Today’s Legal Updates :

Saturday, 13th November 2021

  1. Today A Mumbai court refused bail to an applicant from whom no drugs were recovered but who was arraigned as an accused in a conspiracy case in which the co-accused were found with commercial quantity of narcotic substances. (Ravi Sanmukhani @ Arhaan Memon v. Union of India)
  2. Today The Central government has been requesting Chief Justices of High Courts to give due consideration to candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minorities and women while sending proposal for appointment of High Courts judges.
  3. Today The Delhi High Court observed that since the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is silent on the aspect of whether two separate incidents can be clubbed together in one first information report (FIR), provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) would apply which allows joint trial if the offences are committed during the course of same transaction. (Hari Dev Acharya @Pranavanand and Ors v State)
  4. Yesterday The Delhi High Court directed all Principal District and Sessions judges in the State to issue circulars mandating that all judicial officers in the State intimate the concerned District and Session Judge about their intention to take leave at least one day in advance, and update the same on the Delhi District Court website immediately.
  5. Today Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has approached a Mumbai Court seeking permission to withdraw her criminal complaint against lyricist Javed Akhtar for extortion and refer the same to another competent Magistrate.
  6. Today the Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities (CAN Foundation) has granted scholarships to 45 undergraduate students of National Law Universities (NLUs) across the country as part of its Project Eklavya 2021.
  7. Today the Supreme Court judge Justice Surya Kant remarked “it has become a fashion to fault farmers in recent times” while hearing the case relating to rising pollution levels in Delhi. (Aditya Dubey v. Union of India)
  8. Today The Delhi High Court observed that a wife making serious allegations of criminal conduct against her husband and his parents and not being able to establish the same amounts to cruelty as a ground for divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.  (Neelam v. Jai Singh)
  9. Today The Supreme Court expressed grave concerns about the dire situation caused by deteriorating air quality in Delhi saying that the situation is bad that judges are forced to wear masks at home. (Aditya Dubey v. Union of India)
  10. Today National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore has announced the Col. Prakash Manik Bhat Memorial Scholarship, which will fully support one student enrolled in B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme for the duration of the five-year course.
  11. Today the State of Tamil Nadu has informed the Supreme Court, the Mullaperiyar dam situated in Kerala’s Periyar river and which supplies water to five districts of Tamil Nadu, is structurally, hydrologically and seismically safe.  (Dr. Joe Joseph v. State of Tamil Nadu)
  12. On Thursday the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Central government, Google, Twitter and two media houses in a petition filed by a man seeking removal of articles from the internet regarding his conviction by the Leicester Crown Court on charges of fraud and blackmail.
  13. Yesterday The Kerala government has made it clear that there is no law in force in the State which mandates that female lecturers in higher educational institutions have to wear saree to work.
  14. Today the Supreme Court reiterated that in the event of any suppression or on submitting false information, it is always open for the employer to cancel the candidature or terminate service of the employee/candidate.
  15. Today the Karnataka High Court expunged adverse remarks made against an Advocate by the Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), while highlighting that lawyers need an atmosphere where they can argue fearlessly.
  16. Today The Madras High Court has iterated that while considering an application for revocation of leave granted under Clause 12 of the Letters Patent, the Court cannot consider the evidence on record or decide the issue of jurisdiction.
  17. Today the Delhi High Court expressed it’s sympathy with the position of the woman observing that the legal loopholes allow offending parties to slip away unscathed, Dealing with a peculiar maintenance dispute arising between a married couple having living first spouses.
  18. Today The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has held that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is entitled to registration under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, which makes it eligible for tax exemption, despite the launch of the Indian Premier League Tournament.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) over non-compliance of its orders for filing reply in a case relating to land allotment for the benefit of persons with disabilities.
  20. Today The Kerala High Court sanctioned the expeditious construction of a Bailey bridge over river Pampa in lieu of the fast-approaching Sabarimala Mandalam season.
  21. Today The Delhi High Court has granted interim relief to Bacardi and Company Ltd., engaged in manufacturing of alcoholic beverage BREEZER, by restraining the defendants from using the mark FREEZ Mix, till the pendency of the suit.
  22. Today the Allahabad High Court asked the Uttar Pradesh Government officers to refer to the Talisman given by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi whenever they are confronted with doubt and are in a dilemma about the right decision.

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