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No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:20

There is no proposal to amend the landmark food security law at present, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Protesting lawyers torch police vehicle in Bhubaneshwar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:45

Members of the Bhubaneswar Bar Association torched a police vehicle in Odisha while they were protesting against the brutal attack on a lawyer by the police.

Al Qaeda vows to severe hands of `corrupt` Yemen officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:13

Al Qaeda has threatened to sever the hands of "corrupt" officials in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, where the jihadists have been trying to impose their strict version of Islamic sharia law. 

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:51

Terming the current rule which disqualifies candidates upon conviction "incapable" of keeping criminals away from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended that disqualification should happen upon framing of charges in cases punishable by five years in jail or more.

Law and order in UP generates heat in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:57

The issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh Monday generated heat in Lok Sabha with a BJP member alleging increased incidents of rape, murder and dacoities in the state and Samajwadi Party members protesting her remarks.

Bahrain main opposition bloc could face suspension

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 05:42

Bahrain has filed a lawsuit to suspend Al-Wefaq`s activities for three months after the largest Shiite opposition group allegedly violated the kingdom`s law on associations, the official BNA news agency reported Sunday.

Singapore warns maid agencies against `undignified` ads

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 04:23

Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

US man pleads not guilty in priest`s death

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 00:37

A homeless ex-convict has pleaded not guilty to charges that he beat a Catholic priest with a metal rod and fatally shot another clergyman during a burglary at a Phoenix church.

Emergency data law passed in British lower house

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 05:07

Britain`s lower house of parliament voted in favour of emergency legislation to allow police and security services to continue accessing Internet and mobile phone data following angry exchanges between lawmakers on Tuesday.

Turkey President approves Kurdish reform law

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:23

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved a ruling party-backed law aimed at giving a boost to peace talks with Kurdish rebels with the ultimate goal of ending the three-decade-long conflict, his office said. 

SC issues notices to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:20

Hearing a plea on allowing euthanasia for people who are terminally ill and have slim chances of survival, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to all states and Union Territories.

Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:17

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.