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Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

On September 16 2019, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was detained for 12 hours under the State’s Public safety act. The act was brought to prevent timber smuggling. This allows the state government to detain a person up to 2 years without any trial. It was brought by Sheik Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. ..

Sudha Rani Relangi new prosecution director of Central Bureau of Investigation

Sudha Rani Relangi, who is currently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, has been appointed as new director of prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years. The post had been lying vacant since the last Director of Prosecution OP Verma completed his term ..

Mandatory Voice Samples does not violate Privacy

In the case of Ritesh Sinha v/s state of Uttar Pradesh and others, the Supreme Court has ruled that compelling for a voice sample was not a violation of his fundamental right to privacy. Observations made by the Supreme Court A judicial magistrate is empowered to order a person to give a sample of his voice ..

Peru’s Ex President kills himself

Peru’s former President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday in hospital. HE shot himself in the head at this home as police was about to arrest him in corruption case. The police were preparing an arrest warrant that would have allowed to hold Mr Garcia for 10 days. The time period would have given time to ..

HongKong launches new law of extradition despite opposition

The leadership of Hong Kong has launched laws for changing the rules of extradition for allowing people to be sent back to mainland China for any trial, thereby standing against the growing opposition to a move which had the potential of eroding the legal protection of the city. As per the new laws which have ..

Delhi Court reserves Order on Robert Vadra anticipatory Bail plea

Delhi court has reserved an order on Robert Vadra’s anticipatory bail plea for 1st April. Further, his interim protection from arrest till then in a money laundering case will be extended. Vadra was granted interim protection from arrest by the court till March 27. He has been denied by all the allegations against him by ..

London court issues Arrest warrant against Nirav Modi

A court in London has issued an arrest warrant for Nirav Modi, who is charged with Rs. 14,300 crore loan fraud at state-run PNB. This arrest warrant has been issued as per India’s request to expel the fugitive diamond merchant. Nirav Modi will be produced before a court on 25th March. He is one of ..

UAE launches amnesty programme for foreign workers overstaying permits

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently launched a landmark 3-month visa amnesty programme which will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, overstaying their permits by allowing them to leave the country without penalties and giving them six months to find a job. The UAE is home to 2.8 million Indian expatriates, the ..