Today’s Legal Updates

Monday, 8th November 2021

  1. Today in the Bombay High Court filed a suit by Flipkart owned company PhonePe Private Limited claiming infringement of their registered trademark ‘PHONEPE’ by Resilient Innovations Pvt Ltd.
  2. Today the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that a turban is an essential religious symbol, while rejecting anticipatory bail plea of persons accused of assaulting a 65-year-old man, removing his turban and uploading video of the same on Facebook.
  3. Today The Delhi High Court directed local authorities including the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) as well as the Delhi government to initiate the process of preparing a City Plan as per Section 21 of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.
  4. Today Umar Khalid Former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and accused in the Delhi Riots of 2020 told the a Delhi court that the statements of police witnesses did not show a “single activity” that connected him to the alleged criminal conspiracy or terrorist act in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case registered against him in relation to the riots.
  5. Today Munmun Dhamecha has approached the Bombay High Court seeking modification and relaxation of certain conditions imposed by the High Court while granting bail to her in the cruise ship drug case, where Aryan Khan is prime accused.
  6. Today President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma Bhushan to Dr. NR Madhava Menon posthumously.
  7. Today The Supreme Court voiced its concern over States withdrawing general consent under the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to operate within their territories.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court urged the Commissioner of Delhi Police to conduct regular audits of court premises in the national capital.
  9. Today a Delhi Court said and sentenced Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal to seven years in jail and saddled them with ₹2.25 crore fine each in the Uphaar Cinema evidence tampering case on the foundation of judiciary is premised on the trust and confidence of the people and any action which is aimed to thwart it is required to be dealt with the utmost strictness.
  10. Today A Mumbai court issued notice to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik in a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Mohit Bharatiya.
  11. The award ceremony for the Prathiba M Singh Cambridge LL.M. Scholarship, an initiative of the Sardar Manmohan Singh Charitable Trust, will take place at 8:30 PM today.
  12. Today The Bombay High Court directed Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik to file his reply to the defamation suit filed by father of Sameer Wankhede, zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
  13. Today the Allahabad High Court new Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal needs to address said that Pendency of old cases is one of the issues which during his full court welcome reference which was organzied at the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court.
  14. Today The Supreme Court agreed to hear at length a batch of petitions seeking continuance of virtual and hybrid mode of hearings, even as courts across the country have started to revert to physical hearings.
  15. Today Veritas Legal has promoted four of its women lawyers to partnership, Kanisha Vora (Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, ESG), Natasha Sethna (Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare), Prachi Dhanani (Dispute Resolutions and White Collar Crimes) and Somrita Chatterji (Corporate, M&A, Private Equity and E-Commerce) have been promoted from Senior Associate to Partner.
  16. Today The Supreme Court issued notice in a petition seeking proper implementation of Chapter III of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
  17. Today The Supreme Court said that it does not have confidence in the judicial commission constituted by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to monitor the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which farmers protesting against Farm Laws in Uttar Pradesh were mowed down by a four wheeler belonging to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni.
  18. Today The Supreme Court of India allowed stockbroker Ketan Parekh, who has been convicted in the Canfina Mutual Fund scam, to travel to United Kingdom to attend to his daughter’s medical needs.
  19. Today The Co-ordination committee of All District Court Bar Associations of Delhi resolved to abstain from work tomorrow in protest against conviction of Rajiv Khosla, former Delhi High Court Bar Association President for assault of a woman lawyer in 1994.
  20. Today The Supreme Court set aside the bail granted by Rajasthan High Court to a 60-year-old woman accused of murdering a village sarpanch.
  21. Today the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has reaffirmed A homebuyer is a consumer Section 2(1)(d) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 unless he is into the activity of buying/ selling the properties and purchased the house for that purpose.

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