Supreme Court Orders Central Government to Decide on Increasing Compensation for ‘Hit and Run’ cases within eight weeks

This Report is covered by Krishna Parihar, a first year law student from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli. Section 161 of  motor vehicle act came into effect from 1st April 2022. This mandate was particularly formed to issue compensation to the victims of  hit and run case from the central government in respect of …

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SC Revoked Remission Order of 11 Convicts in Bilkis Bano Case

This Report is covered by Krishna Parihar, a first year law student from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli. The individuals convicted in this case were granted clemency through the challenged order issued by the “state of Gujarat” resulting in the filing of numerous writ petitions. On the outset of 2002 Gujarat riots, an FIR …

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SC to HCs: Adhere to Binding Decisions of Coordinate Bench, Do Not Violate Judicial Discipline

The Supreme Court has instructed the High Courts to strictly abide by the “Doctrine of Merger,” which states unequivocally that more than one operative order governing the same subject matter cannot exist at the same time, while emphasizing the significance of judicial discipline. When a decision from a co-ordinate bench of the same High Court …

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Income Tax Department Searches in Erode and Coimbatore

The Income Tax Department conducts property and construction firm searches in Erode and Coimbatore. The searches, according to sources, were a component of an 80-location, T.N.-wide operation. On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at least four locations in the Coimbatore district were searched by agents of the Income Tax Department. According to sources, the Department was …

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Department of Income Tax Releases Updated Income Tax Return (ITR) Excel-based Utility for FY 2022–2023 (AY 2023–2024)

The updated Excel-based utility for Income Tax Returns (ITR) ranging from ITR-1 to ITR-7 for the Financial Year 2022–2023 (Assessment Year 2023–24) has been made available by the Income Tax Department. ITR 1 For residents (other than those who are not normally residents) with a total income of up to Rs. 50 lakh, including income …

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Supreme Court Declines to Consider Appeal Against NEET Abolition Campaign

A plea against the DMK’s signature campaign in Tamil Nadu to do away with the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges nationwide was turned down by the Apex Court on Tuesday. A petition asking the state to forbid such activities in its schools was being heard by the Supreme Court. A bench …

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Customers of Brothels may be Charged under Immoral Traffic Act for Procuring Person for Prostitution: Kerala High Court

Justice PG Ajithkumar pointed out that although the term “procure” is not defined in the ITP Act, “procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution” is illegal under Section 5. According to a recent ruling by the Kerala High Court, a customer of a brothel may be brought up in court under the …

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HC grants Bail to Rape Suspect who Allegedly Posted Survivor’s Nude Pictures

An accused rapist who allegedly sent naked pictures and videos of the victim to her family members in an attempt to coerce her into having a sexual relationship with him has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court. Because of the prosecution’s dubious evidence, the bail was granted. In September 2021, the accused was …

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In Case Involving Woman Journalist, Former Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi moves High Court for Pre-Arrest Bail

A case was filed against BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi on Friday, alleging that he inappropriately behaved with a female journalist during a press conference in Kozhikode. Gopi moved the Kerala high court to request anticipatory bail. In order to obtain guidance on the matter, Justice C Pratheep Kumar rescheduled the …

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President Signs Bill Designating Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners

Prior to being approved by the Lok Sabha on December 21, the Bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha on December 12. The President of India gave her assent to the Bill on Thursday that will regulate the terms of service and appointment for the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners (ECs). In …

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