June 26, 2020 8:43 pm
While amending the Conduct of Election Rules on June 19, the Law Ministry has allowed those aged 65 years and above to opt for postal ballot. The ministry has allowed "COVID 19 suspect or affected persons" to use the postal ballot facility.
July 31, 2019 7:05 am
A senior official confirmed banning ENDS is part of the Health Ministry’s 100-day agenda, but another said it is holding off on implementing DTAB’s recommendations to clear legal hurdles.
June 26, 2018 10:34 pm
The Marriage Act would be amended to provide for mandatory registration of NRIs' marriages within seven days, failing which the passports and visas of the NRIs would be liable to be denied or revoked, the official said.
April 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Introducing a bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament slated for July to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to overturn the SC order is the second option before the government, the sources said.
April 13, 2018 4:26 am
According to sources, the ministry cleared the names of Biswajit Basu, Amrita Sinha, Abhijit Gangopadhyay and Jay Sengupta — members of the bar — to be elevated as judges of the HC. The name of Dr Sutanu Kumar Patra was withheld, they said.
March 12, 2018 9:26 am
The 12 states, while arguing against the abolition of capital punishment, took the line that the penalty serves to act as a deterrent in cases of heinous crimes such as murder and rape.
February 27, 2018 8:49 am
The original version, dated May 23, 2017, had notified a ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, triggering an outcry over its effect on trade across the country.
February 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur, however, refused to intervene in the matter, saying the response of the ministry was satisfactory.
January 29, 2018 6:42 am
Law Ministry quoted a 1961 Presidential Order that blocks the hiring of a third party consultant to examine and interpret domestic laws, bilateral and multilateral treaties, or to advise ministries on probable changes in laws, regulations and circulars.
July 16, 2017 1:07 pm
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's letter to his cabinet colleagues and chief ministers came at a time when Centre is working to bring out a national litigation policy since 2010. Several states have already adopted their separate litigation policies.