Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has sued the Karnataka High Court seeking an end to a MOTO registered against him for his controversial tweets in farmers’ protests.
  2. Today The Delhi High Court quashed the criminal defamation complaint and proceedings against newspaper, Business Standard and journalist Mitali Saran in relation to an article making allegedly defamatory insinuations against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its members.
  3. The Karnataka High Court has clarified that its previous order overturning a Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) decision and the Bar Council of India (BCI) decision to conduct a final semester examination at a five-year LLB course will apply to a three-year LLB course and a 5-year course. -LLB (Hons.).
  4. Nikita Jacob moves to Delhi Court seeking anticipatory bail in toolkit FIR registered by Delhi police in connection with farmers’ protests.
  5. Today The Madras High Court emphasised that orders concerning bail or cancellation of bail should not be passed mechanically or in a routine manner.
  6. Today The Supreme Court of India once again ignited the debate surrounding consent in rape with Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde querying whether sexual intercourse between a lawfully wedded man and wife can be termed as rape.
  7. Today The Delhi High Court pulled up the Delhi Police for its “half-baked” vigilance enquiry into how Delhi riots accused, Asif Iqbal Tanha’s alleged disclosure statement was leaked to media before filing of chargesheet.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court was informed that the settlement talks between Founder and Managing Partner of L&L Partners Rajiv Luthra and Senior Partner Mohit Saraf have failed to fructify.
  9. From tomorrow Supreme Court judges and their family members will be administered COVID-19 vaccine.
  10. The Supreme Court saw a strange exchange today as Indian Chief Justice SA Bobde asked a civil servant accused of repeatedly raping a young girl if she would marry the victim.
  11. Gautam Navlakha, accused of Bima Koregaon violence in 2018, has gone to the Supreme Court to challenge his bail application by the Bombay High Court.
  12. Today A Mumbai Magistrate court issued bailable warrant against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut in a criminal defamation complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar against Ranaut for her statements made in an interview aired by Republic TV with Arnab Goswami.
  13. India’s Chief Justice SA Bobde recently called for the promotion of pre-trial solutions such as arbitration during the first Patna High Court event in the ‘new building of the century.’
  14. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court approved the use of simple language in judgments and orders passed by judges, terming the same to be the strength of any writer.
  15. Today The Karnataka High Court sought the response of the State government in a batch of petitions challenging a January 29 government notification directing private, unaided educational institutions to collect only 70 percent fees for the academic year 2020-21 and to refrain from collecting other charges.
  16. Today The Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging Rule 6(1) of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, which confers powers on the Central government to override decisions of state governments on transfer and deputation of IPS cadres.
  17. Today The Supreme Court ruled that when an order of moratorium is passed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), parallel proceedings under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act (NI Act) against the Corporate Debtor cannot be allowed to continue as the same will be covered by the bar under Section 14 of the IBC.
  18. Today The Karnataka High Court had a word of advice for the 72-year-old Sriniwas Rao who accused certain High Court and Supreme Court judges of corruption – “please take legal advice.”
  19. Two former judges of the Kerala High Court, Justices (retd.) PN Ravindran and V Chitambaresh joined the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday during the Vijaya Yatra party in Tripunithara, Kerala, The New Indian Express reported.
  20. As long as courts across the country are scrambling to find a common ground after a debilitating illness, the Oudh Bar Association and the Allahabad High Court Bar Association have ceased to function in court since February 23.
  21. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
  22. Karnataka State Bar Council has condemned the brutal and horrific murder of Advocate Tarihalli Venkatesh, inside the court premises on January 27, at Karnataka Hospital.
  23. A former Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice AP Sahi has been appointed Director of the National Judicial Academy (NJA).
  24. The Rajasthan Supreme Court has given the Central Government three weeks to respond to complaints lodged by small Pakistani immigrants over the provision of a visa card and the extension of VISA.
  25. The Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the State Government of Kerala, the National Director of the National Health Mission, and the Malappuram Regional Programs Manager at Aarogyakeralam, Malappuram Medical College and the Indian Nursing Council for legal challenge to limit monthly salaries to nurses.
  26. Refusing to issue a statement on Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla’s request for a new WhatsApp privacy policy, a single bench of Judge Sanjeev Sachdeva of the Delhi High Court today gave the Supreme Government four weeks to respond to the request and adjourned the case to April 19.
  27. The Bombay High Court held that the penalties canceled under Section 19 to 22 of the Domestic Violence Act were mainly civil and there was no weakness in applying for an order passed under these conditions.
  28. The High Court of Allahabad recently dismissed an application for the removal of a mobile tower from its residence on the grounds that it has adverse effects on people’s lives.
  29. The section bench consisting of Judge Jajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Courts dealt with cases against members of Parliament.
  30. The government of Kerala has issued a notice to conduct an illegal online rummy when playing poles.
  31. The Punjab & Haryana High Court last week observed that there are so many things that a daughter can’t discuss with her father and as such mother is the best person to take care of her daughter at growing age.
  32. The Calcutta High Court last week directed the State Government to see to it that COVID-19 guidelines and safety precautions shouldn’t be thrown to the wind.
  33. The Delhi High Court asked the Executive Committee of the Delhi High Court Bar Association to constitute a committee for submitting its recommendations on the issue of vaccination to lawyers and hybrid hearings.
  34. The Supreme Court recently came down heavily on the legal department of the State of Bihar for instituting a wholly non-maintainable legal proceedings.
  35. The Supreme Court is set to examine methods to expedite the grant of compensation in motor accident cases.
  36. The ordeal of Shahbaz Ahmad, who was denied freedom from prison despite his acquittal in cases related to Jaipur blasts of 2008, makes a mockery of the cherished fundamental right to personal liberty guaranteed under our Constitution.
  37. While issuing notice to the Haryana Government, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Thursday (25th February) granted interim protection against coercive action to Cricketer Yuvraj Singh in a case registered against him for his alleged casteist remarks against another cricketer during an Instagram chat last year.
  38. A petition challenging Rule 6(1) of the IPS(Cadre) Rules, 1954 that confers powers on the Central government to override the decision of the State Government with regards to the transfer and deputation of IPS cadres in the Apex Court was dismissed by Court. ( Abu Sohel v. Union of India)
  39. The Government lawyers should always consider the opposing party as aggrieved person and not as an opponent : Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi.
  40. The Supreme Court will be examining the different methods to expedite compensation in the motor accident cases.
  41. Actress Kangana Ranaut has moved to the Karnataka High Court to quash an FIR filed against her for her tweets on the farmers protests.
  42. While upholding a daughters custody to the mother, Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that, “teenage daughter needs mother to share issues comfortably.”

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