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INDIA – Chief Of BCCI ACU Calls For Match-Fixing Laws, Legalized Betting To Combat Corruption

On Tuesday (September 17, 2019), BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat recommended a match-fixing law to tackle corruption in Indian cricket concerning betting legalization. In an interview with PTI, Shekhawat, who was the Police Director General in Rajasthan before taking over the Anti-Corruption Unit of BCCI in April 2018, gave his suggestions. This was after 12 cricketers in the last year, including national and international, reported corrupt approaches, the Tamil Nadu Premier League went under scanner for suspicious activity, and a female cricketer stated a bookie approach. Last year, India’s Law Commission articulated the need for match-fixing to be a criminal offence, as it is in England and Australia.

INDIA – Madras HC Is Threatened With Bombing, Security Tightened

Madras ‘ High Court got an unknown threat of bombing in the form of a letter, after which the town police enhanced security in and around the courthouse. An official announcement from the city police verified that security had been stepped up inside the high court campus to guarantee foolproof safety. “All advocates, even in advocate dress code, are required by security police staff to create their identification card on demand. Vehicles are also subject to safety inspection,” read the circular by High Court Security, Additional Deputy Police Commissioner.

INDIA – A Group Of Lawyers Urges SC Collegium To Disclose Reasons For The Transfer Of Judges Of The High Court

On Tuesday (September 17, 2019) Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms condemned the collegium’s decision not to reveal why it recommended that Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani be transferred to the Meghalaya High Court. Tahilramani had resigned last week after her application for the transfer to be reconsidered was dismissed by the collegium. The Supreme Court had released a declaration on September 12 after the transfer was criticized, stating that each transfer recommendation “was made for cogent purposes” with due process “in the interest of better administration of justice.”

INDIA – Law Of Triple Talaq Enters The Curricula Of Bareilly University And Calls For More University To Adopt

Days after UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged academic institutions to educate students about the ‘ triple talaq ‘ Bill and empowerment of women, the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University in Bareilly introduced a course on the topic for their law students. Head of Law Department n the University Amit Singh said the syllabus had been revised to include Muslim Women (Marriage Rights Protection) Bill 2019 from September 11, in perhaps the “first” move of any university following CM Adityanath’s Teachers ‘ Day appeal calling for the path-breaking legislation to become part of the curricula in government institutions. Farhat Naqvi, whose NGO commonly takes up ‘ triple talaq ‘ cases, hoped that other universities would follow suit and assist in raising awareness, particularly among female students, added that females in Uttar Pradesh were getting instantly ‘ triple talaq, ‘ even ‘ by SMS. ‘

USA – The Food Delivery Industry Of California Bold New State Law to Massively Reshape State

During the legislative session of the state, the California Senate enacted Assembly Bill 5, indicating a severe change in the gig economy workers ‘ employment status. Restaurant delivery drivers for services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates, formerly categorized as independent contractors, will quickly be appointed as official staff, improving their labour rights and access to items such as more competitive pay and healthcare. The change is praised by labour rights activists as a success, but others argue it will come with a cost.AB 5 awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, but its passage is considered inevitable as Newsom had previously penned its support in an op-ed for Sacramento Bee.  If it is indeed signed, it would mean that, starting on January 1, 2020,

INDIA – A Big Business Plan, Apple Coming To India, Claims Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that on the Indian market, all electronics businesses are bullish and Apple’s iPhone manufacturer will come to the country with big business plans. Prasad said mobile factories in India rose from 2 to 268 during his reign, including component manufacturers for handsets. The minister said on Monday, he had a full-day meeting with global and Indian electronics industry chief executives officers. “All about India are gung-ho. Even Apple will come in a big way to India. Samsung is here. My focus now is on strategic electronics, electronics for defence and medical electronics. I would urge industry leaders to see this as a promising growth area, “Prasad said at an AIMA event.

USA -New requirements for public disclosure will increase the transparency of product cleaning ingredients

Growing government demand for market-wide ingredient transparency is prompting regulators to require producers and distributors to communicate the components openly in everything from personal care and baby products to cosmetics and cleaning products. January, to comply with a new ingredient disclosure law in California, cleaning product companies will have to post their product ingredients online for the first time. As the leading organization, Green Seal has always required producers to fully reveal their product ingredients to us to qualify for accreditation. To assist both buyers and companies get the most out of the new transparency law on ingredients, we recently introduced Formula Facts, an ingredient labelling program that makes clear, precise and meaningful ingredient communications easier for major manufacturers.

INDIA – Bombay HC Job 2019 Check How To Apply For Positions Of Law Clerk

Bombay High Court invites applications for the contractual hiring of the Law Clerk for the headquarters of the Bombay High Court and its branches in the office of Nagpur and Aurangabad. Candidates wishing to apply for the Bombay High Court Law Officer’s position should send applications together with other required papers to the Registrar (Personnel), High Court, Appellate Side, Bombay, 5th floor, New Mantralaya Building, G. T. HospitalCompound, Behind Ashoka Shopping Centre, Near Crowford Market, L.T. Marg, Mumbai400 001 “by 1 October 2019 at 5 p.m. by Speed Post / R.P.A at the latest. They must have a basic understanding of computers/laptops and software related to the situation in the field of law to qualify for the work applicants applying. Bombay High Court will hire 52 law clerk Posts, candidates. The applicant applying for the post must be in the 21-30 year age group.

INDIA – Delhi HC Removed The Stay After The Results Were Released On JNUSU Election

On Tuesday (September 17, 2019), the Delhi High Court lifted the stay on the release of outcomes from union elections for students at Jawaharlal Nehru University. The court pulled up the petitioner stating the stay was ordered on the grounds of his plea, but the information provided in the same was not valid. The court further stated that the petitioner or any other person may contact the Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC) if they have problems with the student body elections. The GRC can be approached by the norms, according to the court, and the body will decide on the allegations made in a plea. The JNU election committee, in particular, claimed that the student union elections were performed under the Lyngdoh committee’s guidelines.

CANADA – ‘ Birth Tourism ‘ Has Risen Rapidly In Canada; Has Risen By 13% In A Year

The reputation of Canada as a birth tourism hotspot is proliferating, with new information reporting an increase of 13% over a year. In a telephone interview with CTV News, Andrew Griffith, a fellow at the Environics Institute and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, said it is rising quicker than immigration rates, quicker than Canada’s general population. Birth tourism is the practice whereby children are born to non-residents in Canada so that they can obtain instant citizenship without standard immigration procedures. As part of his research, Griffith carefully follows the phenomenon.

INDIA – GrabOnRent losses Trademark Infringement Case Over GrabOn In Delhi High Court Decree

GrabOn, the market leader in coupons and daily deals, comes victorious in a trademark infringement suit filed against the rental platform GrabOnRent before Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. GrabOn identified its infringer and filed a lawsuit at the Delhi High Court against GrabOnRent on the basis that it misused the goodwill of the former and caused confusion because of the deceptively comparable brand names. New users are often confused between ‘ GrabOn ‘ and ‘ GrabOnRent ‘ names, leading in incorrect address client reviews, feedback, and queries. GrabOnRent has entered into a settlement with GrabOn and has agreed to refrain from selling, advertising or dealing in goods or services under the marks ‘ GrabOnRent, ‘ ‘ GrabOn ‘ or similar trademark and domain name within the timeframe agreed upon. The settlement that came before the Mediation and Conciliation Center of the Delhi High Court was declared in favour of GrabOn by the Delhi High Court.

INDIA – A Supreme Court Connection In Harish Salve’s Diagnosis Of Economic Slowdown

Harish Salve, one of India’s top lawyers, said that the Supreme Court is responsible for the current economic slowdown in India and that it began in 2012 with the high court judgment in the 2 G spectrum case. Harish Salve made the comments in an interview with senior lawyer Indira Jaising. In 2012 February, the Supreme Court had cancelled 122 spectrum and given licenses to eight firms, stating that the entire method was “illegal.” Salve emerged in the situation for some of the 11 telecommunications companies.

FRANCE – France To Abolish The Law Requiring Drivers To Always Carry Alcohol Breathalyzer In Their Vehicles

It has been decided that a law requiring all drivers in France to maintain at least one disposable breathalyzer kit in the vehicle at all times should be scrapped. The controversial rule, first implemented on March 2013, meant that all Britons in their cars crossing the Channel were legally forced to have one of the breathalyzers with them. But the confusing stipulation is set to be dropped by the French government as a result of adopting a new law on transportation and mobility that discards the kits requirement.

INDIA – Ayodhya Case: SC Asks Lawyers To Intimate Tentative Time Schedule To Complete Arguments

In the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid property dispute case, the Supreme Court requested the counsel for both Hindu and Muslim sides to inform them of the tentative “time schedule” for concluding their arguments. The moment the 5-judge Constitutional bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, reassembled on the 25th day of the hearing in the afternoon, asked senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for Muslim parties, about the time schedule for the conclusion of arguments, saying that it would allow him to know the time left to write the judgment. On November 17, this year, the CJI, which would demit office, told Dhavan to sit with his associates and inform the apex court of the number of days they would take to conclude the arguments. The bench, which also included judges S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer, also requested Dhavan to consult other lawyers. The senior lawyer then said the tribunal could consider on this Friday giving him a mid-week break. The bench said he might take the break, but on Friday, the other Muslim counsel may advance submissions.

INDIA – Ex-Kolkata Chief Of Police Rajeev Kumar Moves District Sessions Court Seeking Anticipatory Bail

After a special court refused to hear his Tuesday’s plea, former head of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar moved Barasat District Sessions Court in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case for anticipatory bail. District Sessions In the post-lunch session, Judge S Rashidi is likely to hear Kumar’s prayer. One of the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) lawyers present in court said the agency would reject the anticipatory bail request from Kumar. Kumar’s lawyers moved the prayer before the sessions judge after the district special tribunal, charged with criminal proceedings against MPs and MLAs, refused to hear the petition this morning, claiming it had no jurisdiction to hear anticipatory bail requests.

INDIA – Bhimrao Naik, Former Judge Of The Bombay HC

Bhimrao Naik, former high court judge of Bombay, passed away on Monday in Mumbai. He was seventy-nine. Before resigning in 1992, he was a judge for two years and went on to practice at the Supreme Court. He was regarded to be the king of cooperative law in the state, and another unknown fact is that he trained many lawyers who became HC judges and former Goa general advocate. He was brilliant and kind-hearted, as news spread said by many lawyers. His juniors also remembered how helpful he was to them.

INDIA – Bombay HC Said Gutka Storing doesn’t Amount To Poisoning 

Mere storage of gutka for a contemplated sale does not constitute an offence under Section 328 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to harm a person by administering or causing a person to take poison or intoxicating substance, the Bombay High Court said while quashing a first report (FIR) against two Mumbai men. In March, police station Samata Nagar had reserved two inhabitants of Kandivli, Anand Chaurasia, and Vijay Chaurasia, for illegal storage of gutka, a flavored tobacco mix, areca nut other ingredients. The FIR was for offences involving storage of hazardous foods under the Food Safety and Standards Act as well as IPC offences under sections 328 and 188 for disobeying government servants ‘ orders.

INDIA – SC Appoints Akil Kureshi As Chief Justice Of The Madhya Pradesh HC; The Decision Made After The SC Directives

Monday Supreme Court said the Collegium took a ruling on the elevation of Justice Akil Kureshi as the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s chief justice. A bench led by India’s Chief Justice (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said the Collegium’s judgment will shortly be uploaded to the website of the apex court. On August 28, the apex court stated that it had obtained a communication from the Ministry of Law and Justice on the recommendation of the Collegium for the elevation of Justice Kureshi. The petition, submitted by the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA), stated the Center had not notified the name of Justice Kureshi even after his name was recommended by the Collegium on May 10.

INDIA – In 1991, Punjab And Haryana HC Finds Policemen Firing Excessive Force, Killing 8 Mill Worker

A Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) ruled that the cops had used excessive force almost 28 years after eight people were murdered in police firing on striking cotton mill workers in Punjab’s Abohar. Holding the state government vicariously liable for its officials ‘ negligent act, the high court ordered Punjab to pay Rs 15,36,000 (various amounts) to the families of six workers killed in the firing. HC also directed the state to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation each in the same incident to the parents of two young children murdered. HC also directed the state to pay Rs 1,08,000 each to 17 workers injured in the event. All of this compensation amount of Rs 37,72,000 must be paid by the state along with interest of 9% per annum from the date of the incident — October 25, 1991.

 

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