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’
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the wife of America’s 41st president and mother of its 43rd, passed away on Tuesday evening in Houston, Texas, with her husband of 73 years holding her hand. The Bush family matriarch’s iconic life spanned nearly a century and afforded her a front row seat to the seminal moments of American political history over multiple administrations, from Nixon to Trump.From her then-fiancé George H.W. Bush’s service as a Navy pilot in World War II, to her husband’s presidency during the fall of Soviet Union, and her son George W. Bush’s presidency during the 9/11 terror attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Barbara Bush’s life encompassed America’s greatest tragedies and triumphs in a century-long ascent as a super power. This is her life in photos. Barbara Pierce, the future Barbara Bush, is shown in her graduation photo from Ashley Hall, a finishing school in Charleston, S.C., in 1943. (AP Photo) In this … [Read more...] about Barbara Bush (1925-2018), a Life in Photos
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok K.M April 5, 2018 6:25 pm Change Font Size By the videography, crucial evidence can be captured and presented in a credible manner, the bench said. In an important judgment, the Supreme Court has observed that the time is ripe that steps are taken to introduce videography in investigation, particularly for crime scene as desirable and acceptable best practice. A bench of Justice AK Goel and Justice RF Nariman accepted the suggestions mooted by the Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs and said videography of crime scene during the investigation is of immense value in improving administration of criminal justice. The bench was considering an appeal filed by one Shafhi Mohammad, in which one of the questions which arose during the proceedings was whether videography of the scene of the crime is necessary to inspire confidence in the evidence collected. The court, in its earlier order in this case, … [Read more...] about SC Issues Directions To Introduce Best Practices In Crime Scene Videography [Read Judgment]
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 ?