Today Legal Updates

  1. On Friday The Supreme Court stayed the recovery of penalty of ₹ 27 crore imposed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, for concealing price sensitive information from shareholders.
  2. Today The Supreme Court ordered a man to undergo three months civil imprisonment after he failed to pay ₹ 1.6 crore as maintenance to his estranged wife.
  3. Advocate Gopal Subramanium Senior has been called to the Bar Council of England and Wales as a member of Grey’s Inn, London.
  4. Today, High Court Judge Justice NV Ramana said Central and state governments must come together to form a National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation that will address the growing demand for justice infrastructure in the country.
  5. VoxLaw Managing Partner Udayan Choksi has joined Khaitan & Co as a Partner in Mumbai.
  6. On Friday The Supreme Court clarified as to when disputes would be arbitrable in cases wherein a petition for the initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process has been filed under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
  7. There is a lot of talk about the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) nowadays and academics involved in such discussions should go to Goa to look at the administration of justice in the State under the UCC who works for the Government, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Saturday.
  8. Calling it the closing date for women’s rights, the Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum on Friday held a meeting to celebrate the appointment of six women lawyers as Attorney General.
  9. Senior Advocate Zal Andhyarujina has joined Fountain Court in London as a door tenant.
  10. Today The Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice, SA Bobde inaugurated the new Bombay High Court building in Goa.
  11. On Thursday The Allahabad High Court directed the State government to file its response in a petition bringing to attention the high degree of pollution in Uttar Pradesh and areas in the National Capital Region.
  12. Today The Delhi High Court dismissed a public interest litigation for waiver of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exam fee to be paid by students of 10th and 12th standard.
  13. Today The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) held that information can be branded as unpublished price sensitive information only when the person getting the information had knowledge that it was of such nature.
  14. On Friday The Delhi High Court issued notice in petitions by Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against the transfer of their income tax assessment to the central circle.
  15. In hindsight, the High Court of Madras on Thursday (March 25) said that at least on election day, all citizens should make sure that all citizens are able to participate in the celebration of democracy.
  16. The Kochi Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal emphasized the need to assess the nature of the debt involved in the transaction before applying for Corporate Insolvency Resolution Proceeding (CIRP) application.
  17. The Kerala High Court has ordered the national government to respond to a request for a substantial amount of money spent on government advertisements relating to completed programs and projects.
  18. In a significant move, the Calcutta High Court on Friday (March 26) banned the hunting, sale, purchase or exchange of birds as part of a pet sale or otherwise.
  19. In response to a request for legislation to reduce the number of new private law colleges, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (March 23) ruled that quality would be compromised by the establishment of more law colleges with dignity.
  20. In response to reports of a dramatic increase in crime against women in Rajasthan, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notices to the Secretary-General, and to the Director-General of Police, Rajasthan.
  21. For a unique development, the Delhi Court on Saturday appointed the youngest lawyer in the Court to be the local commissioner under his jurisdiction where the process of seizing and marking a computer source at Pracha’s office will be carried out by the IO in this matter.
  22. On Friday (March 26), the Delhi High Court ordered a man accused of beating a woman to do a 1-mon community service at a drug addiction center ‘to atone for his sins’ while harassing a MOTO against him for agreeing to be placed between the parties.
  23. The Karnataka High Court has ordered the State Government to ascertain whether Narayana, a contractor with the Department of Urban Development who committed suicide in January, was compelled to carry out the fraud.
  24. The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Department of Broadcasting on a petition refusing to take any action against TV9 Marathi Channel for allegedly broadcasting a ‘homophobic’ program in March last year.
  25. The Meghalaya High Court on Friday granted a higher position to two Advocates. They are: Amit Kumar and Kaustav Paul.
  26. In a decision exposing the fact of ‘reconstruction’ in Mumbai, the Bombay high court held that even a slight delay in the completion of the project or paying taxes was sufficient to ensure the completion of the engineer.
  27. A special court of attorneys on Friday acquitted former union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand by holding a law student in captivity in Shahjahanpur who allegedly raped him.
  28. The Sentory Court on Friday granted the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor bail pending in a sexual assault case against his ex-girlfriend on February 23, 2021. The 28-year-old also accused him of beating her. residency on February 13, after separation.
  29. The Karnataka High Court has ruled that only significant penalties can be imposed on a single transaction. If the action is different, the stated consent is not given to the respondent. In the event that there are default sentences, there can be no order of similar sentences.
  30. The FIR was registered after a Uttar Pradesh judge suspected he had been attacked by members of the Unnao Bar Association who had entered a courtroom presided over by him on Thursday.

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