Amendments to Wakf Properties Lease Rules, 2014

By Priyanka Shingare and Varsha G. Subramanian Introduction The Wakf Properties Lease Rules, 2014 (“Rules) have been recently amended vide notification dated 26 August 2015 (“Amendment Rules”). The Concept of Waqf The concept of Waqf

Sodexo SVC India Pvt. Ltd. v. State of Maharashtra & Ors. – Taxation of meal vouchers

By Sri Vidya and J. Mandakini Introduction The Pune Municipal Corporation levied a 2% Octroi on meal vouchers printed by Sodexo SVC India Private Limited (“Sodexo”), treating them as “goods”. The meal vouchers are issued

SC verdict : VAT on mobile charger higher than mobile handset

By Ashish Kumar Gill The Supreme Court, in State of Punjab & Ors Vs. Nokia India Pvt. Ltd.[1] has held that “a mobile phone battery charger is an accessory to a phone and not a part of

Recent developments in the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

By Himanshi Parekh and Abdullah Qureshi M/s. Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Inderpal Singh The Supreme Court in the case of M/s. Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Inderpal Singh[1] has held that pursuant to Sections

Salient features of draft National Civil Aviation Policy, 2015

By Varsha G. Subramanian Introduction The Ministry of Civil Aviation (“MCA”) has introduced a revised draft of National Civil Aviation Policy, 2015 (“New Policy”), in order to promote the growth of Indian civil aviation sector. The

Compact Disc – Valid evidence in the Courts

By Himanshi Parekh and Varsha G Subramanian Introduction: The Supreme Court, in the case of Shamsher Singh v. State of Haryana[1], has considered the admissibility of a compact disc (“CD”) as evidence in the court

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