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Working of Family Courts

   22 May 2012 at 12:14

Family Courts have been established with a view to promote conciliation and secure speedy settlement of, disputes relating to marriage and family affairs and for mattes connected therewith. Following type of cases are heard in the Family Courts: 1 ..

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Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

   08 May 2012 at 11:20

Review and amendments of various labour laws is an ongoing process. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 was amended in 2008 by which for section 8, the following section was substituted: “8(1) Every woman entitled to maternity benefit under th ..

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Amendments of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969

   12 April 2012 at 16:09

The Union Cabinet today approved the introduction of a Bill in the Budget Session of Parliament to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to include registration of marriages as well, so that the existing administrative mechanisms w ..

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National Consultation on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

   12 January 2012 at 18:12

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) organised a two day National Consultation on the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act , 2005 (PWDVA) and the Dowry Prohibition Act , 1961 (DPA) at Vig ..

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Misuse of Section 498A

   08 December 2011 at 19:16

In the cases Preeti Gupta v. State of Jharkhand (decided on August 13, 2010) and Ramgopal v. State of M.P. (Order dated July 30, 2010) relating to Section 498A, the Supreme Court of India has observed that complaints are not always bona fide and a ..

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Compulsory Registration of Marriage

   29 November 2011 at 10:11

The States of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Tripura have already taken ..

Posted in Family Law  6 comments |   4280 Views


Hindu woman entitled to equal property rights: SC

   14 October 2011 at 09:55

Hindu woman entitled to equal property rights: SC October 05, 2011 The Supreme Court ruled that the female inheritors wo ..

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Compulsory Registration of Marriages

   10 September 2011 at 14:00

The Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 14.02.2006 in Seema Vs. Ashwani Kumar (AIR 2006 S.C 1158) has directed the State Governments and the Central Government that marriages of all persons who are citizens of India belonging to various religious ..

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Amendment of Anand Marriage Act

   01 September 2011 at 22:22

The Central Government was considering the proposal to amend the Anand Marriage Act, 1909 so as to provide for registration of Sikh Marriages therein. However, pursuant to the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Seema Vs. Ash ..

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Child Adoption Process being simplified and made online

   09 August 2011 at 13:43

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt. Krishna Tirath has stressed upon simplified administrative and legal process for adoption. Reacting to Media on a recently held workshop on Inter-country adoption in the national capital the Minis ..

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