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Delhi High Court commutes death sentence to life, overturns President's decision

Posted 15 minutes ago  |   Views: 1  |    0  |  Criminal Defense High Court

The Delhi High Court has commuted Sonu Sardar’s death sentence to life imprisonment, quashing the orders of the President of India and the Governor of Chhattisgarh rejecting his mercy petitions. Sardar was convicted for the murder of five persons including two children in Chhattisgarh. Th.....
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GST Impact On Real Estate: Will Property Prices Come Down?

Posted 33 minutes ago  |   Views: 1  |    0  |  GST General Legal Property/Real Estate

Property purchase is one of the biggest financial decisions of a person. How GST, or goods and services tax, will impact the real estate sector? Will property prices come down? This would be the top of the mind of many prospective buyers. As the country switches to GST from July 1, the new indirect .....
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Developers in quandary as states not ready with RERA rules

Posted 37 minutes ago  |   Views: 1  |    0  |  General Legal RERA

Real estate developers across the country are in a quandary as the Centre has stopped them from marketing ongoing projects yet to be registered with their respective state's real estate regulatory authority (Rera), and most state governments are neither ready with rules under the new Act, nor ha.....
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Occupation Certificate But No Completion Certificate: Is Rera Registration Required?

Posted 32 minutes ago  |   Views: 2  |    0  |  General Legal RERA

As the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, (RERA) crossed the Rubicon on May 1, 2017, there is a lot of speculation on its applicability and scope. One such aspect is the absence of mandatory occupation certificate and completion certificate in many cases. The Act states that all ongo.....
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Litigant must be vigilant of proceedings, cannot cast entire blame on advocate: Delhi HC

Posted 23 hours ago  |   Views: 9  |    0  |  General Legal High Court

The Delhi High Court last month held that the litigant has a duty to be vigilant of the judicial proceedings pending against him or initiated at his instance. The facts of the case were that Moddus Media Pvt. Ltd. had filed an application for condonation of 400 days’ delay in filing an appea.....
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Praising Justice PN Bhagwati, With a Pinch of Salt

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 18  |    0  |  General Legal

Justice PN Bhagwati, who passed away on 15 June, has been described as “a pioneer of judicial activism”, credited for introducing public interest litigation (PIL) in India, among other things. Justice Bhagwati, who served first as a Supreme Court judge and then as Chief Justice of India, passe.....
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Move To Ind-AS Could Lead To 30% Higher Provisioning For Banks

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Banking General Legal

Indian banks may have to set aside higher provisions in the medium term, as they move to the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS), said SS Mundra, deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday. Speaking at an event about the banking and financial sector, Mundra pointed out that the migra.....
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Banks Have No Liability For Loss Of Valuables In Lockers: RBI

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 4  |    0  |  Banking General Legal

Do not expect any compensation for theft or burglary of valuables in safe deposit boxes of public sector banks as the locker hiring agreement absolves them of all liability. This bitter truth was disclosed in an RTI response by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and 19 PSU banks. Stung by the rev.....
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Supreme Court Turns Down Former Judge Justice CS Karnan’s Bail Plea

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 13  |    0  |  General Legal Supreme Court

A day after the arrest of former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain his plea for interim bail and suspension of the six-month sentence awarded to him for contempt of court. The apex court said it was duty-bound by the seven- judge bench’s or.....
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Sahara Has Time Till July 5 To Keep Subrata Roy Out Of Jail

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 15  |    0  |  General Legal Supreme Court

​​​The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Sahara Group a 10-day extension to deposit the entire Rs 1,500 crore into the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) account. The company failed to deposit the full amount as per the undertaking given to the apex court in the previous hearin.....
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Airtel, Vodafone Needle TRAI On Network Tests; Reliance Jio Says Non-Issue

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 13  |    0  |  General Legal

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel Ltd , Vodafone Group plc and Idea Cellular Ltd Cellular have questioned regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) timing of a recent paper on refining mobile network test rules, calling it a 'disguise' after the damage was done by Reliance Jio Inf.....
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“Is this how a 21st century Capital should be managed?”, Delhi HC slams MCD again

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 13  |    0  |  High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday lambasted the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its blatant defiance of court orders in yet another animated hearing of the matter pertaining to sanitation and spread of vector-borne diseases in Delhi. Another ground report of ABP news was played inside th.....
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Time limit fixed by ICJ for filing initial pleadings

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 21  |    0  |  International Law

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has fixed time-limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case. According to a Press Release, India has to file its memorial by September 13, 2017 and Pakistan has to file its counter-memorial by December 13, 2017. The press re.....
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Right to sanitation fundamental right, Himachal Pradesh High Court urges construction of public toilets

Posted 1 week ago  |   Views: 23  |    0  |  High Court

Ruling that right to sanitation is a fundamental right under Article 21, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has urged the State of Himachal Pradesh to construct public toilets along the highways. The order was passed by a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma on M.....
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