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Maharashtra Govt announces stamp duty amnesty scheme

   13 June 2008 at 16:18

Maharashtra Government on Wednesday announced the stamp duty amnesty scheme whereby property purchasers who did not pay stamp duty on purchase agreements can regularise the sale by paying duty with a nominal penalty. Under the scheme, flat-owners who ..

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SC to hear arguments on Sethusamudram project on Thursday

   30 April 2008 at 21:55

The Centre's anxiety to push through the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project was apparently visible when it urged the Supreme Court to hear its plea for vacating the interim order on "Rama Setu" within a restricted time-frame."The argu ..

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LS passes bill to enhance compensation to air mishap victims

   30 April 2008 at 21:55

A bill to enhance the amount of compensation to victims of air accidents or for damages caused to baggage or cargo, bringing it on par with the global level, was adopted by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, tabled last ..

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SC held TTSL, RCom's as limited mobile phones

   30 April 2008 at 21:55

The Supreme Court has held Tata Teleservices 'Walky' and Reliance Communication's 'Unlimited Cordless' as limited mobile phones; hence they are liable to pay Access Deficit Charge to BSNL for interconnection.A bench headed by Justice H S Kapadia, whi ..

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Provision regarding licensing authority for non-transport vehicle

   18 April 2008 at 10:44

Proviso to Section 9(3) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 provides that in the case of non-transport vehicle, the licensing authority may exempt the applicant from the test of competence to drive a vehicle, if he/she possesses a driving certificate iss ..

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SC asks Tata Motors to replace defective car

   13 April 2008 at 21:01

The Supreme Court has directed Tata Motors Ltd to replace a defective car and pay Rs 3,000 as compensation to the purchaser of the vehicle.A bench headed by Justice B N Agarwal dismissed the Tata Motors' petition and asked the company to replace the ..

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Don't rush to court over matters related to governance: SC

   01 April 2008 at 23:15

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Citizens unhappy with the performance of an elected government should vote it out of power rather than rushing to a court which "is not a remedy for all evils," the Supreme Court said today."This is democracy where elections ar ..

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DDA considering plea on alternative site for Appu Ghar, SC told

   27 March 2008 at 22:23

Appu Ghar, an amusement park in the Capital which was closed last month may make a comeback with a new address.The DDA on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that an application filed by the amusement park authorities for an alternative site was unde ..

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AIIMS move HC over ad-hoc registrar issue

   27 March 2008 at 22:23

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday moved to the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a single judge's order which stayed the Acting Director's decision to permit a former ad-hoc registrar to rejoin duty.Filing a petition ..

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SC dismisses contempt plea against Ansal brothers

   26 March 2008 at 22:38

The Supreme Court has dismissed the contempt petition filed against the Ansal brothers, owners of Uphaar Cinema by the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AUVT).A bench of Justices P P Naolekar and V S Sirpurkar dismissed the petition on Wednes ..

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