Uber, Ola, TaxiForSure flouting laws; NGT seeks govt's reply

A Delhi resident's plea alleging that diesel powered inter-state taxis operating in the national capital were violating Supreme Court directive Friday led the National Green Tribunal to seek the response of the city government in the matter.

Existing laws regarding conversion are sufficient: Ram Vilas Paswan

"Existing laws regarding conversion are sufficient," Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said even as BJP has been pushing for an anti-conversion bill in the wake of controversies triggered by some Hindutva groups.

Existing laws regarding conversion are sufficient: Ram Vilas Paswan

"Existing laws regarding conversion are sufficient," Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said even as BJP has been pushing for an anti-conversion bill in the wake of controversies triggered by some Hindutva groups.

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.

Law panel recommends repeal of another 88 laws, ordinances

The Law Commission Tuesday submitted to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, its second report recommending outright repeal of 88 obsolete laws and permanent ordinances and partial repeal of another 25 laws that had either outlived their utility or came in the way of current laws.

War-torn South Sudan passes tough security laws: Reports

 South Sudanese lawmakers have passed tough new laws granting security forces sweeping powers to arrest without a warrant, a bill that rights groups have condemned as "flawed", reports said Thursday.

Fresh bill to be introduced to weed out archaic laws: Prasad

Terming weeding out archaic laws as a priority agenda for the government, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said he would introduce a fresh bill in Winter Session of Parliament for repealing "hundreds" of obsolete statutes.

Egypt introduces new sexual harassment laws

Egypt has introduced new laws against sexual harassment in an effort to bring down the escalating menace.

Hate speech laws not being effectively executed: SC Judge

The root of the problem in tackling the menace of hate speech is not absence of laws but lack of their effective execution, Supreme Court Judge Justice B S Chauhan said today.

US reviews law restricting aid to Pakistan

The US has said it was reviewing a law passed by the Congress last week which withholds USD 33 million in aid to Pakistan until the release of Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped CIA trace al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Laws are enacted in Parliament not on Ramlila Maidan: Digvijay

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said emergence of AAP on the national scene was testimony to the fact that issues cannot be resolved on streets but only through democratic ways.

Pak pacer Riaz booked for excessive wedding celebrations

Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz has been booked by Punjab Police for breaching local laws that ban excessive wedding celebrations.

Marriage laws to be made more women friendly

Marriage laws will now become more women friendly with the government approving a slew of measures including providing for sufficient compensation for the wife and children from husband`s immovable property in case of a divorce.

Laws are effective only if implemented efficiently: Meira Kumar

Against the backdrop of several protests against the executive, Lok Sabha Speaker said laws are effective only if they are implemented efficiently.

Brazil unveils new plan against human trafficking

The Brazilian government has announced a three-year nationwide strategy to fight human trafficking with tougher laws and tighter controls.

Strict laws alone not sufficient for women`s safety: Chavan

Strict laws alone are not enough to tackle crimes against women, there is a need for change in society`s perception for their better safety and security, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan has said.

Punjab, U`khand unveil measures to prevent crime against women

In the backdrop of the Delhi gang-rape incident, Punjab and Uttarakhand on Monday came out with a slew of measures.

Bangladesh`s personal laws discriminate against women: HRW

In many cases, these laws contribute to homelessness, hunger and ill health for divorced women, the rights body said.

EU steps up legal pressure on Hungary over laws

European Commission said it would take legal action against the Hungarian government.

New law could force porn actors to use condoms in movies

A proposed new law in Los Angeles could make it mandatory for actors in porn moves to use condoms during film shoots.