How to form a Society in India?

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Societies Registration Act, 1860 is a central act for registering not-for-profit organizations.  Almost all the states in India have adopted (with modifications, if any) the central Act for creating state level authorities for registering and supervising various types of not-for-profit entities. According to the act, any seven persons who subscribe to a Memorandum of Association… Read more »

Only we can decide Aruna’s future, hospital tells apex court

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Even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking mercy killing for Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, a nurse of the King Edwards Memorial Hospital in Mumbai who is in coma for the past 38 years after she was raped by a staff sweeper, the hospital asked the court to reject the… Read more »

Awareness needed for Delhi’s women: Dikshit

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Delhi’s women need to be made aware about their rights and the importance of their empowerment, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said here Saturday. “We need to make women aware about their powers, only then will they feel empowered. Awareness is more important than legal empowerment,” Dikshit said as she flagged off the ‘bell bajao’ campaign… Read more »

Kalmadi’s aide, businessman sent to judicial custody

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A Delhi court on Saturday sent former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi’s aide Shekhar Deorukhkar and businessman Binu Nanu to judicial custody in Tihar Jail till March 05 in connection with irregularities in contracts for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG). Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge OP Saini sent Deorukhkar and Nanu… Read more »

Delhi government rapped for interfering in power tariff

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The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up the Delhi government for trying to interefere with the fixing of tariff rates for 2010-11 by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan sharply criticised the government, saying: ‘Delhi government cannot pass any direction, asking DERC to hold… Read more »

Former Kerala minister sent to prison

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Former Kerala power minister R. Balakrishnan Pillai surrendered before a special court and was sent to the Central Prison here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court handed him a one-year jail term in a corruption case. Special Court Judge V. Vijayakumar directed police to take both Pillai and another accused, contractor P.K. Sajeev, to… Read more »

CBI raids premises of CWG officials

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Premises of senior officials of the Organising Committee (OC) of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) were Friday raided in the capital by the CBI for suspected irregularities in overlays contracts, officials said.”Raids were conducted at various locations today (Friday) morning,” a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official told. The CWG held Oct 3-14 last year… Read more »

Mosque demolition: Clean-chit for Advani challenged by CBI

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The CBI Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani and 20 others of the allegation of demolishing the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya Dec 6, 1992. Advani and 20 others were discharged by the high court May 20, 2010 in a case in… Read more »

Apex court seeks status report on K.G. Balakrishnan

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Supreme Court Friday asked Attorney General G. Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry’s investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatantra Kumar gave the attorney… Read more »

PF scam: court adjourns hearing till March 14

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Friday adjourned till March 14 the hearing of the provident fund (PF) scam involving misappropriation of funds in the accounts of class III and IV employees of the Ghaziabad court. CBI judge AK Singh adjourned the hearing in view of the strike called by the… Read more »