Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today a public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Madras High Court challenging the 42nd Constitutional amendment in so far as it transferred the subject of “Education” from the State list to the Concurrent list.
  2. Today The Supreme Court has directed the Chandigarh administration to constitute a committee to review and streamline the processes of sanction of mutation, grant of occupancy certificate, no-objection certificate and other citizen-centric requirements including calculation of unearned profit under the Chandigarh Lease Hold of Sites and Building Rules, 1973 and the Chandigarh Estate Rules, 2007.
  3. Today The Kerala High Court pulled up the police force for using derogatory terms while addressing citizens and directed the State Police Chief to instruct all officers to treat citizens with respect and file a report regarding the steps taken in this regard.
  4. Today Karkardooma court of Delhi has discharged a 22-year-old student from the charge of using an “explosive substance to destroy house” in a case connected to the Delhi Riots of February 2020, Holding that the charge cannot be invoked “merely on the statement” of a police witness.
  5. Today The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that the residents of Kambe village in Thane district, Maharashtra get water through tankers on the eve of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
  6. Today The Supreme Court upheld a ₹2,800 crore arbitral award in favor of the Anil Ambani firm, Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt Ltd (DAMEPL) against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in relation to the dispute over Delhi Airport Express Line.
  7. Today a Mumbai Court relief to Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Chhagan Bhujbal to discharged him in the Maharashtra Sadan scam case being probed by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau since 2015.
  8. Today the Madras High Court emphasised to the Central government is duty-bound to communicate in English with those States that have not adopted Hindi as their official language.
  9. National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore has topped in fourth time in a row of the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021) rating of top law colleges in the country.
  10. On Wednesday the State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) assured the Karnataka High Court that all social distancing norms will be followed to the dot for the upcoming Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations.
  11. Today The Allahabad High Court has stayed the proceedings before a Varanasi lower court in the Gyanvapi-Kashi land dispute case, including the order which allowed a survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  12. Today a Delhi Court has said that filing of chargesheets by the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch without obtaining requisite sanction in an Arms Act case appeared to have been done to keep accused behind bars while “defeating their right to default bail”.
  13. Today The Bombay High Court has reserved its verdict on whether the petition filed by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking quashing of summons issued by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) will lie before a single-judge or Division Bench of the High Court.
  14. Today The Karnataka High Court said that statutory bodies when implementing compassionate policies like Freedom Fighters Pension Schemes should not hijack justice.
  15. Yesterday The Madras High Court directed municipal body authorities and corporations across the State to make sure that no manual scavenging takes place within their jurisdictions and to file written undertakings to this effect.
  16. Today The Supreme Court stayed the proceedings in the dispute between Amazon and Future Retail Limited pending before the Delhi High Court for four weeks.
  17. On Monday The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the orders of the National, State and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums directing Northern Western Railway to pay ₹35,000 as compensation to a person who missed a flight owing to the delay in the arrival of a train.
  18. Today The Madras High Court ordered the reconstitution of the Police Commission, tasked with looking after issues concerning the welfare of policemen, so that it is headed by a retired High Court Judge and includes the membership of legal experts, psychologists and social workers.
  19. Today The Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Central government to provide ‘centre change option’ for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 for post graduate (PG) courses and to postpone NEET till the option is allowed.
  20. Today The Kerala High Court is set to examine whether citizens have the fundamental right to demand digital services from the government.
  21. Today The Supreme Court declined to entertain a petition filed by Group C officers of the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) praying that spouses be posted together.
  22. Today The Delhi High Court declined to entertain a petition moved by advocate ML Sharma relating to Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and advertisements about the same on television channels.
  23. Today The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to transfer Maoist leader Nirmala Uppuganti aka Narmada Akka to a hospice by September 15, 2021 for palliative care on account of terminal cancer.
  24. Today The Bombay High Court dismissed the plea filed by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut challenging the criminal defamation proceedings initiated by the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri, Mumbai on a complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar.
  25. Today The Kerala High Court stayed a possession notice issued by Repatriates Cooperative Finance and Development Bank Limited (REPCO) under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002.
  26. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court directed the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to ensure that all insurance companies transfer unclaimed amounts to the Senior Citizens Welfare Fund, in line with the master circular issued by the regulatory body in 2017.

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