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INDIA – UP Government Forms SIT on SC Order to Probe Law Student Harassment claims against BJP Leader

On Monday, the Supreme Court (SC) instructed the government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to set up an inspector general rank officer led the Special Investigative Team (SIT) to investigate claims of harassment against a law school student in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur and to provide safety to her family. Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Swami Chinmayanand were booked for reportedly abducted the student after she published a video on social media that accused “the great leader of the saint society” of threatening her and “destroying the lives of several girls.” A bench of Justices R. Banumathi and A.S Bopanna issued the SIT instruction while underlining that it will not comment on the merits of the allegation. The case was transmitted to the Allahabad High Court to monitor the police investigation.

INDIA – Taxes on Non-Sold Houses May Be Repealed Under New Direct Tax Law

The government tax committee suggested the abolition of the tax on non-sold household and non-sold household revenue. At present, all unoccupied houses which are not sold are regarded as taxable income. If you have more than two buildings that are not leased out, the tax department claims them to be considered rental income with certain deductions. This deemed income is added to your income and tax on the basis of the slab. But the Direct Tax Task Force proposed that the concept of deemed income on vacant buildings be abolished, a source from the Ministry of Finance said.

INDIA – Kejriwal has directed the expedition of the Implementation of Welfare Schemes for advocates

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the law department to speed up the implementation of welfare schemes for advocates. On Monday (September 2, 2019), Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal urged the Delhi Chief Secretary to fix the problems expeditiously. “The LG has observed that advocates play a crucial role in the delivery of justice, and therefore ensuring their welfare is crucial for the solid functioning of the legal system. Stressing that the issue of welfare for advocate should be addressed with the utmost regard, the LG has again urged the Chief Secretary to resolve the matter quickly,” he said.

USA – The Reason Why Judges Would End Up Writing New York’s New Campaign Laws

The biggest issue, however, is the whole gimmick of people’s elected officials who pass on the company of writing new election and campaign laws to a bunch of appointees. If a majority of legislators do not like the final package — but find themselves helpless because the leaders of the Legislature refuse to allow a special session — they will have to sue. In other words, this is a recipe for electoral law to be written by the courts. It’s all about creating a farce of representative government.

INDIA – Center May Rely On the Electricity Act to Safeguard Investor Interest in Andhra Pradesh

The Government of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is seeking to guarantee that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy does not default on payments to developers of clean energy. The Center has made every effort to urge the state government not to cancel Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed by the prior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government. As part of its move, it also intends to take legal action under the Electricity Act of 2003, which stipulates that power supply can only be reduced for safety purposes. Power System Operation Corp. Ltd (Posoco) has been directed by the Centre, which oversees India’s electricity load management duties, to see if Andhra Pradesh is backing down on electricity procurement because of the safety of the grid, and has requested her to prepare a report on it.

USA – US Attorney General Drafts New Death Penalty Law As Texas Copes With Latest Mass Shooting

Following the West Texas shooting incident that murdered seven individuals on the weekend, it was revealed that the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, was drafting legislation to speed up the process leading to the death penalty in federal cases for those who commit such mass murder, officials said Monday (September 2, 2019). Marc Short, Chief of Staff to Vice-President Mike Pence, informed reporters traveling to Air Force 2 on their way to Poland for an official visit that the proposition would be among the new gun legislation that the Trump administration intends to bring to the US Congress next week. Short said that Pence had talked to Barr about the matter.

INDIA – Synergy Is Prepared To Take A Majority Interest In Jet Airways, But The Terms And Conditions Apply

Synergy Group Corp., one of the three prospective buyers for Jet Airways (India) Ltd, is prepared to take a majority interest in the grounded airline if lenders agree to take a profound haircut and transform their debt into equity, said a representative of the South American company. “We are consulting lawyers and looking at whether Synergy Aerospace as a financial investor can take significant interest in Jet Airways,” said Antonio Guizzetti, chairman of Washington-based Guizzetti & Associates, legal advisor to the Synergy Group on the purchase of Jet Airways, in a phone interview. Synergy Aerospace intends to take 51 percent of the airline’s share, he added. Synergy operates several airlines in South America, including Colombian carrier Avianca Holdings, the second largest airline in the region.

INDIA – Ayodhya: SC Sought Responses From 2, Threatening Rajeev Dhavan, A Senior Advocate

On Tuesday (September 3, 2019), the Supreme Court sought answers from two individuals for supposedly threatening Rajeev Dhavan, a senior advocate, on behalf of the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. “Notice,” said the five-judge Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the start of the hearing on the land dispute case on the 18th day. The bench has raised the contempt pleas for hearing after two weeks.

CANADA – Human Rights Tribunal Commands The First Nation Of Ontario To Allow The Return Of The Exiled Female

A Northern Ontario First Nation must allow the exiled woman to return, a human rights tribunal has held that community officials have expelled the woman as a punishment for their common law partner’s conflicts. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal said that Sandy Lake refused Angele Kamalatisit’s right to accommodation on the basis of her common-law partnership with Ringo Fiddler and instructed the First Nation to pay her $20,000 plus pain and suffering interest – the maximum permitted under the law. The lawyer representing Sandy Lake said her clients could not be reached on Monday(September 3, 2019).

INDIA – Supreme Court Examine A Plea For Food For All

The Supreme Court agreed to examine a plea that starvation deaths continue to feed on the right to life and dignity of the social fabric and that a “radical” new measure, such as community kitchens, must be established across the country to feed the poor and the hungry. A Bench, led by Justice N.V. Ramana, issued a notification to the government on Monday of a petition filed collectively by activists Anun Dhawan, Ishann Dhawan and Kunjana Singh, represented by advocates Ashima Mandla and Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi.The petition stated that state-funded community kitchens were not a novel idea in the nation. They pointed out how Tamil Nadu’s Amma Unavagam had become a rugged success by involving peers in self-help groups, employing the poor to serve hygienic food to eradicate the gnawing issue of street hunger.

INDIA – Assam NRC:521 Foreign Tribunals Scheduled To Hear Appeals

After the publishing of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), 19 lakhs whose names are not on the list fear losing their nationality. There is still a glimmer of hope for those excluded from the NRC. Now, 521 Foreigners Tribunals will deal with instances involving persons who are excluded from the initial list. The Gauhati High Court has lately announced a list of 221 persons chosen for appointment as members of the Foreigners Tribunals and the Assam Government will quickly appoint members of the Foreigners Tribunal. Currently, Assam has 100 foreigners’ tribunals and 221 more are to be established shortly in all districts of the state.

AUSTRALIA – Deportation Of The Tamil Family Is Not Just A Matter Of Compassion, But Of Law

Thousands of Australians have pressured the federal government to demonstrate compassion by stopping the deportation of the Tamil family seeking asylum. The government’s choices on this situation, however, should not be framed solely in terms of charity or benevolence. The choice to deport a family may be contrary to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC). The CROC is one of the most commonly accepted international treaties. Every part of the United Nations, except the United States, has ratified it. However, in relation to Australia’s commitments to those in need of international protection, CROC Australia is obliged to give main consideration to the best interests of kids in any action relating to them.

INDIA – Delhi High Court Refused To Stay Three-Year Sales ban On Budweiser-Maker AB InBev

On Tuesday (September 3, 2019), Indian court dismissed Anheuser-Busch’s request to remain on a three-year sales ban imposed by the New Delhi City authorities, a further setback for the world’s biggest brewer in one of the country’s key markets. Authorities in New Delhi prohibited AB InBev from selling its beer on the New Delhi market in July on charges of avoiding local state taxes. The firm has rebuffed the allegation. The State Excise Commissioner, who has already heard an appeal against the ban order, dismissed the company’s application to suspend the implementation of the ban, Reuters revealed last month.

INDIA – Bank Scam: SC Refuses To Interfere With Bombay HC’s Direction For FIR Against Ajit Pawar, Others

On 2 September, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the order of Bombay High Court for the police to register an FIR against NCP leader Ajit Pawar and more than 70 others in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank scam, stating that the inquiry could not be stopped. A bench, consisting justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah, heard a petition filed by some of the defendants challenging the Bombay High Court’s order of 22 August. A day after the high court order, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police had registered the FIR in connection with the scam.

FRANCE – French Schools Have Ordered EU Flags To be Displayed In Classrooms

EU flags must be hung in every French school this week, following the entry into force of new education law on Monday. The law adopted in July also needs that the French flag is hung in each classroom as well as the national motto: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” According to Euro news, the words of La Marseillaise, the national anthem, must also be displayed. The new law was nicknamed Loi Blanquer, after the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer. It seeks to revise the French education system, with a series of controversial reforms.

INDIA – Sanjay Kishan Kaul Objects To Bypassing Seniors When Selecting SC

Senior Supreme Court Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul, while providing a favorable assessment of the elevation of Justice Ravindra Bhat to the apex court. He also reiterated his reservations to CJI Ranjan Gogoi about bypassing other senior qualified judges. In a letter dated 29 August, Justice Kaul wrote to the CJI that Justice Bhat was a “good mind” and an “eminent fit” for the SC. “However, my opinions on the bigger problem stay the same as those contained in my letter of 11 January 2019,” he repeated. At that point, he also mentioned the names of Justices Gita Mittal and Ravindra Bhat, along with Justice Nandrajog, as seniors who had been sidelined.

INDIA – Rajasthan High Court To Hear A Case On MBBS Counseling Process

Applicants seeking admission to undergraduate medical courses are looking to the High Court, which will hear the case on Monday concerning the counseling process. Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bank, had stayed in the counseling process until Monday. The matter is before the High Court, which will decide the destiny of the applicants. In the context of the counseling process, Department of Medical Education sought an extension of the admissions to the undergraduate course, as the High Court remained in the counseling process.

ASIA – South Koreans Use Spy Gadgets To Combat Workplace Bullying

South Korean employees fed up with bullying are increasingly emboldened by new, tougher labor law that secretly records supposed abuses or harassment by their bosses boosts sales of high-tech audio and video equipment. Gadgets disguised as leather belts, eyeglasses, pens, and USB sticks are all proving popular with staff in a country where the abusive behavior of those in power is so widespread that there is a term for it-“gabjil. Several incidents have produced global headlines, most notably the 2014 Korean Air “nut rage” case, in which Heather Cho, vice-president of the airline, attacked a crew member on the manner they served macadamia nuts in first class.

INDIA – Steps Done To Prevent The Sewage From Flowing To Sukhna: Haryana Government

The Haryana Government has taken a number of measures to prevent the flow of sewage to Sukhna. Information on the initiatives was provided to the UT Administration after it presented the agenda for the next session of the North Zone Interstate Council. The Chandigarh Administration pointed out that Punjab and Haryana could provide help in maintaining the lake by ensuring that no building activities were carried out in the catchment area. The Punjab and Haryana High Court also issued instructions that no sewage should be disposed of in Sukhna Choe (feeder channel) which provides water to the lake reservoir for its conservation and maintenance.

INDIA – Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Calls for Reform In the country’s Blasphemy Law

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman released from the death row by the Supreme Court in a high-profile sacrilege case last year that polarized society, has called for reform of the country’s “harsh” blasphemy law, according to a media report. Asia Bibi was the first female to be sentenced to death under Pakistan’s contentious blasphemy law. Under Pakistan’s penal code, the offense of blasphemy is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The 47-year-old mother of four, now in Canada, was convicted in 2010 of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbors. She has always retained her innocence, but spent most of the eight years in solitary confinement.

 

 

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