Prolawctor Daily News Update| 16 September 2020
Prolawctor Daily News Update
Bombay high court- ‘rape is not just forcible intercourse, it means to inhabit and destroy everything.
The bail of application was rejected by Bombay High court of a man who was accused of multiple sexual assaults of minor.
Bench of Justice Bharati Dangre , taking man’s age and his relationship with the girls family and the man was married and has two children ,rejected his submission that the relationship was consensual.
The relationship of accused with the victim girl was fiduciary and he put girl in vulnerable situation he only assumed her consent and her consent is not a free consent.
Supreme Court – restart the investigation into Vijayawada Covid-19 centre fire
- The Supreme Court ordered to recommence the investigation of Vijayawada fire tragedy.
- The executives of Ramesh hospital are to be investigated in this case.
- The incident resulted in death of 10 patients.
- The investigation will also look for violation of government’s safety rules done by authorities of Ramesh Hospital.
Facebook skips Delhi panel hearing
- Facebook executive skipped Delhi panel hearing of ‘ peace and harmony ‘ committee.
- They contend that they have already appeared before the panel.
- The panel said that it would amount to final warning to social networking site.
SC will hold a workshop to create awareness about mental health.
SC will hold workshop to create awareness on mental health issues during Covid-19 pandemic.
This initiative is envisioned by Chief Justice of India Justice SA Bobde for overall wellness.
CPCB asked for SOP for eateries on Highway
NGT has directed CPCB to come up with standard operating procedure (SOP) for eateries on highways following the plea over illegal dumping and burning of waste by eateries and restaurants on GT road, Murthal.
NLAT retest marred again by technical glitches
In retest of NLAT following several complaints of technical issues, the candidates still faced the login and related issues. It is unclear as to how many students appeared for the test but according to the press release about 80% students appeared for it.
SC indicated that it may direct MHPC to examine the prisoner’s parole
In a plea filed by activist Medha Patkar SC bench headed by chief Justice S A Bobde indicated that it may direct the Maharashtra High Powered Committee(MHPC) to examine every individual’s case for emergency parole and bail in overcrowded jails considering the covid-19 pandemic.
Punjab Ex-DGP Saini gets protection in murder case
The SC has released the direction for protection from arrest to Punjab Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini in the 1991 case of Murder and kidnapping.
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, arguing for Saini, said “Now the other two proclaimed offenders who were accused with me (Saini), got bail and turned approvers. Such an anticipatory bail should run till the end, in view of the Pradeep Ram verdict. One district judge has recalled the order of the other district Judge. How can this be done? It was noted that bail was granted at a nascent stage. Is 30 years a nascent stage? The government is after me because I had filed two charge sheets which have the current Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh as the accused. This is why they are after me.”
After registration of FIR, statements of approvers had been recorded and witnesses in the police station had for the first time stated that the picture of Multani released to have escaped from the prison was not Multani’s at all, said by Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra.
The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah said: “This case is from 1991. After 30 years what is the hurry to arrest him? He would not arrested till further notice”, we will grant you time to file a reply. While hearing of Anticipatory bail plea filed by Saini.
While Saini challenged the order of court dismissing the plea of anticipatory bail. However, Protection will run for further notice.
PIL filed to get the definition of minority
PIL has been filed by Selina Khongdup in the Meghalaya HC seeking directions from the government to define ‘minority’ and to secure fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 21, Article 29 and Article 30 of the Indian Constitution for benefits of economically weaker or poor people and further, direction was given in the TMA Pai case to identify and notify minority under the NCM Act 1992 on state wise basis.
The petition sought to declare the Hindus (11.53%) and other indigenous religions of Meghalaya,like NiamKhasi, Niamtynrai, and Songsarek, which had been enumerated in census report of 2011 as other religions, consisting of only 8.71%to be as a minority on state wise basis in terms of the NCM Act 1992.
Delay in disposal is not ground for transfer of proceeding
The petitioner wanted his case to be transferred to Delhi HC from Telangana HC.
Justice V Ramasubramanian stated that delay cannot be a ground to transfer a petition to another HC.
SC denied the transfer of proceedings from one HC to another and held that “it was a strange prayer and every court has its own limitations and the ground of delay in disposal cannot be accepted for transferring the matter”.
Inferno blazes in Beirut
- Third blaze of fire reported in Beirut.
- No injuries have been reported.
- The inferno broke out in the city’s popular building designed by renowned late Zaha Hadid.
- Zaha Hadid was a British Architect born in Iraq.
Refugees on Greek island to take shelter in Germany
- 1500 refugees taking shelter on Greek island after the disaster will move to Germany.
- The chancellor Angela Merkel and The Interior Minister Horst Seehofer agreed on the plan.
- Terrorism and weapons trafficking charges against US spy
- The US spy named Matthew John Health plotting against the oil industry and electricity system of the country Venezuela charged with terrorism, subversive activities and weapon trafficking.
- Three Venezuelan citizens, one member of military was charged for betraying the country by plotting with the spy and helping him throughout.
- A grenade launcher, plastic explosives, satellite phone, bag of US dollars seized.
Ordinance on Jadhav extends
- Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by Military court of Pakistan.
- India approached ICJ challenging the death sentence.
- ICJ ruled to undertake an effective review and reconsideration.
- Jadhav was arrested from the restive Baluchistan province on charges of espionage and terrorism. India states that the ex-navy officer had business interests after his retirement; kidnapped from Iran.
- The review and reconsideration ordinance were to be expired on September 17.
- Pakistan parliament extended the ordinance for four months.
- The ordinance allowed Jadhav to file an appeal against his conviction in a High Court which is required by the International Court of Justice.
Around 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft were deployed in central Portugal to suppress the spreading fire blaze due to the wildfires
The wildfires in Portugal set its beginning from Sunday which has now spread over 55 kilometers (34 miles) in Portugal.
The fire blazes have now spread into the dense and hilly woodland, causing much harm to the flora and fauna of the region.
In order to control the widespread wildfires in central Portugal around Proenca-a-Nova, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Lisban, and to help people evacuate the region, almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft were deployed in the affected area, on Monday and around two dozen people were evacuated from hamlets.
The US Customs and Border Protection released an order pertaining to freezing imports from companies in the Xinjiang region due to suspected forced labor
US Customs and Border Protection ordered freezing of imports from 4 companies and a manufacturing facility in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, which produce cotton, clothing and computer parts.
The action of blocking the imports comes as a result of suspicion of forced labor which includes forced work by Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, who have been unlawfully detained as part of a massive campaign against ethnic minorities in the region.
It is further suspected that around one million people are detained and are subject to forced labor.
The US has exercised its authority to halt imports from Xinjiang region of China under the 1930 Tariff Act, according to which; in order to ensure fair competition with US manufacturers and keep tainted products out of the supply chain, the Act prohibits imports produced with prison or slave labor.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bill proposing re-writing of Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, was passed by the House of Commons by a majority ratio of 340 to 263
The Prime Minister Johnson’s proposed Internal Market Bill was passed by the House of Commons by a majority vote of 340 to 263.
The Bill which intends to change major parts of the Brexit Divorce Deal; is now all set to be introduced in the next stage of Parliamentary process of approval.
The PM further described the proposed Internal Market Bill as an “essential” element in order to ensure UK’s economic and political integrity.
The action has not only escalated tension between UK and the EU but has also attracted a warning from the EU of taking legal action against UK if UK does not withdraw the bill by the end of the month.
Belarus leader visits Russia
- On Monday Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited Russia for both Political and Financial support.
- Alexander Lukashenko talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
- Mr Putin said Russia will provide $ 1.5 billion.
China Covid-19 vaccine may be ready for general public use in early November
On Monday CDL chief biosafety expert Guizhen Wu said Clinical trial of phase 3 is proceeding smoothly and could be ready for public use in early November.
China has four Covid-19 vaccine bin the final stage of clinical trial according to health authorities in the country.
Chilies Transported to Bangladesh by Indian Railways’ First Ever International service
- World famous Guntur Chilli was transported
- The project was completed by Guntur Railway Division
India Became Member of UN’s Economic and Social Council
- India and Afghanistan both were elected as the members from Asia-Pacific states of UN’s Commission of on Status of Women, a Body of Economic and Social Council
- India got 38 out of 54 ballots
- China failed to secure its seat
- TS Trimurti is the permanent representative of India to women
- On 18 July, 2018 India was elected as the non-permanent member of United State Security council
Government Banned the Export of Onion
- All varieties of export of onion is banned weather cut, sliced or broken in powder
- Shortage in supply is the main reason given for the ban
Snapdeal Tests Last-Mile Delivery Using Ottonomy IO’s Robots
Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The online retailer and mobility startup Ottonomy IO LLC have successfully tested the autonomous delivery rovers—the size of a small cooler on wheels, rolling along sidewalks and streets—in Delhi-National Capital Region.
CSIR, Aurobindo Pharma Collaborate To Develop Covid-19 Vaccine
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. would collaborate to develop vaccines to protect against Covid-19.
Under the signed agreement between CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and Aurobindo Pharma, the two for development of several novel Covid-19 vaccines
Dell to Trim Workforce This Week in Move to Stay Competitive
Dell Technologies Inc. notified employees that it will eliminate jobs this week as the hardware giant seeks to cut costs while navigating a faltering global economy.
Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke told staff during a quarterly all-hands meeting Monday that the workforce reductions won’t be limited to any particular team or division within Dell.
Citigroup to Resume Job Cuts after Pausing for Pandemic
Citigroup Inc. will resume job cuts starting this week, joining rivals such as Wells Fargo & Co. in ending an earlier pledge to pause staff reductions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The reductions will affect less than 1% of the bank’s global workforce, the company said Monday in a statement. With recent hiring, overall headcount probably won’t decline.
Murray to give wild card entry | French open
- Andy Murray was given a wild card entry in the finals of French open
- He is a player from Great Brittan and the number one player in the former times.
- He was given a wild card entry in the U.S. opens also, where he dropped to rank 129 because of his injuries and was improved after two games.
Global pandemic made BWF to postpone Uber cup and Thomas
- The Badminton World Federation postpones the Uber cup and Thomas because of the corona virus pandemic.
- The federation released a statement the tough decision of postponement was made with the agreement and consultation of the local host in Denmark in full.
- They also added that they were looking for the positive date of scheduling the event which cannot be possible before the coming year 2021.