Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today morning in the Supreme Court swearing of nine new judges, the top court for the first time in its 70-year history has four sitting women judges.
  2. Today The working strength of the Supreme Court rose to 33 after nine new judges were sworn in.
  3. Today Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered oath of office to the nine new judges – Justices Abhay Shreeniwas OkaVikram NathJitendra Kumar MaheshwariHima KohliBV NagarathnaCT RavikumarMM SundreshBela Trivedi and PS Narsimha.
  4. Today The Supreme Court refused a plea by godman Asaram Bapu seeking suspension of his sentence, observing that the crime in which the godman stands convicted is “no ordinary crime at all”.
  5. Today The Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board (BSSWB), the Bihar State Building Construction Corporation (BSBCC) and the State of Bihar have moved Supreme Court against a Patna High Court order directing demolition of a four-storey Sunni Waqf building adjacent to High Court‘s Centenary building and funded by the State Minority Welfare Department.
  6. Today the Madras High Court observed while dismissing a plea alleging harassment by a former director at the Loyola college, misunderstandings relating to administrative functions at workplace cannot be classified as sexual harassment.
  7. Today The Karnataka High Court directed the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) to inspect the condition of public privies and toilets in the State after it was told that some toilets are simultaneously being used as kitchens.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court directed the Central government to file a detailed reply on the procedure followed for monitoring and interception of phones in a plea against surveillance of citizens by the government.
  9. Today the Kerala government has notified the appointment of retired judge of the Kerala High Court, Justice CK Abdul Rahim as the chairperson of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT).
  10. Today the Madras High Court declined to issue any directions in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition which called for spreading awareness that astrology was unscientific some Opining that measure of independence must be left to the individual.
  11. Today The Madras High Court asked the Central government to file a status report in three weeks’ time on the steps taken by the government to fill up vacant posts in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Chennai.
  12. Today The Supreme Court upheld a 2014 verdict of the Allahabad High Court directing the demolition of the 40-storey twin tower building of Supertech Limited’s Emerald Court project.
  13. Today Advocate Prashant Bhushan submitted before the Delhi High Court that the petition filed in High Court challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Commissioner of the Delhi Police was a “direct copy paste” of the petition on the same issue he is arguing before the Supreme Court.
  14. Today The Madras High Court issued notice on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition moved against the University of Madras to prevent it from continuing with a Master of Law (ML) programme offered in “private study mode”.
  15. Today The Bombay High Court extended the life of interim orders passed by the High Court as well as subordinate courts and tribunals in Maharashtra and Goa till September 30, 2021.
  16. Today A Special Court in Mumbai under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) acquitted a man accused of raping a woman after the woman stated that she did not wish to proceed against the accused.
  17. On Last week The Delhi High Court observed that except in cases of fraud, irretrievable injustice and special equities, the Court shall not interfere with the invocation or encashment of a ‘bank guarantee’, provided the invocation was as per terms of the bank guarantee.
  18. Yesterday Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraja Bommai directed officials to take immediate steps towards speedy disposal of cases involving atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs and STs) that are pending before courts.
  19. Today The Kerala High Court reiterated that the criminal antecedents of a donor are not criteria to be considered by the authorization committee for transplantation of human organs.
  20. Today The Karnataka High Court quashed an order passed by the Joint Director, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Kalaburagi, denying maternity leave to a doctor employed with it on contract basis.
  21. Today The Delhi High Court observed that permitting a public entity, Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI) in the present case, to not dispose of an RTI application in a time bound manner would defeat the purpose of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
  22. Today The Kerala High Court directed the State and concerned authorities to take steps to ensure that economically weak students are not sidelined by the digital divide and that they are also able to pursue education like other children who have access to such gadgets.
  23. Today The Kerala High Court while observing that conducting Plus One examination was a matter of Government policy and that much deliberation had gone into the same, held that the interference of the Court was not warranted in the matter.
  24. Today The Bombay High Court granted bail to the accused in a case involving the alleged seizure of a commercial quantity of 51.460 kg of ganja or cannabis, after noting that the plant’s flowering tops were not separately weighed, creating doubts over the actual drug quantity.
  25. Today The Delhi High Court orally told the Centre and Delhi Government that such bills of the counsels engaged with them, that have been filed prior to six months, should be cleared expeditiously.
  26. Today The Kerala High Court continued hearing a plea seeking early administration of the second jab of Covid-19 vaccine to people who are willing, and reserved its order in the matter.
  27. Today The Delhi High Court asked the Central Government to explain in detail the law and procedure followed by it for monitoring and interception of phones of the citizens of India.
  28. Today The Kerala High Court granted bail to the second accused in the gold smuggling attempt, Arjun Ayanki, with stringent conditions, one of them being to surrender his passport.
  29. Today The Bombay High Court further extended the life of all interim orders passed by courts and tribunals in the State till September 30 to protect people against dispossessions, demolitions and evictions due to the restricted functioning of courts.
  30. Today the Indian Medical Association, it’s President JA Jayalal and Secretary General has told a Delhi Court that the suit would have a chilling effect on their fundamental right to free speech and expression, Responding to a civil suit filed against them for allegedly promoting Christianity over Hinduism and showing superiority of allopathy over ayurveda.
  31. Today A Delhi Court has sought action taken report on the two complaints filed against Karni Sena Chief, Suraj Pal Amu and Dasna Devi Temple’s Priest, Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati over their alleged “communally provocative and divisive remarks” against the Muslim community.

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