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June 15, 2015


Abhyaas Law Bulletin

For the quintessential CLAT aspirant
News Of The Month
Two-minute trouble strikes packaged food

The Editors Column

Dear Student,
Welcome to the June Edition of the Law Bulletin.
After the favourite Maggi noodles got pulled up for
excessive levels of lead and MSG, other packaged food
have also come under the scanner. With more cases
of worms and larvae being reported, many such
products are being pulled off the shelves.

Nestle SA, battling a reputational crisis in India,

pulled its Maggi instant noodles from stores across
the country after regulators reported some
packets contained excess lead and MSG. As a
ripple effect, many packaged companies are now
under the scanner and are now being tested for
harmful effects.
After coming under fire for failing to react swiftly
and decisively, Nestle bowed to pressure and
announced an India-wide recall.
Adding to Nestle's troubles, India's food safety
regulator issued a statement just as that meeting
ended, accusing the food giant of violating
labelling and other rules in India. It ordered a
recall of the instant noodles it said were "unsafe
and hazardous" for human consumption.
Sales of Maggi in India represent roughly 0.005
percent of Nestle's global revenue of almost 92
billion Swiss francs ($98.6 billion), but the brand
damage could extend further.
Since inspectors in the northern state of Uttar
Pradesh made their first report two weeks ago, at
least six states, several major retailers and the
Indian army have banned Maggi noodles. On
Thursday, Tamil Nadu became the first state to
ban several instant noodle brands, including

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A Special Court for ACB & SPE Cases extended the

remand of Telangana TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, Harry
Sebastian and Uday Simha till June 29. TDP Telangana
MLA Revanth Reddy was caught while allegedly trying
to bribe a nominated MLA to vote for his party's
nominee in Telangana Legislative Council polls.
The Uttar Pradesh government suspended five
policemen, suspected to be involved in the murder of
a scribe in Shahjahanpur district. This was apparently
plotted by a minister Ram Murti Singh Verma, as the
journalist invited Verma's ire by posting reports on
Facebook about illegal mining activities and land
grabbing against the minister.

Happy Reading !

Parvathy Bhardwaj
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June 15, 2015

Narendra Modi visits China, Bangladesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two-day visit to
Bangladesh, his first-ever since becoming the Prime
Minister. He received a 21-gun salute and a joint
services guard of Honour in a red carpet reception. The
two nations signed, exchanged, adopted and handed 22
bilateral documents in Dhaka, including historical 1974
Land Boundary Agreement which would settle the
4096-kilometre-long border dispute. Modi along with
his Bangladeshi Counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the
Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati and Kolkata-Dhaka-Tripura
bus services.
He also completed a three-nation tour to China,
Mongolia and South Korea. During his six-day visit as
part of Act East Policy, he met leaders of the three
nations. India signed number of agreements with the
three-nations, which would act as a booster in
strengthening the bilateral ties. He also interacted with
top business leaders in China and South Korea and took
a commitment of investment of several billion dollars in
India to support Make in India initiative.
He became the first ever Prime Minister of India to visit
An important element of his visit was the way he met
with people of Indian origin in the three countries in
which he tried to connect them from India, like in China
he asked Indian residents to encourage Chinese
nationals to visit India or their village during their
20 soldiers killed in militant ambush in Manipur
At least 20 Army personnel were killed and 16 others
injured after a group of militants ambushed 6 Dogra
Infantry Regiment in Tengnoupal in Manipur.
Tengnoupal, a Kuki-ethnic village, falls in the Moltuk
valley of Chandel district of Manipur.
The ambush took place on Tengnoupal-New Samtal
road when the convoy of 46 jawans belonging to the
Dogra Infantry was returning to their headquarters in
Dimapur, Nagaland.
The responsibility of the attack was jointly claimed by
three militant organizations, namely National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), Kanglei Yawol
Kanna Lup (KYKL) and Kangleipak Communist Party
Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM for fifth time
AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was sworn-in
as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time.

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Along with her, 28 others were sworn in as

ministers in her Cabinet.
The oath was administered by Tamil Nadu
Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University
Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.
She is the 18th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and
succeeded O Panneerselvam who resigned
following her acquittal in the disproportionate
assets case by the Karnataka High Court.
The court overruled the Bangalores special court
judgment which found Jayalalithaa guilty. The
verdict made her ineligible to occupy the post and
subsequently, O Panneerselvam assumed the
Jayalalithaa had been the Chief Minister for four
times during June 1991-May 1996, MaySeptember 2001, March 2002-May 2006 and May
2011-September 2014 and will be in the office till
the expiry of the fourteenth State Legislative
Assembly in May 2016.

Tripura axes AFSPA from state

The State government of Tripura withdrew the
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958
from the remaining areas of the state with
immediate effect.
The decision to withdraw the Act was taken
during a cabinet meet held in Agartala after the
Tripura police, in its latest half-yearly review,
found no need to extend the Act further. The
cabinet meet was chaired by Chief Minister Manik
The Act was enforced in the state by the Union
Government in 1997 in 40 police station areas of
the state, dominated by the tribal due to
relentless violence and bloodshed. Since then, the
Act was reviewed and extended n every six
The Opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of
Tripura (INPT) has been demanding repeal of the
Act from the entire state and alleged that the Act
was working as a tool of harassment to the people
living in remote areas of the State.
PVR Ltd acquires DLF's DT Cinemas
PVR Ltd, Indias largest multiplex chain, agreed to
acquire DLF's DT Cinemas for Rs 500 crore. The
board of directors of the company at its meeting
approved the acquisition of the cinema exhibition
business of DLF Utilities ltd.


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June 15, 2015

Nelong Valley opens for tourists after 1962
Authorities of the Gangotri National Park in
Uttarakhand opened the Nelong Valley for tourists
for the first time since its closure in 1962.
However, foreign tourists are still not allowed into
the valley.
Nelong valley, situated 45 km away from the IndoChina border in the Uttarkashi district, was closed for
civilians after the 1962 war between both the
After the war, villagers were shifted out of the valley
and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) checkpoints
were set up to augment the security along the
Located at a height of 11600 feet, it is a cold desert
offering a view of the Tibetan Plateau in China and
home to snow leopard and the Himalayan blue
B-Town gives away IIFA Awards
The 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
Awards or 2015 IIFA Awards were presented in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia.
List of 2015 IIFA Awards
Best Film Queen
Best Director Rajkumar Hirani (PK)
Best Actor-Shahid Kapoor (Haider)
Best Actress-Kangana Ranaut (Queen)
Best Supporting Actor- Riteish Deshmukh (Ek Villain)
Best Supporting Actress- Tabu (Haider)
Star Debut of the Year (Male)-Tiger Shroff
Star Debut of the Year (Female)-Kriti Sanon
Best Comedian-Varun Dhawan (Main Tera Hero)
Best Villain Award-Kay Kay Menon (Haider)
Best Story-Queen (Vikas Bahl)
Debutant Director-Sajid Nadiadwala (Kick)
Best Music Director-Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy (2
Best Lyrics-Manoj Muntashir for Galliyan (Ek Villain)
Best Male Playback Award-Ankit Tiwari for Galliyan
(Ek Villain)
Best Female Playback Award-Kanika Kapoor for
Baby Doll (Ragini MMS2)
Best Sound Design-Shajith Koyeri (Haider)
Best Background Score-Vishal Bharadwaj (Haider)
International cinema-Subhash Ghai
Entertainer of the year - Deepika Padukone

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Sepp Blatter resigns after bribery scam rocks Fifa
After seven FIFA (Federation Internationale de
Football Association) officials were arrested by
Switzerland authorities in Zurich, Switzerland on
bribery charges, Fifa president Sepp Blatter
announced his resignation.
The arrested officials include Jeffrey Webb, FIFA
vice-president and all the officials are awaiting
extradition to USA.
They were arrested for allegedly accepting 150
million US dollars in bribes from USA based sports
marketing agencies over a 24-year period starting
from 1991.
The arrests were made by the Swiss authorities in
cooperation with the US officials.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted 14
people including nine FIFA officials and five sports
media and promotion executives in the Sports
Marketing Bribery Scheme in which the officials
accepted bribes and kickbacks in return for
awarding lucrative media and marketing rights to
international soccer tournaments including Fifa
World Cup qualifiers.
Obama in Guinness Book of World Records
President of the United States (US) Barack Obama
entered the Guinness Book of World Records for
reaching a million followers in a span of mere 5
hours after going live.
Barack Obama debuted on Social Media Platform
Twitter with @POTUS account.
He beat the previous record, which was set in April
2014 by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr., after
the actor reached a million followers in 23 hours
and 22 minutes.
The US President already has the account
@BarackObama, which has amassed nearly 60
million followers. However, the new @POTUS
account is associated with the presidential office as Obama puts it.
Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attack
Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani
security forces killed at least 22 passengers on
Friday night after forcing them off buses traveling
from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the
southern coast, officials said. The assault occurred
in Mastung, around 40 km south of Quetta.


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June 15, 2015

This month in pictures:

Veena Jain was appointed as

Director General (news) in
Doordarshan. She succeeded
senior Indian Information
Service (IIS) officer Akshay

TV actress Sudha Shivpuri

died due to multiple organ
failure at a suburban
hospital in Andheri. She was

India's only individual

Olympic gold medalist
Abhinav Bindra won a
berth for 2016 Rio Olympic
in mens air rifle event.

The creator of
Chandigarhs Rock
Garden Nek Chand
Saini died in
Chandigarh. He was 90.

Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay

Sharma was sworn-in as
Governor of Mizoram at
Raj Bhawan Durbar Hall.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

co-owner Shah Rukh Khan
acquired Caribbean Premier
League (CPL) T20 team
Trinidad & Tobago (T&T).

Spotlight: NLU, Jodhpur

National Law University, Jodhpur is an autonomous law university. The
Institute offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in various streams
of law. The degrees offered at the under-graduate level are - B.B.A,LL.B.
(Hons), B.A.,LL.B. (Hons) B.Sc.,LL.B. (Hons).
All of these are ten semester courses and open only for students on fully
residential basis. Since 2008, the admission to these courses is through the
nation-wide Common Law Admission Test, the first of which took place
Established in 2001, National Law University boasts of being the first
institution of its kind in the country where study of law is coupled with other
disciplines such as Science, Management Science and Policy Sciences.

It introduced for the first time the degree of B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons) (i.e. Management and Law) in the country.
The intake capacity of all the three undergraduate degree programmes B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons),
B.Sc.(Technology), LL.B. (Hons), B.A., LL.B. (Hons), put together is 100 students.
The National Law University, Jodhpur was set up in November 1999 (by the passing of the National Law
University Act,1999 by the State Legislature of Rajasthan) under the leadership of Dr. N.L. Mitra.
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