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Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Law | 0 comments

Breaking : Assanage’s appeal rejected at UK supreme court, could be extradited to Sweden

Breaking : Assanage’s appeal rejected at UK supreme court, could be extradited to Sweden

PIC : Assange on the cover of TIME magazine. courtesy: TIME Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks  has lost his appeal against his extradition to Sweden in the supreme court of UK. Assange, 40, is facing sex crime allegations in Sweden for which the country seeks extradition from UK where he currently resides. Assange is the founder of Wikileaks, the website which published confidential documents of various governments and international organisations leaked by whistle-blowers around the world. Assange claims the sex allegations leveled against him are politically motivated. The announcement was made today by the supreme court. It said in a statement that the required period for extradition “Shall not commence until the 14th day after today”. Seven Supreme Court justices unanimously dismissed the move as being “without merit”. On May 30 the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-2 majority that Assange’s extradition was lawful and could go ahead. But his QC Dinah Rose immediately told the court that Assange was considering an application for his case to be reopened on...

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Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Business, Law | 0 comments

Bombay HC: Reconsider MCX-SX application;Setback to SEBI

Bombay HC: Reconsider MCX-SX application;Setback to SEBI

In a rare occasion where an action of a regulatory body is found contrary to law, Bombay High court has directed the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to reconsider within one month, the application of nation’s biggest commodities bourse, Multi Commodities Exchange (MCX) to set up an exclusive stock exchange with independent trading platform. SEBI had earlier rejected MCX’s application to float the exchange in 2010. SEBI rejected the application on the grounds that “it wasn’t in the interest of trade and public to allow the application” and said the rules of MIMPS (Manner of Increasing and Maintaining Public Shareholding) were violated, which mandates promoters of the exchange to hold only 5% stake. The court noted that a genuine attempt has been made by the promoters to keep the stake less than 5% and speculation cannot be used as evidence against the application. “The mere possibility of a hypothetical situation cannot result in the invalidation of the transaction which is otherwise lawful” quoted the judgment. However the court...

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Law, Linux | 0 comments

Supreme court of India orders Ubuntu10.04 installation on all courts in India

Supreme court of India orders Ubuntu10.04 installation on all courts in India

Supreme court of India has directed all courts in the country to switch to Ubuntu Linux 10.04 . Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5  was previously being used in 17,000 courts of India for the last four years.  A circular titled ‘Guidelines for Roll-out and Installation of Ubuntu Linux for Indian Judiciary’ has been released by the e-committee of the Supreme court of India. According to the circular ‘Installation & Reciept of Ubuntu Linux OS DVD’ be given by the judicial officers in the prescribed form. A pdf and a detailed video tutorial has been included in the supreme court website which mentions 25 salient features of Ubuntu Linux. According to the circular a judicial officer can install Ubuntu of his own as it is very easy to do so. The person who installs the Linux OS should take care to backup all data , says the circular. Features of Ubuntu Linux OS DVD Send and receive fax, 15 Indian languages and 48 layouts, deleted/lost data recovery, live (trial) DVD, talking dictionary (Eng-Hindi-Urdu), dual...

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