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Credit card criminal arrested

Credit card criminal arrested On Sunday, for cheating a man, by obtaining his credit card information and using it in an online transaction, a person was arrested in Delhi by the police. Following the investigations, into a complaint, which was filed by Mr. Sharad Kumar, they arrested Mr. Yunus who is a resident of Laxmi Nagar.

He complained that in March last year, a girl who identified herself as Pooja called him on phone for offering a Kotak Mahindra credit card. When he asked her to send a salesman, Mr. Amit Kumar visited him and took the Xerox of his ABN Amor credit card and Citibank card.

Finally, Delhi gets new booze act

A K WaliaAll these years, Delhi has been following the outdated Punjab Excise Act 1914. Now, they have got a new law. The main change in the law is a heavy increase in the fine for the public drinking.

On Monday, the new law came into effect. The legal age for drinking remains 25, although the law brings down the age to 21 years for the person who can be served liquor. In five-star hotels, the law allows women bartenders.

For drinking the liquor in public places, the fine has been increased from the Rs. 200/- to Rs. 5000/-. While drinking in public, if nuisance is created a person, the fine doubles to Rs. 10,000.

CBI appeals to SC to cancel Raju's bail

B-Ramalinga-RajuWhile the founder of the tainted Satyam Computers Services, B. Ramalinga Raju got a bail a few days back, perhaps the decision could not please the CBI team heading the investigation in this case. It is to be mentioned here that the investigation agency has recently said that as Raju is a very influential person, it is not safe to keep him out on bail as he may influence the witnesses.

It may be noted here that Raju is accused of a scam which is worth over Rs. 14,000. Deputy inspector general of police V.V. Lakshmi Narayana has recently said that as Raju is very influential, he may influence witnesses involved in the case.

Cigarettes become dearer in New York

Cigarettes become dearer in New YorkA new law, passed by the state legislature, has made the cigarettes dearer in New York. The step, which will force the smokers to dig but deeper in their pockets, was taken as an emergency step.

As per the reports, another $1.60 has been added to the existing price making the average price of cigarette packs shooting up to $9.20 across the US. For New York, the price is going to be even higher at $11.

This means that the taxes on the smokeless tobacco will more than double and will become $2 an ounce from the existing 96 cents an ounce.

200,000 Illinois adoptees to have easier access to their birth certificates

200,000 Illinois adoptees to have easier access to their birth certificatesOfficials have said that about 200,000 adoptees in Illinois will have easier access to their birth certificates under a new state law.

The Chicago Tribune has reported that many of them will learn of the identity of their biological parents for the first time.

The measure, signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn, enables people adopted before 1946 to file a written request with the vital records division of the Illinois Department of Public health.

Canada is visibly divided over abortion law

Canada is visibly divided over abortion lawA poll has indicated that nearly half of Canadians want to leave national abortion policy alone, but a third say they would like to see the debate reopened.

Conducted for Canwest News Service and Global Television, in the poll of 1,000 Canadians, 46 percent said the federal government should "leave things as they are," while 34 percent said the abortion issue should be reopened and 17 percent said they didn't care either way. Three percent declined to answer.

Anthony's motion to remove the possibility of the death penalty denied

Anthony's motion to remove the possibility of the death penalty deniedCourt records have shown that the judge in Casey Anthony's Florida murder trial Tuesday denied Anthony's motion to remove the possibility of the death penalty.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. denied the defense team's motion to remove the death sentence based on gender bias.

Sarosh Homi Kapadia Appointed As New Chief Justice Of India

Sarosh Homi Kapadia Appointed As New Chief Justice Of IndiaJustice Sarosh Homi Kapadia has been nominated as the 38th chief justice of the country.

The senior most judge of the Supreme Court was administered the oath of the office by President Pratibha Patil.

The 62-year-old Kapadia is known for his expertness in matters of tax, banking, industrial as well as labor policies.

Born Sep 29, 1947, Kapadia was recruited as an advocate in Sep 1974.

Arizona immigration law to invite many law-suites

ImmigrationAccording to the reports, opponents of Arizona's strict new immigration law say they plan to challenge its constitutionality in court.

The Arizona Republic reported on Sunday that critics say the law would result in racial profiling, give the state immigration enforcement responsibility the Constitution says should be left to the federal government alone and possibly violate constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Penalty on the manufacturers of adulterated food items

Penalty on the manufacturers of adulterated food itemsThe new law of anti adulteration has made food adulteration a punishable offence. The victim can get a life imprisonment for any breach of the Act. Apart from that, the manufacturers may face fine up to Rs 10 Lakhs. This has been informed by the Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad.

During the Rajya Sabha question hour, he informed that the Act of Food Safety and Standards passed by the Parliament in 2006 will get into power in coming 3-4 months.

Prisoner payment suit thrown out by Court

Prisoner payment suit thrown out by CourtSaying the state can pay whatever level of wages it wants, even zero, an appeals court has ruled against higher pay for federal prisoners in California.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday that in a 3-0 ruling, Ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said prisoners "do not have a legal entitlement to payment for their work."

It was further reported that the ruling came in a lawsuit brought by attorney J. Tony Serra, who spent nine months in a federal prison camp for non-payment of taxes.

Attacking doctors in Maharashtra is a non-bailable offence

Healthcare-LawIn Maharashtra, attacking any doctors or medicare service personnels, including all medical and paramedical staffs of all hospitals, will now be considered as a non-bailable offence resulting imprisonment for three years and a fine of Rs. 50,000.

The new rule came into existence after the Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institution (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2010 was passed by the Maharashtra assembly on Friday. This will take care of doctors from any kind of violence from the patient or his family members.

A federal judge asked by Chicago news outlets to make public a key document

A federal judge asked by Chicago news outlets to make public a key documentA federal judge was asked by Chicago news outlets on Thursday to make public a key document filed in the case of impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

A motion was filed by the news outlets in U. S. District Court asking Judge James Zagel to unseal a so-called Santiago proffer in the Blagojevich case.

A Pakistan-based lawyer hired by Ayesha Siddiqui to file case against Shoaib

A Pakistan-based lawyer hired by Ayesha Siddiqui to file case against Shoaib   According to the latest reports, a Pakistan-based lawyer hired by Ayesha Siddiqui, the Indian girl claiming to be Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's wife, will file a case against the cricketer, accused of dumping her without a formal divorce.

Ayesha's father Mohammed Siddiqui had contacted him from India over the telephone and asked him to file a case against Shoaib, said Farooq Hassan.

According to reports, Ayesha's family had sent a legal notice to Shoaib, but Hassan said that he was not aware of this.

MCI All Set to Curb ‘Gift-For-Prescription’ Nexus

MCI All Set to Curb ‘Gift-For-Prescription’ NexusThe Medical Council of India is all set to reach a consensus regarding the nature and quantum of punishment to be imposed on doctors who are caught accepting considerations in cash or kind from pharma companies in future.

This comes in at the same time when the Union Health Ministry is also hatching out ideas to bring out legislation to curb the `cash-or-gift-for-prescription' nexus that is prevalent openly between the pharmaceutical industry and doctors.

Murder earns entire family life sentence

courtsA court has sentenced a family, including five women, to life imprisonment for igniting a riot leading to the murder of a senior citizen, who prevented the accused from grabbing land in an MCD park in Bankner village, Narela, in 2002.

Additional Sessions Judge Paramjit Singh said the victim Baljeet (70) was murdered brutally as the entire accused family had stabbed him to death in front of his family.

HC cancels women, youth quota

Rajasthan High Court The Rajasthan High Court on Friday ruled that the state government’s decision to provide 50 per cent reservation for women and 20 per cent for youth in elections to local bodies was illegal.

A division bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Bhalla and Justice M N Bhandari observed that the quotas violated Article 14 of the Constitution, which lays down that all citizens are equal before the law.

The bench quashed the relevant provision in the Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009 providing the quotas.

President Barack Obama firm on "Volcker rule"

President Barack Obama firm on "Volcker rule"President Barack Obama is committed to forming a financial protection agency for U. S. consumers, Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary have said.

Republicans and banking industry lobbyists have opposed the creation of an agency that would regulate consumer products such as mortgages, credit cards and other consumer financial products among the key proposals in Obama's financial reform package.

The president was also standing firm on the so-called "Volcker rule", Gibbs said.

18 yrs after separation, HC rejects wife’s claim to husband’s property

rejectsEighteen years after couple parted ways over dispute of ownership of flat at plush Peddar Road, the Bombay High Court has ruled that the husband is the sole owner of the flat. The couple, now in their seventies, married in November 1959.

Following a dispute over the flat at Anand Darshan Society, they got divorce in 1993.

The wife, a Christian who had converted to Hinduism after marriage, had approached the high court challenging the order of the family court rejecting her claim of share in her husband’s properties.

Ex-govt officer gets three months’ jail

jailA former state director of cultural affairs will have to spend three months in jail as he failed to explain the source of Rs 70,000 recovered from his house during a raid in 1996.

The special Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) court on Wednesday convicted Sudhir Meshram for forging papers to justify disproportionate assets.

The prosecution said the ACB had raided Meshram’s house and recovered Rs 70,000. Meshram told the raiding party that he had got the money as an advance to organise a cultural programme. Meshram had also manipulated the books of accounts and got a travel agent to issue fake bills, the prosecution said.




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