Today’s Legal Updates

Tuesday, 9th November 2021

  1. Today the Tripura police have moved the Supreme Court seeking to quash the first information report (FIR) registered against them Journalist Shyam Meera Singh and certain other activists booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  2. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice in a plea seeking measures to control the dengue outbreak in North Delhi.
  3. Today in the Bombay High Court Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik has filed his response to the ₹1.25 crore defamation suit filed by the father of Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Sameer Wankhede.
  4. Today the Supreme Court said that Young age of a murder and rape victim cannot be the sole ground to impose death penalty on the convict, while commuting the death penalty of a man held guilty of rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl, to life imprisonment.
  5. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to Meghalaya High Court.
  6. Today Justice Jayant Nath bid farewell to the Delhi High Court in a ceremony organised by the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA).
  7. Today The Delhi High Court granted three weeks’ time to the Delhi government to file a status report on the provision of facilities for hybrid hearings in courts in the capital.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court while granting interim bail to a man has directed him to share his Google location with the police every alternate day so that the Investigating Officer (IO) remains informed about his whereabouts.
  9. Yesterday on the Madras High Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition that challenged the State government’s decision to allow cinema halls to operate at 100 percent occupancy.
  10. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari from the Allahabad High Court to the Madras High Court.
  11. Today The Bombay High Court held that mere repeal of the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 by the 2019 Act would not result in exclusion of health care services rendered by doctors to patients from the definition of term ‘service’.
  12. Today The Supreme Court indirectly alluded to the recent border skirmishes between India and China while hearing a case relating to the widening of Char Dham roads.
  13. Today the Delhi High Court stated while ordering a fresh inquiry into a case of police brutality against two civilians the law does not permit people to be beaten up in police custody or during interrogation.
  14. Today Chief Justice of India NV Ramana commended law students across the country for involving themselves in the legal aid movement, while expressing his strong belief that it would prepare them to be future torch-bearers.
  15. Today the Delhi High Court dismissed with costs a public interest litigation petition challenging the appointment of a technical member to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
  16. Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, prime accused in a copyright infringement criminal case, was discharged from the case by an Aurangabad court.
  17. Today The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that any failure of the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam built across the Periyar River could have a cascading effect on the Idukki Dam situated downstream, and that the combined failure of the two dams will have a catastrophic impact on the lives and properties of 50 lakh people.
  18. Yesterday Justice Prathiba M Singh of the Delhi High Court and Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman were among the speakers at the award ceremony of the Prathiba M Singh Cambridge LL.M. Scholarship 2021.
  19. Today The Supreme Court held that mere apprehension of threat to life, without lodging a complaint or substantiating the same, is not a sufficient ground to transfer a case.
  20. Today the Bar Council of India (BCI) has now written to the State Bar Council of Delhi directing it to ensure that the resolution is “immediately” withdrawn after the Coordination Committee of All Delhi District Court Bar Associations of Delhi resolved to abstain from work for a day in protest against conviction of former Bar President Rajiv Khosla in a 1994 assault case.
  21. Today The Delhi High Court has held that unilateral appointment of an arbitrator cannot be challenged through a petition filed under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996.
  22. Today The working strength of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh rose to 13 after two new judges were sworn.

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