The Companies Act 2013

The Companies Act, 2013 passed by the Parliament has received the assent of the President of India on 29th August, 2013. The Act consolidates and amends the law relating to companies. The Companies Act, 2013 has been notified in the …

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Condonation of Cruelty

  Before seeking reliefs from the Court it is extremely important to know what are the boundaries within which you can claim the reliefs.   Very recently, a man lost his case for Divorce because the Court held that he …

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The Rights of a Hindu Widow

The rights of women have come a long way today since the age when a woman was looked after by her father during her childhood, by her husband when she got married and by her son after she was widowed! …

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The Indian National Flag – Do’s and Dont’s

The Indian National Flag is a Symbol of our Nation’s Sovereignty and National Pride. It represents the hopes and dreams of the Citizens of India. Disrespecting and Insulting the National Flag is an offence which is punishable under the Prevention of …

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Phoenix

The first thought that hit me when I saw Sheela for the very first time was that this woman seems to have gone through hell!  Her hair was uncombed, clothes were crumpled and she was trying to hide a burnt …

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How Do I Register My Vehicle?

Vehicle Registration involves the recording of a motor vehicle in the official records after due verification. Vehicle Registration is mandatory under the law and is essential to prove the ownership of a vehicle. It is also required during the sale …

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How to Get a Caste Certificate?

A Caste Certificate is issued to people of various caste categories like OBC, BC, NT, SC, VJ and ST etc. This certificate allows the holder to receive numerous benefits from the Government like jobs and job promotions in Government Organizations, …

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How to Get a Domicile Certificate?

A Domicile Certificate proves that an individual is a resident of a particular state or union territory. If you are a resident of Maharashtra, a domicile certificate will help you get preference in the case of admission in Pharmacy, Medical …

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How to get a Senior Citizen Certificate?

The Government of India provides several facilities for citizens above the age of 60 years. The senior citizen certificate allows citizens to receive numerous benefits like discounts in Railways, Airlines, Bank interest rates and other benefits. For more information on …

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Wills and Nominations – A Detailed Guide

We all know how to create wealth and how to manage wealth. In this article we learn how to distribute wealth! We are born, therefore death is certain. So beforeour death we can predetermine the disposal of our wealth by …

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Laws Regarding Senior Citizens

  Under the Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens Act, 2007(“Act”), some relevant Parts and Sections dealing with various areas of concern to Senior Citizens are provided below.   Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens: Section 4. Maintenance of Parents …

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Nomination in a Co-operative Society

  A member or shareholder in a Cooperative Society is entitled to nominate a person or persons to whom the shares should be transferred by the Society after the demise of the member.   The concept of nomination is to …

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How to Petition for Divorce in the Family Court

  It is very important for the Applicant to know under which Act he/she is applying to the Court.   If you are married under your personal law you have to apply under your personal law, however if you are married under your personal …

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Domestic Violence

  The newly added Section 498A to the Indian Penal Code  was a saviour of married women who were exposed to cruelty and  dowry demands from the husband and his relatives.  However there were thousands of women who did not fall within the ambit …

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Wills – Legal Aspects

  Every person who has a right in moveable and immoveable property has a right to dispose of the same during his life time.  However Will is a concept by which that right is exercised, by the owner of that …

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What is a Public Interest Litigation (PIL)?

  PIL is a concept devised by the Supreme Court as means of redressal of grievances of person or group of persons, who are not in a position to approach the Court because of any disability such as poverty, illiteracy …

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Filing an RTI Application – A Detailed Guide

The Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, has given the Citizens of India perhaps their most potent weapon in their quest for good governance. This Act ensures that through the process of submitting a Right to Information (RTI) application, any …

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Escalating an RTI Application – A Detailed Guide

The Right to Information Act (2005) has given ordinary citizens a right to access information from the Government on virtually all areas at the Central, State, and Local levels. Under this act, the Public Authorities are compelled to give information …

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The RTI Act and You

“Information is the currency of democracy” quoted Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America. This means that democracy cannot survive if the citizens of a country are uninformed. Informed citizens are both more likely to be …

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