Category: legal news

Abhishek Banerjee sends legal notice to Suvendu for graft allegation

Source:- Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has sent a legal notice to BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and sought an unconditional apology from him within 36 hours for levelling corruption allegations against him. Adhikari had made “vile, uncouth, false, malicious, and defamatory” statements against the Diamond Harbour MP during a BJP meeting at Khejuri on Tuesday,

Australia to reveal laws to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Source:- Australia’s government will reveal legislation in Parliament on Wednesday that would make Facebook and Google pay for journalism. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Tuesday that the legislation to create the News Media Bargaining Code will be scrutinized by a parliamentary committee following its introduction and before lawmakers vote on it next year. This is a

Another legal notice to Kangana Ranaut over ‘derogatory’ tweet

Source:- The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, seeking an unconditional apology for her “derogatory” tweet in which she had allegedly misidentified an old woman at the farmers’ protest in Capital as Bilkis Bano. Ranaut later deleted her tweet over the old woman after she

Killian Flood BL joins Irish Legal News as case reporter

Source:- Barrister Killian Flood has become the latest addition to the Irish Legal News team, shortly after our leading legal publication marked its fifth anniversary. Mr Flood will join Andrew McKeown BL in writing regular summaries of judgments from the Irish, Northern Ireland and European courts for the ILN newsletter and online case archive, which

Richard McMeeken: Does lawful act duress exist?

Source:- The Court of Appeal previously overturned a decision of the High Court and decided that where a party uses a lawful act or acts to apply economic pressure to a counterparty, the court will not set aside the resulting contract on grounds of duress unless bad faith is established. This is the first economic

Harsh Kerala law brings 5yr jail for content ‘that could insult’ people, media under lens too

Source:- Bengaluru: Kerala journalists are viewing the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance as a new attempt to gag the media, saying the new legality gives the state legal grounds to object to reports the ruling party may deem unfavourable. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan Saturday signed the ordinance seeking an amendment to the Kerala Police Act

Bhima Koregaon: SC directs Bombay HC to consider Varavara Rao’s bail plea at the earliest

Source:- The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Bombay High Court to list the bail application of 81-year-old poet P. Varavara Rao, who is an undetrail in the Bhima Koregaon case, before the appropriate Bench and hear it at the earliest, legal news website has reported. A Bench comprising of Justices UU Lalit, Vineet

Germany warns of ‘consequences’ if Thai king breaches law

Source:- Germany warned of “immediate consequences” if Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn broke the law on its soil as thousands of protesters gathered outside its embassy in Bangkok on Monday, stepping up the pressure in their campaign for changes to the monarchy. The demonstrators submitted a letter questioning the king’s legal status in the European country

Kesavananda Bharati, India’s most famous petitioner, dies at 79

Source:-indialegallive New Delhi: Kesavananda Bharati, the seer who ensured that the basic structure of India’s Constitution will remain undisturbed through the several amendments that came through the Parliamentary process, providing a long life to India’s democracy and federalism, died yesterday at age 79. Bharati was seer of the Edneer Mutt in the Kasargod district of

Hong Kong security law: UN experts voice deep concerns

Source:-bbc The legislation has been widely criticised since it was imposed by Beijing in June after months of huge pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last year.In the letter made public on Friday, experts said the law breached international legal obligations.They also voiced concerns it could be used to prosecute political activists.The law, which criminalises secession,