27 January 2020

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Practice of 'Santhara' to be treated as suicide punishable under section 309 of the Indian Penal Code(10.08.2015)

The Rajasthan High Court held the practice of Santhara (Sallekhana), fasting unto death to attain 'moksha', impermissible under Article 21 of the Cons.....

Tags : santhara, religious freedom, suicide, prohibit


High Court reinforces importance of wearing helmet while riding two-wheeler(08.06.2015)

The Madras High Court directed the government to take several proactive steps in tackling death and injury caused in accidents due to two-wheeler ride.....

Tags : Two wheeler, helmet, visibility, free


Coal India free to exercise ‘consumer choice’ in tender(14.07.2016)

The Competition Commission of India dismissed a complaint alleging abuse of market position against Coal India Limited, holding that Coal India had ‘c.....

Tags : coal india, tender, scientific, samples, consumer, freedom to choose


Powers of Policy Relaxation Committee, while making its recommendations are wide and are purely discretionary(26.09.2018)

The Petitioner has filed the present petition challenging impugning orders. By the impugned order dated 23rd February, 2016, the Policy Relaxation Com.....

Tags : Extension, Duty Free Import, Authorisation


Notifications & Circulars

INR spend limit at duty free shops raised(06.07.2016)

The Ministry of Finance raised the ceiling for payments at duty free shops at international airports from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 25,000.

In 2005,.....

Tags : duty free shops, payments, indian rupee


Cabinet approves amendment to 'The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009'(22.03.2017)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the amendment to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (R.....

Tags : Free Education, Amendment, Approval


India-EU Free Trade Negotiations(20.03.2017)

India- European Union Broad-based Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (India- EU BTIA) negotiation started in 2007 and after sixteen rounds of ne.....

Tags : Negotiations, Free trade, Bilateral


Interest Free Loans to IIT Students(04.08.2016)

Interest subvention on the education loans to be provided, for all students admitted for undergraduate and the 5-year integrated degree programmes in .....

Tags : Loans, Interest Free, IIT students


Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme(18.08.2016)

The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured. The revised scale shall take e.....

Tags : Freedom fighters, Pension, Enhancement


No GST is applicable on free food supplied in anna kshetras run by religious institutions(11.07.2017)

There are media reports suggesting that GST applies on free food supplied in anna kshetras run by religious institutions. This is completely untrue. N.....

Tags : Free food, Religious institutions, Non-applicability, GST


Sale of goods and display of prices at duty free shops in Indian currency - amendment of circular 31/2016 - Customs dated 6th July 2016(18.12.2017)

1. Representations have been received regarding lack of clarity in use of INR credit cards/debit cards for making payments by passengers at duty free .....

Tags : Goods, Sale, Duty free shops


Quota allotted under the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Minutes of the Meeting dated 9.5.2018(22.05.2018)

Reference is invited to the Minutes of the Meeting dated 9.5.2018 under the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement as uploaded on the DGFT's website (Cop.....

Tags : Quota, Allotment, Free Trade Agreement



Doctrine of Sub-Judice Cannot Negate Free Speech: Supreme Court(05.03.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that doctrine of sub-judice may not be elevated to such an extent that some kind of reference or allusion to a member of a .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Free Speech


DIPP Notifies Guidelines for Excise Free Zone Scheme for Eligible Units in Certain States(10.10.2017)

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has notified guidelines for excise free zone scheme for eligible manufacturing units in J&K, Utta.....

Tags : excise free zone


Uttarakhand HC Suggests Enactment of Freedom of Religion Act to Curb “Sham Conversions” for Marriage(21.11.2017)

Uttarakhand High Court has suggested that Freedom of Religion Act be enacted by the State legislature, in order to put an end to sham conversions for .....

Tags : Uttarakhand High Court, Freedom of Religion


Kerala Love Jihad Case LIVE: Hadiya to be Sent Back to College, Dean to be Her Guardian(29.11.2017)

Kerala Love Jihad Case LIVE: Hadiya to be Sent Back to College, Dean to be Her Guardian

Tags : Kerala woman Hadiya, who is at the centre of the Love Jihad controversy, appeared before the Supreme Court today and told the court that she wants her 'freedom'.


Allahabad High Court: Court to Inform Accused About Free Legal Services(17.01.2020)

Allahabad High Court has reiterated that while prosecuting an indigent person who cannot afford to engage a lawyer, the Court must provide him with "r.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Free Legal Aid


DGFT: Goods Imported as Gifts Can be Allowed Import Free on Payment of Full Applicable Fees(23.01.2020)

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has clarified that the goods imported as gifts can be allowed to import free on payment of full applicable.....

Tags : Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Import Free on Goods


Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Against Free Bus Ride Notification(28.01.2020)

Delhi High Court has refused to set aside an Aam Aadmi Party notification permitting free travel for women in Delhi Transport Corporation buses on the.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Free Bus Ride Notification


Mysuru Court Grants Anticipatory Bail in 'Free Kashmir' Placard Case(28.01.2020)

Mysuru Court has granted anticipatory bail to students Nalini Balakumar and Mardevaiah Shivanna, who were booked for sedition for holding a "Free Kash.....

Tags : Mysuru Court, Free Kashmir Placard Case


SC Refuses to Stay Allahabad HC Order Making DND Flyway Toll Free(28.10.2016)

Supreme Court has refused to put on hold Allahabad HC order to make Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway toll-free.

Tags : Supreme Court, Allahabad HC, Delhi-Noida-Direct, Toll Free


Supreme Court Orders Probe into Forging of Freedom Fighter Certificates to Claim Pension(02.11.2016)

Supreme Court, on one hand, has ordered inquiry into alleged forging of freedom fighter certificates to claim pension and on other, when pensions were.....

Tags : Supreme Court, freedom fighter, pension


Bombay HC Dismisses Petition of Four Students Admitted Under RTE Act, 2009(30.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has rejected petition by four students, admitted in a Malad school under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Ac.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Malad school, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education


Madras HC: Establishing Involvement in Freedom Struggle is Rigorous(22.12.2016)

Madras HC has observed that an 86-year-old man’s struggle to establish his involvement in freedom struggle before Government officials has been more r.....

Tags : Madras HC, freedom struggle ,


Supreme Court Questions Centre Over ‘Freebies’, ‘Pension’ to Ex-legislators(23.03.2017)

Supreme Court has said that various freebies and pension given to former MPs and MLAs seemed "prima facie" unreasonable and sought response from Centr.....

Tags : Supreme Court, ‘Freebies’, ‘Pension’, Ex-legislators


Madras High Court Orders Inquiry on Matter of Granting License for Erection of Hoardings(20.08.2015)

Madras High Court has ordered Director General of Defense Estates, New Delhi, to hold inquiry against the then Chief Executive Officer of St Thomas-cu.....

Tags : Madras High Court,Hoardings Free Zone


Govt. Fixes Debt to Capital, Free Reserve Ratio for Govt. Companies(25.03.2016)

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified the debt to capital and free reserves ratio for government companies that are into housing finance.

Tags : Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Debt to Capital, Free Reserve Ratio


Allahabad HC Grants Interim Relief to Freedom 251Makers(31.03.2016)

Allahabad HC has provided interim relief to makers of Freedom 251 and directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to furnish a status report on the case of .....

Tags : Allahabad HC , Freedom 251


Allahabad HC Extends Relief to Freedom 251 Makers(08.04.2016)

Allahabad HC has extended relief provided to makers of smartphone Freedom 251 and directed that no coercive steps should be taken against the three pr.....

Tags : Allahabad HC , Freedom 251


Gujarat High Court Suggests Parents to Approach Govt Receiving Centres For RTE Admissions(21.04.2017)

Gujarat High Court has said that if parents find difficulty in securing admission for children in class I under Right of Children to Free and Compulso.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act


Supreme Court Rules 'Unwitting, Careless ‘Insults’ to Religion is No Offence '(24.04.2017)

Supreme Court, while reiterating Constitutional protection to freedom of speech and expression has clarified that insults made on religious faith of a.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Religion, freedom of speech


Supreme Court: Include HIV+ Children in 'Disadvantaged Group' for Imparting Free Education(09.05.2017)

Supreme Court has said that so far, 11 states and one Union territory have issued notification effecting a change in Right of Children to Free and Co.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009


ITAT Kolkata: Rent-Free Accommodation to Part Time-Director from Company is Not ‘Business Income'(08.06.2017)

ITAT Kolkata has held that rent-Free accommodation received by a Part Time-Director cum Employee from the Company cannot be taxable as “Business Incom.....

Tags : ITAT Kolkata, Rent-Free Accommodation


Orissa High Court Says 'No' to Suppression of Freedom of Speech & Expression on Ground of Convenience(20.06.2017)

Orissa High Court has observed that constitutional freedom of speech and expression is subjected to reasonable restraints, but it cannot be suppressed.....

Tags : Orissa High Court, freedom of speech


SC's Notice to Centre over Plea on Free Food Grains(17.12.2015)

Supreme Court has sought response of Centre and eight drought-hit states on a plea seeking direction to make available free food-grains guaranteed und.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Centre, Free Food Grains , Drought-Hit States


Disgruntled Employee’s Outcry in Social Media Part of Free Speech: Kerala High Court(12.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has ordered reinstatement of a University employee who was suspended for his social media posts against the institution and court al.....

Tags : Kerela High Court, Free Speech


Don’t Give Free Rice in Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court(26.11.2018)

Madras High Court has pulled up Tamil Nadu Government for distributing rice free of cost to all people in the state irrespective of their socio-econom.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Free Rice


GST to be Paid on Supply of Indigenous Goods to Duty-Free Shops At International Airports: MP HC(16.01.2019)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that Goods and Services Tax (GST) is payable on supply of indigenous goods to duty-free shops (DFSs) at internation.....

Tags : Madhya Pradesh High Court, Duty Free Shops


Allahabad HC Directs Civic Bodies to Make Varanasi & Meerut Stray Cattle Free by Feb 5(18.01.2019)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Municipal Corporations of Varanasi and Meerut to make the entire city stray cattle free by February 5.

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Stray Cattle Free


CRIMINAL - SC Review Sets Free 6 Death Row Convicts(06.03.2019)

Supreme Court has set aside its own judgment of 2009 and set free six convicts sent to death row, concluding that they had been “falsely implicated” i.....

Tags : Supreme Court, SC Review Sets Free 6 Death Row Convicts


CIVIL - Freedom of Religion can't Trump Demands of Public Order: Madras HC(18.03.2019)

Madras High Court has observed that the right to freedom of religion cannot trump the demands of public order, while dismissing a plea against restric.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Freedom of Religion, Demands of Public Order


Provide Toll-Free Numbers in Schools: Madras HC(10.04.2019)

Madras High Court has directed school education department to provide within eight weeks, toll-free telephone numbers in schools and colleges to enabl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Toll-Free Number, Schools


Supreme Court Frees Convict in 20 year old Murder Case(18.04.2019)

Supreme Court has acquitted a man sentenced to life imprisonment in a 20 year old murder case on learning that he was a juvenile at time of commission.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Frees Convict, Murder


No GST on Interest Free Security Deposit for Lease: AAR(18.04.2019)

Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), Maharashtra has held that Goods and Services Tax (GST) cannot be levied on interest free security deposit, given .....

Tags : AAR, Interest Free Security Deposit, GST


No GST on Interest Free Security Deposit for Lease: AAR(18.04.2019)

Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), Maharashtra has held that Goods and Services Tax (GST) cannot be levied on interest free security deposit, given .....

Tags : AAR, GST, Interest Free Security Deposit for Lease


Delhi High Court Directs Centre to Pay Pension to Freedom Fighter(02.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has directed Centre to pay the 95-year-old freedom fighter, who had to fight for nearly 40 years to secure his pension.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Pension, Freedom Fighter



Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016(29.06.2016)

The Union Cabinet looked into disseminating the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016 to State.....

Tags : labour, retail, operational freedoms, night shift


International Cases

Hurtful or not, free speech is free(22.12.2015)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Section 2(a) of the Lanham (Trademark) Act, read»

A freezing order should not be made unless risk of dissipation is established(22.08.2019)

The Applicants are the brother and sister-in-law of the late Terry Ray Woodley (the deceased). They are also creditors of his estate. The first Respon.....

Tags : Freezing order, Remedy, Entitlement


Top Story

Free Data: Having your cake and eating it too(19.05.2016)

After the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India spurned advances of the private sector offering ‘free’ internet for all by banning read»

Blast from the Past

Protecting ‘morality’: Sparks in the wrong powder keg(30.03.1989)

The Central Board of Film Certification’s trimming of movies to conform to the ‘morals of society’ may occasionally lead to ‘silent’, blurry and somew.....

Tags : Film certification, intolerance, freedom of expression


Abrogating the right to demonstrations(07.07.1958)

Striking and protesting, recognised as purveyors of social change in the country basically borne from them, are both a scourge and boon. How much so w.....

Tags : Demonstration, freedom of expression, government servant