Today Legal Updates:

  1. The Supreme Court of India is re-open from tomorrow after the Dussehra break and the Id-e-Milad holiday.
  2. A  bail application filed by Aryan Khan (Shahrukh Khan son’s) in the drug case initiated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after a raid was carried out on a cruise ship in Mumbai, special Judge VV Patil pronounce his verdict tomorrow.
  3. Today IndusLaw Partner Siddharth Manchanda has left the firm to join Unacademy as Group General Counsel.
  4. Today the Delhi High Court said while granting bail to a dowry death accused Default bail is a fundamental right which flows from Article 21 of the Constitutution and cannot be suspended even during COVID pandemic.
  5. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Director-General of Police, Punjab not to register any first information report (FIR) under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at the instance of a third party, unless the District Attorney (Legal) opines that the complainant is a ‘victim’ under the Act.
  6. Today As a mark of protest against the killing of a lawyer inside the District Court Complex at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh has asked lawyers of all the bar associations in the State to abstain from judicial work on October 20, Wednesday.
  7. Today A letter petition has been moved before the Supreme Court by Shiv Sena leader Kishore Tiwari seeking suo motu intervention by the top court to ensure protection of fundamental rights of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently in jail in the cruise ship drug case.
  8. Today the Madras High Court ruled in in favour of Limited, the proprietor of  (Bharat Matrimony/ plaintiff) in a trademark infringement suit filed against Silicon Valley Infomedia Private Limited  (defendant).
  9. Ms. Heather Wallick, the former Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School (HLS) has been managing a coaching and career planning practice with the goal of helping students with career planning for lawyers who seek an international career, and top-tier admissions preparation.
  10. Today The hearing in the cruise ship drug case before a Mumbai Sessions Court spanned over two days, during the course of which the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) opposed the bail applications filed by Aryan Khan and three others on the ground that they were charged of illicit drug trafficking and criminal conspiracy under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
  11. Today The Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to take appropriate steps to stop the fraudulent practice being adopted by the colleges of recovering, late fees, penalties imposed upon them by the universities, from their students.
  12. Today The Karnataka High Court has said that once an investigation is completed and B-Report is filed by the police, there is no prohibition to give information about the same under the Right To Information Act.
  13. Today The Allahabad High Court asked the Uttar Pradesh Government as to whether it wants to establish a forensic lab at all Commissionary headquarters in the State of Uttar Pradesh in order to facilitate fair, proper, and speedy investigation and fair and speedy trial.
  14. Today Actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra have sent a defamation notice to actor Sherlyn Chopra seeking an apology and Rs. 50 cr in damages for “lewd, below the belt” remarks against them on public platforms.
  15. Today The Kerala High Court held that a categorical or wilful admission made in the pleadings cannot be permitted to be withdrawn by way of amendment if such withdrawal would amount to totally displacing the case of the plaintiff and would cause him irreparable prejudice.
  16. Today The Calcutta High Court has suspended the sentence of imprisonment imposed on two convicts on the ground that there lies no possibility of their appeals being heard within a reasonable time.
  17. Today The Kerala High Court reiterated the difference between an agreement and a bond by establishing that for an instrument to partake the character of a bond, an obligation must have been created in the instrument itself.
  18. Today the Bombay High Court has held an arbitration tribunal cannot pass an ex-parte order on the mere filing of an interim application as the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996 mandates sufficient advance notice for any hearing.

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