Law

  • Newton didn't give second law of motion: research 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    Shimla: In Isaac Newton's time, the terms 'acceleration' and 'second derivative' did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper. The paper "Isaac Newton, Leonhard Euler and F=ma" was written by Ajay Sharma, assistant...
  • Delhi: Court raps DTC for penalising conductors 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A city court has struck down Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s order of imposing fine on its conductors in an event of ticket-less travellers being found in its buses. The court also noted that the DTC's decision to "discipline its conductors" was taken in a meeting which lacked quorum and...
  • Pakistan militant group renounces violence September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan Taliban militant group renounced violence to pursue implementation of Sharia in the country through peaceful means. The Punjabi Taliban militant group would now pursue the implementation of Islamic law through peaceful means, it said in a statement. The decision to end violence was taken after consultation with...
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assures action to improve law and order September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Home Minister Tanga Byaling have assured visible actions to improve the deteriorating law and order in the Itanagar capital complex. This assurance was given when a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) called on them here on Friday. Giving a...
  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chief Justice of India RM Lodha after he expressed concern over corruption in judiciary. Prasad said that the BJPled government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • PM Modi plans another revamp, aims to scrap 72 obsolete laws September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After the National Judicial Appointments Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning another revamp aiming to scrap 72 obsolete laws. The Modi government had set up a committee for the repeal of the laws, to be cleared by Parliament. Most of the laws recommended by the panel date...
  • Jammu floods: Faced hostility from the locals, says Air Force September 12, 2014

    Law and order situation has been affected in many areas of Srinagar. Reports of Army and Air Force personnel facing hostility from locals have cropped up. "We encountered hostility from the locals in the first three days," said Air Force member. ...
  • HC notice to college, Maharashtra government on issue of 'cheated' law students September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday issued notices to Maharashtra government, Chairman of a Law College in the city and the University of Mumbai on a PIL highlighting the plight of 60 students who had been granted admission but cannot appear for examination this year. The PIL filed by Ketan...
  • Delhi High Court order on erickshaws today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pass an order on whether to lift the ban on the plying of erickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for regulating them on the roads. A...
  • Government of India can print Re 1 note: Law Ministry September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest the debate on printing of one rupee notes, the Law Ministry has opined that the Government of India has all the powers to print currency notes of this denomination. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has the authority to issue bank notes of denominational values...
  • Ensure quick trial of cases against lawmakers: Centre to HCs September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fasttracked. The decision to write to the state governments as well...
  • Free all undertrials who have served over half of their sentence, orders Supreme Court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of all undertrials who have served over half of the maximum punishment for the crime for which they have been charged with. The court also asked district judges to visit jails once in a week for two months in their respective...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • PM sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws within 3 months August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion". The committee will submit its report in three months...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law August 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. ...
  • Poll: Law Commission begins review of death penalty. Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. The move comes after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of 19 people recently. Besides...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vicepresident of citybased NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the highpowered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • UP Police to pursue pending cases against MPs, MLAs August 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police would effectively pursue pending cases against the elected representatives, in which charges have been framed in courts. A review meeting held at the Prosecution Directorate of the state police today deliberated at length on the pending cases against members of Parliament Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and...
  • Centre may consider extending Parliament session to pass pending Bills: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government may consider extending Parliament session in order to pass pending Bills, said sources on Tuesday. Some of the pending Bills include the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on FDI in the insurance sector from the current 26 percent to 49...
  • EC plan on young voters' enrolment faces legal hurdle August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission's plan to ensure that young citizens are registered as voters as soon as they turn 18 has run into difficulties as the Attorney General has opined that the move to have multiple cutoff dates contradicts provisions of the Constitution. EC had earlier this year told the government...
  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...
  • Two controversial bills to amend labour laws introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid objections by opposition, two controversial bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday to amend labour laws that seek to relax night shifts by women, increase the limit of overtime for workers and apprenticeship training for nonengineering graduates. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill...
  • Law experts oppose amendment to Juvenile Justice Act, say it violates child rights August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: While many welcome the Cabinet's clearance to the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, some law experts and activists have come out against it. Experts say that the amendment violates basic child rights. "This is really unfortunate because the whole bill has come out of anger, there's no evidence...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet defers decision on bill to scrap collegium system August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A decision on a Law Ministry proposal to bring constitutional amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of appointment of judges was deferred by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The bill came up for discussion but it was felt that more confabulations were required on the issue, sources said....
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls allparty meet August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called allparty meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The Congress demanded...
  • No double standards by the Congress on Insurance Bill, says Rahul Gandhi August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With still no political consensus on the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the Narendra Modi government. Rejecting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charges, Rahul told CNNIBN that there are no double standards by the Congress on the Insurance Bill. Rahul's statement...
  • Student files action lawsuit against Facebook August 3, 2014

    London: An Austrian law student has filed a class action lawsuit at a commercial court in Vienna against Facebook over privacy violations. Max Schrems wants to receive damages of 500 euros (Rs.41,000) per user for the violations by the social network, urging the 1.32 billion Facebook users to join him in...
  • Government hints at delay in bringing judicial accountability bill August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal which seeks to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and high courts requires "further consideration", the government said on Friday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future. Referring to...
  • Those aware of child labour law continue to hire children: CRY July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost half of the total 300 employers, who hire children in the age group of 5 to 14 years, are aware of the child labour law but still continue to employ children, according to a recent survey by CRY. Painting a grim reality of child labour, the survey further...