PIL filed in SC, seeking action against political parties promising ‘irrational’ freebies from public funds

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court which seeks directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to either de-register any political party or seize the election symbol of any political party that promises or distributes ‘irrational freebies’ from public funds before the elections, citing the declaration of political parties

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Larger Bench of Calcutta HC to examine the application of an anticipatory bail by a juvenile

The Calcutta High Court, while hearing an application for anticipatory bail by 4 minors who were accused of wrongful restraint, causing grievous hurt, attempt to murder, and murder, referred the issue regarding the maintainability of an application by a juvenile for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code to a larger bench.

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Global graft enforcement to rise to revive anti-corruption efforts

Global graft enforcement to rise to revive anti-corruption efforts According to Hogan Lovells, compliance burdens around ESG issues likely to be higher Following regulatory efforts stalling amid the Coronavirus epidemic, Hogan Lovells predicts the enforcement and prosecution of anti-bribery and corruption crimes are anticipated to increase worldwide in 2022. The annual Global Bribery and Corruption

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MSME extends the date of validation

MSME extends the date of validation The ministry had earlier issued amendments in its notification of last year The Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has notified the extension of the date of validation of existing registered enterprises under MSME till March 31, 2022. In exercise of the powers conferred by the sections

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Delhi High Court rejects appeal on ITR

Delhi High Court rejects appeal on ITR The assessing officer makes valuations to protect the interests of the revenue In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court’s division bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice Talwant Singh dismissed a bunch of appeals against the deletion of addition towards share capital/share premium, bogus purchases and deposits

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EU data supervisor seeks restrictions on political advertising

EU data supervisor seeks restrictions on political advertising The new rule complements the General Data Protection Regulation European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski has sought additional restrictions on political advertising to be included in a group of new legislation adopted by the European Commission. The legislation was the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European

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Baker McKenzie partners with MaxVal

Baker McKenzie partners with MaxVal This deal is part of the company’s Reinvent innovation strategy, follows 2021’s partnership with Spark Beyond With the help of tech company MaxVal, Baker McKenzie is creating an IP management solution tailor-made for the firm’s brand management practice clients. Under the agreement, Bakers will harness the technology of MaxVal’s Symphony

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