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Lok Sabha Passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

New Delhi, December 21: The three-decade-old law, Consumer Protection Act, 1986,  is being changed. In an effort to protect consumers’ interest, Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018. If adopted in Rajya Sabha, it will replace archaic Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The bill deals with product liability, class …

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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Announces New Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

New Delhi, December 22: The Ministry Of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for presenting vehicle documents during an inquiry on demand by any police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the state government in this behalf. With the new provisions in place, the …

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Lok Sabha Passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill To Outlaw Commercial Surrogacy

New Delhi, December 20: Amidst frequent disruption and chaos, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill which was introduced in 2016. The Bill attempts to effectively outlaw commercial surrogacy but allows surrogacy for non-commercial or altruistic needs. It also ventures to end the exploitation of surrogate mothers and ensures the …

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Pharmacy Fiasco: Online Pharmacies To Seek Legal Recourse As Madras High Court Bans Online Sale Of Drugs & Medicines

Chennai, December 19: Six e-pharmacy companies approached the Madras High Court to appeal against the recent order directing a blanket ban on the online sale of medicines till the Government of India comes out with a new regulation. A common platform formed by these six major players have impleaded in the petition filed by the …

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Union Cabinet Approves Amendments To Make Aadhaar Card Optional For Mobile Connections, Banking

New Delhi, December 18: The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the amendment to the two existing laws pertaining to the use of Aadhaar card by private entities. It has advocated amendments to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to give legal backing for …

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Delhi HC Refuses To Consider Johnson &Johnson’s Plea

New Delhi, December 15: The Delhi High Court has refused any interim relief to Johnson and Johnson, which has, on the basis of reports of the two Committees, challenged the formula approved by the Union government to determine compensation for the patients who had received faulty hip implants. The Court further …

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SC stalls Sale Of Fortis To IHH Over Daiichi’s Plea

New Delhi, December 15: IHH Healthcare Berhad, a Malaysian-Singaporean private healthcare group, which had earlier this year won the bidding war for India’s second-largest hospital chain, fortis, will have to wait now. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi maintained a Status Quo on the sale of Fortis Healthcare …

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TDSAT Set Asides TRAI’s Predatory Pricing Norms

New Delhi, December 14: In a major relief to Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) today set aside telecom regulator TRAI’s rule on predatory pricing for lack of transparency in the guidelines over determining market share and rates of services. Bharti Airtel …

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Rights Of Elderly Persons Must Be Recognized And Implemented: Supreme Court

New Delhi, December 14: Calling the rights of elderly persons an ’emerging situation’ not foreseen even by the constitution, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to provide information about the number of old age homes in each district of the country and file a status report in the …

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Govt seeks legal opinion on the validity of Aadhaar-based eSign Services

New Delhi, December 13: The Union Government has sought legal advice on the validity of eSign services from the Ministry Of Law and Justice. To make the process of signing a document less cumbersome, in 2015, the government launched the eSign project. eSign is an online electronic signature service which facilitates …

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