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Locked in litigation on e-cigarettes, vapes ban, Health Ministry seeks opinion of Law Ministry

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.

Law Ministry approves changes to three laws to help NRIs' wives facing marital hardships

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.

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Union Law Ministry readies ordinance on SC/ST Act

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. 

Law Ministry nod to four judges for Calcutta High Court

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.

Death penalty should stay, say 12 out of 14 states, UTs

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.

Proposed revision: Govt relaxes rules on cattle market, drops reference to slaughter

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.

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No record on legal action to be taken against those forcing to say Bharat mata ki jai: Law ministry

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur, however, refused to intervene in the matter, saying the response of the ministry was satisfactory.

Law Ministry says no to review of trade reforms by external consultant

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.

Railways biggest government litigant with over 66,000 cases, says Law Ministry

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.

Election Commission seeks powers against contempt, here is a look at these laws in other countries

The EC has written to the Law Ministry seeking powers to act against such mudslingers via amendments to the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. The Commission, The Indian Express has learnt, seeks to punish those who act in disobedience with discourtesy in respect to the panel’s authority.

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