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Election Commission writes to Law Ministry on linking Voter ID cards with Aadhaar

The poll body has long maintained that mandatory seeding can prevent voter fraud and ensure each person has only one vote. 


Aug 16, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

India will never compromise its data sovereignty: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Union Law Minister made these remarks while addressing a curtain raiser event of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019.

Jul 28, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Interim Budget 2019: Law Ministry gets additional Rs 666.66 crore for conducting LS poll

The Law Ministry has been given an additional sum of Rs 666 crore for conducting the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Feb 01, 2019, 18:55 PM IST

Permission to make in-flight calls, surf web likely by January

Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, telecom minister Sinha has said.

Dec 06, 2018, 08:55 AM IST

MeToo has arrived in India, says Maneka Gandhi; asks law ministry to allow complaints without time limit

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the law ministry to allow victims file complaint reports without any time limit.

Oct 08, 2018, 15:40 PM IST

CJI's appointment: Don't question govt's intention, says minister on speculations surrounding Justice Gogoi

Incumbent Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will demit office on October 2, 2018.

Jun 18, 2018, 20:31 PM IST

Government released funds for special courts for cases against MPs and MLAs

It will cost the government nearly Rs 8 crore annually to run these 12 special courts to try lawmakers.

Jun 04, 2018, 18:32 PM IST

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

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

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'

 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

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

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