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Temple Authorities act as Marriage registrar

In Tamilnadu on 18.12.2010 the Tamilnadu Government announced that the Hindu temple authorities (endowment board, mutts) can register the marriages as per the HIndu marriage registration Rules. After the registration of marriages the registers wil...

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Mentally husband confine to one month jail to pay maintenance

Ms Amandeep K. Chauhan, JMIC, Patiala, Punjab has ordered one month sentence for payments of interim allowance without warrant and confine to custody the mentally ill husband under treatment since year 2007 from Fortis Hospital, Mohali on the same d...

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Impeachment of Judge

NEWS FLASH Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court has been found guilty of corruption by a parliamentary committee. Parliament will now begin the process to impeach him. The three-member committee was se...

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Death penalty should be given to those killing for dowry: SC

The Supreme Court on 28 oct.2010 said that death sentence should be awarded in dowry death and bride burning cases as they fall under the "rarest of rarest" category while observing the Indian society has become totally sick and commercial....

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SC clarifies live-in relationship

SC clarifies live-in relationship The Supreme Court on 21 October Thursday said a live-in relationship for purely sexual needs cannot make the partners eligible for the benefits of a marriage. "If a man has a keep whom he maintains financia...

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Supreme Court wants govt to review dowry harassment law

The Supreme Court is so worried about the misuse of the dowry harassment law that it wants the Centre to assess it again. The court has also said that lawyers should not encourage clients to file false complaints alleging dowry harassment and should...

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Hindu Marriage Registration

In the State of West Bengal a Hindu Marriage can now be registered vide a prior notice of seven days. The parties must submit 7 copies of photos. Previously the minimum time of notice was 15 days. The time to submit notice for registration of marria...

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Status of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women

Status of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women As per the 2001 census, there are 34.3 million widows and 2.34 million divorced / separated women in the country. This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child...

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No conviction for mere demand of dowry: SC

No conviction for mere demand of dowry: SC The Supreme Court has ruled that a person cannot be convicted for merely demanding dowry unless the demand is followed by mental or physical torture resulting in the death of the victim. A Bench of Justi...

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Foreign citizenship, domicile no bar for courts to take up matrimonial cases

Indian courts have jurisdiction to take up matrimonial proceedings involving two Hindus governed by the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) even in cases where the opposite party is a foreign national having his domicile outside India, the Madras High Court ha...

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