Category Archives: Current Affairs

Madras HC Initiates Contempt of Court Proceedings For Making False Statement (Gokulraj Murder case)

Gokulraj was a 21-year-old Dalit youth who was abducted from the Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple on 23rd June 2015. The very next day his headless body was found on the railway tracks in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district. The reason for his murder was that he was in a relationship with an upper-caste woman which bothered the […]

Cannot deny interim maintenance on grounds of fake job post: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court: Can not deny interim maintenance on grounds of fake job post on social media.   In Aboli Patil vs Tejpal Patil, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court held that a wife can not be denied her right to interim maintenance because she made a false claim on social media regarding her […]

Consumer Court directs Zomato to pay Compensation

In Arun G Krishnan v Deepinder Goyal, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Kollam ordered the online food delivery app Zomato to pay a compensation of Rs. 8,362/- (Rupees Eight Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Two) to a law student after the food orders placed by him were not delivered and the amount of the same was not refunded to […]

Maharashtra to HC: “Consumer Health Top Priority” on J&J License

In 2018, samples of Johnson’s baby talcum powder were collected from Pune and Nashik which were manufactured at the Mulund (Mumbai) plant for regular checks. The test results that came out in 2019 stated that they were “not of the standard quality”. The report from the analyst revealed that the pH levels (9.285) were higher […]

Supreme Court: Education Not A Business To Earn Profit

In Narayana Medical College vs State of Andhra Pradesh, the bench of Justices MR Shah and Sudhanshu Dhulia observed that the Government Order (G.O) enhancing the tuition fee on the representations made by the private medical colleges were “wholly impermissible and most arbitrary and only with a view to favour and/or oblige the private medical […]

Schools should not be blamed for every student’s suicide

The Madras High court on Thursday in K Kala vs The Secretary case said that it would be unfair to lay the blame on the school, principal, and teachers when a student commits suicide. A writ of Mandamus was filed to direct The Chief Educational Officer to initiate disciplinary action against the 4th respondent i.e., […]

Mumbai Court sends man to jail for calling a woman ‘Item’.

Last week the Mumbai Court in State v. Abrar Noor Mohd Khan, convicted a 25-year-old businessman for sexually harassing a minor girl by calling her “item”. The accused was being prosecuted for outraging her modesty after stalking, insulting, and having threatened her. The victim was a 16-year-old girl and the accused was a boy who […]

Colleges cannot step into the shoes of students and file petition

In Sri Venkateshwara Dental College And Hospital vs The State of Karnataka and Ors a writ petition was filed before the Karnataka High Court under article 226 and 227 of the constitution of India praying to issue a writ of mandamus directing Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), to open the website/portal, to facilitate petitioners (students) to […]

SC favoured compensation awarded by MAC Tribunal and not High Court.

A division bench of Justices Surya Kant and MM Sundresh were hearing an appeal challenging a decision made by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana wherein they reduced the compensation awarded by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). [Gurpreet Kaur and Others v. United India Insurance Company and Others]. The husband of the appellant, […]

Food Safety Officers should restrain from taking Media Along

The Madras High Court on Friday, 30th September 2022 directed Food Safety Officials not to take the television crew along with them when they inspect the kitchens of restaurants and hotels and take samples to test the quality of food served there.  [Chennai Hotels Association v. State of Tamil Nadu] Instead, the court said, the […]