AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Convicted For 2 Years In AIIMS Case

24 March 2021 at 18:06

KEY TAKEAWAYS The case is in relation to AAP MLA Somnath Bharti who has been convicted in a 2016 case by a Delhi Court. The former law minister of Delhi Government was charged in 2016 for assaulting the security staff of AIIMS i.e. All India Institut

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Sudan Requests Four-Party Mediation In Nile Dam Dispute

24 March 2021 at 18:06

OVERVIEW The 15th Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok has, according to the reports of the foreign ministry, sent letters to the United Nations, African Union (AU), European Union and the United States. Such letters were written in order to forma

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High Court Must State Reasons For Granting Interim Relief : SC

24 March 2021 at 18:06

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Supreme Court was hearing a submission on a blanket ban on coercive steps granted by the High courts under section 482 of Cr.PC. It was noticed that the high courts grant interim relief which operates to restrain the investigating o

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Karnataka HC Terms Mysuru Lawyer’s Body As Unprofessional

24 March 2021 at 18:06

OVERVIEW The Karnataka High Court while hearing a petition which challenged the decision of the lawyer’s body to restrict lawyers from carrying out their duty. The Mysuru Bar Association was initially accused of passing a resolution restricting

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Watermarks Make Navigation A Nightmare: Supreme Court To High Courts And Tribunals On Digital Signature On Judgements

24 March 2021 at 18:06

OVERVIEWJustice Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah while referring to a decision arrived at by the National Green Tribunal, which uses watermark on its judgements as part of its practice, observed the hindrances posed by such watermarks while navigating

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Failure Of State To Provide Basic Shelter To The Urban Homeless An Infringement Of Article 21: Karnataka HC

24 March 2021 at 17:09

OVERVIEWA Division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj heard the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties-Karnataka. In the plea was stated the plight of the urban hom

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Mexico Passes Bill To Legalise Cannabis

24 March 2021 at 17:09

OVERVIEWMexico's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that would decriminalize cannabis for recreational, medical and scientific uses. Such bill was approved in general with 316 votes in favour of the bill and 127 votes against. T

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UN Human Rights Experts Condemn Extrajudicial Killings By Venezuela Police

24 March 2021 at 17:09

OVERVIEWUN human rights experts condemned the several “large-scale” human rights violations in Venezuela on the 10th of March, and said, that “amount to crimes against humanity,” in lieu of the alleged extra-judicial killings

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Justice Indu Malhotra: Journey Till Retirement

24 March 2021 at 17:08

OVERVIEW Justice Indu Malhotra, one of the two women Judges at the Supreme Court of India is scheduled to retire on the 13th of March, 2021, after serving for a tenure of 3 years. “Don’t know any finer judge than Justice Indu Malhotra,&rd

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Supreme Court lawyers’ demand for vaccine priority needs consideration

24 March 2021 at 17:08

GENERAL OVERVIEW The Supreme Court on Thursday orally saw that the worries of the lawyers with respect to need for COVID-19 vaccine were genuine and require consideration. “Advocates can earn livelihood only if they come into contact with peopl

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Ahmedabad Nurse Fined Rs. 10000 For Falsely Accusing Doctor Of Molestation

24 March 2021 at 11:39

OVERVIEW A nurse, currently in probation at the Community Health Care (CHC), Suigam in Banaskantha District has been penalised with Rs. 10,000 for falsely accusing one 31-year-old doctor, Dr. Ashok Chaudhary, who is the in-charge superintendent at th

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Subsequent Change In Law Won't Reverse The Rights And Position Of Parties: Guwahati HC

24 March 2021 at 11:39

Subsequent Change In Law Won't Reverse The Rights And Position Of Parties: Guwahati HC KEY TAKEAWAYS The Guwahati High Court has held that once a Court delivers a judgment on the issues viz-a-viz the privileges of gatherings engaged with a specif

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Calcutta High Court Orders Compensation & Release Of Nepali Man Detained For 41 Years

24 March 2021 at 11:38

KEY TAKEAWAYS A Nepali man now a 70 years old man was imprisoned for more than 40 years as an under trial prisoner. A Petition was filed by a lawyer for the release and repatriation of the Nepali citizen. This petition was heard by Calcutta High Cour

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Failure to recognise same sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional’: Japan court

24 March 2021 at 11:38

GENERAL OVERVIEW On Wednesday a Japanese Court for the first time in a landmark verdict ruled that the country’s failure to recognise same sex marriage is “unconstitutional”. The court was in favour of the couples who held the gover

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Top Legal Headlines - 24th March, 2021:Delhi Court Affirms Conviction of AAP MLA

24 March 2021 at 11:17

Assault Case (AIIMS): Delhi Court Affirms Conviction of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti U/Ss 147,149 IPC & PDPP Act, Upheld for 2 Year Jail TermOn Tuesday, the Delhi Court has affirmed the conviction of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in the AIIMS Assault Case und

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RBI ‘State’ Under Article 12: Calcutta HC

23 March 2021 at 18:02

OVERVIEWIn the case M/s Pearson Drums & Barrels Pvt. Ltd. v. The General Manager, Consumer Education & Protection Cell of Reserve Bank of India and other, the Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta held that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a

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Maharashtra’s Maha Budget Relaxations For Women

23 March 2021 at 18:01

OVERVIEWThe budget for the state of Maharashtra, for the financial year 2021-22 was presented by the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on the 8th of March, 2021, as the world celebrated International Women’s Day. It was also announced that a rev

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Top Headlines 23rd March 2021 Delhi government lowers legal drinking age 21 years

23 March 2021 at 12:15

Delhi government lowers legal drinking age to 21 years, decides not to open new liquor shops On Monday, the Delhi Cabinet, approved a new excise policy lowering the minimum age for consumption of liquor to 21 years from 25 years which was announced b

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A Delay In Filing Appeal Under Commercial Court Act Can Be Condoned By Section 5 Of Limitation Act

23 March 2021 at 11:46

KEY TAKEAWAYS The case in reference is Government of Maharashtra v/s. Borse Brothers and Engineers and Contractors Pvt. Ltd. [CA 995 of 2021] The Supreme Court recently held that an application under section 5 of limitation act is not excluded from c

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A Petition Against Observations Cannot Be Filed : SC In Rhea Chakraborty Case

23 March 2021 at 11:46

KEY TAKEAWAYS The case is in relation to Rhea Chakraborty bail plea granted by the Bombay High Court. The centre through Solicitor – General Tushar Mehta had filed a petition against the observations made by the Bombay High Court about the scop

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