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INDIA- Indian Factories Ordered To Take Teen Girls Off Night Shift

Clothing industries in Southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce. Workers aged 16-19 will also be allowed to take time off during their periods and one will be made to work more than 9hours under the new guidelines from the Southern India Mills` Association (SIMA).

INDIA-Government Plans To Amend Digital Identity Law

India`s controversial digital identity program is set to face a fresh round of litigation. The  Modi government is pushing for amendments to the earlier law in attempts to get around Supreme Court Judgment which barred access to sensitive personal data by private entities for any purpose.The proposed amendments will allow private entities unfettered access to exploit private and sensitive data of all those registered with the digital program for business purposes.

INDIA-The Lok Sabha Passes A Bill To Remove Leprosy As A Ground For Divorce

The bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce in five personal laws-Hindu Marriage Act, Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act (for Christians), the Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act. The bill was passed by a voice vote. India is a signatory to UN Resolution which calls for the elimination of discrimination against persons suffering from leprosy.


INDIA-Rajya Sabha Proceedings Extended By One Day

The government has extended Rajya Sabha proceedings during the winter session of parliament by a day till January 9 so as to enable the House to take up a proposed legislation to provide 10 percent job and education quota for` economically weaker` sections. The government now seeks to bring constitutional amendment bill in this regard in Lok Sabha-Tuesday and Rajya Sabha-Wednesday for which the session has been extended.

INDIA-The Cabinet Declares 10 Percent Reservation For Weak Upper Castes

The Union Cabinet has announced 10 percent reservation for economically weaker upper castes. The timing of the declaration before 2019 general elections could play a big role in favor of the Narendra Modi government. Those who will be eligible for the reservation should not have a land beyond 5 acres in their name and should not have annual income of over Rs 8Lakh.

INDIA- Indian Factories Ordered To Take Teen Girls Off Night Shift

Clothing industries in Southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce. Workers aged 16-19 will also be allowed to take time off during their periods and one will be made to work more than 9hours under the new guidelines from the Southern India Mills` Association (SIMA).

INDIA-Apex Court Refuses To Hear PIL Case Demanding Aadhaar Voting

The Apex court has refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking the linking of Aadhaar with Voter ID cards. The PIL says that Aadhaar-based voting will curtail bogus votes and ensure maximum participation. A similar PIL had been filed in the Madras High court. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had informed the HC that it had no opposition to the linking of Aadhaar with voter cards.

INDIA-January 8-9 To Be A Stressful Day As Banks Plan Strike

The Banking services are likely to be hit on January 8-9 as a large section of PSU bank employees are expected to go on a two-day strike to back a nationwide protest called by 10 central trade unions. The All Bank Employees Association have already informed the Indian Banks Association (IBA) of the nationwide strike. The Charter demands urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalization of public distribution system.

INDIA- IJS Faces Opposition Again In The Government Of Narendra Modi

The Narendra Modi government has yet again started talking about the need to have an All India Judicial Service (AIJS). The idea has been around since the ’50s as well as reservation for scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) in the Judiciary. The law commission of India in at least three reports recommended the creation of the AIJIS. The high courts like Madras, Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana opposed it.

INDIA- Delhi HC Has Rejected Plea To Ban Trailer On The Accidental Prime Minister

Delhi high court has dismissed off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie,` The Accidental Prime Minister.` It has directed the petitioner to change the plea to a PIL. The plea filed by Mahajan said that the trailer violated section 416 of the Indian Penal Code as the impersonation of a living character or living persons is not permissible in law.

INDIA- Bombay HC Directs Maharashtra Government To Monitor Slaughter Of Animals

Bombay high court has directed the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai police to take account of all the complaints received and the action taken so far on illegal slaughter of animals and sale of meat in the city. Authorities should receive complaints of illegal slaughter or violations of the rules and verify such complaints, check if the offenders have valid licenses for sale and ensure all offenses are not repeated in the future.

INDIA- Bombay HC Refuses To Quash An FIR Registered Case Amid Rape Victim`s Plea

Bombay high court has refused to quash an FIR registered by a minor, victim of rape, noting that since stringent provisions of the POSCO Act had been invoked in the case, the prosecution proceedings could not be quashed despite the girl`s consent. The victim had become pregnant after the incident and delivered a male child.

INDIA- Bombay HC To Make Verdict On 10 Death Sentences Cases Beginning This Week

The HC to decide on 10 confirmation cases, wherein the convicts have been awarded death penalties by various trial courts. The arguments are scheduled to start before the bench of Justices A S Oka and Gadkari on January 8. The first case to be taken up will be the Shakti Mills gang-rape of a photojournalist in 2013 followed by One of Pune’s resident convicted of killing his wife and much more.

USA- US Supreme Court Rejects An Appeal On California`s Foie Gras

The US Supreme Court has rejected the latest challenge to California’s ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks that have been force-fed corn. The court refused to hear an appeal by producers of foie gras including the Association des Eleveurs de Canards a Canadian non-profit that represents duck and goose farmers.

AUSTRALIA-`Broken Heart` Law A Sure Way To Regain Loses On A Third Party Lover Who Caused Divorce

A new law that has been passed allows jilted spouses to sue lovers and mistresses of their ex-partners. According to the `broken heart` law, if your husband or wife cheats on you and it ends in divorce, you are able to sue for damages. And the payouts can be in millions. But the person you sue is not your ex-husband or wife rather it’s the individual they had the affair with.

CANADA- Food Safety Rules To Take Effect In Canada

Canada takes a new paradigm shift after implementing Canada`s Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). This will shift to prevention of foodborne illnesses by focusing on prevention through more rigorous risk management and increasing the focus on traceability. CFIA says that the new regulations will provide clear and consistent rules for food commodities so consumers can be confident that food on grocery shelves is safer.

CANADA-Quebec Court To Begin Hearing On Challenge Facing Medically Assisted Dying Laws

Two Montrealers with degenerative diseases fighting for improved access to Quebec and Canada`s doctor-assisted dying laws will be in court for the beginning of the hearing. But the law says that only people who are facing foreseeable death can receive aid to die. Truchon and Gladu said Canada and Quebec`s laws are too narrow in their criteria and it goes against their Charter rights.

UK- Women In The UK Have Initiated Podcast Series Dubbed, `Talking Law. `

Women in Law in the UK have launched a regular series of podcasts entitled, `Talking Law. ` The series will feature interviews with senior leaders and influencers in the legal profession on subjects including law, business, well-being, career development, and career progression. The initiative aims at providing support to women at all stages of their legal careers to address the gap in female representation in leadership roles within the profession.

UK- Katie Denies Claims Of Her Being Above Alcohol Legal Limit While Driving

Katie Price has denied being almost twice the legal alcohol limit while legally in charge of a pink Range Rover. The 40-year-old former model of Horsham, who is accused of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle appeared at Bromley magistrate’s court on Monday. It is alleged price had 69 micrograms of alcohol per 100millilitres of breath yet the legal limit is 35 micrograms. Police found the former model by the roadside in a damaged car in south-east London.

AFGHANISTAN- 26 Killed And Others Wounded In Taliban Attacks

Taliban militants have stormed security posts in western Afghanistan killing at least 21 police officers and pro-government militia members. The attacks occurred late on January 6 at the checkpoints in two different parts of Badghis province. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks. Meanwhile, a roadside bombing has killed five civilians and wounded seven in the country`s Eastern Paktika province. No one has claimed responsibility so far but officials suspect the Taliban.

TURKEY-Turkey Launches Investigation To Know If Google Violated Law

Turkey’s competition authority has launched an investigation to know whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc`s Google unit had `abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult. The investigation will conclude companies such as Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarmala, Google International, Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Alphabet Inc.

FRANCE- SC Rules Out That Auction House Can Now Charge Buyers Rather Than Sellers For Artist Levy

The auction house has won its appeal in the French Supreme Court after Christie`s succeeded. The law in France insists that the Artist`s Resale Right to be paid by vendors. The ruling by the Supreme Court in Paris means that the levy can now be transferred to buyers. Christie`s challenged this convention in 2009 when it demanded that buyers pay the sale rights owed to contemporary artist in the landmark Saint Laurent in Paris.


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