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Bill to legalise abortion in Ireland passes first hurdle

Lawmakers in Ireland, a pre-dominantly Catholic country, have overwhelmingly backed a bill that would pave the way for legalising abortion in life-threatening cases, after widespread outrage over the death of an Indian dentist following a miscarriage last year.

Promotion quota bill to be moved in RS today

In a move that could well put the agitating Opposition in a fix over its stalling Parliament, the government on Tuesday cleared an amendment bill providing reservation in promotions for Scheduled Cast

SP says promotion bill is unconstitutional, backs OBC quota

Samajwadi Party has expressed strong opposition to cabinet that cleared an amendment bill to provide reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions at government jobs

The Samajwadi Party, which has b

Bill against sexual harassment passed

The Lok Sabha passed a bill, which seeks to protect women, including lakhs employed as domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Proh

Possible solutions being explored to SC, ST quota issue: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said "possible solutions" are being explored to the situation created by the Supreme Court striking down Uttar Pradesh's decision to provide quota for SCs,STs

Govt defers plan to bring Bill for job promotion reservation


Government's plan to bring an amended Bill on Wednesday to provide for reservation in job promotions to SCs/STs has been put off with most political parties favouring a legally-sustainable legislation

Bill to protect domestic workers’ rights coming soon


Domestic workers will soon have fixed minimum wages and fixed working hours and safai karamcharis will be covered under social security schemes and have specified improved working conditions soon. Sep

States study bill on private sector graft

The Centre wants to make corruption in private sector a penal offence, with up to seven years imprisonment for offenders.

Draft Indian Penal Code (Amendments) Bill, 2011, circulated among states and

Bill to make babus more accountable, transparent

In a significant move to ensure transparency and accountability within the bureaucracy, the government is firming up the draft Civil Service (Performance and Accou-ntability) Bill, which has been vett

Govt nod to 18 yrs as age bar for sex


The government on Thursday approved a Bill making sexual contact with children below 18 a criminal offence even if it is consensual. For such crimes, the punishments to the offenders can go up to life

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