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HC grants injunction on swearing-in

The post was reserved for woman (general). While Devi contested under autorickshaw symbol, Priyadharshini contested under lock and key symbol. After two candidates were declared panchayat president-elect in Sivaganga district, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Saturday restrained the State from conducting the swearing in of the president to the panchayat. Two […]

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HC orders transfer of case against Thachankary

He has to appear as probe officer, accused in same court The Kerala High Court on Thursday ordered transfer of a vigilance case pending against Additional Director General of Police (Crime Branch) Tomin J. Thachankary from Muvattupuzha Vigilance Special Court to Kottayam Vigilance Court. The case pending against Mr. Thachankary related to assessment of wealth […]

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HC acquits trio in murder case

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday set aside the conviction of three accused in a murder case after observing that the mandatory requirement under Section 164 (Recording of confessions and statements) of CrPC had not been fulfilled by the Judicial Magistrate concerned. The court was hearing the criminal appeals filed by […]

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HC penalises BDA for illegally acquiring land

The authority had deprived compensation to landowner since 2002 Penalising the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for taking over private land for the formation of a road in 2002 without acquiring it as per law, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the authority to either restore the possession of 63,162 sq.ft. of land back to […]

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HC dismisses plea for CBI probe into Walayar deaths

Court says petition is based on newspaper reports A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed a writ petition seeking a CBI probe into the suspicious death of two minor girls at Walayar. The Bench headed by Chief Justice S. Manikumar said the petition was based on newspaper reports. The court noted […]

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HC denies bail to T.O. Sooraj, two others

The court, however, grants bail to the third accused in Palarivattom flyover case The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of T.O. Sooraj, former Public Works Secretary; Sumeet Goyal, managing director, RDS Project Ltd; and M.T. Thankachan, former Additional General Manager, Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK), arraigned as fourth, […]

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Trinamool MP moves HC, bats for online privacy

She seeks a robust statutory regime All India Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, has approached the Madras High Court batting for online privacy and against steps taken for decryption of online communications in the absence of a robust statutory regime governing the sensitive […]

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HC dismisses petitions challenging eviction

It says SC flat verdict a clarion call against violations of CRZ Observing that the Supreme Court order for demolition of Maradu flats is a clarion call against violators of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms, the Kerala High Court has dismissed two writ petitions challenging the eviction notice issued by the Maradu municipality to two […]

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Maradu flat: HC to decide on entertaining petition

Asks government to produce all SC orders The Kerala High Court has adjourned to September 24 a petition filed by yet another owner of a flat in Maradu challenging the eviction notice of the Maradu Municipality, to hear on the question whether the petition can be entertained in the light of the Supreme Court order. […]