On Sunday 12 February 2016, golf’s European Tour unveiled a ‘revolutionary and novel short form of the game’ which is designed to ‘embrace innovation and originality in professional golf’. The first GolfSixes event will take place in North West London on 6-7 May 2017 and will feature two-man teams from 16 European nations. The teams will compete in an initial group stage on the first day that is ‘similar to the UEFA Champions League football group stages’ followed by knock-out stages on the second day.Golf is a sport that is famous for respecting and protecting its origins; the current form of the game is believed to have originated from a game played in Scotland during the 15th Century. As a result, golf has become known for its long-standing (and sometimes peculiar) traditions, both on and off the greens. See, for example:Rule 23/10 of the R&A’s Rules of Golf & Golf Equipment which provides that if … [Read more...] about GolfSixes: Are Shorts and Selfies Soon Going to be Synonymous with Golf?
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Having evolved rapidly, in India environment law is a relatively new and challenging field. The term “Environmental law” is wide encompassing the entire gamut of statutes, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies aimed at protecting the ecology as well as preventing the degradation of natural resources. In the recent past, environmental law has become a devise for promoting “sustainable development”. Policy concepts such as the polluter pays principle, precautionary principle, public participation, environmental justice, et al have influenced several of India’s environmental law reforms, past and present. Additionally, environmental law has begun to be perceived as an integral and critical tool of environmental management, and rightly so. With damage to environment proving to be a major threat worldwide, scope of environmental law in promoting “development without destruction” is immense. As a natural corollary, today there is a demand … [Read more...] about Go Green: Charting a Career in Environmental Law
International Arbitration is perceived by many as a gold mine, treasure substantial, by all means. The Government of India in the recent times have been showing tremendous interest in the field. The experience in other jurisdictions seems to have encouraged the governmental action. There were several individual who have tried to interpret their dream and crossed deserts, faced the challenges of nature and Atlas tasted success. A point has now reached, when we need to fairly concede that commercial dispute resolution cannot be just a regular Government program or realization of an individual dream, it needs to grow as a popular movement intended to achieve a fair share of the treasure.Indian Economy is on a growth mode. It may surpass the major economies of the world, in the years to come. The growth of international trade and commerce demands expeditious dispute resolution of commercial disputes, as well. The big question would be whether we have done our home work, to participate in … [Read more...] about National Workshop On “Institutionalization Of Arbitration & Development Of An Arbitration Bar
“What is fraud?” A simple definition of fraud as an offence has been skillfully avoided by jurists, judges and law makers, perhaps, due to its everlasting flexibility. Fertility of human mind to develop new ingenuous and unforeseen deceptive methods to make profit and gain wrongfully causing loss or injury to another, may be the reason why a comprehensive definition to fraud is not attempted to, and for laws against fraud to vary from State to State.2.Now, in the era of Information Technology, over and above the already known fraud offences, every day, deceptive activities using informative tools like mobile, net etc., have added new dimensions to the offences of fraud. Thousands of innocent people fall victim to fraudulent acts – most of them unknowingly. Tough measures to check the menace and book the offenders committing fraud, enacting innovative legislations radically widening the scope of fraud, providing more rigorous punishment for offenders, have been … [Read more...] about Offences of Fraud – Need for New Perspective
The recent Allahabad High Court’s observation that has (yet again) declared that triple talaq has no constitutional validity has failed to make a lasting impact on public for two reasons. Firstly, that the Shamim Ara case of 2002 had already established that, and secondly, that once again the High Court passed the buck to the Supreme Court where Shayara Bano’s case remains pending still. Amidst this institutional passing-the-parcel between the Courts to the government, government to the Law Commission on the one hand, and the tug of war between the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the various women’s organisations on the other; the agenda of triple talaq though unresolved refuses to disappear from public debate.This public-ness of the debate on ‘personal’ laws is itself an achievement as we have begun to acknowledge the politics within families as not just a family matter (ghar ka masla) that must be deal with within the four walls of a house, but a … [Read more...] about Triple Talaq Is Only The Tip Of The Ice-Berg Of Discriminatory Family Laws