Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court asked the Central government why a detailed affidavit could not be filed in response to the petitions seeking various prayers including a judicial inquiry and directions to the Central government to reveal whether or not it had used the Pegasus software to spy on citizens.
  2. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government in the batch of petitions seeking probe into the Pegasus snoopgate.
  3. Today the Supreme Court hearing its suo motu case on protection of judges taken up in light of the recent death of a Dhanbad judge, warned state governments that it would impose costs of ₹1 lakh for failure to file counter affidavits detailing measures for protection, within a week.
  4. Today The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to file a status report regarding progress of investigation in the Delhi Cantonment case.
  5. Today The Delhi High Court has observed that quashing First Information Report (FIR) for offences like rape on the basis of compromise would encourage the accused to pressure the victims to agree to a compromise and open doors for the accused to get away with a heinous crime.
  6. Today The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Central government on a plea alleging cyber security breaches and data leaks on online platforms like Domino’s, Big Basket, Mobikwik and Air India.
  7. Yesterday The Central government told the Supreme Court that interference by Supreme Court in the Pegasus scandal will have national security implications.
  8. Yesterday A Jammu and Kashmir court rejected the bail plea of a man accused of posing himself as police/army personnel to harass, threaten and demand valuables/cash from young couples in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district .
  9. Yesterday Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan has opposed an application moved by the State for taking a further statement from him, terming the same as an abuse of court process.
  10. On Monday The Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) has taken suo motu cognizance of the unruly behavior of lawyers/candidates during the Awadh Bar Association Elections held on August 14.
  11. Today Yashojit Mitra has returned to Economic Laws Practice (ELP) as a Partner after eight years at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.
  12. Today The Uttarakhand High Court will revert to physical mode of hearing cases from August 24, 2021.
  13. The next All India Bar Examination (AIBE-XVI) will be held on October 24, 2021, the Bar Council of India has revealed,  final year LL.B examinations got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bar Council of India has extended the date for online registration to 15 September, 2021.
  14. Today The Kerala High Court highlighted the importance of ensuring women have the freedom to make choices regarding continuation of their own pregnancies while allowing a woman with mild mental and physical disabilities to terminate her pregnancy.
  15. Today A Special Court in Delhi has granted bail to businessman Anoop Kumar Gupta in an alleged money laundering case connected to a purported defence aircraft deal.
  16. Today A Mathura court has dismissed the application moved by Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police seeking nod to conduct further probe against Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan who has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) after he was arrested when on his way to cover the Hathras gang rape incident.
  17. Today The Karnataka High Court directed former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, his son and other family members to file within two weeks their statement of objections to a petition seeking investigation into alleged corruption case against them.
  18. Today The Bombay High Court allowed processions and rituals to be taken out by the Shia Muslim community on the occasion of Muharram but subject to certain conditions in view of COVID-19.
  19. Today The Orissa High Court granted bail to a petitioner accused under Section 306 (Abetment of suicide) suspected to be in a relationship with a woman who died by suicide.
  20. Today The Madras High Court lamented about the rise of fake godmen while dismissing two bail petitions by spiritual teacher, CN Siva Shankaran, also known as Siva Shankar Baba, who was arrested in connection with allegations of having sexually harassed students in a school founded by him.
  21. Today the Allahabad High Court observed that every effort should be made to revive the river and make it pollution-free, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement after getting elected from Varanasi Parliamentary seat in May, 2014 in which he said that it is his destiny to serve Maa Ganga.
  22. Today the Allahabad High Court instructed the Advocate General for the State of Uttar Pradesh to not accept any case diary unless a certificate is appended to the same by the Investigating Officer that complete original or true copy of the same is being produced.
  23. Today The Delhi High Court dismissed a plea challenging the decision of Delhi Government to permit 100% seating capacity in Metro as well as DTC and cluster buses plying in the national capital amid Covid-19 pandemic, The petition contended that only 50% seating capacity should be allowed.
  24. Today The Delhi High Court disposed of a plea filed by Saptahik Patri Bazar Association after the Delhi Government allowed opening of weekly markets in the national capital with effect from 9th August.
  25. Today The Bombay High Court granted liberty to a woman to undergo medical termination of her pregnancy, who was alleged suffering from domestic violence repeatedly.
  26. Today The Tripura High Court has suggested the State Government may make more aggressive efforts to administer the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to all eligible people.
  27. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association has written to the Punjab & Haryana High Court requesting to resume physical hearing in the High Court so that “pendency is reduced to some extent and litigants who are waiting for their cases to be heard may get justice.”
  28. Today The Delhi High Court has issued notice on a writ petition filed by an OCI couple, stating that despite having registered with CARA for adoption of a child in 2018, they have not received any referral till date; whereas applicants who registered subsequently have already received referrals.
  29. Yesterday The National Commission for Women has taken cognizance of the incident wherein a woman and a man set themselves ablaze outside the Supreme Court.
  30. Today The Delhi High Court dismissed a student’s plea seeking permission to appear in the NEET examination, despite being underage by 13 months, The Court also imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 on the petitioner, to be deposited with DSLSA within four weeks for use in access to justice program.
  31. Today The Kerala High Court permitted interstate travel from Kerala to Karnataka for emergency treatments and activities irrespective of the mode of transportation preferred by the passengers, whether private vehicles or ambulances.
  32. Today The Delhi High Court asked the Centre to file its reply on a petition seeking declaration that PM CARES Fund is “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution.
  33. Today The Delhi High Court has sought status report on the investigation carried out in the case of alleged gang-rape and murder of a 9-years-old girl in Delhi’s Cantt area.
  34. Today The Delhi High Court has asked the Central Government counsel to seek instructions on a PIL seeking reduction in the price of COVID-19 vaccines in India.

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