Category: Law ministry

Law minister: Law not to spare Abrar’s killers

Source: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq has said the country’s legal system would not spare the people involved in the murder of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electric and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The minister said these while addressing a children dialogue

Law minister accused of misconduct, case referred to disciplinary committee

Source: According to the PBC Executive Committee, a lawyer after assuming public office is duty-bound to get his practising licence suspended from the PBC, but Barrister Nasim didn’t follow this practice. Subsequently, the PBC itself suspended Barrister Nasim’s licence. However, he challenged the suspension before the attorney general. Subsequently, the PBC itself suspended Barrister

Election Commission to Seek More Powers from Law Ministry to Deregister Political Parties and Bar Candidates From Contesting on Two Seats

Source: New Delhi, September 29: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is all set to ask the Union Law Ministry to approve its proposal for empowering itself to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats. This new development comes weeks before the Assembly elections in the Maharashtra and Haryana. Voters

More human trafficking convictions than reported, says law minister’s office

Source: PETALING JAYA: The number of Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) cases that ended in conviction in 2018 was 115, while between January and July this year there were 23 convictions, the de facto law minister’s office clarified today. Samantha Chong, the press secretary to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong, said

Corporate Social Responsibility: The saga of new compliances and penalties

Source: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the integration of socially beneficial programs and practices into a corporation’s business model and culture. India is one of the first countries in the world to make CSR mandatory for companies following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 (Companies Act) in 2014. Under the Companies Act, businesses

Harsh Vardhan wants archaic leprosy laws repealed

Source: A year after the Supreme Court was informed on 100-plus laws that discriminate against a leprosy-infected person, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to 23 states and two central departments with a plea to repeal all such laws as leprosy is a completely curable disease.  “Even though the disease is now fully

New anti-terror law comes into effect

Source New Delhi: The new anti-terror law under which individuals can be declared as terrorists and their properties seized has come into effect, the Home Ministry announced on Wednesday. President Ram Nath Kovind had given assent to the legislation on August 8 after the Lok Sabha passed it on July 24 and the Rajya Sabha