Indian Polity

Government approves mechanism for sale of enemy shares

10/11/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Union Cabinet has approved a mechanism for sale of enemy shares which at the current price is estimated at around Rs 3,000 crore. Sale proceeds ar ...

6th tranche of electoral bonds sale

1/11/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Finance Ministry has authorised the sale of sixth tranche of electoral bonds. The State Bank of India, will issue and encash them from November 1 ...

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)

31/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Commission/committee

The Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India along with National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) jointly organized a Confere ...

SC order on use and sale of firecrackers

26/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has ordered a partial ban on the sale and use of firecrackers, ahead of Diwali next month. Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking a bl ...

Appellate Tribunals against Benami Transactions

26/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Appellate Tribunal and Adjudicating Authority for speedy disposal of cases related to benami transactions ...

Controversy on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016

25/10/2018 | Indian Polity | citizenship

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is gaining momentum yet again as the Assam Government has refused the proposed rally of organisations from West Benga ...

Supreme Court on vacancies in lower courts

23/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme court has sought the response of the state governments and the high court by describing existence of 5,133 vacancies unacceptable. There is al ...

UP Cabinet approves changing name of Allahabad to ‘Prayagraj’

19/10/2018 | Indian Polity | State Executive

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the proposal of the state government to rename the city of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. The decision has been ve ...

Gorkhas are not 'foreigners' or 'illegal migrants

15/10/2018 | Indian Polity | citizenship

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) issued a clarification to the Assam government on the citizenship status of members of the Gorkha community living ...

Section 497: Adultery no longer a criminal affair

2/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Supreme Court

The Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the 158-year-old Section 497 of IPC that punished a married man for the offence of adultery if he ha ...

Sabarimala temple opens to women of all ages

1/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

Supreme Court has lifted the centuries-old practice of prohibiting women to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala. Background: The leg ...

Model Code of Conduct immediately after the dissolution of Assembly

1/10/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

Election Commission (EC) has announced that Model Code of Conduct comes into force immediately in states where legislative assemblies have been dissol ...

Supreme Court Verdict on Aadhaar

30/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid. However, the apex court's five-judge constitution bench also struck down se ...

Supreme Court constitutes committee to look into prison reforms

29/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court constituted a three-member committee headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy to look into the aspect of jail reforms across t ...

Publishing poll candidate’s propaganda is paid news

27/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

Election Commission of India recently told the Supreme Court that repeated publication of propaganda lauding the achievements of a candidate in an ele ...

21st Central Zonal Council Meeting

25/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

The 21st Central Zonal Council meeting was held in Lucknow and was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Council discussed various issues ...

28th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council

20/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

The 28th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was recently held under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru. Th ...

CIC wants break-up of how MPLADS funds are utilised

19/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Noting that ?12,000 crore of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds remains unspent, the Central Information Commissio ...

Court Verdict on Section 377

8/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court (SC) in a landmark judgement scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex, that sparked celebrations across India and elsewhere in South A ...

Ombudsman scheme

5/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks with over 10 outlets to appoint an internal ombudsman to enhance their complaint redressal mechanis ...

Law Commission on Family Law Reform

1/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Legal issues

The Law Commission of India has suggested certain changes in marriage and divorce laws that should be uniformly accepted in the personal laws of all r ...

First review meeting of Department of Official Language

1/9/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh recently chaired first review meeting of the Department of Official Language of MHA to discuss the function ...

Supreme Court adjourns hearing on fresh plea against Article 35A

27/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Supreme Court

The Supreme Court adjourned its hearing on a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir ...

Odisha approves proposal for legislative council

25/8/2018 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

The Odisha government has approved a proposal for setting up a legislative council in the state. A resolution will be brought in the monsoon session o ...

NOTA voting option cannot be allowed in Rajya Sabha polls

23/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court overruled an Election Commission notification, saying that the option NOTA (None of the Above) cannot be permitted for voting in Raj ...

Mahadayi verdict

16/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal which has been hearing the tussle over sharing of the Mahadayi or Mandovi river between Goa, Karnataka and Mahara ...

Uttarakhand high court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in state

15/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Uttarakhand high court declared itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by invoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine. ‘Parens patriae’ is Lati ...

Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

12/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018. It will amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The Act co ...

Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime

9/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

In a major move to boost tourism in Andaman, Indian government has decided to remove Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from 29 islands in Andaman for forei ...

West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state as Bangla

29/7/2018 | Indian Polity | States

West Bengal state assembly has unanimously passed resolution to change state’s name to ‘Bangla’ in all three languages – Bengali, Hindi and English. T ...

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018

29/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introdu ...

The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015

24/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 provides for commercial courts and commercial divisions of high courts to adjudicate commercial disputes with a value ...

Women have the right to enter, pray in Sabarimala temple

22/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

Supreme Court observed that banning women aged between 10 and 50 from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala runs afoul of their constitutional righ ...

India’s Parliament rejects no confidence against motion

21/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Lok Sabha has rejected no confidence motion against the Council of Minister by figure of 325 to 126. What is a no-confidence motion? Neither a confide ...

Assam Bill against witch-hunt

17/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

In order to put an end to harmful superstitious beliefs, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and P ...

President nominates four members to Rajya Sabha

16/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 80 of the Constitution of India, and on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of India has ma ...

Special Category Status not feasible

9/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

The Central government filed a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court expressing its inability to give Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh ...

Government deploys 800 IAS officers for village outreach

8/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

A battalion of Central government IAS officers has been drafted to ensure on the ground implementation as the Centre races to saturate 117 “aspiration ...

Chief Justice Master Of Roster, Has Power To Assign Cases

7/7/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme court has reaffirmed that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “master of the roster,”. Supreme Court’s observations: The Chief Justice (CJ ...

Governor's Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

23/6/2018 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Jammu and Kashmir have placed under Governor's Rule after Jammu and Kashmir CM resigned. Governor NN Vohra will soon assume the role of the chief admi ...

Centre Forms Cauvery Water Management Authority

3/6/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Centre has taken the formal steps for notifying the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) for implementation of the Cauvery Water Tribunal Awa ...

Inner Line Permit

29/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Manipur government is all set to introduce the Inner Line Permit bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of the assembly. The Manipur Assembly had ...

RIMPAC naval exercises

28/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The United States has decided to disinvite China from participating in the Rim of the Pacific naval exercise, held near Hawaii. The decision to withdr ...

Inter-State Council (ISC)

28/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

Inter-State Council Standing Committee under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh completes its deliberations on Punchhi Commiss ...

SC Gives Approval to Draft Cauvery Management Scheme

18/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Supreme Court has ordered the Central government to implement its draft Cauvery Management Scheme after finding it in consonance with its February ...

Protest Against Citizenship Bill

9/5/2018 | Indian Polity | citizenship

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 began its hearing amid protests in Assam. The bill introduced in the Lok S ...

Zonal Council

28/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was recently held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat and the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the mee ...

NCM to seek Constitutional status from govt

26/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Statutory Bodies

The NCM has decided to approach the government for granting it Constitutional status to protect rights of minority communities more effectively. The N ...

Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur without a permit

25/4/2018 | Indian Polity | States

The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for five years with ef ...

HP, Haryana to ink pact for Adi Badri Dam

18/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

Having thrashed out the long-pending inter-state issues, Himachal and Haryana have agreed to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoU) on July 15, paving t ...

Election Commission affidavit on ‘one seat-one candidate’

8/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it supports the proposal to allow one candidate to contest from only one constituency in an el ...

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

6/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights ...

Guidelines for accreditation of journalists

3/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists amended to regulate Fake News” issued on 2 April 2018 are withdrawn by the Information and broadcasting mi ...

Enemy properties

28/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

The government has initiated the process of sale of more than 9,400 enemy properties by issuing guidelines and directing the office of the custodian t ...

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

25/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Parliament has passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Besides enabling the central government to fix the ceiling of tax free gratuity, ...

No confidence motion

18/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The YSR Congress has proposed a no-confidence motion against the NDA government on the issue of granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Th ...

Passive Euthanasia legalised by Supreme Court

14/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment allowing “living will” where, an adult in his conscious mind, is permitted to refuse medical treatment or ...

Karnataka govt. unveils State flag

14/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

Karnataka government has unveiled the State flag for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jam ...

Special Status To Andhra Pradesh

11/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

Andhra Pradesh government has asked the Centre to expedite resolution of all provisions in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, including according specia ...

Tribunal to settle Mahanadi water dispute

1/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a tribunal to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on sharing Mahanadi river water. Th ...

Sale of Electoral bonds to begin

23/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The first sale of electoral bonds will start from March 1 for a period of 10 days at four main branches of State Bank of India in Chennai, Kolkata, Mu ...

Cauvery water dispute verdict

19/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Supreme Court cut Tamil Nadu’s quota of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft and increased Karnataka’s share to meet Bengaluru’s drinking water needs. Tam ...

Separate state flag for Karnataka

8/2/2018 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Nine member committee constituted by Karnataka government has recommended separate state flag. It submitted report on designing separate flag for the ...

Jallikattu pleas go to Constitution Bench

3/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court referred to a Constitution Bench to decide whether the people of Tamil Nadu can preserve Jallikattu as their cultural heritage under ...

Rajasthan gives 1% quota to Most Backward Classes

31/1/2018 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

Rajasthan government has issued orders for granting 1% reservation to the Most Backward Classes(MBC), comprising Gujjars and four other nomadic commun ...

Office of Profit

21/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission of India recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs after it found each one of them guilty of holding ‘Offi ...

West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha opt out of Centre's aspirational district scheme

18/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

Three opposition ruled states -- West Bengal, Kerala and Odisha -- have opted out of the Centre's Transformation of Aspirational Districts scheme, thu ...

Election Commission set up Committee on Model code of Conduct

14/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission (EC) has set up a 14-member committee to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, which pr ...

All India Whips’ Conference

10/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The 18th All India Whips’ Conference was recently inaugurated at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The conference is hosting around 90 Delegates belonging to 19 Sta ...

Brahmaputra Board

6/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The 9th meeting of High Powered Review Board of Brahmaputra Board was recently held at Borgos, Kaziranga in Assam. High Powered Review Board (HPRB) ap ...

Electoral Bonds

5/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The scheme, announced during the 2017 Budget, aims to bring to book the donations made to all major political parties. About Electoral bond: An electo ...

TRAI issues interconnect rules

4/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Regulatory Authorities

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued the Telecommunication Interconnection Regulations, 2018, that are effective from February ...

Parliament Session: 2017

2/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The proceedings of Parliament in the current session have been regularly disrupted. Last year, demonetisation and other issues derailed the entire Win ...

No free conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards

1/1/2018 | Indian Polity | citizenship

The Govt has stopped the scheme of free conversion of PIO cards to OCI. The scheme of converting the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to OCI cards ...

The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017

26/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017 has been introduced in the Parliament as a private member’s bill. Highlights of the Bill: The proposed standalone ...

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill of 2017

23/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill of 2017 has been introduced by the government in the Parliament. Highlights of the Bill: The Bill se ...

UPCOCA bill

22/12/2017 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved a bill for a new tough law -- UPCOCA (Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act) -- to deal with the mafia, ...

Supreme Court agrees to examine plea to bar politicians from contesting from two seats

12/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court agreed to adjudicate on whether politicians could be barred from contesting from more than one seat in an election and sought assist ...

Supreme Court judgment on Child repatriation

7/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

A Supreme Court judgement on Child repatriation has given courts in India unlimited discretion to determine which parent should have the custody of mi ...

Minority tag for Hindus?

7/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Constitutional Bodies

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has formed a three-member committee to look into whether Hindus should get minority status in eight state ...

Supreme Court to hear appeals in Ayodhya matter

6/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court decided to hear the civil appeals filed by various parties challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi- ...

Commercial courts

9/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Indian government has proposed to establish commercial courts in districts to further improve the ease of doing business parameters. India has ranked ...

Cauvery Tribunal Gets Six Months Extension

8/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has extended the term of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by six months upt ...

Supreme Court deferred hearing on Article 35A

1/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Centre convinced the Supreme Court to defer hearing on petitions challenging the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. What is Article 35A? ...

Rajasthan government’s criminal laws amendment bill

24/10/2017 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

Rajasthan government’s Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 seeks to replace the ordinance, which had drawn widespread criticism from several quarters ...

Supreme Court frames rules for itself and Senior Lawyers

18/10/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court of India has laid down guidelines for itself and 24 High Courts to govern the exercise of designating lawyers as seniors and has ord ...

TK Viswanathan on Internet Hate Speech

1/10/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Home Ministry is examining a report given by a high-level committee formed to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the inter ...

VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls

29/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission of India will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) gadgets with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in all 50,128 votin ...

Draft bill on fugitive economic offenders

20/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

The law ministry has given its concurrence to a draft bill that will give powers to the government to confiscate property of economic offenders and de ...

Supreme Court suggests Mandela rules for treatment with prisoners

18/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has asked the chief justices of high courts to institute acts on its own cognizance on PILs in their respective courts and clean up ...

Refugees go to SC against Article 35A

12/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

Some refugees from West Pakistan, who had migrated to India during Partition, have moved the Supreme Court challenging Article 35A of the Constitution ...

Right to privacy

28/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that right to privacy is intrinsic to the entire fundamental rights chapter of the Constitution. The court has held that “ ...

Supreme Court scraps instant triple talaq

26/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court in a split verdict ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq in the Muslim community is invalid. The ben ...

Article 35A of Indian Constitution

16/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Articles and Schedules

The question whether Article 35A, relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, is ultra vires of the Constitution o ...

360-degree approach for bureaucrats

13/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Civil services

According to report released by parliamentary standing committee government’s new system of rating officers on the basis of a 360-degree approach is o ...

Proxy voting

10/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. Proxy voting. Proxy voting is a form o ...

NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

8/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court has refused to stay an Election Commission circular issued in January 2014 that introduced NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections. What i ...

Committee on Making India Hub of Arbitration

7/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice B.N.Srikrishna has submitted its report to review the institutionalization of arbitration mecha ...

13th Vice President of India

6/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

Former union minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu (68) was elected as 13th Vice President of India. He will succeed Hamid Ansari, who held the position ...

National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017

1/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Constitutional Amendments

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, providing for setting up of a National Commission for Backward Classes, was recently passed by the Rajy ...

Supreme Court strikes out immediate arrests in dowry cases

28/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has put an end to immediate arrest of the husband and his family members in the dowry harassment case. Supreme Court said that compl ...

Bill on mob violence

25/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief has sent notice for a private members Bill in the Lok Sabha to combat mob violence. Highlights of the bil ...

IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill 2017

21/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017 that seeks to allow 15 IIITs e ...

Special status to Jammu and Kashmir

20/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Centre has asked the Supreme Court to debate on the special status granted to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was both a sensitive and c ...

Mahadayi Dispute

17/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Goa is open to talks with Karnataka and Maharashtra to explore an out-of-tribunal settlement on Mahadayi issue. About this dispute The farmers in Nava ...

SC stays cattle sale rules across nation

15/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

The Supreme Court has stayed centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle in livestock markets for slaughter and religious sacrifices. The order c ...

Anti-Hijacking Law Comes

10/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

India’s new law that ramps up punishment for hijacking and prescribes death penalty for hijackers who cause loss of life in an aircraft or on ground h ...

Tele-Law

15/6/2017 | Indian Polity | Others

In a path-breaking move to empower marginalised sections in rural India, the Union Government has launched the Tele-Law scheme. Under this, 1,000 trai ...

North Eastern Council

30/5/2017 | Indian Polity | States

Meeting of the North Eastern Council was recently held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North ...

Benami Transactions Act of 2016

24/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Via the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act 1988, parliament has totally prohibited the Benami transactions and made it an offence, prohibiting all ...

Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014

22/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Bill seeks to amend the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971. The Act provides for the speedy eviction of unauthorised o ...

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)

16/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Panchayati Raj

The 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of India lays the foundation for a sustainable Urban Governance System in the Country. It has led to the formati ...

Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS)

15/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) was recently launched Indian Prime minister. About Integrated-Case-Management-In ...

Supreme Court pulls up States on food panels

29/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court pulled up the governments of drought-hit states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka for not appointi ...

Supreme Court on Anti Torture Law

26/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court endorsed the view of having a law against torture in terms of UN Convention. India is facing the problems in extradition of criminals fr ...

Constitution (One Hundred Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017

22/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Constitutional Amendments

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 seeks to grant the National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, at par with the ...

General ban on online content should not curtail the right to know

18/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court observed that a general ban on all online content will curtail the fundamental right to know of a genuine information seeker. The clarif ...

Lok Adalat

17/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Second National Lok Adalat for 2017, conducted on April 8, throughout the country from taluk level courts to High Courts, has settled nearly 6.6 l ...

National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation

16/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Statutory Bodies

National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (H ...

Inter-State Council

12/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council. The council was attended by Chief ...

Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill

11/4/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to address issues such as third party ...

Supreme court: Find alternatives to pellet guns

28/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court asked the central government to consider using alternative means other than pellet guns for crowd-control and to deal with protesters in ...

Law Commission Suggests New Penal Sections to Curb Hate Speech

27/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

Law Commission of India has submitted its 267th report on ‘hate speech’ for the consideration of the Government. The Commission has suggested the inco ...

Corporate funding norms for political parties eased

26/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Lok Sabha approved a proposal by the government as part of amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017 that relaxes conditions for corporate funding to p ...

Inter-state River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017

16/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The government has introduced Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha. Highlights of the bill: The Bill proposes a Single ...

Governor role in Goa

15/3/2017 | Indian Polity | State Executive

The decision of Goa Governor to invite — and swear in — a government led by party which has won four fewer seats than the other party in the Assembly ...

Admiralty Bill, 2016

13/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. Admiralty laws deal with cases of acci ...

Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges

10/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

There is a stalemate between judiciary and the executive over the proposed Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges for the higher judi ...

Mekadatu project

21/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Karnataka has decided to implement the Rs. 5,912 crore Mekedatu multi-purpose (drinking and power) project that involves building a balancing reservoi ...

The poll Police

16/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission (EC) asked its poll officers in Uttar Pradesh to book editorial heads of one media group for violating the code of conduct by ...

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017

14/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

The Karnataka Assembly passed an amendment bill to legalise Kambala in the state. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 201 ...

Arunachal Becomes First NE State to Implement e-Cabinet

12/2/2017 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Arunachal Pradesh has become the first state in the northeast to implement e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members. Using this system, the ca ...

Motion of Thanks

9/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha passed a Motion of Thanks on President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the joint sitting of Parliament. The motion was passed by the House ...

Nagaland Protest

5/2/2017 | Indian Polity | States

Nagaland has been under strife since the announcement of civic bodies’ poll, the matter reaching its peak in the last week. The Nagaland civic bodies’ ...

Electoral Bonds

4/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

In order to structure the political funding better and to bring transparency, government has introduced ‘electoral bonds,' for which the government is ...

Budget proposals will help clean up political funding

3/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

Government accepted the recommendations of Election commission to cap the anonymous donation to donation to Rs2, 000, down from Rs20,000. This proposa ...

68th Republic Day

26/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Evolution of constitution

India has celebrated its 68th Republic Day in 2017. Republic day in India is celebrated every year on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of In ...

Tamil Nadu Governor promulgates Ordinance to conduct Jallikattu

24/1/2017 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Tamil Nadu Governor has promulgated an Ordinance (as per Article 213 of Constitution) paving way for resuming Jallikattu game in the state. With the o ...

Centre sets up a negotiation panel on river Mahanadi and its tributaries

23/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a negotiations committee to assess availability and utilisation ...

SC wants paper trail in EVMs for fair poll

12/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure ...

Model Code of Conduct

10/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

Model Code of Conduct has come into force following the poll dates announcement in UP. With the Model Code of Conduct in place, the state government h ...

Right to Information Act, 2005

7/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

According to statistics collated by the Central Information Commission (CIC), the final appellate authority under RTI Act, 94 per cent of the public a ...

Seeking votes on religious basis a corrupt act: Supreme Court

4/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The bench was interpreting section 123(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act. Court’s ruling: The Supreme Court has ruled that an election could be ...

Southern Zonal Council meeting

1/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council at Thiruvananthapuram . What is news: 27th meeting o ...

Centre recasts panel helping Krishna Board

25/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Centre has reconstituted a committee that was tasked with assisting the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB). The new committee will be headed by ...

The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016

25/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016. Background: After the Indo-China aggressio ...

SC criticises poor implementation of SC/ST Act

23/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court has criticised the government for its “indifferent attitude” towards the implementation of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Preven ...

Single tribunal to decide all inter-state water disputes

20/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-State river water disputes, a step which is aimed at resolving g ...

Air Force officers can't grow beard on religious grounds: Supreme Court

19/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court upheld the sacking of Muslim Air Force personnel for sporting a long beard and remarked that armed forces' regulations are meant to ...

Jammu and Kashmir has no vestige of sovereignty outside Constitution

18/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court rejected the Jammu and Kashmir High Court's assertion that the state's sovereignty cannot be challenged or altered. The apex court s ...

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016

17/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

The Government has issued the notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016. This is meant to regulate pet shops. The o ...

National Litigation Policy

2/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Government is mulling over National Litigation Policy to reduce pendency of cases. Why it is needed: It is estimated that the government litigation co ...

Supreme Court says playing national anthem mandatory in cinema halls

1/12/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court asked all cinemas to play the national anthem before a film is screened, reigniting a debate over whether an increasingly assertive ...

National Court Management Systems Committee (NCMSC) report on judicial vacancies

29/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

According to a study conducted by the National Court Management Systems Committee (NCMSC), more judges in the High Courts, or even filling all the vac ...

Inter-Linking of Rivers

17/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Cabinet has approved constitution of ‘special committee for inter-linking of rivers’ in compliance with a Supreme Court order. This move wil ...

Ken-Betwa river-interlinking project

15/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Forest Advisory Committee has withheld its nod to the Ken-Betwa river-interlinking project. The committee tasked with giving the project forest cl ...

Cauvery dispute

28/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Centre had opposed the Supreme Court hearing appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the tribunal decision. According to the Cen ...

E-postal ballots

27/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The government has issued a notification amending rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, enabling service voters, including armed forces per ...

Western Zonal Council

23/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The 22nd meeting of the Western Zonal Council consisting of the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & N ...

Tribunal rejects Telangana, Andhra Pradesh demand on sharing Krishna water

22/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

A tribunal to decide the fair allocation of waters of the river Krishna turned down the demands for redistribution among the four states served by the ...

Overcrowded Jails of India

16/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to ensure compliance of its order regarding reducing the prison population and improving the living conditions of p ...

Citizenship amendment bill

2/10/2016 | Indian Polity | citizenship

Civil society groups are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, terming it “communally motivated humanitarianism.” The proposed amendment to ...

Centre moves on vote Totaliser machines

31/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

In a big electoral reform move, government has decided to discontinue the practice of revealing booth-wise results within constituencies. According to ...

EC to review national, State status of political parties every 10 years

24/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

Election Commission of India amended rules whereby it will now review the national and state party status of political parties every 10 years instead ...

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 24, 2016. It seeks to amend the Representation of the People Act, 195 ...

Strategic Forces Command exempted from ambit of RTI Act, 2005

3/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Right to Information

The Strategic Forces Command, which forms part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Informat ...

National Electoral Roll Purification 2016

23/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) programme has been launched across the country by election commissioner to enhance the purity and fidelity ...

Supreme Court on Lodha committee

20/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Courty accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms to the BCCI. The Lodha committee was set up by the Supreme Cou ...

22nd meeting of Eastern Zonal Council

29/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently chaired the 22nd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council held at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Council discussed ...

Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997

16/6/2016 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

The President rejected an amendment by the Delhi government to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997, whic ...

Draft Bill on passive euthanasia

11/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Union Health Ministry has drafted and put up ‘The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) ...

Draft ‘Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016

1/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitati ...

SC upholds law on criminal defamation

20/5/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court upheld the Constitutional validity of criminal defamation laws as provided under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code. Supr ...

Government bid to allow foreign funding of parties

7/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The government has proposed an amendment with retrospective effect that will allow political parties to accept donations from overseas companies whose ...

Kalasa-Banduri Nala diversion project

6/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Karnataka has decided to send an all-party delegation to the Centre seeking PM intervention for an amicable settlement of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala dive ...

State Of The World’s Human Rights Report 2015-16

26/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

Highlights: Short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns had led to an “unprecedented assault on human rights” in 2015. Human r ...

Amendment To The Delimitation Act, 2002 And The Representation Of The People Act, 1950

20/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to amend section 11 of the Delimitation Act, 2002 and section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 ...

The Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment)Act, 2015

14/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Others

The leads to the amendment of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. Highlights: Relevant court for domestic and international arbitration matters: U ...

Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015

13/12/2015 | Indian Polity | Panchayati Raj

The Supreme Court has upheld the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 which mandates that only those having minimum educational qualifications ...

Gujarat’s controversial Labour Laws Bill gets Presidential assent

2/12/2015 | Indian Polity | States

President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to the contentious Labour Laws Bill of Gujarat, which has provisions to ban strikes in public utility serv ...

Supreme Court strikes down NJAC

19/10/2015 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has struck down the constitution's 99th amendment and the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) Act as unconstitutiona ...

21st Law Commission of India approved by the cabinet

15/9/2015 | Indian Polity | Others

Tenure: For period of 3 years with effect from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018. Law Commission will consist of:- A full-time Chairperson. Four full ...

Parties Under Right to Information

28/8/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

It had taken just a few months in office last year for the BJP to reverse its stand on bringing political parties under the purview of the Right to In ...

Law Panel on Death Penalty

26/8/2015 | Indian Polity | Others

The Law Commission has recommended abolition of death penalty for all crimes, barring those involving terrorism and sedition. The law panel said death ...

Death-Row Convicts Too Have Right To Life, Says SC

2/6/2015 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that the convicts sentenced to death would continue to enjoy their fundamental right to life even after affirmation of the ...

Paid News: EC Moots 2-Yr Jail Term

1/4/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

In a bid to end poll-time corruption, the Election Commission has mooted making paid news an electoral offence punishable with two years in prison and ...

Supreme Courst Upholds Online Free Speech

25/3/2015 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 that had empowered the police to arrest persons for posting offen ...

Law Commission Report On Poll Reforms

12/3/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Law Commission has submitted its report on electoral reforms to the Centre, recommending that Independents should be banished from the poll arena ...

National Judicial Appointments Commission

3/1/2015 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, nearly ending the two-decade-old collegiu ...

PIO & OCI SCHEMES MERGED

2/1/2015 | Indian Polity | citizenship

Ahead of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gujarat, the government has promulgated an ordinance that seeks to merge Person of Indian Origin (PI ...

Section 309 Of Ipc

2/1/2015 | Indian Polity | Others

The government has decided to decriminalise “attempt to suicide” by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code from the statute book — a move that ...

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