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Why do banks ban crypto trade? They lack KYC-AML checks, so it’s better to not deal at all

Banks, RazorPay, CCAvenue are doing indirectly what the RBI was prohibited from doing directly—ban crypto trade.
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Digitisation of courts brings privacy concerns. But India lacks right to be forgotten

The policy should address how courts deal with privacy concerns. It's important to not wait till PDP Bill is enacted.
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Biden-Xi summit will help reduce rising tensions. US-China talking itself is an achievement

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Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal could be India’s first gay HC judge after SC collegium clears his name

Kirpal is 1st advocate from LGBTQ community whose name has been cleared by apex panel for appointments to higher judiciary. Name will now go to Union law ministry for clearance.
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Delhi HC Women Lawyers Forum calls out ‘misogyny of the bar’ in reaction to 1994 assault case

Former Delhi HC Bar Association president Rajiv Khosla was convicted on 29 Oct for assaulting lawyer Sujata Kohli in 1994. A section of male lawyers resolved to abstain from work Tuesday in protest.

HC seeks Google, Twitter’s reply on man’s plea to remove conviction articles in criminal case

The man said he was convicted in a fraud and blackmailing case and was sentenced to nine years imprisonment. He was deported to India in July this year after serving the sentence.
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Delhi HC asks Twitter to remove objectionable content on Hindu Goddess

The court observed that the social media giant shall respect the sentiments of general public as it was doing business for them.

Delhi HC directs AIIMS to pay Rs 50 lakh to illegally terminated employee

Raj Singh, who was appointed as a driver by AIIMS sometime in the 1980s, will also be paid Rs 19,900 as pension every month.
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‘Tech difficulties can’t be an excuse to refuse compliance’: Modi govt defends IT rules in HC

In an affidavit filed in reply to WhatsApp’s plea, the Centre said platforms monetise users’ data for commercial purposes & are not legally entitled to claim that it protects privacy.
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HC seeks Twitter’s reply on plea against Rahul Gandhi for disclosing Dalit girl’s identity

The HC refused to issue notice to Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Police. The plea sought FIR against Gandhi for allegedly revealing a Dalit girl's identity, who was raped & murdered in Delhi.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.