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banking cash transaction tax to be withdrawn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GENERAL BUDGET 2008-09In the General Budget 2008-09, Banking Cash Transaction Tax (BCTT) has been withdrawn w.e.f. April 1, 2009.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 |   572 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 |   466 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 |   550 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 |   605 Views

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 |   366 Views

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 |   622 Views

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 |   762 Views

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 ..

Posted in Criminal Law |   496 Views

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 ..

Posted in Criminal Law |   426 Views

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 ..

Posted in Taxation |   930 Views

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