Legal News Shots- Today’s Most Trending Picks From Around The World

Legal News Shots- Today's Most Trending Picks From Around The World
Legal News Shots- Today's Most Trending Picks From Around The World

India: Delhi Judicial Services exam 2018: Delhi HC Issues Notice Inviting Interested Applicants For 50 Vacancies

The Delhi High Court has invited interested applicants via a notice issued on its website For those that are interested in applying for the judicial services exam 2018, the registration starts from November 22, 2018, for which the applicants should not be above 32 years. The application portal will close by December 22, 2018. The preliminary examination will kick-start by February 10, 2019. According to the details of the notification, the examination would be divided into preliminary, main, as well as viva voice stage. The application fee is INR 1000 for general category and INR 200 for SC/ST/PWD category.

The vacancies are divided below:

  • General: 40
  • SC: 7
  • ST: 3

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US: Treasury Department Sanctions Saudi Arabia Over The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The United States Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul at the Saudi consulate. The economic sanction was announced by the Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin under Executive Order 13818, which was signed by President Donald Trump last year. It would be recalled that Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents after he publicly criticized Saudi authorities.


India: Reduction Of Litigation: Law Ministry Seeks to Create Integrated Legal Division

In a bid to reduce the rate of litigation and its consequent losses, the Indian Law Ministry in a recent move sought to create an integrated legal division through a cabinet draft. According to the cabinet draft, the state is a litigant in almost 30 million cases across different courts. The draft report also showed that 54 Indian legal service officers would be deployed to different government agencies and ministries, while 57 support staff would also be deployed to assist the officers.


India: Centre Mulls Plan To Introduce Cess On Sugar In Addition To The GST Rate

If you are a sugar lover, it is time to get your axe together as that sweet taste may soon turn sour. This is because the Centre has proposed to introduce a sugar cess in addition to the already proposed 5 per cent on Goods and Services Tax (GST). It would be recalled that the GST Council had in May discussed the introduction of the sugar cess in a bid to empower sugarcane farmers who face delayed payment.


UK: CMA CEO advises homes across The UK on Consumer Law

The Chief Executive Officer of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Andrea Coscelli on Thursday advised homes across the UK on what to and not to do under the country’s Consumer Law. The advice was published as part of the Authority’s ongoing consumer protection work which was organized to look into nursing homes and residential care home where older people were been cared for. “We have taken steps against some stubborn providers that usually charge their clients upfront fees compulsorily,” Andrea Coscelli said.


India: #MeToo: Producers Guild Of India Amends By-law, Seeks Members Cooperation On The Implementation Of PoSH Law

Since the #MeToo movement started, it has rapidly gained momentum even in the film industry. On Wednesday, the Producers Guild Of India amended its by-law in order to allow members to Implement the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (PoSH), 2013. The decision to amend the by-law was unanimously taken at the Association’s Extraordinary General Meeting in Mumbai. According to the president of the Guild, Siddharth Roy Kapur, the resolution would be binding on all members, hence creating an avenue for internal complaints committee to be established which would look into the complaints of female practitioners.


India: SC Chides Delhi Government For Foot-Dragging On Provision Of New Court Rooms

The Supreme Court bench presided over by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday lambasted the Delhi State government foot-dragging in the provision of new Courtrooms. The new infrastructure would be needed when 201 existing vacancies of civil judges are filled. The court said if space the government needed, should consider the option of renting spaces. The court made this remark after perusing a report that more than 167 Courtrooms would be added to the existing complex before 2020-21. Earlier, the state’s representative, Dushyant Dave, a senior advocate told the court that state was experiencing paucity of funds since the state depends on the Centre for funds.


US: Gun Regulation: Gun Rights Groups File Law Suit To Challenge Initiative 1639

Two gun rights groups, the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment Foundation on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the state of Washington at the U.S. District Court with the intention of blocking “Initiative 1639”. The group contended that Initiative 1639 was in variance with both U.S. constitutions and that of the state of Washington. The lawsuit also joined Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, young adults, and gun dealers. No date has been fixed to hear the suit.


 India: Bombay HC Stays Pune Police Notification Against Movement Of Private Luxury Buses

The Bombay High Court bench of Justice M S Karnik on Wednesday stayed a notification that was issued by the Pune Police traffic control division against the movement of private luxury buses. The notification was said to be issued by the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the division. A travel company based in Pune, Konduskar Travels Pvt Limited had moved the court seeking the court’s intervention for the police to reverse the notification. The single-bench after hearing the petitioner’s plea stayed the defendant’s notification till November 26. The notification had restricted the movement of private luxury buses in certain routes and time.


India: Consider The Plea Of Farooq Motorwala For Parole Afresh, Bombay HC Tells Maharashtra Government

The Bombay high court bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre on Thursday directed the Maharashtra state government to consider the parole plea made by the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, Farooq Motorwala afresh. The court struck out the state’s order rejecting the parole plea of the convict. The state had relied on its 2016 rules to reject the application filed by Motorwala.


Canada: Saskatchewan’s Seizure of Criminal Property Act Shouldn’t Worry Criminals Alone, Lawyer Says

A constitutional lawyer from the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Derek From on Thursday asserted that the Seizure of Criminal Property Act which was enacted by the Saskatchewan government should worry everybody and not just criminals alone. Derek further stated that the Act was originally framed to compensate victims of crime and to also remove properties from the hands of criminals. Derek called on members of the public to ensure the government implements the law as the framers had envisaged.


India: TNPSC Scam Case: Madras HC Rejects Plea Filed By Police Seeking The Cancellation Of Bail Granted To The Director Of Apollo Study Centre

The Madras High Court bench presided over by Justice G K Ilanthiraiyan on Thursday rejected the plea filed by a police inspector from the Documents Forgery Wing to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to the director of Apollo Study Centre, R Sam Rajeshwaran over the TN Public Service Commission (TNPSC) scam case. Rajeshwaran was apprehended in connection with the case and was granted anticipatory bail by an Additional Session Judge by the 15th. It would be recalled that the police had searched the accuse person residence in January and found some documents, cell phones, and computer hardware.


India: Rape Case: Kathua Family Drops Lawyer handling Their Case

The family of an 8-year old girl who was raped while led to her death in Kathua on Wednesday dropped advocate Rajawat, the lawyer who has been handling their case in court, saying the Advocate seldom appeared in the court proceedings. The father of deceased girl applied before the court of the district for the lawyer to be dropped. The court has subsequently issued a notice to Rajawat for her to respond before November 20 on the application filed by her client.


UAE: UAE Changes DIFC’s Legal Framework, Abolishes LLC and Introduces New Categories Of Companies

The Vice president and Prime Minister of UAE, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid on Thursday announced a change in the DIFC’s legal framework. Rashid made this known in a press release issued by his spokesperson in Dubai. According to the press release, the government’s intention is to abolish limited liability companies, as well as introduce new categories of private and public companies. Rashid called on members of the public, particularly stakeholders in the property market to forward their feedback via the appropriate routes.


Germany: Germany Seeks To Review Immigration Law To Allow More Skilled Workers Enter Into The Country

The German government on Thursday announced that it plans to review its immigration laws with a view to allowing more skilled workers into the country to fill up over 1.2 million open positions. The announcement was made by the spokesperson to the German Chancellor. “According to Germany’s Institute for Employment Research, over 1.2 million vacancies exist in the skilled sectors of the economy, there is a need to fill up these positions,” the spokesperson posited.


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