24 February 2020


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Rajasthan High Court: ‘Mere Skill’ Will Not Fall Within the Activity of Gambling or Betting - 20.02.2020

Rajasthan High Court has held that the mere skill will not fall within the activity of gambling or betting. The Court further observed that only if the result of the game/contest is determined merely by chance or accident, any money put on the stake with the consciousness of risk and hope to gain would be ‘gambling’ or ‘betting’.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Curative Petition Filed by Victims in Uphaar Tragedy - 20.02.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petition filed by an association of the victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, sparing the Ansal brothers further jail term.

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Supreme Court Stays Death Warrant Against Rape Convict of 3-Year Old Minor - 20.02.2020

Supreme Court has stayed the death warrant issued against 22-year-old Anil Yadav, convicted for the rape and murder of a 3-year old girl in Surat stating that fallacies in judicial processes were unwarranted and the requisite mandatory limitation period must be followed.

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CESTAT, Mumbai: Application for Compounding of Offence Can Not be Rejected on Technical Grounds - 20.02.2020

Custom, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Mumbai has held that the purpose of compounding of offence against the payment of compounding amount is to prevent litigation and encourage early settlement of the dispute, thereby it cannot be rejected on technical grounds.

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Reserve Bank of India Approves Kotak Mahindra’s Proposal to Trim Stake of Promoters - 20.02.2020

Reserve Bank of India has given final approval to Kotak Mahindra Bank’s proposal on reducing promoters’ stakes and capping their voting rights.

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Delhi High Court Directs Police to Take Proactive Steps to Find Missing Children - 20.02.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police to take proactive steps to trace missing children. The Court has directed Anti- Human Trafficking Units to be a nodal agency for all the cases of missing children in the district.

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ITAT, Mumbai: Society Imparting Training to State Govt. Employees Eligible for Tax Exemption - 19.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai has held that the society formed to impart training to the State Government employees is eligible for income tax exemption under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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CESTAT, Mumbai: Cenvat Credit Permissible on Renting Premises Outside Manufacturing Factory Unit - 19.02.2020

Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Mumbai has held that Cenvat Credit is permissible on renting of premises outside the manufacturing factory unit.

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ITAT, Bangalore Extends Stay Period for Google India Due to Delay in Disposal of Appeal - 19.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Bangalore has granted an extension of stay period to Google India citing a reason for the delay in non-disposal of appeal. The Tribunal noted that the delay was not due to the fault of the Assessee and therefore, the stay period should be extended.

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Bombay HC Imposes Penalty on Adani Group for Seeking Belated Review of Order Appointing Arbitrator - 19.02.2020

Bombay High Court has quantified Rs. 5 Lakhs as costs to be paid to Antikeros Shipping Corporation while allowing appeals filed by them against an order of a single Judge condoning the delay of 7 years in a review application by Adani Enterprises. The review was sought when arbitration proceedings were at the final hearing stage.

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Supreme Court: Subordinate Judges Cannot Seek Direct Recruitment to Post of District Judges - 19.02.2020

Supreme Court has held that Civil Judges are not eligible to seek direct recruitment to post of District Judges in bar quota. The Court has further held that direct recruitment is an exclusive quota for practising advocates.

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SC: District Council Court Can Try Criminal Cases in Where Both Parties Belong to Scheduled Tribe - 19.02.2020

Supreme Court has held that the District Council Courts in Meghalaya have jurisdiction to entertain criminal cases in which both the victim and the accused belong to Scheduled Tribes.

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CESTAT, Chennai Allows Excise Duty Exemption to Pepsico on ‘Nimbooz’ - 19.02.2020

Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT ), Chennai has observed that the brand ‘Nimbooz’ is not lemonade and allowed excise duty exemption. The Court observed that the product ‘Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh’ manufactured by Brindavan Beverages Private Limited, and ‘7up Nimbooz’ manufactured by Pepsico India Holdings Private Limited are classifiable under Tariff Item 220-2 9020 of the Central Excise Tariff Schedule under the category of ‘fruit pulp or fruit juice based drinks’.

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Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai: 4% Tax Levied on Turnover of Sales in Respect of Charter Hire of Vessels - 19.02.2020

Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai has held that the levy of tax on the turnover of sales in respect of the charter hire of Vessels is confirmed and has to be calculated @ 4% and be subjected to tax accordingly.

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NCLAT Decides to Close Umang Realtech Insolvency Resolution Process - 19.02.2020

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has decided to close the corporate insolvency resolution process against Umang Realtech if the company manages to complete the work by August, 2020.

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ITAT, Ahmedabad Imposes Penalty on Assessee for Delay in Filing Appeal and Non-Appearance - 18.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Ahmedabad has imposed a penalty of Rs. 5000 on an Assessee on the grounds of a delay of 358 days in filing an appeal and non-co-operation with the income tax department during the assessment proceedings.

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ITAT, Delhi: License Fee Paid to Indian Railway Allowable as Depreciation - 18.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Delhi has held that depreciation under section 32 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is allowable in respect of the amount paid as a license fee to the Indian Railway.

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Supreme Court Issues Notice on Plea Against Illegal Burning of Bio-Medical Waste - 18.02.2020

Supreme Court has issued a notice in the matter regarding the rampant illegal and unauthorized bio-medical waste burning being carried out in South Delhi which is consequently creating severe risk for the health of the people residing in the adjacent area as well as increasing the deterioration of the air quality in the city.

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Calcutta High Court Seeks Replies from President and Secretary of Mendipur Bar Association - 18.02.2020

Calcutta High Court has sought replies from the President and Secretary of the Mendipur Bar Association explaining why action must not be taken against them in light of the incessant lawyers' strike in the district.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging MCA Notification for Technical Member Post in NCLAT - 18.02.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Central Government in a plea challenging the notification of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), inviting applications for the post of Technical Member of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

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CESTAT, New Delhi: Importer Not Obliged to Pay Any Amount on Advertisement and Sale Promotion - 18.02.2020

Custom, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), New Delhi has held that the expenditure incurred on the activities of advertisement and sale promotion will not be borne by the importer especially when there is no contract. The Tribunal further observed that the activity of advertisement and sales promotion is a post-import activity incurred by the Applicant discharge on his own account and not for the discharge for any obligation of the seller under the terms of the sale.

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Supreme Court Rejects Vodafone Idea’s Plea on Bank Guarantees - 18.02.2020

Supreme Court has rejected Vodafone Idea’s Appeal to direct the telecommunications department not to invoke its bank guarantees for recovering adjusted gross revenue related dues.

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Securities and Exchange Board of India Puts Curbs on Financial Advisers to Prevent Mis-selling - 18.02.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has barred investment advisers from simultaneously selling financial products and advisory services, and capped the fees they can charge their clients, in an attempt to curb mis-selling and protect investors.

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Supreme Court Appoints Mediators to Get Shaheen Bagh Protesters Off Public Roads and Places - 18.02.2020

Supreme Court has appointed senior advocates Sanjay Hegde, Sadhna Ramachandran and former chief information commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah to hold consultations with the anti- Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 protesters at Shaheen Bagh, observing that the people have a fundamental right to protest “peacefully and lawfully”, but blocking public roads and places is a matter of concern as it might lead to “chaotic situation”.

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SC: 100% EOU & SEZs Not Covered Under the Ambit of ‘Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojna’ - 17.02.2020

Supreme Court has held that 100% Export Oriented Unit (EOU) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are not covered under the ambit of ‘Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojna’.

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SC Dismisses Centre's Appeals Against Delhi HC Verdict on Appointment of Women to Command Posts - 17.02.2020

Supreme Court has directed that permanent commission should be granted to women in army regardless of their service, except in combat roles. The Court has also held that absolute exclusion of women from command assignments is against Article 14 of the Constitution of India, 1949 and unjustified.

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Rajasthan HC Grants Interim Protection to CAA Protesters from Arrests in FIR Alleging Violence - 17.02.2020

Rajasthan High Court has directed the Udaipur Police authorities to not take any "coercive action" against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters while providing interim relief to them from the threat of police action in First Information Report (FIR) registered over alleged violence.

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SC Denies Relief to Horse Cart Owners Who Wanted to Ply on Table Land at Panchghani - 17.02.2020

Supreme Court has denied permission sought by horse cart owners to use the famous tourist spot, 'Table Land', in Panchghani, for plying their carts. However, the Court has directed the Panchghani Municipal Council to set out a plan, within six weeks for providing a levelled track for horse carts, within 20 acres demarcated for them, below the Table Land area.

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Allahabad High Court Directs All DMs to Give Fitness Report of School Buses by March 2 - 17.02.2020

Allahabad High Court has ordered all the District Magistrates (DMs) of the state to conduct a fitness test of school buses as per Supreme Court orders and to submit a compliance report thereto by 2nd March, 2020.

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Delhi High Court Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Compensation for Injured Student - 17.02.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notices to Delhi Police and Central Government in a plea seeking compensation for a student who has incurred severe injuries due to the alleged police brutality that took place inside the University's library.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking CBI Inquiry on Instances of Molestation Inside Gargi Campus - 17.02.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notices to Central Government, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Delhi Police, in a plea seeking CBI Inquiry on alleged instances of molestation and sexual misconduct inside the campus of Gargi college.

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