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Archive for: August 2015

Legal News August 14, 2015

Bombay HC sets aside order banning Maggi, but fresh tests required

The Bombay High Court today set aside the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s order on banning Nestle’s Maggi brand of instant noodles. However, as per these news reports, the court said the ban would be lifted only after one more round of tests is completed. The FSSAI had banned Maggi in June for having impermissible […]

Candour Legal Team August 14, 2015

“Misused 311 jurisdiction, humiliated the victim”, Supreme Court comes down on Uber Rape accused  

The Supreme Court today grilled the lawyer appearing for the former Uber cab driver accused of raping a passenger, while strongly condemning the delay tactics adopted by the accused in the trial. A Division Bench comprising Justice JS Khehar and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel heard the parties today and reserved its judgment in the appeal […]

Legal News August 14, 2015

Salve gets Supreme Court’s stay on Gujarat HC proceedings in plot allotment controversy

The controversy pertaining to allotment of land to judges in Gujarat has now reached the Supreme Court. The Court today issued notice to the Gujarat High Court and the State of Gujarat after Harish Salve secured an early hearing in the matter. As reported earlier, the Gujarat High Court has been witnessing stormy scenes after Acting […]

The Bench at War: Patna HC’s Dharnidhar J. writes stinging letter about ex-CJ, L Narasimha Reddy

A month before his retirement, Patna High Court’s Dharnidhar Jha J. has written a controversial letter to the State Bar Council Chairman. And the target of this letter is none other than the High Court’s recently retired Chief Justice, L Narasimha Reddy. The letter was prompted by an invitation to the farewell party of the […]

Startups August 8, 2015

Mobile first grocery retailer iOrderFresh secures seed funding

iOrderFresh, a mobile-first food and grocery retailer, has secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Best Foodworks Pvt. Ltd. Supply Chain Analytics and Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs iOrderFresh, will use the money to improve technology, upgrade service and acquire more customers, as per a press statement. As part of the transaction, Alkesh Tandon, founder […]

Startups August 8, 2015

Silicon Valley VC firm Social+Capital Partnership lines up over $1B for India by 2025

Chamath Palihapitiya Four-year-old Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Social+Capital Partnership plans to invest over $1 billion in Indian companies in sectors such as financial services, energy, infrastructure and agriculture, its founder Chamath Palihapitiya said at a press meet in Bangalore. Sri Lanka-born 38-year-old Palihapitiya, who served as vice president of Facebook and was responsible for […]

Candour Legal Team August 7, 2015

Last minute hotel bookings app NightStay raises $500K in seed funding

NightStay.in, a mobile-based marketplace for last-minute hotel bookings, has raised around $500,000 in seed funding led by Vivek Bihani of Bedrock Venture Management Pvt. Ltd. Rajesh Sawhney, founder of GSF, and Shailesh Vikram Singh, executive director of SeedFund, also participated in the funding, as per a press statement. NightStay Travels Pvt. Ltd, the company behind […]

Legal News August 1, 2015

#Aadhar: “Govt. frustrating Supreme Court order, a saga of disgrace”, Gopal Subramanium

Senior Advocate and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium launched into a scathing attack on the Central government yesterday in the Aadhar case. Subramanium, who has arguing in the matter since July 23, came down heavily upon the Central government and various government agencies. He submitted that these agencies are guilty of flouting the Supreme Court’s direction that […]

Startups August 1, 2015

This E-health Startup Is Changing Thousands Of Lives Through An Innovative Approach

Maintaining a good health means to have a proper guidance for daily diet, proper nutrition plan and proper nutrition supplements, and also many questions that needs to be answered; how far I have to run daily? What exercises I need to do? How many calories should I consume? But when counting every refried bean just […]