Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. The Punjab and Haryana High Courts will hear tomorrow’s bail application filed by Dalit workers’ activist Nodeep Kaur and a car court case filed by the Court earlier this month following allegations that his arrest was illegal.
  2. The Karnataka Supreme Court recently sued R10 million to the non-profit organization India Vukani for Transparency for filing multiple applications for the same reason, seeking to file a lawsuit against Wipro Founder Chairman Azim Premji and others.
  3. All Benches of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will begin regular physical hearings from March 1, 2021.
  4. On Tuesday, the Madras High Court ruled that a common law should be enacted to completely curb the ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and that all elephants be cared for by the Department of Forestry.
  5. A buyer at a retail store has the right to know that there will be additional cost of carrying bags and quiet details and the price of the carrying bags before choosing the goods in the store, District Consumer Redressal Commission, Hyderabad (Commission) recently noted.
  6. Shantanu Muluk has filed a pending bail application in the Patiala House, New Delhi Court against a Toolkit registered by Delhi police regarding farmers’ protests.
  7. Offensive petitions involving political activists are “alive” as elections approach, the West Bengal government told the Supreme Court on Today.
  8. The Delhi Sessions Court today handed over to 22-year-old climate change activist Disha Ravi about a farmer protesters tool.
  9. The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has granted Telugu activist and activist Dr Varavara Rao a temporary bail in connection with the 2016 Surjagarh iron ore mining case.
  10. Today The Delhi High Court sought a response from the Central Government on a request to finalize and set aside a fact-finding report by the Delhi Minorities Commission to investigate the Delhi violence in February 2020.
  11. A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will examine the legal question of whether or not the day on which the accused is remanded should be excluded or included while calculating the 60-day period for grant of default bail.
  12. A Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on Tuesday cautioned a law student against addressing the judges on the Bench as “Your Honour.”
  13. The Bombay High Court has upheld the bail of Areeb Majeed, accused of joining the ISIS terrorist group.
  14. Former dean and head of the Faculty of Law at Delhi University Prof Ved Kumari has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University, Odisha (NLU Odisha).
  15. An application for public interest (PIL) has been filed with the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir challenging the constitutional application of Section 18 of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act of 1978 which stipulates a maximum period of imprisonment permitted under the Act.
  16. Today The Calcutta High Court extended the life of interim orders passed by state courts until March 31, 2021.
  17. The Delhi High Court has extended the temporary bail granted to 3499 bodies in accordance with the recommendations of the Executive Committee for a period of 15 days from the expiry date of their interim bail.
  18. In view of reports that various new types of COVID-19 are emerging, including domestic issues, the High Court of Madras recently called on the Central Government to take precautionary measures and take immediate steps to protect the health of its citizens.
  19. The Supreme Court has ruled that when a woman’s father’s heirs are classified as eligible under the Hindu Succession Act, then they cannot be considered aliens and not family members in respect of a woman.
  20. The Madras High Court recently ruled that only parents or senior citizens are not allowed to apply for challenging appeals passed by the Senior Citizen Maintenance Tribunal (Tribunal) under the Parent and National Senior Citizens’ Social Protection Act, 2007.
  21. Kerala High Court directs police action against a woman who complains of false rape after permitted sex.
  22. The Uttarakhand High Court has suspended Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Civil Judge (Senior Division) / Magistrate of Justice, Almora and has linked him to the District Judge Dehradun’s headquarters, “Officer Favouring The Accused, Using His Vehicles For Travelling Purpose”.
  23. The Supreme Court on Monday restrained the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) from approving the ₹24,713-crore deal between Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Ltd (FRL) and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), after Inc. filed a plea before the apex court.
  24. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday (22.02.21) that Tehran may enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it, state TV reported, adding that Tehran will never yield to the U.S. pressure over the country’s nuclear work.
  25. The Delhi High Court on Monday (22.02.21) observed that it cannot issue directions to the Bar Council of Delhi to make its enrollment process completely online as it is a policy decision.
  26. The Kerala High Court has observed that the inclusion of a land in Coastal Regulation Zone-III in the Coastal Zone Management Plan(CZMP) prepared as per the 2011 CRZ Notification is not a bar against objecting to the inclusion of the said land in a CRZ zone as per the CZMP to be made as per the 2019 CRZ Notification.
  27. The Allahabad High Court on Monday (22.02.21) directed the Commercial Head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, to cooperate in the ongoing investigation against the web series ‘Tandav’.
  28. While noting that despite the Court’s Order, the bills of the empanelled lawyers are not being cleared and that they are being compelled to file writ petitions for the same, the Delhi High Court last week directed the Law Secretary, GNCTD to clear the bills of an Advocate (Writ Petitioner) within a period of 30 days.
  29. Bengaluru Peripheral Ring Road Project : Fresh Public Hearing For EIA Will Be Held, Karnataka High Court Told
  30. Karnataka HC Asks Govt About Steps For Survey Of All Quarries In State.
  31. “Polluter Pays Principle”: NGT Directs NTPC To Pay Compensation Of 57.96 Lakhs For Damaging The Environment.
  32. “State Is Vicariously Liable”: NHRC Recommends Payment Of Rs.1Lakh By Home Ministry To Victims Of Custodial Torture By Delhi Police.
  33. The Delhi High Court last week issued notice to Delhi Government in a plea seeking the establishment of Human Rights Court in each of the 11 District Courts of Delhi.
  34. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by a man convicted for murdering his pregnant wife.
  35. The UP Government has told the Allahabad High Court that the three persons arrested alongside journalist Siddiqui Kappan while they were going to Hathras, were not arrested on the basis of media reports.
  36. An Additional Sessions Judge in district Damoh, of Madhya Pradesh has voiced concern that “anything untoward” can happen to him and has suspected that the police and the Murder Accused may level false allegations/charges against him.
  37. Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Can Be Sanctioned As Per Proof Required Under The Scheme And In No Other Manner: Supreme Court.
  38. The Allahabad High Court on Monday sought the response of the UP Government on the condition of Anganwadis in the State, especially with regard to nutrition programmes undertaken therein.
  39. The Allahabad High Court has launched a Virtual Court at the District Court level, to dispose of cases related to road traffic violation online.
  40. The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a writ petition seeking a direction to the State Government to include persons with locomotive disabilities and/or hearing impairment under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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