Monthly Archives: May 2018

UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 approved: UGC

University Grants Commission has approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018. Higher Educational Institutions can offer Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programmes in full-fledged online mode in only those disciplines in which it has already been offering the same or similar Programmes … Continue reading

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Person in lawful possession & control of rental car has reasonable expectation of privacy: USSC

The United State Supreme Court recently ruled that, as a general rule, a person in lawful possession and control of a rental car has a reasonable expectation of privacy in it even if the rental agreement does not list such … Continue reading

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Kansas wiretap orders “not insufficient”: USSC

The United States Supreme Court ruled that wiretap orders issued by a Kansas judge for investigation of a drug distribution ring were not lacking any information that the statute required them and hence were not facially insufficient. “Because the Orders … Continue reading

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Draft Passenger Charter notified for Public Consultation: Govt.

Government of India today informed that the Draft Passenger Charter defining rights for air passengers has being notified today for public consultation. The following initiatives are proposed: Passenger Charter: A Draft Passenger Charter defining rights for air passengers has being … Continue reading

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Toyota loses trademark rights to Prius: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that for a trademark to be considered as well-known in India, the proprietor must establish that the trademark has acquired a substantial goodwill in relation to the goods in Indian market. Japanese car … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Standing Committee reports can be relied on during court proceedings: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the reports of the Parliamentary Standing Committee can be relied on during the court proceedings but added that these reports cannot be challenged in the courts because of parliamentary … Continue reading

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Solitary confinement unconstitutional: UTHC

The Uttarakhand High Court ruled that keeping a convict in solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his or her constitutional and other rights is unconstitutional. “This practice to keep the convict in custodial segregation/solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his … Continue reading

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Visit of foreign lawyer to India for giving legal advice on foreign law may amount to practice of law: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that visit of any foreign lawyer to India on ‘fly in and fly out’ basis for giving legal advice regarding foreign law may amount to practice of law if it … Continue reading

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Guilty plea doesn’t bar challenge to constitutionality of statute: USSC

The Supreme Court of United States recently held that a guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal. In this case, Defendant pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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Award can be enforced where assets are located: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the enforcement of an arbitration award through its execution can be filed anywhere in the country where the assets of the judgment debtor are located. “The enforcement of an award through its … Continue reading

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