Today’s Legal Updates

Monday, 12th June 2023

Legal Awareness: – CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

Part – IXA THE MUNICIPALITIES

Article – 243V Disqualifications for membership.

  1. A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as, and for being, a member of a Municipality—
    (a) if he is so disqualified by or under any law for the time being in force for the purposes of elections to the Legislature of the State concerned:
    Provided that no person shall be disqualified on the ground that he is less than twenty-five years of age, if he has attained the age of twenty-one years;
    (b) if he is so disqualified by or under any law made by the Legislature of the State.
  2. If any question arises as to whether a member of a Municipality has become subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in clause (1), the question shall be referred for the decision of such authority and in such manner as the Legislature of a State may, by law, provide.

Today’s Legal Updates: 

  1. On Monday the Delhi High Court granted interim bail for six weeks to ‘Indo Spirits’ founder Sameer Mahandru in the money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.
  2. On Monday Justices Jasmeet Singh and Vikas Mahajan of the Delhi High Court sat beyond 9 pm to hear cases listed before them.
  3. On Monday the Kerala High Court said this is an era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the government must stay abreast of emerging global demands and changes in order to fulfil the goal of a truly digital India. (Ejo PJ v. Regional Passport Officer & Anr.)
  4. On Monday the Central government cleared the appointment of three advocates as additional judges of the Bombay High Court.
    • Shailesh Pramod Brahme
    • Firdosh Phiroze Pooniwalla
    • Jitendra Shantilal Jain
  5. On Monday the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has held that it has the power to recall its judgements.  (Union Bank of India (Erstwhile Corporation Bank) v Dinkar T Venkatasubramanian & Ors)
  6. A recent case of medical negligence before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) ended on heart-warming note after the accused-hospital, despite winning the case, agreed to pay ₹7 lakh to the deceased patient’s family on humanitarian grounds. (Philips Thomas v Deen Hospital)
  7. On Monday the Supreme Court stayed two decisions of the Delhi High Court that had directed the Delhi government not to take any coercive action against bike taxi aggregators Rapido and Uber till guidelines governing grant of licenses to such aggregators are notified.  (Government of NCT of Delhi and Ors. vs Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd and Ors.)
  8. On Monday the Women Lawyers Association of Nilgiris (WLAN) told the Supreme Court that their grievance about the lack of toilet for women in the new combined court complex in Tamil Nadu’s Ooty, has been addressed.
  9. Supreme Court Judge Justice Hima Kohli said on June 7 that the decision of the Bar Council of India (BCI) giving entry to foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India on a reciprocal basis has opened new doors and created opportunities for young talent in India.
  10. On Monday the Bombay High Court issued notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on a bail plea filed by activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon violence case of 2018.
  11. On Monday the Karnataka High Court judge Justice M Nagaprasanna have been listed as many as 522 cases for hearing.
  12. On Monday the Kerala High Court has constituted a Grievance Redressal Committee, headed by the Chief Justice of Kerala SV Bhatti, for the redressal of grievances of Advocates.
  13. On Monday a woman has approached the Kerala High Court by way of a Habeas Corpus plea alleging that she was forcefully separated from her lesbian partner by her partner’s parents.
  14. On Monday Prof.(Dr.) Ashok Ramappa Patil takes over as Vice Chancellor of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi from Prof. (Dr.) Kesava Rao Vurrakula beginning June 10, 2023.
  15. On Monday the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim relief to Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt Ltd in its copyright infringement suit against T-series.  (Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. v. Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.)
  16. On Monday the Calcutta High Court said that merely because few persons have defrauded banks and fled from India, banks cannot use the same as a uniform rationale for issuing Look Out Circulars (LOC) in an indiscriminate manner. (Manoj Kumar Jain vs Union of India)

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