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Kerala becomes first Indian state to provide maternity benefits in private educational sector

In a path-breaking development, the Central Government has recently approved the Kerala Government’s decision to bring teachers and other staff of private educational institutions under the Maternity Benefit Act. When the amendment to the Act comes into force, Kerala would become the first state in India to provide maternity benefits in the private educational sector. ..

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UK to modify Divorce laws

The UK government has announced that divorce laws in England and Wales would be changed as soon as parliamentary time became available. Lawyers have appreciated government plans to permit no-fault divorce to allow families to function after a marriage breakdown. Under the existing Act 1973, a spouse has to prove their partner is at fault ..

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US says 2 years needed to identify the migrant kids

The Justice Department on Friday said that there are around 47000 cases of unaccompanied children. They were taken in to Government custody between July 1 2017 and June 25 2018. Around 1000s of children were separated from their families in the border. This was halted by the judge in 2018. The Judge said that he ..

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Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 strikes out Leprosy disease as a ground for seeking a divorce

On January 7, the Lok Sabha passed ‘The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018’, which seeks removal of leprosy as a ground for divorce from various Acts governing marriage in India. The Bill seeks to amend five Acts: the Divorce Act of 1869, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act of 1939, the Special Marriage Act of ..

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The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 aims to remove discrimination and stigma attached to patients of eprosy

The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 eliminates leprosy as a ground for dissolution of marriage or divorce. It is an attempt to end the discrimination against leprosy persons in various central laws: The Divorce Act, 1869; the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939; the Special Marriage Act, 1954; the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; and the ..

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