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Legal News Shots- Today's Best Picks From Around The World

INDIA- Cabinet Approves Setting Up Of Cow Commission Aimed At Protection And Development Of The Cows

The Union cabinet approved the setting up of a commission ‘Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog’, to come up with policies that protect and develop cows, therefore, promoting small-scale farmers. In addition, it was expected to develop and conserve indigenous breeds. The commission was also expected to collaborate with other groups such as Animal Sciences, Agriculture University and departments of the state government engaged in the field of research, breeding, biogas etc.

INDIA-Law Ministry Announce A 20 Judges on every 10 lakh People Ratio In India

The Law Ministry has said that there is a ratio of 20 judges for every 10-lakh people in India compared to 17 back in 2014. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, minister of state for Law P P Chaudhary said, based on the population as per Census 2011 and sanctioned strength of judges in Supreme Court, the 24 high courts, and lower judiciary in 2018, the judge-population ratio in the country works out to be 19.78 judges per million population. There is an increase of high court judges from 906 judges in June 2014 to 1079 judges in December 2018 while the number of subordinate court judges increased from 20,214 in 2014 to 22,833 in 2018. However, the working strength of judges in high courts is 673 while for the Supreme Court it is 28 against the sanctioned strength of 31.

UAE-Get Up To 100% Discount On Dubai Traffic Fines

Police in Dubai have announced that drivers are expected to get up to 100% cut of the total accumulated existing traffic fines. This is an initiative put forward by directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations claimed that the initiative applied only to cars that had been registered in the country and drivers who were law abiding with no traffic violations starting from Feb 2019. Al zafeen also went on to explain that the initiative was scheduled to work only for private vehicles and not vehicles registered with businesses. Al marri said that the initiative was aimed at protecting people from all backgrounds and helping them follow the rules for their own safety.

INDIA-Proposed Legislation Expected To Clamp Down On Popular Chinese Social Media Apps

The Financial Times has reported that India wants to regulate social media apps that are rapidly gaining popularity in the country. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have introduced a draft law for Chinese apps that run on user-generated content and with more than 5 million users. The proposed rules will ensure that the responsible owners would build offices in the country. There was no immediate reply when Tiktok was contacted about the matter.

U.S.A- New York Bill Targets Workplace Immigration Discrimination

New York’s attorney General is yet to clarify that it is illegal to threaten workers with immigration authorities. Employers could be sentenced to 3 months in jail and $ 20,000 fine. This proposal came forward after a maid at Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club claimed that her supervisor threatened to deport her if she reported about poor working conditions.

INDIA-Indian Government Board Changes Mind And Allows Women To Enter Hindu Temple

An Indian government board has foregone past verdict and allowed women to enter Hindu temple claiming that it was their right to worship. There has been a lot of protest as to whether women between 10 and 50 should be allowed to enter century-old Sabarimala temple. Those who were against the ban claimed that allowing women to worship in the temple was disturbing the temple’s celibate deity of Lord Ayyappa. Bindu Ammini aged 40 and Kanadurga 39 became the first women to enter the temple which made them to be criticized and the temple to be shut down for “purification.”

INDIA- “Harley Davidsons” Test Drive Accident Leaves Justice Bobde Undisposed

Supreme Court judge Justice SA Bobde, who is destined to be Chief Justice after Nanjan Gogoi hasn’t been doing what is expected of him after getting involved in a “Harley Davidsons” Test Drive Accident. The accident has not only affected his health but also his career.

UK-How Clare’s Law Is Helping Women Handle Domestic Violence

With increased numbers of deaths resulting from stalking and domestic violence, the Clare’s law, which is considered a potential life-saving legislation, should be of great importance to women. The law which was implemented nationwide gives women rights to inquire from police if their partners pose a threat to them. This law was named after 36-year-old Clare Wood who was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton back in 2009. Once an application is made, the police search for information, analyze the results and then decide if its worth sharing the info. In case you know of any incident of domestic violence you should call the police or call the free, 24-hour national domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.

INDIA-Union Cabinets Approves Proposal To Amend Banning Of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill

The Union Cabinet has given the green light for approval of proposals to amend that banning of unregulated schemes bill 2018. Union law minister Ravi Shankar said that the drafted law offered severe punishment and heavy fines aimed at acting as deterrent. Sources have also confirmed that the CBI had launched about 166 cases in the last four years in chit funds and multi-crore scams.

CANADA-Halifax Woman’s Campaign To Change Euthanasia Law Go On After Her Death

Audrey parker 57, left behind a video with a strong message behind, that the assisted-dying law had many flaws. The woman who started the fight died two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. According to one of her friend Kimberly King, who were very close before her death, Parker decided to die on November 1 so she could send a strong message to the world about the law. She said that one should not sacrifice the last time to be with family and an assisted death. The law is facing a lot of criticization and petitions have been filed against it including challenges from Quebec and British Columbia which involve Canadians with degenerative diseases.

INDIA-Robert Vadra Expected To Appear Before ED Again On February 7 After Intense Pressure

The questioning of Robert Vadra by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to a money laundering case ended after intense interrogation late on Wednesday. He is expected to appear before the ED at February 7, 2018, at 10:30am since the interrogators were not satisfied by the answers. His lawyer claims that his client had faced the ED out of his own interest and not because he was asked to do so. He denied the allegations against him and has been directed by the Rajasthan High Court to face the ED again on February 12, 2019.

INDIA-Bar Council Asks Lawyers Vote Against BJP If Welfare Demands Are Not Met

BCL chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has urged lawyers to vote against BGP, saying that promises made by Marendra Modi seeking votes had not been fulfilled. The BCL chairman expressed his concerns about the treatment of lawyers in relation to facilities to conduct their professions. The chairman went on to warn the government that they were going to lose if they did not address their issues. The primary demand was Rs 20 lakh insurance cover for lawyers and in case of death below the age of 65 years, 5o lakh should be offered to the families.

USA-New Bill May Cause legal Smoking Age To Rise To 100

According to a new bill proposed by Democrat Richard Creagan, the smoking age is expected to increase rapidly between 2020 and 2024. The use of e-cigarettes, chewing of tobacco and cigars were not included in the bill. Creagan believes that E-cigarettes and cigars were safer. The bill suggests that the age to buy cigarettes legally is supposed to rise to 100 by 2024. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US dimmed cigarette smoking the top cause of preventable diseases and death in the country. It is estimated that 500,000 people die every year in USA due to smoking related issues.

INDIA-Justice RF Nariman Claims That Women Do Go To War

The reply “women do go to war” came about during the hearing of a plea asking for the reviewing of law that banned women of all ages from entering Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. Indira Jaising was appearing for Kanakadurga and Bindu (the only women who entered the temple), claimed that violence was no woman’s act for they did not go to war. However, Justice RF Nariman said that women did go to war giving reference to an ancient woman leader in Delhi. The Supreme Court also reserved judgement on the review plea.

CANADA-Messaging Apps Prove To Be A Puzzle In Solving Mekayla Bali’s Disappearance

It has proved difficult to solve the disappearance of Mekal Bali who is 16 years old. This is because she made calls and conversed mainly using social media apps which are very difficult to retrieve information from. It took investigators 10 months to figure out what she was doing in her social media. Unlike in the USA., in Canada, there are jurisdictional hoops to jump before getting information. Alec Couros, an educational technology at the University of Regina claims that different apps used different architecture and levels of encryption hence difficult to get information from others. They, however, did find a video footage of Bali’s last 24 hours.

INDIA-Top Court Slams Bhushan For Passing Comments On A Sub judice Matter

Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan was sent a notice by the SC concerning a contempt petition filed by the attorney general and the center for passing comments on media about a sub judice matter. The bench listed the matter for hearing on March 7. Bhushan, who was present in the court, asked for three weeks to file a reply. The bench also approached the Supreme Court asking for a contempt proceeding against Bhushan.

India-Activist/Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj Approaches Bombay High Court Seeking Bail

PTI has reported lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj approached the Bombay HC seeking bail in connection to her Elgar Parishad case arrest. Her lawyer challenged the decision of the Pune court for neglecting his client’s bail in 2018, request claiming that the evidence against her had some faults. She was among 10 activists arrested by Pune police for steering violence and having links to a banned communist group (MAOIST).

U.S.A- Trump Calls Upon U.S. Congress To Prohibit Late-Term Abortion

U.S President Donald Trump has called upon congress to prohibit late-term abortion in his state of the union address on Tuesday, citing New York’s and Virginia’s controversies. He said in what can be termed as emotive language that people ought to work together to preserve life which is at times taken away by late-term abortion. The president slammed New York for enacting a law that gave people strong abortion privileges including late-term abortion. The president also criticized Virginia’s Governor Northam for defending a bill that would have lifted restrictions on long term abortions.

 

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