The Legal Chronicle

GNLU LSC Newsletter

Sixth Issue: 15th September - 25th September

Banking Law

Government considering to introduce 100 percent FDI in Private sector banks

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Finance to increase FDI in Pvt. Sector Banks from 76% to 100% with a view to increase foreign fund inflows in the country. Currently, 49% FDI is available through an automatic route and can subsequently be increased to a full 76% with an approval from Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

For more information, please visit:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/100-Percentage-FDI-in-Private-Banks-on-Cards/2015/09/18/article3033660.ece

Constitutional Law

Rajasthan passes two Bills on reservation

The Rajasthan Assembly on Tuesday passed two Bills providing five per cent reservation to Gujjars and some other communities under special backward classes (SBC) and, in a one of its kind legislative attempt in India, a 14 per cent quota to economically backward classes (EBC) of unreserved categories.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/rajasthan-passes-two-bills-on-reservation-115092300042_1.html

Criminal Law

No conviction in bribery cases solely on basis of recovery of the amount money

A bench comprising of Chief Justice H L Dattu, Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice Amitava Roy held that mere recovery of currency cannot be considered as bribe, for any such act to be a bribe, proof of the amount being demanded is necessary. The Supreme Court held this while disposing the case of an Assistant Director of Technical education department of Andhra Pradesh, who was allegedly caught red-handed for taking a bribe of Rs 500 in 1996.

For more information, please visit:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Recovery-of-bribe-money-not-enough-to-convict-a-babu-SC/articleshow/48992831.cms

Cyber Law

Government Withdraws Draft Encryption Policy

The Central government in order to increase security of data over the internet recently proposed encryption policy, only to withdraw it later due to public pressure over infringement of privacy in the name of security.

For more, read http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology-topstories/all-you-need-to-know-national-encryption-policy-draft-released/article1-1392079.aspx

Intellectual Property Law

Dr Reddy's, Biomarin Settles Patent Dispute Over Kuvan Tablets

Resolving an intellectual property dispute The California-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical has entered into a settlement agreement with Dr Reddy's Laboratories, allowing it to market a version of Kuvan 100mg medicine in the US at a later stage, probably after 5 years. Kuvan tablet is used to treat HPA (hyperphenylalaninemia) in adults and children.

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49043062.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Labour Law

Millions of Workers in India Protest Labour Reforms

More than hundred million of workers went on strike across the country against Narendra Modi’s labour policies. This was a major show of strength by the All India Trade Union as the effect of the protest could be seen on Banks, Construction sites and transport staff too.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/millions-strike-india-government-labour-reforms-150902121919088.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11840570/Millions-strike-in-India-to-protest-against-Modis-labour-reforms.html

International

Ukrainian Nationalists Protest Against the Rebel Autonomy

The capital city of Ukraine, Kiev, was splattered with blood as the nationalists protest against the granting of special status to the eastern part of the country faced voting in Parliament. The violence took place right outside the parliament which resulted in the death of a Ukrainian guardsman and injured around 100 others. The nationalists have been continuously condemning this special status, stating that motive behind this move is to oblige the Russian-backed rebels who have control over this area.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/31/blast-kiev-parliament-ukraine-mps-back-more-autonomy-for-rebels

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/kiev-riots-horrifying-footage-shows-6355158

Miscellaneous

SC Rejects PIL On Confidential Documents On Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Rejecting a PIL on confidential documents related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the SC asked the petitioner either to wait for a response from the Centre or to plead before the High Court to release documents in the possession of the Central government.

For more, follow http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sc-refuses-to-entertain-pil-on-confidential-documents-on-subhash-chandra-bose/articleshow/49043591.cms

No Lifting of Beef Ban During Bakri Eid: Bombay High Court

In March, the Maharashtra government had banned the slaughter of bulls and calves in the state, where cow slaughter was already illegal. It made possession, transportation and consumption of beef a punishable offence.

A bench headed by Justice Abhay S Oak said it could not take a drastic decision of staying the provisions of the law that will temporarily lift the ban.

For more, follow http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bombay-high-court-refuses-to-relax-ban-on-sale-of-beef-for-Bakri-Eid-in-Maharashtra/articleshow/49045444.cms

Telangana Government action of removing 26 Castes From Backward Community List attracts litigation

The SC on Monday issued a notice to the Telangana government asking it to state the reason for omission of 26 castes from the backward communities list. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Rayalseema regions is the reason for this contentious issue which was raised by the Setti Balija caste in Telangana.

For more, follow http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/sc-notice-on-omission-of-26-castes-from-bc-list/article7676120.ece

Just For Fun

When the Team work for the Betterment

It's the hard-working LSC team which has transformed the old dull LSC room into a dynamic photo gallery. Come and visit the LSC room and acquaint yourselves with the recent socio-legal topics. The paintings are nothing but a pictorial representation of LSC moto i.e. Awareness, Assertion, Action.


See here: https://gnlulsc.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/the-lsc-room-a-sneak-peak/

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