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The much-expected floor test in Uttarakhand legislative assembly will not take place on 31 March.

Saikrishna & Associates won today for Micromax in the Delhihigh court against Ericsson, which had challenged the validity of a CCIinvestigation into its grant of patents contemporaneously with otherlegal challenges against it.

In line with tradition, Kalaiyarasan, Gokuldas, Bharathidasan, S Sunder, MV Muralidharan and D Krishnakumar today signed in the Devanagari script in court to become Madras high court judges, high court sources told The Hindu, after Madras high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and the Supreme Court collegium cleared the names.

Talwar Thakore & Associates (TT&A) has promoted managing associate Rituparno Bhattacharya to its partnership, with effect from 1 April 2016.

The Bihar government on Wednesday announced reservation in jobs to the third gender and set up a welfare board for them.

“The third gender will be provided reservation in government jobs and Bihar Rajya Kalyan Board will be set up soon,” Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma made the announcement in the state assembly.

After the state government recognised eunuchs and transgenders as “the third gender” following the Supreme Court order last year, the latest move to provide reservation in government jobs is hoped to give them more opportunities to become part of the mainstream.

Last year, the state government recognised them as the third gender by putting them in the Annexure 11 of the Other Backward Classes category.

According to officials, the third gender was included in the Schedule 2 of the list of Backward Castes in Bihar and will be given reservation in government jobs according to the rules and regulations.

Bar Council of India (BCI) member S Prabhakaran and 11 other Madras advocates are now senior advocates in the Madras high court, reported the Times of India.

NL Rajah, R Vaigai, Sathish Parasaran, A Sirajudeen, Isaac Mohanlal, R Singaravelan, TP Manoharan, Veera Kathiravan, Karthik, Anand and Xavier Arulraj are the other new senior advocates part of this round of designations in the high court.

This is the first batch of senior designations affected under the new senior designation norms that exist since 2013. Before 2013, advocates could simply nominate themselves for their own designation and if two-thirds of the full court of judges voted in favour of such nomination, the designation was complete. Under the new norms, only advocates who are invited to nominated themselves for the designation, are eligible to apply.

Additionally, only those advocates can be invited who have at least Rs 7 lakh as income tax returns for three previous financial years and publication of a minimum of 15 judgments in reputed law journals.

After this round, the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will have 122 senior advocates on its rolls, according to a statement by the state bar council’s chairman D Selvam to TOI

Senior counsel Dushyant Dave is now officially Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president again, after his short-lived resignation in mid-February was held by the executive committee to have been void.

When an undertrial gets produced in court thrice a year it costs the government Rs 1,000. But now, undertrials need not be produced in courts as trial court proceedings can go ahead through video conferencing, which will help the government save Rs 100 crores per year. The facility is being installed at almost all district courts through the eProject piloted by the Supreme Court’s eCommittee headed by Justice Madan Lokur.

reported the Times of India.

The Supreme Court collegium is learnt to have stood by its decision to transfer Delhi HC judge Rajiv Shakdher after the law ministry sent back his case for reconsideration, said several persons aware of the outcome. The law ministry had asked for a review after lawyers protested against Shakdher’s transfer.

reported the The Economic Times.

As first reported by Legally India on 24 February, several senior counsel had written to the Supreme Court collegium to reverse its order, in light of the respect he enjoyed at the bar.

The ET wrote in its report that five senior counsel had protested in writing about the transfer because “they objected to his being transferred along with [Madras high court Justice CS] Karnan, whose case was regarded in a different light”.

Verus advised refrigerated container-operator ColdEX on its fundraising from Asia Climate Partners which was advised by AZB & Partners.

100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in online marketplaces is now allowed, reported the PTI.

Websites such as Flipkart, Amazon and others which provide a platform to various sellers to sell their products can now take 100 per cent FDI, but any websites owned by the sellers themselves have not yet been given this allowance. The former is the “marketplace model”, whereas the latter is the “inventory-based model” as defined by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

The DIPP has clarified that an e-commerce firm follows the marketplace model only if less than 25 per cent of its total sales are from one vendor or such vendor’s group companies.The government has already allowed 100 per cent FDI in business-to-business e-commerce.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed market regulator SEBI to go ahead with the sale of _Sahara _properties whose unencumbered title deeds are in its possession. The step is being taken to recover investors’ money that Sahara groups’ two companies had collected from public through Optionally Fully Convertible Debentures.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said that the market regulator would appoint an agency to decide the mechanism for the sale of Sahara properties.

The court said that properties would not be sold at a price that is less than 90 percent of the prevailing circle rates.

The SEBI will appoint an agency to work out the mechanism for the sale of properties which are stated to be worth Rs 40,000 crore.

The entire process would be undertaken under the supervision of former Supreme Court judge Justice BN Agarwala and Sahara would be kept informed about the steps being taken for the sale of its properties.

Meanwhile, Sahara head honcho Subrata Roy remains in jail on contempt, now for more than two years.

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