Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Kerala High Court made some strong observations about the insistence of the State prosecution to file appeal in criminal matters at a time when prisons in the State are significantly overcrowded.
  2. Today The Karnataka High Court has sought the response of the State government and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on a plea seeking directions to dog owners to carry biodegradable excreta bags while taking their pet dogs to public parks.
  3. Today The Supreme Court reserved orders in appeals against the Bombay High Court judgment acquitting a man for an offence under Section 7 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, on the ground that the victim was clothed and there was no “skin-to-skin” contact.
  4. Today a Delhi Court granted bail to Pinky Chaudhary alias Bhupinder Tomer, one of the accused persons in the Jantar Mantar anti-Muslim sloganeering case.
  5. Today The Supreme Court has held that when an insurable incident that potentially results in liability occurs, there should be no fundamental breach of the conditions contained in the contract of insurance in order to be eligible to claim insurance.
  6. The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has recommended the appointment of advocate Sandeep Moudgil as judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court.
  7. Today A Varanasi court has rejected the revision petition filed against a magistrate order refusing to take action against comedian Kunal Kamra for allegedly insulting the Indian Flag.
  8. Today a public notice issued to the existing mechanism of hybrid hearings in the Delhi High Court and the Delhi District Courts will continue for another month.
  9. Today A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 which lays down that adoptive mothers will be eligible for maternity leave only if they adopt children who are less than 3 months old.
  10. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice in the suo motu petition for improving security in Delhi courts, taken up in the wake of last week’s Rohini Court firing incident that resulted in the death of three persons.
  11. Today The Supreme Court allowed Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) to be considered for admissions to all open category medical seats for the academic year 2021-22 at par with Indian citizens, instead of confining them to seats/ quota for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students.
  12. Today The Supreme Court reiterated its objections about farmers blocking highways as part of their ongoing protests against the three contentious Farm laws.
  13. Today the Bombay High Court drew the ire of the manner in which the defence conducted cross-examination of a rape victim by giving graphic details of the act under the garb of giving suggestions.
  14. Today The Kerala High Court laid down a slew of parameters to be considered by criminal courts while granting permission for issuance of passports to those involved in criminal proceedings.
  15. Today The Karnataka High Court set aside a trial court order awarding the death penalty to a 62-year-old man who was accused of raping a minor girl three years ago.
  16. Today the Supreme Court held that an establishment cannot be termed as a ‘factory’ within the meaning of section 2(m) of the Factories Act unless it is carrying on a manufacturing process as defined in Section 2(k) of the Factories Act,
  17. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of seven lawyers for appointment as judges of Gujarat High Court.
  1. Mauna Manish Bhatt
  2. Samir J Dave
  3. Hemant M Prachchhak
  4. Sandeep N Bhatt
  5. Aniruddha Pradyumna Mayee
  6. Niral Rashmikant Mehta, and
  7. Nisha Mahendrabhai Thakore

18. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended two lawyers and two judicial officers for elevation as judges of the Orissa High Court.

Two lawyers

  1. Aditya Kumar Mohapatra
  2. Mruganka Sekhar Sahoo

Two judicial officers

  1. Radha Krishna Pattanaik
  2. Sashikanta Mishra

19. The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of four judicial officers as judges of Bombay High Court.

Four judicial officers

  1. AL Pansare
  2. SC More
  3. US Joshi-Phalke
  4. BP Deshpande

20. Yesterday The Calcutta High Court dismissed a plea seeking probe by a retired Chief Justice of India into the death of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) founder Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee who passed away in Kashmir in 1953 while in police custody.

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