Legal challenges on account of domain names

Prof. (Dr.) Sreenivasulu N.S1and Jagadish. A.T2. Domain names are assets of cyberspace3. The quintessence of domain name lies in the fact that, with growth of internet the magnitude of domain name have sky-rocketed. No doubt from birth of any technology followed by its growth it faces challenges and obstacles, so in case of domain names. With the latest enter to IPv6 (Internet protocol version 6) 128-bit...

Delhi HC Dismisses Haryana’s Plea against Maruti

Delhi HC has dismissed Haryana Government’s plea challenging its order restraining the state from prosecuting auto company Maruti for not having prior environment clearance (EC) for its unit in Rohtak. While dismissing the petition, court opined that, petition filed by Haryana environment authority against Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, saying it appeared to be filed merely to “satisfy the ego of...

Regional Legal Counsel, Google India

Google India
Job description As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative — ready to partner in initiatives that influence all...

State government not to collect stamp duty on telecom customers’ forms

Gujarat High Court asked the State Government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata Tele Services, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers’ application forms and cancel notices issued by the State Government to service providers in 2003. The Court observed that, “Initially the state government asked the companies to submit information...

Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon Bangalore

Job Description  Sr Corporate Counsel India Operations Amazon Seller Services Private Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Amazon.com, a US based MNC in the ecommerce business, is looking for a talented lawyer to fill the position of Sr Corporate Counsel to support our fast expanding operations in India. This position, based in Delhi/Bangalore and reports into the Director and Head of Legal for India...

SC Raps Centre for being ‘sloppy’ in Implementation of PNDT Act

Supreme Court of India
A bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra while rapping Centre for being ‘sloppy’ in checking female foeticide directed the Central and State Governments to give detailed information about the actions taken by them to implement Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PNDT Act). It directed that Centre to file affidavit through...

Madras HC Grants Stay on Release of “Main Hoon Rajinikanth”

Madras HC granted stay based on an application filed by Shivaji Rao Gaikwad (Rajinikanth) on release of Hindi film “Main Hoon Rajinikanth” and use of Rajinikanth’s “name, image, caricature, style of delivering dialogues” in the film. The Madras High Court granted an injunction till September 25 restraining Varsha Productions, Mumbai, from using actor Rajinikanth’s name,...

Delhi HC Asks Hindu College to Admit Under-19 World Cup Cricket Player

Delhi HC asked Delhi University’s Hindu College to grant admission under sports quota to a youth who played for India in the Under-19 World Cup Cricket, 2014. A bench of Justice Manmohan disposed of Shiv Mehra’s petition while asking the college to admit him in B.Com (H) following the compliance of admission formalities. Mehra had sought admission in the college under the sports quota and...

Give Reasons for Seeking Information under RTI Act: Madras HC

Chennai HC
Section 6 (2) of the RTI Act says, an applicant making request for information “shall not” be required to give any reason for requesting the information. However, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. A division bench comprising...

Call for Papers: National Seminar on Water Law and Policy in India

Submit by October 6, 2014 The Centre for Environment and Law, under the auspices of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, proposes to organize a National seminar on Water Law and Policy in India, on 9th October 2014, for disseminating knowledge and awareness among various sections of the society. The importance of water in sustaining life and the environment makes water conservation a...

Senior Manager/Assistant Manager – HLL Lifecare Limited

SENIOR MANAGER (LEGAL) End Date: 10.10.2014 Reference Code: HITES/NDA/LGL/01 Job Title: SENIOR MANAGER (LEGAL) About Company HITES-HLL Infra Tech Services, a fully owned subsidiary of HLL is specialized in Healthcare Infrastructure Development, Facility Management and Procurement of Medical Equipment and Devices, Expertise in Construction Management, Procurement, Engineering (Civil, Electrical,...

Legal Counsel – India – Apple

Job description Location: This role can either be based in Bangalore (preferred) or Delhi. To provide legal support to the team based in India in relation to Apple business projects and activities in India. Key Qualifications Fully qualified lawyer with relevant Indian experience. Approximately 10 years experience within the legal department of a tech/ telcos multi-national company. Other relevant...

Legal Executive / Associate – Litigation Solution

Social Networking
Job description This is a position in the Litigation Solution team with the following responsibilities: General knowledge of e-discovery platforms, including managing assignments, workflow (including the ability to suggest changes to workflow).  Individuals who are equally proficient in a greater number of platforms should be rated more highly than those whose knowledge is limited to particular platforms. Reviews...

National Workshop on Public Opinion as a Factor in Sentencing Policy

The Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Law Reforms proposes to hold a one day National Workshop on Public Opinion as a Factor in Sentencing Policy on Friday, 10th October 2014 at NUALS Campus, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala. Public opinion sometimes plays a difficult to define role in the sentencing policy of Courts. Judges are not impermeable inanimate membranes. They too are susceptible to the influence...

No to animal sacrifice in temples: Himachal HC

Freedom of Religion in India and United States of America
Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi Honourable High Court of Himachal Pradesh on September 2, 2014 banned the sacrifice of animals in temples in the state in a landmark judgment. This way, the court brought to an end the age-old practice of sacrificing animals during religious ceremonies and festivals in the hill state saying that animals cannot be permitted to be killed in a barbaric...

Ban on e-rickshaws: whether a wise and practical decision?

Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi Bench of Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul of Delhi High Court has upheld the ban on e-rickshaws, and said the Court cannot issue a writ of mandamus to legalise what is illegal as per the existing law. The petition in this issue was filed by social activist Shanawaz Khan through advocate Sugrive Dubey, seeking a ban on e-rickshaws. It...

Judiciary and the indigenous people in India

ROLE OF JUDICIARY OVER DEVELOPMENT AND THE RIGHT OF THE INDIGENOUS/TRIBAL (ADIVASI) PEOPLE IN INDIA Dr. Ghulam Yazdani1. INTRODUCTION Asia is a land full of natural and cultural wonders. But the region faces critical challenges, including poverty, water shortages and climate change. IUCN2works with states and civil society in the region to build solutions together. India i.e., Bharat is one of the...

Article 38(1) of ICJ and sources of International Law

Critically discuss whether Article 38(1) of ICJ Statute exhaustively enumerates all sources of International Law. Dipti Srivastava, Student of Law, Jindal Global Law School Sources are the fundamental basis of International Law, which has the force of creating rights and obligations on the states concerned1. This paper attempts to answer a critical question discussing whether there are additional sources...

Death penalty convicts may be heard in open Court: SC

Supreme Court while hearing writ petitions seeking the Court to address the question as to whether review of death penalty awarded in rarest of rare cases should continue to be done in the privacy of the Judges’ chambers or transparently in open court ruled that reviewing its own decisions on death row prisoners in an open court is a fundamental right. A Five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme...

Custodial Deaths and its Preventive Measures

Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi As per Section 57 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, a police-officer cannot detain an accused person in custody for more than twenty four hours if he is arrested without warrant. Article 22 of the Constitution also mandates the arrested person to be produced before Magistrate within 24 hours. In case, police-officer considers it necessary to...