President Signs Ordinance Seeking Death Penalty for Rape of Children

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind signed an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Union Cabinet Saturday approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 years. […]

Cabinet approves Promulgation of Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018, which would empower the government to seize the domestic assets of those deemed by a relevant court to be fugitive economic offenders. “The Ordinance would lay down the measures to empower Indian authorities to attach and confiscate proceeds […]