February 1, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNION BUDGET 2020-21

Recently, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Parliament on 01-02-2020 (Budget). The Budget has made provisions for reforms in various sectors including agriculture, rural development,…

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February 1, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

INDIA’S IMPROVED WORLD BANK RANKING OF EASE OF DOING BUSINESS 2019

The World Bank has recently published the Ease of Doing Business Rankings for 2019-20, whereunder, India has bagged the 63rd position based on the following criteria. Amongst the other rank holders, New Zealand has been ranked at the…

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CANNOT BE INVOKED FOR THE PREMATURE RELEASE OF CONVICTED PRISONERS

The Writ of Habeas Corpus is generally filed to enquire about the whereabouts of a person. It has been misused by some litigants as a useful tool to try and get release of the detained person from prison….

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

HIGH COURT RULES THAT NO BAR UNDER IBC ON INITIATING CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE CORPORATE DEBTOR

The Hon’ble High Court of Madras vide its Order dated 09.01.2020 has recently delivered a significant ruling in the matter of Mr Ajay Kumar Bishnoi Vs M/s. Tap Engineering, [MHC CR 34996/2019] and held that acceptance of the…

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

KERALA HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT STATE-RUN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SHOULD NOT IMPART STUDIES OF ONE RELIGION IN PREFERENCE OVER ANOTHER

The Kerala High Court has recently passed a Judgment dated 24-01-2020 in The Trustee, Hidaya Educational & Charitable Trust v. State of Kerala, whereby the Court held that an educational institution seeking Government recognition cannot impart exclusive religious…

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT DECLINES REQUEST OF MOSQUES TO INSTALL LOUDSPEAKERS

The Allahabad High Court has recently passed an Order dated 09-01-2020 in Masroor Ahmad and Another vs State of U.P. and others, thereby declining to grant permission to two mosques to install loudspeakers, for the purpose of Azaan…

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

CONCEPT OF MERCY PETITION, PRESIDENTIAL PARDON AND JUDICIAL REVIEW

Two Death Convicts in the Nirbhaya case had submitted Mercy Petitions before the President of India. Their Curative Petition was earlier rejected by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Thus, submitting this Mercy Petition was the last legal remedy available…

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January 25, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS ISSUES REVISED GUIDELINES FOR MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recently published certain comprehensive and revised Guidelines for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters dated 04-12-2019 (Guidelines) on 08-01-2020. These Guidelines are aimed at streamlining the process of request for international…

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January 23, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

THE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL INSOLVENCY IN INDIA

In the past, the Indian Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code , 2016 (IBC). The Government had notified only the part on corporate insolvency. But as we moved further in time to 2019, the Government realised that…

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January 23, 2020 In Blog, Uncategorized

SUPREME COURT DISMISSES APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF PLEADINGS AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF TRIAL

In a recent case of Pandit Malhari Mahale vs. Monika Pandit Mahale 2020, the Supreme Court passed an Order dated 10-01-2020, whereby the Court observed that an application for amendment of plaint can be allowed by a court…

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