Sankararaman case adjourned to 15th April

14 March 2008 at 14:21

The hearing in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused was adjourned to 15th April by a court in Puducherry on Friday.Additional District and Sessions J

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Jayalalithaa withdraws plea on I-T case from SC

13 March 2008 at 23:37

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa withdrew her petition from the Supreme Court relating to her controversial disclosure of an income of Rs 1.72 crore, for the assessment year 1998-99 under a special scheme.The AIADMK Chief had challenge

Posted in Taxation |    0 comments |   529 hits


Govt all set to notify Limited Liability Partnership bill

13 March 2008 at 16:26

New Delhi , Mar 13 (UNI) The KPMG’s and the McKinsey’s of the world will soon have competition from their Indian counterparts as the government is all set to notify the Limited Liability Partnership Bill, 2006 which will provide greater flexibility t

Posted in Corporate Law |    0 comments |   730 hits


Gates presses lawmakers for relaxing 'arbitrary' H-1B visa cap

13 March 2008 at 16:19

The "counterproductive" US immigration policies should be revamped to allow more people to get into the country on H-1B visas aimed at highly-skilled professionals, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has said.Arguing that hiring an 'A'-grade student from

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   370 hits


SC cautions courts against treating anonymous letters as PILs

12 March 2008 at 23:27

The Supreme Court has cautioned judges against treating anonymous letters as PILs and asked them to be vigilant against unscrupulous elements who abuse the judicial process for vested interest through such petitions."In our view, the public interest

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   1271 hits


SC declines relief to Sangma-led alliance in Meghalaya

12 March 2008 at 23:27

The coalition led by NCP leader P A Sangma in Meghalaya failed to get a relief in the Supreme Court which refused to interfere with Governor S S Sidhu's decision to swear in a Congress-led Government.A plea by the NCP-led Meghalaya Progressive Allian

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   316 hits


Bill on quota for women in Panchayats okayed

12 March 2008 at 23:27

In a historic development, the Uttarakhand Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill reserving 50 percent seats for women in the three-tier Panchayati Raj system.The Uttarakhand Panchayat Law (Amendment) Bill, 2008, tabled in the House on Monday, was appro

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   415 hits


No plans to amend SEZ Act: Govt

12 March 2008 at 23:27

Despite mounting pressure from the Left allies, Government has made it clear that it has no plans to amend the Special Economic Zone Act saying it is "working well".Replying to supplementaries to a host of questions on SEZs in Rajya Sabha, Commerce a

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1,300 cases pending against lawmakers in courts

12 March 2008 at 15:28

New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) In statistics that do not show the country's politicians in good light, around 1,300 cases are pending against sitting MPs and MLAs in various courts.Law and Justice Minister H R Bhardwaj provided the information in a written

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   393 hits


24 cases in SC are over two decades old: Govt

12 March 2008 at 15:28

New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court of India has 24 cases pending for over two decades, Minister of Law and Justice H R Bhardwaj informed the Lok Sabha today.The minister said till November one last year, there were 15 cases in the apex court w

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Bill to amend Central Universities Act introduced in RS

12 March 2008 at 12:37

A Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to make it obligatory for five central universities, including Delhi University and JNU, to lay their annual reports before Parliament.The Central Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2008, introduced

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Lok Sabha passes the Delimitation Bills

12 March 2008 at 12:37

A bill seeking to exempt five states from the exercise to redraw constituencies was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday night amid acknowledgment by government that there were "some mistakes".Law Minister H R Bhardwaj said the government has gone by

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   344 hits


NO PROPOSAL TO AMEND CHILD LABOUR (PROHIBITION & REGULATION) ACT, 1986

11 March 2008 at 17:09

The Government is not proposing to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to prohibit all forms of child labour. Considering the socio-economic conditions of the country and the nature and magnitude of the problem, Government i

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   493 hits


Sangma moves SC challenging Meghalaya Governor's action

11 March 2008 at 16:14

NCP leader P A Sangma moved the Supreme Court challenging the Meghalaya Governor's decision to invite Congress to form the government in the state.Mentioning Sangma's petition before a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, senior advocate S

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   399 hits


DECLINE IN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES DUE TO APPRECIATION OF RUPEE

11 March 2008 at 13:57

Estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation. Last such survey was conducted during 2004-05. As per last two quinquennial rounds of National Sample Su

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   461 hits


Probationer without qualification has no right to job: SC

10 March 2008 at 23:45

A probationer who does not possess the requisite qualification, like command over the regional language of the place where he is posted, cannot claim a right over the job, the Supreme Court has said.The apex court's observation came while upholding t

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   618 hits


Preventive detention in public interest is justified: SC

10 March 2008 at 23:45

Preventive detention of a person in public interest is justified and courts cannot interfere with it unless there are "exceptional" circumstances.Such detention is intended to strike a delicate balance between an individual's personal liberty (Fundam

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   591 hits


More than 6,000 dowry-related cases registered yearly: LS told

10 March 2008 at 23:45

More than 6,000 dowry-related cases are registered on an average annually according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the Lok Sabha has been informed.As per data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in the year 2004 the nu

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   367 hits


Narmada dam: SC annoyed over delay in relief for oustees

10 March 2008 at 23:45

The Supreme Court has expressed annoyance over the delay in providing relief to Narmada dam oustees saying the issue had not moved an inch forward in the last one year."Today the position is that we have not moved an inch forward," a Bench headed by

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   681 hits


Bill to increase allocation of Par seats for SC, ST introduced

10 March 2008 at 23:45

A Bill seeking to increase allocation of parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the country in the wake of the delimitation exercise was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.The Representation of the People (Amendment) B

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