NEW DELHI: Incitement of violence cannot be the sole criterion for determining hate speech, the Law Commission today said, recommending that efforts to create hatred and fear should also be brought under its ambit. Even a speech that does not incite violence has the potential of marginalising a section of the society, it asserted while seeking enhanced penal provisions to check hate speech. In the report 'Hate Speech' submitted to the Law Ministry, the panel said there is a need t...
NEW DELHI: The government has issued notices in 140 cases involving properties with a value of Rs 200 crore under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) law. "Show-cause notices for the provisional attachment of benami properties have been issued in 140 cases involving properties of the value of Rs 200 crore. Out of these, provisional attachment has already been affected in 124 cases," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. "...
NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday voiced his support for Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, presently embroiled in a controversy over his television career, and said when the Attorney General and the Solicitor General continue their law practice appearing for clients against the government then why should the cricketer-turned politician be targetted.  Swamy took to micro-blogging site Twitter and questioned the double standards being observed in Si...
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was today barred from flying by four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India officer yesterday.      READ HERE: I hit Air India staffer 25 times with my sandals: Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad​ WATCH HERE: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad admits beating Air India staff with slipper​ Here is a look at the few infamous instances of public assault on citizens by elected representatives. BJP MLA B Suresh Gowda assaulted ...
President Donald Trump climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn Thursday to welcome trucking industry representatives to the White House. Before a meeting with trucking CEOs to discuss his health care bill proposals, Trump pretended to drive the truck as onlookers took photos and clapped. He tooted the horn at least six times. “I am honored to welcome all of the many truckers and … industry leaders to the White House,” Trump said during the meeting, according to...
After it appeared that fans would soon be allowed to carry concealed weapons, including guns, into Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in the future, that may not be the case after all. The Arkansas Senate voted to exempt sporting events from the new gun law that will greatly expand where weapons can be carried, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The Senate voted 22-10 to add the exemption signed into the law, which was passed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday. The law allows people ...
NEW DELHI: The TV serials, both at the national and state levels, showing all sorts of crimes, malafides and frauds has created a terrible impact on teenage boys and girls and the Centre should take measures to control it, Congress MP P Bhattacharya said in Rajya Sabha. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Bhattacharya said that the episodes and serials being shown on TV nowadays has created a lot of problems in our society. “All sorts of crimes, malafides and frauds; and, how all these ...
NEW DELHI: Clearing government’s view on the appointment of judges, Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that if the country can trust Prime Minister with the nuclear button, then why he cannot be trusted for appointing excellent people as judges through his Law minister. The union law minister mentioned this while responding to concerns raised by some members over the apex court verdict overturning a new law on appointment of judges where it was said that...
CHANDIGARH: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s insistence on continuing his TV career has set political circles abuzz with the debate on whether his appearance on TV shows would violate the Office of Profit law. Sidhu, however, reiterated his stance on Wednesday and said he did not know why people were getting “stomach aches” over his decision. In the past, Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad had surrendered their licence to practice law after taking oath as a m...
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday urged all state governments to consider amending their state medical practioners act to enable AYUSH system to deal with medical emergencies. According to Naik, several states including Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have already made such amendments in their respective medical Practitioner acts. Speaking at the 3rd edition of State AYUSH/Health Ministers' Conference held here, Naik said there was a...
NEW DELHI: The government has not taken a decision to replace the over 70-year-old law that mandates working of the CBI, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.      The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its legal powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946.      "No decision has been taken for enactment of a separate Act for the CBI," said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, in written reply to a question in the R...
GORAKHPUR: A strong votary of cow slaughter ban, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has turned to his personal website to seek public opinion for curbing it.      The website, www.yogiadityanath.in, of 'Parampujya Mahant Adityanathji Maharaj, mukhyamantri (UP)', has elicited views on if stern laws should be enacted banning cow slaughter.      A whopping 80 percent of respondents by 5 PM have favoured enacting a tough law, while 19 percent have spok...
Former University of Alabama wide receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter has filed a fraud lawsuit against coach Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic and the state of Florida. In the complaint, submitted Tuesday in Shelby County, Ala., where Carter resided, he claims Kiffin deliberately misled him regarding a job on the FAU football staff in order to benefit from his family relationship with a prospect. However, after believing he had been hired and the prospect accepted a scholarship with the Owls, Carter...
British politicians have voted to stop printing all new laws on calf skin, ending a tradition which dates back five centuries to the reign of King Henry VIII. The House of Lords, which oversees the printing of copies of parliamentary legislation for the archives, has been lobbying for the change. Some of its members claim that if laws are printed on paper instead it will save the public purse £80,000. In reality, this represents a tiny fraction of the annual parliamentary budget. The decision t...
NEW DELHI: The Law Commission has recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes except those related to terrorism, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the Law Commission in its 262nd report has recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war. "As Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure are in the concurrent list of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, the report has b...
The New York City Cabaret Law, which was passed in the 1920s, prohibits three or more people from dancing in an establishment without carrying a license. As reported by The FADER, the law was created initially to target black jazz establishments -- it went as far as prohibiting the playing of any instruments outside of strings and keyboards in clubs and bars. While this regulation and a few others that specifically targeted black clubs and musicians have since been repealed, the "no dancing" law...
Walt Disney was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film Zootopia from his work without permission. Gary Goldman, whose credits include the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Total Recall and Tom Cruise film Minority Report, filed his copyright infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He said Disney replicated, sometimes “virtually verbatim,” the themes, settings, pl...
Loom Analytics, another Canadian success story in the emerging world of legal technology, is poised to play a leading role in the application of data analytics to legal services.   As fits the trend in legal tech companies, Mona Datt, president of Loom, is not a lawyer. She’s an engineer who understands the powerful stories that can be told if data is properly collected and analyzed. “Analytics has two important components: it gives you information about data that exists in a particular...
Australia is in the process of revoking a law which makes it a criminal act to offend somebody of a different race. Politicians Down Under are planning to rewrite the country’s Racial Discrimination Act to raise the threshold for legal action beyond being offended. Advocates of the change claim the current standard is too low, strangles free speech and leads to frivolous charges. At present, section 18c of the of the Racial Discrimination Act says it is unlawful to “offend, insult, h...
COLUMBIA, S.C. — For junior running back Caleb Kinlaw, it’s been a long, winding road back home to the state of South Carolina. Kinlaw, a 3-star recruit out of Goose Creek (S.C.) High School, spent two seasons at Wisconsin before his transfer to Pearl River Community College in 2016. After redshirting in 2014, Kinlaw played in one game at running back for the Badgers before he was moved to defensive back. He rushed 34 times for 150 yards and a touchdown over six games at the Mississippi...