Today;s Legal Upates :

  1. Today A Special CBI Court of Mumbai remanded lawyer Anand Daga and sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari to judicial custody in connection with an alleged documents leak case related to the ongoing probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  2. Today Chanda Kochhar (former Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank ) husband Deepak Kochhar has moved to the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the proceedings initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged ICICI Bank-Videocon money laundering case.
  3. Today The Allahabad High Court has dismissed the plea by poet Munnawar Rana who sought quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) filed against him for allegedly comparing Ramayana author Valmiki to Taliban.
  4. Today The Punjab & Haryana High Court issued notice on a plea filed by Gurugram residents against imposition of allegedly arbitrary and unlawful restrictions by a Residents Welfare Association (RWA) on the renovation of the petitioners’ legally acquired property.
  5. Today The Kerala High Court has ruled that individuals who pay for Covishield vaccine have the right to choose whether to get the second dose any time after four weeks from the first dose but before the 84-day interval prescribed by the Central Government.
  6. Today The Madras High Court ordered the Central government to consider introducing a Bill on torts within six months.
  7. Today The Kerala High Court took objection to a fake lawyer being addressed as “advocate” during the hearing of her anticipatory bail plea.
  8. Today The Karnataka High Court opined that the compensation of ₹1 lakh granted to the kin of a student who was electrocuted after a pole he was carrying to hoist the national flag on Independence Day came in contact with a live wire, is meagre.
  9. On Friday The Calcutta High Court imposed costs of Rs 3.8 lakhs on the President of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education on finding there was an attempt to distort an earlier order of the Court to avoid complying with the same
  10. Today The Kerala High Court stated that in view of technological advancements, marriages under Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 could be registered though video conference.
  11. Today The Karnataka High Court held that courts need not obtain the consent of parties before referring a particular matter to either Lok Adalat or Mediation as per under section 89 of the Civil procedure Code [CPC]. 
  12. Today The Supreme Court issued notice the Central government, four High Courts, the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on a plea challenging the decision of the Uttarakhand High Court to revert to full physical functioning from August 24 to the exclusion of virtual mode of hearing cases.
  13. Today The Supreme Court declined to entertain a petition by certain residents of Sonepat in Haryana seeking directions to clear the Singhu Border currently occupied by farmers who are protesting against the Farm laws enacted by the Central government.
  14. Today The Bombay High Court directed that Bhima Koregaon accused Dr. Varavara Rao, who is presently on medical bail, need not surrender till September 25, 2021.
  15. Today The Madras High Court issued notice in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition calling for directions so that people are not only identified by their father’s name in forms, government documents, court affidavits etc. but rather an option is given to furnish mother’s name or the single parent’s name as well.
  16. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate courses for the year 2021 will be held as scheduled on September 12 after the Supreme Court today dismissed petitions seeking a deferment/ rescheduling of the exam.
  17. Today Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad objected to a plea filed on behalf of Umar Khalid that purportedly accused the prosecution of utilising a “dilatory tactic“.
  18. Today The Supreme Court took strong exception to the Central government’s inaction in filling up vacancies in tribunals and also berated it for enacting the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 in violation of its judgments.
  19. On Friday The Supreme Court imposed costs of ₹ 5 lakh on a lawyer, B Sailesh Saxena for filing a petition to stall the appointment of Telangana High Court Registrar General Venkateswara Reddy as judge of the High Court.
  20. Rajya Sabha member and Senior Advocate P Wilson has written to the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju calling for the Central government’s support to pass laws for setting up regional Benches of the Supreme Court and for increasing the age of High Court Judges from the present 62 years to 65 years.
  21. Yesterday the Mumbai Police has told Bombay High Court, IPS officer Rashmi Shukla is not even named as an accused in the first information report (FIR) registered in connection with the alleged leaking of confidential information about police postings in the State.
  22. A special court in Mumbai has granted interim bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s wife, Bindu Kapoor and daughter Radha Kapoor in the corruption cases related to Dewan Housing Financial Limited (DHFL).
  23. Today lawyer Neha Singh has joined Link Legal India Law Services as an Associate Partner in the firm’s Corporate Commercial practice at Delhi.

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