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  • India’s Supreme Court Says Muslim Women Can Invoke Secular Law for Maintenance Award After a Religious Divorce

    In Mohd v. State of Telangana, (India Sup. Ct., July 10, 2024), a 2-judge panel of India’s Supreme Court held that a Muslim woman who has been divorced under Muslim law, has a choice of seeking maintenance under the secular provisions of Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in addition to remedies available under...

  • Heirs not liable for personal contractual obligations: Supreme Court opines

    When entering into contracts, individuals rarely consider whether their contractual obligations would bind or impose liabilities on their heirs in the event of their demise. Therefore, upon the passing of the contracting party, it is, at times, not straightforward to ascertain whether the heirs are liable to honour the deceased’s obligations. The Supreme Court of...

  • Taxation landscape of Global Capability Centres (GCCs) in India

    In part IV of our series on key legal consideration for establishing global capability centres (“GCCs”) in India,[1] we discuss the key taxation issues that foreign companies must be aware of ahead of setting up its operations in India. Introduction Understanding the intricacies and implications of taxation has been one of the key considerations of...

  • A Christian Response to Racism

    One common thread throughout mankind is the endemic ugliness of racism. Human history is rife with examples: early Romans subjugated the Jews; slavery was rampant; India’s caste system ostracizes the untouchables; Japanese immigrants to Canada and the United States were rounded up and forced into internment camps; indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia, the United States...

  • June 2024 Visa Bulletin – Minor Advances for EB-3/Other Workers India; Retrogression Forecast for EB-2/EB-3 Worldwide Starting July

    The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State in collaboration with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Bulletin is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.

  • Update to Overboard Crew Member From Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambience Cruise Ship

    We recently received information regarding the crew member from Ambassador’s Ambience cruise ship who was lost at sea last week. His name is Ison Dias, age 27, from Goa, India. He is single and survived by two parents who are reportedly living in the U.K. where the Ambience is home-ported. He reportedly was last seen...

  • Data Privacy Guide - India

    Introduction - The legal regime in India relating to data protection and privacy has undergone a significant re-haul and revamp. The Digital Data Protection Act, 2023 (“DPDPA”) received the President’s assent and was published in the official Gazette in India on August 11, 2023. Even though the DPDPA has been published in the Gazette, the date on which the statute will come into force is yet to be notified by the Government. The PDPA provides for the protection of the individual’s rights in relation to their personal data which is in digital form or has been digitized subsequently. It further extends beyond the borders in case processing of personal data occurs outside of India as regards goods or services being provided to persons located in India.

  • Think Big: Ninth Circuit Provides Another Reason to Engage Entities, Not Individuals, in Independent Contractor Agreements

    The world’s largest passenger elevator is inside the Jio World Center building in Mumbai, India. It can hold 235 people and is designed to cater to large gatherings, such as weddings or convention attendees. The elevator has glass windows, offers panoramic views of the gardens below, and features a crystal-studded ceiling. It has two sofas...

  • Petition Summary: Certain Chrome Cast Iron Grinding Media from India

    On April 26, 2024, Magotteaux Inc. (hereinafter the “Magotteaux,” or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. imports of certain high chrome cast iron grinding media from India. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION The following language describes the imported merchandise from India that is within the scope of this...

  • Petition Summary: Ceramic Tile from India

    On April 19, 2024, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile (“FTCT”), “the Coalition”, or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. imports of ceramic tile from India. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION The following language describes the imported merchandise from India that is within the scope of...

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