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  • How to ensure fair distribution of assets in an estate plan?

    The following article was first published in the Mint newspaper on 28th February, 2024. The same was written by our Private Client team at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, who frequently publish their comments and opinions in the Mint. The online version of the article can be found here. I have three sons, all of whom are married...

  • Stateside Pilot Program Will Issue H-1B Visa Stamps From Within the U.S.

    On January 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will begin accepting online H-1B visa stamp applications at this web address for a limited number of qualifying applicants to receive H-1B visa stamps from within the U.S. rather than at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. This long-awaited pilot program is initially only for certain individuals whose most...

  • Controversial Hindu Temple Dedication Takes Place In India

    In the Indian holy city of Ayodhya, the politically and religiously controversial dedication of the Ram Mandir, a Hindu Temple, took place this morning. An article last week in Time explains the significance of the event. Here are excerpts: A decades-long flashpoint in India’s sectarian politics is poised to reach a climax next week. The...

  • Regulatory framework governing ‘foreign contributions’: Ambiguity leading to excessive stringency

    The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, and the rules framed thereunder regulate ‘foreign contribution’. This post examines how heightened policing calls for stringent compliance by entities receiving ‘foreign contribution’. Evolving regulatory framework for ‘foreign contributions’ The first law to regulate ‘foreign contributions’ in India, the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 1976 (“Old Regime”), was passed...

  • Comparing Global Privacy Regimes Under GDPR, DPDPA and US Data Protection Laws

    Nearly five years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling, which reiterated that information privacy is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution, India finally enacted its Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 (the “DPDPA” or “Act”), on August 11, 2023. While the Act adopts several principles from global data protection frameworks such as the EU...

  • India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023 vs. the GDPR: A Comparison

    Companies subject to India’s new data protection law should assess practical implications. By Gail Crawford, Fiona Maclean, Danielle van der Merwe, Kate Burrell, Bianca H. Lee, Alex Park, Irina Vasile, and Amy Smyth The Indian parliament enacted India’s first comprehensive data protection law on 11 August 2023, namely the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023...

  • Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act

    For the second day of data, we are taking a look around the world. The most significant new international data protection law of 2023 is probably India’s long-awaited comprehensive data protection law, the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 (the “DPDP Act”). The DPDP Act was enacted and notified in the Official Gazette on 11...

  • Breaking Down India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023

    In August, India passed its long-awaited Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 (“the Act”). Initially introduced in 2019, the draft bill went through several iterations before being approved by India’s Union Cabinet earlier this year. Although the Act shares many similarities to other privacy legislation, such as the EU’s GDPR and the United Kingdom’s UK...

  • India, Russia, and China: INTERPOL’s Secretary General comments on Red Notice Use and Reforms (Part 2 of 2)

    As the previous post in this series addressed the systems in place to prevent INTERPOL abuse and Secretary General  Jürgen Stock’s recent comments on that topic, today’s post will focus on what is needed for these reforms to be effective.  After INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock’s reform efforts had been integrated, INTERPOL still had to...

  • India, Russia, and China: INTERPOL’s Secretary General comments on Red Notice Use and Reforms (Part 1 of 2)

    INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock recently addressed what he referred to as misinformation regarding the organization in the media and critics of the Red Notice system who claim it has become a tool of repressive states.  In an op-ed published in Euronews, Mr. Stock reiterated that Red Notices are a key tool for cooperation among...

Featured documents

  • Law firms outsource case work overseas

    Venable, Arnold & Porter and Howrey are among the large firms outsourcing case work to India and other countries, The Washington Times reports....

  • Fed rate cuts may empower other economies

    Financial regulators of Asian nations may be mirror the recent Fed cuts, and overseas investors are anticipating possible gains. In India, for example, there is speculation that the Fed cut could inspire a similar move locally: The Reserve Bank of India’s quarterly monetary policy review, due on...

  • India, China, and the Doha Round 印度、中国及多哈会谈

    中文请点击这里 Senior trade officials are meeting in Geneva the week of September 14, 2009 following a meeting of 35 WTO member countries in New Delhi on September 3 and 4, 2009. The September 3 and 4 meetings demonstrated a willingness of member countries to re-engage in the negotiations that have been...

  • Update On Death of Royal Caribbean Crew Member Neha Chhikara

    A newspaper in India is reporting that there are developments in the sad case of Neha Chhikara, who died after going overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Monarch of the Seas on New Year’s Eve.  Ms. Chhikara was sailing aboard the cruise ship with her husband, Ankit Dalal, who is described ...

  • Turmeric Recalled in British Columbia, Alberta

    A Vancouver, B.C. importer is recalling turmeric powder and with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume it because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Gagan Foods International Ltd. says the affected product, Gagan brand Turmeric (Haldi) Powder, product ...

  • Indian Anticorruption Ombudsman

    The Lokpal Bill, 2011 (PDF/541KB/40 pages), has today been introduced to the Lok Sabha (House of the People), the lower house of the Parliament of India. Its remit is to develop effective anti-corruption and grievance redressal systems so that an effective deterrent is created against corruption...

  • Crewmember Overboard From Royal Caribean’s Monarch of the Seas Cruise Ship

    We have been contacted by several different individuals today inquiring into the facts and circumstances surrounding a crewmember going overboard from the Monarch of the Seas cruise ship. We are informed that the overboard involved a crewmember from India.  No other information is known at this...

  • Tuna Imported from India as Source of Salmonella Bareilly Outbreak

    Earlier Salmonella tuna outbreaks also appear to be related to imports too. According to the April 20, 2012 Investigation Update by the FDA, frozen, raw yellowfin tuna product from India, labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA (AA and AAA refer to the grade of the tuna) as the likely source of the...

  • Warrant Issued for Manhattan Antiquities Dealer

    On July 26 federal investigators seized more than $20 million worth of Asian antiquities from Manhattan dealer and gallery owner Subhash Kapoor, who they suspect has been importing looted antiquities from India for several years.  The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued a warrant for Kapoor’...

  • Certain H-1B, L-1, F, J Visa Holders Eligible for Waiver of Interview at U.S. Consulates in India

    In an effort to streamline the visa renewal process, the U.S. Consulates in India, some of the busiest U.S. visa application posts in the world, have been granting visa interview waivers to certain B-1/B-2, H-4, and L-2 visa applicants. To further streamline the process, these Consulates will now...

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