Lok Sabha passes bill to repeal old appropriation acts

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill that seeks to repeal 758 appropriation acts including those pertaining to railways passed from 1950 to 2012.

Union Minister launches PM Narendra Modi's schemes

The three central government's social security schemes were launched at the district level by Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda here.

Bill to set up commercial benches in HCs introduced in RS

A bill to set up commercial benches in select high courts to deal with high value business disputes was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Modi government proposes to give voting right to NRIs

The government on Tuesday agreed to convene an all-party meeting to discuss its proposal to give NRIs the right to exercise their franchise by e-postal ballots or through proxy voting.

PM Modi to soon hold meeting for naming eminent members to NJAC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu and Congress's leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, are likely to meet "sometime" next week to nominate two eminent persons to the National Judicial Appointments Commission, the new body for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts.

Women Reservation Bill will be tabled in Parliament after careful consideration: Govt

 The Narendra Modi government may not introduce in Parliament the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for 15 years, in the immediate future.

Govt to soon take call on 'correct' time to notify NJAC: Gowda

Government will soon decide on the "correct" time to notify a new law to replace the much- criticised collegium system of appointment of judges after considering various pros and cons, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday.

PM Narendra Modi cautions judiciary against 'perception-driven' verdicts
PM Narendra Modi cautions judiciary against 'perception-driven' verdicts

Addressing the joint conference of the Chief Ministers and the Chief Justices of High Courts at Vigyan Bhawan on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that judiciary is a 'divine' profession and it should have an internal mechanism of self-assessment.

IAS officer's death: Gowda corners Siddaramaiah amid demands of CBI probe

Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday questioned Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for not accepting the demands of the people for a CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death case.

'No proposal to increase retirement age of SC judges'

There is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from the present 65 to 67 years, government said on Friday.

EC to connect voter identity cards with Aadhar

The Election Commission (EC) will connect voter identity cards with Aadhar, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday.

Law Minister proposes body to help govt departments in arbitration cases

As government eyes major investments in infrastructure, Law Ministry has proposed to develop a panel of bodies to provide institutional arbitration and advise central departments and public enterprises on ways to include arbitration clause in their contracts.

Striking UP lawyers to meet union law minister

Striking lawyers of Lucknow, Kanpur, Bareilly and Moradabad divisions in Uttar Pradesh will call on union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday, demanding the jurisdiction of the Lucknow bench of the HC be expanded.

Plea of Union Law Minister's son in rape case dismissed

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday rejected a petition of Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda's Karthik seeking dismissal of a case of rape filed against him by a Kannada starlet.

Delhi HC bar calls for strike today

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) called for a strike for Wednesday to protest Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's decision to table a bill to enhance the pecuniary jurisdiction of the district courts in Parliament this week.

Additional Solicitor General resigns citing personal reasons

Additional Solicitor General L Nageshwar Rao resigned from his post on Monday citing some personal reasons.

22 states, UTs support bill to prevent 'honour killings'

As many as 22 states and Union Territories have supported a Law Commission recommendation to bring a bill to prevent 'honour killings', but government on Thursday refused to fix a timeline to put in place a legal framework, saying a decision will be taken after due consultations.

Judicial accountability bill needs more consultations: Govt

A proposal seeking to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of higher judiciary requires "further consultation", government said on Thursday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.

No proposal to increase retirement age of SC judges: Govt

The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.

Govt considering proxy voting, e-postal ballot facilities for NRIs

The proposal to extend the facility of proxy voting and e-postal ballot to NRIs is under consideration of the government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.