01-11-2017

>>Supreme Court has issued guidelines on fixation of future prospects for deciding compensation in motor accident claims. The Court observed that S. 168 of Act deals with concept of “just compensation” and the same has to be determined on foundation of fairness, reasonableness and equitability.

>>Supreme Court has said that jail officials must be made part of Undertrial Review Committees (UTRCs) in the states and a standard operating procedure in this regard should be put in place.

>>Supreme Court has sought to know the rate of conviction of politicians in criminal cases and asked whether its direction to complete trial against them within a year was being effectively implemented.

>>Delhi High Court has said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cannot be allowed to use the judiciary for a “roving and fishing enquiry” as it dismissed his plea to summon the minutes of meetings of cricket body DDCA between 1999-2014 in a defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

>>Delhi High Court has set aside election of Praful Patel as All India Football Federation (AIFF) president while ordering fresh elections within five months.

>>Gauhati High Court has observed that branding of a man or a woman as a witch and then resorting to witch hunting is the most dehumanising act and is one of the worst forms of human rights violations.

>>Central Government has declared that due date for tax audit and return filing under the provisions of Income Tax Act is extended to November 7th. Earlier, the due date was October 31st.

>>Madras High Court has permitted a Petitioner to file her income tax returns manually without quoting Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment ID.

>>Madras High Court has held that the case study, though can be a reason for Revision Notice, cannot be the sole basis for completing assessment for the purpose of Tamil Nadu Value Added Tax Act.

>>Madras High Court, while releasing the goods detained by Commercial department, has held that genuineness of a consignment cannot be suspected merely because the commercial invoice contains wrong address of the notified party.

>>Allahabad High Court has held that Writ Court cannot revise order passed in Revision under Section 11 of the U.P Sales Tax Act, 1948.

>>Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said that 5% GST is applicable on Cut pieces of Fabrics under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime .

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