Today’s Legal Updates

  1. The wife’s refusal to make tea for her husband will not be tantamount to sudden anger, the Bombay High Court recently ruled that a man’s conviction for culpable homicide is not murder.
  2. The Delhi High Court today ordered the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to refrain from taking action against its nurses in connection with the ongoing strike by the AIIMS Nurses Union in December last year.
  3. Two former soldiers have moved to Delhi High Court seeking bail pending fear of arrest for involvement in farmers’ riots.
  4. After extensive hearings, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved orders in the plea moved by Facebook India’s head Ajit Mohan challenging the notice issued by the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee in relation to its inquiry into the 2020 Delhi Riots.
  5. Hanging electrical, telephone and television cables are common in Indian cities, and the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered Karnataka government officials and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to take action against the private internet, television operators and cable operators.
  6. When the relationship between the car manufacturer and the seller is at a high level to the principal, the past cannot be held liable for the recent actions that led to the sale of the faulty vehicle, unless its information about such defects has been proved, the Supreme Court has ruled.
  7. The appointment of a retired High Court Judge, Justice S Baskaran as Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission (TNHRC) has been challenged in the Madras High Court in the form of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) application.
  8. AZB & Partners Capital Markets partner Richa Choudhary has resigned from the company. Richa was part of the Varoon Chandra Capital Market team in Pune.
  9. The brutal murder of a prisoner at Tihar prison has sparked a strong reaction in the Delhi High Court which he called “critical” and sought a report on the situation in the Delhi government over the incident.
  10. On Wednesday Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde proposed an idea wherein a distinct category of magistrates could assist the police in investigation of crime and aid in collection of evidence.
  11. On February 15, Advocates Hiren Kamod and Jennifer Michael appeared in what they thought was a patent court hearing before Judge Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court.
  12. Today The Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking an extra attempt at the Civil Service Exam Prelims 2021 for those civil services aspirants who had exhausted all their attempts in October 2020.
  13. The Punjab and Haryana High Courts have postponed the trial of Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur until Friday, after finding that all of his medical records were not recorded by the State.
  14. During the ongoing Budget Session of the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly, the State’s Finance Minister recently announced that the government has decided to establish a National Law University in Prayagraj district.
  15. The working strength of Delhi High Court rose to 31 with two news judges,Justices Jasmeet Singh and Amit Bansal taking oath today.
  16. If personal liberty of an individual is pitted against considerations of security of State, the latter will prevail, a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court at Srinagar said on Tuesday rejecting the bail application of PDP leader Waheed Parra in relation to offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  17. The Himachal Pradesh High Court recently quashed an FIR filed against a lawyer for participating in a protest.
  18. On February 23, the Awadh Bar Association (Lucknow) and the Allahabad High Court Bar association (Allahabad) appealed the decision to boycott the judicial work on the next working day (February 24). While the strike is on the same day, the reasons vary slightly.
  19. The Madras High Court recently ruled that workers should not be removed from the post to be compensated under the Workers’ Compensation Act, simply because of disputes between the insurance company and the employer over who should pay the money.
  20. The Madras High Court has asked the State to submit a report on how much government buildings and public places are accessible to people with disabilities.
  21. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ruled that an investigation would be needed to determine whether Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation had raised public funds for the “Cauvery Calling” project as a public service.
  22. Tis Hazari Violence: Delhi High Court Extends Term Of The Inquiry Commission Upto 31st December, 2021.
  23. Delhi High Court Impleads Centre, Directs Delhi Govt, Delhi Police To File Status Report On Reopening Of Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz.

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