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Himachal polls on November 9: Election Commission

Belying speculations, the Election Commission on Thursday announced elections only for Himachal Pradesh, holding back Gujarat's schedule for a later date. A single-phase election will be held for..

Truckers end strike

The two-day pan India token strike by truckers concluded on Tuesday with transporters body All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) threatening more action after Deepavali if the issues raised by it..
Deccan Herald

DNA SPECIAL: Law soon to make consumer the king

Making consumer the king, Union Cabinet will soon give its nod to a bill that seeks to bring sweeping changes in the existing consumber protection law and prescribe graded punishment for manufacturers,..

Pending cases go down in SC, HCs; but see upward swing in lower courts

pending cases go down in sc, hcs; but see upward swing in lower courts
The number of pending cases in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts has gone down in the past three years but the pendency has seen an upward swing in the lower judiciary. According to Law Ministry..
All India Radio Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Transgender people object to tweaks in wage code

A collective of transgender rights activists has written to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad objecting to the ministry's removal of provisions granting protection to transgender people under the Code..

Election Commission asks law ministry to make law on service voters gender-neutral

An armyman's wife is entitled to be enrolled as a service voter, but a woman army officer's husband is not, according to provisions in the electoral law. But this may change in the coming months as..

Possession and sale of fireworks of foreign origin is illegal and punishable: Centre

possession and sale of fireworks of foreign origin is illegal and punishable: centre
Government has said the possession and sale of fireworks of foreign origin is illegal and punishable under the Law. Ministry of Commerce and Industry in a release said, the information about possession..
All India Radio

If Law Ministry has its way, `netas` will soon have to disclose wives` income

Politicians will soon have to disclose the income of their wives thanks to a proposal prepared by the Law Ministry.
Zee News

Defence min to seek info from CBI in Bofors case

The Defence Ministry has decided to seek clarification from the CBI about whether the UPA government had prevented it from challenging the quashing of charge sheets in the Bofors case by the Delhi High..
Deccan Herald

EC tells SC it does not know if candidates overspent in 2014 LS elections

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down on the Election Commission (EC) when it failed to submit an account of the expenses incurred by candidates during the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. A bench of..

Don't seek legal opinion directly from me: AG Venugopal tells ministers

They should approach his offiice through the law ministry, said Venugopal.

Pick lawyers from our panel, Law Ministry tells autonomous bodies

The law ministry's letter, reviewed by ET, has been sent to all ministries. It marks a big shift in the way autonomous bodies can pick lawyers.

Justice Dipak Misra takes over as 45th CJI

Last month, former Chief Justice of India JS Khehar nominated the senior-most judge after him as his successor which was approved by the law ministry.

Law panel report on uniform civil code by next year: Official

A much-anticipated report of the Law Commission on the uniform civil code is likely to be submitted to the government next year, a senior functionary of the panel has said. The commission was asked..
Deccan Herald

Law Commission report on UCC pushed to 2018

The Law Commission of India has deferred submission of its report on the crucial Uniform Civil Code until the next year. After Supreme Court's landmark judgement on banning instant triple talaq, it was..

Supreme Court denies TN relief from NEET

Through the example of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday made it amply clear that all states will have to adhere to the rules regarding common medical entrance exam. The apex court stated..

Triple Talaq verdict: Centre won't rush to enact a new law

The Centre is unlikely to rush into getting Parliament to pass a legislation following the Supreme Courts verdict declaring Islamic instant divorce law as arbitrary and unconstitutional. Rather, the..
Deccan Herald

Ensuring India gets justice | Law Ministry's hits and misses

The Law Ministry has introduced several reforms such as pro bono legal services and digital courts to ensure speedier disposal of cases. Is this enough? DNA looks at the ministry's hits and misses and..

Govt deptartments told to go for e-arbitration to speed up dispute resolution

The law ministry has asked government departments to go for online arbitration to fast track dispute resolution and bring down government litigation which constitutes nearly 46% of about three crore..

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