Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today the Supreme Court ruled that the thirty-day limitation period prescribed by Section 61(2) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to file an appeal against a decision of National Company Law Tribunal begins from the date of pronouncement of the order in the open court and not the date of the order being uploaded.
  2. Today the Supreme Court has clarified that the such case can be heard through video conference or hybrid mode due to the number of lawyers who are to appear in any case on physical hearing days exceeds the court room capacity.
  3. Today The Central government has told the Delhi High Court that a foreign commercial entity like WhatsApp cannot challenge the constitutionality of the Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021).
  4. Today a petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court by a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Developer seeking to quash Part II of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
  5. Today the Delhi High Court has refused to grant bail to sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari and lawyer Anand Daga in the alleged document leak case related to the ongoing probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  6. Today Aryan Khan (Shahrukh Khan son) has told the Bombay High Court that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is misinterpreting his WhatsApp chats to implicate him in the cruise ship drug case and frame him for the offence of conspiracy under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).
  7. Today the Madras High Court urged to the State government to frame exigency plans so that the Midday Meal Scheme at schools is not disrupted in the event of future natural calamities or disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. Today the Supreme Court’s Justice DY Chandrachud that he will request Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to explore the possibility of forming a tax bench at the apex court.
  9. Today the Madras High Court lamented that the practice of prohibiting the cremation or burial of persons belonging to marginalized castes in common burial grounds continues in several villages.
  10. Today The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition filed by one Ebin Varghese, who runs the popular YouTube channel ‘E Bull Jet’, challenging the decision of the Motor Vehicles Department to initiate proceedings to suspend/cancel his vehicle’s registration for unauthorised modifications.
  11. Today the Madras High Court was informed that a Sessions Court has set aside the magistrate order impounding the passport of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai.
  12. Today The Kerala High Court declined to entertain a petition challenging the State government’s proposal to administer homeopathic prophylactic drug, Arsenicum Album 30CH (Ars. Alb. 30) to school students as immunity booster against COVID-19.
  13. Today The Central government has told the Supreme Court that an order of a State government to withdraw consent for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe any case or a sweeping order withdrawing consent in all cases, would amount to an ultra vires exercise of power under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.
  14. Today The Karnataka government informed the Karnataka High Court that action had been taken against police officers who had interrogated minor students at Shaheen School in Bidar while wearing uniforms and carrying firearms, in relation to a sedition case registered against the administration.
  15. Today a Delhi court on Friday denied bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam in the sedition case registered against him in connection with his December 2019 speech made during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
  16. Today the Supreme Court issued notice in an appeal filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police against a Karnataka High Court order which had prohibited it from taking coercive action against Twitter’s Manish Maheshwari in relation to the Ghaziabad video incident.
  17. Today The Supreme Court observed that permanent consumer courts should replace consumer commissions which are manned by retired judicial officers on ad-hoc basis.
  18. Today the Supreme Court is being is unfortunate called upon to examine and fill up vacancies in tribunals continuing its strong stance against the Central government for its failure to fill up vacancies in tribunals on time.
  19. Today a Delhi court said while dismissing a man’s plea against the cancellation report filed by the police in connection with the death of his daughter in 2008 some wounds are better left unattended to be ministered by nature with ointment of time.

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