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The purpose of the cross-examination is not to create indelible scars in the minds of the litigants or to humiliate them

Insensitivity and mistakes which assassinate the character are generally masked for public consumption in the judgment- The purpose of the cross-examination is not to create indelible scars in the minds of the litigants or to humiliate them. Insensitive cross-examination, especially in the absence of any valid material regarding the same, should not be resorted to. (CDJ 2022 MHC 8115

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EWS Reservation - Constitution of India Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 -Articles 13(2),14, 15(4), 15(5), 16(4), 46, 368, 368(3)

The 103rd Constitution Amendment cannot be said to breach the basic structure of the Constitution in excluding the SEBCs/OBCs/SCs/STs from the scope of EWS reservation. Reservation for economically weaker sections of citizens up to ten per cent. (CDJ 2022 SC 1228)

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Hindu Marriage Act- Section 13(1)(1)(1a )-

Merely meeting or roaming with a person other than the husband does not constitute adultery. (CDJ 2022 MPHC 209)

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Indian Admiralty law made as Easy as ABC by - Justice Abdul Quddhose, Madras High Court

In many ways, the concept of Admiralty law is more or less similar to the law relating to properties on land and only the terminologies...

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THE TWO CHILD NORMS - A FLASH BACK by - P.B. Sahasranaman, Advocate

Over 34 years of practice as a lawyer, with focus on Environmental Laws in India. Expertise includes Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and other ...

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Constitution of India provides various rights to "persons." Person means artificial and natural person. Natural person include all human being.

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The State of Rajasthan, Through The Principal Secretary,Medical And Health Department, Jaipur & Others Versus Gajendra Narayan Patidar & Others - High Court of Rajasthan, Jodhpur Bench - DT : 19-05-2022

These special appeals (writ) involve common question of law and were clubbed together. However, as the same are directed against different orders passed by learned Single Bench and involve distinct factual issues, the same are being decided separately...

by CDJ | 21 May 2022

Namita Valla Versus The State of West Bengal - High Court of Judicature at Calcutta - DT : 19-05-2022

This appeal has been preferred by the convict appellant under Section 374 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, assailing judgment and order of conviction dated 15.9.2003 and sentence dated 16.9.2003 passed by learned Judge Special Court under NDPS Act Birbhum, Suri, in connection with CCase ..

by CDJ | 21 May 2022

Jaganath Hiroji Rawool & Others Versus C.J. Jogy & Others - In the High Court of Bombay at Goa - DT : 20-05-2022

These two appeals are directed against the judgment and award dated 29.04.2015 in Claim Petition No.46/2010, by which the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (Tribunal) awarded compensation of Rs.15,80,000/- to the Claimant Mr. C.J. Jogy for injuries suffered by him in a vehicular accident. The First App..

by CDJ | 21 May 2022

Raj Bala Versus State of NCT & Others - High Court of Delhi - DT : 20-05-2022

Criminal Procedure Code - Section 482 - The petitioner had, along with her complaint, filed an application under Section 156(3) of the Code of the Criminal Procedure, 1973 (for short, “Cr.P.C.”) seeking directions to the police for the registration of an FIR for the commission of offences under ..

by CDJ | 21 May 2022


The Secretary, Local Self Government Department & Others Versus K. Chandran - Supreme Court of India - DT :15-03-2022 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998 - Sections 7, 13(1)(d) read with Section 13(2) - Service Matter - Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity - Claim for -

When can be granted - Respondent in appeal was working as Village Extension Officer, in course of his employment Vigilance Department registered a crime alleging that he had received Rs.500 as bribe and he was suspended from service and was later reinstated in service - He retired from service on superannuation while working as General Extension Officer - On conviction in a criminal case for violation of integrity norms in performance of official duties and an appeal pending before High Court, is employee still entitled to release of his Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity is the moot point arising for consideration in the present appeals - In view of there being a divergence of opinion, Division Bench considered it appropriate to refer matter to a larger Bench as two applications before KAT had produced different results.

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State of Punjab & Others Versus Dev Brat Sharma - Supreme Court of India - DT :16-03-2022 Court Fees Act, 1870 - Section 7 –Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 - Section 96, Order 7 Rule 11, Section 80, Section 151, Section 115 – Dificiency in court fees –

Applicability of Section 7 of Act, 1870 in Money suit - Money suit for compensation/damages filed – High Court allowed the revision petition filed by the respondent Dev Brat Sharma and further proceeded to reject the application of the appellant under Order 7 Rule 11 read with Section 151 of Code of Civil Procedure after setting aside the order dated 10.11.2016 passed by the Trial Court holding that the respondent (plaintiff before the Trial Court) was required to make good deficiency in the Court fees on the amount of Rs. 20 Lakhs claimed by him as compensation

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