Promissory Note

Section 4 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 speaks about Promissory Note. Under this section, a Promissory Note means, an instrument in writing, containing an unconditional undertaking signed by the maker to pay a certain sum of money only to or to the order of certain person or to the bearer of the instrument, not being a bank note or currency note. For example: (a) I promise to pay B or order...

Cyber Extortion or Extortion through Internet

Author: Shashank Singh It’s a new twist on an old racket that has haunted businesses for centuries — “Give us money or we’ll shut you down” [LARRY MAGID] The trend of common citizen using Internet will keep growing and soon everyone will be “Netizens” by choice or by force. Sooner or later, every one of us will not only be using the Internet but also be developing a pressing need...

Live-in Relationship: Recent Developments in Indian Context

Author : Swapan Deb Barma In an observation that will cheer votaries of pre-marital sex and live-in partners, the Honourable Supreme Court Of India opined that a man and women living together without marriage cannot construed as an offence. India is a country, which is slowly opening its doors for western ideas and lifestyles and one of the most crucial episodes amongst it, is the concept of live-in...

Protection of Scheduled Tribes Under Indian Constitution

Author : Swapan Deb Barma Indian Scheduled Tribes are group of Tribal communities and was given the name ‘Scheduled Tribes’ during the Post-Independence period, under the Indian Constitution . The term ‘Scheduled Tribes’ refers to specific indigenous peoples whose status is acknowlegdged to some formal degree by National Legislation. A collective term is used to locally to describe most of...

SEBI v/s IRDA : Does India Require a Super Regulator?

Author : VS Warrier Unit Linked Insurance Plan (i.e. ULIP) is a Scheme combining benefits of Life Insurance as well as Investment in the stock market. In ULIP, part of the premium amount is paid towards Life Insurance while the rest (after Administrative Charges) is invested in the Stock Market. Therefore, ULIP provides the financial safety as well as opportunity for wealth creation. After formation...

Rights Of Children Who Are Victim Of HIV AIDS

Author : Swapan Deb Barma Whether the children of AIDS (HIV) victim get same treatment without being discriminated in comparison with normal children. Let’s have a look on this issue United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is committed to protecting every child from violence, exploitation, abuse and discrimination. But given prevailing social, economic and cultural...

Negotiation and Conciliation

Author : VS Warrier “A legal adjudication may be flawless but heartless but a negotiated settlement will be satisfying, even if it departs from the strict law” – JUSTICE KRISHNA IYER. These profound words of Krishna Iyer signify the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in general and negotiation in particular. The foremost and the most helpful and purposeful method to resolve...