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Homemaker works indefatigably round the clock; Taking care of children a “whole time job” for mother: Karnataka HC [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court, in a judgement, emphasised how a homemaker works round the clock and how taking care of children is a “whole time job”.

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SC Upholds Home Science as a Subject, Overturns Karnataka HC's Lecturer Appointment Verdict [Read Judgment]

SC overturns Karnataka HC ruling, upholds Home Science as a subject for lecturer posts, aligning with UGC guidelines and recruitment rules.

2012 Soujanya rape and murder case: Plea seeks fresh investigation, Karnataka HC issues notice

Karnataka HC reviews plea for new probe into the 2012 Soujanya case, after trial court acquittal. Calls for a detailed investigation.

Karnataka HC seeks response from Centre, State in plea seeking implementation of 10% EWS reservation in state

An advocate has moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to implement the Constitution 10% EWS reservation.

Non-Family Members can’t be implicated in Section 498A case in IPC: Karnataka HC [Read Order ]

A person who is not a family member can't be implicated under S. 498A IPC, the Karnataka HC said.

Karnataka HC dismisses plea by Kerala CM daughter’s company against SFIO investigation

The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Kerala CM’s daughter’s company - Exalogic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Advocate raises voice against judge & throws case files; Karnataka HC initiates contempt proceedings [Read Order]

After an advocate threw case files and raised voice against a judge, the Karnataka High Court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter moves Karnataka HC against SFIO investigation against her company

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena Vijayan has moved the Karnataka High Court against SFIO investigation.

Collegium recommends appointment of Justice N V Anjaria as CJ of Karnataka HC [Read Resolution]

SC Collegium recommends Justice N V Anjaria as Karnataka HC's next Chief Justice, succeeding Justice P S Dinesh Kumar upon his retirement.

Illegal march in 2022: Karnataka HC refuses to quash case against CM Siddaramaiah and other ministers

Karnataka HC has refused to quash case against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other ministers.

Manipur Violence: Anticipatory bail granted to man who shared WhatsApp image of half-naked woman draped in National Flag

Karnataka High Court grants anticipatory bail over a WhatsApp image linked to Manipur violence, highlighting legal debates on freedom and dignity.

Contractor cannot take construction of houses for slum dwellers for granted: Karnataka HC [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court said that a contractor or tenderer cannot take the construction of houses for slum dwellers “for granted”.

Justice Varale takes oath as SC judge, full strength achieved

Justice Prasanna B Varale sworn in as SC judge, filling the top court to full 34. Former Karnataka HC Chief Justice, he's a notable SC category judge.

SC quashes FIR against woman for fabricating husband's signature on son's passport; imposes Rs one lakh cost on husband [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court quashes FIR against a woman for passport forgery, citing lack of deceit and abuse of legal process in a marital dispute case.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's weekly round-up of top stories from SC & HCs [Jan 15 - Jan 20]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 5-minute read.

Collegium Recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Varale for Supreme Court Elevation

SC Collegium recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale for elevation to SC, after Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul's retirement.

No protective cover to every act or omission of a public servant: SC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court limits Section 197 CrPC protection for public servants, emphasizing official duty relevance in prosecution cases.

Supreme Court frees woman from family’s “illegal detention”, irked by Karnataka HC’s insensitive approach

While coming to the rescue of a woman whom her family illegally detained, the Top Court pulled up Karnataka HC for its insensitive approach in a habeas corpus plea.

SC directs Bengaluru-based parents of woman to set her free [Read Order]

While coming to the rescue of a woman whom her family illegally detained, the Top Court pulled up Karnataka HC for its insensitive approach in a habeas corpus plea.

Snatching job in public employment takes away employee’s means of livelihood; violates Article 21: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment]

Snatching away a job in public employment amounts to taking away the means of livelihood of the employee and is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution (Right to life and personal liberty), the Ka...

Karnataka HC upholding de-recognition of medical college; okays State govt’s action to transfer 250 students to other colleges [Read Order]

Over 250 students from the GR Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre in Mangalore must be accommodated in other medical institutions within the state, Karnataka High Court ruled recently after ...

Why Karnataka High Court struck down law providing 100% reservation for women in military nursing jobs? [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently struck down a law that granted 100% reservation for women in Military Nursing Serves.

“Travesty of justice”: Karnataka HC takes exception to “zero conviction rate” in manual scavenging cases

The Karnataka High Court took serious exception to the ‘zero conviction rate’ for the offence of manual scavenging in the State. The Court also questioned the State regarding the action being take...

“Format permits God neutral oath taking”: Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Oath Taken By MLAs

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation that challenged the oath taken by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for not paying deference to “God”. In the judgement, th...

Larger bench of Karnataka HC to hear pleas against withdrawal of consent for CBI probe against DK Shivakumar

The challenge to the Karnataka government, led by the Congress party, to withdraw permission for the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar should be heard ...

‘Shame on humanity, shocks conscience’: Karnataka HC registers suo motu case to curb manual scavenging [Read Order]

Noting that the evil practise of manual scavenging is still continuing within the state, the Karnataka High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the same. The Court referred to a newspaper article a...

Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 2

important judgements, Karnataka High Court, Delhi High Court, Kerala High Court, Allahabad High Court, Madras High Court

Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 1

Here are the top judgements from high courts all across India in 2023.

‘Strange that petitioner calls himself doctor without qualification’: Karnataka HC junks paramedic’s plea for registration of clinic [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court expressed its shock recently while noting that a man was posing as a doctor and prescribing medicines in Karnataka’s Kolar in spite of not being a qualified professional.

Karnataka High Court quashes case against man who posed as garbage lifter to meet minor daughter [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court quashed criminal case against man who posed as garbage lifter to meet their minor daughter.

Karnataka HC quashes case against ex-BJP MLA in case of recovery of Rs Six Cr from son's place [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court dismisses bribery charges against ex-BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa, citing insufficient evidence of bribe demand or acceptance. The case involved Rs 6 crore allegedly found at his s...

[Domestic Violence] Maintenance order does not amount to “protection order" holds Karnataka HC [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently held that an order granting maintenance does not amount to “protection order” and violation of the same will not attract section 31 of the Protection of Women fro...

Belagavi Stripping Incident: Karnataka High Court slams bystanders for "collective cowardice"

While hearing the Belagavi stripping case, Karnataka High Court pulled up bystanders for their collective cowardice.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Dec 9 - Dec 16]

A weekly round up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 3-minute read.

[Belagavi stripping incident] Karnataka HC slams state govt, says "Modern world is of Dusshasana"

Slamming the Karnataka state government, the Karnataka High Court took suo motu cognizance of an incident in Belagavi where a woman was beaten up, paraded naked after her son eloped with a girl. Lamen...

Karnataka HC stays Commission of Inquiry's proceedings into alleged 40% 'commission' under BJP

The Karnataka High Court has stayed further proceedings before a one-man commission of enquiry, which is probing the allegation of "40% commission" in the award of contracts under the previous BJP go...

After Cyber Security Attack, Karnataka HC To Resume Video Conferencing [VC-Guidelines]

Karnataka High Court to restart virtual hearing of cases from today. The court had stopped live streaming after "cyber security concerns."

Karnataka High Court Grants Bail To Gauri Lankesh Murder Accused Mohan Nayak. Here’s Why [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently granted bail to an accused in the murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead in 2017.

[Chikmaglur Police Attack On Lawyer] Karnataka High Court Sets Up 10-Member Committee To Restore Cordial Relations Between Advocates, Police

The Karnataka High Court has formed a ten-member committee to restore peace between attorneys, police, and the district government in Chikmagalur following an attack on a young lawyer by certain polic...

Karnataka HC suspends Live Streaming, VC Hearings After 'Obscene Visuals' Played During Proceedings

The Karnataka High Court suspends live streaming and video conferencing hearings due to cybersecurity breaches, as unknown individuals disrupt proceedings with obscene visuals. The incident prompts a ...

Karnataka HC allows plea by Dy CM to withdraw plea against sanction in disproportionate assets case

Karnataka High Court approves Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar's request to withdraw his challenge against CBI probe sanction in a disproportionate assets case. Key developments include the Congre...

Marriage doesn't eclipse right to privacy: Karnataka High Court [Read Judgment]

Exploring the Karnataka High Court's ruling on privacy rights and marriage: How the court upheld the individual's right to privacy under the Aadhaar Act, emphasizing the importance of procedural heari...

Supreme Court expands the scope of anticipatory bail, allows filing across state borders

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a High Court or Sessions Court can grant limited anticipatory bail to a person apprehending arrest in connection with an FIR registered outside their territorial...

Agreement to sell doesn’t transfer ownership rights or confer any title, Supreme Court holds

Explore the Supreme Court's ruling on the legal implications of an agreement to sell property in India, as it clarifies that such agreements do not transfer ownership rights or confer title. Learn abo...

Karnataka Education Act to be applicable on Private unaided minority institutions: HC [Read Judgment]

Karnataka High Court's ruling on the applicability of the Karnataka Education Act 1983 to private unaided minority institutions and its impact on employee rights. Learn about the legal implications an...

Woman living in adultery cannot claim maintenance: Karnataka High Court [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court rules that a woman engaged in adultery cannot claim maintenance, stating her dishonesty as a key factor.

Ganeshotsav at Idgah Maidan: High Court Rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's Plea Against Ganesh Idol Installation

Karnataka High Court rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's plea against Ganesh idol installation at Idgah Maidan in Hubballi. Get the latest updates on the legal battle and permissions for Ganesha festivities.

Karnataka High Court Grants Protection to Journalist Sudhir Chaudhary Amid Fake News Controversy

Karnataka High Court protects journalist Sudhir Chaudhary and Aaj Tak from coercive action over alleged 'fake news' about Karnataka government's minority scheme. Get the latest updates on this legal b...

Karnataka High Court: Cabinet Rank Status Not Equivalent to Ministerial Position [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court clarifies that Cabinet rank status does not equate to ministerial position, dismissing a PIL challenging political appointments to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.



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