Career Talk: Smita Singh, Partner, Ashok Dhingra Associates, Gurgaon

May 12th, 2017 Career Talk Prerana 6 min read

Smita Singh is presently Partner at Ashok Dhingra Associates (“ADA”), currently based out of Gurgaon. She is leading practice group in Indirect Taxes and Goods and Service Tax. She also handles matters pertaining to Customs and Trade Laws, Regulatory Laws, Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Laws, providing both litigation and the advisory services. Smita also advises clients in relation to structuring operating model and providing options…

divorce, marriage, irretrievable breakdown of marriage, cruelty, ground for divorce, filing of false cases, section 125 of CrPC, Section 498A

Filing false cases against spouse is cruelty and ground for divorce

Apr 24th, 2017 Civil Law, Criminal Law Prerana 7 min read

Divorce Case: Mrs. Christine Lazarus Menezes v. Mr. Lazarus Peter Menezes  A case of Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage and mental cruelty by wife in the form of false allegations against the husband Facts: The husband and wife were married as per Christian rites on 28/12/1987. They had two daughters. In 2005, husband filed a petition for divorce on the grounds of cruelty and desertion. He…

Triple Talaq, Muslims, anti-constitutional, shah bano, shayara banu

Triple Talaq still haunting the Muslim Women

Apr 10th, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 12 min read

Triple Talaq “This Article has been written by Tanu Rathor, student of Delhi Metropolitian Education affliated to Guru Gobind Singh Inderprastha University.” The “so-called” triple talaq is an absurdity that militates against the words and spirit of the Quran –Tahir Mahmood A five-judge bench would be set up by Supreme Court to hear and decide on the question raised by NDA government relating to the…

Ganga, Yamuna, legal entity, legal rights, legal persons, high court of uttarakhand

Rivers Ganga and Yamuna now have the same rights as you!

Apr 6th, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 8 min read

Rivers Ganga and Yamuna now persons in the eyes of law! This Article has been written by Anushree Soni, student of L.A.Shah Law College, Ahmedabad The holy waters of Ganga and Yamuna are now declared, in a red-letter judgment, in the High Court of Uttarakhand to be a living entity, vesting in them fundamental rights and duties. Facts: The issue dates back to the year…

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Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016: Boon or Bane?

Mar 14th, 2017 Civil Law Prerana 5 min read

Maternity Benefit: Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 is applicable to every factory, shop or establishment, where 10 or more people are or were employed at any given point of time in the preceding 12 months. It is an Act to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits. The Maternity Benefit…

maintenance, alimony, divorce, tax, taxability, income, relative, ex-spouse

Is Maintenance received after divorce Taxable?

Mar 9th, 2017 Civil Law Prerana 5 min read

Maintenance: Maintenance signifies the legal obligation to provide financial support to one spouse from another spouse after marital separation or divorce. Law on divorce has been previously covered by Legal Parley here. Taxability of Maintenance: Whether this Maintenance in the hands of the receiver is taxable can be ascertained after understanding the meaning of ‘income’ under Section 2(24) of Income Tax Act, 1961. While, maintenance…

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Highlights of the Union Budget 2017: India

Feb 10th, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 13 min read

Union Budget 2017: Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget, 2017 on 1st of February, 2017, breaking the colonial tradition of presenting Union Budget on the last working day of February. Quite cheerfully, he started his speech by stating that ‘Spring is the season of optimisim.’ Why is the date important you ask? Well, for one the earlier practice of presenting budget on the…

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Jallikattu: The Uproar in Tamil Nadu paves way for Kambala in Karnataka

Jan 31st, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 11 min read

What is Jallikattu? This post has been written by Saumya Bhardwaj of Amity Law Achool, Delhi Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport organized in the state of Tamil Nadu during Pongal. This sport is being practiced since 2000 years. This event was actively conducted in many districts of Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Theni, Dindigul and Tiruchirappalli until its ban in 2011. Jallikattu is also known…

Section 66A, Internet Governance, Internet, Free Speech, Right to free speech, freedom of speech and expression, cyberspace, Article 19, Article 21

Free speech has no restrictions on the Internet? Section 66A of IT Act repealed!

Jan 17th, 2017 Constitutional Law, Cyber Law Prerana 8 min read

Section 66A declared unconstitutional, free speech wins: This post has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in its recent judgment Shreya Singhal v. Union of India (Writ Petition (Cri.) No. 167 of 2012), struck down Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000 as unconstitutional. The provision was repealed by the court on 24th March,…

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India: What to expect from Union Budget 2017?

Jan 16th, 2017 Constitutional Law, Miscellaneous Prerana 6 min read

Changes Expected in the Upcoming Union Budget 2017:   This Post On Expectation from Union Budget 2017 has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi Union Budget 2017 budget will be unique for more than one reason. Firstly, it will be the first budget which will see the merger of both Union and financial budget. Secondly, this…

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