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Service of notice by WhatsApp recognised as valid by Bombay HC

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] Giving cognizance to modern communication technologies, in a hard hitting Order, the hon’ble Bombay High Court has recently accepted communication through Whatsapp to be a valid "service of notice". The following are the relevant excerpts from the Order: FACTS: The Plaintiffs obtained addresses of the Defendant from the Central Board [...]

High Court Shocked At Loot Of Taxpayers Funds By Corrupt Babus. Calls For Non-Cooperation Movement By Taxpayers To Eradicate "Hydra Headed Monster" Of Corruption

[Source: itatonline.org] Hon’ble Justice A. B. Chaudhari of the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has passed severe strictures against the Government for turning a blind eye to the rampant corruption in the Country. The learned Judge lamented that “It shocks one and all as to the manner in which the taxpayers’ money is [...]

Cabinet nod for real estate Bill paving the path for a regulator for the real estate sector

Cabinet nod for real estate Bill paving the path for a regulator for the real estate sector

Business Email Etiquette Crash Course – 5 Basic Rules

Don’t let the speed and ease of sending e-mail blind you. Try & cultivate the following 5 basic email etiquettes: 1. Clear, concise, to the point & meaningful Subject-Line: Respect the recipient’s time. Don’t expect him/her to work to figure out why you’re writing. Unclear e-mails risk being ignored. 2. Summarize long discussions: Scrolling through [...]

India’s Top Lawyers & their formula for success (.. and the fees they charge!)

Author: Vellalapatti Swaminathan Iyer The best way to learn law is to see the great masters at work. The way they study the facts, analyze the law and make their presentation to the Court can teach you more than you can ever hope to learn in a classroom. And the fees they charge can inspire [...]

The Unimportance of Practically Everything

[Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR Blog Network); Author: Greg McKeown] Greg McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. He was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Greg did his graduate work at Stanford. A friend of mine is the Executive [...]

Key OECD Recommendations

OECD has issued a report outlining the key recommendations that are critical to India’s long-term economic performance and social development. Glimpse of these recommendations are presented herein below: 1) Implement a revised Direct Tax Code which streamlines collection and reduces the overall burden of direct taxes. 2) Strengthen the independence of the Lokpal/Ombudsman mechanism. 3) [...]

Supreme Court: Stamp Duty on power of attorney given to unrelated person is constitutionally valid

In a recent decision in case of State of M.P. Vs Rakesh Kohli, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Levy of Stamp Duty at the rate of 2% of value of property transferred by power of attorney (POA). The impugned law passed by the Madhya Pradesh State Legislature provides that POA given [...]

How To Complain Against Corruption: CVC Circular

How to lodge Whistle Blower complaints under Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer (PIDPI) Resolution – Public Notice.

Profitable discoms power Gujarat ahead

At a time when most parts of the country are facing power shortages and debt-laden state electricity boards and distribution companies (discoms) are seeking another bailout from the Centre, power sector entities in Gujarat are a study in contrast. All of Gujarat’s four state-owned discoms – Uttar Gujarat Vij Company, Madhya Gujarat Vij Company, Dakshin [...]