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Media Platform Thomson Reuters Acquires HighQ
ACQUISITION

Media Platform Thomson Reuters Acquires HighQ

LONDON, July 22, 2019-- Thomson Reuters has acquired HighQ, a leading collaboration platform for the legal and regulatory market. After this acquisition, HighQ team will join Reuters office. The amount of the deal has not disclosed yet. Based in London with offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and India, HighQ offers a secure cloud-based platform for business collaboration, workflow automation, and client engagement. HighQ currently serves more than 400 customers, including more than half of the Global 100 largest law firms. Thomson Reuters provides its customers with solutions that help them generate more efficiencies, lower costs, improve accuracy and reduce risk. This acquisition will expand on the company's strategic objective to provide mor...
Railyatri Operations are Unauthorised: Delhi HC
INDIA

Railyatri Operations are Unauthorised: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court today dismissed the writ petitions filed by Stelling Technologies, which owns and manages the online train ticket booking portal 'railyatri.in' providing service related to rail journeys. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) had cracked whip on the Retail Service Providers(RSP) who were associated with RailYatri by deactivating their access credentials to the IRCTC site. According to the IRCTC, the services by RailYatri were unauthorized, and the RSPs, by associating with it, had violated their contractual terms with IRCTC. The IRCTC said that it is the only entity authorized by the Ministry of Railways to supply e-tickets, and that RSPs are delegated agents of the IRCTC, who cannot enter into further transactions with third-party enti...
Indian American CEO Ordered to Pay $135K to Former Worker
USA

Indian American CEO Ordered to Pay $135K to Former Worker

An Indian-American CEO has been ordered to pay USD 135,000 to her former domestic worker after a Labour Department investigation found she underpaid and mistreated her. Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International and IT Staffing, will have to pay her former live-in domestic service worker back wages and damages under the terms of a consent judgement entered into the US District Court for the Central District of California. Ads by ZINC The judgement, entered on April 11, resolves a complaint filed by the US Department of Labour in August last year. An investigation by the departments Wage and Hour Division found that Bhatia willfully and repeatedly violated federal labour laws minimum wage and record keeping provisions from July 2012 to December 2014. The complaint alleged that...
Amid Stayzilla Controversy, Karnataka IT Minister Said No Startups, Vendors Are Above The Law
INDIA, News

Amid Stayzilla Controversy, Karnataka IT Minister Said No Startups, Vendors Are Above The Law

Amid the raging Stayzilla controversy, Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Kharge today said no industry, including startups and vendors, are above law and should function within the parameters and anybody raising money should pay up. Yogendra Vasupal, co-founder of Stayzilla, was arrested on March 14 for alleged cheating and criminal intimidation. "Stayzilla controversy has been blown out of proportion. However the advise I would give in this whole episode is that there are rules and regulations for everyone - whether it is for SMEs, startups or big corporations."If you have raised or taken money, you have to pay up. You cannot say I will not pay," Minister told Pixr8. Asked whether advertising firm Jigsaw alone should be blamed for the entire Stayzilla episode, as alleged by Vasupal, ...
Lawyer Seeks FIR Against TVF Founder Over Harassment Charges
News

Lawyer Seeks FIR Against TVF Founder Over Harassment Charges

A lawyer today filed an application with MIDC police station in suburban Andheri, demanding registration of FIR for sexual harassment against Arunabh Kumar, founder of web entertainment firm The Viral Fever(TVF). The complaint referred to accusations of sexual harassment against Kumar made in a blog post by an anonymous woman who claimed to be a former TVF employee. TVF has denied the allegations. Advocate Rizwan Siddqiuee, the lawyer, today said a third person can set in motion a criminal case in such matters, so he had approached the police. "I have filed a complaint against Arunabh Kumar for intentionally indulging in various wilful, criminal, vulgar and contentious acts of sexual harassment against a woman at workplace," he said, Senior police inspector Shailesh Pasalwad of MI...
Reader’s Digest Asked to Pay Rs 5 Lakh For ‘Dishonest’ Marketing
News

Reader’s Digest Asked to Pay Rs 5 Lakh For ‘Dishonest’ Marketing

The Delhi consumer commission has directed popular magazine Reader's Digest to pay Rs 5 lakh to an 86-year-old lady and deposit Rs 50 lakh as punitive damage with the Consumer Welfare Fund of the state for running a "deceptive contest" and promoting its sale "dishonestly". The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held that the magazine had indulged in "unfair trade practice" by deceptively trapping readers by alluring them with contest prizes of Rs 24 lakh and a luxury car. The Commission praised complainant R Balamma, a Mysore resident who had filed the complaint, saying such people had a 'pro bono publico' spirit and served the public by bringing unscrupulous elements to courts of law. The magazine has denied all allegations in the district forum and termed them as fal...
China Tightens Controls on Baidu Search Engine & Others
CHINA

China Tightens Controls on Baidu Search Engine & Others

China's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid for and limiting their numbers. The Chinese government already exercises widespread controls over the internet and has sought to codify that policy in law. Chinese regulators last month imposed limits on the number of lucrative healthcare adverts carried by Baidu Inc following the death of a student who underwent an experimental cancer treatment which he found using China's biggest internet search engine. Wei Zexi, 21, died in April of a rare form of cancer, and the case sparked widespread public anger. The Cyberspace Administration of China said search engines should investigate the "aptitude" of clients offering paid-for ...