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Govt recognises public demand for lower home loan rates

   07 March 2008 at 08:13

Govt recognises public demand for lower home loan rates New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI) The government today acknowledged that there is public demand that interest rates on home loans up to Rs 20 lakh should be slashed, but said it is for the banks and RBI ..

Posted in Others |   447 Views


SC to examine whether Pak national can own property in India

   07 March 2008 at 08:13

SC to examine whether Pak national can own property in India Created on : 03/06/2008 7:17:13 PM (NORMAL ) New Delhi, Mar 6 (UNI) The Supreme Court has decided to examine an important issue whether a Pakistani national can have right to property i ..

Posted in Property Law |   905 Views


Once awarded for ideal wedding; now jailed for bigamy

   07 March 2008 at 08:13

Once awarded for ideal wedding; now jailed for bigamy Created on : 03/06/2008 2:51:55 PM (NORMAL ) Nagpur, Mar 6 (UNI) A man who was twice awarded for solemnising inter-caste marriage and without accepting any dowry has now been convicted for big ..

Posted in Family Law |   694 Views


EC to hear claims of MDMK rival to the party name on Monday

   06 March 2008 at 19:12

The Election Commission will hear on Monday the claims of rival factions of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) to the name of the party following a split in it.Party chief Vaiko and faction leaders L Ganesan and Gingee N Ramachandran had a ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   429 Views


Office of Profit case: Centre admits exemption list incomplete

   06 March 2008 at 13:39

The Centre has accepted in the Supreme Court that the list of offices exempted from coming under the Office of Profit Act needs to be expanded, a virtual admission of its discriminatory approach on the matter so far."The Court is right to say exempti ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   564 Views


PM to convene all-party meet on Women's bill

   05 March 2008 at 22:09

With the Left parties and the BJP mounting fresh pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the govt will convene an all-party meeting after 20th March to find political consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill."Time has come to make yet anoth ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   351 Views


HCs to be cautious while quashing 'dowry harassment' cases: SC

   05 March 2008 at 22:09

The Supreme Court has said that the special power of High Courts to quash criminal cases related to dowry harassment should be exercised "sparingly, carefully and with caution" as such powers are necessary to do "the right and undo a wrong".The apex ..

Posted in Criminal Law |   420 Views


SC begins final hearing on Venugopal's petition

   05 March 2008 at 22:09

The Supreme Court has commenced the final hearing on a petition filed by noted cardiologist P Venugopal challenging his removal as AIIMS Director following the Centre's decision to fix 65 years as the upper age limit for the post.Senior advocate Arun ..

Posted in Labour & Service Law |   469 Views


Deshmukh seeking legal opinion before action against Thackeray

   05 March 2008 at 22:09

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said he was seeking legal opinion before taking action against Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray in the wake of his comments against Biharis and North Indian MPs."If any editorial hurts the sentiments of ..

Posted in Civil Law |   560 Views


FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IN PRINT MEDIA

   05 March 2008 at 12:34

Several Indian companies engaged in publishing newspapers and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs have been allowed to bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) subject to the maximum limit of 26% of their paid up equity capital.A large ..

Posted in Corporate Law |   646 Views



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