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No Evidence against Nana Patekar in molestation case: Mumbai Police

Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar took a sigh of relief as Mumbai Police informed a Local Court that it has not found any evidence in molestation accusations against him by actress Tanushree Dutta. Dutta's complaint against Patekar last year sparked a nationwide '#MeToo' movement on social media. Besides Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, the film's producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang were also booked. The 'B Summary' report will absolve them (Acharya, Siddiqui and Sarang) too from the case.

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  • Posted On Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:09 PM

Constitutional Court of Ecuador has recognized same-sex marriage.

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador has recognized same-sex marriage. The case reached the Constitutional court as a same-sex couple Efraín Enrique Soria Alba and Ricardo Javier Benalcázar Tello, challenged the refusal by the registry to register their marriage on the ground that marriage exists only between a man and a woman". Civil Code in Ecuador defined Marriage as a 'solemn contract by which a man and woman'. The court [5:4] found that there is no constitutional purpose to exclude from marriage the same-sex couples. It also observed that the exclusion to marriage of same-sex couples is unjustified, discriminatory and unconstitutional. Judge Ramiro Avila Santamaría penned the majority judgment. He said: "There are people of the same sex who demand the recognition of the right to marriage, considering it important in their life plans and invoking rights such as dignity, equality, identity and freedoms. This requirement, which did not exist or were not considered at the time of translating the legal texts, requires putting the current constitutional norms and legal norms, and adapt their content and interpretation to the current requirements.

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  • Posted On Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:32 AM

Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy restrained from Directorial or Mnagerial posts in NDTV for next two years by SEBI

The market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has restrained the promoters of New Delhi Telivision Ltd (NDTV) - RRPR Holdings Pvt Ltd, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy - from accessing securities market for two years. The order is passed in a 2017 case filed by Quantum Securities Ltd, an NDTV shareholder, alleging that RRPR Holdings, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy didn't disclose information about loan agreements entered into by them with Vishvapradhan Commercial Private Ltd (VCPL) and ICICI.

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  • Posted On Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:19 AM

If the cause of action is same suit regarding disputed property can be filed in any court having jurisdiction: SC

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K. M. Joseph held that the application of Section 17 CPC is not restricted to situations where portions of a single property fall within different jurisdictions; rather, it will apply to even those cases where the suit is concerning different properties situated in different jurisdictions, there is a rider that the suit in respect of the properties must be arising out of same cause of action. The case arose out of a suit seeking partition of joint family properties after setting aside certain documents of conveyance. The suit was instituted in a civil court at Indore. However, properties situated at Mumbai were also scheduled in the plaint. Case: Shivnarayan (D) By LRs vs Maniklal (D) By LRs

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  • Posted On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:04 PM

Mere apprehension about the effect of radiation from the cell phone tower cannot prevent its construction: Madras HC

After obstruction caused to the officials of Reliance JioInfocomm in constructing network tower on leased land in Coimbatore, the Madras High Court granted police protection to the official and also held that the construction cannot be prevented. “The apprehension does not have scientific backing. Till a positive finding is given in this regard, cell phone towers cannot be prevented to be installed on mere apprehensions” said Justice N. Anand Venkatesh. Earlier this year, the Bombay High Court had also observed that there is no conclusive scientific evidence indicating any identifiable risk of serious harm on account of non-ionized radiation emanating from TCS/BS and equipment for telecommunication network. | Case: M/s Reliance JioInfocomm Limited vs. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore.

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  • Posted On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:41 AM

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