Monthly Archives: April 2013

Private recognized unaided schools not to ask for fees for more than one month together: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a private recognized unaided school is not entitled to ask for fees for more than one (1) month together. The Court said that “Director of Education has no power to issue circulars which … Continue reading

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Payment for services rendered without human intervention not in nature of ‘fees for technical services’: ITAT

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (Mumbai) ruled that payment made to a person outside India by assessee for the services rendered without any human intervention was not in any manner in the nature of ‘fees for technical services’ within the ambit … Continue reading

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Novartis cancer drug patent application rejected for lack of enhancement of efficacy: SC

In a very important ruling, the Supreme Court of India rejected a patent application by Novartis for a major cancer drug on the ground that the application was not an invention per Section 3(d) of the Patent Act. The Court … Continue reading

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Confessional statements in one case are not an admissible evidence through the statements of the persons to whom the confessions were made in another case: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the confessional statements made by the accused in a case related to all the bomb blasts in Mumbai since 2005 (case 1) is not an admissible evidence through the statements of the persons … Continue reading

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Revoked patent is not enforceable even though it remains on the Register: DHC

In an important patent law ruling, Delhi High Court held that once a patent has been revoked by an authority and no stay has been granted by the appellate authority, the said revoked patent is not enforceable even though it … Continue reading

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Deemed vesting of surplus land under Urban Land Ceiling Act would not amount to taking de facto possession of land by govt: SC

In an important ruling that will clear many cases pending under Urban Land Ceiling Act (“Act”), the Supreme Court of India has clarified that the deemed vesting of surplus land under Section 10(3) of the Act would not amount to … Continue reading

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High Courts can quash criminal proceedings/FIR/complaint under Sec 482 CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India again clarified that the High Courts in exercise of their inherent powers under Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code (“Code”) can quash the criminal proceedings or FIR or complaint in appropriate cases in order to … Continue reading

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