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INDIA – Goa’s Political Tussle Over New Traffic Rules

Goa’s political struggle has broken out over the delayed implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), which recommends heavy penalties for traffic violations. While Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho has sought time until January 2020 for the implementation of the new MVA rules, Congress stated that infighting between central BJP leadership has led to a delay in implementation, particularly in BJP-ruled states. Goa’s Minister of Transport, Mauvin Godinho, said earlier that the state government would need time to enforce the provisions of the Act, which prescribe a steep increase in fines for traffic violations such as drunk driving, over speeding, driving without a license, etc., and that effective enforcement may start by January next year.

INDIA – Punjab And Haryana High Court Orders Remove Illegal Vendors From Markets

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana directed the Municipal Corporation (MC) and the UT Administration to remove all illegal suppliers from market corridors with immediate effect. The court questioned the officials whether the rules and regulations were in place or whether the city was run on its whims and fancies. The court ordered the MC and the administration to give a status report by the next hearing on 17 October. There are some 22,000 sellers in the city, with 9,356 registered.

INDIA – Major Relief For A Gynaecologist, Gujarat HC Directed The De-sealing Of A Sonographic Machine

In a big relief to a gynecologist based in Shahibaug, the High Court of Gujarat directed the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to de-seal a sonography device in a doctor’s hospital In particular, on 14 May, civic officials responsible for implementing the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, sealed the machine for alleged infringement of the provisions of the Act. The doctor had brought the High Court against the action of the civic authorities. Judge AY Kogje, after hearing the thorough arguments of the doctor and the AMC officials, said: “Considering the manner in which the sealing of the machine has taken place, in particular with regard to the request of the petitioner for transfer / re-transfer of the location of the machine, and the nature of breaches against the petitioner, prima facie, the court finds that there is no involvement of the machine for the purpose of sex determination”.

INDIA – The Center May Amend The Law For Relief To The Miners Concerned By The SC Order

The Center Government proposes to amend the Mining law to provide relief to thousands of mining companies impacted by the 2017 Supreme Court order that a mining operation conducted in violation of environmental and pollution laws is illegitimate and illegitimate. Sources said that the Ministry of Mines of the Union might move a bill amending the Mines and Minerals 1957 (Development and Regulation) Act, which would change the definition of illegal mining. The change would make any mining illegal only if such activity contravenes the provisions of the Act and the rules laid down therein, and not if mining is carried out without any legal authority in breach of any law of the land.

USA – North Dakota Federal Judge, blocks medication abortion reversal law

The federal judge in North Dakota, on Tuesday, blocked a state law passed this year that required doctors to inform females that they could reverse the so-called abortion of medications if they had second thoughts. North Dakota is one of eight states to pass or amend laws requiring doctors to inform females who undergo medical abortions that they may still have a live birth after the procedure. The other states with comparable laws are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Utah. Five of these laws have been enacted this year.

INDIA – Baloch Blamed Pakistan To Commit ‘Systematic Genocide ‘, Is A Breeding Ground For Terrorism

“Pakistan is a breeding ground for terrorism. Pakistan not only commits the systematic genocide of the Baloch people but is also engaged in the genocide of our Sindhi brothers, the Pashtuns. It’s also a danger to the world because it’s a rogue state, there’s no law, there’s no justice, “Baloch informed ANI. Calling Islamabad, a ‘rogue state’ with no law and no justice, the Baloch HRC Secretary said, “We have endured a lot. Our socio-cultural and economic rights have been rejected. Balochistan has been plundered. Our resources have been looted. Balochistan is wealthy in minerals and natural resources, yet individuals are suffering. Along with Samad, many other activists have also called for Islamabad to commit human rights violations against religious minorities.

INDIA – Lawyers In Maharashtra Boycott Work To Protest Chief Justice Tahilramani’s Transfer

Approximately 2,000 advocates in Latur district of Maharashtra will boycott court proceedings on Friday (September 13, 2019) to protest the transfer of Chief Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani from the High Court of Madras to the High Court of Meghalaya. Tahilramani comes from Latur in the Marathwada region.  Justice Tahilramani tendered her resignation to the Chief Justice of India last week after the collegium refused to reconsider its decision. Her resignation is yet to be accepted or denied. The advocates seek to appeal to the Supreme Court Collegium to reconsider its decision, together with a simultaneous appeal to Chief Justice Tahilramani, to withdraw her resignation.

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Princess Handed Down A Suspended Prison Sentence Of 10 Months For Beating An Employee In Paris

King’s Daughter of Saudi Arabia was complicit in beating and abducting a worker briefly in her luxury flat in Paris, a French court ruled on Thursday, sentencing the princess to a suspended prison sentence of 10 months. Following the judgment, Princess Hassa bint Salman’s French lawyer said most of the statements made by worker Ashraf Eid were incorrect and that an appeal would be lodged. The princess, 43 years old, daughter of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has constantly denied her lawyers any wrongdoing. She wasn’t in court for the verdict.

INDIA – Modi Government Misusing People’s Mandate, Sonia Gandhi Says At The AICC Meeting

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of “abusing the 2019 mandate in the most dangerous way,” Congress President Sonia Gandhi called on her colleagues on Thursday to hit the streets on people’s issues as “attacking or being violent on social media” was not enough. Both Ms Gandhi and Dr Singh produced these comments at a conference of top party officials from across the nation to discuss plans for the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, to undertake a broad membership drive and to train party employees in the ideology of the Congress. Following Ms Gandhi’s call, the Congress Party announced that it would have national agitation over economic slowdown between October 15 and 25.

INDIA – DUSU Election 2019: Delhi HC Shall Issue A Notice To The University, Seeks A Response On Rejected Nominations

As the vote for the Delhi University Students ‘ Union Election 2019 began, news of the Delhi High Court’s notice to the University has also come to the fore. The High Court sent a notice to the University of Delhi asking for its response on a plea alleging that the applicants were not permitted to file nominations to the DUSU Polls 2019. Three students from Indian Student Federation (SFI) filed petitions in the High Court of Delhi challenging the refusal of the University’s nomination papers to the students ‘ union elections.

USA – The Supreme Court Enables Trump’s Administration To Limit Asylum Seekers Who Have Not Sought Shelter Elsewhere

The Supreme Court permitted the Trump administration Wednesday to enforce its policy to deny asylum to migrants on the southern border who have not sought protection from another nation on the way. The short-order indicated a more liberal perspective of the justices ‘ attempts to limit asylum seekers, while legal challenges work through the courts. In December, they refused to allow the administration to deny asylum in places other than official ports of entry. The Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor disagreed with the short order. No other judges have announced their votes.

INDIA – Bombay HC Seeks Probe Status Of A Man Missing After ‘Custodial Torture’

State what investigation has been made on a complaint filed by a relative of a man who has gone missing after allegations of torture by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the High Court of Bombay has directed the Pant Nagar Police in Ghatkopar. Justices Indrajit Mahanty and Nitin Suryawanshi heard the habeas corpus petition from Ajitsingh, who said that his nephew, Nilesh Singh Rajawat, had left for the DRI office on 5 September.and was later untraceable. Rao said he discovered a letter from Rajawat that disclosed that he was subject to gross inhuman torture in the hands of DRI officers and resulting humiliation and pain and that he could commit suicide.

INDIA – High Court Of Bombay Clerk Admit Card 2019 And Exam Date Released 

Bombay High Court published the Clerk’s, Admission Card. You can download the Bombay High Court Call Letter from the MahaOnline website for qualified and shortlisted applicants. The applicants shortlisted will be needed to log in by submitting their User Name and Password. A total of 640 candidates are nominated for the examination. Bombay High Court Clerk Exam is planned to take place at 02.00 p.m. on 22 September 2019. Bombay High Court written exam is an objective type test with multiple-choice questions from Marathi, English, GK, General Intelligence, Arithmetic, and Computer. The length of the screening test is 1 hour. Applicants can check all the information of the Bombay High Court Clerk exam on the call letter.

INDIA – Bombay High Court Dismisses The Plea Of The US Citizen Against Deportation From India

The High Court of Bombay dismissed a petition filed by a 29-year-old US national against his deportation from India, stating that he was not an “innocent victim” and violated the conditions of his visa. The petitioner, Joshua Sadagursky, attempted to quash and set aside a notice given to him on May 2018, ordering him to be deported to the United States. He also sought the reimbursement of USD 2,000 spent by him to purchase a ticket back to the United States after his deportation. A Division of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and G S Patel, while dismissing their petition on Monday, observed that there were numerous violations of the visa conditions and that Sadagursky had twice overstayed in India in the past.

INDIA – Madras HC Queries Why No Police Station In The Market Of Koyambedu?

There is no full-fledged police station in the market area of Chennai Koyambedu where many crimes are said to have been committed every day, the High Court of Madras has suo motu implored the State Home Secretary, DGP and the Police Commissioner, Chennai, as parties (respondents) in an appeal pertaining to the Koyambedu vegetable market and submitted three queries to them. A Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and P. Velmurugan suo motu appealed to the three top authorities as party respondents to the appeal submitted by the Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex, Periyar Kaikari Angadi Anaithu Sangankalin Kootamaipu, which challenged the allocation of stores through auction/tender for the vegetable market phase I in Koyambedu. The bench said that special government pleader J. Pothiraj takes notice on behalf of the newly-implemented respondents and undertakes to obtain the information of the three queries.

CANADA – Campaigns Begin, Politicians Are Addressing Quebec’s Religious Symbols Law

As Canada’s federal election campaign begins, the leaders of the country’s three main parties were asked to consider a contentious Quebec bill that prevents certain public employees from carrying religious symbols at work. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party, Conservative Andrew Scheer and New Democratic Party (NDP) Jagmeet Singh each spoke about Bill 21 on Wednesday, the first day of an election campaign. Provincial legislation prevents some public sector employees, including educators and lawyers, from donning religious symbols at work in Quebec, the French-speaking province in Eastern Canada.

INDIA – Gujarat HC Refuses To Grant Relief To The Law Aspirant Seeking EWS Benefit

The High Court of Gujarat has refused to take up the complaint filed by the Law  aspirant, who asserted that although he falls within the category of Economically Weaker Section (EWS), he could not take advantage of the benefits given to the same for obtaining admission to the Gujarat National Law University through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The candidate asserted that he had applied for CLAT on 21 February, following notification by the State Government of the constitutional amendment concerning the EWS quota on 23 January. The Division of Justice SR Brahmbhatt and Justice AP Thaker, while rejecting the plea filed by the student, clarified that it could not grant him any relief at this stage as it would amount to providing a “special corridor or a passage” not contained in the scheme of admission test.

UNITED KINGDOM – $53 Million UK Law Building Is Accessible To Students

Law students at the University of Kentucky now have a new place to call home. According to the College of Law website,  approximately $53 million UK College of Law Building, situated next to Memorial Hall and under renovation since the summer of 2017, is open. “Building is state-of-the-art, but we have such a powerful bond between professors, employees and students, and it continues to strengthen our ability to work together in one place,” said Law Student Third Year and Student Bar Association President Chyna Hibbitts. Classes from the old law house were temporarily moved to nearby structures such as the Lexington Seminary Building, the Memorial Hall and the Gatton College of Business and Economics during that time.

INDIA – A Woman Teacher Gets Relief From Punjab And Haryana High Court, After Been Transferred Because of Estranged Husband’s Complaint

A High Court of Punjab and Haryana had delayed the transfer of a female teacher to Haryana College after the State Higher Education Department had allegedly moved her after her estranged spouse had made allegations about her character. Surprised by the decision of the Haryana Higher Education Directorate to change the female teacher in the conditions, the High Court also voiced concern by noting orally that “the department has no power to issue a certificate of character to someone.” Justice Amit Rawal of the HC passed these orders while hearing a petition filed by the professor, currently serving as an associate professor at the state-run college in Bahadurgarh City, Jhajjar District. The FIR has been recorded against her husband, and his anticipatory bail has been dismissed.

FRANCE – Paris Court Ruled Against Company After Employee Dies During Sex On Business Trip

The Paris court held that his death was an industrial accident and that his family was entitled to compensation. The company asserted that the man did not perform professional duties when he joined a guest in his hotel room. But under French law, the employer is responsible for any incident that occurs during a business trip, the judges said. The man named Xavier X worked as an engineer for TSO, a rail service company based near Paris. He died in a hotel during a trip to central France in 2013, as an outcome of what the employer called an “extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger.”

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