KEYWORDS:-POSSESSION DATE:-12-02-1968 AIR 1968 SC 1165 : (1968) 3 SCR 163 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Nair Service Society Ltd. Appellant Versus K. C. Alexander and others Respondent (Before : M. Hidayatullah, S. M. Sikri And K. S. Hegde, JJ.) Civil Appeal No 1632 of 1966, Decided on : 12-02-1968. Evidence Act, 1872—Section 110—Presumption of title—Possession… Read More Nair Service Society Ltd.Versus K. C. Alexander and others[ALL SC 1968 FEBRUARY]
KEYWORDS:-DEFAMATION – COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES-Libellous communication- DATE:-13-11-1968 AIR 1970 SC 1876 : (1969) 2 SCR 692 : (1970) CriLJ SC 1651 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) M. C. Verghese Appellant Versus T. J. Ponnan and another Respondent (Before : J. C. Shah, V. Ramaswami And A. N. Grover, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No. 46 of 1967, Decided… Read More M. C. Verghese Versus T. J. Ponnan and another[ALL SC 1968 NOVEMBER]
The expression ‘tenant’ includes ‘a tenant continuing in possession after the termination of the tenancy in his favour’. It thus includes, by express provision, a quondam tenant whose nexus with the property is continuance in possession. The fact that a decree or any other process extinguishes the tenancy under the general law of real property does not terminate the status of a tenant under the Act having regard to the carefully drawn inclusive clause. Even here, we may mention by way of contrast that Subudhi’s case (supra) related to a statute where the definition in Section 2(5) of that Act expressly included “any person against whom a suit for ejectment is pending in a court of competent jurisdiction” and more pertinent to the point specially excluded “a person against whom a decree or order for eviction has been made by such a court.… Read More MANI SUBRAT JAIN Vs. RAJA RAM VOHRA [ALL SC 1979 NOVEMBER]
Bharat Ratna and Padma awards are not “titles” within Article 18 of the Constitution of India. These awards can be given to the citizens for exceptional and distinguished services rendered in art, literature, science and other fields. These awards are national in character and only those who have achieved distinction at national level can be considered for these awards. The question to be considered, however, is whether the purpose of instituting these awards is being achieved and these are being conferred on the deserving persons. The history and experience shows that, in the beginning, these awards were given to a limited number of persons but in the recent years there have been floodgates of awards for the persons who are well known, lesser known and even unknown. The Padma awards have been conferred on businessmen and industrialists who have multiplied their own wealth and have hardly helped the growth of national interest. Persons with little or no contribution in any field can be seen masquerading as Padma awardees. The existing procedure for selection of candidates is wholly vague and is open to abuse at the whims and fancies of the persons in authority. Conferment of Padma awards without any firm guidelines and fool-proof method of selection is bound to breed nepotism, favoritism, patronage and even corruption.… Read More BALAJI RAGHAVAN AND S.P. ANAND Vs. UNION OF INDIA [ ALL SC 1995 DECEMBER]
September 6, 2018:-SECTION 377of IPC-Homosexuality-It is declared that insofar as Section 377 criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults (i.e. persons above the age of 18 years who are competent to consent) in private, is violative of Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution. It is, however, clarified that such consent must be free consent,… Read More Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. Vs. Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice [ALL SC 2018 September]
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.10972 OF 2013 (Arising out of SLP (C) No.15436 of 2009) Suresh Kumar Koushal & Anr vs Naz Foundation & Ors Decided on: 11 December 2013 Bench: G.S. Singhvi, Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya JUDGMENT G.S. SINGHVI, J. 1. Leave granted. 2. These appeals are directed against order… Read More Suresh Kumar Koushal & Anr vs Naz Foundation & Ors [ALL SC 2013 DECEMBER]
In order to ensure smooth, consistent, uniform and unvarying functioning of the National Commission, the State Commissions and the District Forums, we deem it appropriate to direct the National Commission to frame comprehensive rules regarding appearances of the agents, representatives, registered organizations and/or non-advocates appearing before the National Commission, the State Commissions and the District Forums governing their qualifications, conduct and ethical behaviour of agents/non-advocates/representatives, registered organizations and/or agents appearing before the consumer forums.… Read More C. Venkatachalam Versus Ajitkumar C. Shah and Others [ALL SC 2011 AUGUST]
When right of private defence is not available ?
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An irrevocable letter of credit has a definite implication. It is a mechanism of great importance in international trade. Any interference with that mechanism is bound to have serious repercussions on the international trade of this country. Except under very exceptional circumstances, the Courts should not interfere with that mechanism. There is this to be… Read More Scope of an irrevocable letter of credit explained by Supreme Court
Inaction in every case does not lead to an inference of implied consent or acquiescence … Read More What is Acquiescence and Waiver ?
Even when there is justification for criticism, the language should be dignified and restrained. But in this case se we do not see any justification at all for such remarks.… Read More Alok Kumar Roy Versus Dr. S. N. Sarma and another [ALL SC1967 October]
Keywords:- Service law “we conclude that the view of the AFT that the post of DGMS (Army) is to be filled by the officer on the strength of ‘seniority-cum-suitability’, where seniority is a decisive factor and suitability is a secondary factor, is not correct. In the entire discussion resting with the aforesaid view, the Tribunal… Read More Union of India through its Secretary & Ors. Vs. Maj. Gen. Manomoy Ganguly [ALL SC 2018 August]
The Mohomedan law, on a question of what is legal cruelty between Man and Wife, would probably not differ materially from our own of which one of the most recent exposition is the following:- There must be actual violence of such a character as to endanger personal health or safety; or there must be a reasonable apprehension of it’… Read More Dr. N. G. Dastane Versus Mrs. S. Dastane [ALL SC 1975 March]
In order to entitle the appellant to obtain a decree of nullity, as prayed for by him, he will have to establish that his wife, the respondent, was impotent at the time of the marriage and continued to be so until the institution of the proceedings.… Read More Yuvraj Digvijay Singh Versus Yuvrani Pratap Kumari [ ALL SC 1969 May ]