Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court said to the Ministry of Health is dilly-dallying on the issue of finalising the schedule for holding counselling for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and Masters of Dental Surgery courses (NEET-MDS) 2021.
  2. Today The Supreme Court cancelled the bail of man accused of conspiring to murder his brother-in-law, who was shot point-blank in front of his pregnant wife by a hired gun in an alleged case of honour killing.
  3. Today A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to restrain social media platforms from carrying Islamophobic content and to direct a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Twitter and its users involved in putting out “inflammatory posts”.
  4. Today Justice DY Chandrachud told in open court, Residences of all Supreme Court judges have been equipped with internet with speed upto of 1000 Mbps to facilitate video conference hearings.
  5. The Delhi government has moved the Supreme Court alleging that the water level in Yamuna river in Delhi has fallen to an all time low as the Haryana government is “stalling Delhi’s rightful portion of water” and the national capital is staring at a grave water crisis due to the same.
  6. Today The Karnataka High Court questioned the rationale of the State government in giving priority to few communities in setting up financial corporations.
  7. Today Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for a second time in nearly five months.
  8. Today Dr. Chintan Chandrachud has joined Brick Court Chambers in London as a tenant – a full member of Chambers.
  9. Today The Federal Court at Ontario, Canada permanently barred a company Amul Canada from infringing trademark and copyright of the plaintiffs – Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Limited and Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. – owners of the trademark “AMUL” (India’s largest food brand).
  10. Today The Madras High Court held that junior lawyers who have graduated from School of Excellence in Law (SOEL) can also avail the Rs 3,000 monthly stipend sanctioned by the Tamil Nadu government for a two-year period to young lawyers in the State.
  11. Today the Madras High Court judge, Justice G. Chandrashekharan directing the police authorities to grant necessary protection for installation of cell phone towers, noted that online education and training had become the order of the day amidst physical restrictions arising out of the pandemic.
  12. Today The Madras High Court clarified that its earlier orders extending the life of interim orders passed by courts in Tamil Nadu in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, will not continue beyond July 15, 2021.
  13. Today Sourav Ganguly (President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India) has approached the Bombay High Court for enforcement of an award by an arbitral tribunal awarding him over Rs. 35 crores payable by his former management companies – Percept Talent Management Ltd. and Percept D Mark (India) Ltd. 
  14. Today The Bombay High Court, reserved for orders a petition by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for quashing the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) corruption FIR against him.
  15. Today the Bombay High Court has ordered the firm’s directors to demonstrate they are “paupers” through their standard of living, Livid at a developer’s conduct of repeatedly dishonouring undertakings given to the court to repay flat purchasers.
  16. Today The Bombay High Court at Goa permitted fully vaccinated workforce and residents of Goa to enter Goa with COVID vaccine certificates even in the absence of a COVID-19 negative certificate till first week of August 2021.
  17. Today The Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association (KHCAA) has issued a notice cautioning members of disciplinary proceedings if they resort to filing of cases via e-filing mode in violation of the KHCAA decision of May 16 to filing cases only via physical mode.
  18. Today The Kerala High Court, while hearing a plea by the parent of one of the parties, allowed the registration of marriage of a couple residing abroad through video conferencing, without requiring a power of attorney.
  19. Today The Kerala High Court directed the State to consider the possibility of Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd supplying necessary materials to private laboratories to conduct RTPCR tests at reasonable rates.
  20. Today The Kerala High Court asked the State to file a statement while hearing the petition seeking immediate withdrawal of parole granted to the convicts in the Sister Abhaya murder case.
  21. Today The Lakshadweep Administration has filed a counter affidavit before the Kerala High Court in a plea primarily seeking that the UT’s draft regulations be published in vernacular languages.
  22. Today The Orissa High Court has granted bail to a person accused of circulating messages on a WhatsApp group urging people to join him in assaulting former Chief Justice of India SA Bobde with shoes, for denying permission to conduct Rath Yatra in 2020.
  23. Last week The Orissa High Court sought response from the State government in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking urgent directions to ensure the availability of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing facilities in rural areas of the State.
  24. Today The Karnataka High Court upheld the decision of the State government to conduct Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination for the academic year 2020-21, on July 19 and 20.
  25. Today The Delhi High Court ruled the Delhi government’s Chief Minister Advocates’ Welfare Scheme must be extended to all lawyers registered with the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) irrespective of whether their place of residence is in Delhi or the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR). 
  26. Today The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Delhi Government, the Delhi Police, media houses including Zee Media, Navbharat Times and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on a fresh petition moved on behalf of a Hindu woman from Uttar Pradesh, who converted to Islam. She alleged that owing to her religious conversion, she and her family members are being targeted and malicious content about her is being published in the media.
  27. Today The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi Government on its proposal to make a Covid-19 care facility inside Jawaharlal Nehru University after questioning it’s conduct for not expediting the proposal even after the lapse of over a month.
  28. Today Justice Sanjeev Narula of the Delhi High Court recused himself from hearing Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla’s plea seeking waiver of costs of Rs.20 lakhs imposed on her during dismissal of her suit against the roll-out of 5G technology in the country.
  29. Today The Punjab & Haryana High Court observed that live-in partners who don’t legally end existing matrimonial ties lack bona fides on their part.
  30. The Punjab and Haryana High Court convened at midnight on Sunday to provide urgent relief to the petitioners including two minors who were allegedly held hostage by an armed mob said to be consisting of farmers.
  31. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has upheld the detention of a man, accused of black marketing of Remedesivir injections amid Covid-19 pandemic, under the National Security Act, 1980.
  32. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has denied bail to a man accused of abetment to suicide of a minor girl after observing that he instilled a feeling of helplessness within the girl by constant harassment and made her movement difficult, thereby leading her to commit suicide.
  33. Today On a plea filed by an ex-soldier of the Indian Army alleging that he was humiliated and brutally tortured by the Uttar Pradesh Police, the Uttar Pradesh Government submitted before the Allahabad High Court that the Government has acted against accused police officers and an SIT has been formed to investigate the matter.

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