Indian Parliament passes bill to negate SC order on jailed lawmakers

With the Lok Sabha's nod, the Indian Parliament on September 6 passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which will negate a Supreme Court order banning politicians in jail and under + Read more

Indian Law Minister regrets lapse on judges appointment amendment bill

Indian Law Minister Kapil Sibal has expressed regret that the wrong numbering of the constitution amendment bill prevented it from being introduced in Lok Sabha on September 6, the last day of the mon + Read more

Apex court wants drastic changes in criminal law

Setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases is not sufficient to ensure speedy justice to the victims, the Supreme Court has said, favouring "drastic" amendment in the law for quick disposal of + Read more

No compromise in rape cases: SC

A compromise entered into between a rape victim and the accused/ convict not to prosecute the complaint further cannot be a leading factor in lesser punishment, the Supreme Court has said. + Read more

Justice Ramana is new Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, was Friday appointed as the chief justice of the Delhi High Court, an official statement said.Justice Ramana, 56, will suc + Read more

Juvenile court gives minor three years in reforms facility in Nirbhaya gangrape case

The Juvenile Justice Board has sentenced the lone minor accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape here to a three-year stay in a special home. The boy, who was 17-and-half years old at the time of the inc + Read more

SC fumes over missing 'coal scam' files

The Supreme Court has fumed over the central government's claim that a few files related to coal-block allocations from 1993-2009 were not "readily available" and asked if a police complaint had been + Read more

PIL on national food security ordinance dismissed

The Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL seeking scrapping of the ruling UPA's National Food Security Ordinance, which guarantees subsidised food to the country's poor, on the grounds that it was actuall + Read more

Italy's highest court upholds jail term against Berlusconi

Italy's Supreme Court has upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government + Read more

Delhi HC asks central govt to decide on Netaji's ashes plea

The Delhi High Court on July 31 asked the Centre to take a decision in accordance with law on a PIL seeking an order to bring back to India the ashes of Subhash Chandra Bose currently lying in a museu + Read more
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