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Mukul Rohatgi all set to be the new Attorney General of India

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Mukul Rohatgi is expected to be the nation's next top law officer while an alternate senior legal counsellor Ranjit Kumar is required to be named as the Solicitor General. Sources in the administration said both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have chosen to offer the post of Attorney General (AG) to Rohatgi.

Landmark judgement: Hindu widow gets more share in Property belonging to her husband

Widow is a word that creates limitless sympathy in the hearts of sensitive people. In a typical Indian society, a widow is considered to be a helpless creature who feeds herself on the mercy of other members of the family. In the recent past, the legal machinery of India has also taken the conditions of the widows seriously and ruled out improved provisions to safeguard their interests.

It’s right time India must to get rid of absurdities in laws

Needless to say that visibly there are blemishes in Indian laws that may seem doltish, outdated, draconian, conflicting, open to misapply and in some cases even interesting and it is high time we dispose of such absurdities to make the legitimate framework powerful, says economist, editorialist and author Bibek Debroy. He was giving an address organized by Moneylife Foundation in Mumbai.

The relevance of the banking laws in India and the suggested amendments

The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill 2011 was introduced in order to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970/1980. The said Bill has been passed by both the Houses of Parliament…..

Significant things to consider while signing a rent agreement

An inhabitant ought to check whether the landowner has incorporated a "rent escalation clause" in the agreement, which could be utilized after a certain period. Check whether the agreement says that the date after which lease charges would expand and the rate of increment also.

The suggestible amendments in The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

According to the senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Kamini Jaiswal, it can, as of now, take 6 months to 20 years to get a divorce. As stated by the previous Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily, there are 55,000 cases pending in the different courts across the nation. Mr. Veerappa Moily likewise precluded correcting the Hindu Marriage Act so as to oblige the Khap Panchayat's requests.

Legal terminology used in the matters of property possessions

Property is a piece of real estate that is owned legally by the owner. Usually, property passes from a generation to next generation and so on. Usually, property is acquired within a family, when it passes from one generation to the other. All these transferring activities are regulated under The Indian Succession Act, 1925, Transfer of Property Act 1882, and the Registration Act, 1908 and The Hindu Succession Act, 1956.

The various modes through which the property acquisitions take place are as follow:

Law, legal machinery and status of women in India

In a society that has profound male dominance, women are incapable to get justice they deserve. For example, it is not very easy for a woman to go police station with a complaint against a man. She may not only be humiliated but also get a cold response from the policemen appointed there. What worsens the scenario is the attitude of the police towards a women complainer. It is the need of the hour to make judicial activism simpler, faster and readily available to the women.

Getting alimony is a legal right but it depends upon so many circumstances

Alimony is a payment that a person in a couple gets when that couple separates from each other as ordered by a family court. Alimony is also referred as settlement, spousal support and maintenance. It can be best understood as the monetary support, property, asset etc extended by ex-spouse of the receiver.

The spouse has the legal right to claim alimony after getting divorce. Though not an absolute right, but depending on the financial condition and the circumstances of the spouses, alimony can be granted by the court.

Lawful provisions for women’s right to property

There is close relationship between status of an individual and his/her property. Law gives the right to property to an individual that is subject to satisfaction of some specific conditions. Prior, there were characteristic favouritisms in the property laws. Presently, they have been evacuated to certain degrees. Despite the fact that women may be vested with legitimate rights, in the event that they failed to assert them, the objective of strengthening remains unfulfilled.