Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Madras Supreme Court noted that prior to being allowed by the government to file allegations of corruption against public servants under Section 17 (A) of the Anti-Corruption Act it is not necessary if the allegations relate to the acquisition of unequal assets.
  2. Keyboard battles like Kunal Kamra can impact the minds of their fans and create an “extreme reaction,” one law student who pleaded guilty to insulting the standing comedian told the Supreme Court.
  3. An Indian widow from Saudi Arabia has moved to Delhi High Court to return the remains of her late Hindu husband.
  4. While removing a motor vehicle registered for attempted murder, the Delhi High Court has asked a 21-year-old suspect to perform a one-month public service in Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
  5. Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze was temporarily denied protection by the Thane Sessions Court in connection with the First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Anti-Terrorist Squad, Thane in connection with the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran.
  6. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has issued an interim order directing MakeMyTrip and Go-Ibibo to allow FabHotels and Treebo to be listed on its online portal.
  7. The Karnataka High Court on Friday took a negative view of the failure of the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) to set a record of the COVID-19 rule to be followed while attending political rallies.
  8. Karnataka High Court has ordered State officials to refrain from taking any action to force members of the Association of Indian Schools (AIS) of any violation of a government directive to collect only 70% of the 2020-21 academic year.
  9. The time has come for action to be taken against those who lodge baseless complaints under section 354 (Attack or criminal force on a woman with the intention of angering her dignity), 354A (Sexual Offenses) Indian Penal Code etc. means as it sets the cost of the Rand. 30,000 of the parties seeking to eliminate FIR registered for these cases after reaching an agreement
  10. Following the leadership of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co plans to open an office in Singapore next month.
  11. The Punjab and Haryana High Courts this week noted a large number of complaints lodged before it by various couples seeking police protection and seeking proposals to deal with the situation.
  12. The Arbitral Tribunal recently ruled that Oravels Stays Pvt. Ltd (OYO’s parent company) has breached its binding agreement after the acquisition of its rival Zostel Hospitality (owner of ZO rooms), in which it agreed to transfer seven percent of OYO to the owners of ZOO Rooms.
  13. The Madras High Court on Friday (March 12) expressed its satisfaction with the progress of the investigation into the suo moto case involving alleged sexual harassment of a female IPS police officer by her chief, Special DGP.
  14. In a lawsuit filed by interfaith couples, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana recently ruled that marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man will not work as the bride has not converted to pre-Hindu religion in accordance with Hindu customs and ceremonies.
  15. On Friday, March 12, 2021, the High Court of Kerala upheld the number of volunteers allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple from 5,000 to 10,000.
  16. Following a recent fire by the Delhi High Court, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Saturday of strict compliance with COVID-19 regulations by passengers during the flight.
  17. On Monday, the Bombay High Court granted an appeal by a concerned investor to the National Spot Exchange and to the Maharashtra government demanding an ‘equitable distribution’ of the proceeds of the seizure.
  18. The Bombay High Court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation and the State Special Investigation Team (SIT) when they will complete their investigation into the assassination of Communist leader Govind Pansare and anti-superstitious religious activist Narendra Dabholkar, respectively.
  19. Central Government notified and Unauthorized Aircraft Systems Regulations, 2021.
  20. The Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court has ruled that only the Return Officer’s misconduct, which would have the effect of disrupting the free election process, could be considered under the jurisdiction of the courts.
  21. Reiterating that the hybrid hearing mode will only be different and not the usual, the Delhi High Court on Friday (March 12) issued an important directive because the Delhi Court is expected to start full physical activity from March 15.
  22. The Bombay High Court has blamed eight municipal companies and the Maharashtra Department of Urban Development for failing to comply with an order to provide information on illegal construction in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and action taken against them.
  23. To address a case initiated by the Court in connection with its departure in connection with a Nepali national, who was arrested 41 years ago and has since been arrested, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (March 10) decided to consider whether his prosecution should be terminated.
  24. The Karnataka High Court on Friday recommended to the government to decide whether to allow public hearings by political parties and individuals in the city of Bengaluru to look at the number of positive cases of COVID-19.
  25. Mumbai police have registered a MOTO against actor Kangana Ranaut, brothers and sisters Rangoli Chandel and Akshat Ranaut, and director Kamal Kumar Jain after Ashish Kaul, author of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir accused them of violating copyright.
  26. The Supreme Court on Friday (11.03.21) ruled that any persons employed with the central or state governments could not be appointed as election commissioners “across the length and breadth of the country”. The ruling aims at ensuring independence of the election commissions.
  27. Justice Indu Malhotra, the first woman Judge to be elevated directly from the Bar and the seventh woman Judge to be appointed at the Supreme Court, is set to retire on March 13, 2021.
  28. “The Gram Panchayat of the village being democratically elected by the inhabitants of the village is under duty to watch the interest of the inhabitants of the village,” observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court last month while setting aside Resolutions passed by the Gram Panchayat as well as decision of the State Government, according its approval for exchange of a land belonging to the Gram Panchayat with that of a private developer.
  29. On Friday, March 12 2021, the Kerala High Court dismissed the Kerala State Government’s plea to withdraw the prosecution against former members of the Kerala Legislative Assembly for disrupting proceedings in the Assembly in 2015.
  30. After keeping the Collegium recommendation pending for almost two years, the Central Government has notified the appointment of Advocate Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal as an additional judge of Karnataka High Court.
  31. A sessions court in Mumbai granted Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal interim protection from arrest till March 26, in the sexual assault case filed against him by a 28- year- old woman, on February 23, 2021.
  32. Underlining the principle of paramount welfare of child, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a minor girl who marries with her consent and refuses to stay with her parents, can be sent to child protection home.
  33. The Karnataka High Court on March 4, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to release cash seized from Sachin Narayan, an associate of Congress leader DK Shivakumar and a company run by Narayan.

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