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Forwarded message is equal to accepting the message: MHC

Rejecting the anticipatory bail plea of a local political leader for forwarding an abusive message on social media, the Madras High Court observed that forwarding a message on social media is equal to accepting and endorsing the message. “Forwarded message … Continue reading

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MOIA merged with MEA: Govt.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has been merged with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Administrative arrangements of the merger are currently underway. A decision was taken to merge the two Ministries to bring better synergy for realising … Continue reading

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Reforms in FDI: Govt.

To further boost the investment environment and to bring in foreign investments in the country, the Government of India has brought in FDI related Reforms and liberalisation touching upon 15 major Sectors of the Economy.  The salient measures are: Limited … Continue reading

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No to politicians photo in government advertisements: SC

The Supreme Court of India laid down guidelines on content regulation of government advertising and restrained the Governments from using public funds on advertisements which are primarily intended to project individual functionaries of the Government or a political party. The … Continue reading

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Cochin Port Trust assessable to sales tax: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that Cochin Port trust is a ‘dealer’ and falls within such definition under Kerala General Sales Tax Act (“Act”) and is consequently assessable to tax under the Act. Comparing the definition of a ‘dealer’ … Continue reading

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No caste centric definition of backwardness: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India set aside Union Government’s decision to include Jats (community) in the Union List of Other Backward Classes (OBC) category that entitled them to reservations in jobs and educational establishments. “The aforesaid … Continue reading

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HCs’ not to entertain matters related to Armed Forces: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the High Courts should refrain from entertaining petitions regarding matters related to Armed Forces in light of the specific provisions enumerated in the Armed Forces Tribunal Act (“Act”). The Apex Court said, “If … Continue reading

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UOI directed to take steps regarding illegal immigration: SC

In an attempt to stop infiltration of illegal immigrants into India, especially into Assam, from Bangladesh, the Supreme Court of India issued the following directions to the Union of India and the State of Assam: – 1) The Union will … Continue reading

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Party can’t request for arbitration twice; res judicata applies: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that once a judicial authority has declined to refer the dispute pending before it to arbitration under The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”) and the said decision has become final, neither party to … Continue reading

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Indian Govt. amends FDI Policy

Press Note No. 10 (2014 Series) – Review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on the Construction Development Sector-amendment to ‘Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2014’  http://goo.gl/MjzU4A

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