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3D illustration of DNA molecule spiral structure with unique connection on abstract dark background.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

DNA data banks to be set up at national, state level to store profiles

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 05:43 PM IST
A draft bill on DNA technology states that all DNA data including DNA profiles, DNA samples and records, will only be used for identification of the person and not for “any other purpose”.
A candlelight protest rally demanding justice for the Kathua minor rape victim, Kolkata, April 14, 2018(Hindustan Times)
A candlelight protest rally demanding justice for the Kathua minor rape victim, Kolkata, April 14, 2018(Hindustan Times)

Death penalty for minor rape is a legislative scarecrow

By Apar Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Any legislative measure underpins a policy decision, an objective, which the law seeks to achieve. A severe penalty and swift timelines build insincere expectations of justice.
Asaram after being produced at the sessions court in Jodhpur on November 30, 2013.(PTI File Photo)
Asaram after being produced at the sessions court in Jodhpur on November 30, 2013.(PTI File Photo)

Asaram case shows need for witness protection law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 07:36 AM IST
Despite repeated rebukes by the courts, the government is yet to come up with a model law on witness protection that can be enacted by the states.
The Law Commission has recommended that the BCCI be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(REUTERS)
The Law Commission has recommended that the BCCI be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(REUTERS)

Few checks and balances, BCCI pushed for transparency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By N Ananthanarayanan
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 09:56 AM IST
The Law Commission urged the central government to make the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) a national sports federation and bring it under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act
BCCI officials argue that the Board is not substantially funded by the government to be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(AFP)
BCCI officials argue that the Board is not substantially funded by the government to be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(AFP)

BCCI officials play down Law Commission’s RTI Act recommendation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 11:44 PM IST
A senior board functionary declared that the BCCI was not going to lose sleep over the Law Commission’s recommendation.
The argument that the BCCI is a private body has been rejected by the Law Commission.(HT file photo)
The argument that the BCCI is a private body has been rejected by the Law Commission.(HT file photo)

BCCI a ‘state’, bring it under RTI ambit: Law Commission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jatin Gandhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 12:47 AM IST
The Law Commission has urged the central government to make the Board of Control for Cricket in India a national sports federation and bring it under the purview of the Right to Information Act.
The Narendra Modi government has been keen on holding simultaneous elections citing the election code of conduct as an impediment in development works and the expense involved in holding multiple assembly elections every year.(PTI File Photo)
The Narendra Modi government has been keen on holding simultaneous elections citing the election code of conduct as an impediment in development works and the expense involved in holding multiple assembly elections every year.(PTI File Photo)

Law Commission may recommend holding simultaneous polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jatin Gandhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:04 AM IST
A meeting of Law Commission will be held on April 17 to discuss simultaneous polls, revisiting the definition of contempt and bringing the BCCI under the ambit of the RTI that applies to public bodies.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Maharashtra stage a demonstration against uniform civil code and demand 5% reservation, at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in October 2016. During that month, the Law Commission had sought responses from political parties, religious groups and the public at large for comments and suggestions on the issue.(HT File Photo)
Jamiat Ulama-i-Maharashtra stage a demonstration against uniform civil code and demand 5% reservation, at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in October 2016. During that month, the Law Commission had sought responses from political parties, religious groups and the public at large for comments and suggestions on the issue.(HT File Photo)

Law panel extends deadline for comments on uniform civil code

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 02:57 PM IST
The earlier deadline for the Law Commission, which is examining changes in various personal laws to come up with a uniform civil code, to submit their comments and suggestions was April 6.
A petition in the Supreme Court says if a candidate contests an election from more than one constituency, it often leads to a by-election after an aspirant wins both the seats.(AP File Photo)
A petition in the Supreme Court says if a candidate contests an election from more than one constituency, it often leads to a by-election after an aspirant wins both the seats.(AP File Photo)

EC backs petition seeking to ban candidate contesting from more than one seat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:09 PM IST
The Representation of People’s Act allows a candidate to contest the Lok Sabha or assembly election from two constituencies simultaneously.
This file photo taken on November 4, 2016 shows Muslim women at a rally to oppose the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).(AFP FILE)
This file photo taken on November 4, 2016 shows Muslim women at a rally to oppose the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).(AFP FILE)

Uniform civil code: Law Commission will steer clear of Muslim marriage laws

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Jatin Gandhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:58 AM IST
The commission firmed up its stand days after the Supreme Court admitted pleas to examine the practices of polygamy, nikah halala, nikah mutta and nikah misyar .
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