Union Cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 13, 2019 approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019 to create more accountability to Indian cit More..

Minority Status of Aligarh Muslim University: Supreme Court refers case to 7-Judge bench

The Supreme Court on February 12, 2019 referred the petition seeking withdrawal of minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University to a seven-judge bench.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi referred t More..

Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act
The Supreme Court has refused to stay the amendments to Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018. These amendments were brought in to nullify the safeguards instituted by the Supreme Court to prev More..

SC scraps use of option in Rajya Sabha elections
Supreme Court scrapped use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha elections, saying it defeats fairness in indirect elections, destroys democratic values and serves as Satan of defection and corruption. The ruling was given by three More..

Cabinet approves ordinance to amend law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved promulgation of Ordinance amend a law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes. This decision aims to improve India’s ranking in World Bank’s ease of doing business index. The i More..

Cabinet approves declaration of Scheduled Areas in Rajasthan under Fifth Schedule
The Union Cabinet has given approval inclusion of certain areas in Rajasthan under Fifth Schedule to Constitution so that tribals living there can avail benefit of protective measures under its provisions.

The areas to be included com More..

President signs ordinance to provide death penalty to rapists of girls below 12 years
President Ram Nath Kovind on April 22, 2018 promulgated an ordinance that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

The President’s approval followed Unio More..

When two people get married, no one should interfere: Supreme Court against honour killings
The Supreme Court of India on February 5, 2018 ruled that two adults are free to get married and no third party be it parents or society or khap panchayats, have any right to cause harm to them.

The ruling was made against the acts of More..

Khap Panchayats can’t interfere in marriages of adults: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court held that every adult has right to marry anyone and nobody including parents, khap panchayats or similar associations can question their choice of spouse.

It also ruled that any kind of attack and interference on such More..

18th All India Whips’ Conference: Union Government proposes rolling out e-Sansad and e-Vidhan
The 18th All India Whips’ Conference was inaugurated by Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on 8 January 2018 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The conference will conclude on 9 January 2018.

Rajas More..

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