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Eminent Supreme Court lawyer, ex-law minister Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95; last rites to be performed this evening
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Eminent Supreme Court lawyer, ex-law minister Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95; last rites to be performed this evening

Veteran Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his residence in New Delhi. Jethmalani was 95. He is survived by his son Mahesh Jethmalani, a noted lawyer, and a daughter. His other child, Rani Jethmalani, had passed away in 2011

Lok Sabha passes bill increasing number of SC judges from 30 to 33; proposed law aims to reduce pendency of cases
India

Lok Sabha passes bill increasing number of SC judges from 30 to 33; proposed law aims to reduce pendency of cases

Lok Sabha passed a bill which seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33 with a view to reducing pendency of cases.

PM-SYM pension scheme subscription to cross one-crore mark soon; 2.36 lakh service centres set up: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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PM-SYM pension scheme subscription to cross one-crore mark soon; 2.36 lakh service centres set up: Ravi Shankar Prasad

According to the labour ministry portal, as many as 10.95 lakh workers have already subscribed to the PM-SYM pension scheme.

Rafale, Dassault and beyond: The travesty of defence procurement in India, as explained by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
India

Rafale, Dassault and beyond: The travesty of defence procurement in India, as explained by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We have a DPP which can make all the defence PSUs almost redundant, choose any corporation – like mine – for any contract and nobody would even know I am the one behind the biggest contract in the country because the DPP gives me that confidentiality? All in the interest of the country, of course?

Triple talaq bill will find support in Rajya Sabha, it's not about 'political opposition', says Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

Triple talaq bill will find support in Rajya Sabha, it's not about 'political opposition', says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government expressed hope on Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law.

Recommend successor's name, Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Dipak Misra: CJI to retire on 2 October
India

Recommend successor's name, Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Dipak Misra: CJI to retire on 2 October

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is learnt to have asked CJI Dipak Misra to recommend the name of his successor, setting in motion the process of change of guard in the Supreme Court. Justice Misra retires on October 2.

Law ministry drafts proposal for special fast-track courts to ensure speedy trials in rape cases, recommends 2 months for investigation
India

Law ministry drafts proposal for special fast-track courts to ensure speedy trials in rape cases, recommends 2 months for investigation

New fast-track courts will be set up to deal with rape cases and special forensic kits will be given to all police stations and hospitals.

The revenue argument is a powerful clincher in favour of legalising sports betting and gambling
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The revenue argument is a powerful clincher in favour of legalising sports betting and gambling

Sports betting and gambling, if legalised, would fetch for the government a 30 percent plus tax from winners in addition to a conservative 18 percent GST.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is 'need for transparency' in appointment of judges
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is 'need for transparency' in appointment of judges

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said there was "need for transparency" in the appointment of judges and the "autonomy of the judiciary should be respected".

Triple talaq bill: Government bulldozing its way through Lok Sabha shows its animus towards Indian Muslims
India

Triple talaq bill: Government bulldozing its way through Lok Sabha shows its animus towards Indian Muslims

The triple talaq bill is, quite simply, the BJP’s approach to delegitimise Indian Muslims. The proposed legislation has its roots in hatred of Muslims being nursed in our political culture.

Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple talaq a crime, ball now in Rajya Sabha's court
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Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple talaq a crime, ball now in Rajya Sabha's court

The Lok Sabha passed the contentious bill making instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, a development hailed by the government as "historic".

Parliament updates: Asaduddin Owaisi says Muslim women celebrating passing of triple talaq bill 'don't know law'
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Parliament updates: Asaduddin Owaisi says Muslim women celebrating passing of triple talaq bill 'don't know law'

The government on Thursday is set to introduce the triple talaq bill in the Lower House of the Parliament. On the other hand, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is also likely to make a statement over the Kulbhushan Jadhav row.

Triple talaq bill tabled in Lok Sabha: Don't view issue in terms of vote bank, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Triple talaq bill tabled in Lok Sabha: Don't view issue in terms of vote bank, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, speaking in the Lok Sabha after the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, was tabled, said: "The issue is not of faith, or puja but it is simply of gender justice, equality."

Islamabad protests: Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid may resign over clashes between protesters and police, say reports
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Islamabad protests: Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid may resign over clashes between protesters and police, say reports

Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid reportedly decided to resign following clashes between police and protesters triggered by a clearance operation

Pakistan officials defer crackdown on protesters demanding removal of law minister Zahid Hamid
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Pakistan officials defer crackdown on protesters demanding removal of law minister Zahid Hamid

Pakistan authorities on Sunday deferred by 24 hours the operation against protesters led by hardline clerics blocking two busy highways in the capital

Ravishankar Prasad tells House, separation of power under Constitution binding on judiciary too
India

Ravishankar Prasad tells House, separation of power under Constitution binding on judiciary too

The Law Minister said in his view, Parliament is supreme, while the judiciary has the right to interpret laws.

Demonetisation: Oppn running from debate in Parliament, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Demonetisation: Oppn running from debate in Parliament, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Accusing opposition parties of "running away" from a debate on the demonetisation issue in Parliament, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it shows they are not serious in the fight against corruption

Bhagalpur University suggests cancellation of former AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar
India

Bhagalpur University suggests cancellation of former AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar

The Examination Board of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) in Bihar on Wednesday recommended cancellation of the law degree of former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar, who was arrested on charge that his degree was fake.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict requires detailed consideration, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Arunachal Pradesh verdict requires detailed consideration, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that the government will give detailed consideration to the Supreme Court verdict restoring ousted Congress chief minister Nabam Tuki's government in Arunachal Pradesh and then decide its course of action