Supreme Court awards compensation of Rs. 1 crore for medical negligence

The honourable apex court has awarded exemplary damages of Rs. 1 crore to the victim – a software engineer who suffered permanent disability (partial paralysis and other disabilities) due to medical negligence at a government hospital in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh had awarded compensation of Rs. 15 Lakhs. […]

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Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage-New ground for divorce under Section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act

The Law Commission has recommended that “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage be included as a new ground for granting divorce to Hindus under the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act. In its latest (217th) report submitted to the Centre, the Law Commission has recommended that irretrievable breakdown of marriage should be […]

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Govt introduces new bill in LS to widen definition of employee

New Delhi: The government has introduced a new bill in Lok Sabha to widen the definition of “employee” and bring in more people under the ambit of the Payment of Gratuity Act. Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes on Thursday moved the Lok Sabha to withdraw the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, […]

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