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Punjab & Haryana HC: Minimum Wage Alone Not Sole Criterion for Compensation under MV Act

Punjab & Haryana HC: Minimum Wage Alone Not Sole Criterion for Compensation under MV Act

The Punjab & Haryana High Court presided by Justice Alka Sarin ruled that compensation for motor accident claims should not rely solely on minimum wage rates. In a case involving the death of a yo

 Nationwide Protests Erupt Over New Hit-and-Run Law in India

 Nationwide Protests Erupt Over New Hit-and-Run Law in India

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, set to supersede the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, has ignited nationwide protests among truck drivers and cab operators. The new law, which includes provisions for hit-

Srinagar Court Sentences Man To 6 Months In Prison For Making Illegal Modifications In His “Thar”

Srinagar Court Sentences Man To 6 Months In Prison For Making Illegal Modifications In His “Thar”

A Jammu & Kashmir court on Friday sentenced a man to six months imprisonment for making illegal modifications including a high car siren to his Mahindra Thar vehicle in contravention of Section 52

Insurance Company Liable To Pay Compensation Even If Driver Died Of Heart Attack In Parked Vehicle: Karnataka High Court

Insurance Company Liable To Pay Compensation Even If Driver Died Of Heart Attack In Parked Vehicle: Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court recently held that an insurance company is liable to pay the compensation even if the driver of an insured vehicle dies of a heart attack in a parked vehicle during the course of

Madras High Court Directs Man To Distribute Pamphlets Against Drunken Driving For 2 Weeks As Condition Of Bail

Madras High Court Directs Man To Distribute Pamphlets Against Drunken Driving For 2 Weeks As Condition Of Bail

Madras High court recently directed a man to distribute pamphlets against drunk driving everyday for the next two weeks as a condition for grant of bail. The person himself was booked over drunken dri

Seat Belt Mandatory For Back Seat Passengers Too: Nitin Gadkari

Seat Belt Mandatory For Back Seat Passengers Too: Nitin Gadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday stated that not wearing a seat belt in the rear seats of cars will attract a penalty. The decision came after Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry’s

Police Not Authorized To Suspend Driving Licence: Calcutta High Court

Police Not Authorized To Suspend Driving Licence: Calcutta High Court

In a significant order, Calcutta High Court has noted that a police officer doesn’t have the power to suspend the driving licence of a person. Only licensing authority is allowed to issue or sus

3 Dead, 11 Injured After Truck Ran Over Sleeping Migrant Labourers In Haryana’s Jhajjar

3 Dead, 11 Injured After Truck Ran Over Sleeping Migrant Labourers In Haryana’s Jhajjar

Three migrant labourers have lost their lives and eleven others have been injured after a truck ran over them while they were sleeping near Aasoda Toll Plaza on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Express

Kerala Car Owner Fined For Not Wearing Helmet Properly, Decides To File Complaint

Kerala Car Owner Fined For Not Wearing Helmet Properly, Decides To File Complaint

In yet another goof-up by Traffic police, Kerala Traffic Police has fined a car owner ₹500 for not wearing a helmet properly. As per the reports, the victim identified as Ajith A owns a Maruti Alto

Lawyer Gets ₹ 15 Lakh In Damages For Losing Leg Due To Medical Negligence

Lawyer Gets ₹ 15 Lakh In Damages For Losing Leg Due To Medical Negligence

The Raigad District Consumer Complaints Redressal Commission has directed a hospital and its two doctors to pay ₹ 15 Lakh to a lawyer. The lawyer was rendered a handicap due to improper treatment an

Truck Ran Over Sleeping Labourers in Surat, 15 Killed

Truck Ran Over Sleeping Labourers in Surat, 15 Killed

In the horrific tragedy of Gujarat’s Surat, 15 people have been reported dead and three are injured after a truck ran over them while they were sleeping on the footpath. The incident took place

Parents of Road Accident Victim Entitled to Compensation for Loss of Dependency: Delhi High Court

Parents of Road Accident Victim Entitled to Compensation for Loss of Dependency: Delhi High Court

While granting compensation to the mother of a deceased, Delhi High Court observed that parents are dependent on their children at some stage of life and it would be inequitable to deny the compensati

Conception that Homemakers Don’t Add Economic Value to Household is Problematic, Needs To be Overcome — SC

Conception that Homemakers Don’t Add Economic Value to Household is Problematic, Needs To be Overcome — SC

Supreme Court while hearing a MACT matter observed that the conception that housewives do not work or do not add value to the household is problematic and needs to be overcome. The bench raised the co

No Other Amount, Except for Statutory Dues, Are Allowed to Be Deducted From Motor Accident Compensation – Bombay High Court

No Other Amount, Except for Statutory Dues, Are Allowed to Be Deducted From Motor Accident Compensation – Bombay High Court

Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court noted that no other amount, except for statutory dues, are allowed to be deducted while computing the compensation amount in motor accident claims. “It is w

Financially independent kin of a road accident victim also entitled to compensation – SC

Financially independent kin of a road accident victim also entitled to compensation – SC

Setting aside the verdict of Punjab and Haryana HC, the Supreme Court held that the legal representatives of the victim who was killed in a road accident cannot be denied compensation merely on the gr

Insurance company cannot deny paying insurance if the driver of the offending vehicle is drunk – MACT

Insurance company cannot deny paying insurance if the driver of the offending vehicle is drunk – MACT

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal granted compensation of around Rs 55 lakh (Rs 15 lakh interest) to the family of Rajaram Desai, a 53-year-old Police Sub-Inspector, who died after a drunk car driver

Remarriage won’t affect widow’s compensation – Bombay High Court

Remarriage won’t affect widow’s compensation – Bombay High Court

On 20 December, the Bombay High Court held that a widow is entitled to the compensation, even if she remarried within a year of her husband’s death in a road accident. The bench headed by Justice RD



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