Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. A 14-year-old girl from Haryana, who was raped by her cousin, went to the Supreme Court seeking permission to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy. The Supreme Court today requested that a medical report from the Medical Board, District Civil Hospital Karnal be submitted on March 5 before deciding the appeal.
  2. Today The Delhi High Court sought response from the Aam Aadmi Party government in a petition seeking equal compensation for families of all deceased riot victims irrespective of whether they are minors or majors.
  3. The Madhya Pradesh High Court tomorrow will hear a bail application filed by a lawyer arrested for submitting birthday wishes to a judge.
  4. Today The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a petition after finding that it contained “slang language” in relation to the working of the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal 
  5. Suspended Labor Court judge has approached Supreme Court against a Madras Regional High Court ruling over his dismissal in a case against dismissal.
  6. On Monday The Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC) condemned the brutal and horrific murder of Advocate Tarihalli Venkatesh, who was killed on February 27 in the JMFC court premises at Hosapete, Vijayanagara district.
  7. Completion of petitions and digital documents should now be encouraged in front of all courts, including family courts, to benefit from the learning and experience gained during the COVID-19 epidemic, the Delhi High Court said.
  8. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and his sister Rangoli Chandel have gone to the Supreme Court seeking four appeals of various pending criminal cases in various Mumbai courts to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
  9. Today The Karnataka High Court refused to stay the proceedings initiated against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut over her tweets on the ongoing farmers’ protest.
  10. The Madras High Court has issued a notice of contempt request by Drravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) regarding the failure of the authorities to comply with the High Court’s decision regarding the introduction of reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBC) medical colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  11. On Monday The Karnataka High Court directed the State government to respond to an incident in which a sweeper allegedly ended his life months after he was forced to clean a manhole with bare hands.
  12. While refusing to transfer a pending case from one Session Judge to another, the Bombay High Court recently ruled that the courts could not be considered biased against the defendant or the victim.
  13. On Monday The Supreme Court held that residential accommodation for nuns and students’ hostels attached to educational institutions are eligible for exemption from building tax under Section 3(1)(b) of Kerala Building Tax Act, 1975.
  14. On Monday The Supreme Court took a very grim view of a West Bengal government body retaining unlawful possession of a property in Kolkata for the last 22 years without “paying a single pice towards compensation”.
  15. Today A Delhi Court granted time to Delhi Police to file its comprehensive reply in the anticipatory bail plea moved by Nikita Jacob in the toolkit FIR registered by Delhi Police in connection the farmers’ protest.
  16. Today The Bombay High Court granted bail to former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta, who is presently detained in Taloja Central Prison for his alleged involvement in the Television Rating Points Scam (TRP Scam).
  17. Today The Supreme Court ruled that payments received by non-residents as consideration for sale of license of computer software to Indian companies/ entities is not taxable as ‘Royalty.
  18. In an effort to monitor the intervention of water bodies in the State, the Madras High Court Today ordered that GPS / satellite images of water bodies in Tamil Nadu districts, as they were available on March 15, 2021, be posted online by regional collectors on March 17.
  19. Today The Meghalaya High Court directed the State of Meghalaya to formulate a policy laying down a roadmap for those people residing in this State, who, till date, do not have any easy access to potable and arsenic-free drinking water.
  20. The Delhi High Court has ruled that the technical infrastructure added to the trial during the Covid-19 epidemic must be capitalized even after the start of the trial on March 15.
  21. The Supreme Court has considered the possibility of a nationwide adoption of ‘prison software’ developed by a software engineer himself who spent 13 months in jail.
  22. “No One Has the Right to Hold the Land Insertion”: Gujarat High Court Refuses to Release Residents of Slum Dwellers; Requests the State to Establish Land Redistribution Policies.
  23. Today The Allahabad High Court pulled up the UP Government for its failure to comply with the mandate of Sections 432 (Power to suspend or remit sentences) and 433 (Power to commute sentence) of the CrPC.
  24. Today The Allahabad High Court came to the rescue of a man, after he suffered 20 years of incarceration in connection with a false rape case filed against him by a woman owing to an alleged land dispute.
  25. On Monday A Delhi Court granted bail to one Ashish Kumar in a case related to the violence that broke out during the tractor parade on Republic Day in relation to the farmers protest.
  26. The trial court cannot be considered a suspect or a victim, the Bombay High Court said when it refused to appeal a case that went from one judge to another in the murder of Navi Mumbai builder Sunil Lahoriya.
  27. The Calcutta High Court last week ordered Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials to take action against people found slaughtering cattle including cattle and / or showing off the sale of slaughtered beef and / or beef cattle sellers.
  28. Last week, the Kerala High Court announced its decision on a complaint lodged by Prime Minister Raju, owner and pilot of the wrecked ‘Sivaranjini’ boat that resulted in the deaths of 18 people (15 of whom were children) near St. Petersburg. UP UP of Antony Elavoor School near Thattkkadu in 2008.
  29. The High Court of Allahabad on Monday found that with the reduction of Covid-19 positive cases in the State, people had laid down their guards and reduced their visas to wear masks.
  30. The Kerala High Court on Monday, 01 March 2021, rejected a bail application by Jollyamma Joseph, who is accused of poisoning six of his family members over a 14-year period.
  31. The Madras High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of alleged sexual harassment of a IPS cadre woman officer by her senior, a Special DGP, and has decided to monitor investigation into the case itself.
  32. The Karnataka High Court on Monday (01.03.21) clarified that its February 8 order quashing the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) circular and Bar Council of India (BCI) decision to conduct end semester physical examination for 5-year LLB course will also be applicable to the 3-year LLB course.
  33. The has issued an official order asking Advocates associated with HCBA, not to indulge in Physical or E-filing keeping in view the importance of ongoing protest against Uttar Pradesh Education Tribunal Act 2021.
  34. The Awadh Bar Association has moved the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, seeking establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal at Lucknow, and not Allahabad.
  35. Underlining that health workers and nurses in general, including nurses working at AIIMS have rendered yeoman’s service to society and patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi High Court last week directed AIIMS not to take coercive steps against Nurses for having gone on strike.
  36. The Karnataka State Bar Council has condemned the brutal and horrific murder of Advocate Tarihalli Venkatesh, inside court premises on February 27, at Hospet in Karnataka.

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