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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2022
Here is some bad news for those who want to visit the US on a nonimmigrant visa. In India, the waiting time for an appointment for a visitor visa is a minimum of 582 days at Hyderabad to 848 days at the US consulate in Mumbai. In comparison, the waiting period for US visitor visas in Beijing...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2022
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has virtually 'exonerated' Republic TV and R. Bharat -- English and Hindi news channels owned by Arnab R. Goswami, but the agency has booked 16 others of various private television channels and a market research group, for alleged money-laundering charges in...

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IANS 28 September 2022
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted 'statutory bail' to Chitra Ramakrishna, the former CEO-MD of National Stock Exchange (NSE), and former NSE official Anand Subramanian in the NSE co-location scam case.   Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain granted the 'statutory bail' as the probe had...

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IANS 27 September 2022
Come Tuesday, the Supreme Court will begin live streaming its Constitution bench proceedings, which can be accessed at: webcast.gov.in/scindia/   The apex court will live stream three separate five-judge Constitution benches.   A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice U.U....

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IANS 24 September 2022
Online food aggregator Zomato on Friday announced to crack down on Cloud kitchen operators who are misusing legal loopholes to offer hundreds of food brands from a single, small kitchen.   The company said that it is going to manually check any physical location which runs more than...

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IANS 24 September 2022
The Supreme Court was informed on Friday over 11,000 flats will be delivered in 2 to 3 months to Amrapali home buyers', out of which 5,428 flats will be handed over in October.   The court receiver, senior advocate R Venkataramani submitted that 5428 flats, which have been completed...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 September 2022
In a judgement that is expected to have far-reaching consquences, a three-judge bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa has quashed and set aside the orders of the registrar of the national green tribunal (NGT) regarding setting up and functioning of a special bench in Delhi, which has been...

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IANS 23 September 2022
The Broadband India Forum (BIF) on Friday said the draft Indian Telecommunications Bill 2022 requires a critical and balanced review, as it aims to take away the statutory independence of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking to make it subservient to the...

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IANS 23 September 2022
Toughening its stand against video communication and calling apps, the Centre has proposed to bring Meta-owned WhatsApp, Zoom, and Google Duo under the ambit of telecom licence, as written in the draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022.   The government has, however, proposed...

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IANS 22 September 2022
Prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the board of trustees of the PM CARES Fund, which was also attended by the newly-nominated trustees—Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons; retired Justice KT Thomas, former Supreme Court judge; and former deputy speaker of...

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IANS 22 September 2022
In an innovative move, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL) has awarded naming rights for five stations on the Colaba-BKC-SEEPZ Metro-3 line for a whopping Rs 216 crore, a top official said here on Wednesday.   The non-fare revenue benefit shall be available for a period of...

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IANS 21 September 2022
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the National Logistics Policy, which had been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, and aims to reduce the cost of logistics in the country, bringing it at par with global benchmarks by 2030.   Minister for Information and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 September 2022
A full court meeting, conveyed by chief justice UU Lalit and comprising all judges of the Supreme Court (SC), has decided to live stream, from 27th September, all hearings before the Constitution Bench. The judges reportedly agreed that live streaming could begin next week with regular...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 21 September 2022
Data from the national crime bureau (NCB) for 2021 reveals that, of the 1,319 prisons in India, the maximum capacity of prisoners can be 4,25,609; however, prisons hold 5,54,034 prisoners - which means an excess capacity of 130.2%. In July 2022, former chief justice NV Ramana, at a public forum,...

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IANS 20 September 2022
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the majority decision of a bench of larger strength would prevail over the decision of a bench of lesser strength, regardless of the number of judges taking the majority view.   A five-judge constitution bench, headed by justice Indira Banerjee,...

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V Venkatesan (The Leaflet) 20 September 2022
First some good news.  On Saturday, the Chief Justice of India, Justice U.U.Lalit, along with his brother Judges at the Supreme Court, Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R.Shah, and the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, Dr. Justice S.Muralidhar, released a dataset and a booklet, titled...

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Ranganathan V Ranganathan V 16 September 2022
The Indian government’s anxiety, on the death of private capital investment, was reflected in the Union finance minister urging the private sector to shed its reticence to commit big dollops of investments to supplement the commitments the government made in the Budget presented early this...

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IANS 15 September 2022
India recorded 131 deals valued at US$4.1bn (billion) in August, which was 40% lower in terms of volumes compared with August last year and 52% lower in value (partly due to non-disclosure of values in most M&A—merger & acquisition deals), a report showed on Thursday.   M&A deals...

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IANS 15 September 2022
An Ahmedabad citizen got a lottery of not a few hundreds or lakhs, but Rs 11,677 crore in his demat account only to be taken back in a few hours.   The money was in his account for more than eight hours.   Ramesh Sagar has been investing in the stock market for the last five...

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IANS 14 September 2022
The enforcement directorate (ED) is conducting raids at multiple locations belonging to payment gateway i.e Paytm and PayU in connection with a case pertaining to Chinese loan apps.   Sources said that raids were going on in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram, Lucknow and Kolkata.   The...

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