Today Legal Updates:

  1. Today the Andhra Pradesh High Court has registered 11 suo motu criminal revision cases against the State government’s withdrawal of criminal cases against Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, In what could be an unprecedented development.
  2. Today The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has informed the Supreme Court that it will conduct State board examinations for class 12 students in physical mode since there is no other alternative in the state.
  3. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court issued notice in a transit anticipatory bail plea moved by co-founder of fact-checking portal AltNews, Mohammed Zubair in an FIR registered by the Uttar Pradesh Police over his tweets on the assault on a Muslim man in Ghaziabad.
  4. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices on a petition challenging the validity of CM COVID-19 Child Welfare Scheme, inasmuch it has limited its benefits to such children whose parents died due to Covid-19 between March 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
  5. Today The Bombay City Civil Court passed an interim order restraining actor Kamaal R Khan from making and uploading videos, posting, tweeting or publishing any defamatory content, directly or indirectly, about Bollywood actor Salman Khan, his business ventures and their films/projects including the latest film ‘Radhe’.
  6. Today The Kerala High Court directed the Lakshadweep Administration and the Central government to file their response to a plea seeking directions to place vernacular versions of proposed draft regulations for the islands in the public domain.
  7. The Chief Justice (CJ) of a High Court is the master of roster, today the Allahabad High Court reiterated, dismissing a petition by a person who prayed that cases filed by him should not be listed before a particular judge.
  8. Today the Gujarat High Court reserved its order on maintainability of the plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949, After hearing arguments on preliminary objections by the State for three days.
  9. Today The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has seized assets belonging to businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for defrauding Public Sector Banks by siphoning off funds through their companies leading to a loss of over Rs. 22,000 crores.
  10. Today Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the proceedings in multiple case lodged against him in various states over his remarks on allopathy in which he criticised doctors over the treatment protocol for Covid-19.
  11. Today The Kerala High Court allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) two more weeks time to file reports regarding the action taken by the agency with respect to the investigation into the Kodakara black money heist allegedly involving BJP State President, K Surendran.
  12. Today The Central government has notified the appointment of four judicial officers as additional judges of Bombay High Court, appointed are Rajesh Narayandas Laddha, Sanjay Ganpatrao Mehare, Govinda Ananda Sanap and Shivkumar Ganpatrao Dige for a period of two years.
  13. Yesterday A special NIA court discharged Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi in a case charged against him under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and other IPC offences in relation to the December 2019 protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Chabua in Assam.
  14. On Tuesday The Karnataka High Court dismissed a petition filed by the father of the victim in the Ramesh Jarkiholi CD scandal alleging that his daughter’s statement was recorded “under pressure, influence, and coercion” and against her free will.
  15. Today The Delhi High Court sought clarification as to whether or not the film Nyay: The Justice, based on the life of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, had been released on OTT platforms on June 11.
  16. Today The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered a probe by its Director General (DG) into allegedly anti-competitive agreements entered into by Google with smart TV manufacturers.
  17. On Monday The Delhi High Court refused to stay a June 4 notice of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) seeking more information about the WhatsApp’s new privacy policy .
  18. Today The Madras High Court issued notice in a writ petition moved by the Digital News Publishers Association, comprising thirteen media outlets and journalist Mukund Padmanabhan challenging the constitutional validity of the Information Technology.
  19. Today The petitions before the Allahabad High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020, were withdrawn since the legislature had already passed a law in this regard.
  20. Yesterday The Kerala High Court questioned the rationale behind removing meat items from mid day meals in Lakshadweep schools observing that even a physician had opined that non-vegetarian foods (fish, chicken, and egg) are essential for the growth of children.
  21. Today The Allahabad High Court passed twenty six orders over the course of three days, ordering the police to provide protection to couples who raised apprehensions about their safety due to the threats from family members.
  22. Today The Central Government has notified the appointment of judicial officer Abdul Rahim Musaliar Badharudeen as additional judge of the Kerala High Court, for a period of two years.
  23. Today Undertaking not to air or publish anything defamatory against the Hindi film industry, Times Now has entered into a settlement with the Producers Guild of India in the civil suit filed by major Bollywood production houses in the Delhi High Court.
  24. Today The Kerala High Court has asked the Goods and Services Council to take a decision on a representation seeking to bring petroleum products under the GST regime.
  25. Today the Karnataka High Court has directed the authorities to permit them to continue and complete their respective Post Graduate courses, students admitted to the Post Graduate Ayurveda course in the academic year 2017-18.
  26. Today The Karnataka High Court has held that the policy for providing compassionate appointments does not disentitle a dependant from seeking for a compassionate appointment merely because the family is recipient of certain financial benefits, due to the death of the employee.
  27. Today Justice Jyoti Mulimani of the Karnataka High Court has appealed to members of the bar appearing before her to address the court as ‘Madam’.
  28. Today The Delhi High Court has held that a Foreign State cannot claim sovereign immunity under sec. 86 of Code of Civil Procedure against enforcement of an Arbitral Award arising out of a commercial transaction.
  29. Today A PIL has been filed before the Allahabad High Court seeking audit of number of Covid-19 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, to bust the state’s under-reporting regime.
  30. On Monday Kerala High Court refused to interfere with the order of the Single Judge Bench refusing to stay the government order reducing the rates of RT PCR tests from Rs. 1700 to Rs. 500.
  31. Yesterday The Uttarakhand High Court granted protection to an inter faith couple by directing the Police to provide them immediate protection after observing that individuals who are major have a fundamental right to choose their life partners despite the opposition voiced by their family members.
  32. Today A Delhi Court dismissed the bail plea filed by RJD Rajya Sabha MP Amrendra Dhari Singh in connection with a money laundering case related to the alleged fertilizers scam.
  33. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court has decided to continue hearing cases through video conferencing mode from June 28 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  34. Yestarday The Delhi government’s Social Welfare Department notified the Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana under which Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be given to every family that has lost a member due to COVID-19 and an additional Rs 2,500 per month if the deceased was the sole breadwinner of the family, The beneficiaries of the scheme must be residents of Delhi.
  35. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court granted Bail to a student who has been accused of violating the COVID Vaccine clinical trial rules and involved in administering vaccines allegedly without having the required documents/papers/permission.

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