Spot fixing and Betting Scam in Cricket

Sport fixing Betting scam in cricket
Mahima Gherani Since time immemorial cricket, once called  “The Gentlemen’s Game” is one of the most widely played and accepted sport which now involves corrupt activities like spot fixing and sports betting as one of the fastest types of global crime and also an easy way of earning money. Betting on cricket matches in India has now become a tradition as it has been on the upswing ever since...

Online Rummy is not gambling, says SC

Play Rummy Online in India, Online Rummy Websites
A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and S.A. Bobde of Supreme Court while hearing an appeal challenging a Madras high court ruling that playing rummy with stakes amounts to gambling, said that the verdict will not impact online rummy websites. Judgment came after a bunch of petitions filed by clubs and online rummy companies against the Madras High Court verdict that declared rummy for stakes...

Suspension of life term sentence denied

Life term imprisonment
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court upholding the contentions of the public prosecutor that, the appellant did not deserve to be let out on bail since the charge of murdering a young girl in a gruesome manner had been proved before the trial court beyond all reasonable doubts, dismissed the application of the convict to suspend his life term. The public prosecutor also contented that, the appellant...

CSR and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari1&Anurag Yadav2. Abstract We smell itevery day, we see it every day,we are surrounded by waste generated by ourselves.The present Central Government with a view to clean the surroundings and maintain an ecofriendly atmosphere, which will lead us to a healthy lifestyle, introduced Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The government has introduced...

DOT ordered to ban porn sites in India

Porn websites blocked in India
Most of the websites which are delivering pornographic contents are at present in accessible in India, on several Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). With effect from August 1, 2015 most of the internet service providers are displaying either a blank page or “Directory does not exist”. Some browser displayed even the message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received...

Google secures Indian Patent [for annotations associated with video files]

Google India
Internet giant Google secured an Indian Patent for an invention regarding a method and system for transferring annotations associated with video files. Earlier in the year 2009, Google filed the Patent Application for Annotation Framework for Video, as a national phase application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Accordingly, the application was examined under the Sections 12 and 13 of the...

How death of net neutrality will kill net activism

Net neutrality
Mishika Bajpai & Anish Vohra, Students of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Noida ABSTRACT One of the prominent reasons behind the success of net activism has been the free flow of internet. Social media is bombarded with comments and discussions that take place online on all sorts of policies dealing with the society. Current affairs reach out to people in the fastest ways possible; making the general...

IP Issues in India: EU-India Free Trade Agreement

Call for Papers
KanikaSatyan, Student of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Pune ABSTRACT India adopted the Liberalization Privatization and Globalization Policy in the year 1991 as part of the Economic Reform Policy. The adoption of these policies changed the entire economic scenario in the country paving way for more foreign investments, export etc. In furtherance of the same efforts, India entered into multiple free trade...

Premam Movie: Online Piracy and the film industry

Premam Movie Poster Malar
Piracy is a term we are frequently hearing since, last two weeks, where the censor copy of the Nivin Pauly starrer Malayalam Super hit movie “Premam”, was available online. The movie already collected around 30 Crore in the Box Office. Since, then internet piracy and the copyright infringement became a hot topic of discussion across the media in the South Indian State, Kerala. Here, in this era...

No personal information even if she is your wife, Rules Karnataka High Court

RTI
While considering an application under the provisions of Right to Information Act, seeking certain information relating to the passport issued to his wife by the Regional Passport Officer, Passport officer rejects husband’s RTI application, and informed the applicant that, the info cannot be furnished. Such information is not liable to be disclosed in view of the provision of Section 8(1)(j)...

Judges Appointing Judges and collegium system

Supreme Court of India
The five-member constitution bench headed by J S Khehar of the Honourable Supreme Court, while hearing the case which challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act where the Act seeks to replace the two-decades-old collegium system, said that, the Constitution framer would have turned in his grave many times “with all that is happening”. Apex Court’s observation came when...

Racial discrimination in the ancient India

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Sai Manoj Reddy, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai History (Ancient India) The least challenged racism remains that of Indian Caste system. Indo-Aryans started the Caste system in India after they conquered it, to preserve their racial purity in India. Now the Caste system is a part of Hinduism. The Hindu religious name for the Caste system is Verna, which literally means color system. Darker-skinned...

Growth of justice, equity and good conscience

Legal System in India
Mahima Gherani, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai The origins of imports of common law into India have been seen from the early 1661 onwards. From the early charters, which established English Courts in India wanted the judges to act according to ‘justice, equity and good conscience’ in deciding cases when no source of law was identifiable1. The phrase “justice, equity, and good conscience”...

Influence of English law in Indian legal system

Law
Lohitashwa Pratap Singh, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai In India the concept and principles and rules of the English law initially spread over a few provinces and gradually over all the states in India. It is well known that British came to India to advance themselves, to establish themselves as traders and acquired power and having acquired power, declared themselves as rulers of the whole...

A critique on phishing crime in India

Cyber crime, phishing case in india, ecommerce
Yogesh Prasad Kolekar1. ABSTRACT A Phishing a crime of fraud or deception through emails. The perpetrator sends email resembling legitimate one to lure the user to reveal a password or financially vital code. As opening an email account is a simple process and does not require any factual identity verification, hence, emails are also a popular medium to commit...

A Review of Biomedical Waste (Management and Handing) Rules, 1998

Waste Management a serious social issue
Dr. Sujata Pawar,1B.Com, LL.M,NET,SET, PhD ABSTRACT The Government of India, has notified Biomedical Waste (Management and handing) Rules, 1998 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986  and is applicable to all persons who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose, or handle biomedical waste in any form. The World Health Organization estimated that around 20% of the total waste...

Growth of criminal law in India

Law
Mahima Gherani, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai The present criminal system of India was not a sudden creation. It has been evolved as the result of slow and gradual process and bears the imprint of the different period of Indian history. In this article, we can understand how criminal law developed over years in India in a systematic format starting...

Judicial reforms in ancient India: An overview

Law
Balakumar Rajendran, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai Lord Cornwallis succeeded Warren Hastings and came to India in September 1786 and he continued to be the Governor General up to 1793. He introduced reforms in the administration of civil and criminal justice, and great success was achieved in controlling corruption. The regulating act did not establish a control over the directors of the...

Development of legislative authorities in India from 1861-1935

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Mahima Gherani, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai Tracing back Indian history, we have seen the emergence of new legislative authorities over time, one outsourcing the other and coming up with new developments and amendments. In this material we analyse the growth of legislative authorities and their impact in India between the period of 1861 to 1935. Focussing from the roots of development,...

Tough time for Kejriwal’s government: SC issues notice

AAP Leader Arvind Kejriwal
Supreme Court of India A bench of Justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit, while refusing to stay Delhi HC order allowing Anti- Corruption Bureau of Delhi to take action against officials in corruption cases, clarified that observation made by the High Court on Ministry of Home Affairs notification of May 21 was tentative in nature and it would not be binding. Apex Court described as tentative a high court...