Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Delhi High Court has created an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal solely with cases related to intellectual property issues.
  2. Today The Central government has created a new ministry known as the Ministry of Co-operation to provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.
  3. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice in a plea seeking recognition of a foreign spouse of an Indian citizen or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) as an OCI holder, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
  4. Today S Sudeep, Perumbavoor Sub-judge who was under investigation for his controversial social media posts, has tendered his resignation to Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, S Manikumar.
  5. Today Karnataka High Court a Special Judge dealing with criminal cases against legislators directed for further investigation to be conducted into a corruption case registered against State Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
  6. Today the prime accused in the Vismaya dowry death case, Kiran Kumar denied bail by the Sasthamcotta Judicial First Class Magistrate in Kollam, Kerala.
  7. Today The Bombay High Court refused to grant more time to the Maharashtra government to respond to the default bail application filed by Bhima Koregaon accused, advocate Sudha Bharadwaj.
  8. Today The Karnataka High Court quizzed the Uttar Pradesh Police on whether Twitter India has power to take down content transmitted through the social media platform or whether the same is reserved with parent company, Twitter Inc, which is based out of the United States.
  9. Today The Madras High Court ordered the award for Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the injuries incurred by a 12-year-old boy, who was left in a vegetative state and with over 50 percent burn injuries after illegal firecrackers strewn over an area where he was playing, exploded.
  10. Today The Supreme Court dismissed a batch of petitions filed by various persons and organisations challenging a decision of Odisha government to disallow Ratha Yatra festival in temples across Odisha with the exception of Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra in view of COVID-19 situation.
  11. Today A petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court by the mother of a man imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates allegedly on charges of spying for India.
  12. Yesterday During the online farewell held on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge, it was revealed that Justice Ashok Bhushan authored the 116-page long addendum in the Ayodhya judgment detailing how the disputed land was the birth place of Lord Ram.
  13. Yesterday The Madras High Court dismissed writ petitions moved by Member of Parliament from Sivaganga, Karti Chidambaram and wife Srinidhi Chidambaram against show-cause notices issued by the tax authority over an alleged non-disclosure of Rs 6.38 crores in income tax returns following a 2013 property sale.
  14. Today A local court in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh has rejected the bail plea of Siddique Kappan, a journalist based in Kerala, who has been charged for offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  15. Today The Uttarakhand government has moved Supreme court challenging the June 28 order of Uttarakhand High Court which stayed the State government decision of June 25 to allow local pilgrims to participate in the Char Dham Yatra on July 1, 2021.
  16. Today The West Bengal government has approached the Calcutta High Court seeking recall of an order passed by the High Court on July 2 in the case concerning post poll violence in the State.
  17. Today The Central government has filed a transfer petition before the Supreme Court seeking to transfer all petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) from various High Courts to the Supreme Court.
  18. Today the Madras High Court recently while confirming the conviction and sentence of three men who were caught trying to disrobe a deaf and mute widow, in an alleged attempt to rape her, Despite harsh laws, women continue to face violence from womb till grave.
  19. Yesterday the Delhi High Court ordered that all candidates who answered the question incorrectly, should be awarded one extra mark of an incorrect question in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) held in December 2020.
  20. Today The Supreme Court urged the Central government to take the condition of patients in mental health care institutions “more seriously” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and stated that testing, tracing and vaccinating those suffering from mental illness needs to be taken up on priority.
  21. Today The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea by a 42-year-old spiritual practitioner seeking release of his 21-year old live-in partner from the custody of her parents.
  22. Today The Delhi High Court granted time to Twitter India to disclose when it would appoint a Resident Grievance Officer under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021). 
  23. Today the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court, has observed that the act of a maintenance agency, stopping Police access to CCTV cameras that are installed in public places for monitoring criminal activities, interferes in performance of public duty and is prima facie questionable in law.
  24. Today the West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed a resolution to create a Legislative Council in the state under Article 169 of the Constitution of India.
  25. Today A Public interest litigation has been filed in the Karnataka High Court to quash the notification issued by the State government by which it has decided to conduct SSLC examination for the academic year 2020-21. The examination is scheduled to be held on July 19 and 20.
  26. On Monday The Additional District Magistrate of Lakshadweep, Collector S Asker Ali denied entry permits to eight MPs from Kerala to the islands, citing public interest and irregularities in the application.
  27. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court termed the act of the lawyer as ‘unacceptable’ who was trying to dress himself up while the Court was dictating the Order in a bail application.
  28. Yesterday The Delhi High Court renotified Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali’s appeal for bail on account of lapse of time, in connection with a terror funding case.
  29. Today The Goa Bench of Bombay High Court has sought response of the Central Government and Goa administration on a plea challenging the amendment made in Goa Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012, divesting the jurisdiction of State and District Legal Service Authorities in deciding and awarding compensation to victims.
  30. Today The Madras High Court has granted police protection to a queer woman belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community alleging harassment by her family members after disclosing about her sexual orientation while observing that the couple living together was conscious about their relationship.
  31. Today The Kerala High Court has held that the display of the name of the court by state law officers and central government counsel in the name-boards of their motor vehicles was contrary to the rules framed under the Motor Vehicles Act.
  32. Today The Bombay High Court  sought the response of the National investigation Agency (NIA) on a plea filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Surendra Gadling to attend his mother’s funeral.
  33. Today the Delhi High Court judge Justice JR Midha bid an emotional farewell to the High Court Today his last day in office.

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