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LEGAL BUZZ

Featured in this section are a selection of articles on various topics, both of legal and non-legal nature.
  • Registration department of TN hikes fees for 20 services that they offer

    The Government of Tamil Nadu has recently implemented a revision in the registration charges, significantly impacting property redevelopment and development costs within the state. Under Section 78 of the Registration Act 1908, the registration department has announced an increase in the registration fees and stamp duty for 20 services offered by the department, marking the first adjustment in two decades. These alterations encompass various aspects such as searching of registers, making or granting copies of reasons, entries, or documents before or after registration, as well as the safe cust...

  • The defense of the accused may change after this Supreme Court Judgement

    Recently, the Supreme Court of India passed an important judgment that may change how the accused defend themselves in a trial. This revolves around Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1983. Normally, many accused individuals stick to standard defenses like “false case” or “I don’t know” when they are questioned. But the problem is, these statements are often the only defense recorded by themselves in courts. This is where Section 313(5) of the Criminal Procedure Code comes into play. According to the new Supreme Court ruling (Premchand vs. The State of Ma...

  • Do you need a will before you turn 45?

    Wills have always been an uncomfortable subject in India. The general perception is that a will has to be drafted only when a person is in the later stages of his/her life. Wills can be drafted by anyone who is above 21 years of age. What is a will? A will is a legal declaration of the intention of a Testator with respect to his property which he desires to be carried out after his death. In India a will can be made on plain paper. It is not legally necessary to make the will on stamp paper. A will......

  • METAPLEX: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    A Solana-powered structure named Metaplex supports the generation and minting of non-fungible tokens as well as auctions and standardised NFT visualisation across wallets and applications. An on-chain programme and a self-hosted front-end web2 application make up its two main parts. Modern blockchain Solana is very different from the Bitcoin network. Modified cryptographic algorithms are used by Solana to build a quick and scalable blockchain. Blockchain technology has come a long way since the launch of the first decentralised Bitcoin network in 2009. It has changed from being a safe computer...

  • GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEED FOR UNIFORMITY IN NOMENCLATURE WITH RESPECT TO NATHAM LANDS

    The Government has announced that the nomenclature with respect to lands will be changed to reflect the difference between private and Government ownership. As Natham land records have adopted different nomenclature for different areas, the Government has found an urgent need to bring in uniformity in these records. This change will have to be bought to all Natham land records of different places excluding Chennai. Natham lands belongs to no one. There is no legal proof of the ownership of such a land. Grama Natham land can only be used for residential purposes and not commercial. There is no ...