2 August 2021


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Kerala HC: Residents Born Outside State Entitled to Nativity Certificate - 30.07.2021

Kerala High Court has ruled that residents born outside the state who are socially adapted to the norms and values of the state are entitled to a nativity certificate for claiming educational and other benefits available to natives.

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Rajasthan HC Directs Superintendents to Inform Eligible Prisoners of Right to Parole - 30.07.2021

Rajasthan High Court has directed the Superintendent of jails across the state to inform all eligible prisoners of their right to be considered for being released on parole as soon as their cause becomes ripe.

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Karnataka HC Summons Health Commissioner Over Non-Implementation of SUCHI Scheme - 30.07.2021

Karnataka High Court has directed the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare services to personally remain present before the Court on 5th August, 2021 and place on record the progress that has been made in the implementation of SUCHI scheme.

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SC: No Requirement of Examining Complainant on Oath Under Section 200 CrPC - 30.07.2021

Supreme Court has reiterated that there is no requirement of examining the complainant on oath under Section 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) before a Judicial Magistrate orders police investigation under Section 156(3) CrPC.

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ITAT, Mumbai Directs AO to Set Off MAT Credit in Relief to Tata Motors - 30.07.2021

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai has directed the Assessing Officer to set off of (MAT) credit inclusive of surcharge, education cess in a relief to the Tata Motors.

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Karnataka HC: State Government Cannot Suo-Moto Entrust Inquiry to Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta - 29.07.2021

Karnataka High Court has held that state government cannot suo-moto entrust an inquiry to the Lokayukta or Upa-lokayukta, against employees of statutory bodies or corporations or government companies. It has to be transmitted to their respective disciplinary authorities.

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SEBI Imposes Penalty on Viaan Industries and Promoters for Violating Insider Trading Norms - 29.07.2021

Securities and Exchange Board of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakhs on Viaan Industries and its promoters Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra for violating SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015.

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CBDT Amends Rule 12 of Income Tax Rules Dealing with Return of Income - 29.07.2021

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified Income-tax (20th Amendment) Rules, 2021 which seeks to amend Income-tax Rules, 1962. The Board has amended Rule 12 of Income Tax Rules, 1962 that deals with “Return of income” pursuant to amendment under section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Tags : Central Board of Direct Taxes Income-tax (20th Amendment) Rules 2021

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IBBI Amends Guidelines on Technical Standards for Performance of Core Services - 29.07.2021

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the Guidelines for Technical Standards for the Performance of Core Services and Other Services (Amendment), 2021 under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017. The amendment defines the term “Identity Details” which means C-KYC number in the C-KYC database maintained by CERSAI or identification number of any OVD of a person who is a resident of India.

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Delhi High Court Directs Centre to Decide Representation for Regulation of Online Games - 28.07.2021

Delhi High Court has directed the Central Government to decide a representation made to it for formulation of a policy for protection of children from "online gaming addiction" as well as constitution of a regulatory body to monitor gaming content, including both online and offline gaming.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Delhi Excise Policy 2021 - 28.07.2021

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a petition challenging Delhi Excise Policy 2021 insofar as it reduces the minimum age for consumption of liquor in the national capital. The Court has asked the counsel appearing for Delhi Government to seek instructions in the matter and file a counter affidavit by the next date.

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SC: Welfare Schemes Should Cover All Orphan Children and Not Just Children Orphaned by Covid - 28.07.2021

Supreme Court has made an oral observation that the welfare schemes for orphans, such as the one announced under the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), should cover all children who became orphans during COVID-19, and not just those who got orphaned due to COVID.

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SC: Production of Injury Report is Not Sine Qua Non for Establishing Offence - 27.07.2021

Supreme Court has observed that production of injury report is not a sine qua non for establishing the case for the offence under Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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Delhi HC: Personal Information Having No Relation with Any Public Activity Cannot be Disclosed - 27.07.2021

Delhi High Court has observed that any personal information having no relation with any public activity or public interest cannot be disclosed under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Court has also said that disclosure of such information can cause an unwarranted invasion into one's privacy.

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Lok Sabha Passes Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 - 27.07.2021

Lok Sabha has passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with an aim to liberalize the Factoring Regulation Act, 2011 by widening the scope of entities which can engage in factoring business. The Bill, based on recommendations of UK Sinha Committee, contemplates long-term measures for economic and financial sustainability of the sector.

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Parliament Passes Bill to Declare Two Food Technology Institutes as Institutions of National Importan - 27.07.2021

Lok Sabha has passed the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021, to declare the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli and the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur as institutions of national importance.

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SC: Ocular Evidence Can be Disbelieved When Gross Contradiction Between Medical and Oral Evidence - 27.07.2021

Supreme Court has set aside an order of High Court that acquitted an accused in a murder case observing that ocular evidence is considered the best evidence unless there are reasons to doubt it. The Court has observed that the ocular evidence may be disbelieved only when there is a gross contradiction between medical evidence and oral evidence, and the medical evidence makes the ocular testimony improbable.

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SC: Letter of Intent Can be Binding Contract if Its Term So Dictates - 27.07.2021

Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by South Eastern Coalfields Ltd, observing that a Letter of Intent is not a binding contract unless such an intention is evident from its terms. The Court has observed that such intention must be clear and unambiguous as Letter of Intent normally indicates a party's intention to enter into a contract with the other party in future.

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SC: Franklin Templeton Will Not Launch Any New Debt Scheme Till Disposal of Appeal - 27.07.2021

Supreme Court has recorded that Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Pvt Ltd will not launch any new debt scheme till disposal of its appeal pending before the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai.

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Finance Minister Introduces Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 - 27.07.2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, which amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

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MP HC: Social Media Posts of Chief Minister Can’t Be Equated with Administrative Order - 26.07.2021

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that the social media posts of a Chief Minister can't be equated with an administrative order/instruction. The Court has held that it is not necessary that every social media post of a government functionary is seen/read out and followed in the administrative hierarchy.

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Calcutta HC Upholds Senior Citizen's Right to Reside in His Own House - 26.07.2021

Calcutta High Court has reiterated that the right of a senior citizen to exclusively reside in his own house and also direct the eviction of his son and daughter-in-law if need be, must be viewed from the prism of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949.

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Delhi HC: Presence of Estranged Husband Not Required to Process OCI Card Application - 26.07.2021

Delhi High Court has held that imposition of the condition mandating the presence of both spouses for the purpose of processing an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card application in the absence of any statutory rule or guideline to this effect is untenable.

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ITAT, Bangalore: Income Tax Deduction Not Allowed to Professional Charges Paid for Acquisition - 26.07.2021

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Bangalore has held that the income tax deduction cannot be allowed to professional and consultancy charges paid for the acquisition of the Companies by the assessee, Steer Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Tags : Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Professional Charges Paid for Acquisition

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