LEGAL

  • NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade, Centre expresses displeasure November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) is set to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. Ever since the news of the National Commission for Women's...
  • Former Soviet nation Estonia legalises same-sex partnerships October 9, 2014

    Tallinn (Estonia): Estonia on Thursday became the first former Soviet nation to legalize gay partnerships, while Kyrgyzstan - another ex-Soviet republic thousands of kilometers east - considers anti-gay legislation. The parallel moves reflect starkly divergent paths taken by the countries that once were parts of the Soviet empire. In Estonia, lawmakers voted...
  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin formalise their wedding in Venice September 30, 2014

    Rome: Newly-wed couple actor George Clooney and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Monday made their vows official with a formal civil wedding ceremony in Venice. Alamuddin looked incredibly chic in a pair of cream wide leg trousers and matching top with navy waist band. She teamed it with a wide...
  • Maneka Gandhi warns legal action to organisations which don't have sexual harassment committees September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday warned legal action to organisations which did not have sexual harassment committees. The remarks came in the wake of a number of organisations where in spite of Vishakha Guidelines do not have these committees. The Vishakha guidelines, as laid down...
  • Generate legal awareness among women, poorer sections: SC judge September 13, 2014

    Puducherry: Supreme Court Judge, Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya on Saturday called upon lawyers, medical personnel, students and other sections of society to acquaint themselves with provisions of various legislations and then generate legal awareness among people for whom the laws were meant to ensure their protection and to promote their welfare....
  • Watch: 'It only happens abroad, Indian culture does not permit it'. People were asked if prostitution in India should be legalized. Their reactions will make you wonder if you're living in 2014 September 6, 2014

    National award winning actress Shweta Basu, who was recently arrested for prostitution, has revealed that she took to the sex trade as she was running out of money. The 23yearold actress, who was arrested last Sunday, is currently lodged in a staterun rescue home. "I was out of money. I...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vicepresident of citybased NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the highpowered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing July 3, 2014

    With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace. The demand for a national law was made by the Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC) at a function organised...
  • Aseem Merchant to go ahead with the biopic on Priyanka Chopra's former secretary, despite legal notice June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Undaunted by Priyanka Chopra's legal notice forbidding the biopic "67 Days", based on the actress' former secretary Prakash Jaju, the proposed film's makers are determined to go right ahead with the project. Aseem Merchant, whose production company Limelight Motion Pictures Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. will produce the film, says he has...
  • Amarinder Singh serves legal notice to Subramanian Swamy April 14, 2014

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Monday served legal notice to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his "malicious statements" alleging that he had committed "perjury" by not disclosing the foreign bank accounts of his wife and son in his nominations papers. Swamy had last week alleged that...
  • Legal action against those sending objectionable messages on cellphones during polls March 14, 2014

    Legal action will be taken against those who send objectionable or provocative messages on mobile phone during electioneering. "A helpline for informing authorities about objectionable messages has been started and swift action on complaints will be taken in view of the Model Code of Conduct ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,"...
  • Make poor aware of the legal services: CJI P Sathasivam March 8, 2014

    Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam on Saturday urged the legal fraternity to make the poor aware of the legal services they could avail for a better life. Speaking at the 12th all-India meet of State Legal Services Authorities here, he observed that the legal officials were duty-bound to ensure the...
  • Modi hits out at Centre over lack of infrastructure in legal system March 1, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hit out at the Central government for the lack of infrastructure in the legal system. Modi said, "It is government's responsibility to ensure that quality infrastructure and human resources are made available to the legal system. If the state is policy driven then the...
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh files legal notice against Shinde March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As former Army Chief VK Singh gears up to join the BJP on Saturday, he has filed a legal notice against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. CNN IBN has accessed a copy of the notice against Shinde which accuses the Home Minister of deliberately not acting against individuals who...
  • SC refers issue of legalising Euthanasia to Constitution bench February 25, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the issue of legalising euthanasia in the country to a five- judge Constitution bench, saying there has been "inconsistent" opinion in its previous verdicts on withdrawing medical support to terminally ill patients. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that it is...
  • CJI inaugurates 2,648 village legal services clinics January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant step to bring legal services to the doorsteps of people, nearly 2,648 legal clinics were opened on Friday in villages across the country to ensure that no citizen "starves from hunger of justice". The Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam on Friday inaugurated the village...
  • Bal Thackeray's sons locked in legal row over property January 21, 2014

    A little over a year after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, his sons Uddhav and Jaidev are locked in a legal row over property worth crores left behind by the party patriarch. Uddhav, who was anointed party's Executive President by his father, has moved the Bombay High Court...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' November 17, 2013

    With a large number of men falling victim to "genderbiased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said a...
  • Maintenance for second wife if man lied about first wedding: Supreme Court October 20, 2013

    Marrying second time by hiding existence of first wedlock is illegal but the second wife is to be treated as the "legally wedded wife" for the purpose of getting maintenance from her husband under Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and A...
  • Clint Eastwood's wife Dina files for dismissal of legal separation October 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Two days after Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation from Hollywood actordirector Clint Eastwood last month, she apparently had a change of mind and went back to the Monterey County Superior Court to file for its dismissal. It is not known whether the 48yearold reporter and TV anchor has...
  • Preconception sex selection on rise, affecting child sex ratio: Lawyer September 28, 2013

    New Delhi:Sex selection of the baby at the preconception stage is on the rise, and now a Rs.15 crore business, a lawyer said in New Delhi on Saturday while addressing a symposium on the challenges in the implementation of the law on the issue. "The sex determination of foetus preconception in...
  • Clint Eastwood's wife Dina files for legal separation September 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Veteran star Clint Eastwood's wife, Dina Eastwood, has filed for legal separation. Dina's attorney C Michael McClure said that he submitted the documents to Monterey County Superior Court in Northern California on Monday, September 9 on behalf of his client. The attorney refused to give details about Dina's situation, reported...
  • Amitabh Bachchan threatens legal action over fake YouTube video, Rajkot man apologises August 22, 2013

    A furious Amitabh Bachchan has threatened legal action over a fake YouTube video that suggests he is backing Narendra Modi as the next prime minister. Following Bachchan's strong protest online, a music composer from Rajkot has admitted to having uploaded it on YouTube and has apologised. The 70yearold veteran star, who...
  • PIL against use of measure of unit for sand in High Court August 16, 2013

    The Madras High Court, on Friday, ordered issue of notice to Legal Meteorology department on a PIL seeking action against government officials for selling river sand under 'prohibited' measure of 'unit'. The Madurai bench of Justices S Rajeswaran and T Mathivanan, admitting the petition filed by advocate M Rajendran, ordered notice...
  • Bombay HC gets independence from legal delays, flags off ecourts August 15, 2013

    Mumbai: This Independence Day, the Bombay High Court is leading the way in freedom from legal delays as it flagged off ecourts that are expected to cut down the massive backlog in cases. By a conservative estimate there are 3 crore cases pending across India. The Bombay High Court is...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum twoyear interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • Age no bar: Easy liquor for teenagers in Mumbai pubs August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Weeks after the Gurgaon pub was found serving liquor to more than 100 school children, a CNNIBN investigation has revealed how rules are openly being flouted in pubs and bars in Mumbai. Bar owners in Mumbai seem ready to ignore the laws on the age limit for drinking. CNNIBN,...
  • KBC 7: Complaint against Amitabh for defaming the legal profession August 1, 2013

    Bhopal: A private complaint was filed today in a court here, alleging promos of the upcoming season of TV quizshow Kaun Banega Crorepati present the legal profession in a derogatory manner. It names actor Amitabh Bachchan, the show's host, as one of the respondents. The complaint was filed in the court...
  • Rihanna wins legal battle with Topshop over her Tshirt image August 1, 2013

    London: R and B star Rihanna has won a legal battle with Topshop over a Tshirt bearing her image. The star sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for 3.3m pounds over the Tshirts, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot in 2011, reported BBC online. Her lawyers told the High...
  • Age no bar: No checks, teenagers served liquor in Delhi bars August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Gurgaon pub raid that brought to light how alcohol is easily served to school children has raised big questions. The biggest question is whether the 'no alcohol can be served to minors' rule exists only on paper and is openly flouted on the ground. Just weeks after...