Cabinet approves signing of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements(UNISA). The signing of the Convention will boost the confidence of the investors and shall provide a positive signal to foreign investors about India’s commitment to adhere to international practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR). The United Nations General Assembly adopted… Continue reading Cabinet approves signing of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements

Telling Numbers: 43% of 539 MPs declared cases against themselves, 11 of murder

According to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and New Election Watch,among the 539 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs,43% have declared criminal cases against themselves. The analysis has highlighted that 29% of MPs have declared serious criminal cases relating to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.In 2014, 21% had declared… Continue reading Telling Numbers: 43% of 539 MPs declared cases against themselves, 11 of murder

Andhra Pradesh MPs have highest average annual income: report

The Association of Democratic Rights (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) has analysed the self declared affidavits of the outgoing Lok Sabha MP’s. The analysis has shown that Member of Parliament(MP’s) across the country have an average annual self-income of Rs 30.29 lakh.Further, Andhra Pradesh tops the charts with its members of parliament earning an… Continue reading Andhra Pradesh MPs have highest average annual income: report

Ayodhya title suit appeals: Supreme Court to pass order on March 5 on mediation

The Supreme Court suggested mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.The dispute is over a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.The site is regarded among Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Rama also historically locates Babri Mosque. Mediation is one of the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).Alternative… Continue reading Ayodhya title suit appeals: Supreme Court to pass order on March 5 on mediation