SC seeks report from states on implementation of Food Security Act
During a brief hearing, the bench observed that though the allegation of starvation death is an "explosive issue" but it would wait for the response of state governments on steps undertaken by them to set up grievance mechanism to deal with complaints of people with regard to non-delivery of food items under the law.
FBI presumes Florida base shooting was act of terrorism
The FBI says that no arrests have been made in the deadly shooting at the Florida nav...
India's efforts for SAARC collaboration repeatedly challenged with acts of terror: PM Modi
In a letter to the SAARC secretariat on the 35th a...
LS passes bill for stringent punishment to those possessing illegal arms, indulging in celebratory gunfire
Piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearms in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others, shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs one lakh or with both.
NGT summons Defence Secretary over report on compliance of environmental norms by Armed Forces
The NGT had in September directed the Secretary, Ministry of Defence to file a status report in the matter after ascertaining the relevant facts and status of compliance of environmental norms from different concerned establishments within three months by e-mail. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel then summoned the concerned Joint Secretary.
Government moves further changes to Arms (Amendment) Bill
The Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on November 29. The Bill seeks to enhance punishment for illegally possessing and making prohibited arms besides other changes in the six- decade-old Arms Act.
Govt to table Citizenship Amendment bill in LS amid protests
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to table the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today amid vehement opposition from Northea...
RBI writes to Fin Min seeking changes in Banking Regulation Act
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has written to Finance ministry seeking changes in the Banking Regulation Act. Changes like authority to con...
Law minister plans to clear backlog in 1 year with fast-track courts
The combined data for rape and Pocso Act cases are of March 31, 2018, and those of only Pocso Act cases are of June 2019, both supplied by the HCs, having a time lag of a little over a year. However, the current status of the number of Pocso Act and other rape cases is unlikely to be too different from the available data set.
Changes to Passport, Foreigners Acts still pending in top court
The government on September 8, 2015, changed passport and foreigners acts to allow non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in India even if they had or hadn’t entered the country with valid papers.
President leaves us no choice but to act: Nancy Pelosi on Trump impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Tru...
Rapists under POCSO Act should not be allowed mercy petition: President Ram Nath Kovind
As the country rages over the growing incidents of rape, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that the people, who have been convicted o...
States can't have lower fine than in amended MV Act: Attoney general
The road transport and highways ministry in September had sought legal opinion through the law ministry soon after some of the state governments including Gujarat had reduced the fines for compoundable offences below the minimum penalties, which has been specified in the Motor Vehicle Act. The amended law came into effect from September 1.
Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes
The bribery took place over many years in countries including China, Vietnam and Djibouti, the department said. The total charges include a criminal penalty of more than $520 million, plus $540 million to be paid to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a related matter.
Government gives Coast Guard power to board, search, detain any vessel or arrest people
"Empowering Indian Coast Guard and enhancing coastal security. MoD issues notification enabling CG to 'Visit, Board, Search and Seize' suspicious vessels within India's EEZ and its continental shelf @IndianCoastGuard," Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted. A Coast Guard official said earlier, the maritime security agency did not have the power to board any vessel passing through India's EEZ.
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