Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court directed the Central government to file its response to a plea seeking quashing of notification issued by the Union of India notifying change in land use in the Central Vista area of Lutyens.
  2. Today The Supreme Court ruled that the mother-in-law of a motor accident victim is eligible for compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MV Act) as the legal representative of the deceased if she can establish that she was dependent on such victim.
  3. Today Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Karnataka has informed the Supreme Court that it has no immediate plan to deport the 72 Rohingyas living in Bengaluru.
  4. Today the Rajasthan High Court of Jaipur Bench held that a plea for anticipatory bail would not be maintainable if the person has already been arrested and is in custody for another criminal case, whether it arises out of a similar or different offence. 
  5. Today a Mumbai based lawyer, Sudha Dwivedi, has approached the Mumbai Police seeking registration of a first information report (FIR) for offences of extortion and corruption against Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sameer Wankhede.
  6. Today The Delhi High Court sought responses from News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and the Central government on a plea by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) claiming that it received several letters from consumers complaining about their viewing experience because of excessive advertisement on various television channels.
  7. Today The Delhi High Court observed that the plea filed by Resident Doctors Medical Association against Baba Ramdev could not be thrown out without grant of leave to institute a suit under Section 91 of the Civil Procedure Code.
  8. Today The Madras High Court was reiterated that that conviction of an accused in cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act can be based solely on the evidence or testimony of the victim child if such evidence is cogent, consistent, trust worthy and inspires the confidence of the court.
  9. Today a Mumbai court rejected the application filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seeking directions from the Court against the hurdles and scuttle being created in the ongoing investigation into the Aryan Khan drug case.
  10. Today The Delhi High Court remanded an application for interim maintenance back to a family court, and directed it to pass a detailed and reasoned order in the matter.
  11. Today The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi police to reconsider the request by a Ram Janmabhoomi case lawyer aggrieved by withdrawal of his security.
  12. Today The Kerala High Court took strong exception to the lack of action on the part of the Bar Council of Kerala in implementing a Government Order(GO) issued in March 2018, which had sanctioned payment of ₹5,000 per month as stipend for junior lawyers .
  13. On Saturday Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that ”The constitutional organs – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary – along with the media, have to safeguard the democracy of the country”.
  14. Today The Delhi High Court granted one last opportunity to all the stakeholders concerned to submit their suggestions for enhancing security at various court complexes in Delhi.
  15. Today Justice TS Sivagnanam took charge as a judge of Calcutta High Court, he is recent transfer from the Madras High Court.
  16. Today The Delhi High Court directed a senior official of the Delhi Police to explain on Tuesday how the Uttar Pradesh Police took away two persons from the national capital without informing the local police.
  17. Today The Kerala high court reserved its judgement in a batch of petitions filed by several accused persons in the gold smuggling case seeking bail in the cases registered against them by the National Investigation Agency.
  18. Today The Central government has notified the appointment of a judicial officer, Uma Shanker Vyas as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court.
  19. Today The Central government has notified the appointment of Vikram Chauhan as an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court.
  20. Today Actor Armaan Kohli has moved Bombay High Court seeking bail in a narcotic drugs case after the Sessions Court had rejected his bail application.
  21. Today the Central government assured that the counselling for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for post graduate courses for the year 2021 will not commence till the Supreme Court decides the case on reservation for for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the All India Quota Medical Seats.
  22. Today The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Zonal Director of NCB, Sameer Wankhede, who is probing the Aryan Khan drug case, have moved Mumbai Sessions Court seeking directions from the Court to prevent attempts to create hurdles and scuttle the ongoing investigation.
  23. Today A contempt petition has been filed in the Supreme Court registering protest that the Central government is sitting over and delaying its decision on eleven names proposed for appointment as High Court Judges by the Supreme Court Collegium.
  24. Today The Supreme Court observed that the issue surrounding fixing of maximum water level in Kerala’s Mullaperiyar dam is a serious issue but it is not something which the Court can do since it lacks the expertise for the same.
  25. Today The Delhi High Court lamented the dismal state of affairs with respect to infrastructure at the Central Government Industrial Tribunal (CGIT).
  26. Today An application has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court to revert to physical hearings with effect from 25th October.
  27. Today The Central government submitted before the Delhi High Court that, as the law stands in India, marriage can only be between a biological man and biological woman.
  28. Today The National Testing Agency NTA) has moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order halting the declaration of results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for under graduate courses.
  29. Today The Central government has notified the transfer of Justice Joymalya Bagchi back to his parent High Court, the Calcutta High Court from Andhra Pradesh High Court where he is currently serving.
  30. Today Ten additional judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court have been made permanent judges are :-
    • Justice Suvir Sehgal
    • Justice Alka Sarin
    • Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri
    • Justice Ashok Kumar Verma
    • Justice Sant Parkash
    • Justice Meenakshi I. Mehta
    • Justice Karamjit Singh
    • Justice Vivek Puri
    • Justice Archana Puri
    • Justice Rajesh Bhardwaj

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