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Revisit document on judges appointment, govt again tells SC

Secretary (Justice) in the Law Ministry has written to the SC Registrar General pointing to the July 5 judgement of the apex court in which two judges had called for the need to revisit the process..
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Aadhaar effect: Centre to bring in data protection law

With concerns over fool-proof arrangements for protection of data collected by various government and non-governmental agencies continuing to be at the centre of the ongoing Aadhaar debate, the..

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Controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation might be banned for unlawful activities. The Law Ministry has informed the central government regarding its proposed move, which is..
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Modi for big reshuffle in September, Naidu's potfolios go to Smriti, Tomar

A large reshuffle of the Union Cabinet is slated for the first week of September even as portfolios held by Venkaiah Naidu were reallocated following his resignation as Union minister on his nomination..
Deccan Herald

2-month deadline to complete rape trials unrealistic: Study

A 15-month-long study commissioned by the law ministry on trials of rape survivors has concluded that the provision under Section 309 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to complete a rape trial..

Rlys biggest govt litigant with over 66,000 cases

Government litigation includes service matters, disputes with private entities as well as disputes between two government departments and two PSUs, according to a law ministry document of June 2017.
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Over 350 contempt cases pending against govt: Law ministry

The government, the biggest litigator in the country, faces 369 contempt cases across courts, a Law ministry document states.

Judges' appointment: Calcutta High Court rebukes Union law ministry for 'brazen apathy, indifference'

A bench comprising of Justices Dipankar Datta and Debi Prosad Dey on Wednesday termed the shortage of judges as a "very major problem" that the oldest high court of the country was encountering.
India Today

Amendment may boost Andhra Pradesh, Telangana MLA count

The Centre has put in motion the process to amend the Constitution to increase the number of Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana — the two states created after bifurcating Andhra..

Law panel for compulsory registration of marriages

The Law Commission has recommended compulsory registration of marriages in all religions to protect women from marriage fraud. Favouring the Centre to enact a law in this regard, the panel said..
Deccan Herald

Former Gujarat chief secy Achal Kumar Joti to be next Chief Election Commissioner

 Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) succeeding Nasim Zaidi. 64-year-old Joti, who was the chief secretary of Gujarat when Prime..

Proximity of accused to rape victim reason for hostile cases

A revised report was submitted to the Delhi High Court and the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry in May.

Law panel wants marriage registration to be compulsory to prevent fraud

Batting for making registration of marriages compulsory, the Law Commission today said this will help prevent "marriage fraud" and protect women often denied the status of a wife due to absence of..
Deccan Herald

EC Achal Kumar Joti appointed as the next CEC

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) suceeding Nasim Zaidi. 64-year-old Joti, who was the chief secretary of Gujarat when Prime..
Deccan Herald

Joti to be next Chief Election Commissioner

Senior-most Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India to succeed current CEC Nasim Zaidi who retires on July 5, an official..
Deccan Herald

We cannot fight it out in the streets with political parties or their leaders: CEC Nasim Zaidi

-*Government is wanting to change political funding through electoral bonds etc. Has there been any movement on this?*- The top most areas of electoral reforms is transparency in political finance...

K K Venugopal likely to be next attorney general: Law Ministry

The president signs the warrant of appointment of the attorney general.

Agency for all-round support of rape victims must: study

Rape victims need a specialised agency to get single-window, comprehensive support services right from filing the FIR till the end of the trial. The report of a study released by the Union law..
Deccan Herald

DNA EXCLUSIVE: After case, SC collegium puts lawyer's name for judge on hold

Taking a strong note of a criminal case against an advocate whose name was cleared for appointment as a judge of the Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court collegium is learnt to have asked the Centre..

3 HCs to get 11 new judges next week

With President Pranab Mukherjee clearing 11 names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium, three high courts (HC) in the country will see an increase in the number of judges as early as next..

Panama Papers probe: Nawaz Sharif's brother appears before JIT, hits out at Pak military

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif today hit out at the country's powerful military, saying unlike the military rulers who "usurped" power at gunpoint, his family..

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