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Bill Presented in Lok Sabha to Form a Permanent Commission for Air Quality Management in Delhi-NCT

On July30th, a bill was presented by Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav in Lok Sabha to form a permanent panel for monitoring Air Quality management issues in Delhi-NCR. The government introduced this bill to replace the earlier ordinance passed for the formation of the Commission for Air Quality Management in...

Supreme Court takes Suo Moto Cognizance in relation to safety of Judges in the light of recent death of Jharkhand Judge

On 30th July 2021, Supreme Court took cognizance and registered a suo moto case for the purpose of ensuring the safety & security of Judges across India after the death of Jharkhand Additional District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand after a vehicle smashed into him causing his death, while...

Injured fishermen approach Supreme Court for compensation In Italian firing incident

Seven out of the twelve fishermen who were attacked and injured by Italian marines abode the Enrica Lexie vessel in 2012, have approached the Supreme Court requesting a stay on the disbursement of the compensation amount and seeking compensation out of the said amount of Rs. 2 Crores on...

Supreme Court directs recovery of the cost imposed on the Petitioner questioning former CJI Dipak Misra’s Appointment

On Friday 30th July, the Supreme Court rejected a submission that sought for reducing of cost of Rs.5 lakhs levied on Mukesh Jain for filing a writ petition challenging the employment of Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India.A division bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice...

The plea by N Ram, Sashi Kumar for judicial probe into Pegasus scandal to be heard next week: Supreme Court

The Apex Court comprising of CJI NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant, on 30.07.2021, agreed to hear next week the plea of senior journalists N. Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking an independent probe by a sitting or retired Supreme Court Judge into the alleged Pegasus Surveillance Scandal. The plea...

Junior Health Inspector moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail in dogs’ slaughter case

A Junior Health inspector of Ernakulam District's Thrikkakara Municipality, AM Sajikumar, the fifth accused in the case associated with the alleged mass poisoning of stray dogs, on 28th of July 2021, approached the Kerala High Court for anticipatory bail. The applicant contends that the choice to slay the dogs...

Fake Lawyer- Sessy Xavier moves Kerala High Court for grant of an Anticipatory Bail.

Sessy Xavier, who has been alleged of practising as an Advocate for two years without a Law Degree has approached the Kerala High Court for the grant of anticipatory bail in the matter.Sessy Xavier had been practising as an Advocate without having been enrolled in the State Bar Council,...

Orissa High Court prescribes rules and procedures for live streaming of the Court Proceedings

With the objective of effectuating and broadening the implementation of the Open Court concept during the physical, virtual as well as hybrid hearings, the High Court of Orissa has prescribed rules and procedures for live streaming of Court Proceedings. The said rules are set to come into force on...

Judge Uttam Anand hit-and-run case: Jharkhand High Court takes Suo Moto Cognizance.

On the 29th of July 2021, the Jharkhand High Court took suo moto cognizance on the death of ADJ Uttam Anand in a hit-and-run case. CCTV footage recovered shows the exact moment of ADJ Uttam Anand’s death on the 28th of July, 2021 at around 5 AM. The footage...

Raj Kundra’s Bail Application Rejected

On the 28th of July 2021, a Mumbai Magistrate Court refused to grant bail sought by businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a case of alleged production and distribution of pornographic films through apps. Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda, counsel for Kundra, contended that since all the co-accused in the case had...