Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) application filed in the Supreme Court requires directions from the Central Government to have the same retirement age for judges in the High Court and the Supreme Court.
  2. The Maharashtra government and former Home Affairs Minister Anil Deshmukh are expected to file various appeals against the Bombay High Court decision allowing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct an initial investigation into allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
  3. Today The Delhi High Court opined that the packaging of ITC Ltd’s “Sunfeast Farmlite 5-Seed Digestive” biscuits was prima facie not deceptively similar to that of Britannia’s “Nutri Choice Digestive” biscuits.
  4. Today The Karnataka High Court clarified that the Karnataka Compulsory Service Training by Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012 is applicable only to students who joined postgraduate medical degree/diploma courses from the academic year 2018-19 onwards.
  5. The Karnataka High Court has ordered all Regional District Judges and Sessions to urge State law enforcement officials 45 years of age or older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at an early age.
  6. IndusLaw has promoted Minhaz Lokhandwala (Performance), Shreya Suri (Tech and Advisory) and Sowmya Kumar (Recruitment, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption) at partner level.
  7. IC Universal Legal has announced its promotion in 2021. The firm has promoted Indrajit Mishra (Mumbai office), Sameena Chatrapathy (Chennai office), and Shaurya Mitra Tomar (Delhi office) to Senior Partners.
  8. The Dindoshi Session Court has dismissed an application for review by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut against the proceedings of the Andropol Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Andheri on a criminal complaint filed by songwriter Javed Akhtar.
  9. Decision to allow new or new issues to be decided only by the newly formed National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), Chennai was appealed before the Madras High Court.
  10. In the absence of a positive response from Saudi Arabian authorities, the High Court of Delhi today asked the Indian Consulate to “explore alternatives” in order to repatriate Hindu burial bodies in India.
  11. Today Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned from the post after the Bombay High Court passed a judgment allowing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of malpractices levelled against Deshmukh by former Commissioner of Mumbai Police Param Bir Singh.
  12. Today The Supreme Court remarked that 2008 Bengaluru Blasts accused Abdul Nasser Maudani is a “dangerous man”.
  13. The President of India has issued a proclamation to the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization And Conditions Of Service) Ordinance, 2021, in which the appeal authorities under the nine Acts have been removed and the right to hear appeals under the law has been granted to higher courts.
  14. The Telangana High Court today quashed a preventive detention order passed against a murder accused, noting that prevention detention laws should be exercised scrupulously and with extreme care.
  15. The Central Government has asked the Supreme Court to accept the closed cover report presented by former Supreme Court judge, Justice DK Jain in the case of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  16. The Bombay High Court today said that a missing 18-year-old woman cannot be detained after it was found she was voluntarily residing with a 20-year-old man she loved after leaving her parental house.
  17. Today The Supreme Court stayed a March 17 order of Karnataka High Court which had reinstated a land denotification case against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
  18. The Central government on Yesterday notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.
  19. Today The Bombay High Court allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of malpractices by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh levelled by former Commissioner of Mumbai Police Param Bir Singh.
  20. The trial in the Coalgate related cases will now be conducted by two special courts after the Supreme Court today appointed two judges to hear the cases.
  21. Today Nishith Desai Associates Delhi Partner Pratibha Jain is leaving to join Everstone Group. Jain will take over the role of PM Devaiah, who has left Everstone to join Adani Group as Group General Counsel.
  22. Today PM Devaiah, Vice Chairman & Group General Counsel at Everstone Group has left the organization to join Adani Group. He has joined Adani as Group General Counsel and will be based out of Ahmedabad.
  23. Lawyers can play an important role in reducing time by advising their clients to resolve their disputes in the first phase of litigation itself. High Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana said.
  24. The e-committee Executive Committee invited suggestions from stakeholders on a draft version of the draft phase III of the e-Courts Project.
  25. In view of the large number of COVID-19 cases in the State, the administrative committee of the Bombay High Court has ruled that criminal matters will be heard in the Principal Bench, while public affairs will be heard almost exclusively.
  26. The Delhi High Court has ruled that the documents that do not match any wishes from any private doctor for bail will not be appreciated in the future and that this will be “seriously considered.”
  27. This will be India’s first ADR week which will take place between April 6-10. The 20-day five-day event, supported by more than 20 mediation centers from around the world.
  28. Last talking about the sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 infection nationwide and UTs in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh in particular, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday (05th April) decided to ‘keep the process’ of resuming hearings until April 18.
  29. Given the Covid-19 case in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court in its main seat in Mumbai will hear criminal cases in the flesh, while public affairs will be filmed through a video meeting, decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta on Monday.
  30. The Karnataka High Court today ordered the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file an affidavit outlining immediate steps to improve park conditions in the city of Bangalore.
  31. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir recently ruled in favor of the plaintiff by focusing on the merits of the petition, rather than on the issue at hand.
  32. The bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today during a hearing on non-payment of salaries and pensions for employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi.
  33. The Supreme Court today issued a statement insulting Rajiv Daiya, MD of the NGO Suraz India Trust while defaming his conduct and recognizing non-compliance with the Order ordering him to hand over the Dollars. A cost of 25 lakhs for allegations against judges.

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