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- Suit In India Over Discriminatory Citizenship Law
In India, the state of Kerala has filed suit in the Supreme Court challenging as discriminatory the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, and various prior rules on citizenship for members of certain religious minorities who entered the country illegally. The complaint (full text) in State of Kerala v. Union of India, (India Sup. Ct., filed 1/14/2020), alleges in...
- Bill Classifying Poker, Fantasy Sports as Skill Games Introduced in Nebraska
A legislation defining various games like poker, fantasy games and sports betting as games of skills has been introduced by state Sen. Justin Wayne (D-Omaha) in Nebraska, United States of America, as reported by Cards Chat. Currently, Nebraska doesn’t allow gambling in most forms. If the bill is passed, it will allow operators in the...
- Maharashtra Decides to Ban Online Lotteries
The Maharashtra government has decided to ban online lotteries of other states, as there is no way to track online sales of lotteries, which leads to loss of revenue for the state. Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar has decided to make this move to ban online lotteries in the state, as...
- Recap of Key Labour Law Developments of 2019 & Looking Forward to 2020
The year 2019 can be said to be a watershed year in relation to the employment law regime in India. The Indian government took various steps to simplify and streamline the dated employment legislations, veritably in a bid to rise up in the index of Ease of Doing Business in India. The courts in India...
- Delta Corp Reports Flat Revenues, Lower EBIDTA, 9% jump in Net Profit
Listed online gaming and casino company Delta Corp Limited announced its results for the third quarter of financial year 2019-20. The company declared that its consolidated net revenues for the period October-December 2019 was Rs. 205.13 crores, which was roughly the same as the revenues it earned for quarter three last year. – Delta’s EBIDTA...
- Episode 295: The line between deepfake legislation and deeply fake legislation
There’s a fine line between legislation addressing deepfakes and legislation that is itself a deep fake. Nate Jones reports on the only federal legislation addressing the problem so far. I claim that it is well short of a serious regulatory effort – and pretty close to a fake law. In contrast, India seems serious...
- Cross-border Demergers – Lack of Legislative Intent?
In the matter of Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, the Ahmedabad bench of the NCLT has ruled that Section 234 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the FEMA Cross Border Merger Regulations, 2018, do not permit cross-border demergers. Sun Pharma sought to demerge two of its investment undertakings in India into two overseas resulting companies, based...
- Being Responsible Corporate Citizens – How Mutual Funds and Alternative Investment Funds will Rise Up to the Stewardship code
Introduction On December 24, 2019, Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) released a circular setting up a stewardship code for Asset Management Companies (“AMCs”), Mutual Funds (“MFs”) and all the categories of Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”) investing in listed Indian companies (“Stewardship Code” or “Code”). In keeping with global trends, SEBI has made it...
- Another PIL against Dream11 pending in Bombay HC
Although the Bombay High Court dismissed a petition alleging that leading fantasy sports operator Dream11 was involved in gambling and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion on 30th April, 2019, another PIL filed against the central and state government, Dream11 and its founder directors Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth has been pending since 5th April,...
- Evolving Private Equity Trends in India – Buyout Transactions
INTRODUCTION Private equity (PE) transactions in India conventionally comprised minority investments in Indian companies. However, maturing market conditions and an increasingly favourable regulatory landscape have been providing tailwinds to PE firms to undertake buyout transactions. Many PE firms investing in India have gained significant experience to deal with the governance and regulatory risks that Indian...
- Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines Criticized
An article in Frontline, India’s national magazine, argues that the efficacy and safety of Ayurvedic drugs, and especially those claiming to provide miraculous cures, need to be subjected to scientific scrutiny. In “Ayurveda under the scanner” (4/17/06), Meera Nanda, a Templeton Foundation Fellow,...
- Herbal medicine for diabetes, new CAM survey
A new survey of alternative therapies reveals extensive use; herbal medicine is promoted for sugar control; a skeptic knocks CAM. An Ayurvedic herb for diabetes: Known as Gurmar and Merasingi, gymnema sylvestre is a member of the milkweed family. It is a woody plant that grows in the tropical...
- Best in Law Blogs : LexBlog Network : November 3, 2009
It’s 5:30 in LexBlog’s Seattle office and it feels like it’s 9:30. Thank you Daylight Savings Time. For those of you already away from work, not about to walk through Seattle at night (awesome, by the way), here’s some reading material. There’s an interesting post by Brian Galbraith on deciding if...
- Foreign Airline Crashes Predominate
Counting today’s Air India crash, the last 11 airline accidents resulting in passenger fatalities have all involved foreign airlines (fatalities in parenthesis): 2010: May 22 – Air India Express Flight 812 at Mangalore International Airport (158) May 17 – Pamir Airways Flight 112, Afghanistan (43) ...
- Crew Member Missing from the Grandeur of the Seas – Why Are So Many People Disappearing From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?
Newspapers in India are reporting that a young man working as a crew member on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship disappeared at sea. “Disappearances” at sea have been a regular occurrence on Royal Caribbean cruise ships over the past several years. The Times of India (“Did ‘Missing’ Ship Staffer End ...
- India Issues Clarification of Recent Privacy Rules
As mentioned in a prior post on this blog, earlier this year the Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology issued new privacy and data security rules under the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules,...
- Staying Relevant – Part 3: Competition Takes Many Forms
Image [cc] marcokalmann In Part 2 of this series we covered the beginnings of major change in the legal market along with the initial responses from firms and lawyers. Non-Traditional Competitors An emerging and compelling reason for lawyers to make different business decisions is coming from new...
- Publisher’s Platform: Salmonella Import Problem
Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health agencies indicate that a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product imported from India, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation is the likely source of this Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga outbreak. ...
- Medical Records Program in Rural Clinics of India
Contributed by Lee Kim, Esq. 412.594.3915 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has a pilot program called the Humanitarian Technology Challenge. It has implemented a central database in two clinics fed by information from RFID tracking cards for identifying patients and...
- Will EB-3 Catch Up to EB-2 for India?
The State Department released the January 2013 Visa Bulletin last week. Among the items of interest was the disappointing news that the visa cut-off date for the EB-2 category for India remains September 1, 2004, for the fourth straight month since the new fiscal year began in October. This means...