India: Global Tech Firms To Write India’s IT Minister Over The Proposed Data Law
Global tech firms on Wednesday agreed to jointly write a protest letter to the Indian Minister of Information Technology over the proposed data law. Facebook, MasterCard, PayPal said the implementation of the data law would affect their business models and investments, as well as increase their infrastructure and compliance costs. Recall that a government panel had in July recommended that users’ personal information should be processed in the country, hence presented a bill to that effect.
India: Instant Triple Talaq Ordinance: AIMPLB To File A Lawsuit Against Government
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Wednesday expressed readiness to sue the Union government if it makes triple talaq ordinance a punishable offense. This was made known by the board’s Spokesperson who doubles as the secretary, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani in a press release. Khalid asserted that the government’s decision is undemocratic since it has not been able to pass the Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill 2017.
Ireland: Extradition: Cooperate With The UK, EU Judges Tell Irish Courts
Some European Union judges on Wednesday told the courts in Ireland to cooperate with the United Kingdom on the extradition of some suspected criminals due to Brexit. The report has it that over 20 suspected criminals based in Ireland are wanted in the UK, but the suspects are resisting the move to be extradited to the UK citing non-protection of their community rights once the UK departs from the EU.
India: AgustaWestland Chopper Deal Scandal: Dubai Court’s Ruling Favours Christian Michel
The extradition ruling of a Dubai court on Wednesday favored Christian Michel, the middleman suspected to be involved in the AgustaWestland chopper deal scandal. Indian Probe agencies are yet to receive a certified true copy of the Dubai court’s ruling. Analysts asserted that the extradition ruling is an affront on the Indian government since it has been pursuing the case so doggedly. The Dubai court had strongly opposed the plea by Michael.
India: Bhima-Koregaon Violence: SC Examines Evidence Against Arrested Activists
The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar, and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday examined the evidence brought before it by the Pune police officers which sought to support why the five arrested activists should not be discharged and acquitted in connection to last January violence in Bhima-Koregaon. The arrested activists are P Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, and Vernon Gonsalves.
Canada: Medical Assistance Legislation: Woman Chooses Medically Assisted Death
Women with a stage four breast cancer, aged 57, on Wednesday, said she preferred the medically assisted death on the grounds that if she loses her sense doctors may deny her the procedure. The medically assisted death legislation in Canada was enacted on the 17th of June 2016. As of December 2017, the country has recorded over 3,714 medically assisted death. The law was crafted for those that are suffering serious illnesses and those that their health is seriously declining, among other categories of persons.
India: Delhi High Court Queries AAP Government Over Illegal Pathological Labs And Clinics
The Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao on Wednesday asked the state government to explain to it why there were illegal pathological clinics and labs spread across the state, saying the issue is dangerous to the overall well-being of residents. The court ordered the state authorities to find the last solution to control such entities since there were no specific laws to that effect. The court also directed the state authorities to inspect the entities with a view to finding out the operators.
India: GSTA Sues AAP Government Over Aadhaar And Voters’ ID Details
The Government School Teachers Association on Wednesday sued the AAP Government through a PIL at the Delhi High Court over the circular issued by the Directorate of Education requesting students voters’ ID and Aadhaar details in all schools to be submitted by September 21. The circular also requested for the same details from students’ parents and siblings. The court bench of Justices V K Rao and
Rajendra Menon has approved the listing of the case to heard on Thursday.
US: Sexual Abuse Lawsuit: AG, Lawmakers Consider Giving Victim Another Chance
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania State Josh Shapiro and several state legislators have expressed readiness to consider giving underage sexual abuse victim another opportunity of filing a legal suit against the offenders. Shapiro announced during a news conference that he supports the move, calling on other lawmakers to see merit in the issue with a view to approving the recommendations of the grand jury.
India: Bombay Court Orders ICDS’s Benefits For Kids Without Aadhaar Card
The Bombay high court bench of justices Abhay Oka and Mahesh Sonak on Wednesday directed that any child in Maharashtra without Aadhaar should be allowed to benefit from the Integrated Child Development Scheme. The court took the decision after hearing a PIL instituted by workers’ union under the aegis of Maharashtra Rajya Anganwadi Karmachari Sangh. Last year September, the Women, and Child Development Department had issued a circular mandating ICDS to disallowed children without Aadhaar from benefiting from the scheme.
India: Alleged Insult On Hindu Religion: Bombay HC Says Indians Lack Sense Of Humor
The Bombay High Court bench of Aurangabad on Wednesday asserted that currently, the sense of humor in India has dropped to a shocking level. The bench made this remark after hearing a lawsuit instituted by Ganesh Pensalwar, a resident of Nanded, against Ashok Deshmukh for allegedly insulting the Hindu religion. The petitioner had argued that the Facebook post of the defendant was offensive.
Australia: Senate Committee Calls For A Workforce Agency
A committee in the Australian Senate on Wednesday called for the establishment of a government agency which would coordinate the gig economy in the country’s workforce. The committee said the agency would be regarded as the Future of Work Commission. The Commission would be saddled with the responsibility of developing Policies that would protect workers that are at high-risks.
Bangladesh: Digital Security Act: Government Passes Bill Despite Massive Protest
Despite massive protest across the country by journalists, members of parliament in Bangladesh on Wednesday unanimously voted in support of a controversial bill tagged digital security act. Journalists were protested that the bill would curb their freedom in the country. According to the Spokesperson of the parliamentary, the new law will impose a jail term on any journalist who reports false news or record government officials secretly with the aid of a digital device.
France: Parliament Opposes The Ban On Glyphosate
Parliamentarians in the French assembly for the second time within a year on Wednesday voted massively against the ban on the use of glyphosate in the country. The French president, Emmanuel Macron has recently supported the ban of the product, but the action of the lawmakers means the product would be in circulation for another three years. The French Minister of Agriculture asserted that the government is making effort to get an alternative product before 2021.