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Rahul Gandhi hits out at Centre, says legal system collapsing due to pending court cases

Rahul Gandhi hits out at Centre, says legal system collapsing due to pending court cases

Rahul Gandhi has accused Ravi Shankar Prasad of "peddling fake news" instead of strengthening the collapsing legal system.

Mar 24, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
If Law Ministry has its way, 'netas' will soon have to disclose wives' income

If Law Ministry has its way, 'netas' will soon have to disclose wives' income

Politicians will soon have to disclose the income of their wives thanks to a proposal being studied by the Law Ministry.

Sep 13, 2017, 06:34 AM IST
Don't seek legal opinion directly from me: Attorney General to ministries

Don't seek legal opinion directly from me: Attorney General to ministries

The AG's office has written to some secretaries whose ministries had approached him directly seeking his legal opinion on various issues.

 

Sep 05, 2017, 20:27 PM IST
CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'

CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'

 Decades old Bofors arms scandal may come to haunt the Congress again if the CBI gets a go-ahead from the Narendra Modi government to re-open investigation into the case. 

Aug 11, 2017, 12:31 PM IST

EC seeks contempt powers to act against those who tarnish its image

Election Commission in a letter to the central government asks for authoritative permission to take action against individuals or political parties raising unnecessary questions against them.

Jun 12, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Election Commission for cap on expenditure in legislative council polls

The Election Commission has proposed putting a cap on expenditure by candidates in certain legislative council polls.

Mar 01, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Law ministry approved the proposal of TRAI to impose penalty on Airtel, Idea and Vodafone

Law ministry approved the proposal of TRAI to impose penalty on Airtel, Idea and Vodafone. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Jan 13, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Law Ministry faced flak over vacancies in courts in 2016

2016 can be summed up as a year when the Law Ministry came under constant fire of outgoing Chief Justice of India TS Thakur for rising vacancies in the higher judiciary even as its efforts to finalise a document to guide appointments in high courts and the Supreme Court failed to get finalised.

Dec 26, 2016, 10:16 AM IST

Equality before law denied to Muslim women in matter of triple talaq: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Friday said equality before the law has been denied to Muslim women in India in the matter of triple talaq.

Dec 16, 2016, 20:43 PM IST

Parliamentary panel to examine inordinate delay in judges' appointments

Amid a raging debate on shortage of judges, a parliamentary panel has decided to seek the views of the Law Ministry on "inordinate delay" in filling up vacancies in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts of the country.

Oct 12, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

Decision on opening legal services for foreigners likely

Government is likely to take a decision soon on opening legal services for foreigners in a calibrated manner.

Sep 04, 2016, 13:17 PM IST
Election Commission says possible to hold polls to Lok Sabha, all state Assemblies together

Election Commission says possible to hold polls to Lok Sabha, all state Assemblies together

It is for the first time that the poll panel has officially said it could conduct Lok Sabha and state polls together.

Jun 08, 2016, 09:24 AM IST
Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

President Pranab Mukherjee is believed to cleared the names of three high court chief justices and a senior advocate for elevation to the apex court.

May 12, 2016, 10:51 AM IST

Appointment of judges must go on: Chief Justice of India

Chief Justice of India Justice TS Thakur said on Saturday the process of appointing judges must go on while improving the system, as the delay in appointments will deprive people of their fundamental right of access to justice.

Apr 09, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

Law ministry cautions Centre against terms of Rafale deal

The Law Ministry has cautioned the government that certain clauses in the draft inter- governmental agreement, including the one on material breach, signed for the purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter aircraft are not in India's interest.

Mar 14, 2016, 19:52 PM IST

HRD Ministry sends Visva Bharati VC file again to President

The HRD Ministry has again sent the file recommending dismissal of Visva Bharati Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta to President Pranab Mukherjee after the Law Ministry and Attorney General backed its view in the matter.

Feb 10, 2016, 12:51 PM IST

Over two crore cases pending in lower judiciary

Over two crore cases are pending in the country's lower judiciary, out of which more than 10 per cent have remained unsettled for over 10 years, latest Law Ministry data says.

Feb 09, 2016, 15:54 PM IST
Ease of doing business: Govt reviews over 50-year-old law

Ease of doing business: Govt reviews over 50-year-old law

The review of the law comes amid the government's repeated emphasis on promoting the 'ease of doing business' in India.

Jan 31, 2016, 18:23 PM IST

High Courts short of 443 judges, SC five as vacancies mount

Vacancies in high courts continue to mount with the collegium which made a comeback three months ago yet to recommend fresh names for the posts.

Jan 18, 2016, 16:50 PM IST

Surveillance of sex offenders on the cards

The minister suggested that the offenders of heinous crimes should be mandated to provide their personal details to the local law enforcement agency on regular basis.

Dec 03, 2015, 15:22 PM IST