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Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:18

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 15:55

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.

SC asks Law Commission to frame guidelines on hate speeches

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:03

Hearing a petition, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Law Commission to look into the issue of hate speeches being made by politicians.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:06

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Chhattisgarh govt to set up Law Commission

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 01:37

A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly today.

Commission seeks opinion on issue of decriminalising politics

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:12

The Law Commission on Saturday sought the opinion of various stakeholders, including political parties, on sensitive issues of decriminalising politics and disqualifying those who file false affidavits.

Law Commission to hold consultations to firm up poll reforms

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 15:04

As the country heads for Lok Sabha elections, the Law Commission will on Saturday hold consultations on electoral reforms to firm up its views on complex issues including ban on opinion polls and fate of candidates who file false affidavits.

Electoral reforms: SC seeks details of reference made to panel

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 16:52

Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to apprise it of the points of reference made to Law Commission for suggesting "plausible" changes in legislations to ensure de-criminalisation of politics.

Justice Shah appointed new Law Commission chairman

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 15:15

Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah has been appointed as the new chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India.

Kapil Sibal proposes bill to keep criminals away from politics

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:57

Persons charged with heinous crimes will not be able to contest polls, if a proposal of Law Minister Kapil Sibal goes through.

Law panel seeks response from parties on issuing ads

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 00:27

Amid an ongoing debate on electoral reforms, the Law Commission has asked whether a restriction should be imposed on governments for issuing advertisements highlighting their achievements six months prior to elections.

Hate Crime Law in UK to be reviewed

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 17:46

UK`s Law Commission has reportedly decided to review the Hate Crime law as viewed by criminal justice agencies in an attempt to provide fair justice to the victims.