Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: India http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: India: Possible Amendment of IT Law to Address Cybercrimes Against Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404107_text Commodities markets; Crimes against children; Crimes against women; Cybercrime; Information technology - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404107_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Anti-Corruption Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403819_text Corruption; Government ethics and transparency - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403819_text Global Legal Monitor: India; United States: Arrest of Diplomat Affecting Bilateral Ties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403798_text International affairs; Officials and employees - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403798_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Criminal Law Amendment Bill on Rape Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403545_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403545_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Crime of Sexual Assault Penalized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403485_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403485_text Global Legal Monitor: India; Sri Lanka: Talks on an Agreement to Strengthen Nuclear Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403369_text Energy - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403369_text Global Legal Monitor: India: State of Jammu and Kashmir Amends Public Safety Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403085_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403085_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Jurisdiction to Try Crimes Committed Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402805_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402805_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Takes Bull by the Horns, Castigates Honor Killings, Mandates Official Accountability http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402642_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402642_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Reform of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402586_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402586_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Counsel http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402564_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402564_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Anti-Corruption Measures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402540_text Government ethics and transparency - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402540_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Questions Government over Theft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402504_text Government ethics and transparency - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402504_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Green Tribunal Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402462_text Environmental protection - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402462_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Telecom Scandal Brings Parliament to Standstill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402439_text Legislative power - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402439_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; India: Anti-Terrorism Cooperation Enhanced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402426_text Terrorism - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402426_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402343_text Civil liability - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402343_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Gunman in Mumbai Attacks Allowed to Appeal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402287_text Terrorism - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402287_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Derivatives Exchange Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402286_text Securities - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402286_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Compensation System for Nuclear Accidents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402049_text Energy - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402049_text Global Legal Monitor: India: First Convictions in Bhopal Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402037_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402037_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Amendment to Regulate Phone Taps to Be Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401984_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401984_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Compulsory Use of Drugs, Brain-Map Tests Considered Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401965_text Constitution - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401965_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Foreign Direct Investment Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401906_text Foreign investment - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401906_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Decision on Withholding Rule http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401902_text Taxation - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401902_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Government Seeks to Implement Right to Education by Mid-2010 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401859_text Education - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401859_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Proposed Budget Includes Tax Changes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401849_text Taxation - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401849_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; India: Three Treaties to be Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401796_text International affairs - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401796_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Orders Court Review of Whether It Can Make Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401689_text Constitution - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401689_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Ruling on the Offense of Abetment of Corruption by a Public Servant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401573_text Government ethics and transparency - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401573_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Plan to Enact Law to Compel Judges to Disclose Assets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401527_text Judges - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401527_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Amendment Considered for 1869 Christian Law of Divorce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401309_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401309_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Rules Repayment of Debts Does Not Wipe Out Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401308_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401308_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Special Courts to Try Riot Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401269_text Judiciary - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401269_text Global Legal Monitor: India: "Irretrievable Breakdown" of Marriage Not Grounds for Divorce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401133_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401133_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Parliament Passes Law Against Money Laundering http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401054_text Money laundering - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401054_text Global Legal Monitor: India: No-Fly Zone over Nuclear Plant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540860_text Terrorism - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540860_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Anti-Terror Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540859_text Terrorism - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540859_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Court Recommends Establishing Body to Regulate Muslim Marriage and Divorce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540796_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540796_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Continuation of Reservation of Government Posts, Services for Certain Castes and Tribes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540733_text Human rights - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540733_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Government Plan to Restrict Publication of Exit Polls http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540731_text Elections and politics - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540731_text Global Legal Monitor: India: High Court Denial of Abortion Petition Prompts Review of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540668_text Abortion - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540668_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Upholds State Wiretap Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540661_text Communications - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540661_text Global Legal Monitor: India: No Short-Cut Dissolution of Hindu Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540430_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540430_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of OBC Reservation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540424_text Education - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540424_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Minorities Commission to Have Constitutional Status http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540339_text Constitution - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540339_text Global Legal Monitor: India: 100% Foreign Direct Investment Obtains Automatic Approval for Aircraft Repair Shops http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540295_text Foreign investment - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540295_text Global Legal Monitor: India: A Foreign Arbitration Award May Be Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540262_text Alternative dispute resolution - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540262_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Marriage Age for Men May Be Lowered to 18 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540291_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540291_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Armed Forces Tribunal Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540248_text Armed forces and national security - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540248_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Anticipatory Bail and Proposed Change in Criminal Procedure Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540211_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540211_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Prohibition of Women as Bartenders Voided http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540213_text Discrimination - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540213_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Women May be Employed as Bartenders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054025_text Women's rights - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below On December 6, the Supreme Court of India annulled as unconstitutional a colonial-era statute that prohibited women, as well as men under the age of 25, from working as bartenders. The ruling gives women the equal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054025_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Government to Ratify Hague Conference on Private International Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054035_text International affairs - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below On December 6, the Supreme Court of India annulled as unconstitutional a colonial-era statute that prohibited women, as well as men under the age of 25, from working as bartenders. The ruling gives women the equal The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the National Commission for Women, as a part of their efforts to counter fraudulent marriages by non-resident Indians, finally succeeded recently in persuading the Government of India to ratify... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054035_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Punishment Must Match Criminal Act of Offender http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054014_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below On December 6, the Supreme Court of India annulled as unconstitutional a colonial-era statute that prohibited women, as well as men under the age of 25, from working as bartenders. The ruling gives women the equal The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the National Commission for Women, as a part of their efforts to counter fraudulent marriages by non-resident Indians, finally succeeded recently in persuading the Government of India to ratify In a recently adjudicated case, the Supreme Court of India expressed concern at the frequency of sexual offenses against women in the country and directed all trial courts and high courts to deal harshly with sexual... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054014_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Death Sentences for Ex-Legislators in a Lynching Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540126_text Capital punishment - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below On December 6, the Supreme Court of India annulled as unconstitutional a colonial-era statute that prohibited women, as well as men under the age of 25, from working as bartenders. The ruling gives women the equal The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the National Commission for Women, as a part of their efforts to counter fraudulent marriages by non-resident Indians, finally succeeded recently in persuading the Government of India to ratify In a recently adjudicated case, the Supreme Court of India expressed concern at the frequency of sexual offenses against women in the country and directed all trial courts and high courts to deal harshly with sexual On October 1, 2007, the Additional Sessions Judge, Ram Krishna Rai, handed down a landmark judgment when he awarded a former member of the Parliament (M.P.), Anand Mohan, and a former member of the Legislative Assembly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540126_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Supreme Court Rules on Mandatory Marriage Registration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540157_text Families - It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India's information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake On January 1, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed into law landmark legislation aimed at combating corruption by creating an anti-graft ombudsman with broad powers to prosecute all offending politicians, ministers, and senior civil servants, On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, On April 2, 2013, India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed an anti-rape bill into law. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was approved by the country's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States), on On February 3, 2013, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, signed with immediate effect a Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, adopted by the country's Cabinet on February 1, which will impose harsher penalties for the current crime On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The On April 5, 2012, the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir, a state in northern India, amended the state's 1978 Public Safety Act (PSA), limiting its strict provisions. (Act No. 6, 1978, REFWORLD.) The PSA has As reported in early September 2011, India's Supreme Court has ruled that Indian citizens who commit crimes while abroad can in some cases be tried in India. According to a three-judge bench, "the provisions of Indian The Supreme Court of India took the opportunity, in a ruling issued on April 19, 2011, against two criminal appeals lodged in connection with a caste altercation, to condemn the caste system in general and the The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on India to respect the rights of its people and stop the practice of carrying out arbitrary detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act On February 24, 2011, India's Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case on appeal reinforcing the principle that criminal defendants have the right to counsel. The legal and constitutional question posed was whether, "if the On February 21, 2011, in her address to Parliament opening the budget session, the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, stated that the government will take measures to root out corruption in the country. These Describing black money stashed abroad in foreign banks such as in Germany and Lichtenstein by Indians as "pure and simple theft of national money," the Supreme Court of India, in a hearing on a petition filed In June 2010, India's Parliament adopted the National Green Tribunal Act (NGT Act), which established a new court, the National Green Tribunal, exclusively for handling cases involving environmental law. The Tribunal began operations on October 19, The most recent in a series of telecommunications scandals in India has brought the Parliament to a standstill. The scandal involves the licensing of the telecom spectrum for 2G (second generation) services in 2008. Former central On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on October 27, 2010. Dubbed in the Indian press as a "significant step" that will enable India to conduct nuclear commerce, the action is viewed by On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said The United Stock Exchange of India, launched on September 21, 2010, is a new exchange for currency derivatives, or "contracts between sellers and buyers, whose values are derived from the underlying assets, the currency amounts." Such The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010, introduced in India's Parliament on May 7, 2010, aims to establish a compensation system for nuclear accidents. India is required to enact legislation on such compensation to fully On June 7, 2010, a court in India convicted seven men of "death by negligence" in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. These were the first convictions related to the event that killed nearly 19,000 people; 50,000 India's government has announced it will introduce amendments to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, to regulate and broaden permissible use of passive (off-the-air interception) of phone conversations. (The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Government of India Department On May 5, 2010, India's Supreme Court ruled that the compulsory use on suspects of narco-analysis, brain-mapping, and polygraph testing is illegal. The Court declared: "[w]e are of the considered opinion that no individual can be On February 11, 2010, the Government of India approved new rules on foreign direct investment. They were issued on March 26 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and entered into force on April On March 15, 2010, the Delhi High Court delivered a ruling on the issue of whether Indian companies that pay mobilization and demobilization costs to foreign parent companies must withhold a sum for taxes. The case, The Government of India recently announced that it will issue rules to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, by mid-2010. The Constitution of India was amended in Both direct and indirect tax regimes will be amended under the 2010/2011 budget presented by the Indian government on February 26, 2010. The direct tax amendments will become effective when ratified by the Parliament. While the The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 12, 2009, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the question of separation of powers between legislative and judicial organs of the state to a constitutional bench of five judges. In It was reported on September 14, 2009, that the Supreme Court of India, setting aside a judgment of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court, ruled that no central or state government sanction is needed The Ministry of Law in India announced that the Government of India would introduce a law in the next session of the parliament to ensure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. Judges of the Supreme The Law Commission of India, which has the responsibility of drafting new laws and suggesting amendments to other laws, received a suggestion from the High Court of Madras that the Christian Law of Divorce (The Divorce A. Ravishankar Prasad and A. Manohar Prasad committed the serious offenses of forgery, fabrication of documents, and declaration of such documents to be genuine in order to obtain money (about $31.4 million) from a bank in Five special fast-track courts will be set up to try cases resulting from riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. The events had resulted in numerous deaths estimates range from 1,000 to 2,500 In a recent decision, allegedly contrary to its earlier rulings about matrimonial causes, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a decree of divorce on the ground that there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the India's Parliament passed the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008. This bill seeks to check the use of illegal money for financing terror and other anti-state activities, cross-border offenses, and counterfeiting of currency. It also facilitates India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks A bench of the Kerala High Court, which is in the southernmost portion of India, consisting of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-Ul-Rashid, asked the Government of India to set up regulatory bodies in states and at On October 8, 2008, the Union Government Cabinet approved the enactment of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008. The proposed law would ban "de-reserving" of posts With the Union Government Cabinet's approval on October 8, 2008, India went ahead with plans to restrict publication and dissemination of exit polls until the completion of voting in the parliamentary (early 2009) and state assembly Upon being advised by their physicians that the baby to be born to them would have a congenitally defective heart, an Indian couple, Haresh Mehta and his wife, Niketa, applied for permission to abort the 24-week-old On September 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of India in effect affirmed the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), a state law that empowered the state government to intercept telephones and On April 1, 2008, the High Court of Bombay, India, ruled that a couple seeking divorce by mutual consent cannot dissolve the marriage within a few months, but must wait for a year after solemnization of In a unanimous 500-page judgment delivered on April 10, 2008, the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provides for a 27 percent quota reservation India's National Commission for Minorities, a statutory body since its creation in 1992, will shortly have constitutional status. As a statutory body, it was unable to investigate complaints or grievances; upon being conferred constitutional status, it India allows 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic approval route for helicopter and seaplane operations and for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. This is a reversal of the previous policy, under which approval The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a suit in an Indian court is maintainable against a foreign arbitration award if the award contravenes public policy and the statutory provisions. In its ruling, the bench The Law Commission of India has proposed a reduction in the legal marriageable age for men from 21 to 18 years, while recommending that unions contracted below the age of 16 be considered void. The Commission On December 25, 2007, the President of India gave assent to the promulgation of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The Act provides for an Armed Forces Tribunal for the adjudication or trial, including appeals, of In criminal cases in India, an accused may petition a court to grant bail in anticipation of an arrest by the police on the basis of registration of a complaint against him. However, the law requires On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below On December 6, the Supreme Court of India annulled as unconstitutional a colonial-era statute that prohibited women, as well as men under the age of 25, from working as bartenders. The ruling gives women the equal The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the National Commission for Women, as a part of their efforts to counter fraudulent marriages by non-resident Indians, finally succeeded recently in persuading the Government of India to ratify In a recently adjudicated case, the Supreme Court of India expressed concern at the frequency of sexual offenses against women in the country and directed all trial courts and high courts to deal harshly with sexual On October 1, 2007, the Additional Sessions Judge, Ram Krishna Rai, handed down a landmark judgment when he awarded a former member of the Parliament (M.P.), Anand Mohan, and a former member of the Legislative Assembly On October 25, 2007, the Supreme Court of India ruled that all marriages must be registered without any exception for any religion. The court directed all states and union territories to enact legislation within three months... 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