Month: April 2021

The Supreme Court rules on the nature of Section 3(2)(v) of the SC/ST Act, as well as intersectional gender abuse.

By treating ‘qualified corporation’ as the ‘only source of profits,’ the Supreme Court determined that sub-section (5) of Section 80-IA of the Act is limited to determining the quantum of deduction under sub-section (1) of Section 80-IA of the Act. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran observed that this clause could …

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the deduction under Section 80-IA of the Internal Revenue Code is not limited to “business income.”

By treating ‘qualified corporation’ as the ‘only source of profits,’ the Supreme Court determined that sub-section (5) of Section 80-IA of the Act is limited to determining the quantum of deduction under sub-section (1) of Section 80-IA of the Act. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran observed that this clause could …

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Proposal to ban burqas in public approved by Sri Lankan cabinet

The proposal to ban all kinds of face veils including burqas in public places because of the national threat has been approved. The approval comes a month after the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution encouraging Sri Lankans to “promote reconciliation, transparency, and human rights.” The resolution raised concerns about Sri Lanka’s policies against …

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Bombay High Court took suo moto actions against black-marketing of Remdesivir

Bombay HC’s Nagpur Bench comprising of Justice ZA Haq and Justice Amit B Borkar observed that the second wave of Coronavirus has hit the country and the situation seems to be worst in Nagpur. With the rising case, the demand for medicines like Remdesivir which is used to treat critically ill coronavirus patients has risen. …

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Delhi HC appoints Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao amicus curiae to study COVID-19 situation in the city, overrules objections by Solicitor General.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday appointed Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao as amicus curiae in the case concerning the COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The High Court has been monitoring the situation through a series of petitions relating to shortage of oxygen and other issues. The hearing is proceeding before Justices Vipin Sanghi and …

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The state has an obligation to protect the health of an individual, Shift journalist Kappan to a hospital in Delhi, Supreme Court tells Uttar Pradesh govt.

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to shift journalist Siddique Kappan to a hospital in Delhi, like the Ram Manohar Lohia or the AIIMS. A Bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and A.S. Bopanna directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for the State, to shift Mr Kappan to a Delhi hospital …

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European Parliament passes exchange and cooperation settlement with the United Kingdom.

The European Parliament handed the primary post-Brexit exchange cope with the United Kingdom Wednesday—The Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The deal changed into agreed to on December 31, 2020, and changed into ratified through the European Parliament on April 28 via way of means of a vote of 660 for, 5 against. This deal changed into provisionally …

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ITAT order enforcing Royalty Taxation on Google for ‘Adwords Program’ quashed through Karnataka High Court for violation of natural justice.

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) implementing royalty taxation on Google India Private Limited (Google) for Adwords software at the floor of violation of concepts of natural justice (Google India Private Limited v. Commissioner of Income Tax). A Division Bench of Justices Satish Chandra Sharma alongside …

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The testimony of a damaged prosecutor cannot be dismissed: “The Supreme Court establishes rules to make the justice system more accessible to people with disabilities.”

The Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark decision that the testimony of a prosecutor with a disability or a disabled witness cannot be deemed weak or inferior simply because they engage with the world differently than their able-bodied counterparts (Patan Jamal Vali v. State of Andhra Pradesh).   While the amendments to the law …

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Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021 comes into force; ‘Govt of Delhi’ will mean ‘Lieutenant Governor’

The Central Government hereby appoints the 27th day of April, 2021, as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into effect, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 (15 of 2021), according to …

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