Political parties support trust under EC to disburse corporate funding

Cutting across political affiliations, parties on Sunday batted for a national trust under the Election Commission to disburse money donated by corporates for political activities while disfavouring direct corporate funding to them.

Law panel bats for stronger Election Commissioner

Law Commission has pitched for a stronger Election Commission by giving equal constitutional protection to all members of the poll body and appointing the CEC and the two ECs by a high-powered collegium.

Parliament should decide what is good for democracy: SC

Judiciary cannot step into the legislature's arena to bar elected members with criminal antecedents from becoming ministers and it should be left to parliamentarians to decide what is good to save democracy, Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

Bring guidelines for commercial bodies to prevent bribery: Law panel

 With India bidding big ticket investments, the Law Commission on Friday recommended mandatory norms by government for commercial organisations to prevent bribery.

Law Commission's views sought on scrapping of bail law: Govt to Delhi HC

Government on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that it has sought views of the Law Commission on setting aside of a Criminal Procedure Code provision that mandates furnishing of a bond by a person for release from prison even after his acquittal in a criminal case.

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.

Govt decides to repeal Section 309 from IPC; attempt to suicide no longer a crime
Govt decides to repeal Section 309 from IPC; attempt to suicide no longer a crime

The government on Wednesday decriminalised attempt to commit suicide, a decision that will ensure people driven to take their lives do not end up in prison in case they don’t succeed.

Law Commission mulls shared parenting, joint custody

New Delhi: India, where the idea of shared parenting is still new to custody jurisprudence, is moving one step ahead on the lines of developed countries to give parental right to both the parents in case of separation

Law Commission recomends repeal of 73 more obsolete statutes

Identifying obsolete Acts, the Law Commission on Monday recommended repeal of 73 more statutes, including the one which prescribed punishment for those who dissuaded people from taking part in wars in which the British Empire was engaged, taking the number of such laws to 258.

Text not available, but law in force since 1841

There are at least six laws which are in force for nearly two centuries now, one of them enacted way back in 1841, but their texts are not available with any government department today which indicates that they have lost relevance.

Govt departments working on repealing archaic laws: Cabinet Secretary

Various central government departments are in the process of repealing outdated laws and regulations, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said here on Tuesday.

Legal research centres needed: Law Commission Chairman

There is a need to establish legal research centres and have more law professionals for a better future of legal education in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice (retd) A P Shah said on Monday.

Law panel recommends repeal of 72 archaic laws

As the government prepares to bring a fresh bill in Parliament to repeal archaic laws, the Law Commission on Friday recommended revoking 72 obsolete statutes, saying there is an "urgent need" to ensure that the legal structures are responsive to challenges of changing times.

Prominent citizens urge Narendra Modi to bring in police, electoral reforms

Prominent persons from various walks of life have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring about police reforms to end "executive stranglehold" over it and enable its transformation from a "ruler's police" into "people's police".

Repeal of obsolete laws: Law panel says ministries not helping

As the Narendra Modi government moves ahead to weed out archaic laws, a peeved Law Ministry has shot off a letter to all Union ministries pointing out that "several" of them have failed to help the Law Commission compile a list of obsolete statutes.

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

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.

SC issues notices to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

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.

Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.

Law panel`s steps to tackle opinion polls, paid news

Amid an ongoing debate on freedom of media, the Law Commission has floated a consultation paper to help it recommend an approach to be adopted in tackling issues like opinion polls, paid news, media regulation and use of social media.

Top posts in sports bodies should have only sportspersons: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court Thursday said it may recommend to the Law Commission to consider the option of having only sportspersons in top posts in sports organisations in the country.