Supreme Court agrees to examine adultery provision in IPC
The Supreme Court of India has decided to look into whether the Indian Penal Code (IPC) provision of adultery, which treats only the man as an offender and the married woman as a ‘victim,’ is patronising and commodifies women.

New Bankruptcy Code in India
The Rajya Sabha had passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, in May 2016, which is an important reform that will facilitate the process of doing business in India. The Code’s emphasis on developing a framework for resolving insolvency has caug More..

Undertrial review panel's functioning needs fine-tuning: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, while hearing the case of inhuman conditions of prisoners in the country, said that jail officials must be made part of the undertrial review committees (UTRCs) in the states and a standard operating procedure in this regard should More..

Five judges Constitutional bench to decide on Hindu women's right to temple
A 5-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the women’s fundamental right to pray at the place of their preference can be overruled on the ground of religious belief “biological factor exclusive to the female gender”. The matter was a referred More..

First Woman Chief Justice of Delhi HC to head panel on OBC Sub Categorisation
Retired justice G Rohini would head the 5-member commission to examine the politically-sensitive issue of sub-categorisation of Other Backward Castes (OBCs) and give in its report within 3-months.

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed th More..

President appoints governors for 5 states
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Governors in five states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Meghalaya.

Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also appointed. The appointments will come into effec More..

Law Ministry approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017
The Union Law ministry has approved Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 to empower government to confiscate property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee India.

The Bill seeks to deter economic offenders from evading the pr More..

Six months cooling period in divorce cases can be waived off: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court (SC) on 12 September 2017 held that the cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the 1955 Hindu law can be waived off by a trial court if there is no possibility of settlement between a couple. 

AIMPLB to form committee to examine Supreme Court’s verdict on Triple Talaq
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on 10 September 2017 decided to constitute a committee comprising experts that would look into the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Sharia (Isl More..

Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns from Union Cabinet, others speculated to follow
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced his resignation from the position on 31 August 2017, ahead of a likely reshuffle of the Union Cabinet.

Other prominent ministers to have reporte More..

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