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Foreign investment and the Indian media and entertainment industry

India - June 30 2016 With more than 600 television channels, 100 million pay TV households, 70,000 newspapers and 1,000 films produced annually, India's vibrant media and

Supreme Court rules proof of demand essential for convictions under Prevention of Corruption Act

India - June 20 2016 The Prevention of Corruption Act 1988(1) is the main anti-corruption legislation in India. It addresses bribery and corruption offences committed by

Constitutional law: recent Supreme Court cases

India - January 30 2018 In 2017 the Supreme Court delivered several significant judgments which have far-reaching importance in the field of constitutional law. This update

Supreme Court rules on prior approval for prosecution of public servants

India - October 17 2016 In its recent judgment in L Narayana Swamy v State of Karnataka (2016(8) SCALE 560), the Supreme Court upheld the view that further investigation of

Supreme Court expands definition of 'public servant' under Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

India - August 8 2016 In the recent Supreme Court case of Central Bureau of Investigation v Ramesh Gelli the managing director and chair of a private banking company

Reducing minimum period of unemployment to withdraw provident fund accumulations

India - August 22 2018 The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation recently approved a proposal to permit provident fund members to withdraw

Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill 2017: step towards new jurisprudence

India - June 19 2018 In order to keep pace with rapid economic growth, the Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill 2017 proposes to introduce provisions to facilitate the

Code on Wages soon to be introduced

India - March 28 2018 The new Code on Wages 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 10 2017 and is currently pending approval. The code seeks to integrate, amend and

Supreme Court issues two important consumer law judgments

India - March 13 2018 The Supreme Court recently issued two judgments regarding consumer law. In the first, the Supreme Court held that the courts should take a pragmatic

Contract law: three most important Supreme Court judgments

India - March 6 2018 In Nabha Power Limited (NPL) v Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)(1) the Supreme Court considered the interpretation of a power purchase