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Cryptolocker Scambles US Law Firm's Entire Cache of Legal Files

A small US law firm has bravely admitted losing its entire cache of legal documents to the Cryptolocker Trojan despite attempting to pay the $300 (£180) ransom in a bid to have them unscrambled. According to TV reports, Goodson's law firm in the North Carolina state capital Charlotte became the latest victim of a malware menace that was custom-written to lever ransom money from precisely this type of relatively cash-rich but time-poor firm.

Gang-rape shows rural areas set own rules

NEW DELHI: The village elder delivered his judgment shortly before midnight. The woman had sinned. She was a Hindu who’d had a relationship with a married Muslim outsider. To restore village honor, he said, she needed to be punished.
The sentence he settled on: rape by her neighbors.

Newspapers Refuse To Run “Dilbert” Strip Slamming India’s Anti-Gay Law

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is known for his anti-PC, somewhat conservative bent, but the highly successful artist-illustrator stood up for the international LGBT community in today’s strip, where he lampooned India’s re-criminalization of homosexuality.

In the three-panel cartoon, Dogbert announces the Indian government upheld a law “making it a crime to be gay,” and in order to commemorate “that hopelessly ignorant decision,” a character named Asok the Intern was now “officially gay.”

The strip ends with Asok announcing he has “a lot of gay stuff to do.”

Ironical that Mulayam Singh talks about becoming PM: Sabir Ali

Reacting to Samajwadi Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali on Saturday said that it was ironical that Singh had earlier spoken about becoming the prime minister of India. "If there can be no law and order in Uttar Pradesh then he should leave the government," said Ali.

"It is ironical that he talks about becoming the PM of India when he is relating the bad law and order situation in UP to the population," he said.

Mayawati demands President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh

BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday demanded dismissal of Uttar Pradesh government and imposition of President's Rule over "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

"I want to appeal to the UP Governor and also to the Centre that law and order is very bad in the state and they should seriously think about it. The Samajwadi Party government should be dismissed and President's Rule should be imposed in the state," she told reporters outside Parliament House when asked about the killing of a rape victim in Mathura.

New amendment in law makes wife beating legal in Afghanistan

The Guardian reported on Thursday that Afghanistan has legalised domestic violence by changing a law so it will become impossible for anyone to testify against relatives. This effectively gives sanction to honour killings.
The change in legislation has been passed by the Afghan Parliament and now awaits President Hamid Karzai's signature. It would allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without the fear of punishment, the news report said.

Gang Rape Reveals Vigilante India Where Village Leaders Are Law

The village elder delivered his judgment shortly before midnight. The woman was deemed to have sinned. She was a Hindu who’d had a relationship with a married Muslim outsider. To restore village honor, he said, she needed to be punished.

The sentence he settled on: rape by her neighbors.

Kejriwal, Bharti in legal mess over excessive poll expenses

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Law Minister Somnath Bharti on pleas seeking cancellation of their election for exceeding the expenditure limit in last December's assembly polls.

The court sought their response by Feb 25 on petitions by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra alleging that Kejriwal and Bharti spent beyond the statutory limit of Rs.14 lakh.

Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Kejriwal on Gupta's plea, while Justice G.S. Sistani issued notice to Bharti on Mehra's plea.

AAP minister Somnath Bharti surrenders his bar licence

Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, indicted by a court for "tampering of evidence" in a case he appeared as a defence lawyer, has informed the Bar Council of Delhi that he intends to surrender his licence to practice law.

Murari Tiwari, Secretary of Bar Council of Delhi (BCD), confirmed that Bharti's application was received last evening and the lawyer's body has asked for his enrolment certificate which is issued when a person is granted the licence to practice law.

Somnath Bharti gets notice from Bar Council

The Bar Council of Delhi Monday issued notice to Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti seeking his response on the issue where a CBI judge had said Bharti "tampered with evidence" by "influencing a prosecution witness" in a case he was handling last year.

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