SC grants right to adoption to Muslims

 20 February 2014

The Bench comprising of CJI, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh granted the Muslim petitioner, Shabnam Hashmi, right to adopt child through the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act route, despite the Mu

Posted in Family Law 1 comments |   1967 hits


SC: Appointment of staff in Courts to be in consonance with Art. 14 & 16

 18 February 2014

The Bench comprising of Justice Dr. B.S. Chauhan, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice M.Y. Eqbal directed all High Courts to re-examine the statutory rules dealing with the appointment of staff in the High Court as well as in the subordinate courts a

Posted in Constitutional Law 4 comments |   1910 hits


SC upholds recommendations of Majithia Wage Board

 07 February 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh upheld the recommendations of Justice Majithia Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists in the print media on their pay structure and direct

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   2088 hits


SC on power to punish for contempt

 05 February 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh set aside the contempt proceedings initiated by the the Madras High Court against Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC.

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   2105 hits


SC stays execution of Khalistani terrorist Bhullar

 31 January 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice S. J. Mukhopadhaya stayed the execution of Khalistani terrorist, Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who was involved in the bomb blast in Delhi in the yea

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SC orders criminal trial of Jayalalitha

 30 January 2014

The bench comprising of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K. Sikri dismissed the discharge plea of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and her associate S. Sasikalaa and ordered a trial against them for not filing income tax returns for

Posted in Taxation 1 comments |   1469 hits


SC dismisses review petitions on its judgment on Sec 377

 29 January 2014

The bench comprising of Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya dismissed review petitions against the verdict of the Court in December 2013 which declared gay sex a criminal offence punishable up to life imprisonment.

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   1669 hits


SC on scope of arbitration proceedings.

 27 January 2014

The bench comprising of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla set aside the order passed by Bombay High Court restraining World Sport Group from proceeding with arbitration against MSM Satellite over dispute of facilitatio

Posted in Civil Law 1 comments |   1884 hits


Bombay HC restrains Jubilant Agri from infringing Pidlite's trademark

 24 January 2014

The Bombay High Court restrained Jubilant Agri & Consumer Products Limited not to use words like 'Marine' in its products, which infringes on Pidilite Industries Limited brand 'Fevicol Marine'

Posted in Intellectual Property Rights |    0 comments |   1230 hits


Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur upheld while granting compensation to former HC Judge

 24 January 2014

The three member bench presided by judge C.K. Chaturvedi awarded a compensation of Rs.50,000/- to the complainant, Justice Dilip Raosaheb Deshmukh, together as a consolidated damages for deficiencies etc., and award Rs.10,000/- for litigation expens

Posted in Civil Law 3 comments |   1527 hits


SC landmark judgment on mercy plea

 21 January 2014

Important point from the judgment by Bench comprising Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh: 1. Delay in the decision of mercy plea is relevant ground for commuting death sentence to life imprisonment. 2. D

Posted in Criminal Law 1 comments |   2789 hits


Delhi HC rejects plea of schools on nursery admission guidelines

 21 January 2014

The Delhi High Court dismissed the plea of unaided private schools, seeking a stay on Delhi government's nursery admission guidelines including scrapping of 20% Management Quota. Important highlights from the judgment by bench comprising Chief Jus

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Delhi HC restraining order from reporting allegations against Justice Swatanter Kumar

 17 January 2014

Important highlights from the judgment by Justice Manmohan Singh: ''It is thus a question of fact which has to be examined on case to case basis as to what constitutes the offending publication which may result in future obstruction of justice a

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   1320 hits


Copyright or Trademark cannot be claimed on Yoga asanas(postures)

 16 January 2014

The Plaintiff, Institute for Inner Studies & Others, filed the suit seeking permanent and mandatory injunction alongwith damages against the defendant, Charlotte Anderson & Others in order to restrain the defendants from carrying out activities of sp

Posted in Intellectual Property Rights |    0 comments |   1425 hits


Court not inclined to award damages in the suit of infringement of copyright and trademark and passing off in certain cases.

 16 January 2014

The Plaintiff, Oriental Cuisines Private Limited, filed the suit alleging passing off and infringement of its trademark and copyright in the mark “THE NOODLE HOUSE” by the defendant, Star Restaurants Private Limited, seeking a decree of permanent

Posted in Intellectual Property Rights |    0 comments |   1446 hits


Rights of an auction-purchaser in the property

 13 January 2014

Rights of an auction-purchaser in the property purchased by him cannot be extinguished. Exceptions: In cases where the said purchase can be assailed on the following grounds: 1. Collusion 2. Fraud

Posted in Property Law |    0 comments |   1975 hits


Account of disallowing warrant cost & warranty cost for computing the book profit u/s 115JBV of IT Act

 06 January 2014

This is a set of two revenue’s appeals for A.Y. 2004-05 and 2005-06 on the quantum assessment and the corresponding cross-objections by the assessee. Revenue has also filed appeal against deletion of penalty u/s 271(1)(c) for A.Y. 2005-06.

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Ascertained liability allowable under the mercantile system of accounting (Principle of Consistency)

 31 December 2013

The assessee is a Company and is engaged in the business of manufacturing of white crystal sugar. It filed its return of income on 25.11.2006 declaring total income of Rs.1,01,251/-. The Ld.AO complete the assessment u/s 143(3) on 31.12.2008 determin

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Penalty proceedings and assessment proceedings are two distinct and independent proceedings

 14 December 2013

In brief the facts are that in this case return of income was filed by the assessee declaring a loss of Rs. 19,906/-. The assessment was completed by the A.O. u/s 143(3) of the I.T.Act at an income of Rs. 12,42,412/- by making following disallowance

Posted in Taxation 3 comments |   2456 hits


Non-disclosure of amount in the balance of loans and advances (sec 154 for making such addition is not postulated)

 12 December 2013

This appeal has been preferred by the Revenue against the order of Commissioner of Income Tax(A)-III, New Delhi dated 1.11.2012 in Appeal No. 619/11-12/C.I.T.(A)-III for AY 2005-06

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