LAWS

  • Muslim Personal Law Board attacks Modi government, says minorities feel uncomfortable 5 days ago

    Jaipur: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the RSS of hatching a "conspiracy" to convert the country into a "fascist state". At the end of...
  • Black money law: Foreign property to be taxed at current price 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indians having undisclosed property abroad will have to pay tax and penalty on the basis of the current market value of the asset, and not at the purchase price, as per the new black money bill. However, the tax and penalty would take into account the part-disclosure, if...
  • Muslim Personal Board meet opposes 'forcing' of RSS agenda 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Any attempt to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims will be challenged at all appropriate levels, members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board asserted today while vowing to carry out a campaign to clear "misunderstandings" spread by the Sangh outfits. Issues like religious conversion, inclusion of...
  • Class 11 student held for FB post: Should the draconian section of IT Law be thrown out? March 18, 2015

    In the post Azam Khan was targeted by mentioning a provocative speech allegedly delivered by him, he said. On a complaint lodged with the police by the minister's PRO Fasahat Ali Khan Shanu, a team of crime branch sleuths was constituted which raided the youngster's residence and nabbed him on...
  • Lok Sabha passes bill to repeal 35 archaic laws March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to weed out archaic and dead laws, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to repeal as many as 35 legislations. "This is an initial step taken by the new government. We will see in a span of one or two years...the statute book will be cleared....
  • Twitter makes it easier to report threatening tweets to police with new summary feature March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has rolled out a feature that makes it easier for users to report threatening tweets to the law enforcement agencies. After filing a report, users are prompted an option on the last screen to receive a summary of their report through an email. Upon clicking the option,...
  • Woman gets 70 lashes for insulting Saudi man on WhatsApp March 16, 2015

    Jeddah: A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application. The woman was found guilty by a criminal court in Eastern Saudi Arabia of tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through WhatsApp, local media said on...
  • Government plans to amend anti-dowry harassment law March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Plans are afoot to amend a criminal law that will allow compromise and settlement between husband and wife at the onset of trial in dowry harassment cases, a move that comes after frequent misuse of the provision to trouble men and their near relatives. Under the proposal, Section 498A...
  • Delhi HC refuses to withdraw plea against AAP Minister Tomar on fake degree March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party, the Delhi High Court has refused to withdraw a plea against Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar. He is facing allegations that he enrolled as an advocate on a fake degree. The court has issued a notice to Tomar...
  • Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha after heated debate on technicalities March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A controversial Bill providing for raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Thursday but not before a heated debate and adjournments over technicalities as a similar legislation was pending in the House. The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015...
  • Amal Clooney to lecture on human rights law at Columbia University March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will join Columbia Law School as a visiting faculty member this spring, the New York-based university said on Friday. Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, will deliver lectures on human rights law during the current spring semester. Amal Clooney, who is based in London,...
  • Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill raising FDI cap to 49 per cent March 4, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...