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Beg to Differ SC Judgment in Sita Ram Gupta Vs Punjab National Bank and Ors

By Narendra Sharma, Consultant (Legal) 1. Introduction Recently, a 2 judge bench of hon™ble Supreme Court in Sita Ram Gupta Vs. Punjab National Bank and Ors {(2008) 5 SCC 711, Appeal (civil) 1878 of 2008, Date of judgment: 10/03/2008} held as follows (in para 8):   8¦¦¦¦we hold that in view of the nature of… Read More

Arbitration Clause in General Insurance Policies A Legal Gimmick to Avoid Liability

  Author: Narendra Sharma, Consultant (Legal) E-mail: nkdewas@yahoo.co.in   If parties to a contract have agreed to something unreasonable, they should be treated as if they have not agreed at all and be released. This happens in the case of general insurance contracts and is dealt with here in the light of a recent decision. Introduction… Read More

CBI official says Satyam investigation almost complete

The investigation into the over Rs 7,136-crore Satyam Computer Services financial fraud by the Central Bureau of Investigation is almost complete. The investigating agency had filed three charge-sheets in the case so far with a host of charges on the key accused Mr B. Ramalinga Raju, founder and former chairman of Hyderabad-based Satyam Computer, his… Read More

Silver shinning better than Gold

Silver seems to be shinning better than gold these days.  It continues to rise to new highs, almost on a daily basis, and touched Rs70,000 a kg in India on Friday. Experts have failed to understand where the white metal is heading towards. During the last one year, silver price has unexpectedly increased by 149% or 2.5… Read More

Forbes Global 2000 List of Public Companies : 57 Indian Cos. make it to the List

57 Indian companies figure in The Forbes Global 2000 list of public companies based on their rankings for sales, profits, assets and market value. In total, the Global 2000 companies now account for $32 trillion in revenues, $2.4 trillion in profits, $138 trillion in assets and $38 trillion in market value. These firms also employ… Read More

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CA students to be given 15 minute reading time before exams

Provision of 15-minutes reading and planning time allowance to the candidates of CA Examinations (Effective from May-2011 CA Examinations) The Council of the Institute, based on the recommendation of the Examination Committee has decided to allow 15-minute reading and planning time allowance to the candidates in the Chartered Accountants Examinations before the scheduled commencement of… Read More

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No authentic figures for Black Money in Swiss Accounts – Finmin

Many NGOs and whistleblowers have complained to authorities that Indian money worth several thousands crore was illegally routed to many tax havens and urged government to take strict measures to put a bar on it. Finance Ministry admits  it has "no authentic figures" about the quantum of black money deposited in Swiss banks. It is… Read More

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Partners deemed guilty U/s 138 unless proven otherwise

When Directors of a Company or partners of a firm issue cheques which are dishonoured, it is presumed that they were responsible for issuing them unless they prove that they were not in charge of the daily affairs of the firm. They have to discharge the burden during the trial under the Negotiable Instruments Act,… Read More

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Watch Interview with Chairman, Competition Commission of India – Part 1

The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, follows the philosophy of modern competition laws. The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which causes or likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India. The objectives… Read More

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Companies to seek Competition Commission approval before Takeovers

Competition watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) today said that it will finalize the rules and regulations on merger and acquisition (M&A) provisions by the end of April, a development that would make it mandatory for companies to seek the commission's approval before takeovers. The regulations regarding the forms which are to be applied for… Read More

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Right to Property is a Constitutional Right: Upholds Supreme Court

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said in a judgement that courts should view with "suspicion" the action of the government in acquiring land for private parties in the name of urgency. The Supreme Court today said the right to property is a constitutional right and government cannot deprive a… Read More

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Constitution of committee on Lokpal bill challenged in Supreme Court

A group of advocates today moved the Supreme Court challenging the inclusion of five civil society members in a committee to draft the Lokpal Bill. Advocate M L Sharma and others have moved the court contending that inclusion of five civil society members in the committee, which also has five ministers, is constitutionally flawed as… Read More

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ICSI enters into MOU with United Stock Exchange of India (USE)

Frequently Asked Questions on ICSI-USE MOU What is United Stock Exchange of India? United Stock Exchange of India Limited (USE) is India™s newest stock exchange and has been promoted by 21 Indian public sector banks, private banks and corporate houses. USE is the trading platform for Currency Futures now.   Who can trade on currency… Read More

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