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Sahara sends defamation notice to Amul comic girl for poor family rib

Sahara, which is on a money-collecting drive from employees to gather Rs 5,000 crore to pay for its boss' bail, has sent a defamation notice to milk maker Amul's owner, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation.

The famous Amul girl marketing campaign regularly makes fun of current affairs topics, and in this case captioned an Amul girl comic strip with "besahara parivar" and "hard to share" - a pun on Sahara's old slogan "Sahara parivar" - the Sahara family - and the Hindi word besahara, meaning lacking in (family) assistance. ,width-300,resizemode-4/Amul-Besahara-Parivaar.jpg [Times of India] [Amul comic ad image]

Infosys GC starts own firm: First client Infosys

Infosys senior vice president and general counsel Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan has quit to set up his own law firm in Bangalore, telling TOI: "My exit was amicable. I am going to turn 40 next year and I wanted to do something on my own. In fact, I wanted to quit after the Department of Justice settlement last year. But since there were exits after that, I wanted to stay on for a while."

In a statement Infosys said it would be the first major client of the former GC, who graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1998, and specialises in corporate transactional and compliance work. [Times of India]

NUJS 2015 Day Zero: 26 accepted jobs, 5 foreign firm opportunities

NUJS Kolkata’s 2015 graduating batch has accepted 27 job offers across seven firms with a mix of 16 so-called Day Zero offers made after interviews on campus on April 16 and 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after internships to students.

Lakshmikumaran adds 9th office, opens in Chandigarh following tax bench, local clients

Chandigarh: Punjab's seat of powerLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) opened up in Chandigarh on 1 April – adding the firm’s ninth regional presence close on the heels of the opening of a new CESTAT bench in the city.

BCI's Manan Kumar Mishra: Christian nun-lawyer shouldn't be allowed to wear habit, but turban ok

Advocate and Christian nun Sister Jasmine, who has been enrolled since 2000 with the Delhi bar council and is currently working with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), said she would file a complaint about other lawyers having objected to her wearing her nun's habit with with the advocates' band. [Indian Express]

Outgoing Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra told the Indian Express that while the wearing of a "turban is not a problem" with the advocate's uniform, a nun's habit was not allowed.

Retired judge S N Dhingra disagreed: "Just as turbans and other religious markers are allowed in court, a habit is also not a violation" [via @mohitsingh8 on Twitter]

Madras HC reinstates cop who was fired after medical exam determined she's transgender

The police had fired the policewoman after compelling her to take medical exams several years ago that determined she was transgender.

The Madras high court, relying on this week's Supreme Court judgment, told the police to reinstate her in service [TOI]

Delhi HC orders gov to pay for monthly Rs 6 lac AIIMS treatment of poor boy with rare disease

AIIMSIn India’s first judgement on medical aid for rare diseases, the Delhi high court today directed the Delhi government to provide monthly medical treatment, free of cost, to a minor child afflicted with a rare disease (gaucher).

NLU Delhi: 12 Day Zero offers, 10 jobs in bag, 3 foreign vac schemes for 2015 batch

y1oaj2frNLU Delhi’s third batch, that will graduate in 2015 has already placed 10 students with confirmed jobs after its Day Zero of recruitment on 4 April, with four offers subject to internships and three vacation placements with foreign firms.

Litigant molested at Delhi HC, files outraging modesty case

A woman has allegedly been molested inside a Delhi high court room while she was accompanied by her father and lawyer.

An unnamed man allegedly first stared at her in the court's lobby, later stood beside her and put his hand on her shoulder, and then touched her inappropriately on 5 March. CCTV footage is being examined. [Times of India]

Pune New Law College dean suspended after 'preparing PowerPoint' at his home with student

The dean of Bharati Vidyapeeth University's New Law College in Pune was suspended, after he was allegedly "caught" at his home with a 22-year old female law student.

The student did not press charges but dean Dr Mukund Sarda has been suspended pending an investigation, after residents at his society made a police complaint. BJP and Shiv Sena workers reportedly protested at the police station and demanded that a complaint be registered against the deal, claiming that it was not the first time residents complained against the dean who was "notorious" for "such activities".

The dean told Mid-Day: "The girl came to my house voluntarily. We were preparing for a power point presentation. It is a temporary suspension. I expect a fair inquiry. The residents of the society who approached the police have never given me any notice or warning before." [Mid-Day]

SC affirms right of CAG to look at private TelCo accounts to unearth tax dodging

A Supreme Court bench of Justices KS Radhakrishnan and Vikramjit Sen modified a Delhi high court order giving the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) power to do a statutory or special audit of private telecom companies accounts.

Instead, the bench decided that the CAG should have the right to scrutinise the accounts of private telecoms companies to make sure that the government was getting "legitimate share" from the Telcos' use of natural resources such as spectrum.

The case began in 2009 when the CAG looked into the books of Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. [Financial Express | Judgment]

12 Day Zero offers for NLU Jodhpur 2015 batch from 4 law firms

Jodhpur: SteadyTraditional NLU Jodhpur recruiters Amarchand Mangaldas, Luthra & Luthra and Trilegal hit campus again on 2 April, in addition to Khaitan & Co, to make 12 job offers to the class graduating in 2015.

Singapore firm Shook Lin & Bok promotes 2006 NLIU Bhopal grad to partnership

Aditi MathurAditi Mathur has been promoted to the partnership of Singaporean firm Shook Lin & Bok.

Majority of lawyers want BJP to win, then AAP in LI poll (as Cong ties last with NOTA)

lawyers-voting-poll Legally India’s informal online poll from last week saw 629 readers cast their virtual vote when asked: Who do you want as your next government.

NSE drags intermediary giant GoDaddy to Bombay HC for hosting allegedly infringing content

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has alleged that Hyderabad-based firm Manshi Systems has been selling customers access to a subscription-only NSE service. The stock exchange has now started proceedings in the Bombay high court against the firm and, significantly, also against the Indian subsidiary of the firm's web hosting company GoDaddy, which is the world's largest domain name registrar.

The NSE is represented by Krishna and Saurastri Associates partner Manish Saurastri. Cyber lawyer Pavan Duggal told Mint that under the IT Act, intermediaries, such as GoDaddy, would have to prove in court that they had exercised due diligence against copyright infringement.

The story did not specify whether GoDaddy, which apparently manages 57m domain names, received and ignored any takedown requests from the NSE before the court case, or whether it otherwise failed to be diligent in spotting the allegedly infringing service. [Mint]

SC landmark transgender judgment: What it says, what is good and what it muddled up

Nalsar Hyderabad student Anindita Mukherjee analyses today’s Supreme Court judgment recognising the “third gender” and points out what the apex court may have missed.

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