banking cash transaction tax to be withdrawn

01 March 2008 at 13:51

GENERAL BUDGET 2008-09In the General Budget 2008-09, Banking Cash Transaction Tax (BCTT) has been withdrawn w.e.f. April 1, 2009. The step is in view of the fact that the information gathered by means of BCTT is also available to the Income Tax Depar

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Vehicle owner responsible if it is used for smuggling: SC

01 March 2008 at 09:53

The Supreme Court has ruled that the owner of a vehicle used for smuggling cannot escape liability unless he proves that he had no knowledge of the illegal act."It is a matter which is within his knowledge. Mere assertion without anything else will n

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   462 hits


Court infrastructure, computerisation tops budget agenda

01 March 2008 at 09:53

Improvement of infrastructural facilities for judiciary and computerisation of courts have emerged as focus areas of the government, which has more than doubled the funds for "administration of justice" in the Law and Justice Ministry's allocation fo

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Judiciary can't assume the role of a selection panel, says SC

29 February 2008 at 18:11

The Supreme Court has ruled that the judiciary cannot arrogate itself to the role of a fact-finding committee or substitute a selection committee for appointment of candidates to a government post.Further unsuccessful candidate cannot and assail the

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   600 hits


Shahabuddin sentenced to one year RI

29 February 2008 at 18:11

Controversial RJD Lok Sabha Member Mohammed Shahabuddin has suffered a fresh setback on Friday with a special court in Siwan sentencing him to rigorous imprisonment for a year for threatening a government official.Additional District and Sessions Jud

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   353 hits


Centre files fresh affidavit on Sethusamudram project in SC

29 February 2008 at 18:11

The court in its August 31, 2007 order had put on hold demolition of the 'Rama Setu', while on September 14, 2007 it had allowed the Centre to re-examine the Sethusamudram Project.The Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs (CCPA), chaired by Prime Mi

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   619 hits


Employee can bve sacked for producing false community certificate

29 February 2008 at 18:11

Supreme Court has ruled that a person who secures employment by producing a false caste or tribe certificate is liable to be terminated.A three-judge bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices C K Thakker and R V Raveendran quashed a Delhi Hig

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   758 hits


Amit on police remand; brother to be produced today

29 February 2008 at 18:11

A local court has remanded organ transplant racket prime accused Amit Kumar to five days in police custody for questioning in connection with removing a man's kidney in a village in 1995.Co-accused K K Aggarwal was meanwhile sent to jail till 7th Mar

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   492 hits


SC grants interim bail to Yusuf Memon

29 February 2008 at 14:41

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a TADA court.After going through Yusuf's medical report placed before it by the CBI, a Bench head

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   418 hits


Highlights of Budget 2008-09

29 February 2008 at 13:10

Union Minister for Finance P Chidambaram presented the Union Budget for 2008-09 in the Lok Sabha, announcing a waiver of agricultural loans to the tune of Rs 60,000 crore, raised the income tax exemption threshold to Rs 1,50,000 and slashed customs a

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Government employee's kin have no right to seek job on his death : SC

29 February 2008 at 11:01

In case of a government employee's death, his or her dependents cannot seek an appointment on compassionate grounds as a matter of right, the Supreme Court has ruled.The Court said a decision on the matter would depend on the financial condition of t

Posted in Family Law |    0 comments |   840 hits


SC upholds Gujarat govt's restriction on cattle slaughter

28 February 2008 at 18:33

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of a Gujarat government notification that prohibited indiscriminate slaughter of bulls and bullocks in the state.A bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and P Sathasivam dismissed the appeal filed b

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   667 hits


SC shows no mercy to Sarpanch's son in gangrape case

28 February 2008 at 18:33

New Delhi, Feb 28 (UNI) The Supreme Court once again declined to show any leniency to a person found guilty of gangraping a married woman, confirming life imprisonment awarded to him by the trial court and Punjab and Haryana High Court.A bench compri

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   469 hits


SC upholds Guj govt notification banning slaughter & sale of animals

28 February 2008 at 18:33

New Delhi, Feb 28 (UNI) In a major setback to butchers in Gujarat, the Supreme Court has upheld the validity of Gujarat governmnt notification, dated December 13, 1989, banning the slaughter and sale of meat of bulls, bullocks, calves and other anima

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RS passes Bill to enhance maternity benefits

28 February 2008 at 13:03

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2007, has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday virtually without any debate as the House plunged into pandemonium created by opposition on the farmers' plight.Women working in factories, shops and plantat

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   607 hits


Economic Survey predicts GDP growth at 8.7% for 2007-08

28 February 2008 at 13:03

Pushing for reforms, the Economic Survey said inflationary impact of foreign funds flow, a slowdown in the US, an appreciating rupee and sluggish infrastructure sector were major challenges before economy."The new challenge is to maintain growth at t

Posted in Corporate Law |    0 comments |   648 hits


Sixth pay commission to submit report by 4th April

27 February 2008 at 22:18

The government will submit the Sixth Pay Commission report that was constituted in October 2006 to recommend comprehensive changes in salary structure of the government employees by 4th April."The Commission is to finalise and submit its report withi

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   572 hits


SC seeks Centre's view in Office of Profit law case

27 February 2008 at 22:18

The Supreme Court today sought to know the stand of the Centre on referring a petition, challenging the constitutional validity of the amendment to the law on Office of Profit to a Constitution Bench.A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Ba

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   554 hits


Sethusamudram project can be operational by Nov if SC okays

27 February 2008 at 22:18

The Sethusamudram ship canal project could become operational by November this year depending on clearance by the Supreme Court, Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T R Baalu told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.Balu said the government had

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Tenant can be thrown out if he sublets premises: SC

27 February 2008 at 22:11

A tenant can be thrown out of his rented premises if he sublets it to someone including distant kin, the Supreme Court has ruled.A bench of Justices Tarun Chatterjee and Dalveer Bhandari said this while rejecting the plea of a tenant from Capital, Va

Posted in Property Law |    0 comments |   700 hits










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