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SC directs Maharashtra Govt to allocate funds set aside for orphaned children

The Supreme Court on the 13th of September, 2021 instructed the Department of Child and Welfare, Maharashtra to devise a tangible plan on how to allocate the Rs. 25 crore which it had set aside for the welfare of orphaned children whose parents had succumbed to death due to...

Aniket Gurjjar Murder Case: Delhi HC Seeks Status Report on Measures Taken For Eyewitnesses Safety

A single judge Bench of the Delhi High Court, on September 13, ordered the Director General of Prisons to submit a status report enumerating the steps taken by Tihar Jail authorities to ascertain the safety and security of its inmates, hereinafter mentioned. Such direction came in light of the...

Pegasus: Interim Order reserved

On the 13th of September 2021, the Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli heard the Pegasus batch of petitions that had come up before the bench. The matter had been adjourned on the last date of hearing on the...

Appointment of Mr. Mukul Roy as PAC member challenged before the Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on the 10th of September, 2021 heard the arguments advanced by BJP MLA Ambika Roy and TMC MLA Mukul Roy in a plea challenging the appointment of Mukul Roy as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.The main...

‘The Wire’ journalists granted protection from arrest for two months

On 8th September 2021, in the matter of Foundation for Independent Journalism and Ors v. State of UP and Ors, the Supreme Court granted 2-months’ protection from arrest to 3 journalists of ‘The Wire’, a digital news website. In the present case, the journalists have been booked under Sections 153,...

High IQ not a ground for eligibility to appear for NEET: Madras High Court.

On the 7th of September 2021, the Madras High Court set aside the order of a single Judge bench which had permitted a 16-year-old student to write the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination for medical admissions. The Court took note of the fact that the law governing eligibility to...

Denial of the right to water a blatant mockery of the fundamental rights: Bombay HC

A Writ Petition was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking the issuance of a writ of mandamus, directing the respondents to furnish water to the petitioners’ village on a regular basis and to remove illegal tapping on main the pipeline to Khoni Village. It was submitted that the...

Centre Takes Decision to Allow Women to Take Part in National Defense Academy

In Kush Kalra vs. Union of India and others,  the Central Government on 8th September 2021 informed the Supreme Court that the induction of women into the armed forces through the National Defense Academy (NDA) has been permitted. However, the Centre requested the Supreme Court to exempt the present...

Unsuccessful Surgery not an Indication of Medical Negligence

The Supreme Court on the 7th of September 2021, in Dr. Harish Kumar Khurana v. Joginder Singh iterated that a Doctor or a medical professional cannot be accused of negligence solely on grounds that the treatment was not a success and the patient died during the surgical operation. The...

Damaging Reputation of Salman Khan: Civil Court Mumbai puts a temporary ban on a game “Selmon bhoi”

On 07th September 2021 Additional Sessions Judge KM Jaiswal, Mumbai Civil Court observed that a prima facie case for ad-interim relief was made out as the defendants had used Salman Khan’s identity for their commercial gain. The court, therefore, granted relief, stating that failure to do so would result in...