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Hindu married to non-Hindu can`t get divorce under Act: HC

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 19:58

The Bombay High Court has held that a Hindu married to a non-Hindu in accordance with Hindu rituals cannot seek divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Maintenance for second wife if man lied about first wedding: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 16:46

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.

RS approves bill to make divorce friendly for women

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 21:15

Rajya Sabha approved a proposal to make divorce friendly for women as it provides for the wife getting share in the husband`s immovable property after irretrievable breakdown of marriage.

Mere skirmishes between couples cannot be held cruelty: HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 20:45

Madras High Court observed that mere skirmishes between spouses in day-to-day family life would not amount to cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Marriage bill: GoM to decide on sufficient compensation option

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 10:01

A Group of Ministers will soon decide on whether a court can work out "sufficient compensation" for a woman from her husband`s ancestral property.

Man granted divorce on grounds of cruelty

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 10:09

Filing of false criminal complaints amounts to cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Bombay High Court observed.

Bill on Sikh marriage registration gets Prez nod

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 00:34

Now Sikhs will be able to register their marriages under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act.

Registration of marriage made compulsory

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12:52

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal, which makes the registration of marriages mandatory in the country.

Cabinet clears changes in marriage, adoption laws

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 19:33

Apart from giving women the right to their husbands` property, the bill also aims at giving rights to adopted children on par with biological offspring.

Five booked for dowry harassment

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 17:29

Local police have booked five persons, including husband of a 36-year-old woman on the charges of dowry harassment.

Sikh body to move SC over marriage act

Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 11:13

Accusing the central government of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for a separate marriage act, a Sikh students` body Friday announced it would move the Supreme Court against the decision.

Govt makes Hindu divorce law more flexible

Last Updated: Friday, June 11, 2010, 00:28

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage is now a reason enough for seeking divorce.