Today Legal Updates :

  1. Today the Supreme Court has decided that all cases listed on Wednesday and Thursday (non-miscellaneous days) will compulsorily require physical presence of the lawyers and will be heard only in court rooms, with effect from 20th October.
  2. Today The Supreme Court held that “part-time temporary employees in a government-run institution cannot claim parity in salary with regular employees on the principle of equal pay for equal work.”
  3. Today Journalist Siddique Kappan has filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking contempt of court action against Mathura Jail and Uttar Pradesh administration officials for failing to meet his medical requirements.
  4. Today The Supreme Court indicated that it would find a solution to the contempt case against lawyer Yatin Oza and the consequential withdrawal of his Senior gown by the Gujarat High Court.
  5. Today The Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to bring back a child from his father’s “fraudulently obtained” custody in Kenya to his mother in India.
  6. Today A Mumbai court rejected plea by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seeking further custody of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and seven other accused in relation to the cruise ship drug case.
  7. Today The Supreme Court questioned the Central government’s rationale behind introducing an annual income limit of ₹8 lakh for availing reservation under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category for postgraduate medical seats through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
  8. Today The Kerala High Court directed the State government to take necessary steps to ensure that the practice of demanding nookukooli or gawking charges by headload workers and trade unions, is stopped so as to attract more investors to the State.
  9. Today The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reserved orders on an appeal moved by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited for more time to respond to applications before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai, that seek for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be convened on a requisition moved by Invesco Developing Markets Fund.
  10. Today the Karnataka High Court said to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civil body of Bengaluru, should not be oblivious to the bad condition of city roads passing through areas where common man lives.
  11. Today The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a single-member Commission led by former Allahabad High Court judge, Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to investigate the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight people were allegedly killed.
  12. Today The Gauhati High Court directed the State of Assam to file a detailed affidavit on the recent evictions carried out at Darrang District which resulted in violent clashes including a gruesome video which went viral on social media which showed a photographer stomping violently on the body of a man.
  13. Today The Supreme Court sought a status report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the first information report (FIR) registered and arrests made in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight persons including farmers, were mowed down by a four-wheeler of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni.
  14. Today The Supreme Court ruled that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has powers under the NGT Act 2010 to take suo motu cognizance of matters based on letter petitions and media reports.
  15. Today the Madras High Court has ruled Hanging a cross on a wall or going to church does not necessarily mean one has altogether abandoned the original faith to which one was born and cannot be the basis for cancelling a scheduled caste community certificate.
  16. Yesterday the Supreme Court reiterated in complaints under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986, the onus of proof that there was deficiency in service is on the complainant.
  17. Today The Madras High Court reiterated concerns regarding temple land encroachment in Tamil Nadu, remarking that large-scale passive and active collusion between greedy men and temple authorities was identifiable in such cases. 

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