Today’s Legal Updates

Thursday, 11th November 2021

  1. Today The Supreme Court held that the provision Land Acquisition Act, 1894 prescribing a 2-year period before lapse of land acquisition proceedings will not be applicable after the repeal of the Act and after the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 came into force.
  2. Today a petition has been filed before the Supreme Court by six students seeking directions to conduct term exams for class 10 and class 12 for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) boards via hybrid mode instead of physical examinations.
  3. Today The Supreme Court order the Director General of Police (DGP) for Tripura and the Home Secretary of Tripura to take necessary measures to ensure that there is no violence in the upcoming Municipal elections in the State and no political party is denied its right to political campaigning in the State.
  4. Today The Supreme Court issued notice in a plea raising the question as to whether investigation in cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 can be said to be completed in the absence of forensic analysis of the recovered substance.
  5. Today the Supreme Court told that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which gave a clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 communal riots, should itself be investigated for rendering conclusions contrary to facts, Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.
  6. Yesterday The Delhi High Court issued notice in a petition filed by a man who was caught with 50 live cartridges of .22mm calibre rounds in his check-in baggage at Terminal 3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  7. Today Khaitan & Co celebrated the 110th anniversary of its existence.
  8. Today Tis Hazari Court Delhi rejected the bail plea of a woman accused of kidnapping her employer’s child in a bid to recover her wages.
  9. Yesterday The Uttarakhand High Court acquitted former UP Cabinet minister DP Yadav in a 29-year-old murder case of then Janata Dal MLA from Ghaziabad’s Dadri constituency, Mahendra Singh Bhati.
  10. Today The Kerala High Court touched upon the dark and unknown dealings in the antique market, both domestic and abroad, while hearing a matter pertaining to Monson Mavunkal, accused in the fake antiques scam.
  11. Today National Executive Member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Preeti Menon has approached the Mumbai Police seeking registration of FIR against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut claiming Ranaut made seditious remarks on an interview given to Times Now news channel.
  12. Today the Supreme Court has held an advocate losing a case after arguing it on merits and due to no negligence on his part cannot be construed as ‘deficiency in service’ for which a consumer complaint can lie.
  13. Today Social media messaging application Telegram told the Delhi High Court that as per the IT Intermediary Rules, 2021 it is exempted from disclosing identities of the owners running channels that allegedly share e-papers of Dainik Jagran.
  14. Today The Allahabad High Court quashed a detention order issued under the National Security Act, on the ground that there was an unexplained of four days in disposing of the detenue’s representation by the Central government.
  15. Today The Madras High Court issued notice to its administrative side in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition challenging the validity of Rules 4(1)(a) and 4(1)(b) of the Madras High Court Designation of Senior Advocates Rules, 2020, which prescribe a minimum age (45 years) and experience criteria for an advocate to be eligible for designation as a Senior Advocate.
  16. Today the Supreme Court lawyer, advocate Ardhendumauli Kumar Prasad has been appointed Additional Advocate General (AAG) for the State of Uttar Pradesh.
  17. Today Raymond Limited withdrew the contempt petition filed against its erstwhile chairperson Vijaypat Singhania in relation to the case about Singhania’s autobiography ‘An Incomplete Life’.
  18. Today The Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum (DHCWLF) has condemned the resolution of the Coordination Committee of All District Court Bar Associations of Delhi to abstain from work for a day to protest the conviction of lawyer Rajiv Khosla in a 1994 assault case.
  19. Today in the Tis Hazari court complex Delhi an employee with the Delhi Bar Association was found dead inside a lawyer’s chamber.
  20. Today A Delhi Court put on trial four men for rioting in relation to the Delhi Riots that took place in February 2020.
  21. Today on The Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition challenging the Tripura Police’s decision to invoke the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against several Supreme Court lawyers, activists and journalist Shyam Meera Singh.
  22. Today the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court held that Consent of family, community or clan is not necessary for two adult individuals to enter into wedlock.
  23. Today The Delhi High Court observed that the practice of handwritten clauses in settlement agreements needs to be discontinued unless the same is countersigned by a mediator in the presence of the parties as well as by the parties themselves.
  24. Today The Gwalior Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court granted bail to an 18-year-old rape accused to give him a chance for course correction.

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