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How many times compassionate appointment can be given to a family

In a family the husband who was a Group-D in Department of Posts, India died while in service. His wife claimed compassionate appointment and the Department has appointed the wife under compassionate ...
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What is the difference between a law and an act?

In context of Indian legislature, I know that when a bill is put to vote in the Union parliament and gets the votes of majority of the members in all the houses, it is sent to the President of India ...
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Copyright expiration and public domain of books

I have been looking that many books published with copyright notice like: Copyright © by [abc] publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, or stored in ...
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Student Rights In India

I am a college student in Rajasthan, and I want to know what step we can take against: teachers scoring us according to some personal vendetta, extremely rude language/behavior, unnecessary targeting....
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(In context of Indian parliament) what do the words “demand” and “grant” mean in the phrase “demand for grant”?

My book has explained the phrase "demand for grant" in the chapter "Indian Parliament" but i do not understand what do "demand" and "grant" mean. I tried googling them but did not find any valuable ...
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Can anyone file a case against us because of our negative review?

I am living in India. I gave a Google review on a bike shop. Since I was not happy with their interactions, I wrote a negative review. Later I talked with an executive, he was nice, and I promised him ...
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Will using a cover of a song in a film free me from legal obligations?

I want to use the song "Whole Lotta Love" in my upcoming film. Obviously the song is copyrighted by led Zeppelin. So I'm planning to get a few musicians and cover the song and then use it as a ...
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Can the police arrest me for marrying an underage (17 year old) girl?

I live in Mumbai, India, and am married to a 17 year old girl from Mumbai. Recently, we had to file a police case against a man who was misbehaving with my wife. After knowing my wife's age, the ...
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What is the liability of a person who signs as a witness?

I've seen this answer and this answer, but the answers don't entirely explain some things. For example, long back my boss wanted my signature as a witness signature on a contract for one of his ...
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What is the procedure to file an RTI act against the police for a case on IPC507?

I have already filed a case on ipc507 in Hadapsar police station in Pune. I have to check the proceedings of the case through the RTI to the Superintendent of the Police. What is the procedure ...
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If a business cofounder leaves for a better opportunity, does he still get a share of profit ?

Background: We run a sports club in India which is about 9-months old firm. It makes less than 10Lakhs per annum and is yet to be registered as a private or partnership firm. My partner informed me ...
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How to stop pyramid MLM in India

Pyramid MLM in illegal in India. Where source of income is from recruiting downline and the joining fees. I had seen a lot of such companies workings. Some of them are registered with MCA and have a ...
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Justiciability of a case involving violation of natural justice by an authority other than 'state'

It is settled that natural justice is guaranteed under Article 14 of the Indian constitution. However article 14 explicitly mentions that "The State shall not deny to any person ...". Thus if a person ...
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Financial dependency while over age of majority

If someone's father is not giving money to his child (21 years), can that child put a case on his father of not getting money for him as he is totally dependent on his father as that child is a ...
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Is using Nazi symbol in India offensive?

I wanted to know whether using hitler's quote / Nazi symbol / Photo in car, social networking sites considered offensive in India ? Will it lead to legal issues ?
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How does motor vehicle insurance cover third parties in India?

I was recently involved in an accident while riding my motorcycle. I had entered the junction immediately after the signal turned green and just before I exited the signal, an erring lorry driver ...
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How to Create an Alumni Association in India

I have a group of ex-students who want to form an alumni association in india. What is the legal process for this? E.g., where and how do we register?
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Denial of salary certificate

I was part of a small software product company for 4 years. I reported directly to the owner and I was paid a percentage of the profits of the company and a minimum fixed pay of 8LPA. I was paid ...
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Copyright - television broadcasting with offline storage, not playing same across devices

I am looking for insight into copyright laws to see if it is legal to do the following: Party-A runs a television channel and has broadcast rights for movie contents. Party-B builds video playing ...
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Clarifying language on law of auction sale

"where the sale is not notified to be subject to a right to bid on behalf of the seller, it shall not be lawful for the seller to bid himself or to employ any person to bid at such sale, or for the ...
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Can someone be arrested for having an extremely offensive google play games id?

Suppose the person have put an offensive name like jihadijohn in this form : j1had1john1s1s will he/she get in trouble with police? If yes then how will it be report it? answer according to india law
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Converting to a minority religion in India?

What if one wanted to convert to minority religion in India. The problem is it may not have a registered religious organisation associated in India. Is religious choice in India restricted a few ...
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Law for passport renewel of a us citizen minor in india

My sister's daughter is a minor and us citizen by birth. My sister and her husband are separated and her husband has filed a case for divorce and child custody against my sister in Indian family court....
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When the matter is sub judice then does a person have the right to speak the truth in public?

I've filed a case against my husband including my in-laws for dowry torture, on the basis of which police arrested them before sunset in my presence. But my mother-in-law filed a false case that she ...
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When can a country ask for a criminal suspect in another country to be extradited?

Most of the times in news I hear about someone doing some sort of crime and fleeing the nation and roaming freely in other nation. And the other country can't do any thing about it. What kind of BS is ...
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Data scraping with an App and copyright violations (India)

During my college days, I developed an Android App for my university. I used the university logo and data scraped from their website to show results of respective students. It's a government ...
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Use of encryption and storage of personal information on website based in India

I want to launch a website that stores users' personal information, encrypts user passwords, and uses SSL for secure transmission. Do I require an license to launch the website? If yes, how do I ...
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Can I roam around the City at Midnight just to spend the time?

Do I have the rights to roam or drive my motorcycle around my city in India at midnight just to pass the time? I am from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in India.
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Is email legally same as telegraph?

I'm a software developer interested in knowing the legal aspects of Internet and technology. I came across the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 which says "telegraph" means any appliance, instrument, ...
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3 month notice versus 1 month notice

I do not want to serve a complete notice period (3 months) for the MNC (multi-national company) in India I currently work for. I would like to serve only one month notice period, and although I am ...
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Can gender fraud be used to nullify a marriage in India?

Hypothetical A is a male who married B, a woman, in India under Hindu religion. A had never met B, and relied on photographs and the efforts of third parties. The marriage is less than 2 months old. ...
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What is the procedure to get answer from police related to a case?

My Father was murdered by a bullet to the head using Desi katta (country-made gun). He was a business man. I saw this all this in front of my eyes. The reason he was murdered was a property dispute. ...
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Does an offer letter need to mention the terms of termination of employment?

I received an offer letter from a startup in India, which mentions: Your assignment shall be based in CITY_NAME and your appointment will take effect from the date of your joining, which shall be ...
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Is a job offer letter sent and accepted by email, legally binding?

TL;DR: You could also jump to the last paragraph. I was interviewed and selected by a software startup in India. Saturday was not a working day for them, but yet their tech VP, product manager and ...
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What do they mean and what are the implications when they say that a case was posted for “orders”

The Lokayukta Court on Monday posted for orders to October 4 a case filed against former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and four former chief ministers, for helping alleged land grabbing by Nandi ...
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Can son/wife stop an addict from selling family property in India?

If a person (not a senior citizen) is addicted and trying to sell off his farming land (which has been inherited from his grandfather and later through his father) without the consent his wife and ...
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Am I allowed to store data of EU citizens as an Indian company?

We are a company based in India and are frequently being visited by people from overseas. Due to the recent safe harbour developments, are we allowed store data of EU-citizens on a cloud server ...
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i signed a bond on 20 rs stamp before joining [closed]

I am selected in one of the software companies, when i reached there to collect my offer letter, they told me to sign a bond on stamp paper(20 Rs). The bond conditions are: I will join company ...
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Can I host free government or bank forms on my website?

If I host government forms or any other free forms on my website just for consolidation or ease-of-access, could I face any legal issues? I live in India.
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My rights in India

I have read in Indian newspapers and seen in news channels about some misbehavior with the citizens when they go to police station to complain about some issue. Could you provide some resources, ...
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Can I post edited comedy images of Indian politician in social website

I edited an image of an Indian politician. Added some comedy picture taken from a Tamil movie. And also wrote some thing funny about that politicians. Is that legal. Can I post that image to a social ...
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Can I patent my invention which is just an enhancement to an already patented device?

Can I claim patent for my invention which is a little upgraded version of already patented devices. Moreover, I use same patented devices in my invention and add new functionalities to it. Is it worth ...
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Who owns a recorded Skype conversation?

If someone records my Skype conversation, is that video his property or mine? Is there a law against him making that video public or even recording it to begin with? Country- India.
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Why is it wrong for google to show its own other products in its search results?

Google is facing antitrust probe in India. I don't know about other countries but what Indian law is broken in google search? Google search is a private free product. Why is it bad to prefer its own ...
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One principal cancelling a jointly granted power of attorney

This question pertains to Indian Law. However, the Law in this area is similar to British Law, so I would appreciate answers pertaining to British Law too. Suppose a group of people (the principals) ...
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Is there any legal provision in India that bans watching obscene material in private?

So far as I understand, Sections 292, 292A, 293 and 294 of the Indian Penal Code specifically criminalize circulating obscene material, unless such material is intended as art, education. Is there ...
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Condonation of Delay petition

How do I write a condonation of delay petition on a land issue to Revenue divisional officer? Is there any rule that only lawyer should write this condonation of delay petition? If not please ...
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Is my bond (employee contract) legal in India?

I live in India and I have signed a contract of one year with my employer. But now I want to leave my company. However when I sent my resignation email they told me to take legal actions on me. ...
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Legality of the right to refuse admission by a privately owned restobar

A friend of mine recently tried to go into a restobar in India, and to his surprise, was informed that he couldn't because he was a male who was not accompanied by a female. Admittedly shocked, he ...
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Is it legal to share a script that scrapes a website and presents in a different format?

Most news sites and tech blogs provide only a summary in their rss feeds. If I write a script that scrapes their website and extracts some useful data, can I share the script as open source. Does it ...