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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 ..

Posted in Others |   1122 Views

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 |   625 Views

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 |   986 Views

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 |   591 Views

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 |   533 Views

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 |   574 Views

banking cash transaction tax to be withdrawn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GENERAL BUDGET 2008-09In the General Budget 2008-09, Banking Cash Transaction Tax (BCTT) has been withdrawn w.e.f. April 1, 2009.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 |   571 Views

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 |   465 Views

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 ..

Posted in Others |   548 Views

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 |   603 Views

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