Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO  #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving.   Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with theRead More →

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya and two others were booked today by the Himachal police for allegedly forcibly vacating rooms which were in possession of their relative Rajeshwar Singh at their ancestral Rampur Place. The incident took place at 11.30 am on May 9 and the first complaint in this regard was lodged in police Station Rampur by Rajeshwar Singh’s property caretaker Mast Ram. But a very next day, he withdraws his complaint. Thereafter Virbhadra Singh’s nephew Rajeshwar Singh has lodged a complaint against former CM, his son and two others. The complainant Rajeshwar alleged that his rooms inRead More →

While acquitting Punjab Minister and former Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a culpable homicide case, the Supreme Court today raised a question mark on the Punjab police investigation in the case. “No doubt that there are lapses in the investigation. We cannot hazard a guess whether such lapses occurred because of the general inefficiency of the system or as a consequence of a concerted effort made to protect the accused.  The law of this country is not that people are convicted of offences on the basis of doubts” said A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul while highlighting lapses in the Punjab Police investigation inRead More →

Chandigarh, May 12 “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” — a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court” said the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. In an exclusive interview with Dawn newspaper ahead of his rally in Multan on Friday, the former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said that “It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is exactly what we are struggling for. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it,” Mr Sharif said.Read More →

The Supreme Court Collegium today decided unanimously to reiterate its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court. “The Chief Justice and other members of the Collegium have, on principle, unanimously agreed that the recommendation for appointment of Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court [PHC: Kerala] as a Judge of the Supreme Court should be reiterated” said order of the Collegium comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice  J. Chelameswar , Justice  Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph. “However, the said reiteration should also be accompanied by the recommendation of the namesRead More →

In a major political development just a day before Karnataka polling, the Congress today submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India requesting it to direct immediate disqualification of BJP senior leader  Sriramulu and CEO Karnataka to lift ban on Kanadda TV channels from showing the tapes of  Sriramulu-Judge Bribery Sting expose. This was disclosed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal and Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. The sting video was aired by Kanadda TV channels in the evening yesterday. In a 40 minute video, it is alleged that the BJP candidate  B. Sriramulu and three other individuals (identified as G. Janardhan Reddy, CaptainRead More →

5 points highlighted by Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prashad while addressing Asia Media Summit today 1 “We have set up a committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge to recommend on a legislative framework for data protection. There is a need to strike a balance between data availability, data utility, data anonymity, data innovation and data privacy.” said  Ravi Shankar Prashad 2 Privacy is important. Supreme Court has called privacy as a fundamental right. But privacy cannot become a shield for the corrupt and terrorists. Global consensus needs to be developed on issues of terrorism, hate, communal extremism. 3 Our govtRead More →

The Law Officer of Punjab government today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that Department of Sports has received the requisite funds from the State government, and the cash awards shall be released  soon to all those sports persons, who have won medals at various levels in National, International level and South Asia level as per provisions of sports policy. The Law Officer apprised the High Court during a hearing of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the advocate H C Arora. In a PIL, the advocate and petitioner HC Arora  highlighted that  total 1020 sports persons had won medals during 2015-2016, and approximatelyRead More →

In a significant development, the Supreme Court today directed the Himachal government to submit the names and designations of officials who were posted at Kasauli when the unauthorised constructions came up there. In addition to it, the Court also directed the state government to apprise it about the specific steps taken to ensure that no unauthorized construction was carried out and how it proposes to tackle the issue. The Supreme Court was hearing the case pertaining to Assistant Town and Country Planner Shail Bala Sharma who was shot dead by the owner of Narayani guest house Vijay Singh in Kasauli on May 1 during demolitionRead More →