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Union Budget 2017: The Budget of My Dreams! Check out the legendary Nani A.Palkivala’s secret wish list!

The moment you think “Union Budget,” a tiny voice in your head indicates that this is a very serious topic about which you tend to crinkle your forehead and risk getting a migraine by the end of the day as you ponder on a

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Union Budget 2017: India’s legal experts share their expectations on Budget, GST implementation & incentivising innovation

Even as anticipation builds up over Union Budget 2017, some of India's legal experts are of the opinion that the transformational reform that the country needs is GST implementation.

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Union Budget 2017: If Donald Trump cuts tax rates, India may have to reduce corporate tax, says Gaurav Karnik of EY

India Inc wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce corporate tax rates to 25%.

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Union Budget 2017: Modi government inherited legacy issues, still brought big change in promoting ease of business, says Vikas Srivastava, Luthra & Luthra

According to Vikas Srivastava, Tax Partner at Luthra & Luthra, the Narendra Modi government has brought about a “big change, huge effort” in facilitating ease of business and making it conductive for companies to invest i

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Union Budget 2017: Why not introduce a cash transaction tax till migration to digital payments is streamlined?

All eyes are on Budget 2017, which is expected to be different from previous ones. This year, we will witness the merging of the Railway Budget with the Union Budget.

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Union Budget 2017: Separation of Powers or Separation of Judiciary from Legislature and Executive in so far as budgetary outlay is concerned

Separation of Powers between the legislature, executive and the judiciary was a concept that was carefully chosen and incorporated into our constitution after being subject to extensive debate regarding its pros and cons and

Union Budget 2017: Separation of Powers or Separation of Judiciary from Legislature and Executive in so far as budgetary outlay is concerned

To drink or not! Meet the rubber tapper who took the battle to court and challenged Kerala’s new liquor policy!

A division bench of the Kerala High Court has delivered its verdict on a writ petition by a rubber tapper, challenging Kerala government's new liquor policy.

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Jallikattu protest at Marina Beach: Why are students at the forefront of this mass movement to uphold tradition?

All eyes are on Chennai's famous Marina Beach which has become the hub of Jallikattu protests. TV reports suggest that there are over 12,000 people gathered there and crowds have surged after the late night vigil on Tuesday.

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This Supreme Court judgment on Jallikattu calls the bluff on Kamal Haasan’s bull statement!

In a world where rants are viral and news has become a channel of instant and sensational gratification, it's no big surprise that a huge controversy around jallikattu began with Kamal Haasan's statement on it.

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What Kamal Haasan meant when he said, ‘If you want a ban on jallikattu, ban biriyani too’ is to respect Tamil culture with an open mind

Jallikattu is a hot topic and every educated Indian suddenly has an opinion on this. Are you wondering why every Indian including those who love their plate of fish, lamb and beef are suddenly talking about protecting animals

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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on former CJI TS Thakur: He and I are like chalk and cheese

This morning, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar took charge as the 44th Chief Justice of India. The oath ceremony was administered by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Outgoing CJI TS Thakur’s farewell speech: One amendment I would like – Let retiring SC judges be able to practice again, says TS Thakur

This evening, at Supreme Court, a large gathering of advocates and Judges flocked to attend the outgoing CJI TS Thakur's farewell.

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Outgoing CJI TS Thakur’s farewell: Handsome, outstanding judge with outstanding qualities, says CJI-designate J S Khehar

The outgoing CJI TS Thakur’s farewell was packed to the brim, with Supreme Court judges and advocates flocking to the venue since 4 PM this evening. Gaurav Bhatia, Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association referred

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Outgoing CJI TS Thakur’s farewell: BCCI made accountable, by CJI Thakur, says Ajit Kumar Sinha, Vice President, SCBA

At the grand farewell for the outgoing CJI TS Thakur, many eminent persons from the legal fraternity spoke and shared their memorable moments and insights about the former.

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Outgoing CJI TS Thakur’s farewell: Entry tax judgment cleared thousands of cases across various High Courts, says Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

What a grand farewell it was for the outgoing CJI TS Thakur at Supreme Court this evening! The beautifully decorated pandal which could seat hundreds of advocates swelled to the brim and it was packed with increasing number o

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Sasikala era begins in Tamil Nadu? Not really – these 5 questions need to be tackled first!

Since Jayalalithaa's death, there has been only one major question that the political parties and the people of Tamil Nadu have been asking themselves and yes, it is a heart-wrenching question for them - "Who will step into A

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Supreme Court News: Justice Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing a petition seeking appointment of Justice Chelameswar as next CJI

It was a packed gathering of advocates in Courtroom no 5 this morning. At the outset, Justice Gogoi indicated that he is recusing from hearing Item no 57, which was a writ petition seeking Union of India (Centre) to consider

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Demonetisation case in Supreme Court: No cash is no excuse, argues Kapil Sibal against Centre

As the Supreme Court is set to close for its Winter vacations tomorrow, the demonetisation case came up before the bench of the Chief Justice of India today.

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Demonetisation case in Supreme Court: Co-operative banks will be allowed to deposit old currency notes subject to conditions, says Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

It was yet another action-packed day at the Supreme Court this afternoon, where a transfer petition that had been filed by the Centre on demonetisation along with other related petitions came up in Supreme Court.

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ISIS a classic example of ideology being spread through terror, women and children used as human shields: Supreme Court Judge Madan B.Lokur

Can you imagine our world without the threat of wars, armed rebellions, and terrorism? What a safe and peaceful world this would be, right?

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80% of all casualities in armed conflicts are civilians, not soldiers: Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur

Justice Madan B Lokur, a known scholar and a Supreme Court Judge, pointed out the existence of some apparent legal anomalies in defining armed conflicts, the nuances of which the learned Judge examined in the context of curre

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Human Rights Day 2016: India has a great tradition of peace, says Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman, International Women’s Peace Group

Worldwide, December 10th is honored as Human Rights Day and increasingly, it is being taken up seriously and not as a mere formality. You only have to open the morning newspaper or the TV news channels to understand how crime

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Human Rights Day 2016: We must achieve the cessation of war through international law: Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman, International

Year after year, Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December across the world. Marking this occasion with a special theme on the role of women in world peace, the Confederation of Indian Bar...

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Meet the real life scholars-turned-Judges: Justice Rohinton Nariman and Justice BN Srikrishna on the importance of Truth

It is a rare book launch where the author, who has written a book on Zoroastrian religion, is a Supreme Court Judge, was hailed as one of the most brilliant lawyers in the country while he was a lawyer and more interestingly,

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Justice Rohinton Nariman’s Book Launch: Five Reasons by Mrs Nariman that perfectly explain why Parsis are a Tiny Community of Super Achievers

For most of us, Sunday mornings are meant for waking up at a leisurely pace. But this Sunday morning, a very unusual sight would have caught most Delhiites by surprise if they had ventured out to the India International Centr

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Chief Justice of India TS Thakur hails Parsi community, explains why Justice Rohinton Nariman studied the Bhagawad Gita

It is a rare occasion to hear the Chief Justice of India talk about the need to integrate a spirit of oneness among religions and cite the Bhagawad Gita at a function which celebrates a book release on the Zoroastrian religio

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