Union Law Minister

Govt doesn't believe in revenge politics: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to Chidambaram

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday hit back at former finance minister P Chidambaram for saying that the Centre has been targeting his son Karti over money laundering case, stating that the government does not believe in revenge politics and has been working honestly.

May 29, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Congress's biggest problem is Rahul Gandhi: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday taunted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying the latter is the biggest problem for the grand old party at this point of time.

Mar 18, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Uniform Civil Code: Govt does not intend to review its stand on triple talaq, says Union Law Minister

Uniform Civil Code: Govt does not intend to review its stand on triple talaq, says Union Law Minister

All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board and various other outfits on Thursday opposed the Law Commission's questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code.

Oct 13, 2016, 17:42 PM IST

Centre denies move on Uniform Civil Code linked to UP polls

Ravi Shankar Prasad, who took over as the Union Law Minister Wednesday, said the decision of the government to refer the issue of implementation of a uniform civil code in the country to the Law Commission should not be linked to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due next year.

Jul 06, 2016, 17:41 PM IST

Panama probe independent of Bachchan's presence at Modi bash: Union Law Minister

Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda did not find anything wrong in veteran film star Amitabh Bachchan, whose name figures in the Panama Papers, being present during the celebrations on completion of two years by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at the India Gate lawns.

May 25, 2016, 22:33 PM IST
Congress targets Amitabh Bachchan over Modi govt's 2nd anniversary event, says 'wrong message being sent'

Congress targets Amitabh Bachchan over Modi govt's 2nd anniversary event, says 'wrong message being sent'

The Congress on Wednesday attacked actor Amitabh Bachchan and raked up the Panama Papers controversy.

May 25, 2016, 18:21 PM IST

Pendency of 3 crore cases in courts worrisome backlog: Union Law minister

The minister said the government has taken steps to remove hundreds of obsolete laws from the statute book.

Apr 16, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

SC reserves verdict on Gowda's plea against plot cancellation

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the plea by Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and former Karnataka civil supplies minister D.N. Jeevaraj challenging the Karnataka High Court order directing the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to take back possession of two plots allotted hem for violating the lease's terms and conditions.

Oct 30, 2015, 02:47 AM IST
Never said govt would scrap Section 377: Sadananda Gowda

Never said govt would scrap Section 377: Sadananda Gowda

A day after reports quoted DV Sadananda Gowda as indicating that India could abolish Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code decriminalising 'unnatural sex', the Union Law Minister on Tuesday denied making any such remarks.

Jun 30, 2015, 11:55 AM IST

Trying to make Parliament taint free: Union Law minister

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said the NDA government is "working out" a plan to make parliament taint free, as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jul 09, 2014, 00:32 AM IST

Kapil Sibal proposes bill to keep criminals away from politics

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

Nov 10, 2013, 14:57 PM IST

No move to ban opinion polls at this time: Kapil Sibal

Government said there is no move "at this time" to ban opinion polls and said such a decision cannot be taken without consulting opposition parties.

Sep 24, 2013, 00:29 AM IST

CBI Director apologises to SC for sharing coal report

Submitting the second affidavit on coal blocks allocation report, the CBI on Monday issued an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for sharing the report with the PMO officials, Union Law Minister Ashwini Kumar and Attorney General GE Vahanvati.

May 06, 2013, 12:48 PM IST

Law minister, PMO made changes in coal report, CBI tells SC

CBI filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Monday in which they have admitted that changes were made in the report on coal block allocations before it was submitted to the judges.

May 06, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Consensus reached over judicial appointments reforms: Govt

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said that the "political consensus" over the need to broad-base the process of appointment of Supreme Court and High court judges was in place.

Mar 09, 2013, 19:27 PM IST

Sheila Dikshit backs demand for lowering juvenile

Amid a demand for lowering juvenile age limit in wake of Delhi gang-rape case, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit gave her support, saying nature of crime shouldn`t be overlooked while deciding age issue.

Feb 03, 2013, 21:21 PM IST

‘Can replace ink with blood’: Khurshid dares Kejriwal

Salman Khurshid has once again courted controversy after he was heard apparently daring Kejriwal to visit his Lok Sabha constituency Farrukhabad.

Oct 17, 2012, 16:02 PM IST

New judicial cadre in offing, Moily says

The Centre is in the process of setting up a new judicial cadre for appointing judges directly and it will materialise soon, Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily said.

Apr 03, 2011, 21:45 PM IST

Right to Justice Bill within 5-6 months: Moily

A bill ensuring right to justice
for all is expected to be introduced in Parliament in the next five to six months, Union law Minister M Veerappa Moily said.

Feb 05, 2011, 18:48 PM IST

Govt drops introduction of bill on Judges’ assets

Government was on Monday forced in
the Rajya Sabha to drop introduction of a Bill that would have
protected the assets of judges from being made public in the
teeth of severe objections from the Opposition and
reservations from a Congress member.

Aug 04, 2009, 00:23 AM IST