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  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 11 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. The government's...
  • Dowry death: Woman charred to death by husband, in-laws Yesterday

    A 24-year-old woman was allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Aurai area of the district, police said in Bhadohi on Sunday. The victim, identified as Suman was burnt by her husband Satya Narain and his father over a demand for dowry in Kolahalpur village on Saturday evening,...
  • Panel suggests separate law to protect north eastern people from attacks Yesterday

    New Delhi: A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region. According to sources, the M P...
  • 20 people arrested in Saharanpur violence 2 days ago

    The situation remains tensed after 3 people were killed and 23 were injured in violent clashes between 2 groups in Saharanpur on Saturday. 20 people have been arrested. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Uttar Pradesh government of support. "The state government must ensure to maintain law and order",said...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 3 days ago

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' tweet review: Watch it for the talented Ralph Fiennes 3 days ago

    When a film boasts of an enviable star cast consisting of actors like Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum and Adrien Brody- you can't go too wrong with the film. Academy award winning director Wes Anderson comes up with humorous, poignant film called 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' based on Stefan...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Ruckus in Assembly over poor state of law and order in the state 1 week ago

    The issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh on Monday generated heat in Lok Sabha with a BJP member alleging increased incidents of rape, murder and dacoities in the state and Samajwadi Party members protesting her remarks. As Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked first-time MP Niranjan Jyoti to stop her speech saying...
  • Teenager faces jail, lifetime stigma for selfie porn July 19, 2014

    Washington: A teenager in Virginia faces four months in jail and a lifetime on a sex offender's list for texting videos of his erect penis to his girlfriend, his lawyer said Friday. The 17-year-old from the Washington suburb of Manassas is accused by police of "manufacturing and distributing child pornography" -...
  • Elaine Stritch, salty star of Broadway, dies at 89 July 18, 2014

    (Reuters) - Elaine Stritch, a husky-voiced actress whose performances over six decades lit up New York's Broadway and London's West End and brought a touch of the profane to the stage with her brassy personality, died on Thursday at age 89. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the television shows...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person July 17, 2014

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes Maneka’s juvenile justice proposal July 14, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy welcomed Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's decision to make changes in law to try juveniles who commit rape. ...
  • Claim to be juvenile to escape law: LeT tells its cadres July 13, 2014

    Srinagar/New Delhi: Declare your age below 18 years if you are caught by security personnel - this is a new diktat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit sent to its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir. Details of this LeT tactic was given by arrested Mohd Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzala, who...
  • Focus on modernisation of police force in UP: Home Secretary July 12, 2014

    Denying allegations that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has gone out of hand, Chief Secretary (Home) Rakesh Bahadur on Friday said state police was being modernised and over Rs 12,000 crore has been approved by the state Assembly for the purpose. Addressing a press conference after a meeting with...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • After in-laws refuse to send his wife along, 30-year-old man commits suicide in Ballia July 8, 2014

    A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after his in-laws refused to send his wife with him in Dehri village under Rasra Kotwali police station area Ballia, police said on Tuesday. Navin Kumar Gupta sprinkled kerosene and set himself ablaze on Monday night. He was rushed to district hospital in a serious...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • SC ruling on Shariat court draws sharp reaction from Muslim clerics July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's verdict on Monday declaring that a Shariat court has no legal sanction drew sharp reaction from Muslim clerics who said that the Constitution allows them the right to work and act according to Muslim personal law. Zafaryab Jilani, member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, said,...
  • Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message: CVC July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on Monday. "I mentioned that a number of scams had caught the attention of public...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • No Dowry arrests till magistrate's nod: Share your views July 3, 2014

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. CNN-IBN takes calls of...
  • Dowry law misused by disgruntled housewives, stop automatic arrests: SC July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. The court...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • PM Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive governments have agreed labour reform is critical to absorb 200 million Indians reaching working age...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...