18 October 2021


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Bombay HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to Employees of Hospital Booked Under SC/ST Act - 18.10.2021

Bombay High Court granted pre-arrest bail to the employees of a hospital, who have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 for allegedly insulting the complainant, other people (who are the member of the Scheduled Caste community) by detaining the dead body of their relative.

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Gujarat HC Grants Interim Bail to Husband Under Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 - 18.10.2021

Gujarat High Court has granted interim bail to an accused/husband, his relatives on a joint plea filed by him and his complainant-wife seeking quashing of an FIR under the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 in the plea of the interfaith couple submitting that the issues have been resolved and that they wish to continue with their marital relationship.

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SC Allows Time to Resolve Issue of Permanent Commission to Women Short Service Commission Officers - 18.10.2021

Supreme Court has allowed time until 22nd October, 2021 to the Centre and the Indian Army to resolve the issue of grant of Permanent Commission to those women Short Service Commission officers against whom there is no problem of disciplinary or vigilance clearance.

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Allahabad HC: Advocates Requiring Firearm Licence for Safety a Dangerous Practice - 14.10.2021

Allahabad High Court has observed that a general trend to have a firearm licence by an Advocate without any good reason is not appreciable and it is not in the interest of the noble profession of Advocate. The Court has opined that if an Advocate requires a firearm licence for his personal and professional safety, it would be a very dangerous practice.

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Central Government Notifies Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 - 14.10.2021

Central Government has notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which extend the gestational limit for termination of a pregnancy from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women. These rules have been notified under Section 6 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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CESTAT, Delhi: Manufacturer of Auto Parts Shall be Liable to Pay Excise Duty on Amount Received - 14.10.2021

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Delhi has held that the manufacturer of auto parts shall be liable to pay excise duty on the amount received from the buyers of scraps and the value of auto-parts after the cancellation of supply agreement with Honda India.

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Punjab and Haryana HC Directs Examination of Matter of Marriage of 20-Year Old Boy - 14.10.2021

Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Commissioner of Police, Panchkula to examine the matter which involved a marriage of a 20-year-old boy, who had, along with her alleged wife (19-year-old), filed a protection plea.

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AAR, Maharashtra: 12% GST on Turbilatex C-reactive protein (CRP) Infinite & HbA1c Infinite - 14.10.2021

Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), Maharashtra has held that 12% Goods and Service Tax applicable on Turbilatex C-reactive protein (CRP) infinite & HbA1c infinite.

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Kerala HC Directs Central Govt and State to Issue Corrected Vaccination Certificate - 13.10.2021

Kerala High Court has directed the Central government and the State to issue a corrected vaccination certificate within three weeks to the petitioner, thereby removing the discrepancy in date and venue printed on his vaccination certificate.

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SC: Consumer Complaint Not Maintainable Against Power Distributor For Raising Additional Bill - 13.10.2021

Supreme Court has held that a consumer complaint is not maintainable against a power distributor for raising an additional bill on account of short-assessment. The Court has agreed with the finding of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission that the raising of additional bill did not amount to "deficiency in service" as defined under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.

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MP HC Issues Show Cause Notice to Trial Court Judge for Disclosing Rape Victim's Name - 13.10.2021

Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued a show-cause notice to a trial court judge for disclosing the name of a rape victim in the deposition underscoring that the same is inconsistent with Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and is also in violation of Apex Court's direction in the case of Nipun Saxena vs. Union of India.

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CBDT Exempts Non-Resident, Foreign Company from Furnishing Income Tax Return - 13.10.2021

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1C) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, exempted the class of persons namely a non-resident, not being a company; or a foreign company and non-resident, being an eligible foreign investor from furnishing Income Tax Return subject to the conditions.

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AAR, Telangana: 18% GST Payable on Cotton Stored by CCI in the Warehouses - 13.10.2021

Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), Telangana has ruled that the 18% Goods and Services Tax payable on cotton stored by Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) in the warehouses.

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Supreme Court: No Limitation Period In Case of A Usufructuary Mortgage - 13.10.2021

Supreme Court has observed that there is no limitation period in case of a usufructuary mortgage in an appeal filed by a mortgagee, who claimed ownership of the mortgaged property on the ground that 45 years had elapsed after the mortgage.

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RBI Allows Multinational Banks to Store Limited Set of Data in Offshore Servers - 12.10.2021

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed multinational banks operating in the country to store a limited set of data in offshore servers. Certain fields of static information such as name and address of client, some know-your-customer details along with select transaction particulars like date and amount, name of beneficiary, and reference number can be stored abroad by foreign banks.

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AP HC: Government Housing Scheme Which Allot House Sites Exclusively to Women, Unconstitutional - 11.10.2021

Andhra Pradesh High Court has held that the Government housing scheme which allot house sites exclusively to women is unconstitutional. The Court has observed that 100% reservation in allotment of house site to women household is against the total concept of equality.

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Gauhati HC Seeks Response from Assam Govt on Proposed Scheme for Compensation to Frontline Workers - 11.10.2021

Gauhati High Court has sought a response from the Assam State Government regarding its proposed scheme for providing compensation and social security to doctors and other frontline health workers who are exposed to serious risks while discharging their professional duties especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Karnataka High Court Orders Status Quo on Proposed Construction in Balabrooie Guest House - 11.10.2021

Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to maintain status quo, until the next date of hearing, in respect of the Balabrooie Guest House which has trees which are 150-200 years old.

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Madras HC Enhances Compensation to be Paid by State to Student Subjected to Sodomy - 11.10.2021

Madras High Court has enhanced from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh the compensation to be paid by the State government to a class VII school student who was picked up by an unknown person from a bus stand, lodged in a remote place and subjected to sodomy and oral sex for a week.

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ITAT. Hyderabad: CIT Cannot Invoke Revisionary jurisdiction Under Section 263 of Income Tax Act - 11.10.2021

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal ( ITAT), Hyderabad has held that the Commissioner of Income Tax cannot invoke revisionary jurisdiction under section 263 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 merely for the reason that the Assessing Officer has allowed expenses under a different head.

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NGT Directs Filing of Expert Opinion on Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydro-Electric Project in Uttarakhand - 11.10.2021

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to file an expert opinion on the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydro-Electric project in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on a plea against grant of environmental clearance to the project.

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Delhi HC: Father Not Absolved from Maintaining Children Merely Because Mother is Also Earning - 11.10.2021

Delhi High Court has observed that in households where women are working and are able to sufficiently maintain themselves, it does not automatically absolve the husband of his responsibility to provide sustenance for his children.

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Delhi High Court Proposes Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021 - 11.10.2021

Delhi High Court has proposed the Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021 and has requested the members of the Bar to send their comments or suggestions if any, within two weeks.

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SC: Civil Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Entertain Suit Structured on Provisions of Industrial Disputes Act - 11.10.2021

Supreme Court has observed that a civil court lacks jurisdiction to entertain a suit structured on the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

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SC: Part-Time Temporary Employees in Government-Run Institution Cannot Claim Parity in Salary - 11.10.2021

Supreme Court observed that part-time temporary employees in a Government-run institution cannot claim parity in salary with regular employees of the Government on the principle of equal pay for equal work.

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