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Andhra Cabinet okays Disha Bill that dictates judiciary

While ordering the prosecution to complete its work in 14 days is permissible, Andhra Pradesh cannot set a time limit for the judiciary

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Muslim Women Act Proves Modi Can If He Wants To

The passing of the Muslim Women Bill in the Rajya Sabha, which has established BJP’s floor management prowess, must wake Hindus and the middle class up to pressure PM Narendra Modi to legislate what they have been demanding for ages

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RTI Act amendment: BJP says opposition’s concern misplaced

“The RTI Amendment Bill 2019 in no way tends to compromise autonomy or independence of (the) RTI Act 2005,” the BJP has asserted.

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Motor Vehicles Act now stricter with higher accident compensation

The motor vehicle owner or the insurer would pay Rs 5 lakh compensation in case of death and Rs 2.5 lakh for grievous hurt.

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Triple talaq bill gets 186 LS MPs’ votes amid resistance of 74

Not only the opposition, but also NDA ally JD(U) is opposed to the triple talaq bill, but the government got it passed in the Lok Sabha

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With DNA Bill passed in Lok Sabha, forensic technology getting legal sanction

New Delhi: The Bill that provides for regulation of use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons, including offenders, victims, suspects and undertrials was passed in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 regulates the use the technology to establish […]

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Mamata wants ‘development’ of women without challenging triple talaq

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), was for the socio-economic development of women but was against using religion in politics to get justice for them. Banerjee, who was commenting on the opposition stalling the “triple talaq” bill following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned, said her party […]

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CPM in Parliament brings to life dead issue of Women’s Reservation Bill

New Delhi: The government should immediately come up with the Women’s Reservation Bill to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in Parliament and state assemblies, demanded CPI-M member PKS Teacher during the zero hour in the Lok Sabha Friday. Members cutting across party lines associated themselves with the demand raised by Teacher. The CPI-M member […]

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Bill in LS to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce

New Delhi: Leprosy could soon be removed as a ground for divorce from statute books. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday seeks to amend five personal laws — the Divorce Act (for Christians), the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Adoptions […]

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US Congress seeks to strengthen defence partnership with India

Washington: The United States Congress has passed the $716 billion defence spending bill which, among its many provisions, seeks to strengthen and enhance the country’s defence partnership with India. India was designated a major defence partner in 2016, towards the fag end of the Obama Administration’s tenure. While the succeeding Trump Administration is moving ahead with […]