Place memo of procedure for appointment of HC judges: SC

03 March 2008 at 13:19

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to place before it memorandum of procedure for appointment of permanent judges in the High Courts.A Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat passed the order after being informed that during 1st January, 1999 t

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RS. 1470 CRORE FOR MODERNISATION OF COURTS

03 March 2008 at 13:19

In the current Five Year Plan period, the outlay for construction of courts including High Courts through development of infrastructure, their modernization and computerization of all courts has been enhanced to Rs. 1470 crore.An outlay of Rs. 700 cr

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Sethusamudram: Centre counters environmental concern in SC

02 March 2008 at 22:21

The Centre in its fresh affidavit before the Supreme Court has put more emphasis to counter the environmental concern for pushing the Sethusamudram project.The project has not only been opposed on grounds of religious sentiments attached to Rama Setu

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   366 hits


Current tax slabs to stay, surcharges should go next: FM

02 March 2008 at 19:17

Current tax slabs to stay, surcharges should go next: FM After giving bonanza to income- tax payers by changing the slabs, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the next step should be removal of surcharges if the revenue buoyancy continued. "Last

Posted in Taxation |    0 comments |   523 hits


Tax payers to gain up to Rs 44,000 under new regime

02 March 2008 at 19:17

Tax payers to gain up to Rs 44,000 under new regime The working class people will stand to benefit by up to Rs 44,000 a year in income tax following the changes proposed by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget for 2008-09, which also provides for

Posted in Taxation |    0 comments |   474 hits


Loan waiver will not lead to collapse of banks: FM

02 March 2008 at 19:17

Loan waiver will not lead to collapse of banks: FM By V S Chandrasekar New Delhi, March 2(PTI)Finance Minister P Chidambaram today sought to allay apprehensions that the Rs 60,000 crore farmers' package will lead to collapse of the cooperative and

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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

Posted in Corporate Law |    0 comments |   683 hits


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 |   524 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

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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

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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

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