Test criterion that top 15 per cent of .....

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Kerala HC Orders Regularization of DLF Structure on Payment of Rs. 1 Crore(09.01.2017)

Kerala High Court, while observing that a portion of an apartment complex constructed by real estate company DLF by banks of Chilavanoor river is ille.....

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Kerala High Court Upholds Kerala University Decision to Implement UGC Regulation(10.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has upheld Kerala University's decision to implement regulations brought in by University Grants Commission (UGC) that aims to impro.....

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Kerala HC Orders Police Protection to Nehru Engineering College at Thrissur(11.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed police to provide adequate police protection to Nehru Engineering College of Engineering and Research Centre at Thrissu.....

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Kerala HC: Right to Consume Alcohol is a Not Fundamental Right(18.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a challenge against Government’s Liquor Policy, observing that laws prohibiting alcoholic drinks will not fall foul of.....

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Kerala High Court Orders Police Protection to Kerala Law Academy(20.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed Police to grant protection to Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of Kerala Law Academy (KLA) and i.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea Seeking to Remove Protesters’ Shed(01.02.2017)

Kerala High Court has declined to order for removal of sheds put up by protesters near campus of Kerala Law Academy at Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala HC: Educated Woman Having Sex Multiple Times on Promise of Marriage Isn't Rape(08.02.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that an educated woman engaging in sex multiple times with a person who has promised to marry her can only be treated as co.....

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Kerala HC Rejects Plea to Quash Sexual Abuse Case Against School Warden(10.02.2017)

Kerala High Court has refused to quash a criminal case registered against former warden of Sree Ramakrishna Gurukula Vidyamandir Higher Secondary Scho.....

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Kerala High Court: VACB May Take Over State Government(21.02.2017)

Kerala HC came down heavily on Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) over its stand on its probe into allegations regarding promotion of N. Sankar.....

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Kerala High Court Notices State Over Plea Against Ban on Digging Borewells(03.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to State Government on a petition against government order banning digging of borewells by private parties till Ma.....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Status Report in Kalabhavan Mani Death Case(07.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed State Government to file a report on progress of probe into death of actor Kalabhavan Mani.

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Kerala High Court Notices State Over Plea Against Ban on Fireworks at Kottaram Temple(07.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has sought opinion of State Government on a petition challenging decision of Ernakulam District Collector banning fireworks at Kotta.....

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Kerala High Court Gives Green Signal to Firework at Maradu Temple(08.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has granted permission to Committee of Maradu Kottaram Bhagavathy Temple to conduct fireworks display based on certain conditions.

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Kerala HC Orders Status Quo in IG Manoj Abraham DA Case(24.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has ordered to maintain status quo on complaint against IG Manoj Abraham, alleging amassment of wealth disproportionate to his known.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging Bank Merger(27.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of Public Interest Petitions challenging decision of State Bank of India (SBI) to acquire State Bank of Travan.....

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Kerala High Court Restrains State Government From Releasing Prisoners(30.03.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed the State government not to release any convict without serving their entire prison sentence until further orders.

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Kerala High Court: No Relief for the Channel and its Employees(05.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea for an interim directive to the police not to arrest the employees of a Malayalam news channel against whom a ca.....

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Kerala High Court Directs State Govt. to File Affidavit on Flyover Work(06.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to ask the official of Public Works Department (PWD) to file affidavit on the work schedule, inclu.....

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Kerala HC Refuses Judge’s Plea To Expunge Critical Remarks Made Against Him in a Criminal Trial(21.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has refused a Judge’s plea to expunge certain remarks made in a judgment in which some critical observations were made against him, .....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Online Lower Division Clerk Examination(21.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a plea to direct Kerala Public Service Commission to conduct Lower Division Clerk examination online instead of on OMR.....

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Kerala High Court Directs State to Separate 'Crime Investigation' & 'Maintenance of Law & Order'(21.04.2017)

Kerala High Court, taking a note of ‘sad state of affairs’ prevailing in State in matter of crime investigation, has asked Government to take some con.....

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Kerala High Court Directs State to Separate 'Crime Investigation' & 'Maintenance of Law & Order'(21.04.2017)

Kerala High Court, taking a note of ‘sad state of affairs’ prevailing in State in matter of crime investigation, has asked Government to take some con.....

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Kerala High Court: Universities Not Subservient to Government, Can Act Independently(24.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has recently held that Universities are not subservient to Government but are expected to act autonomously and independently under p.....

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Kerala High Court: Schools Duty Bound to Take Proper Care of Ward in Boarding House(24.04.2017)

Kerala High Court has observed that school authorities, while accepting a ward in their boarding house, are required to take all adequate and prudent .....

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Kerala High Court Orders Prompt Action Against Defaulters to Save Lakes, Biodiversity(01.05.2017)

Kerala High Court, while expressing great concern over deteriorating status of lakes and biodiversity, has directed authorities concerned to take ste.....

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Kerala High Court: BSF Jawan’s Widow Entitled to Appointment on Compassionate Grounds(02.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has held a BSF Jawan’s widow to be entitled to appointment on compassionate grounds, despite delay in making proper applications.

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Kerala HC: No Illegality in Insisting Employee to Withdraw Case Against Employer to Avail Benefits(04.05.2017)

Kerala High court has held that when an employer introduces a beneficial scheme, not because of any right or entitlement of employer, but entirely as .....

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Kerala HC: Pendency of Litigation Doesn't Affect 'Right of Alienation'(17.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that mere pendency of litigation does not ispo facto affect person’s right to alienate the property.

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Kerala High Court: Salary Accounts With Employer’s Official Bank Not Mandatory(19.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that all employees need not have salary accounts with official bank of employer and that official bank can transfer salarie.....

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Kerala High Court: Wife Paying Maintenance to Able Bodied Husband Would Promote “Idleness”(22.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has quashed a husband’s claim for maintenance, observing that maintenance under Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act is to be paid to hu.....

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Kerala High Court Junks Plea Challenging 'Senior Advocate' Designation Refusal(24.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has rejected plea of an advocate challenging Full Court decision rejecting his application for designation as Senior Advocate.

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Kerala High Court Nullifies Marriage Solemnized Post Conversion, Orders Probe(26.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has cancelled marriage conducted by a qazi between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman and ordered a detailed probe into allegation of bi.....

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Kerala HC: AIIMS Dress Code Prohibiting Headgear, Scarf For MBBS Entrance Test Unconstitutional(29.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has allowed challenge to dress code prescribed by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for MBBS entrance examination.

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Kerala HC Notices Union Over Plea Challenging Ban on Sale of Cattle For Slaughter(30.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has asked Central Government to respond to petitions challenging ban on sale of cattle for slaughter.

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Kerala HC Annuls Marriage of Muslim Convert Over Father’s Habeas Corpus Petition(30.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has nullified marriage of woman converted to Islam with a Muslim man in a habeas corpus petition filed by her father.

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Kerala High Court: No Need to Interfere With New Rules on Cattle Slaughter Ban(01.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that there is no need for it to interfere with new rules proposing ban on cattle slaughter as it doesn't violate the Consti.....

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Kerala High Court Asks Excise Department to Consider Permission to Bars Along Denotified Highways(01.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has urged Excise Department to consider demand of bar hotels situated along Cherthala-Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur-Kuttipuram roads.....

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Kerala HC Sets Aside Decision To Increase District Judges’ Cadre Strength(05.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has set aside decision of its administrative committee to increase cadre strength of District and Sessions Judges in State.

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Kerala High Court: Private Colleges Cannot Withhold Student’s Certificates For Payment of Amount(07.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that private self financing Colleges cannot withhold certificates of students, for payment of amount.

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Kerala HC: Priests/Nuns Too Have Rights of Intestate/ Testamentary Succession of Property(09.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a person cannot be denied his/her property rights on the mere fact of being a priest or nun.

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Kerala High Court: Let People Know About Changes In Law, Give Due Publicity(23.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has observed that issuance of Gazette notification is of no avail and due publicity is required to be given in various newspapers of.....

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Kerala HC: Writ Petition Maintainable Against Private Un-aided School(26.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that conditions of service of teachers in private un-aided schools can be enforced by exercising writ jurisdiction under Ar.....

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Kerala HC: Pendency of Application for Permanent Permit Not A Ground to Get Temporary Permit(29.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has clarified that merely because an application for permanent permit is pending for consideration, temporary permit cannot be grant.....

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Kerala High Court:Arbitration Appeals are Bound by Rules of Limitation(04.07.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that even in absence of express provisions, arbitration appeals are bound by rules of limitation.

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Kerala HC Asks Excise Dept to Avoid Long Queue Formations in Front of Liquor Shops(10.07.2017)

Kerala High Court has directed State Excise Department to take proactive steps to avoid long queue formations in front of liquor shops all across the .....

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Kerala HC: Public Protests Cannot Hold Rule Of Law For Ransom And Negate Statutory Mandate(10.07.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that however justified an instance of protest is, it cannot hold the rule of law for ransom and negate the statutory mandat.....

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Supreme Court: High Court Has No Jurisdiction to Direct Trial Court to Pass Particular Order(18.07.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that High Court has no jurisdiction to issue directions to Trial Court to pass a particular order by either allowing the ap.....

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Kerala HC: No Service Tax For Used Car Dealers(24.07.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that dealers who facilitate the exchange of used-cars with new cars, or re-sale of used cars, are not liable to pay service.....

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Kerala HC: Violation of Injunction Order Should Be Agitated at Court of Lowest Hierarchy(10.08.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that in cases arising out of violation of injunction order, the appropriate forum would be the court of lowest hierarchy.

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Kerala High Court Declines To Stay Provisional Fee Fixation of Pvt Medical Seats(11.08.2017)

Kerala High Court has refrained from ordering interim stay of provisional fee fixation of private medical seats in Kerala.

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Kerala HC: Senior Designation Can’t be Claimed as a Matter of Right(18.08.2017)

Kerala High Court has observed that an advocate can neither consider it to be his right to be declared as a senior advocate nor can he claim as a matt.....

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Kerala High Court: Don’t Misconstrue Court Order On Highway Liquor Ban(18.08.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that with regard to prohibition of liquor outlets near national highways, relevant distance is to be measured from outer ed.....

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Kerala High Court Clears Pinarayi of Graft Charges(24.08.2017)

Kerala High Court has upheld the discharge of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin graft case, saying that CBI had “wrongly picked” h.....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Police Report on ‘torture’ at Yoga Centre(27.09.2017)

Kerala High Court has asked police to furnish a probe report on the alleged torture of a woman at a yoga centre near Kochi, which has been engaged in .....

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Kerala High Court Grants Malayalam Actor Dileep Bail in Actress Abduction Case(03.10.2017)

Kerala High Court has granted bail to Malayalam actor Dileep, accused of masterminding the abduction of an actress.

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Kerala HC: ‘Nokku Kooli’ Illegal, Payment For Head-load Workers Union Shall Be Made Through Bank only(17.10.2017)

Kerala High Court while holding ‘Nokku Kooli’ illegal has ruled that payments to headload workers union should only be made through bank accounts, and.....

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Kerala HC: Retired Employee Not Bound To Pay Back Amount Withdrawn From Welfare Fund For Re-Enrolling(26.10.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that Bar Council cannot insist that a retired employee should pay back the amount which he had withdrawn from the welfare f.....

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Kerala HC: Educational Institutions Can’t Be Permitted to Turn into Political Battlefield(02.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that educational institutions cannot be hijacked and be permitted to turn into a political battlefield.

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Kerala HC Orders Police Protection for Interfaith Couple Wanting to Get Married(07.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has ordered police protection for a Muslim man and Hindu woman who wanted to get married.

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Kerala High Court: Muslim Father Can Act As Legal Guardian Of Minor Daughter to Alienate Property(22.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that Muslim father can act as the legal guardian of his minor daughter so as to alienate immovable property.

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Kerala High Court Overrules I&B, Says Screen S Durga at IFFI(22.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has ordered the screening of Malayalam film 'S Durga' at the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IF.....

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Kerala High Court Overrules I&B, Says Screen S Durga at IFFI(22.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has ordered the screening of Malayalam film 'S Durga' at the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IF.....

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Kerala HC: Mere Disturbance of Law & Order is 'No' Ground To Curtail Freedom Granted To Film Maker(29.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has observed that mere disturbance of law and order was not a ground to curtail freedom guaranteed to film maker under Article 19(1).....

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Kerala HC: Mere Disturbance of Law & Order is 'No' Ground To Curtail Freedom Granted To Film Maker(29.11.2017)

Kerala High Court has observed that mere disturbance of law and order was not a ground to curtail freedom guaranteed to film maker under Article 19(1).....

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Kerala High Court: 'Criminal Accusation' No Grounds of Disqualification For Official Receivers(04.12.2017)

Kerala High Court, while dealing with a challenge made to the appointment of Part Time Official Receivers under the Insolvency Act, 1955, has held tha.....

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Publications In Media Seeking Organ Donations Impermissible, Rules Kerala HC(08.12.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that publications in media seeking organ donations cannot be permitted as per law, even if no explicit offer of considerati.....

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Plaintiff Entitled To Specific Performance of Contract If He Sticks to Terms of Contract: Kerala HC(14.12.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that a plaintiff is entitled to specific performance of contract only if he sticks to the original terms of the contract.

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Kerala HC Upholds Suspension of School Students Accused of Public Display of Affection(18.12.2017)

Kerala High Court has upheld a Thiruvananthapuram school’s decision to suspend two Class XII students — a boy and a girl — on charges of public displa.....

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Kerala HC: A Mother Can’t Be Compelled To Choose Between Her Motherhood & Employment(22.12.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that no service regulations can stand in the way of a woman for claiming protection of her fundamental right of dignity as .....

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Magistrate Has No Power To Direct Accused To Give Voice Samples For Investigation: Kerala HC(10.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that there is no express or implied power conferred by the statute to the magistrate to direct the accused to give voice sa.....

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Hindu Daughter Can Claim Marriage Expenses From Father: Kerala High Court(11.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that an unmarried Hindu daughter has the legal right to claim from her father reasonable expenses for marriage.

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Kerala High Court Comes Down Heavily on Political Parties Over 'Hartals'(18.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has made scathing observations against political parties for instigating hartals, while upholding the payment of compensation of Rs......

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Covenant Entered by Rulers Prior to Commencement of Constitution Has No Force of Law: Kerala HC(30.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that a covenant entered by rulers prior to commencement of the Constitution does not have the force of law.

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Kerala HC:Interest for Default in Payment of Advance Tax to be Levied till Revisional Order is Passed(31.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that if refund of advance tax is made but re-assessment leads to determination of escapement of income, such a situation ju.....

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Kerala HC Says 'No' to Advocate's Plea Against Exclusion From Bar Council Electoral Roll(01.02.2018)

Kerala High Court has dismissed plea of a senior advocate challenging his exclusion from the final electoral roll of Bar Council of Kerala.

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Kerala HC Vacates Media Gag Order on Reporting Arab National's Presser(07.02.2018)

Kerala High Court has stayed Karunagappally sub court's order banning media from reporting or discussing the Dubai financial cheating case involving s.....

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Kerala High Court: Bakery Shortening Cannot be Termed as 'Vanaspati'(12.02.2018)

Kerala High Court has ordered that bakery shortening cannot be termed as vanaspati and therefore, the residuary tax rate is applicable to the same.

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Kerala High Court Annuls Appointment of Mahatma Gandhi University's Vice Chancellor(20.02.2018)

Kerala High Court has cancelled the appointment of Dr Babu Sebastian as Mahatma Gandhi University's Vice Chancellor on grounds of inadequate qualifica.....

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Government is Bound to Pay Compensation to Farmers: Kerala High Court(21.02.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that state government is bound to compensate farmers who come under the attack of wild animals which stray into their farms.....

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Finish Vallakadavu Bridge on Time: Kerala High Court(05.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the government on a petition seeking time-bound renovation of the Vallakadavu bridge that has heritage value.

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Cardinal is Not King, Says Kerala High Court(07.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has ordered a probe against a Cardinal in connection with the controversial land deal in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese.

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Daughters Entitled to Inherit Self-Acquired Property as per Makkathayam Law: Kerala High Court(08.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has ruled that daughters have the right to succeed to the estate (self-acquired property), in exclusion of the brothers in Makkathay.....

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Kerala High Court Makes New Rules for Designation of Senior Advocates(08.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has made new rules for the designation of senior advocates titled, ‘High Court of Kerala (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules 201.....

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Kerala High Court Allows Power of Attorney of Husband To Sign in Marriage Register(12.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the Registrar of Marriage to allow power of attorney holder of the husband to sign in the marriage register, after veri.....

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Contract Employees in Govt Establishments Entitled to Maternity Leave: Kerala High Court(21.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that contract employees in government-funded establishments are entitled to maternity leave in the same manner as governmen.....

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Kerala HC Permits Release of Goods by Furnishing Simple Bond, Directs Expedite Adjudication(23.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has permitted the assessee to release goods detained by the State GST department by furnishing a simple bond. The Court also directe.....

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Ice Cream Can’t be Treated as ‘Cooked food’, Taxable at a Higher Rate: Kerala High Court(27.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that Ice-Cream cannot be treated as cooked food and therefore, a higher rate of tax is applicable to it.

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Kerala HC Moots for Unified Legislation for Medical Practitioners in State(04.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that the state government has been alarmingly lethargic in taking steps for a unified legislation for medical practitio.....

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Kerala High Court to State: Publish Notification on Minimum Wages for Nurses(05.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has allowed the State government to publish the notification on the minimum wages for nurses working in private hospitals in the Sta.....

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Kerala High Court: Make Process of Nomination, Election of Devaswom Board Members Open(05.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has highlighted the necessity to make the process of nomination and election of members to the Devaswom Board open and transparent.

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Kerala High Court: Family Court Can’t Delegate Recording Of Evidence(06.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that evidence in matrimonial cases has to be recorded by the court itself, and that the Advocate Commissioner can be appoin.....

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Kerala HC Says 'No' to Plea Seeking Scientific Guidelines For Deciding Child-Custody Petitions(09.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea of ‘estranged’ husbands to lay down scientific guidelines to family courts for an objective assessment of the we.....

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Wrong Question Paper for CBSE Board Exam: Kerala High Court Allows Retest(10.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has allowed CBSE to give a retest to a Class X student who was given an old question paper to answer at the Mathematics board exam h.....

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Kerala HC Upholds Amendment That Prescribed Payment of Minimum Wages Through Bank(11.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has upheld the amendment brought in by the state government stipulating payment of minimum wages through bank accounts to employees .....

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Kerala High Court: Deploy Sufficient Women Staff in Guruvayur Temple(12.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the Guruvayur Devaswom Board to deploy sufficient number of permanent women staff for crowd management duty within the .....

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Kerala HC Confirms Death Penalty To A Man Accused of Rape and Murder Of 9-Yr-Old Girl(16.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has upheld the death sentence of a man accused of rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl, who was his daughter’s friend.

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State GST Authorities Can’t Look Into Violations of Lottery Regulations: Kerala HC(23.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has struck down Rule 56(20A)(iii)(d) of the Kerala State GST Rules, 2017 as being ultra vires for lack of legislative competence.

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Govt Can’t Reduce Payscale of Employee Upon Re-classification of Co-operative Society: Kerala HC(27.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that the government cannot reduce the pay scale of an employee upon re-classification of co-operative society resulting in .....

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Kerala High Court: Cannot Implicate a Man As Terrorist Merely Because He Has Seen Certain Videos(14.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that a person cannot be implicated as a terrorist merely because he has seen certain videos and speeches.

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Kerala HC: Right to Privacy Protects Individual Not Only from State, But Also from Citizens(17.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that fundamental right to privacy, which takes within its fold the right to protect ones reputation as well, would merit cl.....

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Talking on Mobile While Driving Not Illegal: Kerala High Court(18.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that it is not illegal to talk on the phone while driving, unless it is established that the driver's actions endangered pu.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Against Collegium Recommendations to Elevate Five Lawyers As HC Judges(23.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a writ petition filed by two advocates challenging the High Court’s recommendation to Supreme Court Collegium to eleva.....

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Goods Detained Under GST Laws Cannot be Released Unless Adequate Security is Furnished: Kerala HC(29.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that the goods detained by the authorities under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Laws cannot be released without furnishin.....

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Partners in Live-In Relationship Cannot Be Separated Through Writ of Habeas Corpus: Kerala HC(04.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has allowed an 18-year-old boy and a 19-year-old girl to live together, dismissing a writ of habeas corpus filed by the girl’s fathe.....

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Kerala High Court Asks Over 400 KSRTC Employees to Rejoin Duty in 45 Days(05.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed over 400 workers of the State Road Transport Corporation, who have availed a long leave and taken up jobs abroad, to re.....

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Child in Conflict with Law Can Apply for Anticipatory Bail U/S 438 CrPC: Kerala High Court(11.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that a child in conflict with law can very well apply for anticipatory bail as there is nothing in the Juvenile Justice (JJ.....

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Kerala HC Turns Down Plea Challenging Vires of S. 33(b) Of Indian Succession Act(12.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has turned down a widow’s plea challenging the constitutionality of Section 33(b) of the Indian Succession Act which provides 50 per.....

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Kerala HC Upholds Right of an Individual to Live as a Transgender(14.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that transgender has the right to wander about or associate with likeminded people and cannot be compelled to be at his par.....

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DNA Test Can’t Be Used As Shortcut to Establish Infidelity: Kerala High Court(19.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that DNA test cannot be used as a shortcut to establish infidelity that might have occurred decades ago.

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Kerala HC Orders Inquiry by Registrar Over Disappearance of Malabar Cements Case Files(19.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has ordered an inquiry to be conducted by the Registrar (Vigilance) of the court in a case involving a prominent scam in Kerala, whe.....

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CJM Can’t Grant Time for Payment of Debt Due to Secured Creditor: Kerala High Court(21.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that Chief Judicial Magistrate exercising power under Section 14 of SARFAESI Act, 2002 has no jurisdiction to grant time f.....

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Kerala HC Refuses to Declare ‘Breastfeeding Woman on Magazine’s Cover’ as Obscene(21.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has refused to categorize a magazine cover with a woman breastfeeding her baby as obscene, noting that “shocking one’s morals” is an.....

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Levy of Surcharge on Retailers on Basis of Stock Imported Into State Is Discriminatory: Kerala HC(22.06.2018)

High Court of Kerala has struck down Section 3(1A) of the Kerala Surcharge on Taxes Act, 1957 (“Act”) for being discriminatory and violative of Articl.....

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Surcharge Can’t be Levied on Retailers on Basis of Stock Imported into State: Kerala HC(27.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that levy of Surcharge on Retailers on the basis of stock imported into the State under Section 3(1A) of Kerala Surcharge o.....

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No Bar In Withdrawing Resignation Before Its ‘Effective’ Acceptance: Kerala High Court(27.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that a government employee can withdraw the resignation tendered by him before its ‘effective’ acceptance by appropriate au.....

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Kerala High Court: Suits Instituted As Against Private Persons Can't be Dismissed u/s 80 CPC(28.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that suit instituted as against private persons cannot be dismissed under Section 80 of CPC even if the cause of action aga.....

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Kerala High Court Orders Inquiry Into Deemed Licenses Obtained For Quarrying(28.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has ordered Secretary of Local Self Government Department to inquire into cases where quarry and crusher operators obtained ‘deemed .....

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Social Media Can’t Be Exploited to do Online Baiting: Kerala High Court(29.06.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that the platform of social media cannot be exploited to do online baiting.

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Any Citizen Can Approach Subordinate Court Concerned Seeking ‘Contempt’ Reference: Kerala HC(02.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that any citizen is entitled as of right to approach the subordinate court concerned seeking ‘contempt’ reference to th.....

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No Deduction for Acquiring Distribution Rights of Films If It is Not Commercially Exploited: KHC(04.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has held no deduction under Rule 9B of Income Tax Rules, 1962 is allowed in absence of commercial exploitation of feature films.

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Kerala High Court: Corporate Funding of Political Parties Will Not Have Any Bearing on Voter’s Choice(04.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that it cannot be said that contribution of the corporate to the coffers of political parties will have any bearing on .....

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Simply Filing False Complaint Not Punishable Under SC/ST Act: Kerala High Court(09.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that simply filing a false complaint against a member of Scheduled Caste, before any authority, is not punishable under Sch.....

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Dept Cannot Insist for Cash / DD to Release Goods When Penalty Paid Through GST Portal: Kerala HC(12.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that the department cannot insist assessee to make payment in cash or demand draft to release goods under Kerala Goods and .....

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Kerala HC Directs Government to Frame Rules Under Shariat Act(13.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to frame rules under Section 4 of Muslim Personal Law(Shariat) Application Act 1937.

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Kerala High Court: Taking Video of An Act Done Publicly Will Not Violate Privacy(16.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that when an act is done openly in presence of other persons, it is doubtful whether the publication of that may constitute.....

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Consent Not A Defence For Offences Under POCSO Act: Kerala High Court(17.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has reiterated that consent given by a minor girl for the sexual act is of no legal validity.

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Smell of Alcohol Not Enough to Prosecute Person for Consuming Alcohol in Public: Kerala HC(18.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that a person cannot be prosecuted for consuming liquor in public on the basis of mere smell of alcohol.

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Commitment to Frame Rules to Regulate Campus Politics Not Adhered by Govt : Kerala HC(20.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Kerala Government had failed to adhere to the commitments made by it before the Court that it would frame rule.....

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Kerala High Court Imposes Complete Plastic Ban at Sabarimala(24.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has imposed a complete ban on plastic in Sabarimala, in order to ensure an eco-friendly pilgrimage to the famous hill shrine of Lord.....

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Kerala High Court: Women’s Commission Has No Power to Order Maintenance(24.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that no power is granted to Women’s Commission to issue directions with regard to payment of maintenance.

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Kerala High Court Upholds Coo-perative Law Amendment(26.07.2018)

Kerala High Court while observing that primary societies have no fundamental right to be members of central society, the Kerala High Court upheld the .....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea Against Sacramental Confession Before Church(07.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare the practice of ‘Sacramental Confession’ to be unconstitutional.

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Kerala High Court Stresses Need for Mechanism to Regulate Fees in Private Schools(09.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that State has legislative power under the Constitution to make laws in relation to education and that such power includes .....

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No Prosecution of Traffic Violation Cases at the Instance of Private Party: Kerala High Court(14.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has ruled that offences of traffic violation cannot be prosecuted at the instance of any private party.

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Prisoners Can Approach LSA for Non-registration of Parole Application: Punjab & Haryana HC(14.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that in case the parole application is not taken by Jail Superintendent for any reason, the matter may be brought to notic.....

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No Bias in Selection of Women’s Badminton Team for Asian Games : Kerala High Court(16.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a challenge made to the selection of women’s badminton team for the Asian Games to be held at Jakarta, Indonesia from .....

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Kerala High Court: Ridiculing Husband Before His Close Friends, Relatives, Colleagues is Cruelty(16.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that ridiculing husband before his close friends, relatives and colleagues and challenging his dignity amounts to cruel.....

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Kerala High Court: Technical Problems in Uploading E-Way Bill No Ground to Set Aside Penalty(16.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that technical glitches in uploading Part B of E-Way Bill cannot be a ground for setting aside penalty and detention under .....

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Kerala High Court Makes Suggestions to State Govt for Flood Relief & Rehabilitation Measures(21.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has put forth certain suggestions to the State Government for consideration while carrying out relief and rehabilitation operations .....

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IRDA Issues Guidelines for Speedy Settlement o Insurance Claims of Kerala Flood Victims(21.08.2018)

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI) has issued guidelines for speedy settlement of insurance claims of victims of recent fl.....

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Can’t Detain Foreign Ship Berthed in Port Which is Within Jurisdiction of Another HC: Kerala HC(22.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that proceedings for detaining a ship for enforcement of a maritime claim would not be maintainable before the high court w.....

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Kerala High Court Refuses Relief for ‘Glitches’ in E-Way Bill(23.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has refused to provide relief to a trader whose goods were detained by tax authorities due to incomplete e-Way bill.

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Kerala High Court Seeks Clarification on Plan to Set Up Separate Fund for Flood Relief(30.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has sought a clarification from the state government on its proposal to set up a separate fund for carrying out flood-relief operati.....

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ITC Cannot be Granted If Registration of Selling Dealer was Cancelled: Kerala High Court(31.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that the Input Tax Credit cannot be granted to a dealer when the registration of the selling dealer was cancelled by the de.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Order on Foreign Aid(31.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a directive to the central government to allow foreign aid for carrying out relief and rehabilitation of.....

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Kerala High Court Suggests Uniform Formula for Flood Compensation(06.09.2018)

Kerala High Court has suggested State Government to evolve a uniform formula for compensating flood victims.

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Kerala High Court Allows Payment of Kerala VAT Arrears in Ten Instalments(18.09.2018)

Kerala High Court has allowed an assessee under the Kerala Value Added Tax ( KVAT ) to remit the tax arrears in ten equal instalments.

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Kerala HC Directs Local Self Government Institutions to Remove Illegal Hoardings/Flex Boards(21.09.2018)

Kerala HC has directed Local Self Government Institutions to take steps in removing illegal hoardings and flex boards all across the state and also fo.....

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Not Liberal View; The Only View which has to be Taken is the Legal View, SC Tells Kerala HC(01.10.2018)

Supreme Court, setting aside a Kerala High Court order which took a ‘liberal view’ in public interest, has observed that only view which has to be tak.....

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Kerala HC Directs Indian Railways to Accept Lawyers’ ID Card as Valid Proof for Train Journey(01.10.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the Indian Railways to treat identity cards issued to lawyers by respective Bar councils as a valid identity proof to u.....

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Kerala High Court Grants Conditional Bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala Nun Rape Case(16.10.2018)

Kerala High Court has granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal and also directed the Bishop to surrender his passport and not to enter Kerala state exce.....

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Application to Set Aside Ex Parte Divorce Decree Not Infructuous Because Spouse Remarried: Kerala HC(26.10.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that remarriage of the spouse who obtained an ex parte decree of divorce, after the filing of the application for setting a.....

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Concealing Earlier Marriage and Entering into Contract of Marriage Amounts to Fraud: Kerala HC(20.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that concealment of a vital fact about earlier marriage while entering into a contract of marriage by itself amounts to.....

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Sabarimala is Not a Place for Protests: Kerala HC Forms Panel to Enforce its Order(28.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed police to confine themselves to law and order issues in Sabarimala and also appointed a three-member panel, comprising .....

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Passport Not to Be Refused on Ground That it’s Detrimental to India’s Economic Security: Kerala HC(03.12.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that term ‘security’ in Section 6(1) of Passport Act does not encompass ‘economic security’ and passport cannot be refu.....

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Kerala HC: Cannot Direct School to Allow Muslim Girls To Wear Headscarf & Full Sleeved Shirt(12.12.2018)

Kerala High Court while observing that individual interest must yield to the larger interest has refused to interfere with school’s decision of not al.....

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Kerala Church Dispute: Police Bound to Enforce Court Orders, Says Kerala HC(20.12.2018)

Kerala High Court, while considering a petition related to church case involving Jacobite and Malankara Orthodox factions, has observed that no discre.....

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Kerala High Court rejects Actor Dileep’s Plea for CBI Probe in Actress Attack Case(20.12.2018)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea by Malayalam actor Dileep, one of the accused in a case related to the sexual assault of a woman actor, for an i.....

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Inform Whether Any State Fund is Utilised for Women’s Wall: Kerala HC to State(20.12.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the state to inform whether any government fund is being utilised for the promotion and formation of the Women’s Wall o.....

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Maternity Benefits to Contractual Employees can't be Denied: Kerala HC(03.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has reiterated that maternity benefits cannot be denied to women employees just because they are contractual employees.

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Questioning Rights of Pandalam Royal Family Over Sabarimala(03.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has dismissed PIL seeking a direction to Travancore Devaswom Board to take over Thiruvabharanam belonging to Lord Ayyappa from the R.....

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Worshipper can't Maintain Suit for Recovery of Possession of Temple Property: Kerala HC(07.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has allowed a second appeal on principle that a worshipper cannot maintain a suit for recover of possession of property dedicated to.....

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Sabrimala Case: Kerala HC Denies Anticipatory Bail to Actor Kollam Thulasi(14.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected anticipatory bail plea of film actor Kollam Thulasi who made grossly derogatory and violence inciting speech against wo.....

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Kerala HC Stays Criminal Defamation Proceedings Against Arnab Goswami Filed by Shashi Tharoor(17.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has stayed proceedings in criminal defamation case filed by Shashi Tharoor against Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV.

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Kerala HC Disqualifies Kerala MLA for Election Malpractice(18.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has set aside 2016 election of Karat Razack from Koduvally assembly constituency in Kozhikode for election malpractice.

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Kerala HC Disqualifies Kerala MLA for Election Malpractice(18.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has set aside 2016 election of Karat Razack from Koduvally assembly constituency in Kozhikode for election malpractice.

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No Sales Tax to be Levied on Medicines and Surgical Tools Used in Medical Procedures: Kerala HC(21.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that medicines, implants and other materials used during procedures at hospitals do not constitute sale of goods, and henc.....

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Kerala High Court Stays GST on Tax Collected at Source on Cars(21.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has stayed imposition of goods and services tax (GST) on tax collected at source (TCS).

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Kerala HC Stays GST Levy on TCS Amount Collected by Vehicle Dealers(22.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has stayed the levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the amount collected by them as Tax Collected at Source (TCS) from vehicle pu.....

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Can't Reject Incomplete Applications Attributable to Technical Glitches in PSC Website: Kerala HC(22.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has refused to allow disqualification of teaching candidates on the ground that they had not submitted their NET qualification certi.....

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Private Hospitals are Covered Under Payment of Gratuity Act : Kerala HC(23.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that private hospitals are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

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Can't Claim Exorbitant Amounts from Parents Towards 'Marriage Expenses': Kerala HC(29.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that only the minimum amount required for conducting a simple marriage function can be claimed by a daughter as 'marria.....

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LMV Licence Holders can Drive Transport Vehicle: Kerala High Court(29.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that a person having a licence to drive light motor vehicles (LMV) should be granted authorisation to drive a transport veh.....

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CD Admissible in Evidence in Family Court Even Without Certification : Kerala HC(30.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that a compact disc (CD) is admissible in evidence in proceedings in Family Court even without certification under Section .....

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PSC Advisees Entitled to be Appointed As Reserved Conductors in KSRTC: Kerala HC(05.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that the PSC advisees are entitled to be appointed to the post of 'Reserved Conductors' in the Kerala State Road Transport .....

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GST Amendment Doesn't Take Away States' Power to Proceed Against VAT Liability: Kerala HC(07.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has repelled challenge to constitutional validity of Section 174 of Kerala Goods and Services Tax 2017 (KGST Act), which reserved t.....

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Permanent Lok Adalat Shall be Treated as Second Appellate Authority: Kerala HC(18.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed that Permanent Lok Adalat in state shall be treated as final level appellate authority in Grievance Redressal Mechanism.....

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Initiates Suo Motu Proceedings Regarding Youth Congress Hartal(18.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has initiated suo motu proceedings against the state wide hartal announced by Youth congress today.

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CIVIL - No one is Allowed to Stop Vehicles or Force Anyone to Close Down Shops During Hartal: Kerala HC(20.02.2019)

Kerala High court has made it clear that nobody has a right to prevent other citizens from exercising their fundamental rights to carry on business or.....

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CIVIL - No one is Allowed to Stop Vehicles or Force Anyone to Close Down Shops During Hartal: Kerala HC(20.02.2019)

Kerala High court has reiterated that nobody has a right to prevent other citizens from exercising their fundamental rights to carry on business or tr.....

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Issues Guidelines for Appointment of Guardian to Patients Lying in State of Coma(21.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that no specific provision is available in any Statutes to deal with procedure for such appointment of Guardian to a vi.....

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Issues Guidelines for Appointment of Guardian to Patients Lying in State of Coma(21.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that no specific provision is available in any statute to deal with procedure for appointment of Guardian to a victim l.....

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EDUCATION - Educational Officers Have No Disciplinary Control over Teachers in CBSE Schools: Kerala HC(21.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that the educational officers under the Kerala Education Act and Rules made thereunder have no disciplinary control over te.....

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CRIMINAL - Playing Rummy for Stakes Amounts to Offence of Gambling: Kerala HC(27.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that rummy is a game of skill and playing it for innocent pastime is not an offence but playing rummy for stakes is an offe.....

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SERVICE - Kerala HC Stays Order Sanctioning Eligible Leave with Salary for Government Employees(27.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has stayed a Government order which accorded to grant eligible leave/casual leave to the Government employees and teachers who had n.....

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CIVIL - Disciplinary Action Against CBSE School Teacher can't be Challenged in Writ Petition: Kerala HC(28.02.2019)

Supreme Court has stayed its February 13 order in relation to eviction of persons who have not been successful in establishing their claims as forest-.....

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CIVIL - Prosecution Under Customs Act Not Barred in Regard to Art Treasures: SC(28.02.2019)

Supreme Court has held that prosecution under Sections 132 and 135(1)(a) of the Customs Act, 1962, is not barred in regard to the antiquities or art t.....

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CUSTOMS - Prosecution Under Customs Act Not Barred in Regard to Art Treasures: SC(28.02.2019)

Supreme Court has held that prosecution under Sections 132 and 135(1)(a) of the Customs Act, 1962, is not barred in regard to the antiquities or art t.....

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CUSTOMS - Prosecution Under Customs Act Not Barred in Regard to Art Treasures: SC(28.02.2019)

Supreme Court has held that prosecution under Sections 132 and 135(1)(a) of the Customs Act, 1962, is not barred in regard to the antiquities or art t.....

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FAMILY - Adopt Liberal Approach while Dealing with Divorce Pleas Based on Mutual Consent: Kerala HC(05.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that a liberal approach needs to be adopted while dealing with divorce applications based on mutual consent.

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Issues Ultimatum to Local Self Government Institutions Regarding Illegal Flex Boards(06.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has issued a final ultimatum to all local self-government institutions in state and issued directions to take urgent action to remov.....

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Directs District Collectors to be Present in Proceedings Regarding Formation of Kerala Bank(06.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed seven District Collectors to be present in person during meeting to be held at district banks concerning finalising the.....

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ELECTION - Kerala HC Bans Use of Flex and Non Biodegradable Materials for Election Campaigning(12.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has banned use of flex and other non-biodegradable materials for campaigning throughout state ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

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CIVIL - Failure to Pay Mobile Bills Not a Crime but a Civil Disputer between Operator & Customer: Kerala HC(13.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has quashed a criminal 'cheating' case against a man accused of not paying Mobile bills and observed that transaction involved as be.....

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CIVIL - Parishioners can't be Deprived of Their Right to Burial in Church Cemetery: Kerala HC(15.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that irrespective of his/her allegiance, a parishioner cannot be deprived of his/her right to burial in the church of which.....

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Strikes Down Discriminatory Girls' Hostel Rules(18.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has struck down a stipulation in Hostel Rules which barred girl boarders from going for the first and second show movies and observe.....

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FAMILY - Second Divorce Petition on Same Grounds Maintainable If Based on New Facts: Kerala HC(18.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has held in a case that a spouse who suffered dismissal of original petition for dissolution of marriage on ground of cruelty, deser.....

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CIVIL - Lack of Parental Care One of the Reasons for Child's Addiction to Online Video Games: Kerala HC(22.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that lack of parental care is perhaps one of the reasons for child getting addicted to online games, while dealing with.....

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FAMILY - Kerala HC: Divorce Petition Can Be Filed Through Power Of Attorney(25.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a petition seeking divorce under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act can be filed through a power of attorney.

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TENANCY - Kerala High Court: Tenant Cannot Question Choice of Landlord to Live in a 'Hut Like Structure'(25.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that a tenant cannot question the choice of a landlord to live in a 'hut like structure' and if the desire of the landl.....

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- Sabarimala Case: SC Dismisses Govt's Plea To Transfer Petitions Pending Before HC To Supreme Court(25.03.2019)

SC while dismissing the application seeking transfer of petitions over the Sabarimala Temple entry controversy pending in the Kerala High Court to its.....

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CIVIL - Sabarimala Case: SC Dismisses Govt's Plea To Transfer Petitions Pending Before HC To Supreme Court(25.03.2019)

SC while dismissing the application seeking transfer of petitions over the Sabarimala Temple entry controversy pending in the Kerala High Court to its.....

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ELECTION - Kerala HC: Nothing Wrong in Sitting MLAs Contesting Elections(28.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed the Indian Constitution permits sitting MLAs to contest Lok Sabha elections and the law only prohibits holding two post.....

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Employee's Pension Should be Proportional to Salary: SC Upholds Kerala HC Judgment(02.04.2019)

Supreme Court has dismissed Special Leave Petition filed by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) against Kerala High Court Judgment setting as.....

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Sister Abhaya Murder Case: Kerala HC Dismisses Discharge Pleas of Accused(10.04.2019)

Kerala High Court has dismissed revision petitions filed by two accused, a priest and nun, seeking their discharge in more than two decade old Sister .....

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Mere Statement Against Govt. or Military Not Sedition: Kerala HC(19.04.2019)

Kerala High Court has acquitted 5 persons who were convicted by a Special Court of National Investigation Agency in 2016 for allegedly organizing a me.....

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Kerala High Court Refuses to Lift Festival Ban on Celebrity Elephant Who Killed 13 Amid Protests(10.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has refused to intervene in the matter related to allowing a partially blind celebrity elephant to take part in the State's largest .....

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Kerala High Court Declines Plea to Stay KSEB’s Work at Santhivanam(15.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected the plea to stay the work being undertaken by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for drawing a 110-kV power line.....

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Kerala High Court: Rape Case can be Quashed When Accused Married the Victim(27.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against a rape accused who married the victim. The man was accused of offences punishable under Sec.....

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Kerala High Court Stays Proceedings Against Arnab Goswami in Criminal Defamation Case(28.05.2019)

Kerala High Court while granting relief to Arnab Goswami, Chief Editor of Republic TV has stayed the proceedings against him in a criminal defamation .....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea by Income Tax Officer Charged for Leaking Informant's Identity(30.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has refused to quash the disciplinary proceedings initiated against an Income Tax officer for allegedly leaking the identity of an i.....

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Kerala High Court: Delay No Sole Ground to Quash Disciplinary Proceedings(31.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has refused to quash the disciplinary proceedings initiated against an Income Tax officer for allegedly leaking the identity of an i.....

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Kerala High Court Shows Displeasure Over Delayed Finalization of Coastal Zone Management Plans(05.06.2019)

Kerala High Court while showing displeasure over the delayed preparation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Kerala under the earlier Coast.....

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Kerala High Court Requests Family Court to Reconsider Wife’s Plea on Maintenance(06.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that a single act of unchastity or a few lapses of virtue will not disentitle a wife from claiming maintenance from her.....

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Kerala High Court: Immovable Property Can Constitute Essence of Offence of Criminal Breach Of Trust(07.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed “In order to establish "entrustment or dominion" over property to an accused person the mere existence of that person's.....

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Kerala High Court: Mere Possession of Sexually Explicit Photos Not an Offence(10.06.2019)

Kerala High Court while holding that mere possession of sexually explicit photos in private custody without circulation or publication will not amount.....

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Kerala High Court: Complaint Under Section 138 NI Act Not Maintainable Against Trustees(10.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has noted that 'Trust' is neither a 'juristic person' nor an 'association of individuals' as per Section 141 Negotiable Instruments .....

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Kerala High Court: Student’s Right to Choose College of His/Her Choice is a Fundamental Right(11.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that "When a student feels that he can secure better education in another college and there is no legal bar in exercise.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Criminal Cases Against Officials Accused of Abetting a Student to Suicide(11.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected criminal cases against two bank officials accused of abetting suicide of a student. After the bank dismissed her applic.....

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Kerala High Court Starts Suo Moto Proceedings Over Snapped Power Line Claiming Two Lives(13.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has taken suo moto notice of the tragic death of two persons due to electrocution from a broken power line and registered a writ pet.....

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Kerala High Court to State Government: Consider Waiving Off Loan Taken for Treating Endosulfan Victim(17.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has requested the State Government to consider writing off a loan availed to treat an endosulfan victim. The victim’s father had ava.....

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Kerala High Court: Removal of Name from Voters’ List Without Hearing Unlawful(18.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that it is illegal to remove a voter from the voters list without giving him an opportunity of hearing. Further any ina.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Income Tax Officers Request to Nullify Misconduct Proceedings(18.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected a petition by the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) wherein the officer pleaded to vacate the order of the Ernakulam.....

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Kerala High Court: CAT Chairman, Members Do Not Occupy High Position of High Court Judge(19.06.2019)

Kerala High Court noted that the post of Members of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is only statutory and not constitutional and that they .....

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Kerala High Court Stays Merger of Education Under Single Directorate in Kerala(19.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has stayed the implementation of Dr MA Khader Committee report which suggested the merger of the High School Directorate, Higher Sec.....

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Assault Bid: Kerala High Court Directs Police to Conduct Probe(20.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kottayam District Police Chief to conduct an investigation into the alleged attempt to assault the Kottayam municip.....

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Kerala High Court: No Deduction in Respect of Delayed Payment of Employee Provident Fund(25.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected the deduction claim made by Harrisons Malayalam wherein it was held that the deduction under Section 36(1)(va) of Incom.....

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Kerala High Court: Cognizance to be Taken at Time of Rendering Judgment/ Final Order(25.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that legitimate stage when the Court could take cognizance of offence of perjury invoking Section 344 of Code of Crimin.....

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Kerala High Court Declines to Stay Anthoor Municipal Secretary's Arrest(27.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has declined to grant protection from arrest to M K Gireesh, the secretary of the municipality that is at the centre of a row after .....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Termination of Teachers in Self-Financing Institutions(04.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has upheld the formation of the Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies (CPAS) by the State Government and approved by the Maha.....

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Kerala High Court: Implement Decision to Abolish Moderation(11.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to implement in four months the decision taken by a meeting of State Education Secretaries to do a.....

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Kerala High Court: Person Adopting Maoist Ideology Cannot be Persecuted(12.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that a person cannot be persecuted by the state authorities merely on suspicion that he or she has embraced Maoist id.....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice to State Govt on PIL Challenging Environmental Clearance for Mall(22.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the State Government and the environment ministry on a PIL challenging the clearance given by the State Envir.....

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Kerala High Court to State Government: Inform Us of Stand on Plea to Revise Reservation List of BC’s(23.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to inform it of its stand on a plea seeking to revise the list of reservation of Backward Classes .....

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Kerala High Court: Human Rights Commission Does not Have Unlimited Jurisdiction(26.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Human Rights Commission does not have unlimited jurisdiction and that it cannot exercise plenary powers in der.....

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Kerala High Court: Only DRTs Can Adjudicate Debt Disputes of More than Rs10 lakh(29.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that adjudication of debt disputes involving more than Rs 10 lakh can only be done by the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) unde.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Single Bench Order for CBI Probe Into Killing of Youth Cong Worker(05.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected a Single Bench Order for a CBI probe into the killing of a Youth Congress worker in Kannur district. The Court allowed .....

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Kerala High Court Declines to Stay Bail of IAS Officer Sriram Venkitaraman in Road Accident Case(08.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has declined to stay a magistrate court order granting bail to Sriram Venkitaraman, the suspended IAS officer accused of killing a j.....

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Kerala High Court: PSC’s Power to Keep Alive Ranked List Cannot be Utilized After its Expiry(13.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that the discretionary power available in the Public Service Commission/PSC to keep alive a ranked list under the Kerala P.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Petition Against Bail to IAS Officer(14.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea seeking cancellation of the bail granted to suspended IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman, who was arrested for alle.....

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Kerala High Court: Deposit of Minimum 20% Fine or Compensation Under Section 148 NI Act Necessary(16.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that there is no scope for exercise of discretion under Section 148 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 which empowers.....

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Kerala High Court Wraps Up PIL Seeking Ban of Maggi Noodles(19.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has closed a Public Interest Litigation seeking ban of Maggi noodles manufactured and sold by Nestle India Limited. Further the Cour.....

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Kerala High Court: 'Demo Cars' Kept by Car Dealers are Required to be Registered(27.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that ‘Demo Cars’ which are kept by dealers to demonstrate a vehicle model to a prospective buyer are required to be regist.....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Response from State Government on Waterlogging(30.08.2019)

Kerala High Court has sought explanation from the State Government on the severe waterlogging in many parts of the Thrissur during the recent floods. .....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice on Plea Challenging RTI (Amendment) Act 2019(06.09.2019)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the vires of the Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019 stating that the r.....

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Kerala High Court: Access to Internet is Fundamental Right(20.09.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that access to Internet is a fundamental right which cannot be taken away arbitrarily. The Court order came on a petition .....

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Kerala High Court Quashes UAPA Against Maoist Leader(23.09.2019)

Kerala High Court has quashed charges under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 registered against Roopesh, a Maoist leader arrested from Tamil.....

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Kerala High Court: Wife Eligible to Maintenance After Divorce if She is not 'Living In Adultery'(27.09.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that to future maintenance to a wife who was divorced on the basis of adultery can be denied only on the ground that she i.....

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Kerala High Court Orders CBI to Probe Periye Twin Murder Case(01.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of Youth Congress workers Kripesh and Sarath Lal at Kallyo.....

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Kerala High Court Directs KSRTC to Reinstate Conductor who Criticised CM(10.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to reinstate a conductor who was suspended for circulating derogato.....

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Kerala High Court Orders Police Aid for Uber Drivers and Commuters(10.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the District Police Chief (Kochi City) to provide sufficient aid to commuters, drivers, and general providers of Uber t.....

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Kerala High Court Directs Ernakulam District Authorities to Hand Over Church Key to Orthodox Faction(11.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the Ernakulam district administration to hand over the key of a church in nearby Piravom to the orthodox faction. The C.....

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Kerala High Court: CCTV Footage not Material Object, Accused Entitled to Get Digital Copy(14.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that CCTV footage of a crime is not a material object and therefore the Accused is entitled to receive a copy if it as per.....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice to Malayalam Actor Mohanlal for Possession of Elephant Tusks(16.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has issued a notice to superstar Mohanlal on a petition that the permission granted to him to keep elephant tusks should be cancelle.....

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Kerala High Court: Banks Cannot Make Customer Pay for Fraudulent Online Transaction(18.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has held that banks cannot recover the money withdrawn through fraudulent online transactions from cash credit and overdraft account.....

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Kerala High Court: Individual Partner Cannot Claim Eviction on Ground for his Occupation of Building(22.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that an individual partner cannot claim eviction on the ground of bonafide need for his or her occupation of the building .....

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Kerala High Court to Government: Make All Roads Motorable Before 31st January 2020(22.10.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the Government and Local Self Government Institutions to repair and maintain all roads to make them motoroble ‘immediat.....

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Kerala High Court: Further Investigation can be Conducted Even After Trial has Started(07.11.2019)

Kerala High Court has noted that it is not necessary for the investigating officer to seek any permission from the Court to conduct further investigat.....

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Kerala High Court Directs Police to Conduct Probe into Killing of Two Suspected Maoists(12.11.2019)

Kerala High Court has directed the police to conduct a probe into the circumstances leading to the killing of two suspected Maoists in an alleged enco.....

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Kerala High Court to Cops: Don’t Chase or Obstruct Two-Wheeler Riders(21.11.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that the police officers are not expected to physically stop vehicles by jumping into the middle of the road thereby co.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Bail Plea of CPM Men Charged under Anti-Terror Law(28.11.2019)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail application of two Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers who were charged earlier under the Unlawful Act.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea Against Publication of Memoir of Kerala Nun(05.12.2019)

Kerala High Court has rejected a petition seeking to stop the publication and distribution of a book penned by a nun on grounds that its contents were.....

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Kerala High Court Upholds Decision to Set Up Gas Crematorium(03.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld permission granted by the District Collector for setting up a gas crematorium proposed by Poothrikka panchayat. The Court.....

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Kerala High Court: Vehicle Cannot be Detained for Non-Filing of GST Returns(06.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that for non filing of Goods and Services Tax returns under Forms GSTR-3B and GSTR-1 cannot be a reason for detaining vehic.....

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Kerala High Court: Maintenance Tribunal's Enquiry Process is Inquisitorial Rather than Adversarial(09.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Maintenance Tribunal under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 has to follow .....

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Kerala High Court: Presumption Under Section 139 NI Act, 1881 Applies to Guarantor Cheques Also(09.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the presumption under Section 139 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(NI Act, 1881) applies even to a cheque issued by.....

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Kerala High Court: Department Circulars Cannot Override Supreme Court Judgment(13.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has ruled that the Circulars issued by the Government Department do not have priority over the decisions of the Supreme Court and Hi.....

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Kerala High Court:Authority of Advance Rulings Does not Have Jurisdiction to Go Beyond Issue Referred(13.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that it is only open to Authority of Advance Rulings to enquire based on terms of the agreement and not venture beyond the .....

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Kerala High Court: Adoption Under HAMA Act, 1956 is Not Contrary to JJ Act, 2015(13.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act, 2015) will not affect the validity of an.....

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Kerala HC: No Absolute Privilege for Statements Made on Oath or Otherwise in Judicial Proceedings(14.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has reiterated that if a party to a judicial proceeding is prosecuted for the criminal offence of defamation in respect of a stateme.....

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Kerala HC Clarifies Issue of Composite Supply Under Goods and Services Tax Regime(20.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has clarified the issue of composite supplies under the Central Goods and Services Tax, 2017, explaining that where the supply is co.....

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Kerala HC Stays Proposed Anti- Citizenship Amendment Act Resolution by District Panchayath(23.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed a move of District Panchayath, Kasargode to pass a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

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Kerala HC: Substantial Rights Cannot be Deprived on Ground of Technical Lapses(23.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the substantial rights available to Petitioners under the Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (GST) cannot be deprived so.....

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Kerala HC: Private Schools under RTE Act Cannot Impart Instructions of Particular Religion(27.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that schools which are required to have recognition under the Right to Education Act (RTE Act), 2009 are not entitled to im.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Public Interest Litigation Against Administering 'Holy Sacrament' in Churches(28.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation against the religious practice of administering holy sacrament in Churches, holding that .....

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Kerala High Court Makes Appeal to Advocates for Contributing to Corpus Fund(28.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central Government to deposit an amount of Rs 1.5 Crores within 15 days in the State-level corpus fund which is mai.....

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Kerala HC: CIAL is not State Instrumentality Under Article 12 of Constitution of India(29.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) cannot be said to be an instrumentality of State within the meaning of Article.....

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Kerala High Court Strikes Down Rule Mandating E-Payment of Wages(30.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has struck down Rule 21A (2) of the Kerala Minimum Wages Rules, 2019 which mandated the payment of wages electronically through bank.....

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Kerala High Court Directs Government to Ensure Children Do Not Carry Heavy School Bags(03.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central and State Governments, the educational authorities including Central Board of Secondary Education, to ensur.....

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Kerala High Court: Results of Voluntary Narco-Analysis Admissible Only for Section 27 Evidence Act(03.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the results of narco-analysis and brain mapping process done on the accused, even if carried out with the consent of t.....

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Kerala High Court: Father's Pension Benefits Not Exempt from Attachment(05.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that a father's pensionary benefits are not immune from attachment towards payment of maintenance to children.

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Kerala High Court: Vigilance Officers to be Treated as Police Officers(13.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) is a specialized police force, constituted in the exercise of the Stat.....

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Kerala High Court: Toddy Shop Licence Not To Be Granted/Renewed in Residential Areas(17.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that no toddy shop shall be located in a residential area infringing the right of privacy of the individual to have res.....

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Kerala High Court Sets Aside Insurance Court’s Order for Being Violative of Statutory Provisions(18.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has set aside an order passed by Insurance Court on the ground that the procedure adopted by the Court is violative of Section 75(2B.....

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Kerala HC: Temporary Reunion During Pendency of Divorce Proceedings Will Not Dissolution of Marriage(24.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the reunion of spouses for a temporary period during the pendency of the proceeding for divorce pursuant to the se.....

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Kerala High Court Refuses to Quash Woman's Complaint Against Youth Who Followed Him(24.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has refused to quash a criminal case against a man accused of following a woman, a total stranger to him, and inviting her to accomp.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Challenge Against Compulsory Retirement of Judicial Officer(26.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Writ Petition challenging an order of compulsory retirement of a judicial officer, observing that there is no scope .....

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Kerala High Court Bans Agitation on Campuses(27.02.2020)

Kerala High Court has banned all forms of agitation by students groups in schools and colleges that disrupt the functioning of educational institution.....

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Kerala HC: Student Organisations Cannot Resort to Strikes in School/College Campuses(02.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has declared that Student Organisations cannot resort to the modes of agitations like Strike, Dharna, Gherao, Processions etc. in sc.....

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Kerala High Court Stays Granting of Njanappana Award to Poet Prabhavarma(02.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed the granting of Njanappana award to poet Prabha Varma, the author of Syama Madhavam.

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Kerala HC: Judicial Officer Aged Above 58.5 Years Not Eligible for Elevation as HC Judge(03.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that for elevation to the Higher judiciary, a Judicial Officer should not be more than 58.5 years of age, as on the date of.....

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Kerala HC: GST Registration Can be Cancelled for Not Furnishing Returns for Six Months(11.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has ruled that the proper officer may cancel the Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration of a person for not furnishing the return.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Content Regulation Powers of Central Government(12.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition challenging the constitutional validity of powers of Centre under the of C.....

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Kerala High Court Stays TRAI Regulation on Freezing of Placement of Channels(12.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has passed an interim order staying the amended provision in Regulation 18(4) of the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Serv.....

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Kerala HC: If Signature is Admitted by Drawer, it is Immaterial if Entries Made by Another Person(17.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that if the drawer admits the signature in the cheque, it is immaterial whether some other person had made the entries in t.....

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Kerala High Court Suspends Breath Analyzer Tests in Airports(19.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has suspended the breath analyzer test conducted as per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation directions for the time being in t.....

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Kerala HC Directs Govt. to Take Measures to Control Price Rise of Face Masks & Hand Sanitizers(20.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Government to take measures to control the price rise of the essential commodities, like face masks and hand saniti.....

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Kerala HC Stays Recovery Steps in Tax, SARFAESI Matters till April 6(20.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has passed a general order staying all coercive steps for recovery in Income Tax, Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax, Building T.....

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Kerala HC Slaps 50K Costs on Man Seeking Home Delivery of Liquor in View of COVID 19 Outbreak(23.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 50,000 on a man who filed a Writ Petition seeking a direction to the Beverages Corporation to decide to ma.....

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Kerala HC Extends All Interim Orders Passed by HC and Subordinate Courts(25.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has extended the subsistence of all the interim orders passed by it and the Courts subordinate to it till 14th April, 2020, in view .....

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Kerala HC Instructs All Judicial Officers to Hear Urgent Matters from Their Residences(25.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has instructed all the Judicial Officers of its subordinate Courts to hear urgent matters from their respective residences.

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Kerala HC Directs Police to Make No Arrests Except Where it is Inevitable(26.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed that the Police should not make arrests, except where it is inevitable. The Court has also said that the Police will be.....

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Kerala High Court to Remain Closed Till 14th April(26.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has extended the subsistence of all the interim orders passed by it and the Courts subordinate to it till 14th April, 2020 and has d.....

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Kerala HC Asks Karnataka Government to Consider Emergency Medical Needs of Patients(31.03.2020)

Kerala High Court has asked the Karnataka Government if the emergency medical needs of patients from Kasargod district, who are more proximate to hosp.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Report from Govt on Steps Taken to Provide Food & Shelter to Migrant Workers(01.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala Government to submit a report regarding the steps taken to provide food and shelter to migrant workers throu.....

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Kerala HC Gives Time for Resolution on Karnataka's Road Blockade(02.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has granted time till 5.30 PM on 2nd April, 2020 for the amicable resolution of the dispute related to road blockade imposed by Karn.....

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Kerala HC Directs Union Govt to Remove Karnataka's Border Blockade for Emergency Medical Cases(02.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Union Government to remove the border blockade imposed by Karnataka to allow entry for patients from Kerala to acce.....

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Kerala HC Stays Govt Decision to Supply Liquor on Doctor Certifying Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome(02.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed the order issued by the Kerala Government on 30th March, 2020 as per which Excise Department can permit supply of alcohol.....

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Kerala High Court Allows Abortion for 14 Year Old Rape Survivor(06.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has allowed the termination of 24-week long pregnancy of a 14-year-old rape survivor, based on the opinion of the Medical Board that.....

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Kerala HC Directs District Labour Officers to Monitor Conditions of Migrant Labourers(06.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed all District Labour Officers to work in coordination with the respective District Legal Services Authorities to monitor.....

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Kerala HC Allows Plea of Cat Owner Who Was Denied Pass to Buy Pet Food(06.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has allowed a cat owner's plea to allow him to buy pet-food amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Kerala HC: Choice to Rear Pets Traceable to Fundamental Right to Privacy Under Article 21(07.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the choice to rear pets is traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.....

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Kerala HC Constitutes Special Bench to Hear Bail Applications Through Video Conferencing(07.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has constituted a Special Bench to hear Bail Applications. The Court has started hearing bail applications from 6th April, 2020 thro.....

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Kerala HC Directs Bar Council to Give Details of Corpus for Welfare of Advocates(08.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Bar Council of Kerala to file a statement explaining the details of their proposal to distribute funds for the welf.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Centre's Response on Plea to Repatriate Indians Stranded in UAE(13.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought the response of the Central Government on a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for the repatriation of Indian .....

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Kerala HC to Conduct Hearings During Summer Vacation Via Video Conferencing(14.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has announced that it will sit through the midsummer vacation, 2020 and will hear urgent cases via Video Conferencing.

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Kerala HC Directs Release of All Vehicles Seized for Lockdown Violations on Personal Bond of Owner(17.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has passed a general order directing the release of all vehicles seized by police for alleged violations of lockdown guidelines on t.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Govt Explanation on Foreign Jurisdiction Clause and Lack of Law Dept Sanction(21.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought explanation from the Kerala Government on the foreign jurisdiction clause in the contract with United States-company Spri.....

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Kerala HC Asks Centre About Exemption for Advocates Offices to Ensure 'Access to Justice'(22.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought to know from the Central Government if it was possible to grant relaxations for advocates from the lockdown, expressing t.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Details of Aid Given Through Embassies to Indians Stranded in Gulf Nations(22.04.2020)

Kerala high Court has directed the Central Government to file a statement giving specific details of the financial and medical assistance granted thro.....

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Kerala HC: Condition to Deposit Amount in Corona Relief Fund for Bail is Unjust & Improper(23.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has quashed the bail condition imposed by a Sessions Judge that the petitioner should deposit an amount of Rs 25,000/- towards the C.....

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Kerala HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance of Pollution of River Periyar(23.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has taken suo-motu cognizance of news reports highlighting contamination of River Periyar, since the pollution of river Periyar can .....

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Kerala HC Restrains Sprinklr from Breaching Data Confidentiality(27.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has passed a slew of directions to address the concerns of data confidentiality over the controversial Sprinklr deal to process data.....

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Kerala HC Stays Kerala Move to Defer Govt Staff Salary(29.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed the State Government’s order on deferring payment of a month’s salary to its staffers in a bid to mobilise COVID-19 funds.....

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Kerala HC: Nurses in Other States May Raise Their Grievances Before Nodal Officers(01.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has disposed off a Public Interest Litigation seeking to bring back the COVID-19 affected/ vulnerable Nurses of Kerala from other St.....

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Kerala HC: Expression of Name is Part of Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression(04.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that expression of one's name in the manner one wishes is a Fundamental Right enshrined under Article 19(1)(a) of the Const.....

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Kerala HC Quashes Decision to Exclude JV of Contractor Accused of 'Palarivattom Flyover Scam'(05.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has reiterated the principle that the blacklisting of a contractor cannot be done without affording an opportunity of prior hearing......

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Kerala HC: Pending Cases "Ripe For Hearing" Will Also be Taken up During Vacation Period(05.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has released a broad schedule for sitting of vacation benches that will hear urgent cases and other cases that are the stage of disp.....

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Kerala HC Refuses to Stay Ordinance for Deferment of Salary Payment in Public Emergencies(06.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has refused to grant interim relief of stay in the petitions challenging the Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Pr.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Response on Plea Challenging Mandatory Imposition of 'Aargoya Setu' on Employees(08.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought the response of the Central Government on a Writ Petition challenging the directives issued by the Centre making the use .....

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Kerala HC Declares Kerala Tax on Paper Lotteries Act Unconstitutional(11.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has declared that the Kerala Tax on Paper Lotteries Act, 2005 is unconstitutional, observing that the Act was lacking legislative co.....

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Kerala HC Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Children Below 7 Yrs of Age, Accused of Rape(11.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed all the criminal proceedings and has directed the concerned authorities to forthwith put the case where three children, b.....

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Kerala HC: Centre to Take Steps for Free of Cost Repatriation of Indians Unable to Meet Flight Fare(11.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Government of India must take adequate steps to ensure repatriation of those who are unable to meet the flight.....

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Kerala HC: Allow Entry Without Necessary Entry Passes at Walayar Checkpost(11.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala Government to allow the entry of persons who got stranded at Walayar checkpost without the necessary 'entry .....

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Kerala HC Seeks Statement from Centre on Data Privacy Safeguards of 'Aarogya Setu' App(12.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought a statement from the Central Government on the data privacy safeguards of the 'Aarogya Setu', the contact tracing app dev.....

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Kerala HC: State Has to Wake Up and Legislate Appropriate Enactments to Curtail Social Media War(13.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the State has to wake up and legislate appropriate enactments to curtail the social media war, highlighting the li.....

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Kerala HC Pulls Up Bar Council for Delay in Implementing Order on Stipend for Junior Advocates(13.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has come down heavily upon the State Bar Council for "grave delay" in implementation of 2018 Government order whereby sanction was a.....

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Kerala HC: Centre to Consider Dilution of 14-day Institutional Quarantine Period(14.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has opined that "it is for the Central Government to consider the request made by the State Government for departure from the Standa.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Reply from Centre on Steps Taken on Repatriation of Stranded Non-Keralites(14.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought for instructions from both the Central and State Governments over the steps taken to bring back Keralites who have been s.....

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Kerala HC Extends Interim Orders Till June 30(19.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has extended the subsistence of all the interim orders passed by it and the Courts subordinate to it till 30th June, 2020.

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Kerala HC Directs Inquiry for Violation of Order to Avoid Arrest Unless Inevitable(20.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the District Police Chief to initiate an enquiry into the conduct of an Investigating Officer, who arrested an accused .....

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Kerala HC Mandates Production of Accused Before Magistrate Via Electronic Means Only(26.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has instructed that production of an accused before the Magistrates and Special Judges in the State will be done via electronic mean.....

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Kerala High Court Launches Paperless Certified Copy Service(27.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has launched its digitized "paperless certified copy service" to provide online certified copies of orders and judgments to advocate.....

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Kerala HC Grants Relief to Cardiac Patient Who Complained of Denial of Treatment(27.05.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the State authorities to take up the request for medical review of a cardiac patient at the earliest, after he moved th.....

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Kerala HC: Benefit u/s 427 CrPC Can be Claimed Before Court Dealing with Subsequent Offences(14.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the benefit under Section 427 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) can be claimed only before the Court .....

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Kerala HC: Lockdown Restrictions Applicable to Political Parties & Associations Also(15.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has clarified that the directives issued by the Centre and the State Governments restricting social gatherings in view of the COVID-.....

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Kerala HC Sets Aside Recruitment of District Judge on Not Being Advocate on Date of Appointment(20.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has set aside the appointment of a District and Sessions Judge, who was selected via direct recruitment, on the ground that he was n.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Investigation Against Kerala CM & His Former Secretary(23.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking Central Bureau of Investigation/ National Investigation Agency investigation in t.....

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Kerala HC Stays Munsiff-Magistrate Notification on Finding That it Excluded EWS Reservation(23.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed a High Court notification dated 20th June, 2020 inviting applications for appointment to the post of Munsiff-Magistrate, .....

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Kerala HC Directs Panchayat to Provide Dalit Sisters Laptops for Online Education(23.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Panchayat to provide two Dalit sisters with laptops to aid them with online education.

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Kerala HC Upholds Taking Over of Residential Apartment by DDMA(24.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a plea challenging take-over of an Apartment building for using it as COVID First Line Treatment Centre.

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Kerala HC: Merely Inciting Feelings of One Community Cannot Attract Section 153A IPC(27.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that merely inciting the feelings of one community or group without any reference to any other community or group canno.....

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Kerala HC: No Absolute Bar on Permitting Residential Use of Paddy Land(27.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that there is no absolute prohibition in considering an application seeking permission to use paddy land for residential pu.....

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Kerala HC Closes PIL Against Former Indian Ambassador For Allegedly Insulting National Flag(28.07.2020)

Kerala High Court has closed a Public Interest Litigation that sought action against Sanjiv Arora, a former Indian Ambassador for allegedly insulting .....

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Kerala HC: Presumption u/s 29 POCSO Act Does Not Affect Obligation of Prosecution(06.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the presumption under Section 29 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 Act does not, in any.....

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Kerala HC: Anticipatory Bail Cannot be Granted Merely Because 'Nothing was Recovered' from Accused(06.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that anticipatory bail cannot be granted in an Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 case merely because 'no.....

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Kerala HC: No Bar on Filing Anticipatory Bail Applications in Triple Talaq Cases(10.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that Anticipatory Bail application under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is not barred in a case in wh.....

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Kerala HC: Court Can Declare Property Free of Encumbrance Against Will of Encumbrancer(10.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has stated that as per Section 57 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, Courts have the power to declare a property free of encumbr.....

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Kerala HC Quashes Criminal Proceedings Against Man Who Shared Political Posts in Facebook(10.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against a man accused of sharing a few political posts in Facebook against the Left Democratic Fron.....

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Kerala HC Expresses Concerns About Police Officers Conducting Press Meetings(13.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has expressed its concerns about the police officers conducting press meetings in respect of ongoing criminal investigations in 'sen.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Seeking 10% EWS Quota in Higher Secondary Admissions(14.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation that sought direction to the State to earmark 10% quota for economically weaker section s.....

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Kerala HC: Notice to Defacto Complainant Need Not be Issued in Bail Applications(18.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that it is not necessary for a Court to issue a notice to the defacto complainant suo motu or direct the accused to imp.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Bail Petition of Jolly Joseph Accused of Murder(18.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail Petition filed by Jolly Joseph accused of murder of six of her family members over a span of 17 years by admi.....

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Kerala HC Upholds Validity of SBI Contributory Pension Scheme(20.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld the validity of the State Bank of India Employees Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, setting aside the judgment passed .....

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Kerala HC: Govt Decision to Open More Liquor Shops/Bars/Parlours Cannot Be Said to be Unconstitutiona(21.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that the decision of the State Government in opening more liquor shops, bars/parlours, cannot be said to be violative o.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Lawyer's PIL Seeking Regulation of Print & Electronic Media(24.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by a lawyer who sought framing of guidelines to regulate Print and Electronic Media.....

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Kerala HC Directs CBI to 'Further Investigate Periya Twin Murder Case(27.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld the Single Bench order directing Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate further in Periya twin murder case.

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Kerala HC: Downloading of Aarogya Setu App Not Mandatory for Domestic Flight Passengers(27.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has recorded the submission made on behalf of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) that the downloading of the Aarogya Setup app is .....

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Kerala HC: Aided Education Institutions Bound to Provide Reservation in Employment(31.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the provisions relating to reservation in employment for physically challenged persons would apply to aided Schools an.....

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Kerala HC: AYUSH Doctors Not to Prescribe Cure for COVID-19(31.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that AYUSH Doctors shall not prescribe tablets or mixtures as cure for COVID-19, but only as an immunity booster.

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Kerala HC: Accused Charged with Attempt to Rape Entitled to Statutory Bail(31.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that an accused charged for attempt to rape under Section 511 read with Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 , is ent.....

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Kerala HC: Convenience of Wife Has to be Preferred in Matrimonial Disputes(09.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that in matrimonial disputes, while considering transfer Petitions, the convenience of the wife has to be preferred ove.....

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Kerala HC Directs State & Centre to Finalize Socio Economic Caste Survey(10.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the State and Central Governments to take steps to finalise the report of socio-economic study of socially and educatio.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Response from Govt on SARFAESI Proceedings on Loan Accounts(11.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has sought response from the Central Government about the banks' plea seeking permission to continue Securitisation and Reconstructi.....

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Kerala HC: Not Mandatory to Hear Victim While Considering Rape Accused's Plea for Default Bail(14.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that provision contained in Section 439(1A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not apply to an application for bail und.....

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Kerala HC Directs Private School to Not Expel Students for Non-Payment of Fees(21.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has restrained a private school from expelling students, merely for the reason that necessary fees has not been paid yet for online .....

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Kerala HC: Condition to Provide Basic Amenities to a Senior Citizen to be Expressed in Transfer Deed(23.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the condition as required under Section 23(1) of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007,.....

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Kerala HC Mandates Use of A4 Sheets with Double Side Printing from November 2(24.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has mandated the use of A4 sheets for filing Petitions, Affidavits, memoranda of Appeal and other proceedings before it from 2nd Nov.....

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Kerala HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to Christian Preacher Accused of Promoting Religious Enmity(24.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has granted anticipatory bail to Christian preacher who has been accused of promoting religious enmity.

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Kerala HC: Writ Petition Under Article 226 Against NCLT Order Not Maintainable(25.09.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that writ jurisdiction under Article 226 cannot be invoked to challenge an order passed by the National Company Law Tribuna.....

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Kerala HC Upholds Constitutional Validity of Kerala State Commission for SC-STs Act(01.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Kerala State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act, 2007.

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Kerala HC Declines Stay on CBI Investigation in LIFE Mission Case(01.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has refused to stay the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) in the 'LIFE Mission' case.

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Kerala HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Relaxation of Minimum Qualifying Marks(01.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has issued notice on a writ petition seeking relaxation of the requirement of 45% minimum qualifying marks for admission to three-ye.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Quo Warranto Plea Challenging Appointment of Former Judge(09.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a quo warranto petition against Justice G. Sasidharan, who is Chairman, Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes.

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Kerala HC: States Can Provide In-Service Quota in PG-Super Speciality Medical Courses(12.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be giv.....

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Kerala HC: Obtaining Consent for Marriage Without Revealing Cardiac Ailments is Fraud(13.10.2020)

Kerala High Court held in a matrimonial dispute, wherein the wife, without revealing her cardiac ailments, had obtained the consent of the husband for.....

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Kerala HC Stays CBI Investigation Against LIFE Mission CEO For 2 Months(14.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed for two months the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation against the Chief Executive Officer of the LIFE Mi.....

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Kerala HC Directs ED Not to Arrest M Sivasankar IAS in Gold Smuggling Case(15.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate not to arrest M Sivasankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the office of Kerala Chief Mi.....

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Kerala HC Stays Decision of ESI Corporation to Cancel IP Quota in Medical/Dental Colleges(19.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed further proceedings pursuant to the notice issued by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) informing that seats fi.....

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Kerala HC Directs Customs Not to Arrest M.Sivasankar in Gold Smuggling Case(20.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Customs Department not to arrest the former Principal Secretary to Kerala Chief Minister, M. Sivasankar IAS, till 2.....

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Kerala HC Grants Certificate for Appeal to SC While Quashing Appointment of District Judge(20.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld a judgment setting aside the appointment of a District Judge on the ground that, at the time of issuing the order of appo.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses CBI's Petition for Early Hearing in LIFE Mission Case(21.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking early posting of the petitions filed to quash th.....

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Kerala HC Acquits 4 RSS Workers Accused in Political Murder Case(22.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has acquitted 4 RSS workers in a political murder case, remarking that seriousness of the crime by itself cannot be taken as a facto.....

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Kerala HC Asks NUALS to Consider Granting Waiver on Fees for Gym & Bus Facility(26.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to consider waiving of fees for Gym and Transit (Bus) facilit.....

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Kerala HC: No Blanket Order Should be Passed Under S.438 CrPC to Prevent Arrest(26.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that when no crime is registered against a person, it is not permissible to grant him/her anticipatory bail, on the reason .....

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Kerala HC Orders Discharge of Patient Held Hostage by Hospital Over Non-Payment of Bills(26.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has ordered the Hospital, accused of not discharging the patient due to non-payment of medical bills, to immediately discharge the p.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Quashing of Proceedings in LIFE Mission Project Case(28.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed as non-maintainable, a Public Interest Litigation, seeking to quash the proceedings before a Single Bench of the High .....

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Kerala High Court Denies Pre-Arrest Bail to M Siva Sankar IAS in Gold Smuggling Case(28.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has denied anticipatory bail to M Siva Sankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala, in the cases register.....

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Kerala HC Denies Anticipatory Bail to M Siva Sankar on Alleged Money Laundering(29.10.2020)

Kerala High Court has denied anticipatory bail to M Siva Sankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala, observing that there .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Against EC’s Decision Disqualifying Members of Gram Panchayat(02.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed Writ Petitions filed against the decision of Election Commission of India declaring the petitioners "disqualified" for.....

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Kerala HC: Akbari Officers Can Register Crimes Under Akbari Act(02.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the Abkari Officers, can register a crime under Abkari Act, 1077, by invoking Section 154 of Criminal Procedure Code, .....

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Kerala HC: Benefit of Gratuity Act Cannot Be Denied to Employee by Designating as Trainee(03.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that an employer cannot deny the benefit of Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to an employee by designating him/her as trai.....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice on PIL Challenging Order to Implement Economic Reservation(06.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition which challenges the recent decision of the Government of Kerala to.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PC George MLA's Plea Seeking Postponement of Local Body Elections(06.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed pleas challenging the conduct of elections to Local Bodies in Kerala, for the year 2020, in the midst of COVID-19 pand.....

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Kerala HC: Court Cannot Take Cognizance of Private Complaint Against Notary Public(09.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that no Court shall take cognisance of any offence committed by a notary public in exercise or purported exercise of hi.....

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Kerala HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to 3 Women Accused of Assaulting YouTuber Over Vulgar Comments(10.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has granted anticipatory bail to famous dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and feminist activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arackal who ar.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging Allocation of Reserved Seats for Ensuring Election(12.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of writ petitions challenging allocation of reserved seats to different wards/divisions of some of the local b.....

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Kerala High Court Upholds Constitutionality of Reverse Burden of Proof Under POCSO Act(12.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Sections 29 and 30 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act.....

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Kerala High Court Quashes Criminal Proceedings Against Ex-MLA(13.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against former MLA Dominic Presentation observing that leading peaceful and non-violent procession .....

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Kerala High Court Quashes Defamation Case Against Manorama Editors(17.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has quashed a defamation complaint registered against the Chief Editor, Managing Editor and Publisher of Malayala Manorama Daily.

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Probe Into Air Crash Occurred at Calicut International Airport(18.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by a lawyer seeking a probe into air crash that occurred at the Calicut Internation.....

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Kerala HC: Successive Reservation to Offices of Local Authorities Illegal(18.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has stated that successive reservation to the offices of the Chairpersons and President of the local authorities is illegal.

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Kerala HC Directs EC to Get Declaration from Candidates About Support from Coalition(19.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Election Commission (EC) to obtain a written declaration from candidates about the support from a coalition in orde.....

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Kerala HC Directs Kochi Corporation, PWD to Make Roads More Accessible to Differently Abled(19.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the Corporation of Kochi as well as the Public Works Department are duty bound under law to make necessary arrangement.....

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Kerala HC Restrains Revenue from Recovering Amount Refunded as Levy of Service Tax(20.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has restrained the Revenue from recovering the amounts refunded since the levy of service tax on the payment in lieu of foreign agen.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea for Allowing Relatives to Wash Dead Bodies of COVID-19 Victims(23.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has refused to issue any direction to the State Government or the Union Government to overlook its Guidelines (COVID Protocol) and t.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Govt to Implement Rule 151-A of the Kerala Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989(24.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to effectively implement Rule 151-A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, notifications, and C.....

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Kerala HC: Husband will be Deemed to Hold Trust of Properties Entrusted to Him Before Marriage(24.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that even after the dissolution of the marriage, the husband will be deemed to hold in trust the properties entrusted with .....

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Kerala HC Directs KUHS to Ensure Covid Positive Students Write Their Exams as per Health Guidelines(24.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) to ensure that all its students, who have tested Covid positive, are en.....

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Kerala HC: Use of Term “Gomatha’ as Synonym for Meat in Cooking. Hurts Religious Feelings(24.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has observed that use of term "Gomatha" as a synonym for meat in a cookery show is prima facie likely to hurt the religious feelings.....

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Kerala HC: Order of Commercial Court u/s 9 of Arbitration & Conciliation Act Appealable(25.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that an order under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 passed by a Commercial Court below the level of.....

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Kerala HC: PIL Based Purely on Paper Report Not Maintainable(27.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has stated that Public Interest Litigation filed purely on the basis of paper report is not maintainable.

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Kerala High Court Stays Plastic Ban in Sabarimala(30.11.2020)

Kerala High Court while rejecting the plea of the Special Commissioner seeking to lift the ban observed that in fighting the pandemic, while permittin.....

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Kerala HC Directs CBSE to Consider Representation Against New Application Format(01.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider a representation against its new application format regardi.....

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Kerala HC: Arrest Under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act to be Conducted by Special Police Officer(01.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has made it clear that any investigation or arrest under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 has to be conducted only by a Sp.....

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Kerala HC: Rent Control Court Has Power to Condone Delay Under Section 5 of Limitation Act(07.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that a Rent Control Court has the power to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963.

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Kerala HC Stays Govt Decision to Blacklist Pricewaterhouse Coopers from IT-Related Projects(07.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed the decision of the Kerala Government to blacklist premier consultancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers Private Ltd (PwC) fro.....

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Kerala HC: Any Form of Sexual Approach That is Unwelcome is ‘Sexual Harassment’(08.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that any form of sexual approach or behaviour that is unwelcome will come under the definition of 'sexual harassment' under.....

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Kerala HC Directs CRPF to Take Over Kothamangalam Marthoman Cheriyapalli Church(09.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central Reserve Police Force to take over the Kothamangalam Marthoman Cheriyapalli Church, which is embroiled in th.....

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Kerala HC Pulls Up CBSE for Expressing Inability to Check Overcharging of School Fees(11.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has pulled up the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for "washing their hands off" on the issues pertaining to collection o.....

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Kerala HC Stays Order on Prospective Application of Notification Raising Threshold for Insolvency(14.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has stayed the order of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Kochi which held that the notification raising the threshold limit .....

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Kerala HC Denies Bail to Former PWD Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom Flyover Scam(14.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail application filed by former PWD minister VK Ebrahim Kunju in the Palarviattom flyover scam.

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Kerala HC: Withholding of Title Deeds Towards Security Doesn't Involve Public Duty(17.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has ruled that providing of credit facility or providing of loan on the strength of title deeds given in security cannot be said to .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses CM Raveendran's Plea Challenging Summons by Enforcement Directorate(18.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by CM Raveendran, Additional Private Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala, challenging th.....

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Kerala High Court Rejects Couple's Plea to Abort 35 Weeks(18.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has rejected a plea filed by a married couple seeking permission for carrying out medical termination of pregnancy at a gestational .....

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Kerala HC: ‘Res Ipsa Loquitor’ Will Apply in Cases of Medical Negligence(28.12.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the principle of 'res ipsa loquitor' will apply in a case of medical negligence if a patient suffers a complication wh.....

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Kerala HC Quashes Rules to Regulate Sale of Other-State Lotteries(04.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed the rules brought by the Kerala government to regulate sale of other-state lotteries holding that the state government l.....

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Kerala High Court Sets Aside Bail Granted to Thwaha Fasal in UAPA Case(05.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has set aside the order passed by by Special National Investigation Agency Court, Kochi granting bail to Thwaha Fasal in a Unlawful .....

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Kerala HC Refuses Relief to Candidate Who Could Not Appear for CAT 2020(08.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has refused to grant relief to a candidate who could not appear for the Common Admission Test 2020 after being positive for Covid-19.....

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Kerala HC Directs Decision on Sanoo's Plea to Disqualify Vellappally & Ors as Directors(11.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Inspector General of Registration to take a decision on the complaint filed by noted writer Professor M K Sanoo see.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Challenging CBI Investigation in LIFE Mission Project(12.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the petitions challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case related to alleged corruption and FEMA vio.....

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Kerala HC: Accused to be Subjected to Breath Analyser Test to Attract Offence of Drunk Driving(15.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that in order to attract the offence of drunken driving under Section 185(a) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the accused s.....

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Kerala High Court Directs Govt to Consider Private Labs' Objections Against Price Cap(18.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala Government to consider the grievances of private laboratories against the November order which capped the pr.....

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Kerala HC: Mere Suspicion of Mis-Classification of Goods Cannot be Basis for Detention of Goods(18.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that mere suspicion of mis-classification of goods cannot be the basis for a detention of goods under Section 129 of the Ce.....

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Kerala HC: Trial Judges Do Not Have Discretion to Prune or Reject List of Witnesses(20.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that the trial Judges do not have absolute discretion to prune or reject the list of witnesses submitted by the accused.....

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Kerala HC Directs State to Ensure Uninterrupted Supply of Ration to Tribal Community(21.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State government to ensure uninterrupted supply of ration articles and any other benefits available under law to th.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea by Man for Release of 21-Year Old from Parent’s Custody(22.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by a man claiming to be a 'spiritual guru' seeking release of a 21-year old woman, who .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Re-Opening of Schools & Technical Educational Institutions(25.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the Government of Kerala to permit re-opening and functioning of Schools and Technical E.....

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Kerala HC: Credit Rating Agencies Legally Bound to Consider Objections Against Rating(25.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that updation of CIBIL score is a borrower's statutory right and therefore, credit rating agencies are legally bound to con.....

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Kerala High Court Grants Bail to M Sivasankar in Gold Smuggling Case(25.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has granted bail to M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala, in the money laundering case registere.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Police Chief to Conduct Preliminary Inquiry Before Registering Crime(27.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Police Chief to give instructions to all station House Officers in the State to conduct a preliminary inquiry.....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice to Virat Kohli, Tamanna Bhatia, Aju Varghese on Plea to Ban Online Gambling(28.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actors Tamanna Bhatia and Aju Varghese, and the State Government on a .....

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Kerala HC: Any Application Seeking ‘Order of Prior Recognition’ to be in Form II(28.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed that any application made by a School seeking an "Order of Prior Recognition" under the terms of Rule 14 of the Kerala .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Rule Permitting Toddy Shops in Busy Residential Areas(29.01.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation which challenged the Constitutional Validity of Rule 7(2) of Kerala Akbari Shops Disposal.....

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Kerala HC: NGOs Should Avoid Using ‘Central’ or ‘State’ or ‘National’ in Name(01.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that Non-Government Organizations or association, or societies, as far as possible, should avoid, using the name 'Centr.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Police Chief to Order Probe into Arrest of Keralite in Kuwait(02.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Police Chief to order a probe by the Crime Branch into the arrest and detention of a Keralite who was alleged.....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Report on Slope Stability of Kuthiran Tunnel(02.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed Dr. Sivakumar Babu, a scientist appointed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), to study the slope stabil.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Police View on Plea to Quash FIR Related to Encroachment on Chilavanoor Lake(02.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has sought the view of the police on a petition filed by Nipun Cheriyan, leader of V4 Kochi, seeking to quash the First Information .....

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SC Uphold Bail Granted by Kerala HC to a Man Booked Under UAPA(03.02.2021)

Supreme Court has upheld the bail granted by the Kerala High Court to a man booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) in conn.....

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Kerala HC Quashes Order Granting 'Eligible Leave' to Employees During Nationwide General Strike(03.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed the State Government order that granted eligible leave/casual leave to the Government employees and teachers who had not.....

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Kerala HC: Single Judge Bench Can Take Cognizance and Decide Civil Contempt Petitions(05.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a Single Judge Bench can take cognizance and decide civil contempt petition. The Court has struck down Rule 6 of the C.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Writs Seeking Directive Not to Proceed with Land Acquisition for Rail Corridor(08.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of writ petitions seeking a directive not to proceed with land acquisition for the proposed semi-high-speed ra.....

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Kerala HC Directs Removal of All Unauthorized Structures Which Abut Public Streets(08.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has ordered that all the unauthorized arches, display boards, hoardings, placards, and banners with poles or frames, etc., fixed to .....

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Kerala High Court Orders State Government to Establish Campus Police Units(11.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to set up campus police units to conduct regular checking inside the educational institutions and .....

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Kerala HC Directs State, Cochin Corporation to Take Steps to Develop Car Parking Area(15.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government and the Cochin Corporation to take time-bound steps to develop car-parking area for the Court by a.....

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Kerala HC Stays Tenders Floated by Kerala State Electricity Board(16.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has stayed the tenders floated by the Kerala State Electricity Board to procure electric poles of 8 m length and a working load of 1.....

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Kerala HC Directs Govt to Take Decision on Bringing Online Gambling Under Kerala Gaming Act(16.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Kerala Government to take an appropriate decision on the aspect of inclusion of online gambling and online betting .....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice in Plea of UAE Returnee Who Lost Personal Belongings Due to Fire(17.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a writ petition filed by United Arabs Emirates returnees who lost their household items and other.....

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Kerala HC Enquires on Law Prohibiting Government from Regularising Temporary Employees(18.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked whether there was any law prohibiting a government from regularising temporary employees in a public interest petition cha.....

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Kerala High Court Quashes Ban on Compostable Plastic Carry Bags(18.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed an order of the State Government, prohibiting the manufacture, stocking and sale of compostable plastic bags in the stat.....

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Kerala HC Asks Union and CBI to Take Decision on Probe into Death of 2 Minor Girls(19.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked the Union government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take a decision on the State government recommendati.....

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Kerala High Court Orders CBI Investigation in Jesna Maria Missing Case(22.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has ordered CBI investigation into the disappearance of Jesna Maria James, a second year B.Com student, from her home in Pathanamthi.....

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Kerala HC: Gold Smuggling with Mere Illegal Profit Motive Not a 'Terrorist Act' Under UAPA(22.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that mere act of gold smuggling, which is covered under the Customs Act, will not amount to a "terrorist act" under the Unl.....

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Kerala HC Upholds EC Order on ‘Two Leaves’ Symbol Favouring KC(M) Jose Faction(23.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has upheld a single judge's verdict upholding the Election Commission's order declaring a group led by Jose K Mani as the official K.....

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Kerala High Court Stays Arrest of Saritha Nair in Solar Cheating Case(23.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has ordered to keep in abeyance for two weeks the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, K.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Police Chief to Expedite Probe in False Rape Charges(23.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked the State Police Chief to entrust to a competent officer the investigation of a case registered against a woman who had re.....

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Kerala HC: Inclusion of Land in CRZ-III Would Not Bar Inclusion of Land as Per CRZ Regulation 2019(23.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that the inclusion of a land in Coastal Regulation Zone-III in the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) prepared as per .....

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Kerala HC: Accused Has No Right to Seek Chemical Analysis of 'B Sample' of Toddy(24.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that in cases related to adulteration of toddy, the accused has no legal right to seek the chemical analysis of 'B Sample'......

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Kerala HC Declines Petition to Restrain Sunny Leone from Going Abroad(24.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has declined a petition to restrain Bollywood actor Sunny Leone from going abroad in view of a cheating case registered against her .....

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Kerala HC Bars Aided School Teachers from Contesting Assembly Elections(25.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has barred aided school teachers and non-teaching staff from contesting Assembly elections in a few public interest litigations seek.....

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Kerala HC Sets Aside Order Directing Maintenance Allowance to be Deposited in Bank Account(25.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has set aside the directions issued by the Family Court directing maintenance allowance to be deposited by the father in a bank acco.....

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Kerala HC: Funds for Tribal People Under Various Schemes Not to be Diverted(26.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has ordered that funds available under various schemes for tribal people should not be diverted in any manner and they should accord.....

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Kerala HC: Workers Cannot Resort to Violence to Further Cause by Infringing Rights of Organization(01.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that there cannot be any doubt that the workers have the right to resort to strike to effectively bargain with the mana.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Bail Application Filed by Jollyamma Joseph(02.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a bail application filed by Jollyamma Joseph, accused of poisoning six members of her family over a span of fourteen .....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Arogyakeralam Order on Payment of Salaries to Nurses(03.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the State government, the Malappuram district programme manager of Arogyakeralam, and the Indian Nursing Counci.....

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Kerala HC Sets Aside 5-year Rigorous Imprisonment for Thattekat Boat Driver(03.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has set aside the five-year rigorous imprisonment awarded to the boat driver in the Thattekkat boat tragedy under Section 304 (culpa.....

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Kerala HC: Charges for Both Murder And Abetment Of Suicide Cannot Coexist(03.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasised that a person could not be charged for murder as well as abetment of suicide simultaneously. The Court has underscore.....

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Kerala High Court: Permission of Court for Further Investigation not Mandatory(04.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has while deciding a criminal revision petition, was tasked with whether court permissions were mandatory when seeking further inves.....

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Kerala High Court Stays Government Orders for Regularizing Temporary/Contract Employees(05.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed a halt on the Government Order regularising the services of those who completed ten years of service in semi-government.....

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Kerala High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to 2 Men Accused of Attacking Sabarimala Activist(05.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has allowed pre-arrest bail to two persons accused of being part of a group that sprayed 'chemical' spray on activist Bindu Ammini w.....

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Kerala HC Issues Directive Against Regularizing of Temporary Employees(09.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Chief Secretary to issue in three weeks instructions to all government departments, statutory bodies, including loc.....

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Kerala High Court Stays Show-Cause Notice for IGST Demand on Ocean Freight(10.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued the notice to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) upon a plea challenging applicability of the goods a.....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice on LiveLaw's Plea Challenging New IT Rules(11.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Central Government on a writ petition filed by LiveLaw challenging the constitutional validity of Informati.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Police Chief to File Affidavit on Under-Utilization of Virtual Queue System(12.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Police Chief to file an affidavit, taking note of a report filed by the Sabarimala Special Commissioner (SPC).....

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Kerala HC: No Absolute Privilege Against Defamation in Pleadings(12.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that there is no absolute privilege against defamation available to allegations/claims in pleadings. The Court has stat.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses State's Plea to Withdraw Prosecution for 2015 Assembly Ruckus(15.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the Kerala State Government's plea to withdraw the prosecution against former members of the Kerala Legislative Assemb.....

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Kerala HC Raises Permissible Number of Daily Pilgrims at Sabarimala Temple(15.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has raised the cap on the number of devotees allowed into the Sabarimala Temple from 5,000 to 10,000. The Court has issued an order .....

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Kerala HC Allows Plea Of Transwoman Seeking Admission Into NCC(15.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has allowed a petition moved by transwoman Hina Haneefa seeking her admission into the National Cadet Corps (NCC), noting that the T.....

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Kerala HC Refuses Relief to Electricity Board Employees for Delay in Arranging Connection(17.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has refused to give relief to two Kerala State Electricity Board employees who were found to have delayed on arranging an electricit.....

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Kerala HC Directs State DHS to Constitute Special Medical Boards(17.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Directorate of Health Services (DHS) to constitute Special Medical Boards throughout the State, for the purpo.....

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Kerala HC Directs State on Convening Special Medical Board to Assess Disability of Special Children(18.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State government to take an appropriate decision on convening special medical boards to assess the disability of sp.....

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Kerala HC: Universities Should Prefer Candidates on Rank Lists by PSC for Sanctioned Posts(19.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that while making appointments to temporary posts of university assistants, either through contractual appointment or on da.....

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Kerala HC: Demand Notice Need Not Disclose Nature of Transaction Leading to Issuance of Cheque(19.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a demand notice under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 need not disclose the nature of transaction .....

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Kerala HC Declines Pre-Arrest to 18 Year Old Accused of Transmitting Morphed Content Online(22.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has declined pre-arrest bail to an 18-year-old accused of having morphed and transmitted the photographs of a family-friend over the.....

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Kerala HC Expresses Concern Over RO’s Different Parameters for Assembly Polls(23.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has expressed concern over adoption of different parameters by returning officers (ROs) for the Assembly polls in different constitu.....

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Kerala HC: HC Cannot Exercise Power to Interfere with Relation to Nomination Papers(23.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has iterated the legal position that the High Court cannot exercise its power under Article 226 of Constitution of India, 1949 to in.....

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Kerala High Court Issues Guidelines to Family Courts for Early Disposal of Cases(24.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued guidelines to streamline and prescribe a uniform procedure for disposal of cases before Family Courts in the State, obser.....

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Kerala HC: Divorced Wife Not Entitled to Right of Residence(25.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a divorced wife would not be entitled to the right of residence conferred under Section 17 of the Protection of Women .....

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Kerala HC Declines to Stay Criminal Case Against ED for Forcing Accused to make False Statement(26.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has declined to stay a criminal case registered against some unnamed officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Kochi, for forci.....

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Kerala HC Vacates Stay on Ecotourism Activities in South Wayanad Forest Division(26.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has vacated its stay on ecotourism activities in the South Wayanad Forest Division and allowed the government to carry on with the e.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Government to Notify Forward Community List for EWS Reservation(26.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to notify the list of non-reserved communities eligible for reservation for Economically Weaker Se.....

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Kerala High Court: Model Code No Reason to Stall Works(30.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has ordered that the authorities cannot cite the model code of conduct to delay or stall works, including the restoration of Mullass.....

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Kerala High Court Disposes Ramesh Chennithala's Petition(01.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has disposed of a petition filed by Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly Ramesh Chennithala that had alleged wide.....

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Kerala HC Directs EC to Take Steps to Prevent Double Voting(02.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Election Commission (EC) and all the functionaries under the election laws to take all the possible steps to preven.....

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Kerala HC Directs Against Use of Social Media by Staff of High Court(05.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the staff of the High Court and the district judiciary not to use social media for criticising the policies and actions.....

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Kerala HC: Voters Should be Able to See Name, Photograph and Symbol of Candidates with Clarity(05.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasized upon the importance of being able to see the name, photograph, and symbol with clarity, stating that it is important .....

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Kerala High Court Acquits Accused in Nilambur Congress Party Officer Murder(05.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has acquitted the accused in Nilambur Congress Office Murder case, stating that the lingering doubts pervades every aspect of the ev.....

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Kerala HC Directs Government to Issue Directions to Deal with Pleas for Raising Buildings(06.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the government to issue directives to local bodies on the procedure to deal with applications seeking permission to rai.....

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Kerala HC Directs EC to Place on Record Reasons for Keeping in Abeyance to Fill Rajya Sabha Seats(08.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Election Commission to place on record its reasons for keeping in abeyance elections to fill vacancies of three Raj.....

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Kerala HC Declares Bar on Lawyers Representing Matters Before Maintenance Tribunals Unconstitutional(09.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has declared as unconstitutional the bar on lawyers representing parties in matters before the Maintenance Tribunals constituted und.....

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Kerala HC Refuses Stay on Kerala Government Notification Banning Online Rummy for Stakes(09.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has refused to interfere with a Kerala Government Notification 'banning online playing of rummy when played for stakes' in plea by t.....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice on Plea Alleging Lack of Transparency in Recruitment of Personal Staff(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has taken up a Public Interest Litigation petition filed by an NGO against the lack of transparency in the recruitment/selection of .....

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Kerala HC: Additional District Judge Has Jurisdiction to Entertain Plea Under Sec. 34(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court held that an Additional District Judge has jurisdiction to entertain a petition filed under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Concil.....

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Kerala HC Directs Family Courts to Mask Name of Adoptive Parents When Issuing Orders(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court directed the Registrar (District Judiciary) to issue necessary directions to all family courts in the state to mask the name of adop.....

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Kerala HC: Child Born in Live-In Relationship to be Treated as Child Born to Married Couple(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has recognised that a child born in a live-in relationship would have to be treated as a child born to a married couple for the purp.....

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Kerala HC: No Religious Community Had Right to Conduct Pilgrimage Inside Reserved Forest Land(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasized that no religious community had a right to conduct pilgrimage inside reserved forest land. The Court has stated that .....

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Kerala HC: Legislative Intent is to Complete RS Election Process Before Members' Retirement(13.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasized that the election to Rajya Sabha seats is to be conducted before the retirement of members, stating that the legislat.....

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Kerala HC Overrules Judgment Barring Muslim Women from Extra Judicial Modes of Dissolving Marriage(13.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has overruled a judgment that effectively barred Muslim women from resorting to extra judicial modes of dissolving marriage, finding.....

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Kerala HC: MACT Cannot Attribute Contributory Negligence to Deceased and Deduct Compensation(16.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) cannot attribute contributory negligence to a deceased or the injured two-whee.....

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Kerala High Court Quashes Kerala Police FIRs Against Enforcement Directorate(16.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed the two FIRs registered by the Kerala Police Crime Branch against "unnamed officials" of the Enforcement Directorate for.....

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Kerala High Court Refuses to Stay Judgment Which Allowed NCC Enrolment of Transwoman(16.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has refused to hear two appeals filed by the Central Government along with the National Cadet Corps and a private party against the .....

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Kerala High Court Seeks Response on Plea Seeking Lockdown on Day of Assembly Results(19.04.2021)

Kerala High Court directed the state government to file a statement on a petition calling for the declaration of a lockdown in the State on May 2, 202.....

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Kerala HC: Motor Accident Compensation Can't Be Reduced Saying Pillion Rider Didn't Wear Helmet(19.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has stated that merely because the pillion rider was not wearing helmet in violation of Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988,.....

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Kerala High Court Dismisses Ex-Minister KT Jaleel's Challenge Against Lok Ayukta Report(20.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by former Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare KT Jaleel, challenging a report o.....

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Kerala HC: Recovery Proceeding Under Domestic Violence Act Only Ancillary Proceeding(22.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that recovery proceedings instituted under Section 20 of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 would not operate as a bar on a Fa.....

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Kerala HC Issues Advisories for Functioning of Subordinate Courts in View of Covid-19 Surge(23.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued advisories and guidelines for the functioning of subordinate courts in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the State. .....

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Kerala HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Person Accused of Non-Payment of GST(26.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has granted anticipatory bail to the person accused of non-payment of Goods and Services Tax to the tune of Rs 17.53 Crores and non-.....

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Central Government Exempts Covid-19 Vaccines and Oxygen from Basic Custom Duty(26.04.2021)

Central Government has notified that the Covid-19 vaccines and Oxygen are exempted from basic customs duty. The Centre has also directed customs offic.....

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Kerala HC Expresses Dismay at Delays by Central Registration Centre in Allowing Incorporation of LLP(26.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has expressed dismay at the delays and hardships brought on by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs' Central Registration System in pro.....

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Kerala HC: Accused Cannot Get Default Bail If Chargesheet Originally Filed Within Time(26.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that the accused cannot get default bail if a chargesheet originally filed within time is re-presented following the period.....

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Kerala High Court Lays Down Guidelines for Detention Under Preventive Detention Laws(27.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has prescribed safeguards against arbitrary and unjustified invasion of personal liberty in cases of preventive detention, stating t.....

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Kerala High Court Quashes POCSO Charges Against Man After His Marriage to Survivor(27.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed a chargesheet filed by the police in February 2019 against a 22-year-old man charging him with sexual assault and other .....

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Kerala HC Upholds Decision of Inkel Ltd. to Terminate Contract for Cochin Cancer Research Centre(27.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has upheld the decision of Inkel Ltd. to terminate the contract given to P and C Projects Pvt. Ltd., Erode, for the construction of .....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice on Pleas Challenging Centre's COVID Vaccination Policy(28.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Centre on the challenge to the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID -19 Vaccination Strategy .....

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Kerala High Court Disposes Cases Seeking Lockdown During Election Counting Day(28.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has closed proceedings seeking directions calling for prohibition on large gatherings or the declaration of lockdown in the State on.....

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Kerala HC: Criminal Proceedings Can Be Quashed At Post-Conviction Stage(29.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that criminal proceedings involving non-compoundable offence can be quashed at post-conviction stage invoking the power und.....

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Kerala High Court Upholds Ordinances Merging District Cooperative Banks(29.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has upheld Ordinances amending the Kerala Cooperative Society Act, 1969 to merge District Cooperative Banks in the state with the Ke.....

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Kerala HC: Right of Creditor to Have Bank Guarantee Invoked Only During Currency of Bank Guarantee(29.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that the right of a creditor to have the Bank Guarantee invoked is only during the currency of the Bank Guarantee and not d.....

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Kerala HC: Refusal of ICAI to Allowing Registration of Firm Violative of Right to Practice Profession(30.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that the refusal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) to recognise the retirement of a Chartered Accountant.....

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Kerala HC Institutes Suo Motu Proceedings Upon News Reports of Woman Jumping Off Train(03.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has instituted suo motu proceedings to take stock of safety measures in trains, after news reports carried accounts of a woman jumpi.....

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Kerala HC Directs State to File Statement on Issue of Reducing Rates of RT-PCR Test(05.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State to file a statement listing out on what legal basis the state government decided to issue an order reducing t.....

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Kerala HC Directs State Response on Plea Seeking Uniform COVID-19 Treatment Tariffs(05.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State to apprise it of measures taken to rationalise charges in pleas seeking uniform COVID-19 treatment tariffs ac.....

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Kerala HC: Offence of Assaulting Public Servant Will Not Attract Because Officer is in Uniform(06.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has allowed a bail petition, observing that simply because a police officer was in uniform, the offence of assaulting a public serva.....

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Kerala HC Suggests Government to Take Over 50% of Beds of All Private Hospitals(07.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has suggested that the government take over 50% of the beds of all private hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Court h.....

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Kerala High Court Refuses to Stay Govt Order Capping RTPCR Tests(07.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has refused to grant interim stay in petitions filed by ten private laboratories challenging the Kerala Government's decision to cap.....

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Kerala HC Allows Advocates to Travel to Courts for Physical Sittings During Lockdown(10.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has allowed advocates and their clerks to travel to Courts during the lockdown, if physical sittings are notified, provided they car.....

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Kerala HC Issues Conditional Stay of Memo Issued to Kerala Judicial Officers' Cooperative Society(10.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued a conditional stay of the stop memo issued by the Kochi Corporation to the Kerala Judicial Officers' Cooperative Society .....

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Kerala HC Quashes Recruitment Notification Issued by Kerala University(10.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed a recruitment notification issued by the Kerala University on the ground that it treated professors of different departm.....

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Kerala HC Notifies Electronic Filing Rules for Courts (Kerala), 2021 (Rules)(10.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has notified its Electronic Filing Rules for Courts (Kerala), 2021 (Rules) for Courts across the state. The new rules prescribe e-fi.....

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Kerala High Court Quashes 'Censure' against KSEB Cashier for WhatsApp Text Against CM(10.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has quashed an order of censure against a cashier working with the Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd. (KSEB), who had allegedly dis.....

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Kerala HC Warns Private Hospitals Against Charging Exorbitant Rates on COVID Treatment(11.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has cautioned hospitals to abide by the rates notified by the government in its order, giving strong warning to hospitals for overch.....

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Kerala High Court Asks State Government to Respond on Stock Details of Vaccines(12.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked the State government to inform the court whether the stock details of the COVID-19 vaccines could be posted on the COVID-1.....

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Kerala HC Seeks Response on Plea for Invocation of Compulsory Licensing for Vaccine Manufacturers(12.05.2021)

Kerala High Court has sought the response of Central Government on a petition that prays for the invocation of compulsory licensing to allow capable v.....

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