Publication of Notices for Inter-Faith Marriages No Longer Mandatory: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court has passed a landmark judgment that likely brings relief to inter-faith marriage. The Court on Wednesday said that the mandatory publication of Notices of Inter-Faith marriages will now be optional to protect the Privacy and Liberty of the Couple. The Court observed that the publication of the notice would “invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy”. Therefore, it has made it optional for the couple, they can now request in form of writing to a marriage officer to publish or not to publish a notice regarding the marriage.

[Vijay Mallya Case] UK Court Denies Release of Funds for Covering Mallya’s Legal Fees

Judge Sebastian Prentis, who presided over a remote hearing at the Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) of the High Court in London, concluded that Mallya had failed to provide the "basic information" required for such a validation order and agreed only to allow sufficient funds to cover an appeal hearing scheduled in the bankruptcy case for Wednesday.

CLAT 2021: Subjective Selection Restored in LLM Entrance Test With an Addition of the Cut-off Rule

As the Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) updates the LLM exam pattern (CLAT 2021), it adds back the subjective section of the post-graduate law entrance examination. CNLU has also introduced the cutoff marks in the CLAT LLM 2021 objective section. The new subjective section will only be evaluated if the law candidates score about the cutoff marks in the objective section.

Maharashtra To Write To Other States To Club Their Reservation Cases With the Maratha Quota Petition

After seeking intervention by the Centre in the ongoing hearing in the present case regarding the Maratha Reservation in the Supreme Court, the Maharashtra Government is pondering upon the idea of approaching other states to club all the petitions regarding reservations for a collective decision.

MoHFW Says Mask Is Not Necessary While Travelling Alone in a Private Vehicle

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) of the Government of India informed the Delhi High Court that it has not issued any guidelines with regards to the compulsion of wearing masks even while travelling alone in a vehicle.

Govt Proposes Ban on Loose Cigarettes To Be Imposed and Legal Age To Be Increased for Smoking

A draft has been prepared by the Central Government which proposes to increase the legal age for consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 years from the current legal age which is 18 years.

Legal Rights Cannot Be Disregarded by Lawyers by Arrangements Which Are Contrary To Law, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in a recent judgment, while disposing of the appeal arising out of Motor Accident Compensation Claim observed ‘Advocates cannot throwaway legal rights or enter into arrangements which are understood to be contrary to law. The claim was filed by the heirs of a deceased couple who died in a road accident.

Bombay High Court Rules That Using God’s Name To Advertise Articles Is Illegal

The Bombay High Court ruled that using the name of God to sell any article claiming that it had supernatural powers is illegal. The court added that it falls under the Maharashtra prevention and eradication of Human sacrifice and other inhuman, evil, and Aghori practices and black magic act.

Punishment of Imprisonment up to 7 Years and Fine for the ‘Crime’ of Cow Slaughter, Ordinance Passed by Karnataka

The ordinance passed by Karnataka regarding stopping the killing of cattle came into effect on Tuesday after the governor cleared it. the said ordinance clears the way to punish people for killing cattle and protects those ‘acting in good faith’ to save such cattle.

New Law Admission Test to Be Introduced by BCI | All You Need to Know

The new Bar Council of India Legal Education (Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive, Vocational, Clinical, and other continuing Education) Rules, 2020 seeks to abolish the one-year Master Degree in Law (LL.M) in India.

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