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Landmark land legislations by Telangana state

The Govt of Telangana introduced landmark legislations in the assembly, seeking to overhaul the revenue administration by simplifying agriculture & non-agricultural land transactions, preventing land encroachments & eradicating corruption at the grassroots level. Chief Minister of Telangana state introduced the Tel..

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Reliefs To Be Sought For In A Suit For Specific Performance

In a suit for specific performance, when there are conflicting rights of parties namely, that of the agreement holder and the subsequent purchaser, what relief, the agreement holder should seek, apart from the relief of specific performance of sale agreement? It assumes significance, since the subsequent sale to a bonafide purchaser for value, who was not put on not..

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Filing A Civil Suit In India

For filing a Civil Suit, the detailed process is laid down in Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. However if the correct process is not followed then the Registry has the right to dismiss it. Registry here means an office which every court have which provides the information about any court matter and court forms..

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Electoral Reforms

The 20th Law Commission under the Chairmanship of  Justice Ajit Prakash Singh and its Report No.255 was submitted on 12th March 2015 to the then Union Minister of Law & Justice Mr. Sadananda Gowda. The issue of Paid News and Political Advertising were elaborately evaluated under Chapter VII of the said report. The crux of their observations are reviewed in ..

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Negotiable Instrument Act

Introduction Negotiable Instrument is a combination of two words Negotiable and Instrument with subject to their different meaning as “Negotiable is transferrable” and “Instrument is written document”. Two modes are being used for the Negotiable Instrument for its transferability either it can be deliv..

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Encumbrance Certificate doesn't show all liabilities

Encumbrance means what The term encumbrance refers to the charge created on any property, particularly the immoveable property. An Encumbrance Certificate (EC) discloses whether the property in question is free from any liability or is with liability such as a mortgage or an un-cleared loan. T..

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Statutory framework related to dynamic management of critical data for governance

Right to Information Act, 2005 came into force in place of The Freedom of Information Act, 2002 serves as the only information source under legal framework for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority in our democracy which guarantees a..

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The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

  This law was enacted during the end of Nineteenth-Century when plague, which was brought from Hong Kong to British India, killed about 10 million people in India. In fact, this enactment which contains just four sections was made known only when the ongoing pandemic entered our country from across the borders during Apri..

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Electoral Reforms

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Chairman, 20th Law Commission of India has evaluated the concept of Right to Recall and published vide 255th Report under Chapter XII rejecting this proposal and the report was submitted to the then Hon’ble Union Law & Justice Minister Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda vide D.O. No.6(3)/240/2013-L..

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A quick insight of Dispute Resolution under Indian Contract Law

Objective of the Article: Explain dispute resolution mechanism. Brief introduction of offshore and onshore arbitration Provide relevant amendments in Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 vide Arbitration and Conciliation Amendment Act, 2019 ..

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What is meant by Cause of Action in a Civil Suit?

Cause of action means What we term as cause of action is a bundle of facts which forms the ground for a civil suit. The plaintiff must have to prima facie convince the court as to the existence of the facts relating to cause of action for the court to proceed with the suit. Cause of action is the foundation ..

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Substituted Service: Any incongruence between C.P.C and Limitation Act 1963?

A frequently encountered episode in civil litigation is the service of summons. Order V of the Code of civil procedure exclusively deals with the issue and service of summons. When a suit has been instituted, summons are issued to the defendant so as to enable him to present his version of the case within 30 days from the date of service of summons. Where the court ..

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Ordering police assistance by the civil court

Police assistance by civil courts No specific provision is provided in the Civil Procedure Code, 1973 (CPC) for enabling a civil court to order police assistance to a party to a case. But the civil court can direct the police to give assistance in implementing its own orders. In giving s..

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Power to extend time for passing an arbitral award by the courts

RECAPITULATING SECTION 29A OF THE ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT,1996. INTRODUCTION This article attempts to analyze a purely legal question as to whether an award can be passed after the mandate of an arbitrator has terminated, by placing reliance on a recent judgment of the Hon'ble..

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Challenge between the legal heir & the nominee regarding the deposit of the deceased

Who is the legitimate claimant when the bank deposit/insurance amount of a deceased person is claimed simultaneously by both the nominee on the one hand and the legal heir on the other? The laws have no specific provision to differentiate between legitimacy of a nominee and a legal heir in receiving the deposit/insurance amount of ..

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