India legal news reports indicate that incidents of violence against women are increasing in India. The latest statistics reveal that every third minute a case of violence against women is reported in India. Nearly 50 cases of dowry related violence are registered. To save family honor and reputation, many cases of sexual harassment and violence against women are not reported.
India legal news reports indicate that all’s not fizzy with Coca-Cola in Kerala. The company is facing a serious legal charge in Kerala. The Kerala government will soon set up a tribunal to recover Rs.216.26 crores from the world famous soft drink giant. The amount is sought as a compensation, for environmental harm and violation of environmental laws, by the company. The damage was caused because of their bottling plant and it affected the people of a village called Plachimada of Palakkad district. The company is reported to have caused serious environmental harm through its bottling plant, which is already closed, following sustained protests and stand taken by the court. The state government’s cabinet decided to set up the tribunal based on the report submitted by a panel headed by K. Jayakumar, the Additional Chief Secretary.
On 14th March 2010, an online proceeding to speed up revenue recovery has been launched in Kerala. This means that the District Collector will receive the applications directly from government departments and other agencies.