Articles about Law Commission of India
10 Jul 2021
UP proposes population control law. What does it say?
The Uttar Pradesh law panel has prepared the draft of a proposed law aimed at controlling the population of the state.
12 Nov 2018
SC: Up to Parliament to make rape laws gender neutral
On Monday, the Supreme Court observed that rape laws in India should indeed be gender neutral, but that it would not interfere in the matter.
14 Aug 2018
2019 general elections: 11 states might hold simultaneous polls
In a bid to push for the implementation of PM Modi's grand idea of 'one nation, one election', the BJP is mulling holding assembly elections simultaneously in 11 states, along with the general elections slated for the first half of 2019.
03 Aug 2018
Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC
The SC has commenced hearing on a much-criticized law: the 158-year-old criminalization of adultery in India.
06 Jul 2018
Legalizing gambling in sports would leave room for cheating: CPI
Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today said legalizing gambling and betting in sports would create "lots of problems", leave room for cheating and provide no level playing field.
06 Jul 2018
Gambling, Sports betting should be legal in India: Law Commission
If the Law Commission of India has its way, sports betting will soon undergo a complete overhaul.
07 Jun 2018
To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours
Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.
06 Jun 2018
SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019
Buoyed by opposition victory in key Lok Sabha by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today dared the BJP government at the Center to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state in 2019.
26 Apr 2018
Asaram case: India urgently needs a witness protection law
Three witnesses were killed, at least six grievously attacked and several others injured to protect self-styled godman Asaram from getting convicted of raping a 16-year-old disciple at his Jodhpur ashram in August 2013.
26 Mar 2018
SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala
Today, the Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims. It sought the views of the BJP-led government and the Law Commission about this.
07 Oct 2017
Convict facing death-sentence should die in peace, not pain: SC
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking alternatives to death by hanging for convicts sentenced to death.
02 Aug 2017
What is the debate surrounding India's new DNA-based technology bill?
Government of India is gearing up to introduce a modified version of the DNA-based technology bill, which seeks to regulate and set ethical standards for DNA testing and data maintenance.
17 Jul 2017
Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry
As per the Law Ministry reports, the railways is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it has nearly 66,000 pending cases in courts.
05 Jul 2017
Law Commission makes marriage registration compulsory
In a landmark judgement, the Law Commission has recommended compulsory registration of marriages within 30 days of wedding to prevent fake marriages.
01 Jun 2017
Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC
The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.
07 May 2017
Justice Leila Seth: Glimpses through a legal luminary's life
Leila Seth, eminent jurist, India's first female Chief Justice of a High Court and mother of famous author Vikram Seth died from a cardiac arrest on Saturday night.
04 May 2017
Triple talaq: Muslim Board opposes amendments to law
Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the legality of triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed any changes to the law in its submission to the Law Commission.
29 Apr 2017
Legalized sports betting in India being examined: A good bet?
The Supreme Court has decided to examine whether gambling and betting in sports could be legalized.
07 Apr 2017
GST: Parliament passes four key bills
The parliament on April 6 passed four bills on the GST after they were approved by the Rajya Sabha without any amendments, paving the way for its nationwide rollout.
29 Mar 2017
GST bill: Implementation may be delayed to September 1
Implementation of the GST bill may be delayed from the planned July 1 to September 1 for further fine-tuning of the bill and to give industries more time to prepare.
21 Mar 2017
EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians
In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.
20 Mar 2017
Cabinet approves key legislations on GST
The union cabinet on March 20 cleared key legislations relating to the Goods and Services Tax, including the Integrated GST, the Central GST, the State or Union Territory GST, and a law related to compensation to states.
16 Mar 2017
Council clears final 2 bills, GST dream one step closer
The GST council approved two crucial legislations - the state GST and the union territory GST bills.
04 Mar 2017
GST Council approves the laws; July deadline seems realistic
The GST Council has cleared the Central GST and Integrated GST law. However the legal framework for the State GST and Union Territory GST have yet to be cleared by the Law Commission.
19 Feb 2017
Council clears compensation for GST bill
The GST Council has cleared a bill, seeking to provide compensation to states for losses they may incur after rolling out the GST.
19 Dec 2016
Gay couples see restaurants, bars shut doors for New Year
Gay couples are reportedly being turned down across the country's high-end bars and restaurants, reports revealed.
04 Nov 2016
Aniruddha Rajput elected as member of UN International Law Commission
India's Aniruddha Rajput was elected as the member of UN's top body of legal experts, the International Law Commission (ILC).