The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual. . . . .
Bangladesh's ex-premier Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case, a setback for opposition BNP chief as she can be barred from contesting the next general election slated for December. Zia, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in Dhaka, in connection with the embezzlement of 2,52,000. . . . .
The Supreme Court gave the green signal for the Centre’s scheme to set up 12 fast-track courts to exclusively prosecute and dispose 1,581 criminal cases pending against Members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies within a year. The courts operational by March 1, 2018, the Bench said. The 1,581 criminal cases were. . . . .
India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected for the term of 2018-2027. India nominee received 183 out of 193 votes in UNGA and secured all 15 votes of UNSC. Objective: The main function of ICJ is, it settles legal disputes between member countries. It also provides advisory opinion to U.N general assembly (UNGA) ****Voting. . . . .
The Madras High Court on Tuesday banned the use of “photographs or pictures” of living persons on “banners, flex boards, signboards” across the state. In its direction to the state chief secretary, the court said: “If at all any permission is given by the authority concerned for erecting banners, flex boards,. . . . .