Bill for more Supreme Court judges gets Lok Sabha nod

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday told the Lok Sabha that judges in the higher judiciary should be careful about their observations in ongoing cases & should be pertinent to the case they are hearing. Mr. Prasad made these remarks during the passage of a Bill to increase the strength of judges in […]

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As Lok Sabha passes Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill

Lok Sabha has passed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is aimed at making India an international arbitration hub. Bill has been already passed by Rajya Sabha, aims to establish an independent body called Arbitration Council of India (ACI) for promotion of arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other alternative dispute redressal mechanisms. ACI’s functions would include […]

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Lok Sabha Passes Teachers’ Reservation Bill

Overturning a Supreme Court decision on reservation in appointment of teachers in universities, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill that proposes to make a university or college a unit instead of a department for the purpose of providing reservation. The Bill is applicable to all Central universities. The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in […]

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High Court denies urgent hearing to plea seeking LoP’s appointment in Lok Sabha

The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused an urgent hearing to a plea for asking the Lok Sabha speaker to appoint a leader of opposition (LoP) in the House. A vacation bench of justices Jyoti Singh and Manoj Kumar Ohri said “looking at the relief sought, there is no urgency”. The bench instead listed the petition […]

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Lok Sabha passes citizenship (amendment) bill

A bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday Piloting the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Opposition that the bill was not against the provisions of the Constitution and would give succour to persecuted minorities in […]

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Death for Child Rape : Lok Sabha Passes Criminal Law Amendment Bill

On Monday, July 30, the Lok Sabha passed Criminal Law(Amendment) Bill making rape of girl below the age of twelve years an offence punishable with death. The Bill seeks to amend provisions of Indian Penal Code(IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). It replaced the Ordinance […]

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Sunanda Pushkar death case transferred to designated court

A Delhi court today transferred the Sunanda Pushkar death case, in which her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been chargesheeted for abetting her suicide, to a special court designated to try lawmakers. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who will take up the matter on […]

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Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code

The Lok Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill -2017.The bill prohibits certain persons from submitting a resolution plan in case of defaults. These include wilful defaulters, promoters or management of the company if it has an outstanding non-performing debt for over a year. The Bill also has provisions to bar the […]

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Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and void and awarding a jail term of three years for the husband, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, calling it a “historic day” amid opposition to its introduction by members […]

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No justification to suspend operation of Lokpal Act: SC

There is no justification to keep the enforcement of Lokpal Act suspended till the proposed amendments, including on the issue of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, are cleared by Parliament, the Supreme Court said today. The apex court said the Act was an eminently workable piece of legislation and it “does not create […]

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