Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds


Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to punish West Bengal police officials who have sat on protest with CM Mamata Banerjee for violation of All India Services (conduct) Rules 1968/AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969. Disciplinary Action to be initiated against the below police officers: -Virendra Kumar, IPS, Director General of West Bengal Police -Vineet Kumar GoyalContinue reading “Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds”

Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University takes over Oyez’s U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings database


Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University’s nonprofit site Legal Information Institute joined forces to take over Oyez website’s database of over 8000 hours of U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings. The deal took place due to Oyez’s unclear future in the wake of it’s founder Jerry Goldman’s retirement date approaching. Jerry Goldman, who is aContinue reading “Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University takes over Oyez’s U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings database”

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Source: Foreign Policy

Supreme Court against the prevailing adjournment culture, new process put in place


The recently appointed Chief Justice of India, Justice R M Lodha said that adjournment with respect to hearing in cases would not be ordered on the mere request from lawyers.  “The culture of adjournment has to go. Seeking adjournment of scheduled hearing of cases at the drop of a hat must go. Unless a lawyerContinue reading “Supreme Court against the prevailing adjournment culture, new process put in place”

Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri


You can try your hand at a host of different things until you zero in on any one of them, believes Rashi Anand Suri, partner at law firm S N Gupta & Co. In the initial years of her career, Ms. Suri tried her hand at numerous legal streams before finally settling down for corporateContinue reading “Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri”

Assange’s prosecution likely after Manning’s conviction on espionage charges


The likelihood of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s prosecution by the United States as a co-conspirator has moved a step closer following the conviction of Army private, Bradley Manning on espionage charges on Tuesday. The view is shared by his attorney and civil liberties groups alike. Manning is found guilty of numerous violations under Espionage ActContinue reading “Assange’s prosecution likely after Manning’s conviction on espionage charges”

Samsung’s S4 GPU powering chip Exynos 5 Octa benchmark scores may be rigged: Reports


The reigning smartphone manufacturer Samsung has been caught cheating in benchmark tests according to latest report findings. Samsung is boosting the performance benchmark scores of its recent and best system-on-chip, the Exynos 5 Octa, that has made it a favourite of the reviewers and product evaluators. “Oh hell Samsung, shame on you!” was said byContinue reading “Samsung’s S4 GPU powering chip Exynos 5 Octa benchmark scores may be rigged: Reports”

Dubai rape case: Norwegian women ‘free to go’


The Norwegian woman who was the centre of attention during a Dubai rape case dispute has been pardoned and is free to leave Dubai. Marte Deborah Dalelv (Norwegian) is the woman who had to undergo all the trouble and is actually an Interior designer who went to Dubai on a business trip in March, whenContinue reading “Dubai rape case: Norwegian women ‘free to go’”

Der Spiegel report alleges US of spying on key EU offices


German magazine Der Spiegel has alleged US of spying on core EU premises in New York and Washington in one of its report, citing a secret 2010 document. The head of European Parliament has demanded “full clarification” from the US over the report alleging America bugging key EU premises. Martin Schulz said that if theContinue reading “Der Spiegel report alleges US of spying on key EU offices”