Law

  • SC bars lawyer held guilty of sexual harassment from its premises 22-04-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred an advocate from entering its premises after he was held guilty of sexual harassment. Advocate CS Nagesh was barred from entering the court premises for a period of six months. As per the new rape law of India, sexual harassment can attract...
  • Indian-American hotelier Sant Chatwal pleads guilty to violating US election laws 18-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New York: Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal on Thursday pleaded guilty at a court in US to violating federal election laws by using straw donors to secretly funnel money to political campaigns and will pay a million dollars to the US as part of his plea agreement. "Chatwal admitted that...
  • Justice G Rohini to be Delhi HC's first woman chief justice 15-04-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will get its first woman chief justice next week. Justice G Rohini, the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, will be heading the Delhi High Court. The court as of now has has nine women judges out of a strength of...
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws 14-04-2014 02:06 PM

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website 11-04-2014 06:54 PM

    Madhya Pradesh BJP filed a police complaint, on Friday, against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that her party's website resorted to false statements while using former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name on it. The complaint was filed by state spokesmen Vijendra Singh Sisodiya in the presence of party leader...
  • Defiant Mulayam says 'wrong' anti-rape law should be amended 11-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Seeking to wriggle out of his controversial remarks on rape, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday, said "no one respects women more than Samajwadi Party" but stuck to his stand that the "wrong" anti-rape law should be amended. "Today there is nobody in the country who respects women more than Samajwadi...
  • 'If you are an Internet troll, the children around you will act no better': Police chief's brilliant letter to online haters goes viral 11-04-2014 10:32 AM

    A police chief, not known for mincing words, has written a heartfelt and direct letter to online haters. Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver wrote a Facebook post mourning the multiple stabbings incident at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania. Soon after a string of abusive comments started, prompting him to...
  • Jude Law explodes as hot-headed safecracker in 'Dom Hemingway' 02-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Reuters: With an extra 20 pounds, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film "Dom Hemingway." It is Law, Oscar nominated for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain," as...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile can't be tried in regular court, SC rules 28-03-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case cannot be sent for trial in a regular court. The Supreme Court decision came on a plea filed by the Delhi braveheart's parents seeking that the juvenile convict be treated as an adult....
  • US law firm plans to bring suit against Boeing, Malaysia Airlines 27-03-2014 09:08 AM

    A US based law firm said it expects to represent families of more than half of the passengers on board the missing Malaysian Airlines flight in a lawsuit against the carriers and Boeing Co (BA.N), alleging the plane had crashed due to mechanical failure. The Beijing-bound flight MH370 disappeared more...
  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • SC asks Law Commission to frame guidelines on hate speeches 12-03-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Refusing to go into the details what constitutes to be considered hate speeches, the Supreme Court has referred the matter to the Law Commission of India to look into the question of hate speeches. In 2013, there was a petition by the Pravasi Bharti Sangathan in the apex...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission 10-03-2014 07:31 PM

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also...
  • After ruling, Massachusetts bans 'upskirt' photos 08-03-2014 10:39 AM

    Boston: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill on Friday updating the state's voyeurism laws, just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn't violating the law as written. The new law, which...
  • Legal view: Sedition law is draconian, a weapon in the hands of state 06-03-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Dr Mrinal Satish, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi spoke to IBNLive on sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri student, who celebrated the victory of Pakistan Cricket team. Here is his view: Legally speaking, cheering for a Pakistani Cricket team or some other team is not...
  • Invoke anti-defection law, disqualify MLAs who joined TMC: JVM to Speaker 05-03-2014 09:35 AM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) party on Tuesday demanded that Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta should invoke the anti-defection law to disqualify two MLAs for joining Trinamool Congress (TMC). Raising the issue at Zero Hour, JVM-P Legislature Party leader Pradip Yadav asked the Speaker to take cognisance against Bandhu Tirkey and...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court 02-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Delhi: Harsh Vardhan writes to Lt Governor expressing concern over law and order 28-02-2014 05:47 PM

    Delhi BJP President Harsh Vardhan on Friday wrote to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung expressing his grave concern over deteriorating law and order situation in the city, especially in regard to rising cases of missing children. In the letter written to the Lt Governor, Vardhan demanded appropriate action to prevent crimes...
  • Case against man who texted photo of his tattooed genitals dismissed 26-02-2014 04:42 PM

    A man accused of texting an unsolicited picture of his tattooed genitals to a married mother of young children did not commit a crime under a Georgia state nudity law, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Charles Lee Warren faced up to three years in prison after being indicted...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state 26-02-2014 09:33 AM

    A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly on Tuesday. Some laws in Chhattisgarh are in force since it was a part of Madhya Pradesh....
  • UPA govt 'unduly generous' to Italian marines: RK Singh 24-02-2014 10:21 PM

    Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Monday rejected the allegation that he was responsible for complicating the case relating to two Italian marines, accused of killing Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, and charged the UPA government was "unduly generous" to the marines". He said the charges under the tough...
  • Nitish Kumar feigns ignorance about developments in RJD 24-02-2014 10:15 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday feigned ignorance over the developments in RJD, from which 13 MLAs resigned though six of them subsequently denied having done so. "I have been busy attending a function of Arya Bhat Law University and later a meeting of the Cabinet. I have come...
  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: In a decision that would be a relief for lakhs of cancer patients in India, Parliament on its last day of the winter session on Friday, passed a bill amending the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act to allow access to morphine as a pain-reliever. The move will...
  • Rajya Sabha to take up amendments to anti-Narcotics law today 21-02-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst all the action over Telangana, there are some non-political bills that were ignored. The Rajya Sabha will take up the landmark amendment to the anti-Narcotics law which will help cancer patients manage their pain better on Friday. Dr Ravindra from Pune is fighting for more than two...
  • With no laws to protect, India's maids are exploited, abused, says ILO 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Millions of maids working in middle class Indian homes are part of up an informal and "invisible" workforce where they are abused and exploited due to a lack of legislation to protect them, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. Economic reforms that began in the early 1990s have...
  • Opposition stages walkout from UP Legislative Council over law and order situation 20-02-2014 05:25 PM

    Opposition parties including BSP,BJP and Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from Uttar PradeshLegislative Council accusing the SP government of not beingserious on the issue of law and order in the state.The issue was raised by all three parties through anadjournment notice during the zero hour demanding a debate onthe...
  • Akhilesh asks police to restore confidence in people 19-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said law and order problem should be addressed in a manner so as to restore people's confidence in the police. Addressing IPS Officers on the conclusion of Police Week at his official residence, he stressed on improving the image of the police...
  • Singapore passes temporary law to keep order in Little India 19-02-2014 01:23 PM

    Singapore has enacted a new law allowing police to continue to take calibrated measures to maintain public order and calm in Little India, the scene of worst riot in 40 years in the city state. The Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill will be effective for a year in the...
  • Odisha passes Lokayukta Bill, becomes first state to enact the law 15-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Meeting the three-month deadline set by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State Assembly on Friday passed the Odisha Lokayukta Bill, 2014 with provision of keeping Chief Minister, ex-Chief Ministers, other ministers and public servants under the purview of a 6-member anti-corruption panel. The Bill, introduced in the Assembly on...
  • HC issues notice to HRD ministry, Law universities on CLAT 15-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notices to HRD Ministry, all the 14 national law universities and schools as well organisers of the Common Law Admission Test asking why question papers and a copy of OMR sheet were not given to the students appearing in the exam. The Division Bench...