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The Kerala High Court is the highest court in the state of Kerala and in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Located in Kochi, Kerala High Court has the superintendence and visitorial jurisdiction over all courts and tribunals of inferior jurisdiction covered under its territorial jurisdiction. More

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  • Kerala HC permits abortion of 15-week plus pregnancy of mentally challenged rape victim Jul 27, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Kerala HC permits abortion of 15-week plus pregnancy of mentally challenged rape victim

    The high court permitted the Government Mental Health Centre and the Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital, both in Thiruvananthapuram, to carry out the medical termination of pregnancy.

  • ISRO conspiracy case: HC grants interim protection from arrest to two ex-Kerala Police officers Jul 26, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    ISRO conspiracy case: HC grants interim protection from arrest to two ex-Kerala Police officers

    Justice Ashok Menon gave the relief to the two officers after CBI sought adjournment till next week in the joint anticipatory bail plea moved by S Vijayan and Thampi S Durga Dutt, a lawyer associated with the case said.

  • News Broadcasters Association moves Kerala HC to challenge new IT rules for digital media outlets Jul 08, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    News Broadcasters Association moves Kerala HC to challenge new IT rules for digital media outlets

    The News Broadcasters Association has, specifically, challenged Part III of the IT Rules which stipulate a three-tier grievance redressal mechanism, including an "oversight mechanism" which would be headed by a joint secretary of the I&B Ministry.

  • Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana Jul 02, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana

    A case against Ayesha Sulthana was registered on June 9 under Section 124-A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of IPC on the basis of a petition lodged by a political leader hailing from Kavaratti.

  • Experts divided on Kerala High Court order seeking decision on GST on petrol, diesel Jun 25, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Experts divided on Kerala High Court order seeking decision on GST on petrol, diesel

    Bringing petrol and diesel under GST would lead to uniform pricing across India and help companies offset the tax paid against GST liabilities, but the current system of taxation brings a big chunk of revenue for the Centre and states.

  • Kerala Gold Smuggling Investigation: ED moves High Court against state order for Judicial Inquiry Jun 25, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Kerala Gold Smuggling Investigation: ED moves High Court against state order for Judicial Inquiry

    ED’s petition argues that the state’s order dated May 7 was “ an attempt of those in power to prevent the Central agency from investigating the gold smuggling case”.

  • Lakshadweep admin moots proposal for shifting HC jurisdiction from Kerala to Karnataka Jun 20, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    Lakshadweep admin moots proposal for shifting HC jurisdiction from Kerala to Karnataka

    .This year, as many as 23 applications, including 11 writ petitions, have been filed against the administrator of Lakshadweep and also against the alleged high-handedness of either the police or the local government of the islands.

  • Kerala High Court grants interim protection from arrest to Lakshadweep flimmaker Aisha Sultana in sedition case Jun 17, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Kerala High Court grants interim protection from arrest to Lakshadweep flimmaker Aisha Sultana in sedition case

    A single-judge bench of Justice Ashok Menon while passing the order, instructed Sultana to cooperate with the investigation and appear before the Lakshadweep Police for interrogation as required under Section 41A of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC)

  • COVID-19 vaccination in India 57% less than production, Centre's data reveals May 24, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination in India 57% less than production, Centre's data reveals

    On a daily basis, 28.33 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are produced in the country. Yet, the average number of beneficiaries vaccinated in one day stands at 12 to 13 lakhs, the Centre told the Kerala High Court in an affidavit submitted on May 24.

  • Kerala HC directs govt to introduce uniform tariff for COVID treatment May 06, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Kerala HC directs govt to introduce uniform tariff for COVID treatment

    Expressing concern over the high treatment charges in private hospitals, a division bench of the high court, comprising Justices Devan Ramachandran and Kauser Edappagath, emphasised the need for rationalising COVID-19 treatment tariff in such facilities in the state.

  • Kerala gold smuggling case accused named CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Assembly speaker in statement: Customs chief tells HC Mar 05, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    Kerala gold smuggling case accused named CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Assembly speaker in statement: Customs chief tells HC

    Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said in the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh -- the prime accused in the case -- has also named the Kerala Assembly Speaker, three members of the Vijayan Cabinet, and other top officials of the state government while recording her statement.

  • Virat Kohli issued notice by Kerala HC over association with online rummy game Jan 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Virat Kohli issued notice by Kerala HC over association with online rummy game

    The action by the court came while hearing a petition which sought a ban on online rummy games. The Chief Justice-headed bench asked the Kerala government to file a reply on the demand raised by the petitioner.

  • Kerala HC upholds conviction of 4 in gem dealer case Aug 12, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    Kerala HC upholds conviction of 4 in gem dealer case

    In 2014, a trial court in Thiruvananthapuram had awarded double life sentences for five people: Rakhil, Ragesh and Joseph, engineering students M Jithesh and Ajeesh, after finding them guilty.

  • Depositing money in coronavirus relief fund as bail condition unjust, improper: Kerala High Court Apr 22, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Depositing money in coronavirus relief fund as bail condition unjust, improper: Kerala High Court

    Madhya Pradesh High Court on April 21 granted bail to an Indore resident, who was arrested for violating lockdown measures, on the condition that he donates Rs 10,000 to PM CARES Fund, and also renders voluntary services for a week

  • Kerala HC nod to screening of Anand Patwardhan's documentary 'Vivek' Jun 26, 2019 05:50 PM IST

    Kerala HC nod to screening of Anand Patwardhan's documentary 'Vivek'

    Granting permission, subject to conditions, Justice Shaji P Chali directed the Kerala government to ensure that no law and order situation arises due to its screening.

  • 'S Durga' issue: HC says CBFC has authority to suspend film till its re-examination Jan 27, 2018 10:40 AM IST

    'S Durga' issue: HC says CBFC has authority to suspend film till its re-examination

    The court directed the CBFC and its regional office, to take necessary steps to re-examine the film in accordance with the provisions of the Act and Rules, within three weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of the judgement.

  • HC rejects lawyer's pre-arrest bail plea in murder case Oct 31, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    HC rejects lawyer's pre-arrest bail plea in murder case

    "From the materials placed before this court and the materials in the case diary, I am of the view that role of the petitioner in the crime requires a deeper probe... this is a case where custodial interrogation is highly essential," Justice A Hariprasad said in his order.

  • All inter-religious marriages not 'love jihad': Kerala HC Oct 19, 2017 08:32 PM IST

    All inter-religious marriages not 'love jihad': Kerala HC

    A division bench comprising justices V Chitambaresh and Sathish Ninan made the observations in its judgement on a habeas corpus petition filed by the man. A habeas corpus plea is filed to ensure a person under arrest is brought before a court which will determine whether the detention is legal.

  • Worst decision ever: Sreesanth after court restores life ban Oct 17, 2017 09:50 PM IST

    Worst decision ever: Sreesanth after court restores life ban

    In a major setback for the fast bowler, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday decided to restore the life ban imposed on the bowler by the Indian cricket board.

  • Supreme Court to examine whether Kerala High Court can annul marriage Oct 03, 2017 12:30 PM IST

    Supreme Court to examine whether Kerala High Court can annul marriage

    A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it will hear on October 9 the fresh plea of Shafin Jahan, the Kerala man seeking recall of its earlier order by which the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was asked to probe whether there was a wider pattern of alleged 'love jihad' in the case.

  • HC moved for allowing co-op banks to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1000 Nov 15, 2016 07:32 AM IST

    HC moved for allowing co-op banks to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1000

    The court gave the direction during the hearing of a petition filed by Kallettumkara Service Cooperative Bank seeking permission for primary cooperative banks also to carry out the exchange process in the wake of demonetisation of high denomination currency notes.

  • NGT order: High Court declines to intervene Jul 12, 2016 09:40 PM IST

    NGT order: High Court declines to intervene

    The bench also said the interim order by the single bench will not stand in the way of the Tribunal in hearing and passing orders in this regard.

  • Kerala HC stays NGT order on diesel vehicles partially May 27, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Kerala HC stays NGT order on diesel vehicles partially

    The Kerala High Court stayed for two months the order of the National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench directing the state government not to register any diesel vehicle with capacity of 2000 CC and more, except public transport and local authority vehicles

  • 5 members of Puttingal temple's managing committee surrender Apr 12, 2016 07:52 AM IST

    5 members of Puttingal temple's managing committee surrender

    Temple Trust President, Jayalal, Secretary, J Krishnankutty, Shivaprasad, Surendran Pillai and Ravindran Pillai informed police that they wanted to surrender and reached in front of a temple at Kappil near Paravoor and surrendered, police sources said.

  • Kerala temple tragedy toll rises to 109, six booked Apr 11, 2016 09:52 PM IST

    Kerala temple tragedy toll rises to 109, six booked

    Tales of horror continued to pour in as the death toll in fireworks display in Puttingal Devi temple early yesterday morning that went awry rose to 109 while more than 300 people were being treated for injuries.

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