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MCA proposes decriminalisation of compoundable offences under LLP Act

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has proposed to decriminalise certain compoundable offences under the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Act. These offences include minor, procedural or technical violations. This is to enhance ease of doing business in India to law abiding LLPs. The ministry listed 20 sections of the LLP Act in a public draft ..

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Rules to issue Domicile Certificate in Jammu and Kashmir issued

On May 18, 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration issued rules to provide domicile certificates. The “J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) rules 2020” has been provided through an amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. Highlights The rules have included extraordinary penalty of Rs 50,000 to the competitive ..

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What is “Collective Conscience” invoked by Indian Courts in Death Penalty cases?

Project 39A was conducted by a team of National Law University, Delhi. According to the project, the Indian Courts invoke “Collective Conscience” of the society in most of the death penalty cases. Project details The study chose three states and Union Territories namely Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra. These states were chosen as they ranked ..

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Supreme Court strikes down amended Finance Act rules

On 13 Nov, the Supreme Court struck down rules in the amended Finance Act 2017 on tribunals and directed the government to reformulate fresh norms with respect to appointment of tribunal members.  The apex court directed that appointment in tribunals should be in accordance with respective statutes. The apex court’s decision was based on a ..

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West Bengal government to construct ‘Safe Houses’for foreign ex-convicts in jail

The West Bengal Government has decided to construct two Safe Houses for foreign prisoners, whose period of punishment have been completed and waiting for extradition . These houseswill come up at Bongaon and New Town in North 24 Paraganas District for stayingof foreign prisoners after completion of punishments in Indian jails. Accordingto National Crime Records Bureau ..

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