HC paves way for shifting control of UCMS from DU to Delhi government, ET LegalWorld

New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Thursday paved the way for transfer of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) from the Delhi University to the city government, after it vacated the stay it had ordered on implementation of a Union cabinet decision of 2005. The court said non-implementation of the Union cabinet’s decision … Read more

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy, ET LegalWorld

TIRANA, Albania – Albania’s Parliament approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy in a vote on Thursday, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000 migrants rescued from international waters at any one time. With asylum requests … Read more

Ensuring free & fair election imperative for representative democracy, says SC, ET LegalWorld

New Delhi: Ensuring a free and fair electoral process is imperative for maintaining people’s trust in representative democracy, the Supreme Court has said. The court had on February 20 declared defeated AAP-Congress alliance candidate Kuldeep Kumar the mayor of Chandigarh after overturning the result of the controversial civic poll where the BJP nominee had emerged … Read more

SC bats for environmental safeguards, says can’t be oblivious to community’s concerns, ET LegalWorld

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday told Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group firm, that it cannot be oblivious to the wider concerns of the local community in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi and will have to implement the environmental safeguards suggested by the proposed expert panel before its plant can be reopened. The court had said … Read more

Why the industry must self-regulate?, Legal News, ET LegalWorld

We often fear what we don’t understand, and we don’t yet truly understand crypto. The fear of risks has resulted in a tumultuous regulatory journey for crypto assets in India. Regulators have long regarded the industry with suspicion for reasons that include its use in illicit financing activities, macroeconomic stability risks, consumer protection, extreme volatility, … Read more

Law enforcement agencies disrupt prolific ransomware group LockBit, ET LegalWorld

LONDON – Law-enforcement agencies have infiltrated and disrupted LockBit, arresting two people involved with the prolific ransomware syndicate that has extracted $120 million from thousands of victims around the world, British, American, and European officials said Tuesday. Britain’s National Crime Agency, or NCA, said it led an international operation targeting LockBit, which provides ransomware as … Read more

Implementation of Act East Policy yielding rich dividend in NE: Dhankhar, ET LegalWorld

In Itanagar, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Tuesday that the implementation of the Act East Policy has been yielding rich dividends in the Northeastern region. Dhankhar, who is visiting Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of its statehood day, said India’s composite culture is incomplete without the cultural mosaic of North Eastern states. Prime Minister … Read more

Nebraska’s response to player-assistant coach’s sexual relationship was inadequate, lawsuit says, ET LegalWorld

A former Nebraska women’s basketball player alleges coach Amy Williams and athletic director Trev Alberts did not take appropriate action when her sexual relationship with an assistant coach became widely known. Ashley Scoggin filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court describing how Chuck Love allegedly took a special interest in her and how the … Read more