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Legal News Shots- Top Quick Shots For The Day- National And Global

INDIA- India May Revise Plans To Restrict The Online Promotion Of Vaping And E-Cigarettes

India’s ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) is likely to take back the stance on vaping laid out as part of its proposed rules for policing internet content. This is as a result of submissions made by the fledgling vaping community that using e-cigarettes is not as harmful as smoking or chewing tobacco, and therefore should not be included in the rules. E-cigarettes have been banned in 8 of 29 states although the ministry of health has introduced a non-binding advisory suggesting that states ban e-cigarettes.

INDIA-Government Informs Lok Sabha That There Is No Law To Scrap Sedition Law

The government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there was no proposal to scrap the sedition law, under which the maximum punishment was life imprisonment. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said amendments in criminal laws were made in consultation with various stakeholders, including the state governments.

INDIA-ED Says Gautam Khaitan Back In New Crosshairs Over Arms Deals Other Than Agusta

Gautam Khaitan, managing partner of OP Khaitan & Co, is back in jail, after a special court re-extended his Enforcement Directory (ED) custody over the weekend by another six days, to a total of 11 days now in regard to fresh black money allegations made by the ED, which are not related to the previous allegation. The ED is aware that the convict is in hold of Rs 500 crore ($70 million) assets. However, Khaitan’s lawyer has said that all this was forgery by the ED to enter into a deal with them and give any name involved in any defense deal [during the UPA government’s period].

UAE- Former Law-Student Turned Serial Entrepreneur

Shames Al Hashemi who is the co-executive director at DUAL Investments and an Emirati entrepreneur is the mastermind behind the growth of luxury brands such as Suit Supply, Seraphine, Roux and Le66. Before following this path, he was pursuing a law degree from the UK. “I grew up on endless legal dramas, but realized very quickly, however, that spending endless nights with my nose in books on case law just wasn’t for me. It was a detail conveniently left out of the TV shows.”  Luckily, Al Hashemi had been deeply involved in his father’s array of businesses from a young age. His father, Mohammad Al Hashemi began Sara Trident in Saudi Arabia in the late 1960s.

CANADA- Life As A Female Barrister In Victoria

Jenna (not real name) is a barrister who has practiced for more than a decade and experienced many types of sexual harassment. She says that when you are a barrister, you are on your own that if you wanted to be at the bar you would have to give the boys club a run for their money. When Ms. McLeay was appointed commissioner a year ago, says that cases of sexual harassments were underreported. As one of her resolution to the problem, she claimed that Legal professionals who sexually harass their colleagues could lose their license, and face criminal or civil court action.

INDIA- (UIDAI) Dims Use Of Aadhaar Biometrics To Identify Bodies Not Feasible Legally And Technologically

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it was not legally and technologically feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for forensic purposes like the identification of dead people. The plea which was later withdrawn, went on to claim that despite the registration of the biometrics and scanning of more than 122 crore citizens at the Aadhaar portal, the database was not to be used utilized for identifying bodies.

CANADA-New Federal Law Anticipated To Boost Indigenous Languages

The Trudeau Liberals are poised to introduce a new law to protect and promote Indigenous languages. In the quest to redeem indigenous languages from extinction, the government put the House of Commons on notice that it planned to introduce a new bill, titled “An Act respecting Indigenous languages,” for MPs to debate. According to the most recent census figures from Statistics Canada, there was a decline in people speaking indigenous languages. Bellegarde commented that hearing first Nations children and families speaking their languages would make Canada stronger and richer.

INDIA-Supreme Court Orders NIA To “Clear Huddles” To Facilitate Smooth Trial

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to “clear all hurdles” in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and ensure that the trial proceeds “smoothly”. This came about as the bench was hearing an appeal filed by Sameer Kulkarni, a co-accused in the case, challenging a 2017 order of a special NIA court which allowed the use of photocopies as secondary evidence in courts. The bench slammed this law saying it was not appropriate and that NIA should be more responsible as long as issues such as those were concerned.

INDIA-Central Government Files Petition Against Stuck Down Verdict On Banning Of Manufacture And Sale Of Oxytocin

Central government has filed an appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict, which had struck down the ban imposed on the sale, distribution, manufacture, and import of Oxytocin by private companies in India. The Centre had argued that the move was necessary to control and prevent the “rampant abuse” of Oxytocin. Meanwhile, the HC turned down the argument claiming that it could have dire consequences on supply of the drug. The challenge is now upon the Supreme Court.

INDIA- Delhi HC Asks EC To Reply To Deepak Talwar’s Petition Against Deportation From Dubai

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate to reply to corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s petition against his deportation from Dubai in relation misuse of funds among other allegations. Deepak’s lawyer claims that no legal procedure was followed in the practice. Talwar was arrested along with Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena, who is an accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam.

AUSTRALIA- Is It Legal To Spit On Someone?

In common circumstances, it is very impolite for one to spit on another but laws are different in Australia, one might get a prison sentence or community service. A prison sentence is generally reserved for cases where serious injury was caused, and high culpability is present. There are more of these laws about splitting including assault in case there was no contact. It may also carry the possibility of a criminal conviction, which could seriously affect your present and future employment as well as travel to other countries.

INDIA- SC Says Home Ministry Is Trying To Destroy NRC Process

The Supreme Court on Tuesday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government of trying to destroy the process of the National Register of Citizens in Assam. The SC has also asked Central Bureau of Investigation not to take coercive action against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

U.S.A- Legislation Yet To Be Debated Expected To Fight Smoking In Hawaii

A phased legislation has been proposed by State Rep. Richard Creagan, a medical doctor, aims at exempting exempt electronic cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco through rising age requirements over the years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a drop in the number of smokers in America hence a need for an end-game strategy. However, Lynn Kozlowski, an expert in tobacco policy who teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo has challenged this legislation claiming that a ban was not a tool he would turn to, preferring to base quest on public campaigns.

INDIA- Bombay HC Discharges Man Charged With Section 377 IPC In 2009

The Bombay High Court recently had occasion to reiterate that consensual homosexual acts between adults, and adultery are no longer criminal offences in India after the Supreme Court struck down Section 377 and Section 497 of the IPC last September. This has led to the release of a man who was accused by a woman for having sexual relations with her husband Back in 2009.

INDIA- The Esplanade Police Have Detained A Man Who Enters Madras HC Premises Claiming To Be PMO Protocol Officer

The Esplanade police detained a 35-yeat-old man, who tried to enter the Madras HC premises while faking to be Protocol Officer at the PMO, New Delhi. He was noticed after an argument broke out between him and a motorist. He produced a fake identity card which lead to his arrest.

USA- Proud Boys Founder Sues The U.S. Southern Poverty Law Center For Labeling His Organization A Hate Group

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes sued the U.S. Southern Poverty Law center for labeling his organization a hate group, aimed at getting him kicked out of social media platforms. In reply to the matter, the center dimmed the suit meritless and promoted its website outlining reasons as to why that happened. The law center’s website also quotes McInnes making a series of racist statements

INDIA-Bombay HC Calls Upon RBI To Develop Currency-Identifying App For Visually Challenged

The Bombay HC has called upon the Reserve Bank Of India to consider developing a mobile app that would help visually challenged persons to identify the denomination of various currency notes in India. This came about after a petition was filed by the National Association of the Blind (NAB), claiming that the new currency notes and coins were difficult to distinguish by touch, and sought directions to include distinctive features in the new coins and currency notes.

 

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