Subway drags Indian Tax Department to Court over GST on Intellectual Property Rights

American fast food chain Subway has dragged the indirect tax department to court over allegedly forcing it to pay differential Goods and Services Tax (GST) on services before issuing any notices. In its writ petition filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana Subway Systems India said that the tax department had issued multiple summonses to top management … Read more

Punjab and Haryana High Court dismisses PIL on alleging violation of animal cruelty law as withdrawn – India Legal

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently dismissed a PIL, alleging violation and non-implementation of the provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the rules made thereunder, as withdrawn. The PIL has been filed by one Shreya Paropkari and another. The Division Bench of Justice Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and … Read more

Punjab and Haryana High Court disposes of PIL against charging of examination fee for board examinations – India Legal

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently disposed of a PIL against government authorities conducting board examinations for charging an examination fee. The PIL filed by NGO Ameliorating India alleged that the act of the respondent authorities in conducting the board examinations and charging examination fee on the ground that the same is in … Read more

HC: Prisoner cannot be deprived of the important family event under Article 21 [Read Judgment]

On 28th October, a bench of Delhi High Court consisting of Justice Anup Chitkara observed that Article 21 removes any parole restrictions if the petitioner is not entitled to such parole under the parole rules, in case it is seen that such is justified under the facts and circumstances of such case. The bench also … Read more

Don’t register Criminal Cases in mechanical manner: HC directs Police

Virtually indicting the Punjab police for “cryptic” and “tainted” investigation in a case where a person was booked for torture and harassment of his NRI wife whom he had already divorced in Canada, the Punjab and Haryana high court advised the state police to desist from registering criminal cases in a “mechanical manner”. The HC has also expressed … Read more

Punjab and Haryana High Court dismisses divorce plea for waiving six-months period, says timeframe a safeguard against hurried decision

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a divorce petition filed by a couple for the waiver for six months period necessary for their divorce with mutual consent under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (The Act) citing irreconcilable differences. The marriage was not consummated and the couple is living separately from … Read more

High Court: Doctors cannot function under threat of being beaten up or harassed by the relatives of patients [Read order]

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently comprising of a bench of Justice Vikas Bahl observed that if doctors face the threat of being beaten up or being harassed by the relatives of patients every single day, then it would be difficult for them to function. (Naresh Kumar and others v. State of Haryana and … Read more

Initial date of appointment better barometer to decide seniority, says Supreme Court in MES case

The Supreme Court has recently held that if anyone is aggrieved with his or her placement in a re-casted seniority list, the person will always be at liberty to assail their placement in seniority in independent proceedings in accordance with law. The bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice Abhay Oka was hearing a plea … Read more

HC: Both Parents equally responsible for Welfare of their Minor Child

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that it is the responsibility of both the parents to bring up a minor child and look after the child’s welfare, both emotionally and financially. The HC bench comprising of Justice Jaishree Thakur dismissed the plea of a Haryana resident, who had challenged a Mahendergarh family court … Read more

HC trashes plea of Leader to stay Conviction in a Two Decade old Case

The Punjab and Haryana high court has dismissed the plea of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Yadwinder Singh Yadu seeking a stay on conviction in a 2002 criminal case, to contest the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab. The high court bench comprising of Justice GS Sandhawalia and Justice Sant Parkash observed that a representative of … Read more