LAWS

  • Nirbhaya gangrape: Nothing has changed in the last 2 years, say her parents Yesterday

    Even two years after the brutal Delhi gangrape of a 23-year-old, nothing seems to have changed. "We are still seeking for justice. The city is still not safe for women. A safe public transport is a must," say Nirbahya's parents. ...
  • Pending rape cases: High Court chief justices urged to set up fast track courts 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress. Since setting up of fast track courts is the responsibility of the state government, the Centre has also urged the chief ministers to...
  • Agra conversion row: Need to form a law against it, says BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak 5 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they were not responsible to stop the conversions going on in Agra. "I am against such conversions, need to form a law against it," said Vijay Bahadur. ...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout 6 days ago

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • Strong anti-rape laws yet to curb sexual assaults even 2 years after Delhi gangrape case 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in the national capital witnessed huge uproar and protests with thousands of people out on the streets demanding justice for the victim and severe punishment for the culprits. Even though the country witnesses several cases of...
  • Congress-BJP gap over Insurance Bill narrows down December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The differences between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have narrowed over proposed amendments in Insurance bill and clause by clause discussion is taking place in the Select Committee, the sources said. According to the sources, a draft report of the Insurance laws amendment bill to be circulated on December...
  • Robert Downey Jr. used to sing for charity December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Downey Jr. says he used to sing in shopping centres to raise money for music education. The 49-year-old says he produced a series of unplanned concerts, reports contactmusic.com. "When I was growing up, it was a given that if you wanted to have that initial exploration into music,...
  • Noida traffic police present roses to law-abiding motorists November 29, 2014

    Noida: Noida traffic police on Saturday held a unique exercise to spread traffic awareness which saw its personnel offering roses to law-abiding motorists and helmets to those two-wheeler drivers who were found riding without the protective headgear. Also, as part of a crackdown on traffic violations, a whopping Rs 3 lakh...
  • Jude Law would love to do 'Holiday' sequel November 28, 2014

    London: Jude Law would not mind reprising his role in a sequel of 2006 romantic comedy 'The Holiday'. The British actor starred with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black in the Nancy Meyers directed film. The story revolved around two women who find love after deciding to swap homes in each...
  • Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to star in TV series 'Big Little Liars' November 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are heading back to television with new series 'Big Little Liars'. They have been roped in to star alongside each other in a limited series based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. The script has been written by David E. Kelley,...
  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi November 17, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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. ...