Articles about Law Commission of India

UP proposes population control law. What does it say?

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.

SC: Up to Parliament to make rape laws gender neutral

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.

2019 general elections: 11 states might hold simultaneous polls

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.

Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

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.

Legalizing gambling in sports would leave room for cheating: CPI

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.

Gambling, Sports betting should be legal in India: Law Commission

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.

To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

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.

SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019

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.

Asaram case: India urgently needs a witness protection law

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.

SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

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.

Convict facing death-sentence should die in peace, not pain: SC

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.

What is the debate surrounding India's new DNA-based technology bill?

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.

Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry

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.

Law Commission makes marriage registration compulsory

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.

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

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.

Justice Leila Seth: Glimpses through a legal luminary's life

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.

Triple talaq: Muslim Board opposes amendments to law

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.

Legalized sports betting in India being examined: A good bet?

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.

GST: Parliament passes four key bills

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.

GST bill: Implementation may be delayed to September 1

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.

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

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.

Cabinet approves key legislations on GST

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.

Council clears final 2 bills, GST dream one step closer

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.

GST Council approves the laws; July deadline seems realistic

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.

Council clears compensation for GST bill

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.

Gay couples see restaurants, bars shut doors for New Year

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.

Aniruddha Rajput elected as member of UN International Law Commission

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).