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Online subscription income can be treated as business income: ITAT

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently held that income from online subscription services can be treated as business income and not be taxed as royalty or fee for technical services in all cases. ITAT Mumbai Bench said that for … Continue reading

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National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct released: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualize the principles in letter and … Continue reading

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Foreign corporations can’t be sued under ATS: USSC

The United States Supreme Court ruled that foreign corporations cannot be sued in United States by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) “As demonstrated by this litigation, foreign corporate defendants create … Continue reading

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CBI out of purview of Right to Information Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that the expression ‘Human Rights Violation’ as used in proviso to Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“Act”) cannot be extended to include controversies relating the service matters, and hence information … Continue reading

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States/UTs should abolish manual scavenging: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India issued directions to all the State Governments and the Union Territories for the abolition of the inhuman practice of manual scavenging and prohibiting construction of dry latrines. The Court said that … Continue reading

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Naturally occurring DNA segment not patentable: USSC

In a very important decision, the Supreme Court of United States ruled that a naturally occurring deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.   The Court, however, ruled … 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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