Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Madras High Court directed the Director General, Investigation of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to proceed with the probe into allegations of caretlisation by steel manufacturers within four months.
  2. Today The Madras High Court called for strict action to be taken against officials in the Commercial Tax Department who have indulged in corrupt activities, received freebies or failed in their duty to recover tax in a timely manner.
  3. Today Mumbai Sessions Court refused to grant anticipatory bail to Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra who had approached the Court apprehending arrest after co-accused Raj Kundra was arrested in the porn racket case.
  4. Today The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court dismissed a plea by an advocate to resume physical hearings in Courts and the reopen lawyer’s chambers.
  5. Today The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) have taken contradictory stands before the Delhi High Court in a petition filed by two children’s homes run by an entity associated with social activist Harsh Mander.
  6. Today the Bombay High Court said while granting bail to a Mumbai doctor who was arrested for allegedly using a fake PhD certificate, PhD certificate does not fall within the ambit of the definition of valuable security under Section 467 (forgery of valuable security) of the Indian Penal Code.
  7. Today The Supreme Court has stated that it will lay down broad parameters or guidelines to aid the Allahabad High Court in deciding bail applications filed seeking relief on the ground of time spent in jail (Saudan Singh vs State of UP)
  8. Today A Kerala woman, who had absconded after she exposed for allegedly practicing law for over two years without a law degree, has approached the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail in relation to the criminal cases registered against her.
  9. Today Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan of the Jharkhand High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the death of a district judge in Dhanbad who was mowed down in a road accident when he was walk on a morning.
  10. Today the Jharkhand State Bar Council has resolved to abstain from judicial work on July 30 to show solidarity in the wake of the murder of an advocate, Manoj Kumar Jha and the fatal “road accident” of Judge Uttam Anand (ADJ, Dhanbad).
  11. Today The Supreme Court declined to examine the killing of Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions judge Uttam Anand in view of the fact that the Jharkhand High Court has already taken suo motu cognizance of the same.
  12. On Tuesday The Calcutta High Court held that an employer does not have the power or the authority to deduct any portion of an employee’s salary unilaterally under the garb of donation to Chief Minister Relief Fund.
  13. Today A five-member Grievance Redressal Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Babu has been constituted by the Consortium of National Law Universities to redress grievances relating to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021.
  14. Yesterday The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the bail plea filed by underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje @ Chhota Rajan in Bombay High Court.
  15. Yesterday The Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the tenure of 16 District Judges, who were appointed on ad hoc basis, by six months with effect from July 15, 2021.
  16. Yesterday The Kerala High Court permitted APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University to conduct offline B-Tech examinations for first and third-semester students.
  17. Yesterday Retired Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar approached the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the ISRO espionage case where scientist Nambi Narayanan was implicated for allegedly selling confidential information and technology to Pakistan in 1994.
  18. Yesterday The Uttarakhand High Court continued to review the Covid-19 situation in the State and issued a host of directions to the State government in this regard extended its order staying State Government’s decision to hold Char Dham Yatra.
  19. Today Cine actor Juhi Chawla withdrew the plea filed by her before the Delhi High Court seeking changes to the June 4 judgment delivered by the Court dismissing her plea challenging rollout of 5G technology in India.
  20. Today Members of a Hindu organisation Sanatan Vedic Dharm have approached the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the 2006 Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslim community.
  21. Yesterday The Kerala High Court sought the response of the State government on a plea seeking clarity on the rules applicable to motorists who use bluetooth and other hands-free devices while driving.
  22. Today Over 250 advocates practising in Nagpur have made a representation to Chief Justice Dipankar Datta of the Bombay High Court with a request to restore the physical and regular working at the Nagpur Bench of the High Court and Subordinate Courts in Nagpur.
  23. Today The Telangana High Court refused to quash criminal proceedings against an Ashram Caretaker/Manager who allegedly had forced sex with 2 men after cursing curse them to get paralysis and also threatened them to kill by his devotees.
  24. Today the Supreme Court observed while setting aside a High Court order granting bail to murder accused, there is no discussion or analysis of circumstances at all.
  25. Today The Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has imposed exemplary cost of Rs. 2 lakh on the State Bank of India (SBI) for adopting a very ‘inhuman approach’ while dealing with a widow woman’s application seeking appointment to the Bank on compassionate grounds. The cost is made payable to the woman (Petitioner).
  26. Today the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has said that no deaths have been reported due to manual scavenging in the last five years.
  27. In a relief for law students, the Bar Council of India has informed the Bombay High Court that its circular to law colleges/universities to conduct term-end examinations would apply prospectively and not retrospectively.
  28. Yesterday The Orissa High Court released a notification stipulating that it would begin live streaming of proceedings soon and thereby published the High Court of Orissa Live Streaming of Court Proceedings Rules, 2021. The Rules would come into effect from August 2.
  29. Today Arjuna Awardee and five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma has challenged Single Judge’s order, refusing to interfere with the decision of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), the apex body for promotion and development of Para Sports in India, to not shortlist him for the Tokyo Games 2020.
  30. The results of this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2021) have been released on the website of the Consortium of National Law Universities.

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