Law Ministry: News
19 Aug 2023DY Chandrachud
The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the legitimacy of rape laws criminalizing consensual sex between under-18 girls and boys aged above 18, PTI reported.
15 Mar 2023Bar Council of India
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has approved foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India, according to The Indian Express.
05 Mar 2023Kiren Rijiju
Union Law and Justice Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiren Rijiju on Saturday claimed that calibrated attempts were being made to suggest to the world that the democracy and judicial system in India are currently in a state of crisis.
06 Feb 2023Supreme Court Of India
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Monday administered the oath of office to the five judges newly elevated to the Supreme Court. The top court's working strength has now reached 32, while the maximum number is 34.
18 Jan 2023Law School
The Consortium of National Law University has released the first provisional allotment list of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023.
16 Jan 2023Kiren Rijiju
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has reportedly written a letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud suggesting that the Supreme Court Collegium, which appoints the judges, should include central government representatives.
30 Nov 2022Central Government
The Central government has returned 19 of the 21 names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for the appointment of High Court justices, The Indian Express reported.
07 Oct 2022Chief Justice of India
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit has been asked by the government to name his successor as he is set to retire on November 8.
19 Jun 2022Aadhaar Card
According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.
13 Jun 2022Elections
Rajiv Kumar—who took office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India last month—has requested the Law Ministry to issue a notification for linking voters' Aadhaar with voter IDs, reported The Indian Express.
01 Dec 2020West Bengal
The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.
04 Jun 2020Rajnath Singh
Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining at his home, reports said. The 1985-batch IAS officer is the first top bureaucrat to have contracted COVID-19.
24 Nov 2018Ministry of Women and Child Development
The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.
08 Oct 2018India
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even "10-15 years later".
24 Aug 2018India
As many as 929 District Courts under 24 High Courts of India have been equipped with video-conference facility for speedy trial in cases in which the accused are lodged in different jails, whereas the corresponding number of prisons having similar provision is far less, Law Ministry data said.
13 May 2018India
DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.
06 May 2018India
The expenditure incurred by the government in contesting cases in the Supreme Court has gone up from nearly Rs. 11 crore in 2011-12 to Rs. 42.40 crore in 2017-18, Law Ministry data shows.
26 Apr 2018Supreme Court Of India
The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.
18 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
Legal experts have cautioned the government against accepting one of the recommendations of the SC collegium for elevation to the apex court while keeping the other one on hold.
14 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
The Law Ministry informed the Lok Sabha that the 24 High Courts present across the country have only 73 women judges while their male counterparts are 600 in number.
18 Oct 2017Indian Army
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to announce the raising of three new tri-service agencies for cyber warfare, space and special operations.
30 Aug 2017India
Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.
17 Jul 2017Ministry Of Home Affairs
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.
01 Jun 2017India
The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.