The year 2020 began with a momentous decision in Indian Defence history.  The Department of Military Affairs was set up and the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) created. General Bipin Rawat assumed office of CDS on 1st January 2020. The CDS is made Principal Military Advisor to the Raksha Mantri on all Tri-Services matters.

Section 394 Cr.P.C. reads as follows : “394. Abatement of appeals. – (1) Every appeal under Section 377 or Section 378 shall finally abate on the death of the accused. (2) Every other appeal under this Chapter (except an appeal from a sentence of fine) shall finally abate on the death of the appellant : Provided that where the appeal […]

The appellant was convicted under S. 302 of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced to imprisonment for life by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. He was granted special leave to appeal by this Court. During the pendency of this appeal the appellant died on August 30, 1963. After his death his sons and daughters applied to this Court on October 5, 1963 for permission to continue to prosecute the appeal. Their petition is all that we are concerned with at the present moment.

Possession of Gold by Public Religious Institutions under Gold (Control) Act 1968   “Gold” means gold, including its alloy (whether virgin, melted or re-melted, wrought or unwroght), in any shape or form, or a purity or not less than nine carats and includes primary gold, article and ornament; “Ornament” means a thing, in a finished form, meant for personal adornment […]

hotel includes a building or part of a building where residential accommodation is, by way of business, provided for a monetary consideration; “room charges” means the charges for a unit of residential accommodation in a hotel and includes the charges for;–
(a) furniture, air-conditioner, refrigerator, radio, music, telephone, television, and

The Central GST Delhi West Commissionerate has unearthed evasion of GST by way of manufacture and clandestine supply of gutkha/pan masala/tobacco products without any registration and payment of duty. On basis of the search at the premise of manufacture, it was found that illegal manufacturing of Gutkha/pan masala/tobacco product was going on, evidenced by a godown, machines, raw materials and manufactured products at the premises. Around 65 labourers were found working at the illegal factory.

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