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January 2014

The Punjab and Haryana High Court have directed the Punjab and Haryana Governments to ensure that no liquor vends are operated on national and State highways passing through the States, by framing a new excise policy.  

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on whether guidelines can be framed directing corporates to donate a portion of their profits towards social welfare, including healthcare of needy and terminally-ill patients, under the Companies Act 2013.

The Supreme Court of India has  reserved its verdict on the pleas seeking fresh interpretation of the term 'juvenile' in the statute and leaving it to the criminal court, instead of Juvenile Justice Board, to determine the juvenility of an

The February 1, 2013 notification had told states that mining activities in forest areas should be stopped if the lease holder failed to obtain clearances under FCA and EPA within two years of commencing mining operations.

The Supreme Court of India has stayed a ministry of environment and forests notification permitting mining in forest areas for two years without clearances under the  Forest Conservation Act and Environment Protection Act.  

The Supreme Court of India has said that Indian courts have the jurisdiction to restrain foreign arbitration cases from going ahead. It has however permitted a dispute over the Board of Control for Cricket in India's media rights between World

Corporate Affairs Ministry of India  has asked its regional directors to seek the views of Income Tax Department before presenting the government stand to courts in cases related to amalgamation or arrangements of companies. The ministry has said that the

The Punjab and Haryana High Court have  directed the Haryana Govt. not to issue any change of land use (CLU) licence to developers to build colonies in Gurgaon and the NCR till the State Government get approval for its sub-regional

As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes , in India , the procedure for PAN allotment will undergo a change w.e.f. 03.02.2014, where every PAN applicant will have to submit self-attested copies of Proof of Identity, Proof of Address

The Mumbai High Court has ruled that the employees have no right to demand overtime work, which is necessitated by exigencies and added that the employer has a right to withdraw the overtime work unilaterally and such action on his