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Telecom Industry Dynamics: The Role Of Intellectual Property Rights

The interplay between Intellectual Property Rights (“IPRs”) and the telecommunications sector is a critical driver of industry growth, innovation, and competitiveness. Effective management of IPR is essential for fostering innovation, enhancing competition, and ensuring the sustained development and…
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Investing In Indian Real Estate 

Purchasing property in India represents a pivotal moment with the potential to transform an individual’s life. Whether as a first-time buyer, seasoned investor, or someone seeking to establish a presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, this decision carries immense significance. The vibrant and expansive Indian property…
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Analyzing Sentencing Trends In India’s Legal Framework

One of the essential roles of criminal justice administration is to punish offenders and ensure their appropriate treatment. Penal statutes outline the penalties for offenses while granting courts the discretion to determine the severity of the sentence for each offender. In India, the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (“IPC”), previously governed…
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SEBI’S Approach To Non-Convertible Securities Disclosure

In a significant step to enhance the ease of doing business, Securities Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) is planning to introduce measures to simplify disclosure requirements for Non-Convertible Securities (“NCS”) issuance. These measures, will eliminate the need to disclose the PAN …
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Breaking Jurisdictional Barriers: Kerala High Court’s Pioneering Guidelines For Cross-Jurisdictional Police Investigations

In today’s digital age, where crimes easily cross geographical boundaries, the issue of jurisdiction in law enforcement has become increasingly complex. Recently, in Noel Joseph v. State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court took a significant step in addressing this challenge by establishing…
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Aadhaar Card: What NRIs Need To Know

Living abroad as a Non-Resident Indian (“NRI”) often involves navigating numerous financial and administrative processes. A key tool that has significantly simplified these procedures for NRIs is the Aadhaar card. In an era of digitization and seamless connectivity, the Aadhaar card….
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Supreme Court Upholds Labourer’s Rights In Protected Legal Battle

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India has delivered a resounding message against frivolous litigation and the mistreatment of underprivileged individuals. The case, The State of Rajasthan v. Gopal Bijawat, involved a poor labourer who endured over two…
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Ensuring Justice Knows No Boundaries: Kerala High Court’s Guidelines For Cross-Jurisdictional Police Investigations

In a digital age where crimes transcend geographical boundaries with ease, the issue of jurisdiction in law enforcement becomes increasingly complex. Recently, the Kerala High Court in Noel Joseph v State of Kerala took a significant step in addressing this challenge…
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Indian Journalist Visa

An Indian Journalist Visa is designed for foreign professionals engaged in journalism, photography, documentary filmmaking, or working in audio-visual news production. This includes representatives of radio and television organizations, travel writers, and…
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Protecting Marital Rights: The Imperative For Compulsory Registration Of NRI Marriages

In the intricate tapestry of India’s legal landscape, the institution of marriage holds profound significance, not only culturally and socially but also legally. However, amidst the rich diversity of marital unions, there lurks a troubling trend in the rise of fraudulent…
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The Sony-Zee Merger Saga: A Complex Knot With Unravelling Threads

In September 2021, the Indian media landscape buzzed with anticipation as Sony Pictures Networks India (“SPNI”) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (“ZEEL”) announced a potential $10 billion merger. This union promised to create a media behemoth,…
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A Deep Dive Into The Electoral Bond Judgment: Transparency, Democracy, And The Future Of Political Funding In India

On February 15, 2024, the Supreme Court of India unanimously declared the Electoral Bond Scheme (“EBS”) unconstitutional, marking a monumental shift in India’s political landscape. This blog delves into the multifaceted dimensions of this landmark judgment,…
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High Court’s Power To Review Offences Post Charge Sheet In FIR Quashing Petitions

The High Court is not prohibited from exercising its inherent jurisdiction and could still determine whether or not the crimes claimed to have been committed were made out in the first place based on the First Information Report (“FIR”), charge sheet, and other documents…
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Right To Adopt VS. Child Welfare: Unpacking The Delhi HC Judgment On Parental Eligibility

The recent judgment by the Delhi High Court in Debarati Nandee v Union of India & Anr + Connected matters on the adoption of children has sparked debate and introspection. The court ruled that “the right to adopt is not a fundamental right” and upheld regulations…
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RBI Doubles Down: Capital Hike For SFBS – Boon Or Bane For Financial Inclusion?

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) sent ripples through the financial sector with a seemingly simple announcement: doubling the minimum capital requirement for Small Finance Banks (“SFBs”) from Rs 100 crore to Rs 200 crore. But beneath this seemingly…
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Odisha’s Red Ant Chutney Gets A Geographical Indication Tag

Odisha’s culinary landscape just received a remarkable addition with the recognition of its traditional Kai chutney, made with red weaver ants, earning the prestigious Geographical Indication (“GI”) status. This unique delicacy boasts distinct flavours,…
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Upholding Women’s Maternity Rights

In a transformative legal pronouncement, the Himachal Pradesh High Court in the case The Secretary, Managing Committee of Loreto Convent Tara Hall School Vs Sharu Gupta and others has recently illuminated the imperative of safeguarding women’s…
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Privacy and Security Measures in The Telecommunication Act 2023

As of July 2022, India, the world’s second-largest telecommunications market with an 85.11% teledensity, actively engages in the 5G race, advancing the Digital India initiative. The Telecommunication Act 2023, enacted in December 2023, is a pivotal step,…
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IBC Resolved A Record Of 273 Stressed Cases In 2023

In a landmark achievement, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (“IBC”) demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2023, successfully resolving a record-breaking 273 stressed cases. This notable milestone marks a robust upward trajectory, surpassing…
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Prolonged Separation From Spouse Without Cause Itself Cruelty Under Hindu Marriage Act

The Allahabad High Court’s recent affirmation of a divorce decree highlights the complexities of marital relationships and the legal considerations surrounding them. In the case of Charu Chug Alias Charu Arora vs. Madhukar Chugh, a married couple,…
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‘Saptapadi’ Essential For Validity Of Hindu Marriages

According to the Madhya Pradesh High Court, in Hindu law, a marriage is not considered a contract and cannot be considered legally binding until “Saptapadi” is performed. This statement was made by the Madhya Pradesh High Court in response to a…
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The Right To Reside And Settle In India Cannot Be Claimed By Foreigners

According to the Delhi High Court, foreigners’ fundamental rights are restricted to the protection of their life and liberty under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, and they cannot claim the right to live and settle in India. “We may also note that a foreign national…
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Children From Void Marriage Can’t Be Denied Share In Their Parent’s Property

In the complex landscape of family law, the issue of property inheritance for children born out of void marriages has been a subject of legal scrutiny and debate. A void marriage is deemed null and void from the beginning, lacking legal validity. Despite the legal nullity…
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Jharkhand High Court Upholds Woman’s Duty To Serve Mother-In-Law

At the core of this legal saga lies the recognised traditional duty of Indian women to care for elderly in-laws, as astutely noted by the Jharkhand High Court in the case Rudra Narayan Ray v. Piyali Ray Chatterjee. The court, in its sagacious judgment, not only…
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Supreme Court Advocates Enhanced Compensation Awareness In Hit & Run Cases

The Supreme Court has recently issued important guidelines in S Rajaseekaran v. Union of India and others , to guarantee that victims of hit-and-run accidents are aware of the Compensation of Victims of Hit and Run Motor Accidents Scheme, 2022. In particular, the court focused…
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The Telecommunication Act 2023: Promoting Competition And Innovation

The Telecommunication Act 2023 has been approved by Parliament to update and organize the rules for telecommunications. The main goals are to encourage competition and innovation in the field. This new law will replace the old Indian Telegraph Act…
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Exploring The Role Of Telecommunication Companies In The Digital Age

The Telecommunications Act of 2023, recently passed by the parliament, is deemed by many as exceptionally stringent legislation. It mandates government oversight over all forms of communication, whether transmitted, emitted, or received via wired,…
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Indian Employment Visa

An Employment Visa is conferred upon individuals intending to relocate to India for employment, particularly those joining multinational corporations to fulfill roles within their Indian branches. This visa is also extended to professionals overseeing projects or…
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Regulatory Compliance for Auto Dealerships

Auto dealerships play a crucial role in the automotive industry, offering consumers the chance to buy vehicles and contributing to economic growth. However, for these businesses to run smoothly and protect both customers and dealerships, it’s vital to follow…
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Indian Student Visa

A Student visa is granted to individuals providing evidence of admission to a full-time course in a recognized educational institution in India. This encompasses various categories, including school education, higher education, provisional student visas…
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Indian Tourist Visa