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Refusing to show leniency to a driver, who was dismissed from service for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Supreme Court has observed that just because no major accident was reported cannot be a ground to show leniency in such cases.   "It was sheer good luck that the...

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Ranganathan V Ranganathan V 27 January 2022
A recent news report cites government sources that public sector undertakings (PSUs) have been asked to consider revaluing their assets, shown at historical cost, to reflect the current market value, in a bid to enthuse investor interest in the shares of these companies.    This...

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Vikram Hegde (The Leaflet) 27 January 2022
The verbiage of official and legal communication in our country must be simplified for all languages so that the common man can comprehend it, writes VIKRAM HEGDE.   “Is this Latin?” asked the Supreme Court. The exclamation came when the Court was hearing an appeal against a judgment...

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The Mumbai Central CGST Commissionerate has busted a fake GST Input Tax Credit (ITC) racket involving bogus bills of Rs 234 crore and fake ITC of Rs 41 crore and arrested a businessman in connection with it.   A GST official said that acting on intelligence input received from Central...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 27 January 2022
As India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day and gets ready for the annual drama of the Union Budget, we face a tough economic situation. I would venture to say that the nation is not in a mood for excruciatingly long speeches high on vision we would be happy with a few measures to really make...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 25 January 2022
While ordinary vehicle owners are made to pay money at every toll plaza on the Mumbai Pune Expressway (renamed Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway), every day more than 10,000 vehicles, including light commercial vehicles (LCV), cars, buses, trucks, multi-axle and three-axle vehicles, are...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and the Election Commission (EC) on a PIL against the promise or distribution of irrational freebies from public funds before polls as it shakes the roots of a free and fair election, and vitiates the purity of the election...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 January 2022
In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court has held that inherited property of a female Hindu dying issueless and intestate will either go to the heirs of her parents or husband.    In an order, a division bench of justice S Abdul Nazeer and justice Krishna Murari says if a female...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Central government to provide 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent to economically weaker sections (EWS) in All India quota (AIQ) seats in medical courses, saying that reservation is not at odds with the merit, rather furthers its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 January 2022
Despite a winding-up order by the Supreme Court (SC), shareholders of Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd say they will continue the pursuit of Indian assets across the globe and will not be deterred by the Indian government’s attempts to obstruct justice.   In a statement, Matthew D McGill,...

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The Leaflet 19 January 2022
Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court called for a healthy balance between the use of technology and human intervention to enhance the experience of the justice delivery system. He said while technology is the facilitator of change, it is the human mind alone that will remain its...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre, asking why only 19 women candidates will be admitted in the National Defence Academy (NDA) out of 400 seats in 2023.   A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.M. Sundresh told Additional Solicitor General...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2022
Nineteen months after the announcement by none other than the prime minister’s office (PMO), ministries and departments under the Union government do not have any answer about receiving any funding from the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund. In May...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2022
New COVID-19 cases in Mumbai seem to be stabilising, but in other districts like Bengaluru and Pune, cases are increasing during the current third wave, with higher daily new numbers.   If other districts also implement strict measures and control the spread, then the national peak...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 January 2022
While 84% of households in the country suffered a decline in their income in a year marked by the tremendous loss of life and livelihoods, the number of Indian billionaires grew to 142 from 102, shows the latest briefing ‘Inequality Kills’ by Oxfam India. “More than 4.6 crore Indians...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that they have attached properties worth Rs 380 crore of a company belonging to Sachin Joshi under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).   The ED said that they attached two properties out of which one is in Worli and second is in...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 15 January 2022
Last week, I wrote about how the government’s refusal to listen to stakeholders often led to serious embarrassment to itself. Two developments this week hold out hope that the government maybe beginning to listen, instead of being guided by selective data and wrong advice from its...

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Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 14 January 2022
When we try to develop a discipline to ‘monitor’ any activity, we will always have a problem in India. Somehow, we just do not have a sense of ‘follow up’ in the country. It has been this way 50 years ago and it is the same now, perhaps, even worse!    Someone gives directions, others...

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In these panicky times of the pandemic, two persons from Mumbai and Thane this week got bizarre shockers on their Covid-19 infection status from a government lab, two private labs of a single company, and their status on the Centre's Aarogya Setu portal.   Within hours after...

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PN Vijay (The Free Press Journal) 12 January 2022
The biggest development in our society in the past 10 years has been, without a doubt, the growth of e-commerce companies. Companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket, JioMart, Zomato, Swiggy have changed not only the way business is done in India but the way we buy things.    As a...

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