Today Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Kerala High Court ordered an interim stay on the decision of the Lakshadweep Administration to ban meat items from midday meals in schools and shut down dairy farms on the island.
  2. Today  the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take notice of fake COVID-19 vaccination scams Terming it a “serious issue pertaining to lives of people”.
  3. Today The Madras High Court emphasized that certain COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the State’s Directorate of Industrial Safety on June 18 should be followed by all car manufacturing factories that are working while the lockdown remains in force.
  4. Today The Bombay High Court sought responses from the National investigation Agency (NIA) and the State of Maharashtra in the application filed by Sudha Bharadwaj, accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case, seeking default bail.
  5. Today the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow bench) has sought the response of the State government and the Sub-Division Magistrate, Barabanki in the case challenging demolition of Gareeb Nawaz Mosque in Uttar Pradesh (U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board v. State of UP).
  6. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition which sought directions to the State government to take action on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report in the case relating to alleged encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey.
  7. Today The Delhi High Court has issued practice directions for expeditious trial of cases under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act 1881 (NI Act).
  8. Today the Madras High Court orally remark that the Central government has the potential to do a lot of good if it steps in at the right time by The hearing of a petition proposing solutions to combat the issue of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) by invoking provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.
  9. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court pointed out that even though it has been made available for over a year, many lawyers are yet to utilize the e-filing facility in place.
  10. Today A Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj thus directed the Registrar (Computer) to file a report before the Court on the facilities provided for e-filing of cases in the High Court as well as the district and trial courts.
  11. Today the Supreme Court dismissed a plea challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) to cancel board examinations for class 12.
  12. Today The Madras High Court said that it will examine whether there is a need to reconstitute a Special Bench to hear pending cases concerning idol thefts, disappearance of temple jewels, etc. from temples in Tamil Nadu.
  13. Today The Mumbai Police filed a supplementary chargesheet in the case concerning the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) scam brought to light by its Crime Branch.
  14. Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, senior most judge of the Allahabad High Court will take over as acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on June 26 after retirement of current Chief Justice, Sanjay Yadav.
  15. Today The Madras High Court closed the suo motu case registered by it earlier this year to monitor the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
  16. Today Khaitan & Co Bangalore Partner Arun Scaria has left the firm to join Tanglin Venture Partners as a General Counsel in Singapore.
  17. Today A plea has been moved before the Allahabad High Court by a former soldier of Indian Army, Sardar Resham Singh alleging that he was humiliated and brutally tortured by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
  18. In yet another instance of a High Court sitting beyond normal courts hours, Justice Jasmeet Singh of the Delhi High Court sat past 11 pm on yesterday to complete the hearing of matters listed before him.
  19. With less than a month to go for the 15-day long offline examination for Chartered Accountancy (CA), over 6,000 students have written a letter to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana flagging three major concerns with regard to the proposed examination.
  20. Yesterday The Gujarat High Court directed the State Government to take all necessary actions to improve and prepare the health infrastructure in the State to be ready for the third wave.
  21. Today The Punjab & Haryana High Court has directed the formation of a committee to find a way to resolve the situation arising out of a blockade created by farm laws protestors outside a warehouse in Ferozepur.
  22. Today the Supreme Court judge Justice Aniruddha Bose recused from hearing appeals by West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and State Law Minister Moloy Ghatak challenging a June 9 order of the Calcutta High Court order refusing to take their reply affidavits on record in the transfer plea filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CB) in the Narada case.
  23. Web links to virtual court hearings being made available to public at large might have had the unintended effect of making judges circumspect while making oral remarks during court hearings.
  24. Today In the challenge to the prohibition on liquor before the Gujarat High Court, Senior Advocate Mihir Joshi raised questions surrounding the right to privacy of citizens vis-a-vis the right of the State to interfere with the same.
  25. Today A City Civil and Session Court in Bengaluru has directed former Prime Minister HD Devegowda to pay Rs. 2 crore as damages to the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE) for his “defamatory statement” made against the company in an interview given to a Kannada language news channel.
  26. Today A Special NIA Court in Gauhati has discharged Raijor Dal Chief, Akhil Gogoi in the Chabua case involving UAPA.
  27. Yesterday The Central Government proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, pursuant to recommendations by a Parliamentary panel headed by Member of Parliament Partap Singh Bajwa.
  28. Today The Karnataka High Court issued notice on a petition filed by Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking portal ‘AltNews’, seeking transit anticipatory bail in an FIR registered by Uttar Pradesh police over tweets on the Ghaziabad incident related to assault on an elderly Muslim man.
  29. Today Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan’s Bail plea, which was taken up by the Mathura local court was adjourned to July 5. His Counsel argued before the Court that his mother had died on June 18 and he be released on Bail as he is innocent.
  30. Today A Delhi High Court has adjourned en bloc hearing in the INX Media Money Laundering case till July 9 in relation to the main chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case against Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and 8 others.

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