New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that as the Indian economy expanded and and grew more integrated with the global economy, legal eagles require an understanding of the complexities of a global economy. "The emergence of a multilateral legal and judicial architecture, having a bearing on the domestic laws of the country and vice versa, necessitates an in-depth understanding of the principles of public and private international laws," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said while inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council of India. Manmohan Singh urged lawyers to equip themselves with expertise needed to deal with the case of conflict resolution in intellectual property rights and international commercial agreements
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Mining in Goa should be continued, even if excavation operations are carried out below the water table, the Goa government has said in its affidavit before the Supreme Court.
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The Goa government is thinking of banning all fresh excavation of iron ore in the state, a top mining official has said in his affidavit filed before the Supreme Court of India. However, in the same affidavit, the BJP-led state government has said that it would, instead, prefer to allow excavation of existing low grade iron ore dumps worth billions. "I respectfully state that the state government is also contemplating, as of today, to completely ban all fresh excavation of mineral ore," Goa principal secretary (mines) Rajani Kant Varma said in his affidavit, filed in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking action against rampant illegal mining
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from the Maharashtra Police over delay in lodging an FIR of a young girl who was kidnapped, and then rescued from a brothel. The NHRC notice was sent Friday to the director-general of police (DGP) and superintendent of police (SP) Ahmednagar district, for alleged indifference in registering the First Information Report (FIR) of the victim, who was kidnapped first and later rescued from a brothel in Dhule.
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian Senator Nick Xenophon was detained at a Malaysian airport Saturday and would be deported as the immigration declared him a "security risk", Malaysian opposition said. Xenophon had planned to meet Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, minister in charge of legislation, Nazri Aziz, and the Malaysian Election Commission officials, Anwar's chief of staff Ibrahim Yaacob said. Xenophon was quoted in a phone call by the Australian press that he was being held in an interrogation room and that the immigration staff would get him on the next plane out of Malaysia, reported Xinhua
Dharamsala, Feb 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over reports of continuing self-immolations in Tibet, the US appealed to Tibetans to refrain from drastic actions, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said here Saturday. Terming it as "horrific figures" of self-immolations that crossed the 100 mark this week, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in Washington Friday: "We remain deeply concerned by the reports that these immolations are continuing." A post on the CTA website quoting Nuland said: "We call on those who are immolating or those who might be considering this to think hard about whether it's the best way to express yourself." "We also, as we always do, call on the Chinese government to address its own policies in Tibet that have caused these kinds of tension and frustration," Nuland said. A CTA spokesperson told IANS that Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected leader of the Tibetan people, Thursday again appealed to the global community to engage China to redress the grievances of the Tibetans
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An Indian-American lawyer, who lied about her work experience and shaved nearly 20 years off her age in an effort to be admitted to the British bar, has been convicted by a New York judge.
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from the Maharashtra Police over delay in lodging an FIR of a young girl who was kidnapped after being rescued from a brothel.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday came down heavily on Tihar jail authority for keeping Vikas and Vishal Yadav, convicted in murder of Nitish Katara, in the jail meant for undertrials instead of convicts. A division bench of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice V.K.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence for a man convicted of raping a minor in view of the gravity of the offence. Justice S.P.