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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PMO gets file for elevation of Justice Thakur as CJI

The warrant of appointment of Justice TS Thakur as the next Chief Justice of India is set to be issued soon with the Law Ministry on Saturday forwarding the file of his appointment to the Prime Minister's Office.

Plans to turn law panel into permanent body put on hold

A proposal to make the Law Commission into a permanent body has been put on hold  by the Government which has decided to continue with the present system of reconstituting it every three years.

Law panel's 'Death Penalty' report sent to Home Ministry, govt unlikely to support it

The Law Commission's report supporting abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases has been forwarded to the Home Ministry for a final decision, amid indications that government may not be inclined to support it.

Law panel's 'Death Penalty' report sent to Home Ministry, govt unlikely to support it

The Law Commission's report supporting abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases has been forwarded to the Home Ministry for a final decision, amid indications that government may not be inclined to support it.

Eight judges retire in a month; vacancies in HCs rise to 392

 At a time when there is no mechanism in place to appoint or elevate judges to the higher judiciary, 8 High Court judges have retired in a month, raising the vacancies from 384 in August to 392 this month.