Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today An application to the Supreme Court has been filed with an appeal to the courts to refrain from requiring the presence of inmate prisoners as a normal procedure.
  2. Today Senior Advocate Amar Preet Singh Deol has been appointed the new Advocate General for Punjab.
  3. In a formal bail application in the Mumbai Magistrate’s Court in the case of money laundering, Sanjeev Palande, the personal secretary of former Maharashtra Home Affairs Minister Anil Deshmukh, said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) discriminated against him and the ministers involved in the case, including Deshmukh.
  4. Today The Karnataka High Court quashed the decision of the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) to assess law students entirely on the basis of marks obtained in the previous semester.
  5. Today The Kerala High Court held that the use of the term “irrevocably” in a talaqnama does not invalidate a divorce when reconciliation efforts were made by the parties before and after the pronouncement of talaq.
  6. Today The Supreme Court pulled up the National Board of Examination (NBE), National Medical Commission (NMC) and Central government for making last minute changes to the syllabus for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021 (NEET SS 2021).
  7. Today The Madras High Court declined to quash a case that has been awaiting trial for nearly 22 years, after noting that it has to be examined if the accused themselves were responsible for the delay.
  8. Today A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court stayed the July 22 ruling by which a single-Judge had held that a promise, assurance or representation given by Chief Minister of a State amounts to an enforceable promise that must be implemented.
  9. Today The Madras High Court expressed concern that despite there being exhaustive guidelines to identify and deport “illegal migrants” and foreign nationals overstaying in India, there seems to be no positive action from the side of the State government in implementing the same.
  10. Today Kapil Wadhawan, former promoter of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL), has opposed the plea filed by DHFL in Bombay High Court seeking discharge in the case pertaining to cheating and corruption involving its promoters and Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor.
  11. Today The Competition Commission of India (CCI) informed the Delhi High Court that it has not leaked any confidential information about tech giant Google to the media and has recommended formation a committee to examine how such information came to be reported widely by news outlets.
  12. Today The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has stated that its search committee has shortlisted 13 lady lawyers found suitable for appointment as High Court judges.
  13. On Saturday a Delhi Court pulled up Police officers at the Mehrauli Police Station for acting without registering a formal complaint in a case involving certain allegations against a man (bail applicant) by his ex-girlfriend.
  14. Today The Delhi High Court reserved its order in the petition challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Commissioner of Delhi Police.
  15. Today a Filing public interest litigation petitions has become an industry and career in itself, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Delhi High Court while defending the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner.
  16. Today The Kerala High Court held that the ban on online rummy when played for stakes is unconstitutional as it is predominantly a game of skill.
  17. Today The Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu case to address the issue of appointment of public prosecutors after it noted with dismay, the “abject incompetence” displayed by the prosecution in a murder case and a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
  18. Today Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana expressed his displeasure at big companies mentioning their commercial law cases for priority hearing when the Court is burdened with criminal appeals affecting the personal liberty of individuals.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court granted bail to one accused while rejecting bail to another accused person in connection with the murder of head constable Rattan Lal during the Delhi Riots of February 2020.
  20. On Sunday Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana called for 50 percent representation of women in judiciary and stated that it was not a “matter of charity” but the “right of women.”
  21. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of six lawyers and two judicial officers for appointment as judges of Patna High Court.

The lawyers recommended are:

1. Khatim Reza

2. Sandeep Kumar

3. Dr. Anshuman Pandey

4. Purnendu Singh

5. Satyavrat Verma, and

6. Rajesh Kumar Verma

The judicial officers recommended for elevation are:

1. Nawneet Kumar Pandey

2. Sunil Kumar Panwar

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