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Aakanksha Khajuria

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High Court’s Order On Law Exam Paper Row

Last month, an examination question  regarding a Muslim slaughtering a cow in front of three Hindus caused a furor across the nation. The aforementioned question formed a part of the Law of Crime-1 paper conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) on December 7. This question sparked a row …

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Government Proposes Changes To The Companies Act, 2013

New Delhi, December 11: The Government of India in its latest notification has proposed amendments to the Companies Act, 2013.  The Companies Act 2013 is an Act of the Parliament of India on Indian company law which regulates incorporation of a company, responsibilities of a company, directors, dissolution of a company. The …

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SC Issues Notice To Five States For Amending Land Acquisition Act

New Delhi, December 11:  The Supreme Court has issued a notice to five states in a PIL challenging amendments made by the State Government to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act(Land Acquisition Act), 2013. The bench comprising Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice …

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DIPP Comes Out With Draft Patent Rules

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 11: In order to fast-track the examination of patent applications, particularly for startups, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has floated a new draft to amend the existing Patent Rules, 2003. The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) in its notification has suggested amendment in the rules …

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Merely Producing Evidence Of Sale Of Shares Insufficient To Prove Money Laundering: ITAT

Mumbai, December 7: The Mumbai bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), quashing one of the first order issued by the Tax Department, held that merely producing evidence of purchase and sale of shares was insufficient to prove the allegations of Money Laundering. In a twenty-page verdict, the tribunal …

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SC Quashes CCI’s Plea To Probe Jio’s Cartelisation Allegation

New Delhi, December 5: In a major relief to Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, the Supreme Court today dismissed the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) plea to allow it to probe the allegations made by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd of cartelization against its rival telecom companies. Reliance in 2016 approached the …

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SEBI Issues New Norms On Settlement Mechanism

Mumbai, December 5: In order to make the settlement rules more attractive to help fast-track pending cases, the market regulator, Secrutiy exchange board of India (SEBI), has issued new norms including a confidentiality clause for the approvers. However, it has notified that it will not settle cases of defaulters and …

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority: Analysis and Suggestions

To bring about a greater degree of transparency and objectivity to the pharmaceutical industry, the Government of India in 1997 constituted an advisory body – National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), entrusted with the power to fix prices of bulk drugs and formulations. Most people in India buy healthcare from the …

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Amazon Under Scrutiny for Violating Anti-Trust Laws

American Tech giant, Amazon, is now under the scrutiny of the European Union Competition Commission for allegedly violating Anti-trust laws.  Last week, the governing body announced that it will commence the investigation into the matter pertaining to storage and use of internal data by the tech giant and whether it is …

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Six North Eastern States Agree To Implement RERA

Two years after the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act was enacted by the parliament, six North-Eastern states have agreed to implement RERA in their respective states. This Act gives powers to all the states to notify their own rules for the real estate and appoint regulatory authorities. Arunachal Pradesh, …

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