Monthly Archives: December 2013

Supreme Court’s LCRA policy declared unconstitutional: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently declared as ‘unconstitutional’ policy of the Supreme Court of India relating to the appointment of law graduates as Law Clerk-Research Assistant (“LCRA”) with the judges of the apex Court. Under the so-called policy, applications were … Continue reading

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Approval of Central Govt not necessary in Court ‘monitored’ cases: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that approval of the Central Government is not necessary in cases which are directed by this Court to be registered and the inquiry/investigation thereon is actually being monitored by this … Continue reading

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India-Macedonia inks DTAA

India and Republic of Macedonia signed the new Agreement for the avoidance Of Double Taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion (DTAA) with respect to taxes on income. Once the DTAA enters into force, it will provide relief to taxpayers … Continue reading

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Section 377 of Indian Penal Code constitutional: SC

The Supreme Court of India overruled a Delhi High Court judgment that held Section 377 of Indian Penal Code prohibiting “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” as unconstitutional and infringed the fundamental rights of people. The Court, however, said … Continue reading

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Motor vehicles of only ‘high dignitaries’ may be fitted with red lights: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the motor vehicles of only “high dignitaries” holding posts, positions and offices specified in the Constitution of India may be fitted with red lights; but the red lights with or without flasher can … Continue reading

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India-Cyprus DTAA Consultations

Consultations between Cyprus and India on the Issue of Effective Exchange of Information and the Renegotiation of the DTAA http://goo.gl/HeK4Kv

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Live-in relationship with knowledge that other party was married is not a “relationship in the nature of marriage”: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that if one of the parties to a live-in relationship was aware that the other party was married even before the commencement of their relationship, then such a relationship is not a “relationship in … Continue reading

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