LAWS

  • Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill raising FDI cap to 49 per cent Yesterday

    New Delhi: The long-pending Insurance Bill, a key economic reform legislation providing for raising foreign investment cap to 49 per cent, was on Wednesday passed by Lok Sabha with the government insisting that the measure is crucial for expanding the penetration of insurance in the country. The controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment)...
  • Court acquits man, spares woman for filing false rape case in Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A woman, found guilty of lodging a false rape case against a man with whom she later on tied the knot, has been spared of perjury proceedings by a Delhi court which hoped that as they were legally married they would start living happily without any bitterness. Additional Sessions...
  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer -- whose earlier request was rejected some two years back -- has made his application to the Foreigners' Division of...
  • RSS reiterates demand to enact anti-conversion law 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the "rising incidents" of religious conversions in the country. Suhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Former Maldivian president Nasheed dragged by security forces, to remain in jail till final verdict February 23, 2015

    Male: A day after he was arrested, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday was virtually dragged by the security forces to be presented before the Criminal Court, which ruled that the opposition leader will remain in custody until the case against him was complete. 47-year-old Nasheed was arrested on Sunday...
  • Maldives Police arrests ex-president Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws February 22, 2015

    Male: Maldives police have arrested former president and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws. A document signed by the prosecutor general said that Nasheed was arrested Sunday to stand trial for his 2012 order as president to arrest a senior judge. It said he was being charged under anti-terrorism...
  • Govenment to fix time-frame for probe & trial of acid attack cases February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: With an estimated 400 cases of acid attacks registered every month across the country, government will soon fix a time-frame for investigation and trial of such cases and ensure maximum punishment to the guilty. Addressing a seminar on 'Empowering Acid Survivors', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his Ministry...
  • Delhi High Court rejects PIL seeking marital rape be made criminal offence February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider rape as the sexual intercourse of a man with his wife who is a minor noting that a similar matter has been junked by the...
  • Government urged to allow Muslim organisations to run college in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Agitated over media reports that the Maharashtra government plans to set up a National Law University in the 65-acre campus of Ismail Yusuf College in suburban Jogeshwari, several NGOs demanded in Mumbai on Monday that the college be handed over to Muslim educational organisations. The administration of the college should...
  • 1,700 obsolete laws to be repealed, says PM Modi February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government has identified around 1,700 obsolete laws and is working towards their repeal. Pointing out that the world is looking at India with great hopes, he said one of the reasons for this was the global investor community trusts the independence of...
  • Vague laws biggest reason for pendency of cases: PM Modi February 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that vague laws that lend themselves to different interpretations are the foremost reason for pendency of cases in courts. "At the root of pendency of cases are laws that have 10 interpretations. There is shortage of quality manpower for drafting laws," he...
  • Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of government: Tamil Nadu February 10, 2015

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration. A committee had been formed for the purpose and it was examining the concerned issues including drafting of...
  • International laws governing cyber crimes need fresh look: CBI February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday said that a "fresh look" needs to be taken at the specific global laws and protocols which are necessary to effectively crack down on the menace of cyber crime and web-enabled financial frauds. Inaugurating a week-long training programme on "Financial Offences and Cyber Crimes", CBI...
  • Delhi polls: Law and order among top priorities for voters February 6, 2015

    With a day left for Delhi to go for polls, CNN-IBN reporter spoke to a few joggers in the city who say govenrnace is their main issue. While, another reporter caught up with some voters at a tea stall who said that cleanliness and traffic were their main problems. ...
  • Jude Law: My children are my 'bedrock' January 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Jude Law says his children are his "bedrock". The actor is father to 18-year-old son Rafferty, 13-year-old daughter Iris and 12-year-old son Rudy with his ex-wife Sadie Frost. He's also step-father to her 24-year-old son Finlay and has a five-year-old daughter Sophia with model Samantha Burke. Also, his former...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • 3rd round of India-US talks take place on Civil Nuclear Agreement January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, the third and perhaps final round of talks in the India-US civil nuclear agreement is on. Sources say the US has softened its stand over a key sticking point with regard to the 'Nuclear Liability Law'. Earlier, it was unhappy over...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Delhi University to shift law faculty campus January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism by the Bar Council of India (BCI) over poor infrastructure, Delhi University has decided to shift its law faculty out of its 90-year-old campus, but the decision has drawn flak from students who are unhappy over the size of the new facility. "The three...
  • Keira Knightley makes first appearance since baby news January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley made fer first public appearance since the news of her pregnancy broke, and she chose a loose dress to conceal her baby bump. Knightley, who is married to musician James Righton, posed for photographs at the the 2015 AFI Awards Luncheon held at the Four Seasons...
  • Ideas 2015: Clean, disciplined lawmakers January 9, 2015

    Intolerance, bigotry, threatening the Nehruvian Idea of India 2014 ended on the note where the line blurred between fringe and mainstream actors and custodians of our Constitution. Our MP's came up with hate speeches and praises for the man who assassinated Gandhi. Experts say a strong government at the Centre...
  • Delhi polls: Law and order a key issue as there are only 80,000 policemen for 17 million people January 8, 2015

    Only 80,000 policemen for 17 million people in Delhi shows the woeful imbalance which can be one of the reasons behind over 100 per cent increase in murders and robberies within a year. Records show that over 70 per cent of cases in the national capital are unsolved, even as...
  • Changes in land laws balances development,compensation: Arun Jaitley January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism against changes in land acquisition laws, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the amendments would ensure higher compensation to land owners while fulfilling developmental needs of the nation. "The amendment balances the developmental needs of India, particularly rural India, while still providing enhanced compensation to...
  • Anti-conversion law only if there is consensus: Rajnath Singh December 31, 2014

    Varkala: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Centre would think of bringing an anti-conversion law if there was concensus among political parties on the matter. If all stood firmly in the religion they believe in and follow its culture, there was no need for any conversion, he...
  • Jude Law thinks 'The Holiday' sequel a good idea December 31, 2014

    London: Actor Jude Law has said he is open to making a sequel to 'The Holiday'. The 2006 romantic comedy, which also featured Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black, told the story of two heartbroken women who swapped homes in each other's countries, only to meet a local man...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with the growing number of acid attacks on women, government is planning to categorise such cases as heinous crimes and fix a time-frame for investigation and trial for speedy justice. All such cases where maximum punishment of life imprisonment or death sentence is possible will be categorised...
  • Law colleges could help in shaping good judges: Justice Oka December 23, 2014

    Thane: Justice AS Oka of Bombay High Court has called upon the law colleges to teach the students how to become good judges, in addition to being good lawyers. Stressing the need for more judges in the country's courts, he said law colleges could help in shaping them up. Justice...