National Seminar on Migration and Regional Development in India

Law
The Nagaland University in association with Indian Council of Social Science Research is organizing a National Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on “Migration and Regional Development in India” between March 12 and 13, 2015. Sub-themes: International Migration in India: Pattern, routes, actions, reactions and issues. Interstate migration in India: causes and consequences Intrastate migration: Reasons,...

Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Air and Space Law IJASL

Online Law Journal India
Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (IJASL) ISSN no. 2394-6091 is a bi-annual journal published by the Centre for Air and Space Law (CASL), NALSAR University of Law. Guidelines for submission: Contributors willing to submit article to the IJASL should observe the following prescribed guidelines. All contributions to the journal are peer reviewed by its expert advisory board subject to the editorial...

White collar crimes with special reference to cyberspace

Dr. Ghulam Yazdani1. ABSTRACT The concept of white collar crime has developed into a major part of criminological study. In the interceding years, a perceptible step was from “the study of white collar crime as an individual phenomenon to the study of white-collar crime as an organization practice.” As we are seeing rapid growth of internet usage throughout the world with this the threat of cyber...

Gunmala Sales Ltd v. Navkar Infra Projects Ltd

In Gunmala Sales Ltd v. Navkar Infra Projects Ltd, the court dealt with the liability of directors of a company which issues cheques which are dishonoured by banks and laid down principles not quite comforting to the directors. Gunmala Sales Ltd v. Navkar Infra Projects Ltd Apex Court while dealing with a case filed by a private company that had lent money to another said that all directors involved...

Madras Bar Association v. Union of India

The recent trend of setting up tribunals in various sectors to lighten High Courts’ burden and speed up decisions suffered a setback again when the Supreme Court struck down the National Tax Tribunal Act on grounds that it encroached upon the power of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers. Madras Bar Association v. Union of India Issue arises before the Court pertains to the...

Association of Unified Tele Services Providers v. Union of India

Related to the corruption issue where, the Apex court ruled that, those Private companies that share revenue from natural resources like spectrum with the government would be subjected to CAG audit. It said so while dismissing the appeal of the Association of Unified Telecom Services Providers. Association of Unified Tele Services Providers & Others v. Union of India Apex Court ruled that, Comptroller...

Subramanian Swamy v. Director, Central Bureau of Investigation & Anr

Related to the corruption issue where, the Supreme Court held that the Central Bureau of Investigation did not need sanction from higher authorities to investigate top bureaucrats. Subramanian Swamy v. Director, Central Bureau of Investigation & Anr Constitution Bench of the Apex Court, comprising five judges, headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha quashed Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment...

Common Cause v. Union of India

The most resonant judgment which the Apex Courtdelivered in the year 2014 was the one which cancelled around 200 coal mining licences, in Common Cause v. Union of India. It is the most important decision since its earlier judgment cancelling 2G spectrum licences. Brief Fact Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world. Industrial greatness has been built up...

Madras HC enhances compensation awarded in motor accident case

Chennai HC
Justice S. Vimala of Madras HC while slamming a motor accident claims tribunal in the state which considered Rs 15,000 as ‘notional income’ of a house wife, awarded Rs 1.62 Lacs as compensation for her death said such a view cannot be tolerated and has enhanced the compensation to Rs 6.76 Lacs. Court observed the Order of the Tribunal as “narrow minded order” in awarding compensation...

Breaking: Interim relief to Makemytrip.com

Makemytrip
Justice Manmohan Singh of Delhi High Court while granting an interim relief to Makemytrip.com, restrained Make My Tours Pvt Ltd and others from using “deceptively similar” trademark and logo for travel bookings. Court restrained Make My Tours and others from using ‘deceptively similar’ trademark till February 13, i.e., the next date of hearing. “From comparison of the marks”...

Madras HC directs Health Department to pay Family Pension

Chennai HC
Justice D Hariparanthaman of Madras High Court has directed the Health Department authorities to pay the sum of family pension with 10% interest to a widow and said that she was eligible for family pension even though her husband had died within a year after joining the government service. Court also directed the authorities to pay the sum with 10% interest. Court further ordered that, “there...

Planning Commission to be called Neeti Ayog

Neeti Ayog
Planning Commission, which was established in 1950, has been renamed Neeti Ayog. The decision comes nearly three weeks after Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi held consultations with Chief Ministers at a meeting where most favoured restructuring of the Socialist era body but some Congress Chief Ministers opposed disbanding of the existing set-up. Prime Minister earlier had announced in his Independence...

President gives nod to National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

Supreme Court of India
The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 has received President’s assent on 31st December, 2014.The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 gives the executive an equal role in the appointment of judges to the highest judiciary, as a constitutional body. A Constitution Amendment Bill needs to be ratified by at least 50 per cent of the Assemblies, and the recent amendment...