Giving More Time To Deposit Old Notes Will Defeat The Purpose Of Demonetisation: Centre To SC 

The central government told the Supreme Court that it cannot give further extention in depositing of Old notes as it will defeat the very purpose of Demonetization. “Thus, going by the extent and enormity of the malpractices observed during post-demonetization period, it is apparent that in case a fresh opportunity is offered for exchange of … Continue reading Giving More Time To Deposit Old Notes Will Defeat The Purpose Of Demonetisation: Centre To SC 

Does A Tax On Sanitary Pads Violate Article 15(1) Of The Constitution?

The last few days have seen a campaign asking for a removal of the tax on sanitary pads (which is 5% in Delhi, and goes up to 14% in certain states). It has been argued that the premise of taxing sanitary pads is that they are luxury items; however, their impact on reproductive health and … Continue reading Does A Tax On Sanitary Pads Violate Article 15(1) Of The Constitution?

Ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040: France

France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country's new environment minister has announced. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he unveiled a series of measures as part of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make the country carbon neutral by 2050. Mr Hulot said he recognised the target would … Continue reading Ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040: France

Give Chance to Genuine Cases of Exchanging Demonetized Currency: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought to prevail on the Centre to open a fresh window for exchange of scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for people who missed the December 30 deadline, if they could establish that the money was theirs and they had a genuine reason for not changing it. But the … Continue reading Give Chance to Genuine Cases of Exchanging Demonetized Currency: Supreme Court

Gujarat HC: Legal consultant/expert on a contractual basis, cannot be allowed to enrol and practice as a lawyer

In a judgment which might have significant implications on the legal community, especially lawyers employed in law firms, the Gujarat High Court has held that when a person is employed as a legal consultant/expert even on a contractual basis, he/she cannot be allowed to enroll and practice as a lawyer. The judgment was delivered by … Continue reading Gujarat HC: Legal consultant/expert on a contractual basis, cannot be allowed to enrol and practice as a lawyer

NDA has announced its Presidential candidate for 2017

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday declared Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, 71, as the party’s candidate for the presidential polls, taking the Opposition by surprise. Mr. Kovind would also be the joint candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by the BJP. The decision was taken at the party’s parliamentary board, presided over … Continue reading NDA has announced its Presidential candidate for 2017

Builder-Buyer Agreements Often Favours Builders’ Interest: NCDRC

Terming some builder- buyer agreements as ‘unconscionable contracts’, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has observed that the terms are usually framed ‘favourable’ and ‘suitable’ to builders/ service providers.... The commission observed: “The builder exercises his right to charge penalty or interest at 18-24% on the delayed payment of instalments. Thus, in our view, … Continue reading Builder-Buyer Agreements Often Favours Builders’ Interest: NCDRC