Distinction between expiry date and best before date

Madras High Court while dismissing a writ petition of Certiorari and Mandamus, observed that, there is a clear distinction between the term expiry date and the best before date, whereas, the best before date signifies the duration for which the product shall remain marketable and retain its specific qualities if stored in appropriate conditions and on the other hand, “expiry date” is the date...

[Breaking] Using derogatory terms against spouse amounts to cruelty

Division Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Vikramajit Sen and Abhay Manohar Sapre JJ while allowing a petition for dissolution of marriage on the ground of cruelty held that, either of the spouse to a marriage abuses the other OR calls police and lodge false complaint against the other spouse or his relatives OR refusing to allow close relatives from visiting other spouse and reside in the matrimonial...

Purchased for commercial purpose, not consumer

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (hereinafter referred as NCDRC) while considering the dispute between EMAAR MGF Land Ltd. and Banga Constructions Pvt. Ltd., held that, anyone including a corporation OR a company who has purchased any goods or hired any services forany commercial purpose, then they shall not fall under the definition of consumer within the meaning of Section 2 (1) (d)...

[Breaking] Husband not bound to provide maintenance to qualified wife

While considering a petition for maintenance1under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a Family Court at Mumbai held that, a wife who is well educated/qualified and capable ofearning livelihood cannot sit idle at home and claim maintenance. While delivering the judgement it was observed by the court that, provisions of Section 125 of Code of Criminal Procedure is widely misused in todays’...

[Breaking] No domestic violence case can be filed against lover

While hearing a petition under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Justice S. B. SHUKRE of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court held that, under no circumstances, a lover is bound to pay maintenance to his lover who is a married women, because such relationship does not constitute a domestic relationship and therefore, the provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005 cannot be applied against the lover of the...

Maintain confidentiality of sensitive documents [Confidential]

While hearing an appeal under Section 19 of the Family Courts Act, 1984 which is directed against the order dated 5th June 2015 passed by the Principal Judge, Family Court, Saket, Division Bench of Honourable High Court of Delhi constituted by S. Muralidhar and I.S. Mehta JJ, dealt with a serious issue of infringement of Right to Privacy. It was a case where the attorneys produced very sensitive documents...

[Breaking] Dowry can be demanded at any time, says Supreme Court

A bench of M.Y. Eqbal and P.C. Ghose JJ. of the Supreme Court of India, while upholding the life term of the appellant, said that, dowry can be demanded at any time, and it is not necessarily before marriage. It was a case were the appellant was sentenced for life term for poisoning and burning his wife to death. Read more on offences relating to marriage Appellant pleaded before the Honourable Supreme...

[Breaking] Indians can marry foreigners under Special Marriage Act

Indian Parliament enacted the Special Marriage Act in the year 1954 providing an opportunity to all Indian nationals, including those who are resident of foreign countries to marry irrespective of their religious faith OR belief. In certain cases Special Marriage Act, 1954 provides a special form of marriage; provides registration of such marriages and also provides provisions for divorce. In the give...

[Breaking] No night shifts for women employees in Kerala after 10 PM

In order to ensure the safety of women employees, Honourable High Court of Kerala held that, women employees cannot be asked to work beyond 10 PM. While considering the petition filed by a woman employee of Seetharam Textiles, Kerala High Court observed that, now a days, crime rate against woman are increasing, and therefore it is essential to have sufficient precautionary measures to safeguard working...

[Breaking] Sasuralwale to include husband in dowry death cases

Dowry harassment cases and dowry death cases are increasing now a days. In the recent case ofRajesh Kumar Kaushik v. State of Chhattisgarh, the question came before the Honourable High Court of Chhattisgarh was, whether; the term Sasuralwale includes husband and his relatives,while deciding dowry death cases. The instant case was an appeal filed by the husband (appellant), challenging the trial court...

[Breaking] Maximum age limit for appearing CLAT removed

While considering a Public Interest Litigation filed by the students of National Law School of India University, seeking to scrap the maximum age limit criteria for appearing the Common Law Admission Test, Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court, passed an interim order directing Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, to accept applications without any age discrimination. In this regard, court...

[Breaking] No upper age limit for appearing CLAT exam

While considering a writ petition seeking to issue a Writ of Certiorari, for quashing the advertisement notification issued by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, which seeks, seeks to prescribe the upper age limit of 20 years as an essential criterion for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Exam), held that, neither the provisions of State Universities or the National Law...

[Breaking] Right to maintenance an absolute right under Section 125, Cr.PC

While considering the scope of maintenance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a division bench comprising of Dipak Misra and P.C. Pant, JJ, of the Honourable Supreme Court held that, right to maintenance of a wife as guaranteed under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is an absolute right and the same is applicable to Muslim women as well. While delivering the judgment...

[RTI] Thesis submitted by a research scholar a public document

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal against Rajasthan based ARID Forest Research Institute, under the Right to Information Act observed that, the thesis submitted by a research student is not a personal or third party information and cannot be withheld by an Institution under the Right to Information Act. It was an appeal where the appellant sought for a copy of pre-thesis...

[Breaking] Wife cannot evict her husband from matrimonial home

Family court on Mumbai, while considering a wife’s interim application to evict her husband from the apartment where both of them were living along with their child, on the ground that, she pays the equated monthly instalments (EMI) to repay the load, held that; “if both contribute to the household, either this way or that way, a particular spouse cannot claim exclusive right, ownership or title...

[Breaking] Husband’s right to extramarital relationship accepted

The question came before the Honourable Supreme Court in Ghusabhi Raisangbhai Chorasiya v. State of Gujarat, was that, whether husband’s extramarital relationship amounts to cruelty within the meaning of Section 498A, of IPC? A Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.J Mukhopadhayay, observed that, if husband has developed some intimacy with another,...

[RTI] Similar action taken against employees involves public interest

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal from Shri P.R. Chandol held that, any information sought whether similar treatment has been given to all the employees of Central Council of Homeopathy for the same action or inaction relates to transparency in the Council and involves public interest. Therefore, Central Information Commissioner directed Central Council of Homeopathy to provide...