Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted on 23rd July 2021, It has been notified that only Analog wrist watch will be allowed and no other ‘electronic’ gadget/smart watches will be allowed inside the Test centre.
  2. The Supreme Court has allowed a Delhi doctor to pursue higher studies at a medical college after he was denied admission due to the Delhi government’s decision to not grant study leave to doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. The Allahabad High Court set aside a dismissal order passed against a petitioner who was removed from service on the sole ground that he was maintaining a live-in relationship outside his marriage.
  4. Today The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has stayed the Vedanta Group’s bid under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) for Videocon Industries Ltd.
  5. Today Kerala government has informed the Supreme Court that it relaxed COVID lockdown restrictions in view of Bakrid to “alleviate the misery” of traders who claimed that sales during the festive season would bring them some respite from the economic slowdown.
  6. Today The Bombay High Court reserved its verdict in a plea seeking Court’s intervention in Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s inaction to nominate the twelve members recommended by the Maharashtra Council of Ministers to the State Legislative Council.
  7. Today The Bombay High Court lamented at the inordinate delay in concluding trials resulting in accused languishing in jails as undertrial prisoners.
  8. Today The Madras High Court upheld the conviction of a pastor under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old student who was studying at CSI Hobert Girls Higher Secondary School, housed within the same campus as the residence of the accused pastor.
  9. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the bail plea of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel in the cases filed in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper deal.
  10. Today The Supreme Court asked the Central government to file its response to the applications moved by telecom companies, TATA, Vodafone and Airtel questioning the correctness of adjusted gross revenues (AGR) dues payable by them as computed by the top Court’s 2020 judgment.
  11. Three mobile phone numbers belonging to the Supreme Court staffer, who accused former Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, were selected as potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus software.
  12. Today The Madras High Court observed that the apparent attempts by the Central government not to implement Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation in State-surrendered medical seats for the All India Quota (AIQ) in non-central medical colleges in Tamil Nadu appeared to be prima facie contempt of Court and in the teeth of the High Court’s earlier order of July 27, 2020.
  13. Today The Bombay High Court Bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar said that the death of Stan Swamy came as a shock to them and it was not anticipated.
  14. Today Former Senior Partner at L&L Partners Mohit Saraf announced the launch of his new law firm, Saraf and Partners.
  15. Today The Supreme Court pulled up the Gujarat government for failing to follow its directions with regard to fire safety norms in hospitals (In Re the proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of dead bodies in the hospitals etc).
  16. Today The Supreme Court closed the suo motu case registered over the earlier proposed conduct of the Kanwar Yatra in Uttar Pradesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in view of the decision to cancel the yatra on Saturday.
  17. Today the Supreme Court dismissed a plea challenging the Maharashtra government’s denial of permission to complete an annual pilgrimage to Lord Vithal Temple, Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra.
  18. Today The Supreme Court ordered the release of Manipuri activist Erendro Leichombam, who was booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for a Facebook post criticising Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for advocating cow-dung and cow-urine as cures for COVID.
  19. Today the Calcutta High Court judge Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya has taken strong objection to Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal delisting a case from Justice Bhattacharyya and listing it before a Division Bench.
  20. Today A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court against the decision of the Kerala government to relax COVID lockdown restrictions in the State for three days in view of Bakrid.
  21. Today Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed the Supreme Court that counseling for the NEET -MDS students for 2020 will be carried out virtually within 4 weeks as per existing reservation policies.
  22. Today The Madras High Court expressed anguish over temple property being leased out for purposes unrelated to the worship of the temple without the authorities being mindful of the heritage value of the temple.
  23. A plea filed by two politician-applicants seeking quashing of a conviction order on the ground that they had settled the dispute with the victim-complainant, was dismissed by the Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court.

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