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Is Weed or Marijuana Legal in India?

Is Weed or Marijuana Legal in India?

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, Section 20: This particular Section includes the production, sale or purchase of, or the transportation, interstate import or export or any other commercial activity of cannabis which is considered punishable,The Punishment to this varies and depends upon the quantity of the specific drug that is held and the small and commercial quantity of various drugs in India are the following:Heroin: fro... Read More

Post By Bhupender Tanwar

All you need to know about Gift Deed

All you need to know about Gift Deed

Do gift deeds qualify for any stamp duty exemptions?For blood relations or family members, certain states provide stamp duty exemptions while registering a gift deed. If you are a family member, for example, West Bengal simply charges a stamp duty of 0.5 percent of the property value. The stamp duty you must pay rises to 6% if you are not a family member. A family member who is a donee in Delhi does not get a stamp duty exemption. If the donee is... Read More

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What are the New Social Media Guidelines Implemented by the GOI?

What are the New Social Media Guidelines Implemented by the GOI?

Additional Due Diligence to be followed by social media :Appointment of Chief compliance officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules and act.Appointment of a Nodal Contact Person for the purpose of 24x7 coordination with law enforcement agencies.Appointment of a Resident Grievance Officer to perform the functions that is mentioned under the Grievance Redressal Mechanism. All officers must be a resident in India.Monthly ... Read More

Post By Advocate Shailendra Bhatnagar

What is Online Dispute Resolution?

What is Online Dispute Resolution?

In Europe, ODR mediation has gained a lot of prominence for resolving out-of-court disputes. The European Commission has provided a dedicated platform for resolving consumer disputes through online mediation. The European ODR mediation platform is established by the Commission to make online shopping safer and convenient by providing access to online dispute resolution tools. “For instance, in countries like Norway, Liechtenstein, or Iceland yo... Read More

Post By Advocate Karthik Raghavan

How can Litigants List their Cases Online?

How can Litigants List their Cases Online?

In case the Requested Matter is Declined: The counsel will receive an SMS on the mobile number submitted by them on the link informing them that the request has been declined. There will be an option to request the designated Hon'ble Judge for reconsideration by 3.00 PM on the same day itself.If Mentioning is Allowed: The counsel will receive an SMS informing the acceptance of the matter for urgent listing. A reference number and date of acceptan... Read More

Post By Adv. Kishan

Everything you should know about the Agriculture Bills, 2020

Everything you should know about the Agriculture Bills, 2020

What are the Features of the bills? The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020: This Bill replaces the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020.Trade of farmers’ produce: The bill permits inter-state trade of farmers’ produce outside: (i) the physical premises of market yards run by market committees formed under the state APMC Acts and (ii) other markets report... Read More

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Gambling and Casinos- Legal or Illegal in India?

Gambling and Casinos- Legal or Illegal in India?

The Public Gambling Act, 1867 ("Gambling Act") is the overall law administering gambling in India. Nonetheless, the state governing bodies, under the Constitution of India, have been depended with noteworthy administrative breathing space to frame state-explicit gambling laws. The Gambling Act is the central enactment which has been received by specific states in India and other states have enacted their own enactment to manage and oversee gaming... Read More

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Digital shift in legal proceedings

Digital shift in legal proceedings

The world has gone indoors for the past three months because of the continuing battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments across the world are on their toes trying to search out a long-term solution to the current public health crisis, while simultaneously trying to tackle humanitarian and economic crises. Judiciary, a key pillar of democracy, too has taken a hit and its functions are crippled. it's now that technology can play a key role ... Read More

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What is anti-defection law?

What is anti-defection law?

The Anti-defection law was enacted in 1985 to deal with this problem of political instability created by the elected legislators. For addressing the perceived problem of instability caused by democratically elected legislators in India's Parliamentary System of Government shifting allegiance from the parties they supported at the time of the election, or disobeying their parties' decisions at critical times such as during voting on an important r... Read More

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All you need to know about Maternity Benefit Act 1961

All you need to know about Maternity Benefit Act 1961

The term ‘Maternity’ means something which is natural and divine in nature. Still, there are vast varieties of problems which women have to face at the workplace at the time one thinks of embracing it. In an attempt to remove such problems and discrimination faced by women and to encourage gender parity in the country, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 was legislated by the Parliament on 12th December 1961. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 aims to ... Read More

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Contempt of Court - What does it mean and why is it in the news ?

Contempt of Court - What does it mean and why is it in the news ?

Maintenance of the rule of law is of immense importance for a democracy like ours. The Supreme Court as the protector of the constitution and the guarantor of the fundamental rights is endowed with the responsibility of doing complete justice and of proper maintenance of the judicial orders. The Supreme Court is also conferred with the status of being a court of record . Once a court is made a ‘Court of Record’ whose records are admitted to b... Read More

Post By Preeti Tanwar

Transparent taxation- Honoring the honest

Transparent taxation- Honoring the honest

In a move to change the way the taxes have been paid in the country, Prime Minister Modi launched ‘Transparent Taxation- Honouring The Honest’ platform on 13th August 2020. This aims towards bringing more transparency and simplification of the tax-paying regime by the honest taxpayers of the country by eliminating face to face interactions.The change in the tax procedure is welcomed as the numbers of the taxpayers in the country is significan... Read More

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Why do we Patent our invention?

Why do we Patent our invention?

Often we come across new inventions, the inventor of which is solely authorised to use such inventions to make money to the exception of others around the world. How do they do it? Why are others devoid of the use of such inventions? These queries are going to be dealt with here today. What is a PatentA Patent is an exclusive right given to the inventor of any product or process which is new and unique, carries some inventive steps and has indust... Read More

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Importance of Environmental Laws in Start-ups

Importance of Environmental Laws in Start-ups

There are some basic compliances which every company or an industrial unit has to follow such as compliances under Labor Law, Under Companies Act, Under Income Tax act, under GST act & also under the environmental laws. Knowledge of environmental laws is really necessary for the start-ups because these environmental laws contains certain policies & standards for how all the activities will be controlled & how the decisions regarding t... Read More

Post By Kunal Jain

Complete Guide on FIR

Complete Guide on FIR

FIR one of the most common terms used in law that has attained a common parlance today. At times, it is used to genuinely report commission of an offence, while at times it is used as a tool to subjugate with an ulterior motive. One of the harsh realities of an FIR is that it is a public record, and the person who is named as an accused not only loses repute but also is deemed to be an offender by the society, even though one of the canons of cri... Read More

Post By Advocate Srikaanth S. Iyyer

Analysis of Draft Competition Amendment Bill, 2020

Analysis of Draft Competition Amendment Bill, 2020

The aim of the market is to attract the customers to buy the goods and services. Different sellers all over the market want to rule over by encouraging the potential buyers to buy from them.  What is needed to stay in the business is to win the competition among their co-sellers and so as to get on track; the sellers tend to involve themselves in anti- competitive practices. In order to ensure the market face a proper competition and to safe... Read More

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What are the different Sexual Harassment Laws in India

What are the different Sexual Harassment Laws in India

Women have been subjugated, discriminated against, and systematically oppressed throughout history. From the women's voting movement in the 1800s to modern-day feminism, movements that branch in all the spheres of life have certainly changed the social, political, and economic position of women over the years. Violence and sexually predatory behavior are used by men to further oppress and marginalize women not just in the personal sphere, but als... Read More

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Difference between Legal Heirship and Succession Certificate

Difference between Legal Heirship and Succession Certificate

While both legal heirship certificate and succession certificate are procured in relation to identifying and authenticating the relationship of the person as the legal heir of the deceased, both of the certificates are distinct from one another and serve as to fulfil different purposes.1. Succession CertificateThe Indian Succession Act of 1925 defines a succession certificate as the certificate issued by a court to the legal heirs of a deceased t... Read More

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Rent  Deference During the Pandemic

Rent Deference During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted the nation to its most jarring standstill in a long time, and most governments and companies are still figuring out different ways to deal with the sudden halt of global supply chains. The lockdown has slowed down markets, factory operations and several businesses, affecting employment and source of income of many.Rental agreementsRental agreements in India are the most common types of agreements as India bei... Read More

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Guidelines from Government for the Landlord and Tenants during COVID-19 Lockdown

Guidelines from Government for the Landlord and Tenants during COVID-19 Lockdown

As we know that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the whole of the world is disturbed. If we talk about India, there are confirmed COVID-19 cases daily increasing. Due to the increasing cases, a lockdown of 21 days has been announced by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India. Due to this COVID-19 lockdown, many people such as workers, labourers, students, etc. are facing a problem. Thus state government and central government are urging Landlords... Read More

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All you need to know about Rental Agreement

All you need to know about Rental Agreement

What are Rental Agreements?Rental agreements are nothing but a lease agreement between the owner of the house i.e. landlord and the person who is taking the house on rent i.e. tenant. This agreement mainly determines the manner in which the legal relationship between the landlord and the tenant would exist for a fixed period of time.Typically, a rental agreement is prepared by anyone either by the landlord or the tenant. To consider the agree... Read More

Post By Adv. Shimpy Arman Sharma

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated around the world on 8th March, i.e. Sunday. Here the people will come together and focus on the improvement of women’s rights and gender equality in the world.This day carries a clear and special theme of women empowerment across the world, but the way it is celebrated varies from country to country.When did it all start?The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 in some Eur... Read More

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What are PIL and its procedure

What are PIL and its procedure

What is a PIL and how can it be filed?Many times, it has been observed that due to misguided government policies or the lack of rules and regulations, public interests are compromised to a great extent and violation of human rights, social injustice and corruption get a chance to establish their roots in our society.Society and its interests are of much importance and with Public Interest Litigation (PIL), it is possible to protect the interest o... Read More

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Legal Rights of the disabled

Legal Rights of the disabled

Equality in rights and dignity is a fundamental right. People with disabilities have one fundamental difficulty accomplishing things that others take for granted. Social stigma around disabilities is so strong in India that it is not just a health problem now but mostly mental reflecting the mindset of the society. To protect people with disabilities, the Government of India has laid down certain laws and regulations.Meaning of Disability:A disa... Read More

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Framework for Freedom

Framework for Freedom

National Law Day, also known as Samvidhan Diwas and Constitution Day, is celebrated on November 26 each year to pay tribute to the Constitution of India. Over the years, Indian law has seen many amendments and upliftments. We, as a nation, have been trying to make the legal system better and more advanced so that better justice is served to one and all.We take this opportunity to throw light on a few bills and reforms that have taken place in Ind... Read More

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Are laws in India gender-biased?

Are laws in India gender-biased?

Since time immemorial, it has been depicted in Indian mythologies, scriptures and reforms that women are lower in status than men. Men are usually perceived as powerful, strong and aggressive. Women are depicted as oppressed because of their social stature. But what we must not forget is that power, status, social norms and history is not static and keeps evolving with time as does the human mentality. The idea of men being victims of domestic ab... Read More

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Complete guide on prevention of cruelty to animals act

Complete guide on prevention of cruelty to animals act

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that animals bring out the best in us it can also be said that humans do not reciprocate the way they should. This is evident from the fact that every day thousands of voiceless animals are maimed, killed, harassed and even sold.But these practices are soon to be curbed as the law of the land not only recognizes but also protects the rights of these voiceless animals. A joint effort by animal protection groups inclu... Read More

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Essential Elements of a Legal Notice

Essential Elements of a Legal Notice

Essential Elements of a Notice: Legal Notice is described under section 80 of the Civil Procedure Code. According to section 80 of the Civil Procedure Code legal notice is mandatory before filing any suit or filing any case against any public officer or against Government. It did not say that in a private case legal notice is mandatory, in private cases lawyers prefer to send legal notice though it’s not compulsory in case of issues or matters ... Read More

Post By Advocate Osheen Chawla

What are our Fundamental Duties?

What are our Fundamental Duties?

This was a flawed perspective. There has long been a tradition in this country of doing one's job even if one's rights and privileges are somewhat ignored. Individual KARTAVYA, or the performance of one's responsibilities towards society, one's country, and one's parents, has been emphasised from the dawn of time. People should do their obligations without regard for their rights, according to both the Geeta and the Ramayana.Traditional duties ar... Read More

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