Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today KK Venugopal Attorney General (AG) of India told the Supreme Court that the Bombay High Court judgment acquitting a man for an offence under Section 7 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), on the ground that the victim was clothed and there was no “skin-to-skin” contact, can have devastating consequences.
  2. Today the Madras High Court imposed ₹1 lakh as costs on an appellant who had challenged an order passed by an arbitration court which dismissing a challenge to an arbitral award, Terming it a complete waste of time.
  3. Today The Supreme Court has ruled that eligibility criteria for selection to public posts should be uniform and strictly in accordance with Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India.
  4. Today The Madras High Court imposed costs of ₹5,000 on a petitioner who had challenged the State government’s February 2021 decision to increase the retirement age for government officials to 60 years from the earlier 59 years. 
  5. Today The Supreme Court has held that High Courts can, in exercise of its powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, quash criminal proceedings even with respect to non-compoundable offences after taking into account the nature and heinousness of the offence and other factual aspects.
  6. Today A special court in Mumbai rejected the plea filed by dismissed cop Sachin Waze seeking temporary house custody in order to recuperate after his recent bypass surgery.
  7. Today The Supreme Court issued show cause notices to the top six firecracker manufacturers in the country, calling for an explanation as to why they should not be charged for contempt of court for violating past orders which had banned the use of barium salts in fireworks.
  8. Today The Kerala High Court granted liberty to a Portuguese pilot who had alleged violation of labour laws and air safety guidelines by Indigo Airlines to approach the appropriate authorities.
  9. Today the Supreme Court has held that only lawyers genuinely and regularly practicing before the concerned court should be permitted to vote in the elections to select office bearers of Bar Associations of such court.
  10. Today the Karnataka High Court has held that breastfeeding is an inalienable right of lactating mother, protected as a facet of right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.
  11. Today The Bombay High Court has imposed costs of ₹25 lakh on a private company for instituting “vexatious and mischievous” proceedings thereby wasting the Court’s time.
  12. Today Swami Chakrapani has moved to Delhi High Court seeking for Z+ security on the ground that he has threat to life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
  13. Today in the Delhi High Court a police constable reportedly died by suicide.
  14. Today Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was granted relief by the Bombay High Court, which dismissed an application filed for return of suit to a co-operative court or arbitral tribunal.
  15. Today The Revenue Bar Association (RBA), Chennai has addressed a representation to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana against the proposed transfer of Justice TS Sivagnanam from the Madras High Court to the Calcutta High Court.
  16. Today The Kerala High Court held that businesses need not employ previously registered headload workers and can instead register their own employees as headload workers so long as the employees are willing and able to do the work.
  17. Today The Supreme Court found blacklisted petitioner Suraz India Trust guilty of contempt, observing that the Court’s power to punish for contempt under Article 129 cannot be taken away even by legislative enactment. 
  18. Today the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh observed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is not a pill for every ill and should not be entertained if the bona fides of the petitioners are in doubt.
  19. Today The Karnataka High Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition questioning the legality of anointing a 16-year-old minor as the Matadhipathi (chief pontiff) of the Udupi Shiroor Mutt community.
  20. Today Tata Sons has appointed Sidharth Sharma as its new General Counsel.
  21. Today A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test undergraduate exam (NEET UG) held on September 12, 2021, citing alleged instances of cheating, malpractices, impersonation and paper leak.
  22. Today Real estate company, Supertech Limited has moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of the top court’s August 31 judgment by which the Court had directed the demolition of the 40-storey twin tower building of Supertech’s Emerald Court project at Noida.

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