In August 2010, India legal news reports indicate that the Supreme Court of India upheld a fine of Rs.9.3 lakh imposed on Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJA), an international carrier. The penalty was imposed on the airlines, by the Orissa State Consumer Commission and the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, for misplacing the luggage of a couple.
India legal news reports that honor killing incidents are increasing at a frightening rate in different parts of the country. Every morning, you can find at least one such incident reported officially. Imagine what the actual number of figures might be really like. Honor killings take place in India, irrespective of a person’s religious, economic or cultural background. Indian law does not specifically recognize honor killing as a criminal offence. It is unfortunate that most honor killings in India take place based on the directions of khap panchayats. The purpose is to ‘save’ family reputation.
India legal news brings you the latest updates about the controversial open battle that sparked on a serious discord between Justice Kumar and Justice Dinakaran of the Karnataka High Court. The controversy arose, when a Bench of judges headed by Justice Kumar, challenged the administrative authority of Justice Dinakaran.
The polluter pays principle is a popular concept which means that if a person causes pollution, he is liable to clean it up and pay for it. The polluter pays principle emphasizes on a curative approach and on repairing the ecological damage done to the environment. The cost of causing damage to the environment is decided by the authorities and borne by the polluter.
On May 12, 2010, the sun rose as it always does and spread its rays over many peaks, high and low. In the Supreme Court, it marked a new dawn and a new beginning for the advocates and the judiciary. The unusual thing about that day was that the hustle and bustle among advocates was missing. There was an audible silence among them when they heard the words, “No more frivolous PILs.” The words came from the newly appointed Chief Justice of India, Sarosh Homi Kapadia, acclaimed nationwide for his no-nonsense approach to work.
Much has been debated about the four year old high-profile battle over Reliance gas between the famous Ambani brothers – Mukesh and Anil. On 7th May, 2010, the Supreme Court' s verdict favored the government. The court ruled that the ultimate authority of allocating gas and fixing its price lies with the government. Following the judgment, the BSE reflected RIL shares rising by 5% to close at Rs 1050. Conversely, RNRL’s shares saw a steep decline of 20% to close at Rs 55.
The Supreme Court of India is the country’s highest court of appeal. The Supreme Court was established on 28 January 1950. The composition and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India is laid down in Articles 124 to 147 of the Constitution of India. Typically, the Supreme Court comprises of the Chief Justice, (who is referred to with respect as the CJI) and 30 other judges.
Sting operations have become a buzzword in India ever since Tehelka.com busted corrupt officials in the Indian government and democracy through deceptive modes. This includes the deployment of undercover agents and spy cams. In fact, sting operations have become an excellent means for the media to create transparency in the government functions and create strict accountability.
In India, all registered law practitioners are not entitled to dispute a case before the Supreme Court, only a few designated lawyers have the right to file a petition with the SC. These lawyers, termed as advocates-on-record (AoRs), get the privilege after clearing a special SC examination.
Negligence, in legal parlance, refers to the breach of a duty caused by the omission to do something which a reasonable man guided by those considerations that usually regulate human affairs would do or not do. Simply put, it is the omission to do what the law requires us to do or the failure to do anything in the prescribed manner.