Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Madras High Court declined to lift the restrictions imposed by the government on the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Today The Bombay High Court said that supply of regular drinking water is a fundamental right and it is unfortunate that citizens have to knock the doors of the Court for water supply even after 75 years of independence.
  3. Today a Special CBI Court has rejecting the bail plea of sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari and said that he acted “contrary to his duties and expectations of his officers sabotaging the investigation for consideration”.
  4. Today Kerala Judicial Officers’ Association, a body of judges of District and subordinate courts in Kerala, has moved Supreme Court claiming that court staff in subordinate courts in Kerala are receiving higher salaries than judicial officers in the State.
  5. yesterday The Karnataka High Court directed the State government to refrain from granting permission for installation of statues or construction of structures on public roads, pavements, sideways and any other places of public utility.
  6. Today The Bombay High Court reserved its verdict in the plea filed by Amazon India challenging the criminal complaint and issuance of summons by a Magistrate Court to the company’s Vice President Amit Agarwal.
  7. Yesterday The Supreme Court reiterated that once an accused is convicted by the trial court, the principle of presumption of innocence will not be applicable during the hearing of appeal and bail.
  8. Today Two separate petitions have been filed in Calcutta High Court seeking directions to be issued to Advocate General (AG) of West Bengal, Kishore Dutta to decide the applications filed before the AG seeking permission to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Member of Parliament Derek O’brien and West Bengal Bar Council Chairperson, Ashok Kumar Deb.
  9. Today The Karnataka High Court disposed of as withdrawn a petition seeking to initiate legal action against Google India after a search on the platform showed Kannada as being the “ugliest language in India.”
  10. Today A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court dismissed the bail plea of Mumbai lawyer Anand Daga and sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari, who were held in connection with an alleged document leak case related to the ongoing probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  11. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that 10 additional judges of the Karnataka High Court be made permanent.
    1. Justice Maralur Indrakumar Arun
    2. Justice Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh
    3. Justice Ravi Venkappa Hosmani
    4. Justice Savanur Vishwajith Shetty
    5. Justice Shivashankar Amarannavar
    6. Justice M Ganeshaiah Uma
    7. Justice Vedavyasachar Srishananda
    8. Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar
    9. Justice Padmaraj Nemachandra Desai
    10. Justice P Krishna Bhat
  12. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that two additional judges of Kerala High Court be made permanent judges of that court.
    1. Justice MR Anitha
    2. Justice K Nair Haripal.
  13. Today The Punjab & Haryana High Court has ordered police to provide protection to a live-in couple despite the fact that the man was still married to another person and divorce proceedings in relation to that marriage were pending.
  14. Today the Bombay High Court observed while reversing the conviction of a man accused of offence of rape and sexual assault of a 5-year-old child under Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCOS) Act, Child witnesses are amenable to tutoring.
  15. Today Partners and Counsel at AZB & Partners’ Delhi office launched a free COVID-19 vaccination drive in collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Hope Oncology Clinic.
  16. Today The Bombay High Court refused to hear the plea moved by Deepak Kochhar, husband of former Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar, seeking quashing of the proceedings initiated against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged ICICI Bank-Videocon money laundering case.
  17. Today The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition alleging that the system of awarding gallantry medals to army officers is arbitrary.
  18. Today The Supreme Court gave blacklisted petitioner Suraz India Trust three days to file an unconditional apology for filing frivolous litigation and making scandalous averments against the judiciary.
  19. Today The Supreme Court granted interim protection to a 72-year-old man who pointed out that his plea for anticipatory bail had not been listed for hearing before the Patna High Court for six months, despite several requests.
  20. Today The Central government informed the Supreme Court that it has in consultation with Armed Forces taken a decision to allow induction of women into National Defence Academy (NDA).
  21. Today The Supreme Court said that it cannot create a separate avenue for journalists to come directly to the top court under Article 32 to quash cases registered against them.
  22. Today The Delhi High Court transferred the investigation into the alleged murder of Tihar Jail inmate and gangster Ankit Gujjar from the Delhi Police to the Central Burau of Investigation (CBI).
  23. Today Former Partner at J. Sagar Associates, Mohit Bakshi has joined L&L Partners in its litigation practice at Delhi.
  24. On Monday The Supreme Court upheld the royalty/ charges levied by Kerala government from two companies as compensation for controlled release of river water, enabling them to generate electricity for their private consumption.
  25. Today The Allahabad High Court ordered registration of a First Information Report (FIR) after it was discovered that petitions were filed before the Court in the name of a deceased advocate.
  26. Today The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Central government, to make retrospective changes to the appointment order of Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Sanjay Kumar Mishra by which his tenure was increased from two years to three years.
  27. Yesterday The Madras High Court set aside a single-judge order that had permitted a 16-year-old “underage” student to write the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions, given that the law governing the field lays down that the candidate’s minimum age should be 17 years as on December.
  28. Yesterday The Madras High Court orally hinted that it may conduct more physical hearings from October onwards, although virtual hearings are also likely to continue till the end of this year.
  29. The Calcutta High Court has held that no provision of the Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018 or the Customs Act confer power upon the Commissioner of Customs to waive compliance with formalities under Regulation 16 (1) & (2) of the Regulations when suspending a customs broker’s licence.

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