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INDIA-Priyanka Gandhi Goes Against Dynastic Politics And Chooses To Get Things Done Differently

Dynastic politics have been there for a very long time and children have inherited their parent’s and relative’s legacy over generations. Priyanka Gandhi, who has gone against this dominant regime and taken over the Party’s campaign is yet to find out how this move would affect her political career. It is rare for a parent or relative to watch someone they trimmed for leadership fail, even though they built success bridges when they were in power. We are yet to see the outcome of this hilarious act of going out of line. Gandhi is in for a fight and she’s not the type to give up. It could either revive her party or leave her stranded in the quicksands of Eastern Up politics.

 

CANADA- Blakes Nitro Program Launches Tech Solutions Incorporated With AI And Other Software Applications dedicated to improving tasks In legal work

On Thursday, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) hosted nine tech companies for a demo day at its downtown office in Toronto, to display their latest technologies in automation solutions for the legal community. The solutions incorporated AI and other software applications dedicated to improving task automation in legal work. The companies showcasing their products included Blakes’ Nitro Program, Blue J Legal, Closing Folder, Founded, HighQ, insource, Kira, Thomson Reuters, and Neota Logic Inc. Shewchun, who is the C.E.O and founder believes that all of the companies demoed will have a major impact in and outside Canada.

 

INDIA- Delhi law Department Examining JNU Sedition Case

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says that Delhi’s law department is giving a go-ahead for former JNSU president Kanhaiya Kumar examination on a sedition case. On a Twitter post, the Minister asked if stalling works on children’s schools, hospitals, installation of CCTV cameras and setting up of clinics in Delhi was not sedition. A government source has proved that the prosecution of this case is pending.

 

U.S.A-Trump Attempts To Undo President Obama’s Ultra-pro Environmental Legacy By Changing Environmental Related Laws

President Trump’s efforts to change California’s stringent low carbon fuel standards could get more complicated. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the state’s 2015 low carbon fuel standard requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is as a result of the need to mandate a 20 percent reduction by 2030 in the carbon output of fuels used for transportation in California. Trump’s proposal is expected to stop federal rules to propel fuel efficiency into the next decade. Many consider Trump’s attempt to change California’s tough emissions laws as an overall attempt to undo all of former President Barack Obama’s regulatory programs to curb emissions that contribute to diverse climate change.

 

INDIA- Tejashwi Yadav Mad At The Government For Giving Benefits Of The Poor To Those Considered ‘Economically Backwards’

Tejeshwi Yadav RGP leader has slammed down the manner in which the  Narendra Modi Government had implemented  10 % reservation for the economically backward. The leader said that the Government did not collect relevant statistics concerning the issue hence a misleading interpretation of the issue, before enacting the law. Vadar says that the Government should be ashamed of giving the benefit of the poor to those considered “economically Background” who pay a lot of tax.

 

Philippine-International VIP Law Firm Harvey Law Group (HLG) Helps Filipinos Obtain Global Citizenship Through CIPs

Harvey Law Group (HLG), an international investment law firm helps Filipinos widen their travel options around the world by acquiring second citizenship which comes with greater mobility and added advantages including ease of travel through citizenship-by-investment programs (CIP). Investment immigration, are government-approved programs offering Filipinos the opportunity to invest money into real estate, business, government bonds, or donate directly to the government – and acquire a new nationality. Since 2017, HLG has been advising Filipinos on their investment options to attain a residency or second nationality. A private meeting facility is available in Bel-Air village – strictly by appointment.

 

INDIA-Bombay High Court Refuses To Stay Release Of The Film “Manikarnika”

Actress Kangana Ranaut’s film, “Manikarnika” is expected to hit the screens on January 25, 2019, after the Bombay HC refused to put the film on halt over a petition filed by, Vivek Tambe, who claims to be the fifth defendant of Rani Laximbai upon whose life the film is based on. He claims that the film has got a lot of factual errors including the day of birth and the age of marriage of Rani Laximbai.

 

INDIA- Bombay High Court Says That There Is No Serious Harm From Non-Ionized Radiation

The HC has dismissed four petitions which claimed that there was no serious harm to human health which resulted from non-ionized radiations emitting from mobile towers. The court was hearing four petitions filed by Parel residents Biju K Balan, Kiran Shantaram, and Ravindra K Vankudre, Borivali’s Lake View Co-operative Housing Society Limited and Lower Parel’s Casa Grande Co-operative Housing Society, asking for permission to install equipment for telecommunication network on a recreational ground. The petitioner said that the erection of mobile towers jeopardizes human safety. The counsel for Reliance Jio-Infocom told the court that the court that there was no evidence of the mentioned effects.

 

INDIA- “NIA court shouldn’t have accepted photocopies as proof,” Says Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has claimed that it was a mistake for the special court NIA to accept photocopies of statements of witnesses and confessions of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, as secondary evidence. In January 2017 the NIA permitted the use of photocopies as secondary evidence, which was as a result of important files missing.

 

INDIA-Bull Tamer Participants Offered Insurance By Madras High Court

Insurance coverage for ball tamers who participated in the sport (Jalillikattu) has been ordered by Madurai District Authorities. In a petition filed by Muthukumar, it was stated that the Tamil Nadu hosts Jallikattu in many towns and villages and that the sport ended up injuring or killing people every year. After accepting submissions by the petitioner, the judges offered insurance coverage for all those who will participate in the event in the future.

 

INDIA- HC Allows 21-Year Rape Victim To Terminate 19-week Foetus

Gujarat High Court Has ordered the police to conduct the termination of a pregnancy of a gang-raped victim from Padh village. The court has also asked the police to file a FIR against the accused after which the hearing will be heard on 29th January 2019. The case involves a 21-year woman who was gang-raped in September last year.

 

ITALY- Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox

Europe’s Human rights court ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox a total of euros 18,400 due to the failure by police to provide legal assistance during questioning of her British Roommate’s murder. After seven years of legal battle, Knox was acquitted of the murder charges by Italy’s High Court in March 2015.

 

INDIA-Punjab & Haryana HC Issues Slew Of Directions To Curb Drug Abuse In State

Guidelines were issued by a bench,  including Justice Raju Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu, with an aim towards securing students and prisoners from becoming drug addicts. The court sentenced  Baljinder Singh and  Khushi Khan to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 12 years and pay a fine of Rs. 2Lakh each. The court also emphasized on smuggling issues and advocated for sensitization of prison staff and registration of addicts.

UK-European Council Urges Muslim Couple In The UK To Register Legally Before Or After Marriage Ceremony

European Council has said that Muslim couples getting married in The UK should be legally required to civilly register their marriages before or after the ceremony. After realizing that the sharia laws discriminate against women, a 47-member seat organization called for the removal of obstacles oppressing Muslim women. The commission said that human rights should be offered to anyone regardless of their Religion.

 

INDIA-Amended Rules State That No Member Would Be Eligible to Hold Office Of The Same Post For over Two Terms.

Amended rules crafted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association state that no member would be able to hold office on the same spot for more than two years. The rules also said that unless a member had his appearance recorded in cases before the court, then they will not be eligible for the contest. The rules were placed before the High Court during the hearing of a petition on election reforms by advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal.

 

AFGHANISTAN- 168 Afghan Women Police Candidates Being Trained In Turkey’s Sivas

168 Afghan cadet women are currently getting trained in the Police Vocational Education Center in Central Anatolian, province of Sivas. As a part of an agreement between Afghanistan and Turkey. The training commenced on Nov 1, 2018, and comes to an end after six months. So far, 3,333 Afghan cadets, including 1,212 women have completed their training. The recruited cadets are also educated on other matters such as law enforcement, corruption and other issues from experienced personnel. 500 mid-ranking Afghani cadets are offered training in Sivas every year.

 

INDIA-The Supreme Court 6 month lapse of Stay Orders applicable to Trial Court Proceedings

A recent order by the Karnataka HC has served to clarify that the law forwarded by the Supreme court in the Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd. v CBI case with respect to time-bound lapse of appellate court stay orders. The judgment debtor challenged the execution claiming that the SC ruling and the Karnataka HC circular only meant to curtail prolonging proceeding in trial courts. The Karnataka HC emphasized that a trial court had no authority to insist on performance of a judgment.

 

USA-Michael Cohen Former Donald Trumps’ Lawyer Not To Testify Due To “Threats” From U.S President

Michael Cohen who was President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has postponed congressional testimony claiming that the president threatened him. Cohen who is currently serving a three-year jail term over federal crimes was to testify against the dealings with Donald Trump. When Trump was asked about the matter, he said that Cohen was a liar and that he was aware of his criminal activities.

 

CANADA-How #MeToo Movement Is Transforming How Employment Law Views Harassment

People are concerned if actions of employees, employers, and employment legal professionals are changing at all, ever since the #MeToo movement brought into attention all manner of harassment and assaults. Elizabeth Bingham who is a workplace investigator said that the volume of work was certainly changing while Kelly who is the Director Of women department said that workplace harassments going public was a game changer.

 

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