Parliament Update – Winter Session 2012
Parliament plans to introduce following 10 New Bills during 2012 Winter Session between 22nd November, 2012 – 20th December, 2012
- The Agricultural Bio-Security Bill, 2012
- The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2012
- The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2012
- The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill, 2012
- The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2012
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012
- The Governor’s (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012
- The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012
- The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2012
- The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2012
Source: PRS India
HC commutes death term in Dwarka triple murder case
The death sentence of the businessman who killed his wife and children was reduced to life imprisonment by the High Court of Delhi. While, delivering the judgment, division bench of justice S Ravindra Bhat and justice Pratibha Rani observed that;
though the heartless nature of the crime is shocking, yet, it cannot be said that the appellant is irredeemable as a human being; he is not “shut out from God and man” for the court to say that death penalty is the only sentence fit for his crime, and that it falls within the rarest of rare category of offences.
Accordingly, the sentence of death imposed by the Trial Court was reduced to life imprisonment, which shall mean the rest of his life as held in Swamy Shraddananda @ Murali Manohar Mishra v. State of Karnataka
After two minutes the content/information in the broadcast can be commercially exploited by any person: Delhi HC
Delhi HC while hearing Star India v Piyush Agarwal and Ors, held that, after two minutes the content/information in the broadcast can be commercially exploited by any person. Court is of the opinion that, after a period of two minutes of the first broadcast the information will become information in the public domain which is ordinary news for not being taken as part of the first broadcast. After two minutes the content/information in the broadcast can be commercially exploited by any person.
The HC decided the time lag period to be of two minutes because in today’s world technology has really reached stupendous heights that the dissemination of information is very fast. A period of two minutes from the first broadcast is more than sufficient time so that the broadcaster can exclusively exploit anything associated to his first broadcast. Thereafter, it is impermissible to stifle the news which comes into public domain.