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  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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. ...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • IMA rejects amendments in abortion law proposed by Health ministry November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has rejected the draft of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act amendments. The IMA has formed an Association of All India Body of Gynecologists on MTP, after a meeting on Friday, rejected the draft amendments to MTP act. The Union Health Ministry has...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 6, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Centre to amend abortion law, to allow pregnancy termination till 24 weeks November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Abortion may soon be permitted at 24th weeks of pregnancy, the current limit is 20 weeks. The Union Health Ministry has time and again indicated that it wants to expand the role of traditional medical practioners for public health in India. However the draft bill does have some...
  • Bihar CM's son-in-law appointed as his PA resigns following criticism November 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy over appointment of his son-in-law Devendra Kumar as his personal assistant, evoking sharp criticism following which Kumar resigned from the post. "I have sent my resignation to Chief Minister's personal secretary," Kumar, who was appointed...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Sound law and order key to development, says Telangana CM October 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said good law and order is an essential prerequisite for rapid development of a state or country while citing the example of Singapore. Referring to his recent visit to Singapore, the Chief Minister said public safety was a top priority in the city-...
  • Face-off between SP government, Governor over law and order in UP October 20, 2014

    Lucknow: It is a face-off between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Ram Naik on Monday sparked a row by saying that there was a need to improve law and order in the state. "As a Governor it is my job to ensure that government...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • PM Modi unveils 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to create an environment conducive to industrial development while also ensuring transparency in the labour sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call. Modi inaugurated the 'Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram' organised by the...
  • Brisbane Heat close on Andrew Flintoff move October 15, 2014

    London: Ex-England allrounder Andrew Flintoff is close to joining Brisbane Heat for the 2014-15 Big Bash League, the Australian club's coach revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Tuesday. Flintoff, 36, ended five years in retirement earlier this year when he returned to former club Lancashire for England's T20 Blast...
  • Surrogacy laws in question after Australian couple abandons one of the twins October 10, 2014

    An Australian couple has abandoned their surrogate baby after twins were born to them in India. The couple returned to Australia with only one child. The decision to abandon one baby was said to be made based on the child's gender. ...
  • Madras High Court initiates debate: Should marriageable age for girls be raised to 21? October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. The court said that the girls' age of consent to marriage should also be raised to 21. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21 October 9, 2014

    Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21. "There should be no discrimination between boys and girls. Age should be raised to 21," says a resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21, say Delhi residents October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "21 age bar is totally acceptable," said a Delhi resident. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 8, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor October 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21: Madras HC October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "Why a different age limit has been set aside for men and women for marriage?" the court asked. The court said that the girls'...
  • HC direction to Law Secretary on uninterrupted power in courts October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted two weeks' time to the Law Secretary to file a counter on a plea seeking a direction to take steps to provide generators or inverters in every court in the state for uninterrupted power. It also directed the Law Secretary to deposit...
  • India wields the axe on Her Majesty's 'laughable' laws October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it - that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to "Her Majesty". Now, however, the Treasure Trove Act...
  • Centre to repeal nearly 300 outdated laws October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it - that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to "Her Majesty". Now, however, the Treasure Trove Act...
  • Former Infosys employee files new lawsuit seeking damages October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A former Infosys Ltd employee responsible for starting a US investigation into the company's visa practices has filed another lawsuit demanding damages for alleged wrongful termination. US national Jack Palmer, who was employed by Infosys in Alabama, said in the lawsuit filed on Thursday with a New Jersey court that...
  • Indonesia's Aceh introduces whipping as punishment for gay sex September 27, 2014

    Banda Aceh: The Indonesian province of Aceh on Saturday approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes, a lawmaker said. After a three-decade-old separatist movement, a peace agreement signed in 2005 granted special autonomy to Aceh, at the northern tip of Sumatra, on condition...
  • Seek officers' comments before changing services rules: Government September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: All cadre controlling authorities should seek comments from concerned officers on its proposal to change central services rules, the government has said. The government has decided that all the cadre controlling authority of organised Group 'A' service, before referring any proposal for framing or amendment in the service rules,...
  • Coal scam order is in line with the government's framework, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad commented on Supreme Court's decision on the coal scam. "The order is in line with government's framework. There is some closure, its a fresh beginning now," said Ravi Shankar Prasad. ...
  • Government to scrap outdated laws, says Prime Minister September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Declaring that his government has decided to clear "the jungle of laws", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said antiquated laws would be done away with to impart direction and speed to administration. "In our country there are many laws which have been made, which don't have any relevance today....