INDIA – Supreme Court Gives Nod To Round-The-Clock Witness Protection Scheme
The Supreme Court has approved a scheme that will provide witnesses of heinous crimes round-the-clock protection if they choose to make a testimony. The Apex Court directed state governments to implement the new scheme and provide 24/7 police protection for such witnesses. The new scheme is one of the latest attempt made by the Supreme Court to improve the country’s criminal justice system.
INDIA – Pune Court Becomes First In India To Install An E-Payment System
The Pune district and sessions court
US – New World Bank Report Shows Child Marriage Costs Countries Billions In Lost Earnings
A new report published by the World Bank has
INDIA – Lawyers Petition’s Court OverEmbargo Restricting Women From Entering Into Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah
INDIA – Court Discharges Two Lawyers Fingered in Actor’s Rape Case
The HighCourt discharged the two lawyers fingered in the actress’s rape case by stating that there
MIDDLE EAST – Middle East Shares Plummets, Dubai Hits Lowest Point In More Than Half a Decade
Middle East Shares have taken a downward turn with Dubai experiencing its lowest point in more than five years on weaker real estate shares as investors concern aboutover supply. The Central Bank had on Thursday stated that Q3 home prices plummeted7.4% compared to a 5.8% drop in Q2. Saudi Arabia’s main index tumbled 0.4% to7,849 points, Abu Dhabi moved 1% to 4,877 points, Egypt fell 1.6% to 12,388, Qatarwas flat at 10,598 points, Bahrain dropped 0.2% to 1,320 points, Dubai slipped2% to 2,580 points, Kuwait rose 0.8% to 5.435 points and Oman remained at 4,549points.
INDIA – ‘Worst Kind Of Cheater’, ‘Perfect Liar’ – Supreme Court To Amrapali Group
The Apex court has used derogatory adjectives to describe debt-ridden Amrapali Group only two weeks after the Apex court accused the troubled firm of”hoodwinking” it. The top court had also directed the attachment of the firm’s properties related out of home buyer’s money and has ordered the Debt Recovery Tribunal to auction them. The troubled company has been accused of diverting funds invested by thousands of home buyers in its various projects into building other properties.
INDIA – Huge Wastage Of Food and Water At Wedding Ceremonies In Delhi – SC
According to the Supreme C
NEW ZEALAND – New Law To Impose GST on Low-Value Online Sales
In a bid to create a level playing field between local retailers and offshore sellers, the New Zealand government has introduced a new law that will impose GST on low-value online sales. The new legislation would apply to offshore
INDIA – Supreme Court concerned over High Number of Deaths Resulting From Accidents Caused By Potholes
The Apex court has expressed concern over the large number of deaths resulting from road accidents caused by potholes in the last five years. Over the period, over 14,926 deaths have been recorded due to potholes. The court also said people who died by accidents caused by potholes should be entitled to a compensation.
INDIA – Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Names For Judgeship At Gujarat HC
The Apex Court collegium has recommended four names for elevation to judges of the Gujarat High Court. The recommended persons include three advocates and a judicial officer. The Apex Court collegium had found the three advocates qualified for appointment as judges of the High Court. Even after the new appointments, the total number of Gujarat High Court judge will stay around thirty as three judges are due for retirement.
IRELAND – Irish Justice Committee Backs Calls To Amend Laws On a Woman’s Place In The Home
Calls to amend laws defining a woman’s place in the home has been backed by the Irish Justice Committee. The existing law states that economic pressures should forcemothers to work at the expense of their duties in the home. Following
INDIA – Delhi High Court Admits Petition That GSTR-3B Is Not In Addition To GSTR-3
The Delh iHigh Court has admitted a petition which points that the difference betweenGSTR-3B and GSTR-3. According to the petition, the return in GSTR-3B is not inaddition to the return in GSTR-3. The petition was files by a form of chartered accountants.
INDIA – Judge Loya’s Death: Fresh PIL Seeks Seven-Judge Bench Bearing
A fresh public interest litigation seeking a seven-judge bench hearing in connection to the death of B.H. Loya, former CBI special Judge has been filed in the Bombay High Court. Prior to his death, Judge Loya was hearing the politically sensitive Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case.
MIDDLE EAST – Iran Comes Close To Passing Law Against Funding Terrorism
Officials are hoping that a tweaked draft law against funding terrorism approved by the nation’s parliament will bring it closer to global standards and accelerate its progress away from investment blacklists especially in the face of renewed U.S.sanctions. Proponents of the move hope the legislation, once passed will make way for the nation to join an international convention against the funding of terrorism.
INDIA – Gujarat High Court Dismisses Plea To Ban The Release Of Kedarnath
The Gujarat High Court has struck out a public interest litigation seeking a ban on the release of Kedarnath, a Bollywood film. The petitioner said the movie was merely a “publicity stunt” and hurts the “religious sentiments” of Hindus. Aspects of the movie that induced the petition include the romance of a Muslim boy with a Hindu girl as well as a scene whichthe petitioner claims featured kissing at Kedarnath, a religious site revered by the Hindus.
INDIA – New Court Ruling Allows Drivers To Show Vehicle Documents In Electronic Form
A new ruling by the Madras High Court has made it possible for drivers to show vehicle documents in electronic form when demanded by public officials. The new ruling was made public in a union government notification last month. The new amendment makes it possible to present documents such as fitness certificates
Australia – Australia Passes Cyber Snooping Laws
The Australian government has passed new laws which
INDIA – Madras High Court Notifies Health Minister For Not Wearing Helmet
The Madras High Court has notified Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. The court’s notice came on the hills of a plea files by ‘Traffic’ Ramasamy seeking police action against the minister. The plea filed before the court stated that the minister and
INDIA – Court Rules That SIM Details Cannot Prove Location Of Accused
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that SIM Details Cannot be entirely relied on to prove the location of accused persons. The court was emphasizing on the
US – Panama Papers Revelation That Closed Down Law Firm Induces The Indictment Of Lawyer and Three Others
The so-called Panama Papers leak has led to the indictment of a Massachusetts accountant and Panamanian lawyer along with two other persons. Prosecutors claim that the firmthat led the leak of hacked legal documents, Panamanian based Mossack Fonseca,participated in a fraudulent schemes to circumvent U.S. tax laws.
INDIA – Son Of Ex-Punjab Minister Named Alongside 14 Others As CBI Files Charge Sheet
The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet against fifteen persons which includes Tota Singh, the son of a former cabinet minister, in connection with a 4 year case involving the false implication of a Moga-based man.
US – Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal In Michigan
On Thursday, Michigan became the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. The new amendment makes the state the tenth U.S. state to legalize the substance for adult recreational use. However, you have to be twenty one
US – Pennsylvania BSE Seeks To Ensure Students Who Require Surrogate Parents Aren’t On Their Own
UK – New Survey Shows Large Proportion Of British Adults Remain Unclear About What Constitutes Rape
According to the survey, one-third of the participants believed there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to be categorized as rape. The survey revealed that 21% of females interviewed said it would not count as rape if a woman had flirted on a date with one-third of males interviewed holding the same view. The survey conducted the End Violence Against Women Coalition said the responses show that the average British adult remains unclear about what constitutes rape.