Monthly Archives: November 2017

Govt should compensate victims of its inaction: Delhi High Court

The government should provide financial assistance and support to people who are the victims of their inaction and omissions, including wrongful incarceration, the Delhi High Court said today. The court’s observation came as it asked the AAP government and the legal services authority here to examine the feasibility of

Bedi wants High Court Bench in Puducherry

Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday stressed the need for setting up a Bench of the Madras High Court in Puducherry. Participating in the Constitution Day celebrations at Raj Nivas, Ms. Bedi said: “A separate Bench of the High Court is essential for which the

Government lawyers not picked on merit: Law panel chief

Law commission chairman Justice B S Chauhan said selection of “unsuitable and incompetent lawyers” by governments to defend them in courts is one of the reasons for huge pendency in courts+ where substantial cases have state as a party. He claimed government counsels are appointed “for extraneous considerations” rather

Uttarakhand custodial death: CBI takes charge

The CBI has taken over the probe into the alleged custodial death of a 16-year-old boy in Katortal police post in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar district in February, in which the then in-charge of post, sub-inspector Praveen Singh, constable Balwant Singh and unidentified persons have been named as accused.  The Uttarakhand

L-G does not sit on files as AAP govt alleged: Centre to SC

The Centre on Wednesday refuted Arvind Kejriwal government’s charge in the Supreme Court that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) sits over its proposals and files and asserted that 96% of its decisions were approved by the LG within two-three days. The central government told a five-judge Constitution Bench

India Changes Position On Tackling Transfer Pricing Disputes

The tax department’s decision to change its position in an important area of transfer pricing will benefit multi-national companies; especially those coming to India via important trade partners such as Italy, France and Germany. The tax department will now allow transfer pricing disputes to be