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Role of Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisition

Introduction Ever since the Indian Economy opened itself to the foreign market after the economic liberalization reforms of 1991, Mergers and Acquisitions have become a common phenomenon throughout India. In a highly competitive global environment, mergers and acquisitions have turned out to be one of the fastest strategic options for companies to gain competitive advantage. […]

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Custodial Interrogation in India

Custodial interrogation implies when an accused is in the custody of enforcement officials or police officers for interrogation. While in custody, several rights of the accused are on hold but some basic human and fundamental rights are nonetheless within his reach. The conditions for grant of custodial interrogation: (section 167 Cr.P.C.) Investigation not complete within […]

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West Bengal Government Compensation to People Dying of Natural Calamities Including Snake Bite

Update August 2014: Due to a recent Calcutta High Court ruling in Madhav Chandra Mondal v State of West Bengal and due to change in West Bengal State Disaster Management policy, compensation is now being granted to family members of persons who have died unnaturally by lightning strike. Do check this official website of West Bengal […]

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Format SLP (Special Leave Petition) Criminal

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION) SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRL.) NO.    ______    OF ______ (Under Article 136 of the Constitution of India) (WITH PRAYER FOR INTERIM RELIEF)                                        POSITION OF PARTIES                                        In the High Court         In this Court BETWEEN: ___________,                                   Appellant No.2                Petitioner Son of ________, Sunari, P.S.: Suneel, District Jhalawar […]

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Tax Clarifications For Your Multiple House Property Investments

Tax Clarifications For Your Multiple House Property Investments

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Status of the Coal Controller and its Functions vis-à-vis Coal Industry India

Coal Controller’s Organisation is a subordinate office under the administrative control of Department of Coal, Ministry of Coal, having its headquarters at Kolkata and five field offices located at Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bilaspur, Nagpur and Kothagudem with their jurisdiction as follows: Field Offices Jurisdiction Dhanbad Collieries under BCCL, TISCO (Jharia), IISCO, BECML, ICML, CML & PSEB […]

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Deconstructing the Right to Education Act, 2009 and Child-Labour in India

Today, with thriving population in India, there are millions of children living on the streets, unattended, uncared for and with practically no future at all. Under prevailing political, social and economic situation in India, there’s little doubt that the percentage of children living on the streets and working as bonded labourers would manifold increase with […]

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Validity and Legal Enforceability of Side Letters in India

Side Letters in India Side letters are commonly entered into by parties in commercial transactions. Side letters are ancillary to the main documents and parties generally enter into side letters to the main subject matter of the agreement. Side letters also help parties to finalize contingent terms that are yet to be decided or when […]

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Stamp Paper Validity

The basic purpose of Indian Stamp Act, 1899 is to raise revenue to Government. However, over a period of time, the stamped document has obtained so much value that a ‘stamped document’ is considered much more authentic and reliable than an un-stamped document. Power of Parliament in respect of stamp duty – Parliament can make […]