Today’s Legal Updates

  1. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 on Thursday obtained the President’s approval, introducing significant changes to India’s abortion law that would allow abortions by unmarried women for failure to prevent pregnancy and abortions beyond the first 20-week pregnancy limit.
  2. Today The Madras High Court declined to halt the administration of Serum Institute’s COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine opining that there should be clinching evidence to substantiate the petitioner’s allegations that the vaccine is unsafe, before the Court can pass a direction to stop its use.
  3. Today The Supreme Court sought the response of the State of Tamil Nadu in a plea raising concerns about punishing teenagers under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 Act for consensual sex.
  4. Today The Supreme Court set aside the December 2019 order of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) which had reinstated Cyrus Mistry as the Chairperson of Tata Sons Limited.
  5. Today The Supreme Court allowed a transfer petition filed by State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) seeking transfer of UP Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar jail in Punjab to Banda jail in UP
  6. Today The Supreme Court refused permission to United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, E Tendayi Achiume to assist the court in the case concerning deportation of Rohingya refugees.
  7. Today The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by the sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Priyanka Singh challenging the Bombay High Court order which had kept the FIR lodged against her pending.
  8. On Wednesday The Bombay High Court observed that during the ongoing pandemic, the special needs of speech and hearing impaired persons were not considered by the government while imposing the mandate of wearing masks.
  9. Today The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its judgment in the Tata vs Cyrus Mistry dispute nearly five years after it began with the removal of Mistry from the post of Chairman of Tata Sons Limited.
  10. Today The Calcutta High Court decided not to extend the life of interim orders, earlier extended on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, beyond March 31, 2021.
  11. Today The Supreme Court granted ad-interim stay against a Calcutta High Court order which had revived 14-year-old criminal cases against SK Supian who is the Election Agent of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming Assembly polls.
  12. Today The Supreme Court dismissed an application seeking a bar on the sale of Electoral Bonds ahead of the upcoming State Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry in April 2020
  13. Allegations of Shashi Tharoor’s extramarital affair are “baseless”, said senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa on Friday in a Delhi court in a criminal case involving the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar.
  14. The first action The Industrial Resolution Procedure Under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 may be initiated by the lender (Bank) to a person acting in terms of the guarantee provided by the creditor’s credit card account, making a mistake, even if the principal is not a ‘partner’. Supreme Court.
  15. Concerned that the Indian Electoral Commission (ECI) will continue to take action on allegations that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may misuse the Aadhaar details of Puducherry voters to expand its election campaign, the Madras Supreme Court today chanted loudly that a vote should be held what.
  16. Today Advocate Mehmood Pracha moved a Delhi Sessions Court against an order passed by the lower court refusing to interfere with the raids conducted by the Delhi Police at his office.
  17. A former Supreme Court judge, Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar, has died at the age of 71.
  18. Yesterday The Patiala House Court refused to pass any order in the application filed by Advocate Mehmood Pracha seeking directions to protect lawyer-client privilege in light of the Delhi Police raids conducted at his office.
  19. The Supreme Court Advocate-on-Record (AoR) examination for 2021 will be on June 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  20. The High Court has heard the application of Gautam Navlakha, accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case, against his denial of bail application by the Bombay High Court.
  21. Today The Supreme Court reserved its order in the plea filed by Bhima Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha for default bail after completion of the 90-day remand period.
  22. The Supreme Court is hearing appeals against the application of the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, which has extended the 16% share of the Maratha community.
  23. An application has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking an investigation into whether the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) had illegally used Aadhaar voter information in Puducherry to secure a political degree this election season.
  24. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court has extended the stay of Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze in NIA custody until April 3, 2021, in connection with a bomb-laden SUV found outside a millionaire businessman, Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai. February 25
  25. The full bench of the Bombay High Court has made some very important comments on how the exemptions described in the Maharashtra Municipal Companies Act, 1949 (Muncipal Corporations Act) will apply.
  26. Today Faridabad Sessions Court sentenced both the convicts namely Tausif and Reehan in the Nikita Tomar Murder case to life imprisonment.
  27. The Delhi Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday granted Amit Goswami bail in connection with the unrest in northeastern Delhi over the organization while raising “grave doubts” about the credibility of witnesses in the case.
  28. The Kerala High Court has ordered the central Government to consider the representation of certain parties who have been hurt by the granting of permission.
  29. Today The Allahabad High Court granted bail to a woman, accused of abducting a 19-year-old girl and forcing her to convert her religion.
  30. The Calcutta High Court has dismissed a Cheating Criminal case against the company and its Directors for not issuing duplicate shares in the plaintiff.
  31. Today The Supreme Court refused to entertain a number of appeals challenged by an order by the Supreme Court of Allahabad dated March 15 ordering the State of UP to take 2015 as the primary year instead of 1995 to retain seats in the upcoming panchayat elections, and hold elections on May 25 .
  32. Today The Delhi High Court dismissed an appeal by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) against an earlier order of a Single-Judge which had directed the RBI to reconsider an application by Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) to transmit $300 million to its wholly owned subsidiary Jindal Steel and Power (Mauritius) Ltd (JSPML).
  33. A few days before the release of the Hindi Feature Film ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ (one with ‘Kaadan’ in Tamil and ‘Aranya’ in Telugu), the Delhi High Court heard an urgent application filed by Drs. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd wants to stay where it will be released.
  34. The Kerala High Court has ordered the State Government to notify the list of vulnerable communities eligible for a weak Economic Zone within one month.
  35. During a hearing on a petition filed by the father of a woman killed in a car accident that allegedly involved a junior police inspector, the Bombay High Court made important remarks about how investigators should investigate such cases.
  36. The Supreme Court of Allahabad on Thursday (March 25) ordered the Government of Uttar Pradesh to submit its response to a petition seeking the provision of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

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