India: Tanushree Dutta Petitions Nana Patekar Over Sexual Harassment In 2008
A veteran actor, Nana Patekar was on Saturday petitioned by Tanushree Dutta over an alleged sexual assault in a filming session to record a song titled “Horn Ok Please” way back in 2008. Dutta filed the petition at the Oshiwara police station and requested the police to also investigate the producer, Sameer Siddiqui, and the film’s director, Rakesh Sarang. The police in a statement after receiving her petition promised to start the investigation on Sunday.
India: Law University Ranking: NLSIU To Appeal Its Composite Score
The National Law School India University over the weekend protested the recent rating report released by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC). The Council had evaluated all the Law Universities in the country using some yardsticks. NAAC had scored the National Law School India University low (3.06/4) in their composite score, but with an ‘A’ grade. The rating report showed that the National Law University, Delhi, Nalsar Hyderabad, National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack, and the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala are now ahead of the National Law School India University. NLSIU accreditation coordinator, Professor Ashok Patil said the school would file an appeal because NAAC used a new scheme to evaluate the University.
New Zealand: Right Group Condemns New Zealand’s Abortion Law
A group critical of the country’s aborting law on Sunday said the New Zealand’s abortion law was discriminatory and an Infringement on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of pregnant women. The group made this remark in a press release issued after a meeting to deliberate how the government can repeal abortion laws. The group called on the government to consider amending the laws in the face struggle to achieve gender equality.
India: Law Enforcement Agencies Support RBI’s Move To Localise Data
Security agencies in the country over the weekend jointly supported the moves by the Reserve Bank of India to localize the data of banks users. They asserted that localization of data would help them to track not just online transactions, but social media conversations that are intended to cause a breach of public peace. The RBI had informed members of the public of its intention to create data centers throughout the country before October 15. Recall that security agencies have before now requested the government to take action on the issue of cybersecurity.
India: Extra-Judicial Confession Can Convict Suspects If Voluntary, SC Says
The Supreme Court bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and R Banumathi has said that extra-judicial confession can be used to convict a suspect provided that it inspired confidence and the court is satisfied with the confession. The court further asserted in its verdict that extra-judicial confession supported by independent evidence can be considered by a court of competent jurisdiction to convict a suspect.
Ireland: Comedian Stephen Fry Petitioned For Blasphemy
A popular Comedian, Stephen Fry over the weekend was petitioned by an anonymous person for Act of blasphemy. The anonymous petitioner had filed a complaint with the police, requesting the police to investigate Fry over an alleged anti-blasphemy legislation breach. If found culpable, Fry could cough out a fine of 25,000 Euros. Recall that in 2015, Fry had allegedly made a blasphemy remark about God when he was interviewed on RTE Television about his views on God.
India: Missing JNU Student: Delhi HC To Deliver Judgement Today
There are indications that the Delhi high court bench of justices S. Muralidhar and Vinod Goel will today deliver judgment on a plea to trace a missing JNU student whose name is Najeeb Ahmed. Ahmed has been missing for over two years now. The mother had moved the court to compel the police and the school authorities to trace her son. Recall that the court had reserved its verdict on September 4 after concluding the hearing on the case. CBI took over the case from the Delhi police last year May.
India: Delhi University: Delhi HC Refuses To Stay CIC’s Order On Answer Sheet Inspections Through RTI
The Delhi High Court has given students a boost following its decision not to stay the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) regarding the inspection of answer sheets via RTI. The Delhi University had moved the court to stay the CIC’s order. The court after dismissing the suit said it will study the legal validity of the CIC’s order. Recall that an ex-law student of the University had dragged the University before the CIC in 2016 for refusing the inspection of his answer sheet. The CIC ruled in his favor.
Australia: Police Uncovers Secret Drug Lab In Morphett Vale Neighborhood
The Australian police based on a tipoff on Sunday raided a secret drug laboratory located in close proximity to a primary school in the neighborhood of Morphett Vale. Various forms of hard drugs, including, 11kg of methamphetamine, which worth millions of dollars were uncovered in the raid. The police led by Superintendent Mark Trenwith said the drugs must have been imported from Southeast Asia by a drug syndicate.
India: Bombay HC Directs Maharashtra Government To Implement SSA In Homes For Special Kids
The Bombay High Court bench of Justices AS Oka and MS Sonak on Friday directed the Maharashtra Government to implement the flagship education program ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)’ in the state-owned homes for special children. The issue was brought before the court by the Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities through an affidavit. The Commissioner had prayed the court to compel the government to implement the scheme.
India: Wastage Of Underground Water: West Bengal Government To Enact Underground Water Laws
The West Bengal Government over the weekend expressed worried over the way underground water is being wasted in the city and hence said that it would soon enact underground water Act to curb the practice. The government directed the Department of Water Resource Investigation & Development to immediately carry out an assessment of underground water condition in the city and submit the report before 31st December 2018.
US: What To Expect If Senate Clears Brett Kavanaugh As Supreme Court Justice
Americans are eager to know what becomes of the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh if the US Senate finds him worthy to sit in the Supreme Court bench. If he is cleared by the Senate, Kavanaugh would replace Anthony Kennedy in big cases. Americans should not expect much changes because most decisions of the Supreme Court are taken by majorities. Recall that Kavanaugh was alleged of sexual assault, a case still pending before the Senate.
UK: Scottish Law Likely To Change UK Map
A bill by the Scottish government is expected to become a law this week following the passage of the bill by the Scottish Assembly in May this year. The bill dubbed “Island Bill” will ban cartographers from the practice of always putting Shetland in a box. Analysts are of the view that the new law, when implemented, would change the map of the United Kingdom.
Canada: NTSB Faults Canadian Pilots For Near-Accident In San Francisco Airport
The United States National Transportation Safety Board over the weekend faulted two Canadian pilots working for Air Canada for a near-accident which occurred last year. The pilots were flying two separate jets inbound the San Francisco airport. They became confused about the runway and taxiway on getting to the airport. According to an NTSB official, they nearly collided with over 4 airplanes.