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Bill to amend Central Universities Act introduced in RS

   12 March 2008 at 12:37

A Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to make it obligatory for five central universities, including Delhi University and JNU, to lay their annual reports before Parliament.The Central Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2008, introduced ..

Posted in Students |   582 Views

Lok Sabha passes the Delimitation Bills

   12 March 2008 at 12:37

A bill seeking to exempt five states from the exercise to redraw constituencies was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday night amid acknowledgment by government that there were "some mistakes".Law Minister H R Bhardwaj said the government has gone by ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   348 Views


   11 March 2008 at 17:09

The Government is not proposing to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to prohibit all forms of child labour. Considering the socio-economic conditions of the country and the nature and magnitude of the problem, Government i ..

Posted in Labour & Service Law |   494 Views

Sangma moves SC challenging Meghalaya Governor's action

   11 March 2008 at 16:14

NCP leader P A Sangma moved the Supreme Court challenging the Meghalaya Governor's decision to invite Congress to form the government in the state.Mentioning Sangma's petition before a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, senior advocate S ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   402 Views


   11 March 2008 at 13:57

Estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation. Last such survey was conducted during 2004-05. As per last two quinquennial rounds of National Sample Su ..

Posted in Labour & Service Law |   464 Views

Probationer without qualification has no right to job: SC

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

A probationer who does not possess the requisite qualification, like command over the regional language of the place where he is posted, cannot claim a right over the job, the Supreme Court has said.The apex court's observation came while upholding t ..

Posted in Labour & Service Law |   619 Views

Preventive detention in public interest is justified: SC

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

Preventive detention of a person in public interest is justified and courts cannot interfere with it unless there are "exceptional" circumstances.Such detention is intended to strike a delicate balance between an individual's personal liberty (Fundam ..

Posted in Criminal Law |   613 Views

More than 6,000 dowry-related cases registered yearly: LS told

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

More than 6,000 dowry-related cases are registered on an average annually according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the Lok Sabha has been informed.As per data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in the year 2004 the nu ..

Posted in Criminal Law |   369 Views

Narmada dam: SC annoyed over delay in relief for oustees

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

The Supreme Court has expressed annoyance over the delay in providing relief to Narmada dam oustees saying the issue had not moved an inch forward in the last one year."Today the position is that we have not moved an inch forward," a Bench headed by ..

Posted in Civil Law |   686 Views

Bill to increase allocation of Par seats for SC, ST introduced

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

A Bill seeking to increase allocation of parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the country in the wake of the delimitation exercise was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.The Representation of the People (Amendment) B ..

Posted in Constitutional Law |   321 Views

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