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Company includes partnership firm | Section 141 | Negotiable Instruments Act

G Ramesh Vs Kanike Harish Kumar Ujwal & Anr. (Supreme Court of India)

G Ramesh Vs Kanike Harish Kumar Ujwal & Anr. (Supreme Court of India) In terms of the explanation to Section 141, the expression ‘company’ has been defined to mean any body corporate and to include a firm or other association of Sub-section (1) of Section 141 postulates that where an offence is committed under Section [&he...

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Negotiable Instrument Act covers not only debt but also covers Later Liability

Madan Tiwari Vs Yashwant Kumar Sahu (Chhattisgarh High Court)

Madan Tiwari Vs State of Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh High Court) Purport of the special law under the Negotiable Instruments Act is to ensure that the promise to pay is abided by the person so promising. The provision under Section 139 of the NI Act is that it shall be presumed that the holder of a cheque […]...

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Workmen dues cannot be a part of liquidation estate assets: NCLT

Alchemist Asset Reconstruction Co. Ltd. Vs. Moser Baer India Limited (NCLT Delhi, Principal Bench)

Alchemist Asset Reconstruction Co. Ltd. Vs. Moser Baer India Limited (NCLT Delhi, Principal Bench) Under Section 36(4) (a) (III), the expression ‘liquidation estate’ has been defined and it is clarified that all sums due to any workman or employee from the provident fund, pension fund and gratuity fund, were not to constitute ...

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Death-cum-retirement gratuity not payable until conclusion of departmental enquiry or judicial proceedings pending

Shivagopal Vs State of U.P (Allahabad High Court)

Shivagopal Vs State of U.P (Allahabad High Court) (i) A government employee is not entitled to death cum retiral gratuity unless the conclusion of the departmental proceedings or the enquiry by the Administrative Tribunal or judicial proceedings which includes both civil and criminal. (ii) The law as laid down in Jai Prakash (Supra) is th...

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Rule of Merit cannot be compromised & obstructed by unreasonable time schedule for admission.

Rajiv Pratap Singh Vs Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (Chhattisgarh High Court)

Rajiv Pratap Singh Vs Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (Chhattisgarh High Court) The Supreme Court in case of Asha v. Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences and others (supra) has held that if the rule of merit is defeated by inefficiency, inaccuracy or improper method of admission, then it can be interfered and otherwise it would [&h...

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Tax reference can be filed in Hindi accompanied with authentic English version

Krishna Yadav VS. The State Of Bihar (Patna High Court)

A petition under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India or a tax reference can be filed in Hindi but it will have to be accompanied by an English version as well which shall be the authentic version of the petition for all legal purposes so long as the Notification dated 9th of May 1972 stands. ...

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Laying of underground cable by mobile service provider is exigible to property tax

M/s Bharti Airtel Limited Vs State Of Chhattisgarh (Chhatisgarh High Court)

Laying of underground cable by the mobile service provider is exigible to property tax being a levy for use of land for laying of cable and not on cable itself. ...

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Section 143A is effective prospectively & s. 148 is effective retrospectively to pending cases

M/s. Ginni Garments and anr. Vs M/s Sethi Garments (Punjab & Haryana High Court)

If the provisions are substantive in nature then the same cannot be applied Retrospectively to the pending cases. However, if the provisions are procedural in nature then the same has to be applied to all the cases, including the one pending before the Court....

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Financial assistance for property purchase cannot be sole factor to hold transaction as benami

Smt. P. Leelavathi (D) by LRs Vs V. Shankarnarayana Rao (D) by LRs (Supreme Court of India)

Properties were purchased by the defendant with some financial assistance from his father, however, the same cannot be sole determinative factor to hold the transaction as benami in nature.The plaintiff has miserably failed to establish and prove the intention of the father to purchase properties for and on behalf of the family, which wer...

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SC explains legal effect of dismissal of a SLP by a speaking/ non-speaking order

Khoday Distilleries Ltd. Vs Sri Mahadeshwara Sahakara Sakkare Karkhane Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

The doctrine of merger is not a doctrine of universal or unlimited application. It will depend on the nature of jurisdiction exercised by the superior forum and the content or subject-matter of challenge laid or capable of being laid shall be determinative of the applicability of merger. The superior jurisdiction should be capable of reve...

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