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‘Very Serious’ Air Pollution, Urgent Steps Needed: Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court expressed concern over the increasing air pollution in Delhi saying it was a “very serious problem” and solutions need to be found urgently. A bench of Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice P.C. Pant said that some victims of air pollution suffer due to inefficient systems and non-implementation of norms. “This pollution problem is very serious. If you talk for years for a solution, then it is a problem,” said the bench after it was told by amicus curiae and senior advocate Harish Salve that there…

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Want to Delay Death? Then Swim, Dance or Get on The Court: Study

Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are associated with the best odds of staving off death, and in particular of reducing the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, scientists said on Tuesday. In a study of various types of exercise and their risk levels, the researchers found that participation in specific sports showed significant benefits for public health, and urged doctors and policymakers to encourage people to take them up. While the research, published in the British Journal and Sports Medicine, showed no added advantage for people who favour…

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Supreme Court tells Jung, Kejriwal to Meet Over Chikungunya, Dengue

  The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to convene on Wednesday a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the civic bodies to discuss ways and means to deal with the spread of chikungunya and dengue. Asking Jung to hold the meeting at 2 p.m., Justice Madan Lokur and Justice L. Nagaswara Rao asked participants at the meeting to refrain from engaging in any blame-game. Pointing out that the “interests of the people of Delhi are paramount”, the court said: “In our opinion, considering that…

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Freedom 251: FIR Against Ringing Bells Premature, Says Allahabad High Court

In a major relief to the makers of ‘Freedom 251’ smartphone, the Allahabad High Court on Friday said the FIR filed against the Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. – the Noida-based firm that created a global buzz afterannouncing the launch of the controversial smartphone in February – seemed premature. A division bench comprising Justices B.K. Narayan and R.N. Mishra ordered that no coercive step be taken against the company’s officials and their business till the next hearing on May 18. During the course of hearing, the bench kept on asking the…

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Apple-Samsung Patent Fight

The US Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid Apple more than $548 million in December related to a jury verdict from 2012. It is seeking to pare back the $399 million of that amount that was awarded for infringing on the designs of the iPhone’s rounded-corner front face, bezel and colorful…

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German Court Rules Against Apple in Video Streaming Patent Case

A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents, handing Kudelski’s OpenTV unit a victory in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology companies. OpenTV sued Apple in 2014, alleging that various products infringe its patents, including the iPhone and iPad. The ruling on Tuesday from the Dusseldorf District Court said Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software which infringes OpenTV’s patents. It is unclear what steps Apple will take to comply with the ruling, or whether it will…

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