Law

  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 13 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Ruckus in Assembly over poor state of law and order in the state 3 days ago

    The issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh on Monday generated heat in Lok Sabha with a BJP member alleging increased incidents of rape, murder and dacoities in the state and Samajwadi Party members protesting her remarks. As Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked first-time MP Niranjan Jyoti to stop her speech saying...
  • Teenager faces jail, lifetime stigma for selfie porn 5 days ago

    Washington: A teenager in Virginia faces four months in jail and a lifetime on a sex offender's list for texting videos of his erect penis to his girlfriend, his lawyer said Friday. The 17-year-old from the Washington suburb of Manassas is accused by police of "manufacturing and distributing child pornography" -...
  • Elaine Stritch, salty star of Broadway, dies at 89 6 days ago

    (Reuters) - Elaine Stritch, a husky-voiced actress whose performances over six decades lit up New York's Broadway and London's West End and brought a touch of the profane to the stage with her brassy personality, died on Thursday at age 89. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the television shows...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person 1 week ago

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes Maneka’s juvenile justice proposal July 14, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy welcomed Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's decision to make changes in law to try juveniles who commit rape. ...
  • Claim to be juvenile to escape law: LeT tells its cadres July 13, 2014

    Srinagar/New Delhi: Declare your age below 18 years if you are caught by security personnel - this is a new diktat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit sent to its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir. Details of this LeT tactic was given by arrested Mohd Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzala, who...
  • Focus on modernisation of police force in UP: Home Secretary July 12, 2014

    Denying allegations that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has gone out of hand, Chief Secretary (Home) Rakesh Bahadur on Friday said state police was being modernised and over Rs 12,000 crore has been approved by the state Assembly for the purpose. Addressing a press conference after a meeting with...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • After in-laws refuse to send his wife along, 30-year-old man commits suicide in Ballia July 8, 2014

    A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after his in-laws refused to send his wife with him in Dehri village under Rasra Kotwali police station area Ballia, police said on Tuesday. Navin Kumar Gupta sprinkled kerosene and set himself ablaze on Monday night. He was rushed to district hospital in a serious...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • SC ruling on Shariat court draws sharp reaction from Muslim clerics July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's verdict on Monday declaring that a Shariat court has no legal sanction drew sharp reaction from Muslim clerics who said that the Constitution allows them the right to work and act according to Muslim personal law. Zafaryab Jilani, member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, said,...
  • Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message: CVC July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on Monday. "I mentioned that a number of scams had caught the attention of public...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • No Dowry arrests till magistrate's nod: Share your views July 3, 2014

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. CNN-IBN takes calls of...
  • Dowry law misused by disgruntled housewives, stop automatic arrests: SC July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. The court...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • PM Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive governments have agreed labour reform is critical to absorb 200 million Indians reaching working age...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was on Monday briefly adjourned following uproar by Opposition over prevailing law and order situation in the state. The issue was raised by BSP and BJP members through adjournment notice demanding a debate on the subject.  Om Prakash Sharma of the Teachers' Group alleged that there...
  • SP government helpless before criminals: BSP June 19, 2014

    The SP government in Uttar Pradesh is helpless in front of criminals and does not have the courage to face the opposition over the "collapsed" law and order situation of the state, opposition BSP said on Thursday. "BSP has moved an adjournment motion for immediate debate on the collapsed law and...
  • Opposition raises slogan against SP government in Assembly, question hour adjourned June 19, 2014

    The first day of the Budget session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed noisy scenes, with opposition members raising slogans against the SP government over the law and order situation in the state, forcing the adjournment of the question hour of both the Houses. Even before the proceedings of the...
  • Prohibitory orders issued in Shamli after protests over BKU leader's remarks June 17, 2014

    Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been issued for Shamli district in the wake of protests by locals over alleged remarks by Bharatiya Kisan Union leaders, officials said. District Magistrate NP Singh told reporters on Tuesday that the move is aimed at maintaining the law and order situation in...
  • Delhi Police ready for stricter laws: Special CP, Traffic June 17, 2014

    Special CP, Traffic, Muktesh Chander on Monday told CNN-IBN that in view of the increasing incidents of road rage, Delhi Police was ready for stricter laws. ...
  • Bring out structural changes in work culture, Law Min to staff June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today asked officials in his ministry to bring out structural changes in work culture so that decision making is not delayed. He also advised ministry officials to be punctual and dispose of work in a time-bound manner. Prasad, who carried out an inspection of the...
  • BJP hits out at SP government over dismal law and order situation, says it has failed June 16, 2014

    The Centre on Monday expressed concern over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with BJP slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government there for the present state of affairs even as Congress demanded strict action against trouble-makers and miscreants. "This should not be taken as some politics being done by us...