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Cabinet backs off RTI amendments

The Cabinet submitted to protests and withdrew a set of amendments it had proposed to the RTI Act. What were those withdrawn amendments? There were three amendments which were proposed to be made to the RTI Act: Restrict the disclosure of file notes to social and development issues. Exemption of examination papers and selections to ..

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Land Acquisition Bill

New modifications in Land Acquisition Bill draft The government has brought some fresh changes in the draft Land Acquisition Bill . As per new changes, the level of consent of landowners for acquiring land for private purpose has been made stiffer. Following these changes, the percentage of land owners, whose consent is a must for ..

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Human DNA Profiling Bill soon

The Human DNA Profiling Bill, to create a DNA data centre to profile people accused of serious crimes and unknown deceased is on the anvil.  Proposal was considered in 2007, but then dropped down due to factor in ethical, moral and legal issues on the sensitive issues. The Bill is drafted by the Department of ..

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Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act(IRWA)

The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: · Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. · Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment and fine ..

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