Mumbai court rejects qualified woman's plea for maintenance

Refusing to grant maintenance to a highly qualified woman, a Mumbai family court has held that she cannot be permitted to sit idle and put her burden on the husband for demanding alimony during pendency of a matrimonial petition.

Pak SC orders to expedite legislation on Hindu Marriage Act

 Pakistan's Supreme Court has given a two-week deadline to the government to finalise the draft of the proposed Hindu marriage registration bill to help remove hurdles in registering marriages among the minority community.

Sarv khap demands ban on same gotra marriages

A khap committee meeting held in Shamli has demanded an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act to ban marriages within the same gotra.

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage 'debatable' ground for divorce: SC

With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act to make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient ground for untying the matrimonial knot.

Government plans bill to make marriage laws women friendly

Government has initiated a move to bring a bill in Parliament to make marriage laws more women friendly and allow both parties to file for divorce on the ground of "irretrievable breakdown" of marriage.

Man marries like prince, pays maintenance as pauper: Delhi Court

A man projects himself like a "prince" while entering into wedlock but turns a "pauper" when it comes to paying maintenance to his estranged wife, a Delhi court has observed.

HC rejects Parsi man's plea to nullify wedlock to Hindu

The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of a Parsi man to declare his 15-year-old marriage to a Hindu as null and void as their wedlock was arranged in accordance with Hindu rituals though they professed different religions.

Implement Swaminathan report, amend Hindu Marriage Act: Khaps

A khap panchayat organised at Kandela in the district on Monday demanded from Centre to implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report and amend Hindu Marriage Act.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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