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The woman, who earlier accused the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, was reinstated as a junior assistant II at the apex court this month. Also, the Delhi Police has reinstated the jobs of her husband and brother-in-law, which were terminated after she made the allegation. Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was part of her legal team, confirmed that “She has been reinstated from the time she was terminated,” he said. “She hasn’t, however, reported for work and proceeded on maternity leave immediately.”

  • Posted On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:09 PM

Daman is selected as "Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu" UT's Headquarter

After the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in the winter session for the merger of the Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli UT's; Daman have been selected as the new headquarter of these two Union Territories. The purpose to merge these two UT's was to develop a common taxation authority for GST, VAT and state excise for all three regions and to strengthen the system of laws.

  • Posted On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:08 PM

Punjab Govt. allowed maternity leave to Surrogate as well as Commissioning mother

Punjab Govt. decided to grant maternity leave with full pay up to 180 days. This provision is for the female who wants to have a child from surrogacy as well to the female who is surrogated mother of another female's child. The maternity leave will be admissible on the same terms & conditions as prescribed for maternity leave admissible to a female employee under Rule 8.127(a) & 8.127(b) of Punjab Civil Service Rules. The Punjab Govt. circulated these guidelines to all the department heads, deputy commissioners, Punjab & Haryana HC and to all district & sessions judges across the state.

  • Posted On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:03 PM

Cross Examination cannot be Limited to the Contents of the Examination-In-Chief: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court bench of Justice Vibha Kankanwadi in one of the recent judgement has recapitulate that in explicit cases the question can travel beyond the Examination-in-Chief as the purpose of the cross-examination is to test the veracity or impeach the credit of the witnesses. In the instant case, the petition was regarding the order passed by the trial court judge by upholding the objection of the special public prosecutor without considering the relevance of the question by defence advocate during cross-examination of the witness. An application was also filed by the original informant for information. After observation of the arguments and petition facts. The bench stated: "In certain cases the cross cannot be limited to the contents of the examination-in-chief. It may go beyond that as the purpose of the cross-examination is to test the veracity or impeach the credit of the witnesses." The Court was of the opinion that though relevancy and admissibility are used as synonym terms, it has to be judged from different angles. | Sanjay V. The State Of Maharashtra | 13-01-2020

  • Posted On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:46 PM

Application to amend the pleading after the commencement of trial in civil suit can be allowed only in special condition: SC

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice M.R. Shah stated that order VI Rule 17 CPC can be invoked even after the trial starts but only under special conditions. While dealing with a matter concerning a partition suit between the husband and his wife and children, the bench went into details of the circumstances under which an amendment application can be allowed at the stage of evidence. The defendant filed a writ against the order of Trial court for allowing the amendment application and high court eventually dismissed the writ and agreed with the finding of the Trial Court. The petition brought before the Supreme Court and the bench observed that as per record, the evidence in the matter had begun. Thereafter, when the amendment application was filed the trial judge didn’t give any finding to support the requirement in the provision to Order VI Rule 17. Based on the above observation the high court and trial court orders had been set aside and the amendment application in the case had been effectively dismissed. The court further held that once the trial has begun, an amendment application cannot be allowed unless the court satisfied that the plaintiff could not have raised the issues in the amendment application at the stage prior to the commencement of trial, despite due diligence. |Pandit Malhari Mahale v. Monika Pandit Mahale |10/01/2020

  • Posted On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:44 PM

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