Today’s Legal Updates :

Legal Prudent Wishes Everyone a Very Happy Diwali

  1. Today The Karnataka High Court has issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to govern hearings at all its Benches – principal Bench at Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi – from November 8.
  2. Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Sameer Wankhede has reportedly been removed as lead investigating officer in cruise ship drug case in which Aryan Khan (son of Shah Rukh Khan) is the prime accused.
  3. Two Dalit organisations have filed complaints with the District Caste Scrutiny Committee seeking probe into the authenticity of the Scheduled Caste certificate obtained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede.
  4. The award ceremony for the Prathiba M Singh Cambridge LL.M. Scholarship, an initiative of the Sardar Manmohan Singh Charitable Trust, will take place on Monday, November 8, at 8:30 PM.
  5. Today A fast-track court in Delhi acquitted two men of rape and murder of a minor girl while noting that the investigating agency had converted a case of suicide into a culpable homicide amounting to murder and framed the accused.
  6. Today Two independent law firms – Alpha Partners and Chambers of Rajan and Indraneel – merged to form Alpha Rajan & Partners.
  7. On Thursday The Bombay High Court granted interim relief to Raymond Limited, restraining the sale, circulation and distribution of the autobiography ‘An Incomplete Man’ of Vijaypat Singhania, the former chairperson of the Raymond Group.
  8. Today the Supreme Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat opined the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts should not be extended beyond the current age limit of 65 years.
  9. Today The Supreme Court’s Justice S Ravindra Bhat commented on the drastic dip in air quality in Delhi while speaking at a book launch organised at India Habitat Centre.
  10. Today the Supreme Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat will be speaking at the launch of the book Finding a Straight Line between Twists and Turns by Aseem Chawla.
  11. On Wednesday the Calcutta High Court issued a number of restrictions on the celebration of the upcoming Kali Puja, Jagadhatri Puja and Kartick Puja festivals, in view of the possibility of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  12. On Tuesday The New Delhi Bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) rejected a plea filed under Section 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 seeking initiation of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) against Air India.
  13. Today The Ministry of Law and Justice placed the Draft Mediation Bill, 2021 in public domain, seeking feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders.
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  14. Today The Karnataka High Court has directed the Chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to enquire into complaints made to it about unauthorised statutes and flag posts which are causing any inconvenience to the public or creating any traffic hazard.
  15. The Bombay High Court ordered the Tehsildar of Murbad to distribute supplies to nearly 90 tribals by 4th November noting that several tribals were denied supplies under the Public Distribution System due to the non-linking of their Aadhar Cards, even as the fortunates eagerly awaited Diwali.
  16. The Delhi High Court has sought status report from the Delhi Government on the aspect of removal of encroachments and management of devotees in the Kalkaji temple complex.
  17. Today the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered protection to a 50-year-old married woman and her live-in partner, a 30-year-old man noting that every person, more so, a major, has the right to live his / her life with a person of his / her choice at any rate.
  18. Today The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to instruct the District Magistrates of all the districts to re-evaluate the cases for remission after 14 years of incarceration even if appeals in such cases are pending in the High Court.
  19. Today the Kerala High Court dismissing a writ petition, reiterated that Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in service matters are not maintainable.
  20. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that a notice under Section 50 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 should specify what rights the accused has under the NDPS Act.
  21. Today in the Gujarat High Court a public interest litigation has been filed challenging the vires of Section 413(2) of Companies Act, 2013 that imposes a minimum age limitation of ‘not less than 50 years’ for appointment as judicial members in National Company Law Tribunals.

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