NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will soon reach shoppers in India's massive consumer market directly, as it takes control of the online retailer Flipkart that's known for its ubiquitous delivery drivers on their motorcycles with oversized backpacks.The $16 billion controlling stake, announced Wednesday, is the largest acquisition yet by the world's largest retailer.Retail sales are being fueled by a hot economy in India, and both Walmart and Amazon have pushed hard to catch up to Flipkart and become the first major U.S. retailer to establish a substantial foothold in the country.The move, like Walmart's decision last month to sell its British unit, Asda, reflects the company's focus on areas with the potential to grow as it tries to narrow the online gap between itself and Amazon.Online buying in India has exploded in recent years, and Flipkart had net sales of $4.6 billion in its latest fiscal year, That's a fraction of Walmart's latest annual revenue of $485.8 billion, but the company … [Read more...] about Walmart makes big bet in India, pays $16B for Flipkart stake
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 21, 2018 2:49 pm Change Font Size Anushka Singh is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi. She graduated from Miranda House and did her Masters from Lady Sri Ram College. She went on to do her M.Phil and PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi where she also taught the Masters students, briefly. She was previously employed at the Gargi College, University of Delhi. She was awarded the Visiting fellowship for doctoral research at Tagore Centre for Global thought, King’s College, University of London, England in 2014. She was also awarded the ICSSR Doctoral fellowship in 2015. Her areas of interest include nature of state, intersection of law and politics, people’s movements and democratic rights. In this interview with LIVELAW, she answers specific questions about her book, Sedition in … [Read more...] about ‘Persecution In The Name of Sedition Finds Popular Acceptance in India’, Says Anushka Singh, Author of the recent book, ‘Sedition In Liberal Democracies’
Why Legal Aid? Access to legal services continues to be a challenge for a substantial segment of the Indian population due to geographical, resource and infrastructure constraints. Since legal representation is costly and out of reach for the disadvantaged, the need for legal aid arises. The problem has been compounded by the failure to mainstream legal-aid services, particularly for the marginalized sections at the panchayat levels. Marginalised communities, especially rural and tribal population; senior citizens; persons with low income; persons with disabilities; victims of drug abuse, human trafficking; prison inmates- the rightful recipients of legal aid- are unable to avail it. India has an expansive history of legal aid, backed by decades of legislation, jurisprudential interpretation, and numerous state-funded programs. But the absence of a structured and economically viable format has hindered lawyers in actively offering legal assistance to those in need of it. The pro bono … [Read more...] about Access To Legal Aid In India : An Unfulfilled Promise ?
There is no doubt that January 12, 2018 will become a significant date in the judicial history of India. It is the first time that sitting Justices of the Supreme Court of India have directly addressed the media to draw attention to their concerns about the inner workings of this institution. The stakes have been raised considerably since this act of public criticism has come from the four senior-most Justices and could be narrowly construed as one that is specifically directed at the present Chief Justice of India (CJI). On the other hand, this act of public criticism can also be interpreted as one motivated by concerns related to the preservation of institutional integrity.The letter that was jointly released to the press by Justices Chelameshwar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph raises two issues that directly relate to judicial administration. The first of these is the allocation of sensitive matters to benches headed by relatively junior Justices while overlooking the senior-most Justices. … [Read more...] about A Cathartic Episode For The Higher Judiciary In India
Having successfully organized four National Essay Writing Competitions in the past, to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law, LexQuest is delighted to bring to you the first edition of its National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition.LexQuest hereby invites you to put forward your views on the relation between public participation and the implementation of environmental laws and how this may translate into good environmental governance with the theme of this year: “Role of Public in Environmental Governance in India”. Eligibility Criteria:Any student pursuing any undergraduate, postgraduate or professional course in any recognized University/College in India. Guidelines and Rules: The Essay must be written in English. Only one essay per participant may be submitted. Multiple or incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification. Co-authorship is not permitted. The essay shall not be plagiarized. Only the original essays will be … [Read more...] about LexQuest’s 1st National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition, 2018