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May 15, 2015


Abhyaas Law Bulletin

For the quintessential CLAT aspirant
News Of The Month
Thousands die in twin earthquakes in Nepal

The Editors Column

Dear Student,
Welcome to the May Edition of the Law Bulletin.
Just as Nepal experienced one of the worst quakes to
have struck it, parts of India also were jolted by its
ripple effects. The whole of North and East India was
gripped in panic as aftershocks continued.

A major earthquake struck eastern Nepal, for the

second time in a gap of just about 15 days, near
Mount Everest, after more than 8,000 people died
in the devastating first quake. At least 48 people
have been killed and more than 1,000 injured,
officials say. At least 17 have also died in India.
The latest earthquake hit near the town of
Namche Bazaar and sent thousands of panicked
residents on to the streets of Nepal's capital,
It had a magnitude of 7.3, compared with the 7.8
of the 25 April quake. The latest quake struck at
12:35 Nepali time (06:50 GMT) and was centred
about 76km (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, in a
rural area close to the Chinese border.
The quake was felt in northern India, Tibet and
Bangladesh. India's home ministry said 16 people
had been killed in the state of Bihar, and one more
in Uttar Pradesh. Officials in China said one person
was confirmed dead in Tibet.
Later, the US military said a Marine Corps
helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts went
missing. Eight people were on board.
The Indian government had earlier carried out
Operation Maitri, to help Nepal in rescue

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The Indian judiciary has come right under the scanner

of the common man, with Salman Khans conviction
and faster bail being the bone of contention. Hot on
the heels of this bail, former Tamil Nadu CM
Jayalalithas acquittal and Ramallinga Rajus bail have
just made matters worse.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Chinese twitter
Weibo and since then, has attracted as many as
18,000 likes and 12,000 comments for his first post
Hello China.
Meanwhile in Britain, the Duchess of Cambridge , Kate
Middleton gave birth to her second daughter,
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kate and her husband
Prince William also have a son, Prince George.

Happy Reading !

Parvathy Bhardwaj
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Page 3: International
Page 4: Spotlight


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May 15, 2015

Salman Khan sentenced to five-years in jail; gets bail
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was sentenced to five
years imprisonment by the Mumbai Sessions Court. He
was sentenced for his 28 September, 2002 hit and run
case, in which, one pavement dweller was killed and
four others were injured. However, he is now out on
bail has resumed shooting for his upcoming movies.
The sentence was pronounced in Sessions Court Judge
Deshpandes chamber.
Mumbai Sessions Court Judge DW Deshpande found
Khan guilty and convicted him under IPC Section 304 II
(culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The
court while giving verdict said that all charges pressed
against Khan under IPC Section 279 (rash driving), 337
(causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries)
and 427 (negligence) have been proved.
While convicting Khan, the court relied upon
judgements in Alistair Pereira and Sanjeev Nanda BMW
case of Delhi.
Salman Khans, Toyota Land Cruiser on 28 September
2002 hit a bakery in the Bandra area of Mumbai after
which the vehicle ran over five people sleeping on the
street. In the accident, 38-year-old Nurullah Mehboob
Sharif was killed.
PM Narendra Modi visits France, Germany and Canada
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been on a threenation tour to France, Germany and Canada.
During his nine-day visit, he met leaders of the three
nations -- French President Francois Hollande, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister
Stephen Harper.
The visit concluded with some major agreements which
would boost Modis vision of Clean India, Make in India
and others. Some major agreements include the
purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France,
agreement for supply of uranium with Canada for
nuclear power plants in India and Airbus plan to come
to India and be a part of Make in India initiative.
MoUs and agreements signed with France and Germany
covered areas like Defence and Nuclear Energy, Space,
Economic relations, Railways, Energy, Tourism, Science
and Technology, Skill Development, Ayurveda,
manufacturing, urban development, environment,
railways, cleaning of rivers, language and science &
Agreements with Canada covered uranium, visas,
terrorism, foreign investment promotion and
protection, Canada-India comprehensive economic
partnership agreement (CEPA) free-trade deal etc.

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India, Japan sign Action Agenda for Investment

and Trade Promotion
India and Japan signed an action agenda for IndiaJapan investment and trade promotion and AsiaPacific economic integration in New Delhi.
It was inked by Commerce Minister of India,
Nirmala Sitharaman and Japanese Minister of
Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Miyazawa.
The action agenda contains five items, which can
help in furthering the trade relations between
India and Japan. The five agenda points in the
action agenda are:
Development of selected townships in India as
Japanese industrial townships.
Promotion of investment and infrastructure
Further development and cooperation in
information technology.
Enhancing cooperation in strategic sectors.
Asia-Pacific economic integration.
Besides, the Japanese Minister also said that the
investments by Japan into Indian companies will
double in next 5 years.
Cabinet approves Smart Cities Mission
The Union Cabinet gave its nod for Smart Cities
Mission, with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees
over the next five years (2015-16 to 2019-20).
Besides, the Cabinet also approved the Atal
Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities with an
outlay of 50000 crore rupees over the next five
The aim of these two missions is to make urban
areas more livable and inclusive besides driving
the economic growth.
Govt cancels licenses of nearly 9000 NGOs
Union Government cancelled the licences of
around 9000 NGOs for violation of Foreign
Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010. These
foreign funded NGOs failed to file annual returns.
Union Ministry of Home Affairs, in an order, said
that the registration of the NGOs that had neither
filed their annual returns for three years, nor
given any explanation for the delay, stood
cancelled with immediate effect.
The Ministry also directed the district magistrate
to manage their assets in any manner considered
necessary and in public interest.


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May 15, 2015

Rajya Sabha passes Transgender Bill
The Rajya Sabha passed the Rights of Transgender
Persons Bill, 2014 by voice vote. It is a private
members Bill which aims at protecting and providing
rights for transgenders.
The bill was moved by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(DMK) MP Tiruchi Shiva.
It is the first private members bill to be passed in
Rajya Sabha in 46 years. In the past, 14 Private
Members Bills have been passed. Last time, a
private member bill was passed in 1970.
Hyderabad to get second biggest Google campus
The Telangana Government signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc
to build the biggest campus outside the United
States (US) in Hyderabad.
The MoU was signed by Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana
Secretary of Information Technology (IT) and his
counterpart David Redcliffe, Googles global head of
facilities and workplace in Google headquarters at
Mountain View in USA.
On completion, Googles Hyderabad campus will be
second-biggest in the world and the first in Asia.
Bill on LBA between India and Bangladesh cleared
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, approved the 119th Constitutional
Amendment Bill on Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)
between India and Bangladesh.
Under the land boundary agreement, India and
Bangladesh will exchange several enclaves which are
under each other's adverse possession. The bill also
includes the territories in Assam in addition to
territories of West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya.
The bill will need ratification by the Parliament and
would also require ratification of at least 50 percent
of the state legislatures before it comes into effect.
Paralympic Committee of India gets the axe
Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended
by the Sports Ministry with immediate effect. It was
suspended for poor management and conduct of
15th National Para-Athletics Championships held in
Ghaziabad in March 2015.
This came a week after PCI was indefinitely
suspended by the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC) for infighting and poor treatment of
the para-athletes during the event. IPC had
suspended PCI on 15 April 2015.

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Conservative Party wins UK General Elections
David Camerons Conservative Party won the UK
General election 2015 by securing 331 seats in a
Parliament of 650.
With this win, the incumbent Prime Minister David
Cameron will continue to be in the office.
Result of 2015 UK General Election
Conservative Party led by David Cameron: 331
seats received 51 percent votes
Labour Party led by Ed Miliband: 232 seats
received 36 percent votes
Scottish National Party led by Nicola Sturgeon: 56
seats received 9 percent votes
Liberal Democrats led by Nick Clegg: 8 seats
received 1 percent votes
Democratic Unionist Party led by Peter Robinson:
8 seats received 1 percent votes
Others: 15 seats
Gunmen in Pakistan kill 43 in bus attack
Al-Gunmen on motorbikes attacked a bus carrying
members of a religious minority in the southern
Pakistani city of Karachi, killing 43 people and
wounding 19 others, hospital officials said.
Six attackers used 9 mm pistols to shoot at the
people on the bus, police said.
After the attack, the bus was driven into a hospital
parking lot with bullet holes riddled all along its
side, said Salma Wahid, an official at the Memon
Medical Institute Hospital in Karachi.
Most of the people in the bus were unconscious
and splattered with blood, she added.
Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death
Attacks on bloggers critical of Islam have taken on
a disturbing regularity in Bangladesh, with yet
another writer hacked to death.
Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed as he left his home
on his way to work at a bank, police in the
northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet said.
Four masked men attacked him, hacking him to
death with cleavers and machetes, said Sylhet
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan.
The men then ran away. Because of the time of
the morning when the attack happened, there
were few witnesses. But police say they are
following up on interviewing the few people who
saw the incident.


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May 15, 2015

This month in pictures:

Actor and producer Mukesh

Khanna was appointed as the
Chairperson of the Children's
Film Society of India (CFSI).

Satya Nadella was named as

one of the Champions of
Change for his employeefriendly initiative.

India-born Raja Rajeswari was

sworn-in as the criminal court judge
of the New York City. With this, she
became the first Indian-born woman
judge of New York City.

Eminent banker Kundapur

Vaman Kamath was appointed
as the first President of the
New Development Bank (NDB)
of BRICS nations.

Spotlight: Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

Sangeeta Bhatia, an Indian-origin

scientist at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
(MIT)won the prestigious 2015
Heinz Award in the Technology

Rahul Yadav, Chief Executive

Officer (CEO) of Housing.com,
tendered his resignation. He
founded the company with a bunch
of IIT Bombay graduates in June

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established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 (Bihar Act
No. 24 of 2006) and included in section 2(f) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956.
Admission to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Programme is made strictly on the basis of
merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The total
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Foreign Nationals/NRI's/NRI Sponsored.). Other than the undergraduate
program, CNLU also offers LLM as well as Post Graduate Diplomas in fields
ranging from, Cyber Law & ADR to Intellectual Property Law.
The University aims at providing quality legal education and promoting legal awareness in the community at
large in order to realise some of the goals envisaged in our Constitution. CNLUs aim is to evolve and impart
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has shown strong Potential by being one of those colleges with tremendous growth in terms of Infrastructure
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