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SC annoyed over states' failure to set up juvenile homes

   22 July 2008 at 10:09

The failure of state governments to set up Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) and observation homes in each district on Monday annoyed the Supreme Court which expressed its helplessness over monitoring matters relating to social issues for long. "How lo ..

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Legal illiteracy leads to confusion over N-deal: FM

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

Three days ahead of the trust vote in Parliament, the lawyer in the finance minister P Chidambaram blamed the current stand-off over the Indo US nuclear deal to the “widespread and appalling legal illiteracy” in the country. Speaking at the NALSAR Un ..

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M&A activity caught in legal bind

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

Recent developments in the Ranbaxy deal have heightened debate over the issue of conducting due diligence of operations of listed companies and whether an adverse development could lead to an open offer under the Sebi (Substantial Acquisition of Shar ..

Posted in Corporate Law |   423 Views

Indian investments in foreign JVs up by 53.2%

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

India's total outbound investments in joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries (WOS) abroad grew by 53.2 per cent in FY 08, at $23.071 billion, as compared to $15.06 billion in the previous fiscal, Reserve Bank said in its monthly report. Tota ..

Posted in Corporate Law |   221 Views

Key info disclosure not a must for tax treaty benefits: ITAT

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

A company is entitled to tax treaty benefits between India and another country even if it fails to disclose some key information. This decision was made by the Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai, in the case of Sun Chemical of the Netherlan ..

Posted in Taxation |   296 Views

WIPO for private-public role to fight software piracy in India

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of UN, has said that the best solution to stop the software piracy in India, which has reportedly led to a loss of about two billion dollars in revenue last year, is public-pri ..

Serious YouTube test of copyright law

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

A woman who posted a home video on YouTube of her 13-month-old son dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" squared off Friday against entertainment giant Universal Music Corp. in a federal court case that tests copyright law.The issue in Stephanie Lenz' ..

Tussle between Bisleri and Mount Everest over ‘Himalayan’ intensifies

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

The tussle between Bisleri and Mount Everest, a Tata Group firm, over the use of the brand ‘Himalayan’ has intensified. Bisleri International has moved a rectification application in the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in Chennai, seekin ..

SMS phising can take you to a fraudulent website

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

Phishing is now spilling over to your mobile phone. The next time you receive an SMS from your mobile operator informing you about a service you have subscribed to and asking you to call a certain number to unsubscribe, beware, it can be a phishing m ..

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FTC hammers invention, patent promoters with $10M settlement

   21 July 2008 at 21:50

The owners of an invention promotion operation that charged up to $12,000 to evaluate and promote consumers' inventions agreed today to pay $10 million in consumer redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers across ..

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