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Re-Upped Round up April 30

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Nupur Talwar’s bail plea in Aarushi murder case was rejected by special CBI Court, Former judge gets 3 years’ jail term for taking bribe 26 years ago, Writing a will goes hi-tech with video, online and digital wills, Delhi HC ask legislators to re-think age of consent for sex, SEBI to announce new consent settlement norms soon and much more.

Aarushi murder case: Nupur Talwar’s bail plea rejected may go to jail

The bail plea submitted by Nupur Talwar was dismissed by Special CBI Court saying charges levelled against her are serious and also that she had been evading arrest. Nupur has now approached the Sessions Court for bail.

Former judge gets 3 years’ jail term for taking bribe 26 years ago

Another set back to the Indian Judiciary came as Gulab Tulsiayi, who was Metropolitan Magistrate two decades back was punished for taking Rs. 2000 as bribe. Special CBI judge held him guilty for demanding and accepting illegal gratification for disposal of a factory challan case in 1986 during his tenure as a metropolitan magistrate at a Patiala House.

Writing a will goes hi-tech with video, online and digital wills

The era of ‘e-wills’ dawns with video- recording of wills and online wills. Experts say, In India, the new method will not make any remarkable difference for there is no central agency that recognised digital signature.

Re-think age of consent for sex: Court to lawmakers

The Delhi High Court has asked the legislators to ‘rethink’ on the existing ‘law regarding age of consent’. The observation was made while acquitting a youth facing trial for kidnapping and abducting a young girl to compel her to marry him.

Consumer forum asks builder to pay Rs 9.27 lakh to couple

A Consumer Court in Delhi ordered a realtor to pay Rs. 9.27 lakh for cheating on a couple, promising them by taking the booking amount for a flat but did not even begin the construction even after considerable time. The compensation was awarded the ground of defective service.

Sebi to announce new consent settlement norms soon

Sebi is introducing new procedure for out-of-court settlements after finding lack of uniformity in the ‘consent’ procedure, which was in place since 2007.

Telenor writes down Indian assets to $680.9 million

Telenor, a Norwegian company has written down its assets in India including tangible and other fixed assets. It is approximated around $680.9. The writing down followed a threat from the side of Telenor quitting India if teh TRAI recommendation were to be accepted.

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