E-Court Training For Lawyers Conducted By Madras HC

26 March 2021 at 10:40

OVERVIEWMadras High Court conducted extensive training programmes online on topics such as e-filing, usage of video conferencing, e-court services, e-summons, e-payment, usage of e-Courts mobile app, service delivery at court complexes etc. Such trai

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Punjab And Haryana High Court Marries Technology With Culture As It Allows Wife To Appear For Marriage Registration Via Video Conferencing

25 March 2021 at 17:59

OVERVIEWIn an order on the 9th of March, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed the registration of marriage of a couple through video-conferencing. The wife was incapable of attending the registration of the marriage in person, since she is a

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Supreme Court On Formation Of Committee To Evaluate The Felling Of Trees

25 March 2021 at 17:59

OVERVIEWIn a case involving the felling of trees for the 'Setu Bharatam' project in West Bengal, a three-judge Bench of the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian suggested that passing an order which w

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CCI Orders Probe Into Latest Whatsapp Privacy Policy

25 March 2021 at 17:59

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has taken suo moto cognizance in the matter of the new WhatsApp privacy policy. The CCI has asked the Director-General (DG) which is an investigation arm of CCI to make a detailed investigation

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A Plea to the Supreme Court Seeking Compounding Of POCSO Offences in Cases of Teenage Relationships

25 March 2021 at 17:59

WHAT IS POSCO ACT? In order to deal with child sexual abuse cases, the Government has brought in a special law, namely, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. This protective Act has come into force with effect from 14th N

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Parliament Passes Bill Allowing Legal Abortion Now Upto 24 Weeks

25 March 2021 at 17:59

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Parliament recently passed a bill called The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 This bill allows legal abortions by raising the limit from 20 weeks to now 24 weeks. The 24 weeks period to terminate pregnancy is

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Chinese Court Orders Husband To Pay 50,000 Yuan To His Wife For Household Chores

25 March 2021 at 17:59

KEY TAKEAWAYS The case is in connection with a divorce case filed by the husband in Fangshan District Court situated in Beijing. The court ordered the husband to pay his wife compensation for the household work she did for 5 years during their courts

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SC On Continuation Of Reservation For Jobs And Education

25 March 2021 at 17:59

OVERVIEWThe Supreme Court heard a plea filed by the well-known geologist Dr. Sachchida Nand Pandey, by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan. The plea claims that, "IITs are not following the transparent processes for r

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Court/Tribunal Can Condone Delay Under Section 5 Limitation Act Even In The Absence Of A Formal Application: Supreme Court

25 March 2021 at 17:59

Court/Tribunal Can Condone Delay Under Section 5 Limitation Act Even In The Absence Of A Formal Application: Supreme Court KEY TAKEAWAYSThe Supreme Court held that there is no bar to practice by the Court/Tribunal of its watchfulness to excuse delay

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Communal Discord Arising After Muslim Boy Allegedly Urinated On Shivling

25 March 2021 at 17:59

OVERVIEWA video has gone viral in which a Muslim teenage boy has been seen to be desecrating the premises and entering the temple to drink water from inside the temple in the Dasna area of ​​Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Such event has struck a communa

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Tamil Nadu government suspends former Special DGP after woman IPS Officer’s sexual harassment complaint

25 March 2021 at 17:59

GENERAL OVERVIEW On 16th March(Tuesday) Madras High Court asked the Tamil Nadu government to suspend Special DGP who is facing a sexual harassment allegation by a woman IPS Officer. Justice N Anand Venkatesh said, “It is a settled law that the

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Benefits of Social Security Schemes to Senior Citizens

25 March 2021 at 15:47

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated the scheme of National Action Plan for Senior Citizens (NAPSrC) with effect from 01.04.2020 which has a sub-scheme of Programmes for National Institute of Social Defence for Senior Citiz

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President appoints Shri Rajendra Badamikar and Sushree Khazi Jayabunnisa Mohiuddin as Additional Judges of Karnataka High Court

25 March 2021 at 15:47

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (l) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Rajendra Badamikar, and Sushree Khazi Jayabunnisa Mohiuddin to be an Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court f

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Ten Additional Judges elevated to Judges of Allahabad High Court

25 March 2021 at 15:47

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, appointed S/Shri Justices Ali Zamin, Vipin Chandra Dixit, Shekhar Kumar Yadav, Ravi Nath Tilhari, Deepak Verma, Gautam Chowdhary,

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Allahabad High Court gets 7 Additional Judges

25 March 2021 at 15:47

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (I) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, appointed S/Shri Mohd. Aslam, Anil Kumar Ojha, Smt. Sadhna Rani (Thakur), Naveen Srivastava, Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi, Ajai Tyagi, an

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Granting Bail In Consideration Of Age Factor Will Have Adverse Results : Kerala High Court

25 March 2021 at 13:24

KEY TAKEAWAYS The case in reference is Jaimon v/s. Sate of Kerala. [B.A. No. 8663 of 2020] The Kerala High Court recently held that in order to curb cyber crimes granting of pre- arrest bail on the basis of considering age factor will only give adver

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Supreme Court Releases Guidelines On How To Provide Judgements In Cases Related To Crimes Against Women

25 March 2021 at 13:24

KEY TAKEAWAYSThe Supreme Court of India on Thursday ie 18th March 2021, gave new rules requesting to try not to reflect men centric thoughts about women and their place in the public arena. The court likewise recorded down phrases that should be evad

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Delhi Govt's New Alcohol Strategy Will Expand Instances Of Alcoholic Driving: Social Extremist

25 March 2021 at 13:23

Delhi Govt's New Alcohol Strategy Will Expand Instances Of Alcoholic Driving: Social Extremist KEY TAKEAWAYS To wipe up income, the Delhi government has chosen to bring down the lawful time of savouring the public money to 21 years under the new

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Legal Headlines - 25th March, 2021 CCI Probe into WhatsApp New Privacy Policy

25 March 2021 at 11:11

CCI on Probe into WhatsApp's New Privacy Policy; states 'Abuse Of Dominance’On Wednesday, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered a probe into the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, after making a prima facie observation that it

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Judicial officer lacking integrity and having dubious character is a danger to judiciary: Rama Chandra Mohanty Vs State of Orissa

24 March 2021 at 18:07

GENERAL OVERVIEW The Orissa High Court last week held the order of compulsory retirement of a Judicial Officer. The case was heard by Chief Justice Dr. S Muralidhar and Justice B.P Routray about a judicial officer named Rama Chandra Mohanty who reque

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