India: Data Protection: Government To Adopt Global Deterrent Penalty On Entities, IT Secretary Says
The Electronics and IT Secretary Ajay, Prakash Sawhney on Wednesday said the government is considering an adoption of global deterrent penalty on entities in view of the much-talked-about data security. Sawhney noted that the data protection law would be applicable to both government and the private sector. Sawhney made this known at the India Data Leadership Summit which took place on Wednesday.
India: CJI To Launch Website Where Citizens Can Book A One-Hour Tour Of The Supreme Court
For decades, the Supreme Court complex has been a place where landmark judgments are delivered. But the newly appointed Chief Justice Of India, Ranjan Gogoi will on Thursday make history by launching a website where Indians can book a date to tour the Supreme Court complex. According to the details of the program, the tour would be guided and it would be done only on Saturdays when there are no Court proceedings.
US: US Urges Pakistani Government To Ban Radical Religious Groups
The United States government on Wednesday urged its Pakistan counterpart to immediately enact laws that would ban religious radical groups. According to sources in the Pentagon, the government’s request is a sequel to the action of the Pakistan government. Last week, the Pakistani Government had lifted a ban it imposed on Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation. The US government had already declared the two groups as terror Organizations.
India: India Globalization Capital: Schall Law Firm Investigates Investors’ Claims
A law firm reputed in the business area of shareholders rights, Schall Law Firm on Wednesday announced that it has started investigative claims on behalf of shareholders of Indian Globalisation Capital in view of the fact that there were violations of the Securities Exchange Act, 1934 which was promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States. The move by the Law firm was informed due to the delisting process started by the New York Stock Exchange to delist the stocks of Indian Globalisation Capital. The firm advised affected investors to contact it via firstname.lastname@example.org.
India: Furnish Us With The Details Of The Rafale Aircraft Deal, SC Tells Centre
The Supreme Court bench led by the CJI, Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday directed the Central government to furnish it with the details of the Rafale Fighter Jet transactions within 10 days. The court also directed the government to name its partners in the controversial $8.7 billion deal. Recall that the deal has been a subject of controversy since the Modi administration came to power. The government had scrapped the deal which was signed under the previous government.
Canada: Witchcraft Law: Pretend To Be A Witch And Go To Jail
These are not the best of times for those who pretend to be witches. According to the Canadian witchcraft law, offenders risk a jail term. Recently, two women from Ontario were arrested for pretending to be witches. They ran a home where they purportedly protect people from evil spirits. However, if your witchcraft is real, you have nothing to fear. Legal experts have called on the Canadian government to review the witchcraft laws.
India: Madras HC Stays Online Sale of Medicine Suit
The Madras High Court bench presided over by Justice R Mahadevan on Wednesday stayed the online sale of drugs and medicines lawsuit. The court decision was sequeled to the appeal brought before it by a reputable drug dealer based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chemists & Druggists Association. The association had pleaded the court to block websites that advertise the sale of drugs and medicines online. The case was adjourned to November 9 after the court mandated the Centre to file counter.
India: SC Collegium Recommends The Appointment Of High Courts Chief Judges
The Supreme Court collegium headed by the CJI on Wednesday recommended to the Government the appointment of Chief Judges to some select High Courts in the country. Those that are to be appointed are Justices Govind Mathur and S K Seth for the Allahabad High Court and Madhya Pradesh High Court respectively. Others are Justices A P Sahi and Sanjay Karol for the High Courts in Patna and Tripura respectively.
UK: Security Minister Warns Public Schools, Football Clubs, Others To Report Financial Malfeasance
The United Kingdom Security Minister, Ben Wallace on Wednesday warned public schools, football clubs, and other organizations to report irregularities in their various organizations, other they risk sanctions. Wallace gave the warning during an interview with some select journalists. Wallace asserted that the present government was against corruption and form of financial malfeasances. He charged members of the public to always report irregularities.
India: SC Stays Delhi HC Verdict On Paid News By Politicians
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the decision of the Delhi High Court with respect to a paid news lawsuit brought before it by the Election Commission (EC). The Delhi High Court bench had earlier struck out the suit filed by the EC, asserting that the EC had no power to regulate the menace of paid news. The EC proceeded to the Supreme Court to file an appeal. The Election Commission had contended that paid news by Politicians was not a free speech
India: Bombay HC Directs Mumbai Police To File An Affidavit In A Breach Of Noise Pollution Lawsuit
The Bombay High Court bench presided over by Justices A S Oka and M S Sonak on Wednesday directed the Mumbai police command to file an affidavit in response to a lawsuit filed by Awaaz Foundation seeking the control of noise during festivals. The petitioner contended that the High Court had earlier passed judgement in 2016 for the implementation of the Noise Pollution (Regulations and Control) Rules, 2000.
UK: Abusive Communication: A Report Suggests A Reform Of The Existing Law
A report published on Wednesday by the Law Commission of UK suggested a holistic reform of the existing law on online communication. According to the report, online communication law has failed to protect victims from online abuse like Pornographic content. The report suggested that security agencies need to create more awareness so that victims can come forward to report cases of abuse.
Australia: Supreme Court Decision On “Squatting Law” Draws Public Opprobrium
The Australian Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a judgment leveraging squatting law to hand over a property to a property developer who had been in charge of the building since 1998. The decision of the court did not go down well with members of the public in NSW. According to a group of residents, the court decision was not in tandem with modern-day reality. A property law expert, Professor Cathy Sherry told pressmen on Wednesday that the “squatting Law” is an old property law. Sherry called on the government to review the law in view of modern-day reality.