NATIONAL HEADLINES WHATSAPP: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Government agencies have a well-established protocol for an interception from highly ranked officials in central and state governments for clear stated reasons in the national interest.” He also informed that the IT Ministry asks WhatsApp to explain the breach in a time-bound manner. DELHI: Adani Group, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), […]

Statutory Interpretation- Beneficial Legislation-Semantic luxuries are misplaced in the interpretation of ‘bread and butter’ statutes. Welfare statutes must, of necessity, receive a broad interpretation. Where legislation is designed to give relief against certain kinds of mischief, the Court is not to make inroads by making etymological excursions

CUSTOM-The basic principle of levy of customs duty, in view of the aforementioned provisions, is that the value of the imported goods has to be determined at the time and place of importation. The value to be determined for the imported goods would be the payment required to be made as a condition of sale. Assessment of customs duty must have a direct nexus with the value of goods which was payable at the time of importation.

NATIONAL HEADLINES COW SLAUGHTER: The Rajasthan High Court Through Justice Pankaj Bhandari Wednesday quashed a cow-smuggling case against Pehlu Khan who was lynched by a mob in Alwar on April 1, 2017, his two sons and owner of the truck, for allegedly illegally transporting cows for slaughter. TAMIL NADU: A day after the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tamil […]

Monitoring core international human rights treaties by Human rights treaty bodies Six of the Committees (CCPR, CERD, CAT, CEDAW, CRPD, and CED,) can, under certain conditions, receive petitions from individuals. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (4 January 1969); Committee on Economic, Social and […]

Believing that the elimination of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography will be facilitated by adopting a holistic approach, addressing the contributing factors, including underdevelopment, poverty, economic disparities, inequitable socio-economic structure, dysfunctioning families, lack of education, urban-rural migration, gender discrimination, irresponsible adult sexual behaviour, harmful traditional practices, armed conflicts and trafficking in children,

The PCT is an international treaty with more than 153 Contracting States. The PCT procedure includes: Filing -International Search-International Preliminary Examination (optional) –National Phase The Contracting States, Desiring to make a contribution to the progress of science and technology, Desiring to perfect the legal protection of inventions, Desiring to simplify and render more economical the obtaining of protection for inventions where […]

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