Lawyers in Delhi's lower courts called a strike today to protest against an attack on three judges traveling together in a car on Thursday evening, Vodafone GC Andre Jerome quits; Saroj Panigrahi, ex- legal head of Reliance Life Insurance has taken over, Copyright Amendment Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod, 71 additional special courts to deal with CBI cases and much more.
Delhi judges beaten up by motorcyclist; Lawyers strike in protest
In a suspected case of road rage, three judges and the driver of the car they were travelling in were attacked by unidentified motorcyclists in south Delhi last evening. The judges were returning home from the Saket district court, where they work, when their car hit a motorcycle. Lawyers in Delhi's lower courts have called a strike today to protest against the attack.
Vodafone GC Andre Jerome quits; Saroj Panigrahi, ex- legal head of Reliance Life Insurance has taken over
British telecom giant Vodafone General Counsel Andre Jerome has stepped down after spending ten years with the company. Jerome's exit comes at a crucial phase as Vodafone is eagerly awaiting the government's next salvo, which is expected when the Finance Bill formally becomes an Act. However, Saroj Panigrahi, ex- head of the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial function of Reliance Life Insurance has already replaced Jerome’s position.
Copyright Amendment Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod
The Copyright Amendment Bill was on Thursday approved by the Rajya Sabha to remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related to the digital world and internet. The Bill also seeks to bring Indian laws in conformity with international norms and World Intellectual Property Organization.
Facebook GC Ted Ullyot’s role is about to transform with Facebook going Public
As Facebook’s IPO transforms the social network from private venture to a publicly held corporation, Facebook’s GC Ullyot’s role is about to undergo its own metamorphosis—both in terms of the disclosure and governance responsibilities that fall to the GC of a public company, as well as the intense scrutiny that Facebook will encounter as it begins trying to meet its new investors’ mega-growth expectations.
Several Top Corporate and Wall Street executives potential witness at insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta
Several top corporate and Wall Street executives including Goldman Sachs Group Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein could be potential witnesses at the insider-trading trial of former Goldman and Procter & Gamble Co director, Rajat Gupta which is due to start Monday. The list also includes A.G. Lafley, the former chairman, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble; Kenneth I. Chenault, the chairman and CEO and Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. amongst others.
Government repeals 415 redundant laws
Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said 415 obsolete and redundant laws have been repealed and 17 Acts were in various stages of being withdrawn.
Rs. 2,500 crore to clear pending court cases; 71 additional special courts to deal with CBI cases
In order to clear the backlog of over 2.76 crore cases in subordinate judiciary, the 13th Finance Commission has allocated a grant of Rs 2,500 crore for setting up morning, evening, shift and special magistrate courts for the purpose. An amount of Rs. 681.66 crore has so far been released out of the total grant. The Centre has also decided to set up 71 additional special courts for the purpose of dealing with the CBI cases in different states.
Kerala police file Chargesheet in Italian marines case
A special investigation team (SIT) of the Kerala Police Friday filed a chargesheet against two Italian marines accused of shooting dead two Indian fishermen from aboard a ship.
Cabinet note moved on FDI in airlines
The government is expected to soon take a view on the proposal of allowing foreign airlines to buy stakes in domestic carriers as the Industry Ministry has moved the final cabinet note on the matter.
SRA scraps minimum wages for trainees
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to abolish the minimum wage requirement for trainee solicitors in favour of the national minimum wage of £6.08 per hour.