India: Payment Companies To Store Users’ Transaction Data Within India, As Law Takes Effect
Payment companies will henceforth begin the process of storing users’ transaction data on computer systems located in India, according to a new law which took effect on Tuesday. The law was enacted by the banking sector regulator, the Reserve Bank of India in April. RBI’s intention is to seamlessly monitor the data of Indian users without restriction. However, as of press time, there were indications that payment giants like MasterCard, American Express, and Visa have violated the new law. However, the RBI has not sanctioned them yet.
India: Police Disperses Protesting Devotees At The Sabarimala Temple
Ahead of the opening of the Sabarimala temple located in Kerala Wednesday evening, protesting devotees had gathered at the entrance of the temple in the early hours of Wednesday morning to prevent women of menstruating age to access the temple to offer prayers. “Police had to apply force to disperse the protesting devotees”, a resident said. Recall that last month, the apex court had ruled that women between 10 to 50 years old should be allowed entrance to the temple to offer prayers.
Ireland: A Mother Vows To Continue Campaign On Anti-Cyber Bullying Laws
A woman on Tuesday vowed to continue campaigning in order for the government to enact anti-cyberbullying laws. The woman’s daughter named Nicole, 21, had committed suicide in January over several years of constant online harassment, abuse, and threats. According to the woman, those who bullied her late daughter were using fake Facebook accounts to threaten her.
India: Police In Six Cities Will Begin The Videography Of Crime Scene, Central Government Tells Apex Court
The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the police command in six cities will begin the videography of the scenes where crimes are committed. The six cities are Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh. Recall that in April, the apex court had ordered the Centre to commence the process of digitalizing criminal investigation in order to strengthen the country’s rule of law. The first police station to kick-start the process is the Gujarat Police. They have set up a server which is connected to a mobile app dubbed “mobile pocket cop”.
India: Sawai Man Singh’s Tax Return Should Be Treated As HUF, Delhi HC Rules
Over 48 years after the death of Sawai Man Singh, the late Maharaja, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that the tax returns filed by the deceased should be considered as a HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) rather than an individual tax return. The court had to put the issue to rest after the case has been pending in the court for over 37 years. Recall that after the death of Sawai Man Singh, tax department had claimed that his tax returns were filed as an individual, but his family lawyers asserted that it was filed as a HUF.
Egypt: Amnesty International Report Shows That Egyptian Security Forces Use APC Supplied By France
A report of Amnesty International on Tuesday showed that security forces in Egypt applied the Armoured Personnel Carriers that were supplied by France to violently disperse protesters. The report condemned the French government for supplying its Egyptian counterpart equipment that was capable of destroying lives. The report was based on several video footages showing how security agencies were using APC to brutalize protesters. The video is currently trending on the internet.
India: Investigation Into The Role Played By Sajjan Kumar Is Tainted, CBI Tells Delhi HC
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday told a bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Justices Vinod Goel and S Muralidhar that the investigation into the alleged role played by Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 riot case was tainted. CBI also posited that the agency had done everything within its power to favor the Congress leader has kept the case in “hibernation,” to allow the people involved to settle the case. CBI made this remark through its advocate, RS Cheema.
India: Electric Bus Contract: Bombay HC Quashes BEST’s Notice Terminating Contract
The Bombay High Court bench consisting of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni on Tuesday quashed a notice issued by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking on August 30 terminating the electric bus contract which its entered with Olectra Greentec with a view to supplying 40 electric buses. The court gave the ruling after hearing a suit instituted by Olectra Greentec based in Hyderabad. Recall that BEST had awarded the contract in February and as of June, the petitioner had produced over 24 vehicles.
US: Immigration: Legal Battle Flares Up At The San Diego Court Room
The lawsuits between the President Donald Trump administration and immigration lawyers have dragged down to the San Diego courtroom. The administration of President Donald Trump had introduced immigration policies that saw the separation of several families that were caught at the US-Mexico borders. On Tuesday, the two sides struggled to wrap up the case in the court. Recall that a court had ordered the government to unite the over 2,600 families that were separated.
India: Wildlife Activist Moves Bombay HC To Stop The Killing Of A Tigress
A wildlife activist, Jerry A Banait who is also a medico on Tuesday said his public interest litigation against the plan to kill a tigress, known as T1 has been admitted by the bench of the Bombay High Court led by Justice B P Dharmadhikari. Banait had moved the court to intervene in the plans to terminate the life of a ‘man-eater’ tigress by the Forest Department. Banait contended that the department should instead capture the tigress alive based on September 11 ruling of the apex court. The court has scheduled October 19 to hear the PIL.
India: Police To Monitor Pet Shops Over Compliance On Animal Rights
In a bid to ensure total compliance by pet shop owners with a recently notified law, Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Rules, 2018, the state police have begun surveillance on pet shops. A Director in the Ministry of Environment had last month notified the new rules. With the rules, police will now gather information on the total number of animals traded, given away, bartered, sold, exhibited, boarded, and died during 2017.
UK: MP’s Committee On Environment Calls For Amendment Of Dangerous Dogs Law
According to a recent report, the UK’s dangerous dog laws are no longer consistent and does not respect animal welfare. The report has it that a lot of banned dogs breeds that were executed does not actually pose health risks to members of the public. The country’s parliament through its committee on the environment on Tuesday called on the government to consider amending the country’s laws on dangerous dogs. The committee on environment made the call through its spokesperson.
Australia: Parliamentary Committee Warns Government On The New Travel Rules At Major Airports
The Australian parliament on Tuesday warned the government to tread carefully on the new travel rules the latter recently introduced. The parliament gave the warning during a public hearing held to receive inputs from members of the public on how to amend the Australian Federal Police Act and the Crime Act. According to the parliament, the new travel law may hurt innocent Travellers. Failure to comply with the rule will cost an offender $4200
Canada: Cannabis Usage Becomes Legal On Wednesday
History has been made in Canada. On Wednesday, the country becomes the first to legalize the use of cannabis. Recalls that the current prime minister, Justin Trudeau had promised to legalize marijuana’s use if voted into office. Critics had faulted his promise saying the process would be too complex. Journalists went around the town in the early hours of the day to feel the impulse of the Canadians. Those that spoke with journalist were happy about the new development.
Germany: German Authorities Fines Audi $925 Million Over Diesel Emissions
The German Authorities on Tuesday fined the automobile giant, Audi a whopping sum of $925 million for selling vehicles which failed emissions tests. According to the reports, the German had to impose the fine in view of the fact that diesel emissions into the environment could be harmful to members of the public. The fine covered the vehicles sold between 2004 and 2018 in the EU and the US.