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A meeting of a parliamentary committee. These panels monitor government action/Photo: iihr.res.in

Parliamentary Standing Committees: A Well-oiled Machine

Above: A meeting of a parliamentary committee. These panels monitor government action/Photo: iihr.res.in In order to ensure greater accountability of the government to Parliament, subject-based...

Surrogacy Bill, Passed in Lok Sabha, aims to dismantle commercial surrogacy

The Lok Sabha, on Monday, passed the surrogacy bill introduced by, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Health and Family Welfare minister. According to which only Indian couples...
Bus accident victims being taken to a trauma centre in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh/Photo: UNI

Good Samaritan Bill: Make a Difference

Above: Bus accident victims being taken to a trauma centre in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh/Photo: UNI A Lok Sabha MP has introduced Good Samaritan Bill which...
Muslim Women

Lok Sabha Begins Debate On Triple Talaq Bill

The Lok Sabha has taken up the discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, or Triple Talaq Bill. The...
Parliament

Lok Sabha passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 – Individuals can now be...

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 has been passed in the Lok Sabha on 24th July with 287 'yes' votes and 8 'no'...
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 is one of the many Bills that were passed in the previous Lok Sabha but lapsed due to completion...
Parliament

Surrogacy Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha, Aims To Dismantle Commercialization

On July 15, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Health and Family Welfare minister, introduced surrogacy bill in Lok Sabha.  According to which only Indian couples who...
DNA Profiling Bill: Speedier Justice

DNA Profiling Bill: Speedier Justice

With the DNA Profiling Bill being passed, foolproof DNA technology will result not only in speedier justice delivery but also increased conviction rates By Shruti...
Is a Leader of Opposition Necessary?

Is a Leader of Opposition Necessary?

Once again, the absence of a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha ignites a debate and raises many questions. What is the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses plea on naming Lok Sabha opposition leader

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking its direction related to the appointment of the Leader of opposition (LoP) in the...
Sabarimala Temple

Bill To Bypass SC Verdict on Sabarimala To Be Taken Up In Lok Sabha...

The controversy over the Supreme Court verdict that allowed last September that allowed women of all ages to worship at the Lord Ayyappa temple...
Muslim Women

Tough road ahead for Triple Talaq Bill in the first session of Lok Sabha

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which is scheduled to be tabled in the first session of 17th Lok Sabha...
Parliament

Power-packed first session of 17th Lok Sabha to witness discussion on important Bills

By Punit Mishra Several important Bills are scheduled to be tabled during the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha that starts on June...
PM Modi Biopic

SC will hear plea seeking ban on release of biopic on PM Modi on...

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking ban on release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 8. The bench comprising...
NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in upcoming elections

Law Ministry contemplates an insurance cover for lawyer

With an eye on upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the government has ceded to the demands of lawyers regarding an insurance scheme. On February 12, the...
People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya Dispute: Poll Vault

Above: People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI As the centre moves a plea seeking transfer...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018

The apex court on Thursday (Jan 24) declined to stay SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018 saying that petitions against the amendment and...
Forensic officials inspect  restaurant premises in Bengaluru after a fire killed five people/Photo: UNI

DNA: Gold Standard in Probes

Above: Forensic officials inspect  restaurant premises in Bengaluru after a fire killed five people/Photo: UNI The passing of DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill...
Delhi Durbar

DELHI DURBAR

THE RUMBLINGS WITHIN BJP President Amit Shah recently overhauled the party organisation and constituted several committees for different tasks related to the Lok Sabha polls...

DELHI DURBAR

JACKET WARS Over the last four years, the BJP has been claiming icons to prove that the party’s identity is deeply rooted in Indian soil...
Reports of more women heading for Sabarimala keep local police on high alert

Six Kerala MPs Give Adjournment Motion Notice Against ‘Defiling’ of Sabarimala Diety

Six Lok Sabha MPs from Kerala, among them a Christian and a Muslim, have given notice for an adjournment motion to raise the issue...
Shashi Tharoor

Bill that seeks to remove outdated provisions in anti-blasphemy, obscenity laws introduced in Parliament

By Naved Ahmed Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor has brought forward a private bill named “Freedom of Literature Bill” in the Lok Sabha. The private...

Government, Opposition Lock Horns In Lok Sabha Over Triple Talaq Bill

After several fits and starts and adjournments, the Lok Sabha on Thursday got down to business with the Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabling...
Army Chief Rawat: Major Gogoi Case To Be Dealt With “sternly”

Army Chief Rawat: Major Gogoi Case To Be Dealt With “sternly”

Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday (Sep 4) that Major Leetul Gogoi will “be dealt with sternly in case moral turpitude and corruption...
Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Keep amendments to the Constitution bare minimum, elections for Lok Sabha and 12 state assemblies can be held simultaneously to start with, says law...
Tamil Nadu: Big Shoes To Fill

Tamil Nadu: Big Shoes To Fill

With MK Stalin taking over as DMK chief from Muthuvel Karunanidhi who died last week, an early test of his leadership qualities awaits as...
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill: Cheque-mate!

Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill: Cheque-mate!

Above: The new law on cheque bouncing hands the debtor a lifeline, while victimising the creditor Amendments to curb cheque bouncing are flawed as they criminalise...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

The Power of Speech

~ By Dilip Bobb Much has been made of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament, culminating in the hug-wink combo. If politicians have one requirement, it...
Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

In an unusual gesture, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday (July 20) hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after slamming BJP-led government during the no...
Murdering Parliament through Ordinances

STRANGLING PARLIAMENT

~By Inderjit Badhwar The cover story this week (India Legal magazine) is an example of the continuing alarms that India Legal sounds to warn readers...
Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Above: (L to R) Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal and CPI leader D Raja at a press meet on the CJI...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
Budget 2018: Tall Promises ahead of General Elections 2019

Tall Promises

Amid speculation over general elections being advanced, the last budget seems like a poll manifesto aimed at the electorate ~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav It has...
PEOPLE POWER VERSUS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

PEOPLE POWER VS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar To be fair to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to hold national and state elections simultaneously preceded his recent public advocacy...
Muslim women protesting against the controversial provisions of the triple talaq Bill in New Delhi on Jan 4, 2018. Photo: UNI

The Politics of Triple Talaq Bill

The slug-fest over Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill ended temporarily with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned but the battle-lines are firmly...
Parliament’s budget session from Jan 29, budget to be presented on Feb 1

Parliament’s budget session from Jan 29, budget to be presented on Feb 1

As winter session ends, Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session  Soon after the Winter Session of Parliament ended on Friday following...

Fate of anti-triple talaq Bill in limbo, Parliament adjourns sine die

Unwilling to yield to the Opposition’s demand for referring the anti-triple talaq Bill to a Rajya Sabha select committee, Centre allows proposed law to...
Opposition forces adjournment of RS, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill to be discussed tomorrow

Opposition forces adjournment of RS, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill to be discussed tomorrow

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha last week was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Opposition protests With...
Judges-salaries

Govt tables Bill to hike salaries of judges by nearly 200 per cent in...

High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service Amendment) Bill 2017 proposes huge hikes in salaries of judges Union minister for law...
With Rahul as Congress president, Sonia says: My role is to retire

Sonia says “my role is to retire”, what next for Congress under Rahul

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Congress sources say Sonia Gandhi will continue to advise her son on crucial party matters, help him reach out to potential...
With 40 Bills on agenda, Parliament’s winter session commences

With 40 Bills on agenda, Parliament’s winter session commences

As Congress and other Opposition parties hope to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on a slew of issues, stormy session likely  As...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Custodial torture: Law commission report makes strong observations

The Law Commission’s 273rd Report asks the government to put a stop to endemic torture ~By Venkatasubramanian It does not require a compilation of a...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC judge asks how a candidate can enter into a business, while he is...

While hearing a PIL by Lok Prahari, the Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer had moved into the territory...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks PMO, ministries to bring BCCI under RTI in a month’s time

Indian cricket, barely recovering from Sunday’s (June 18) shameful and shocking defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017,...
According to the Bill placed in parliament, The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 has failed to protect animals for more than decades now. Photo: UNI

Bill in Parliament advocates huge punitive measures for animal cruelty

Light penal measures in Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 have resulted in non-compliance Considering the rather light punitive recommendations in the existing...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before presenting the Budget for 2017-18 in Parliament. Photo: UNI

What’s the Hurry?

The Rajya Sabha passed amendments to Finance Bill 2017, and the Lok Sabha promptly rejected it under Article 109. Finance Minister Jaitley however frets...
Anna Hazare started a Satyagraha movement by commencing a fast unto death in New Delhi to demand the passing of the Lokpal Bill

Lokpal still in limbo

Arguments in SC bring out the vicious cycle in which the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2014 is stuck By Sujit Bhar The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,...
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
People queue up for an Aadhaar card. Photo: UNI

Aadhaar: The Great Divide

A petition in the Supreme Court has reopened the debate over Money and Financial Bills. It has serious implications for parliamentary procedure ~By Devender...
Finance minister Arun Jaitley

Should Budget be postponed?

Political parties opposed to the BJP fear that the sops announced may favour the party in the assembly polls commencing from February 4. But...
Journey of Bill 330; Photo: UNI

Legislating a law

When a bill journeys through parliament, it goes through an elaborate process. What finally emerges from the parliamentary crucible is unassailable. By Devender Singh Come every...
Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

A bill to ban commercial surrogacy is fraught with complications that will invariably drive it underground, endangering the health and interests of the surrogate...
BSP activists protesting against the derogatory remarks made by BJP leader Dayashankar Singh. Photo: UNI

Dalits fighting for rights

While Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel was the first casualty of their anger, the next year’s polls in Uttar Pradesh will prove the final clincher By...
Customers shop at a Best Price Modern Wholesale store, a joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises, in Zirakpur

GST: A Dream for Indian Consumers?

Indirect taxes have been the bane of the common man. With a common tax regime now in place, will corporate pass on the benefits...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016

Letter From The Editor:- Uttarakhand: JUDICIAL SHOCK AND AWE

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the ruling party’s most prominent national face after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah, and arguably also its...
Lok sabha, lok sabha news, lok sabha secretaries, india parliament, election commission india

Parliamentary secretaries: Errand Boys or Legislators?

Many chief ministers and ministers appoint MLAs as secretaries. As this is violative of the constitution, 21 Delhi MLAs appointed in this manner have...

Aborted Without Discussion

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s private member bill decriminalizing homosexuality was voted out even before it was introduced in the Lok Sabha. This was unfortunate...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:- Reaping A Bitter Harvest

As you live by the sword, so shall you die by the sword, is an old Biblical maxim implying that your acts of omission...

Gaining by Default?

With the SP’s administrative inefficiency in UP and the Modi magic fading at the center, will low-profile Mayawati be the ultimate gainer in UP’s...

#BusinessStandard Hails India Legal Annual Issue As “Intellectual Treat”

Business Standard, one of the leading business dailies from India, read our year end annual issue: 'The Best of India Legal-2015' and described it as an...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

'Lok Sabha' - 62 News Results

A meeting of a parliamentary committee. These panels monitor government action/Photo: iihr.res.in

Parliamentary Standing Committees: A Well-oiled Machine

Above: A meeting of a parliamentary committee. These panels monitor government action/Photo: iihr.res.in In order to ensure greater accountability of the government to Parliament, subject-based...

Surrogacy Bill, Passed in Lok Sabha, aims to dismantle commercial surrogacy

The Lok Sabha, on Monday, passed the surrogacy bill introduced by, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Health and Family Welfare minister. According to which only Indian couples...
Bus accident victims being taken to a trauma centre in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh/Photo: UNI

Good Samaritan Bill: Make a Difference

Above: Bus accident victims being taken to a trauma centre in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh/Photo: UNI A Lok Sabha MP has introduced Good Samaritan Bill which...
Muslim Women

Lok Sabha Begins Debate On Triple Talaq Bill

The Lok Sabha has taken up the discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, or Triple Talaq Bill. The...
Parliament

Lok Sabha passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 – Individuals can now be...

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 has been passed in the Lok Sabha on 24th July with 287 'yes' votes and 8 'no'...
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 is one of the many Bills that were passed in the previous Lok Sabha but lapsed due to completion...
Parliament

Surrogacy Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha, Aims To Dismantle Commercialization

On July 15, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Health and Family Welfare minister, introduced surrogacy bill in Lok Sabha.  According to which only Indian couples who...
DNA Profiling Bill: Speedier Justice

DNA Profiling Bill: Speedier Justice

With the DNA Profiling Bill being passed, foolproof DNA technology will result not only in speedier justice delivery but also increased conviction rates By Shruti...
Is a Leader of Opposition Necessary?

Is a Leader of Opposition Necessary?

Once again, the absence of a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha ignites a debate and raises many questions. What is the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses plea on naming Lok Sabha opposition leader

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking its direction related to the appointment of the Leader of opposition (LoP) in the...
Sabarimala Temple

Bill To Bypass SC Verdict on Sabarimala To Be Taken Up In Lok Sabha...

The controversy over the Supreme Court verdict that allowed last September that allowed women of all ages to worship at the Lord Ayyappa temple...
Muslim Women

Tough road ahead for Triple Talaq Bill in the first session of Lok Sabha

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which is scheduled to be tabled in the first session of 17th Lok Sabha...
Parliament

Power-packed first session of 17th Lok Sabha to witness discussion on important Bills

By Punit Mishra Several important Bills are scheduled to be tabled during the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha that starts on June...
PM Modi Biopic

SC will hear plea seeking ban on release of biopic on PM Modi on...

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking ban on release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 8. The bench comprising...
NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in upcoming elections

Law Ministry contemplates an insurance cover for lawyer

With an eye on upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the government has ceded to the demands of lawyers regarding an insurance scheme. On February 12, the...
People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya Dispute: Poll Vault

Above: People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI As the centre moves a plea seeking transfer...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018

The apex court on Thursday (Jan 24) declined to stay SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018 saying that petitions against the amendment and...
Forensic officials inspect  restaurant premises in Bengaluru after a fire killed five people/Photo: UNI

DNA: Gold Standard in Probes

Above: Forensic officials inspect  restaurant premises in Bengaluru after a fire killed five people/Photo: UNI The passing of DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill...
Delhi Durbar

DELHI DURBAR

THE RUMBLINGS WITHIN BJP President Amit Shah recently overhauled the party organisation and constituted several committees for different tasks related to the Lok Sabha polls...

DELHI DURBAR

JACKET WARS Over the last four years, the BJP has been claiming icons to prove that the party’s identity is deeply rooted in Indian soil...
Reports of more women heading for Sabarimala keep local police on high alert

Six Kerala MPs Give Adjournment Motion Notice Against ‘Defiling’ of Sabarimala Diety

Six Lok Sabha MPs from Kerala, among them a Christian and a Muslim, have given notice for an adjournment motion to raise the issue...
Shashi Tharoor

Bill that seeks to remove outdated provisions in anti-blasphemy, obscenity laws introduced in Parliament

By Naved Ahmed Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor has brought forward a private bill named “Freedom of Literature Bill” in the Lok Sabha. The private...

Government, Opposition Lock Horns In Lok Sabha Over Triple Talaq Bill

After several fits and starts and adjournments, the Lok Sabha on Thursday got down to business with the Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabling...
Army Chief Rawat: Major Gogoi Case To Be Dealt With “sternly”

Army Chief Rawat: Major Gogoi Case To Be Dealt With “sternly”

Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday (Sep 4) that Major Leetul Gogoi will “be dealt with sternly in case moral turpitude and corruption...
Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Keep amendments to the Constitution bare minimum, elections for Lok Sabha and 12 state assemblies can be held simultaneously to start with, says law...
Tamil Nadu: Big Shoes To Fill

Tamil Nadu: Big Shoes To Fill

With MK Stalin taking over as DMK chief from Muthuvel Karunanidhi who died last week, an early test of his leadership qualities awaits as...
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill: Cheque-mate!

Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill: Cheque-mate!

Above: The new law on cheque bouncing hands the debtor a lifeline, while victimising the creditor Amendments to curb cheque bouncing are flawed as they criminalise...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

The Power of Speech

~ By Dilip Bobb Much has been made of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament, culminating in the hug-wink combo. If politicians have one requirement, it...
Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

In an unusual gesture, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday (July 20) hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after slamming BJP-led government during the no...
Murdering Parliament through Ordinances

STRANGLING PARLIAMENT

~By Inderjit Badhwar The cover story this week (India Legal magazine) is an example of the continuing alarms that India Legal sounds to warn readers...
Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Above: (L to R) Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal and CPI leader D Raja at a press meet on the CJI...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
Budget 2018: Tall Promises ahead of General Elections 2019

Tall Promises

Amid speculation over general elections being advanced, the last budget seems like a poll manifesto aimed at the electorate ~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav It has...
PEOPLE POWER VERSUS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

PEOPLE POWER VS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar To be fair to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to hold national and state elections simultaneously preceded his recent public advocacy...
Muslim women protesting against the controversial provisions of the triple talaq Bill in New Delhi on Jan 4, 2018. Photo: UNI

The Politics of Triple Talaq Bill

The slug-fest over Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill ended temporarily with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned but the battle-lines are firmly...
Parliament’s budget session from Jan 29, budget to be presented on Feb 1

Parliament’s budget session from Jan 29, budget to be presented on Feb 1

As winter session ends, Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session  Soon after the Winter Session of Parliament ended on Friday following...

Fate of anti-triple talaq Bill in limbo, Parliament adjourns sine die

Unwilling to yield to the Opposition’s demand for referring the anti-triple talaq Bill to a Rajya Sabha select committee, Centre allows proposed law to...
Opposition forces adjournment of RS, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill to be discussed tomorrow

Opposition forces adjournment of RS, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill to be discussed tomorrow

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha last week was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Opposition protests With...
Judges-salaries

Govt tables Bill to hike salaries of judges by nearly 200 per cent in...

High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service Amendment) Bill 2017 proposes huge hikes in salaries of judges Union minister for law...
With Rahul as Congress president, Sonia says: My role is to retire

Sonia says “my role is to retire”, what next for Congress under Rahul

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Congress sources say Sonia Gandhi will continue to advise her son on crucial party matters, help him reach out to potential...
With 40 Bills on agenda, Parliament’s winter session commences

With 40 Bills on agenda, Parliament’s winter session commences

As Congress and other Opposition parties hope to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on a slew of issues, stormy session likely  As...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Custodial torture: Law commission report makes strong observations

The Law Commission’s 273rd Report asks the government to put a stop to endemic torture ~By Venkatasubramanian It does not require a compilation of a...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC judge asks how a candidate can enter into a business, while he is...

While hearing a PIL by Lok Prahari, the Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer had moved into the territory...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks PMO, ministries to bring BCCI under RTI in a month’s time

Indian cricket, barely recovering from Sunday’s (June 18) shameful and shocking defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017,...
According to the Bill placed in parliament, The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 has failed to protect animals for more than decades now. Photo: UNI

Bill in Parliament advocates huge punitive measures for animal cruelty

Light penal measures in Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 have resulted in non-compliance Considering the rather light punitive recommendations in the existing...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before presenting the Budget for 2017-18 in Parliament. Photo: UNI

What’s the Hurry?

The Rajya Sabha passed amendments to Finance Bill 2017, and the Lok Sabha promptly rejected it under Article 109. Finance Minister Jaitley however frets...
Anna Hazare started a Satyagraha movement by commencing a fast unto death in New Delhi to demand the passing of the Lokpal Bill

Lokpal still in limbo

Arguments in SC bring out the vicious cycle in which the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2014 is stuck By Sujit Bhar The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,...
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
People queue up for an Aadhaar card. Photo: UNI

Aadhaar: The Great Divide

A petition in the Supreme Court has reopened the debate over Money and Financial Bills. It has serious implications for parliamentary procedure ~By Devender...
Finance minister Arun Jaitley

Should Budget be postponed?

Political parties opposed to the BJP fear that the sops announced may favour the party in the assembly polls commencing from February 4. But...
Journey of Bill 330; Photo: UNI

Legislating a law

When a bill journeys through parliament, it goes through an elaborate process. What finally emerges from the parliamentary crucible is unassailable. By Devender Singh Come every...
Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

A bill to ban commercial surrogacy is fraught with complications that will invariably drive it underground, endangering the health and interests of the surrogate...
BSP activists protesting against the derogatory remarks made by BJP leader Dayashankar Singh. Photo: UNI

Dalits fighting for rights

While Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel was the first casualty of their anger, the next year’s polls in Uttar Pradesh will prove the final clincher By...
Customers shop at a Best Price Modern Wholesale store, a joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises, in Zirakpur

GST: A Dream for Indian Consumers?

Indirect taxes have been the bane of the common man. With a common tax regime now in place, will corporate pass on the benefits...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016

Letter From The Editor:- Uttarakhand: JUDICIAL SHOCK AND AWE

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the ruling party’s most prominent national face after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah, and arguably also its...
Lok sabha, lok sabha news, lok sabha secretaries, india parliament, election commission india

Parliamentary secretaries: Errand Boys or Legislators?

Many chief ministers and ministers appoint MLAs as secretaries. As this is violative of the constitution, 21 Delhi MLAs appointed in this manner have...

Aborted Without Discussion

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s private member bill decriminalizing homosexuality was voted out even before it was introduced in the Lok Sabha. This was unfortunate...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:- Reaping A Bitter Harvest

As you live by the sword, so shall you die by the sword, is an old Biblical maxim implying that your acts of omission...

Gaining by Default?

With the SP’s administrative inefficiency in UP and the Modi magic fading at the center, will low-profile Mayawati be the ultimate gainer in UP’s...

#BusinessStandard Hails India Legal Annual Issue As “Intellectual Treat”

Business Standard, one of the leading business dailies from India, read our year end annual issue: 'The Best of India Legal-2015' and described it as an...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

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