INDIA– SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS ON CJI RANJAN GOGOI
A former staff of the supreme court have allegedly laid sexual harassment allegations on CJI. The staff said she was relieved of her duty due to non- compliance to CJI’s demand. She accused Mr. Gogoi of abusing her and her family members saying her husband and brother in-law also lost their jobs as Head constables of Delhi Police. Mr. Goggoi has since called for a special meeting with other Judges alleging that this is just a false and baseless allegation. Different opinions have been trending on the issue ever since the outburst. The case will be heard on April 24 at Delhi’s Patiala House court.
INDIA – “TIKTOK BAN” SUPREME COURT TO LIFT BAN BY APRIL 24
The supreme court has refrained from taking any decision regarding the case before it which was laid by the mobile app’s operator. The supreme court said the ban will automatically be lifted if the Madras High court failed to take a decision by April 24.
The Madras High Court had on April 3rd prohibited the downloading and sharing of videos made using the app across India following a complain by an advocate. The court had flagged the app as inappropriate and dangerous for children.
USA – US TO END IRANIAN OIL IMPORT EXEMPTIONS
The United States had expressed opinion to bring down Iranian oil exports to zero starting from May this year. This was Stated by US secretary of States saying this was necessary as Iran is not willing to stop its nuclear program and backing of militants across the Middle East. This decision has affected the world’s supply of crude oil and had lead to a hike in petroleum products.
INDIA – WOMEN, WORK AND MARRIAGE
It is not a new issue in India that women are stopped from working after marriage. An expert lawyer, Nainshree Goyal had advocated that women should be allowed to work even after marriage because no Law stopped them from doing so. She advised women to choose the life they want and they will be supported by the law.
INDIA – ELECTORAL COMMISSION SUBMITS REPORT ON PM MODI BIOPIC
The electoral commission has submitted it’s report to the supreme court regarding the film on PM Narendra Modi starred by Vivek Oberoi. The supreme court had ordered the electoral commission to review the film and submit their findings before it after the film makers challenged the delayed release of the film by the commission. The film was to be released on April 11th but was on April 10th delayed by the commission as it coincided with the Lok Sabha elections.
USA – NURSES ANGRY AT LAWMAKER’S STATEMENT
The United States nurses are angry at Sen. Maureen Walsh over her commented at a debate on proposed bill on giving nurses uninterrupted meals and rest breaks saying that most of them will spend a considerate amount on the day playing cards. Different opinions have trailed the social media regarding the lawmaker’s comment. The lawmaker told Tri city Herald on Saturday “I don’t have malicious intention, I was tired. I said something I wish I hadn’t”.
INDIA – RAHUL GANDHI REGRETS COMMENTS REGARDING COURT RULING ON RAFALE CASE.
The Congress President, Mr. Rahul Gandhi had withdrawn his comments on the supreme court ruling on the RAFALE fighter jet deal. Mr. Rahul cheered the order made by the court on April 10th that classified documents can be assessed by the media to consider requests to review its decision on the case. BJP had filed a petition against Mr. Rahul who was given a week for an apology. The court has since cleared it stand on the matter saying “Mr. Rahul had incorrectly attributed the court to his statement “.
INDIA – SUPREME COURT RESPONSE TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS WILL TEST Its INTEGRITY. EDITORIAL OPINION
Since the outburst of a sexual harassment allegation against the supreme court chief, there had been several actions that had made the public curious about the supreme court. The supreme court had raised more questions than the answered and sounded enough alarm bells to the public. The supreme court should be wary of the action they take as it will fortify them against further attacks.
USA-SHOULD THE SUPREME COURT HIDE WHERE FOOD STAMP MONEY GOES
A report by Mueller shows that over $70 billion dollar is spent each year on the nation’s food stamp program. The case began with a FOIA request in 2011 by a reporter for Argus leader in Sioux falls seeking for refund to individual stores. The USDA rejected the request but later had to succumb to the public request. So far, the government doesn’t need more ways to withhold information from taxpayers.
INDIA-RAILYATRI FLAGGED INAPPROPRIATE BY DELHI COURT AFTER COMPLAIN BY IRCTC
The Delhi high court has authorized that the activities conducted by RailYatri are unauthorized because the mobile app has no direct relationship with IRCTC. This came after the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation lodged a complaint before the court that RailYatri don’t and have not ever paid any processing fee for booking or being integrated into the network initiated by IRCTC. On their part, the advocate representing the mobile based train booking app said the judgment by the court is wrong.
INDIA-ADMIT CARD FOR DELHI HIGH COURT JUDICIAL TRANSLATOR RELEASED
The admit card for Senior judicial translator and judicial translator has been opened. A total of 73 vacancies are to be filled and successful candidates will be employed at grade B of the 7th pay commission. Candidates should visit the court website (delhihighcourt.nic.in) to apply.
ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE DEPORTATION UNDER TRUMP
Indra Sihotang, his wife and children were granted a temporary reprieve from deportation by Obama but was revoked by trump. In the final years of Obama administration, immigration judges were told to use prosecutional discretion to grant some undocumented immigrants. When trump came into office, asylum seekers had no reason to reopen their case. Questions arise to as why agents were focused on undocumented immigrants who had not broken the law, rather than on violent criminals living illegally. An immigrant, Mahbub said I went into hiding for months and later paid a smuggler to help him into france, where he sought asylum. “Im just happy I stayed alive said Mahbub.”
INDIA-APPEAL FOR RELIEF TO AIR PASSENGERS.
A petition has been filed by advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi at the Delhi high court for reimbursement of fees paid by passengers and clients of Jet Airways. The suspension of services had lead to a major crisis for air passengers as over 100 flights have been cancelled and passengers left stranded. Other competing airlines have also increased their air fare which in turn affects vulnerable passengers.
INDIA-HOLISTIC APPROACH REQUIRED TO CATER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – BOMBAY HIGH COURT.
The Bombay high court has observed that special care and attention needs to be given to children with special needs. This has to do with not only identifying the children but also placing them into rehabilitation homes or integrating them into their families. The court has continued to listen to one out of seven litigations regarding the issue. The court said it will continue hearing a petition of 2016 on issues regarding destitute children be it setting up of children homes, special homes, adoption agencies etc.
CANADA- CAN JUDGES DO BETTER FOR TRANS KIDS IN FAMILY LAW CASES?
It is not an easy decision in ciurt where kids face gender identity issues. This is a challenge family judges face. An asst. prof in western university is heading up the study and says the aim is to rovide a framework that will help family judges make proper decisions. The study will have to phases. The first will look at existing case law to see how judges have dealt with past cases and the second will try to create a framework that outlines best practice for judges.
The research will be presented you academics, judges and family practitioners this summer.
INDIA-PEOPLE WHO BUY HOME WITHOUT GROUND CHECKS ARE DOING SO AT THEIR RISKS BOMBAY HIGH COURT
The high court was hearing petitions lodged by occupants of 20 Virar buildings that have come up on plots meant for a road and playground. The occupants argued that they bought the flats legally but a bench of justices said they won’t tolerate any construction on the site which was meant for roads. The bench has sought an undertaking from the developers and landowners to get the building vacated within a specified time. The matter will be heard on Monday.
ONTARIO- ONTARIO GOVERNMENT START TRACKING FIREARMS SEIZURES AFTER FAILING TO FOLLOW OWN LAW FOR YEARS
The Ontario government has been flouting a law that requires the solicitor general to track all firearms seized by the police. The province has sought to rectify the oversight in recent months. In recent weeks, the Ontario association of police chiefs has sent police forces reminders to submit firearm information. “The need for collecting this information is greater than what it was in 1990 with respect to gun violence,” an official said.
UAE-EMPLOYEES SHOULDNT BE FORCED TO PAY EMPLOYMENT VISA FEE IN UAE
There are different zones with different employment law. Your employer should not be threating you with the saying that he’ll impose a visa ban on you because he can’t do that. Also threatening a person over the phone is a crime in the UAE. The punishment shall be up to 10 years’ imprisonment if the subject of threat is to commit felony in matters against honor and morals.
UK- GOOGLE COULD SWERVE NEW UK PORN BLOCK FOR ALL USERS.
The uk porn block will be effected from July 19, requiring all user to age check before gaining access to adult sites. Google chrome latest version will also make it harder to block damaging material including abusive images, and terrorist propaganda.