LAWS

  • Bill to repeal 758 irrelevant Acts introduced in Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance and are clogging the statute books was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday by the government amid its keenness to weed out obsolete laws. The bill to Repeal 758 Appropriation Acts, including...
  • 50 years of Moore's Law: What if other things in life also followed Moore's Law? 6 days ago

    On April 19, 1965, three years before co-founding Intel, Gordon Moore predicted that transistors - the fundamental building blocks of the microprocessor and the digital age - would decrease in cost at an exponential rate and increase in performance. This infographics visualise what would have happened if other aspects of...
  • Rajasthan: Lawyers should get trained in sea, space, cyber, IPR laws 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Asking the legal fraternity to be ready to adopt new challenges, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani on Sunday pitched for lawyers to get trained in legislations related to sea, space, cyber, environment and intellectual property rights. The state's chief justice was delivering a presidential address on the...
  • SC stays proceedings against Kejriwal in two defamation cases April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in two defamation cases filed against him. The SC order came after the Delhi CM challenged the law dealing with defamation cases. The SC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Law...
  • Law makers or Law breakers ? April 15, 2015

    Not willing to be a mute spectator to blatant violation of rules by those in power. Citizen Journalist Tinu Thomas is now confronting cops on duties who are breaking rules. ...
  • Delhi: Angry over cancelled marriage, man chops off nose of brother-in-law April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A young man, enraged over his cancelled marriage, chopped off the nose of his would-be brother-in-law in northwest Delhi's Pitampura area, police said. The accused Raghu (24), along with his accomplice, went to his prospective in-laws' residence after his marriage scheduled for April 15 was called off on...
  • Protestors bypass restrictive laws with the world's first hologram protest April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A protest group in Spain leveraged the power of technology by organizing what is touted as the world's first hologram parading past the lower house of the country's parliament. The protest was against a series of citizen security bills which have been recently passed in the state that...
  • Government notifies new law on judges appointment April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act. The notification bringing into effect from Monday the National Judicial Appointments...
  • Importance of a Good Samaritan Law in India April 13, 2015

    Founder of Save Life Foundation Piyush Tewari turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the importance of a Good Samaritan Law in India. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Land law passed under UPA 'conspiracy' against farmers: Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    Bhopal: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday alleged that the Land Acquisition Law passed in 2013 under the UPA regime was a "conspiracy" to deprive rural areas of development and render landless people jobless. "With an intention to serve their political interests, I can say the 2013 Land Acquisition Law passed...
  • Malaysia passes tough law to deal with 'extraordinary' threats by terror entities April 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's parliament today passed a tough anti-terrorism bill to deal with "extraordinary" threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of heated debate, the Parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill'...
  • CBI to train officers at IIM-Bangalore, National Law School April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI will train its officers at IIM Bangalore and National Law School to emphasise on capacity building, the agency's Director Anil Sinha said on Monday. On the 52nd foundation day of CBI, Sinha spoke to his officers in an internal program which was out of bounds for media but...
  • Finance Minister promises reasonable compliance window under black money law April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday promised a "reasonable compliance window" under the new black money law for persons with overseas funds to come clean, even as he asserted that targetting undeclared assets cannot be termed as 'tax terrorism'. Addressing industry representatives at CII annual general meeting, he also...
  • PM Modi critical of Tribunals, asks if they are barrier for justice April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Questioning the efficacy of tribunals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday voiced concern over the low rate of disposal of cases by them and said there was a need to ascertain whether these institutions were delivering justice or were acting as a "barrier" in it. He said senior judges...
  • Modi pitches for integrated approach to tackle pendency in courts, calls for qualitative change April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for integrated approach to tackle pendency in courts and called for qualitative change. While addressing a joint conference of judges and chief ministers, Modi urged the judiciary to introspect on how 'five star' activists are driving judicial decisions. Modi said, "Judiciary should...
  • Election Commission for new machine to enhance voter secrecy April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue. The EC has approached the Law...
  • Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient April 3, 2015

    An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show. "Rose's Law," named after 36-year-old Rose Church, who died of a heart attack 10 days after giving...
  • Indian-American woman's sentencing sparks debate over laws April 2, 2015

    Washington: The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced on Monday on the neglect...
  • Mother-in-law's tombstone topples on Pennsylvania man, killing him April 1, 2015

    A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-law's tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said. The 400-pound stone fatally injured Stephen Woytack, 74, of Scranton, said Edward Kubilas, caretaker of St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in...
  • Penal provisions in Road Safety Bill diluted: Do our laws need to be stricter? March 31, 2015

    India is home to highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths were reported in 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday said, "Drivers feel they are the 'Emperors of all they survey'. The pedestrians think of uncertainty and civilized persons drive in constant fear....
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • Muslim Personal Law Board attacks Modi government, says minorities feel uncomfortable March 22, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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,...