INDIAN LAW

  • Change India: Laws should have time bound review June 14, 2014

    In the third show of the four part series 'Change India:Experiment with big ideas' we bring to you a simple but radical idea on how to overcome the limitations and improvise law making itself. ...
  • Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality: UN November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Some Indian laws promote a preference for sons over daughters, the United Nations said on Thursday in a report that highlights the country's struggle to reverse a longterm decline in the number of girls. Bans on child marriage, prenatal sex selection tests and dowries are poorly enforced, while laws...
  • Delhi gangrape prompted need to introspect laws: PM April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that there is a need to act more decisively to protect women. Manmohan while citing the Delhi gangrape incident at a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of high courts called for strengthening of the justice delivery system. The Prime Minister...
  • Delhi court directs woman to fulfill matrimonial duties March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A woman, who had deserted her husband, has been asked by a Delhi court to rejoin him at her matrimonial home on the ground that she has failed to fulfil her "marital obligations". The court's direction came while granting a decree of restitution of conjugal rights under the...
  • Probe panel meets Walmart officials, seeks lobbying details March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A governmentappointed inquiry committee, looking into the US lobbying activities of Walmart Stores for Indian market foray, on Friday met senior executives of the global retail giant and sought details on the issue. The Committee met the representatives of Walmart Asia as well as those of Bharti Walmart...
  • UP: Court disposes of country's oldest case February 23, 2013

    Ballia: A local court on Saturday disposed of a 76-year-old case while directing 11 persons to return 600 acres of mortgaged land to a person for Rs 807. Last year, during review of old cases, Supreme Court had considering it to be the oldest case of the country and directed...
  • Laws for life imprisonment must be amended: Jurist Fali Nariman February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court Advocate Fali Nariman has said that in a country like India, death penalty should be abolished but also empahasised that life imprisonment must mean imprisonment for entire life. The eminent jurist while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said the law needs to be...
  • Need a stronger lobbying law in India: Manish Tewari December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari says it is time to enact a law on disclosing lobbying by politicians and corporates after allegations that Walmart had bribed its way into India. Tewari was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Below is an excerpt of the interview: Karan Thapar:...
  • Watch: Man strips, raises slogans as PM address meet September 22, 2012

    A man took off his shirt, climbed onto a desk and shouted 'PM go back' as Manmohan Singh took to the stage to address the gathering. ...
  • Man strips, raises slogans as PM addresses meet September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A man took off his shirt, climbed onto a desk in front of him and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he took to the stage to address a conference on economic growth organised by the Indian Law Institute at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital on...
  • France refuses to interfere in B'lore rape case June 18, 2012

    Bangalore: France on Monday refused to interfere in a rape case involving an official of its consulate in Bangalore, saying Indian law will take its own course as the accused does not enjoy diplomatic immunity. French government sources said in Delhi that Indian law will take its course as the accused...
  • Copyright Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The much delayed Bill, providing for certain important amendments to the Copyright Act, was on Thursday approved by the Rajya Sabha to remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related to the digital world and internet. The Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010, moved by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, also seeks...
  • Need to revise sedition laws: Veerappa Moily April 15, 2011

    Law minister Veerappa Moily says he has written to the law commission to relook at the sedition law. ...
  • Being Gay still not happily accepted in India July 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Being Gay in India is not only illegal according to an outdated law that badly needs changing, but gays are often victims of a society that is still to come to terms with alternate sexuality. The gay and lesbian communities in the country have lobbied hard to find...
  • Can law stop child trade? January 30, 2007

    Parents in Andhra Pradesh are selling their own daughters into prostitution. This is not child trafficking carried out by criminal gangs. This is child trafficking carried out by parents themselves. What can the law do when families sell their own children? A terrible incidence indeed. Couple this with the terrible...