Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today A man from Kerala has approached the Supreme Court seeking extradition of his daughter who was detained in Afghanistan after she had left India to join terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
  2. Today The Supreme Court directed the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to immediately recommend the name of shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma as an additional participant for the 50m shooting event at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  3. Today The Bombay High Court granted time to Maharashtra government to release the notification granting permission to issue tickets to lawyers and registered clerks who have been administered at least one dose of vaccination, so that they can travel by local suburban trains.
  4. Today The Kerala High Court is slated to hear a petition filed by first and second year nursing students of the Kerala University of Health Sciences seeking cancellation of offline examinations despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation in the State.
  5. Today The Supreme Court rejected a plea filed by a rape survivor seeking bail for her rapist, a Catholic Priest, Robin Vadakkumcherry so that they can get married.
  6. Today The Supreme Court agreed to hear an urgent plea filed on behalf of shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma challenging his exclusion from the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  7. Today Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana batted for mediation of water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana saying while he cannot hear the case on legal issues, he is willing to facilitate mediation between the two States.
  8. Today The Consortium of National Law Universities informed the Kerala High Court that the Grievance Redressal Committee constituted by it had, upon the direction of the court, allowed several CLAT 2021 candidates to provisionally participate in the Counselling process for admission to NLUs without paying the Rs. 50,000 fee.
  9. Today The Supreme Court sought responses from all States and Union Territories regarding continued use of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act despite the top court striking down the provision in 2015.
  10. Today Justice Aniruddha Bose judge of the Supreme Court has recused from hearing the challenge to the Karnataka High Court judgment striking down the 25 percent domicile reservation introduced at National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore.
  11. On Friday The Supreme Court has observed that entertaining a public interest litigation fill by a third party to quash a First Information Report (FIR) would set a wrong precedent under criminal law.
  12. Today The Delhi High Court has given relief to a Christian couple who had looked after a child for six years from her birth, although they had not followed the legal route for adoption.
  13. Today The Delhi High Cout sought reply of the Delhi Government explaining its position with regard to the implementation of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014; the formulation of the schemes whereunder, and the functioning of the TVCs (Town Vending Committees).
  14. Today The Rajya Sabha has passed the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 to introduce a uniform regulatory framework for inland vessel navigation across the country, the Bill which will repeal the Inland Vessels Act of 1917, was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.
  15. Today Five journalists, who as per media reports were targets of Pegasus spyware, have moved the Supreme Court stating that the unauthorized use of surveillance by government agencies have violated their fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution since they are directly affected by the use of pegasus spyware.
  16. Today The Gauhati High Court of the Kohima Bench has stayed an order of the Nagaland government requiring State employees of Nagaland Civil Secretariat and Directorates to either be fully vaccinated or produce a Covid-19 negative test report every 15 days as a condition to attend work.
  17. Today The Central government has introduced the Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021 laying down the tenures and other service conditions of tribunal members.
  18. Today The Bombay High Court has reserved its orders on petitions filed by businessman Raj Kundra and his co-accused Ryan Thorpe seeking to set aside remand orders passed by the Metropolitan Magistrate in the alleged porn film racket case, therefore seeking release from custody.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court has directed Zee News, Sudhir Chaudhary and DNA India to take comments of businessman Ajay Kumar Gupta and publish on their platform within 5 days in a suit seeking mandatory injunction for allegedly airing a false and defamatory episode about him and his family members.
  20. Today The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Government to file a status report disclosing the completion of tasks in relation to the project of making 250 covid bed Facility at Indira Gandhi Hospital.
  21. Today The Supreme Court stayed the NGT order prohibiting the use of parks in Delhi for social, cultural, commercial and other functions.
  22. Today the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre as well as the National Board of Examinations to consider whether the date for completion of internships by the candidates is also liable to be extended, Dealing with a plea seeking extension of date of application for registeration to appear in NEET PG 2021 examination.
  23. Today the Kerala High Court dismissed a petition seeking withdrawal of the weekend lockdowns imposed in the State amid the pandemic, “Ruling that trade is not more important than health”.
  24. Today The Delhi High Court disposed of the protection plea filed by a LGBTQ couple facing threat from their families after taking note of the fact that the couple has been shifted to the safe house.
  25. Today The Karnataka High Court has extended the interim orders passed by the Karnataka High Court (Principal Seat and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi), all the District Courts, Civil Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and all other Tribunals in the State over which the Court has the power of superintendence which are due to expire, to continue to operate till August 23.
  26. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice on a fresh bail petition filed by Former AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain in connection with a Delhi Riots case.
  27. Today The Kerala High Court observed that if the very search and seizure are bad and vitiated that it would cut the very root of the prosecution case and therefore, such an aspect can be considered at the stage of investigation for granting bail.
  28. Today A Delhi Court has called for an Impact Assessment Report in the plea by Unnao Rape Survivor who has moved a Delhi Court alleging harassment by the Personal Security Officers deputed as per the directions of the Apex Court for granting her adequate protection.
  29. Today The Kerala High Court observed that while dismissing an application for anticipatory bail, it is legally permissible for the court to direct/permit the accused to surrender before the investigating officer or the jurisdictional court within a specific period.
  30. Today The Kerala High Court directed the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations to refrain from publishing the rank list before disposal of the petition that sought to admit students to professional courses and other streams based solely on the basis of their scores in the entrance exams rather than considering the results of the Grade XII examinations.
  31. Today a Delhi court has put seven persons on trial for murder and rioting in a case connected to Delhi Riots that took place in February, 2020, After prima facie finding “enough material” on record.
  32. Today The Supreme Court ruled that for detention of an individual under preventive detention law, there should be apprehensions regarding the concerned person being a threat to “public order” affecting community at large and a mere ‘law and order’ concern would not be sufficient.
  33. Today The Delhi High Court sought responses from the Delhi government and the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) to a petition highlighting non-implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 which requires the setting up of mental health clinics and centres in educational institutions.

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