Govt to set up centralised offices for I-T notices, refunds

02 March 2008 at 19:17

Govt to set up centralised offices for I-T notices, refunds New Delhi, March 1 (PTI) In order to reduce the interface between taxpayers and revenue officials, the government will soon introduce a centralised system for issuing notices and giving t

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Maladministration responsbile for rising litigations: CJI

02 March 2008 at 10:03

Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan said on Saturday that maladministration was responsible for the rising litigations in the country and emphasised on the fact that govt should come forward with a proper structure so that people get adequate co

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Review possible only under special circumstances: CIC

02 March 2008 at 10:03

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that it has limited powers to review its decision, which could only be done in special circumstances. The CIC held this while dismissing a review petition of Delhi-resident S C Agrawal, who had challe

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   615 hits


Need to popularise Lok Adalats: Justice Ashok Bhan

02 March 2008 at 10:03

There is a need to popularise Lok Adalats, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism, for speedy redressal of disputes, National Legal Services Authority Executive Chairman and Supreme Court Judge Justice Ashok Bhan said in Kolkata on Saturda

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   982 hits


Sanjay-Manyata Hindu marriage invalid

01 March 2008 at 13:51

The wedding of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and wife Manyata as per Hindu rites may be invalid if she has not converted to Hinduism before the marriage on 11th February."According to the Hindu Marriage Act, if the couple are Hindus at the time of marr

Posted in Family Law |    0 comments |   586 hits


Term of Liberhan ayodhya commission of inquiry extended by two month

01 March 2008 at 13:51

The term of the Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry has been extended by two months up to 30th April, 2008.The Commission is inquiring into the destruction of the Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid structure at Ayodhya on 6th December 1992

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   523 hits


Duty on crude sulphur reduced

01 March 2008 at 13:51

GENERAL BUDGET 2008-09The Finance Minister, Shri P.Chidambaram in the General Budget 2008-09 has proposed reduction in the custom duty on crude and unrefined sulphur from 5 per cent to 2 per cent, in order to support domestic fertilizer production.Th

Posted in Taxation |    0 comments |   572 hits


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

Posted in Taxation |    0 comments |   567 hits


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 |   354 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

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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

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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

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