India: 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi Court Awards Death Penalty And Life Imprisonment To Accused Persons
A Delhi court on Tuesday in two judgments awarded life Imprisonment to Naresh Sherawat and death penalty to convict Yashpal Singh in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots where two persons were murdered in cold blood. The court ordered the accused persons to pay Rs 35 lakh as compensation to the surviving members of the family of the deceased. The riots followed the assassination of an ex-prime Minister, Indira Gandhi where more than 3,000 persons lost their lives. It would be recalled that the Delhi Police had in 1994 closed the case for want of evidence, but was reopened in 2015 by a Special Investigation Team.
India: India To Unveil Cryptocurrency Next Month
The India government on Tuesday expressed readiness to unveil a new Cryptocurrency latest next month, reports confirmed. The government is in the process of drafting a new bill towards providing clarity on the issue of cryptocurrency by next month. The panel making the draft is reportedly led by the secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Subhash Chandra Garg. “As soon as the panel concludes work, the draft bill would be circulated to members of the inter-ministerial committee (IMC),” Garg said in an interview with journalists.
Germany: Germany Agrees To Ease Immigration Law For Skilled Workers From Non-EU Countries
The German government on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to ease immigration law with a view to allowing skilled workers from Non-EU countries to enter the country in search of jobs. The announcement was made in a press conference by the ministers of Labor, interior, and economic affairs. According to the proposed policy, standards would be introduced to how graduates of German vocational schools time to find jobs.
India: ICC Dismisses PCB’s $70 Million Claim Against BCCI
The dispute panel of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) on Tuesday dismissed the $70 million claim by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for no bilateral cricket between both countries and thus blaming India for the same. It would be recalled that PCB had filed an official complaint against its Indian counterpart last year citing monumental losses before the ICC and thus requested the ICC to compel India to pay $70 million as compensation to it.
India: ‘We Have No Powers To Stop Online Sale Of Medicines,’ TN Government Tells Madras HC
The Tamilnadu government on Tuesday told a bench of the Madras High Court headed by Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana that it has no power to stop the sale of medicines online. TN government’s lawyer, Additional Advocate General SR Rajagopalan made the remark during a court proceeding to hear several petitions supporting and opposing the online sale of drugs. “The law which regulates the sale of drugs, the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules comes under the purview of the Centre,” Rajagopalan added.
France: ‘All Forms Of Child Violence Should Be Banned,’ Says Law Head
The head National Legal Authority, Le Défenseur des Droits, Jacques Toubon on Monday called on the French government to consider a law that would ban all forms of violence against children. Toubon made the call during this year International Day of the Child. “I wish smacking, slap or correction can be outlawed,” Toubon said in an interview.
India: Legal Education: Patna HC Chief Justice And CNLU’s VC Interacted With The University’s Faculty Members
The new Chief Justice of the Patna High Court who doubles as the Vice Chancellor of the Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Amreshwar Pratap Sahi on Tuesday interacted with the members of the University community, giving them tips that would make law education more interesting. Sahi charged them to ensure that law students are committed to their studies and also cautioned them to eschewed Violence where necessary. He assured law students that some of them would be giving an opportunity to work at the Patna HC as clerks.
India: India And Vietnam Agree To Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation In Oil And Gas And Defence
India and Vietnam on Tuesday agreed to strengthen the bilateral agreement that already existed in the oil and gas sector, as well as the defense sector. This was revealed by President Ram Nath Kovind after a productive meeting with the president of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong. Since the beginning of his administration as the Indian President, Kovind had not visited any South-East Asian country. He had traveled to Vietnam on a three-day visit. Kovind received a Military guard of honor at the Vietnamese Presidential palace.
Australia: Australian Bar Calls For The Transfer Of Migrant Children And Families in Nauru To Australia
The lead lawyers Association in Australia, the Australian Bar Association (ABA) on Saturday called for the transfer of asylum seekers in Nauru to the country. The Association made the call during a law conference in Sydney organized in collaboration with the NSW Bar Association at the weekend. ABA appealed to the Australian government to ensure the speedy transfer of asylum seekers in Nauru back to Australia and be duly processed afterwards.
India: Ola And Uber Drivers’ Strike: Chief Minister Calls For Calmness
The Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday called on the striking drivers of Ola and Uber and assured them that the State government is doing everything possible to resolve the issues identified by the drivers. Earlier, the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS), a group spearheading the strike had withdrawn. “However, if the government does not bring Uber and Ola under a law, issues like this would still persist, despite the assurance of the Chief Minister,” Govind Mohite, secretary, MRRKS said after the group withdrew from the strike.
India: Provide Either Aadhaar Card Or NOC Before Entry Into Our Open Ground, Private School Trust Says
A private school trust, Vidya Shikshak Prasarak Mandal Trust whose responsibility is to maintain the public garden in Mumbai’s Charkop area on Tuesday insisted that members of the public must provide either Aadhaar Card or a police no object certificate before they can be permitted into the open ground. According to reports making the rounds, the 30,000 square foot ground was leased to the trust by the MMRDA. The trust also runs the Akshara High School located in front of the open ground.
UK: Our Listing On The AIM Stock Exchange Has Been Successful, Knights PLC CEO Says
The Chief Executive Officer of Knights PLC, David Beech on Tuesday said the listing of his law firm in June on the AIM stock exchange has been successful with results in line with expectations. Beech boosted that his firm would achieve even more by next year. “To enable further growth, we would move the Turner Parkinson business to a larger office from next spring,” Beech added.
India: Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri Takes Oath Of Office As Working Strength Of Judges Surges To 39
Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri on Tuesday took the oath of office as a Delhi High Court Judge. The oath of the office was administered by the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Rajendra Menon. The appointment of Justice Ohri has increased the working strength of judges to 39. Justice Ohri was appointed by the government on November 17. He was a practicing advocate. Despite the appointment, the Delhi High Court bench still faces a shortage of 22 judges.
India: Ganga Port Evades Green Scrutiny Due To Law Ministry’s Decision
The Multimodal Terminal on Ganga has evaded stricter scrutiny due to law ministry’s decision in 2016, a query response submitted by the government showed on Tuesday. The query was as a result of a petition filed by a Pune-based NGO under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. “After perusing available records and relevant laws, it is obvious that the proposed Multimodal Terminal at Varanasi and Ramnagar does not correlate with the definition of a Harbour or Port,” the Law Ministry added in its response to the query.
US: ‘Facebook Friendships Are Not Real,’ Florida Court Says
A Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday said friendship on Facebook was different from being friends in reality. The court further asserted that being friends on Facebook is not a ground for judges to disqualify themselves in Lawsuits. The court made the remark after a law firm in Miami contended that a Judge in one of its cases was a Facebook friend to the opposing lawyer.
India: Shifting AP HC To Amaravati: AP HC Lawyers’ Association President Writes CJ Of Hyderabad And AP Chief Minister
In a bid to guarantee a comfortable working environment to lawyers working at the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the AP High Court Advocates Association president, KB Ramanna Dora on Tuesday wrote separate letters to the Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court, TB Radhakrishnan and the AP chief minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, demanding proper facilities for lawyers at the new location of the AP High Court in Amaravati. “We demand a comfortable accommodation and transportation for lawyers and their families in the new building, “ Dora added in her letter.
India: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear CBI Director’s Plea Even As The Director’s Confidential Reply Irks It
The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday agreed to hear the plea filed by the suspended CBI Director, Alok Kumar Verma challenging the decision of the Centre to suspend him from office and directing him to proceed on indefinite leave. The Supreme Court decision to hear his plea came minutes after the court adjourned the case to the 29th of November. Earlier, an alleged leak of a confidential response made by Verma to the Central Vigilance Commission who is investigating corruption charges against him irked the apex court. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi responded to the leaked response that “none of you deserves any hearing.”
US: Federal Judge Blocks President Trump’s Move To Deny Migrants Asylum
A federal judge in San Francisco, Jon Tigar on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s policy which proposed to deny migrants from seeking asylum. “The new rules proposed by Donald Trump is in variance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, 1965,” Tigar was quoted to have said during the court case. The Judge’s decision is a huge setback to the administration of Donald Trump’s move to curb illegal migration to the United States.
India: Provide The Required Information To CRANTI, SC Tells Centre
The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph on Tuesday directed the Centre to provide an NGO, Citizens Resource and Action Initiative (CRANTI) with the information its sought on the welfare schemes for farmers. The court gave the directive to the Attorney General, K K Venugopal after hearing a PIL filed by the NGO. According to the PIL, the NGO contended that several farmers had committed suicide in Gujarat owing to indebtedness and other problems. The NGO had sought the court’s intervention to compel the Centre to furnish it with the steps taken to ensure that welfare schemes cover rural farmers.
India: Comply With Madras HC Order On Mandatory Use Of NCERT Textbooks, HRD Ministry Tells CBSE
The HRD ministry on Tuesday cautioned the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) not to flout the order of the Madras High Court regarding the mandatory use of NCERT textbooks for affiliated schools, a source privy to the development told pressmen. It would be recalled that a bench of the Madras HC led by Justice N Kirubakaran had on May 29, 2018, directed the board to ensure that only CBSE-affiliated schools should make NCERT books compulsory for its students.
Canada: ‘Include Non-State Torture As A District Crime,’ Two Nova Scotia Nurses Tell UN Committee Against Torture
Two Nova Scotia nurses and human rights activists, Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson on Tuesday told a United Nations Committee Against Torture that it was necessary for the Canadian government to include non-state torture as a district crime. Linda and Sarson had appeared before the UN committee with a view to pushing pressure on the Canadian government to amend the country’s Criminal code. They appealed to the committee to prevailed on the Canadian government so that non-state torture can be included as a district crime.