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Donnie Ashok V GNLU; DoT didn’t order website block; SEBI bars QFIs from P-notes; CLAT committee spends Rs 5 lakh on meeting striking out permanent CLAT body plans…

CLAT 2012 candidate Donnie Ashok’s writ against GNLU Gandhinagar for denial of admission in the university, enters second day of hearing. Gujarat HC addresses GNLU’s counsel Rawal: “A practical application of Law should be made in this man's case, this man being from such a poor background has scored 133, who gets 133 these days? Tell me what is the highest score?" Next hearing on 19 July.

Department of Telecommunication (DoT) states that it did not issue any instruction to ISPs to block websites such as Piratebay, Vimeo; Blocked websites display message that blocking is pursuant to court order or DoT’s instruction [Software Freedom]

SEBI releases FAQ stating that QFIs cannot invest in India through other routes such as P-notes and ODIs, and also cannot themselves issue P-notes and ODIs [Business Standard]

CLAT committee spends Rs 5 lakh in first meeting, says no to permanent CLAT body in October 2011; NLU Jodhpur responds to RTI a week late, sending back the Rs 10/- demand draft attached as prescribed fee [Stripped Law]

1.7 million Indian lawyers will observe July 11 and 12 as protest days against HER Bill 2011, and will stage a Dharna at Jantar Mantar [Deccan Herald]

Age of consent raised from 16 to 18 years, in child sexual abuse bill, to prevent “victimisation of victim" during trial, explains secretary to ministry of women and child development; Sex between minors is not criminalized under the gender neutral bill [New York Times]

Banking Laws Amendment Bill 2011 keeps M&As in the banking sector out of the purview of CCI, though anti-competitive behavior and abuse of dominance by banks would still be amenable to challenge under sections 3 and 4 [ET]

Mad HC dismissed writ petition seeking extension of 3 per cent reservation in jobs for disable persons, to reservation in promotions as well; Says provisions of act allow reservations in only initial appointment [TOI]

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