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Morning Breaking: Cabinet approves re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance

The triple talaq ordinance, which seeks to make the practice of instant divorce a penal offence, will lapse later this month as a bill to convert it into a law is stuck in the Rajya Sabha.

Jan 11, 2019, 08:10 AM IST

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary

It also proposed that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) can also be asked to hold an exam to recruit judicial officers.


Aug 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

Trump supports sanctions on Russia Iran, N Korea: White House

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passes legislations with an overwhelming majority of 419-3 supporting tougher sanctions against the three countries.

Jul 27, 2017, 08:38 AM IST

Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian

"I had no knowledge that I, myself, had become an Italian citizen - nor had I requested to become an Italian citizen," said the Australian-born Canavan, who quit the major position of minister for Resources and Northern Australia.


Jul 25, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Chinese draft law regulates use of national anthem

According to the draft, those who maliciously modify the lyrics or play or sing it in a distorted or disrespectful way can be detained for up to 15 days by public security departments. 

Jun 22, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Courts can't question legislature's wisdom in enacting law: SC

The apex court also said that all income tax asessees "constitute one class" and they were treated alike by the provision which was under challenge before it.

Jun 09, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish Kumar

With Bihar's law and order situation being hotly debated in the wake of gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin being released on bail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said law "never fails" due to incidents of crime and appropriate action is taken against criminals.

Sep 15, 2016, 18:08 PM IST

Triple Talaq saves women from being murdered, polygamy ban encourages illicit sex: Muslim Board to SC

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board​, in its counter affidavit filed in Supreme Court, said the contentious issue relating to Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq can`t be interfered with.

Sep 03, 2016, 14:19 PM IST

Beach parties are not permitted by law, says Goa minister

The minister claimed that one of the biggest proponents of western culture was the popular Sunburn electronic dance music festival, held in the state annually.

May 13, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran is accusing the US Supreme Court of violating international law by ruling that nearly USD 2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

May 06, 2016, 04:00 AM IST

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Feb 20, 2016, 13:03 PM IST

New law now enables juveniles' trial in heinous crimes

With the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015 coming into force from Friday, such accused can now be tried as adults for heinous crimes.

Jan 16, 2016, 00:44 AM IST

Juvenile Justice Bill finally passed in Rajya Sabha

After three years of continuous effort, Rajya Sabha finally passed the Juvenile Justice Bill. The question that arise amidst is, Is Justice Delayed, Justice Denied.

Dec 23, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Every institution has to evolve in tune with times: PM

Every institution has to evolve in tune with the times, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday at a judicial forum, in an apparent reference to the Supreme Court scrapping the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) law and retaining the collegium system.

Nov 09, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Uniform Civil Code: What is hindering its execution?

Underlining “total confusion” owing to personal laws governing religious practices, the Supreme Court sought to know from the government Monday whether it is willing to bring the Uniform Civil Code

Oct 13, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Japan passes controversial security bills into law

Japan`s parliament passed contentious security bills into law in the early hours of Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.

Sep 18, 2015, 23:14 PM IST

Tunisian parliament adopts new anti-terror law

The Tunisian parliament has adopted a new "anti-terror" law overnight aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

Jul 25, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

Egypt to revise anti-terror media law: MENA

Egypt on Wednesday agreed to revise a controversial article of its touted anti-terror law threatening journalists with jail for reporting anything but the official line on jihadist attacks, state media reported.

Jul 16, 2015, 07:44 AM IST

Pak parliamentary panel to discuss Hindu marriage law

The minority Hindu community in Pakistan, living without a marriage law since the country was founded in 1947, may get a landmark legislation soon to help them register their marriages.

Jul 06, 2015, 23:55 PM IST