Today Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court granted leave in an appeal raising the question of whether education comes within the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
  2. Today The Kerala High Court issued notice on the Kerala government’s appeal against a single-judge order of the High Court which had allowed a plea challenging the government’s decision to cap the rate chargeable for RT-PCR tests at ₹500.
  3. Today The Kerala High Court sought the State government’s response to a plea seeking directions to pay the pending dues of annuity since 2017 for Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple properties vested with the government.
  4. Today Ram Nath Kovind the President of India, has notified appointment of two judicial officers as judges of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
  5. Today the Bombay High Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by Sam D’Souza, who was allegedly accused of being middleman between independent witness Kiran Gosavi and Shahrukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani right after Aryan Khan was arrested in cruise ship drug case.
  6. Today The Delhi High Court granted transit anticipatory bail to the founder and managing partner of law firm Dhir and Dhir Associates, Alok Dhir in connection with an alleged loan scam involving ex-chairman of State Bank of India (SBI), Pratip Chaudhuri.
  7. Today The Gauhati High Court while hearing a batch of petitions regarding the evictions and ensuing violence in Darrang district, was told that the Government of Assam will not take any coercive action against any person it seeks to evict, unless it is compelled to do so.
  8. Today the Karnataka High Court granting parole to a murder convict called for a humanistic approach to be adopted for convicts, so that their roots in society do not dry up while they languish in jail.
  9. Today The Karnataka High Court held that parole cannot be extended on the ground that a convict is suffering from COVID-19.
  10. Today The Central Government has notified the appointment of three lawyers as additional judges of the Karnataka High Court three lawyers are Anant Ramanath Hegde, Siddaiah Rachaiah and Kannankuzhyil Sreedharan Hemalekha appointment is for a period of two years.
  11. Today The Central government has notified the appointment of lawyer Aditya Kumar Mohapatra as judge of the Orissa High Court.
  12. There were instances of rioting, killing, looting, vandalising and setting ablaze movable and immovable properties by the members of each community, a Delhi Court observed while ordering framing of charges against four men in connection with the 2020 Delhi Riots
  13. Today The Kerala High Court issued notice to the Kerala government on a plea challenging the constitutionality of Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which penalises the act of bigamy – the offence of marrying someone while already married to another person.
  14. Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud recently noted that the Constitution of India is a transformative document that seeks to remedy the structural inequality stemming from patriarchy despite which judges of the apex court see injustice against women on a daily basis.

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