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  • Jude Law: My children are my 'bedrock' Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Actor Jude Law says his children are his "bedrock". The actor is father to 18-year-old son Rafferty, 13-year-old daughter Iris and 12-year-old son Rudy with his ex-wife Sadie Frost. He's also step-father to her 24-year-old son Finlay and has a five-year-old daughter Sophia with model Samantha Burke. Also, his former...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • 3rd round of India-US talks take place on Civil Nuclear Agreement January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, the third and perhaps final round of talks in the India-US civil nuclear agreement is on. Sources say the US has softened its stand over a key sticking point with regard to the 'Nuclear Liability Law'. Earlier, it was unhappy over...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Delhi University to shift law faculty campus January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism by the Bar Council of India (BCI) over poor infrastructure, Delhi University has decided to shift its law faculty out of its 90-year-old campus, but the decision has drawn flak from students who are unhappy over the size of the new facility. "The three...
  • Keira Knightley makes first appearance since baby news January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley made fer first public appearance since the news of her pregnancy broke, and she chose a loose dress to conceal her baby bump. Knightley, who is married to musician James Righton, posed for photographs at the the 2015 AFI Awards Luncheon held at the Four Seasons...
  • Ideas 2015: Clean, disciplined lawmakers January 9, 2015

    Intolerance, bigotry, threatening the Nehruvian Idea of India 2014 ended on the note where the line blurred between fringe and mainstream actors and custodians of our Constitution. Our MP's came up with hate speeches and praises for the man who assassinated Gandhi. Experts say a strong government at the Centre...
  • Delhi polls: Law and order a key issue as there are only 80,000 policemen for 17 million people January 8, 2015

    Only 80,000 policemen for 17 million people in Delhi shows the woeful imbalance which can be one of the reasons behind over 100 per cent increase in murders and robberies within a year. Records show that over 70 per cent of cases in the national capital are unsolved, even as...
  • Changes in land laws balances development,compensation: Arun Jaitley January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism against changes in land acquisition laws, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the amendments would ensure higher compensation to land owners while fulfilling developmental needs of the nation. "The amendment balances the developmental needs of India, particularly rural India, while still providing enhanced compensation to...
  • Anti-conversion law only if there is consensus: Rajnath Singh December 31, 2014

    Varkala: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Centre would think of bringing an anti-conversion law if there was concensus among political parties on the matter. If all stood firmly in the religion they believe in and follow its culture, there was no need for any conversion, he...
  • Jude Law thinks 'The Holiday' sequel a good idea December 31, 2014

    London: Actor Jude Law has said he is open to making a sequel to 'The Holiday'. The 2006 romantic comedy, which also featured Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black, told the story of two heartbroken women who swapped homes in each other's countries, only to meet a local man...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with the growing number of acid attacks on women, government is planning to categorise such cases as heinous crimes and fix a time-frame for investigation and trial for speedy justice. All such cases where maximum punishment of life imprisonment or death sentence is possible will be categorised...
  • Law colleges could help in shaping good judges: Justice Oka December 23, 2014

    Thane: Justice AS Oka of Bombay High Court has called upon the law colleges to teach the students how to become good judges, in addition to being good lawyers. Stressing the need for more judges in the country's courts, he said law colleges could help in shaping them up. Justice...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • After Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks anti-conversion law December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said sought anti-conversion law. He said, "Bring law against conversion, if you don't like it." Bhagwat also stated that there should be equal condemnation of people converting from Hinduism to other religions. "If you don't want to change into Hindu, don't...
  • Nirbhaya gangrape: Nothing has changed in the last 2 years, say her parents December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the brutal Delhi gangrape of a 23-year-old, nothing seems to have changed. "We are still seeking for justice. The city is still not safe for women. A safe public transport is a must," say Nirbahya's parents. ...
  • Pending rape cases: High Court chief justices urged to set up fast track courts December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress. Since setting up of fast track courts is the responsibility of the state government, the Centre has also urged the chief ministers to...
  • Agra conversion row: Need to form a law against it, says BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak December 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they were not responsible to stop the conversions going on in Agra. "I am against such conversions, need to form a law against it," said Vijay Bahadur. ...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • Strong anti-rape laws yet to curb sexual assaults even 2 years after Delhi gangrape case December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in the national capital witnessed huge uproar and protests with thousands of people out on the streets demanding justice for the victim and severe punishment for the culprits. Even though the country witnesses several cases of...
  • Congress-BJP gap over Insurance Bill narrows down December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The differences between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have narrowed over proposed amendments in Insurance bill and clause by clause discussion is taking place in the Select Committee, the sources said. According to the sources, a draft report of the Insurance laws amendment bill to be circulated on December...
  • Robert Downey Jr. used to sing for charity December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Downey Jr. says he used to sing in shopping centres to raise money for music education. The 49-year-old says he produced a series of unplanned concerts, reports contactmusic.com. "When I was growing up, it was a given that if you wanted to have that initial exploration into music,...
  • Noida traffic police present roses to law-abiding motorists November 29, 2014

    Noida: Noida traffic police on Saturday held a unique exercise to spread traffic awareness which saw its personnel offering roses to law-abiding motorists and helmets to those two-wheeler drivers who were found riding without the protective headgear. Also, as part of a crackdown on traffic violations, a whopping Rs 3 lakh...
  • Jude Law would love to do 'Holiday' sequel November 28, 2014

    London: Jude Law would not mind reprising his role in a sequel of 2006 romantic comedy 'The Holiday'. The British actor starred with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black in the Nancy Meyers directed film. The story revolved around two women who find love after deciding to swap homes in each...
  • Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to star in TV series 'Big Little Liars' November 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are heading back to television with new series 'Big Little Liars'. They have been roped in to star alongside each other in a limited series based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. The script has been written by David E. Kelley,...
  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Major reforms being carried out by the central government will enable prospective adoptive parents to get a child within a period of maximum of four months, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here Monday. Briefing the newly-constituted consultative committee of parliament attached to the ministry, she highlighted...
  • Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine: Barack Obama November 16, 2014

    President Barack Obama said that Russia would face isolation if it continues to violate international law. "Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine," said Obama. ...