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Belgium allows euthanasia for children

Belgian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under 18.

The law empowers children with terminal ailments who are in great pain to ask to be put to death by their doctor if their parents agree and a psychiatrist or psychologist certifies they are conscious of what their choice signifies.

Statistics Point to Increased Physical Danger Risks of Cyberterrorism

"Traditional terrorism refers to violent acts that indiscriminately target civilians," says Jon Iadonisi, former Navy SEAL, cyber security expert and co-founder, White Canvas Group. Traditional terrorists are largely interested in achieving or thwarting political or ideological goals in the process. "Cyberterrorism invokes the specific use of computer networks to induce violence against innocent civilians," says Iadonisi.
[Stuxnet creators defined 21st century warfare]

Italy approaches UN over trial of two marines in India

Italy has petitioned the U.N. over the trial of its two marines in India under a strict anti-piracy law for the killing of two Indian fishermen, and said it would exercise “all options” to bring back the naval personnel.

Italy has “initiated contact” with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over “the lack of charges” and the “restriction of freedom” placed on the marines since 2012, Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said.

“The High Commissioner for Human Rights has agreed to assess the petition,” she was quoted as saying by Italian news agency ANSA.

Rule of law must for promoting Indo-US business, trade'

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The rule of law is not just a prerequisite for a vibrant society based on civil and human rights but also for robust bilateral and global economic and trade relations that are without uncertainties, said an expert Wednesday.
The rule of law is necessary not just for the civil rights and the human rights as is generally believed but even for business and commercial transactions, said James P. Duffy, a convenor of a three-day conference on "Threading the needle in US-India deals: Safe passage through formidable legal risk", starting here Thursday.

Court ruling on issue of legal heir certificates

Tahsildars cannot refuse to issue legal heir certificates to siblings of those who die as bachelors or spinsters by citing difficulties involved in ascertaining the genuineness of their relationship, the Madras High Court Bench here has held.

Justice K.K. Sasidharan passed the ruling while allowing a writ petition filed jointly by two brothers and their sister. They had challenged an order passed by Madurai South Tahsildar on September 17 rejecting their plea to be declared as legal heirs of their elder brother who died intestate on August 8.

More evidence builds up against 'Spamnath' Bharti

Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti may deny but evidences indicate he was not only associated with Topsites LCC- which allegedly operated a website involved in spamming, but he was also associated with three more companies that operated from the US. However, Bharti seems to have kept his associations a secret from the Indian tax authorities.

Health Ministry angry with Air India’s e-cigarette ads

The union health ministry has told the civil aviation ministry and Air India that the display of electronic cigarettes in some of its publications violates the law against tobacco advertising. In separate letters to the ministry of civil aviation and Air India sent this week, the health ministry said Air India through discount booklets ‘Air Bazaar’, distributed during flights, is selling ‘Electronic Cigarette’ with a picture of a model smoking.

Transfer Pricing Law in Indi

DELHI – India’s market began to emerge on the global stage in 1991 with the implementation of several governmental policies relating to foreign trade and foreign direct investment. This move towards globalization brought about new requirements relating to taxation and other laws as multinational corporations began investing in India and acquiring local companies.

The Chennai Super Kings' place in this year's Indian Premier League is clouded with team boss Gurunath Meiyappan found guilty in a match-fixing probe.

The son-in-law of Indian cricket board boss and ICC chairman-designate Narainswamy Srinivasan has been found guilty of betting and passing on information to illegal bookmakers by a committee investigating match-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In its report on Monday to India's Supreme Court, the three-member committee found Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of being in touch with illegal bookmakers, creating big question marks over the franchise's involvement in this year's IPL tournament.

Moot Court Contest Held

Apurva Ranjan Shukla, Debanjana Mukherjee and Harshavardhan Goel of National Law School of India, Bangalore, were adjudged winners of the 25th Annual Moot Court Competition organised by the Kerala Law Academy Moot Court Society.

Ranjeet Mathew Jacob, Shobithabh Srivastava, Rishabh Bhojwani of Symbiosis, Pune, were runners-up.

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