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HC judge posts: Central government forwards 69 name to SC collegium
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

The 69 names were forwarded to the apex court collegium on July 9 — after the completion of background check by the Intelligence Bureau, it is learnt.

Section 377: When two ministries took opposite stands
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

MHA and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MH&FW) had taken contradictory views on Section 377 before the Delhi High Court and during the appeal in the Supreme Court.

CBI officer to be probed for alleged perjury
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

The order, issued on June 28 by special CBI judge Anju Bajaj Chandna, relates to a case registered against IRS officer Ashok Kumar Aggarwal who was discharged in March 2016 by the trial court after the Delhi HC quashed sanction for his prosecution.

Pay fine for invasive test without patient’s nod: Consumer panel to hospital
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Setting aside an earlier order passed by the state commission, which had given a clean chit to the hospital, the NCDRC has directed the hospital and treating doctor to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the complainant under the Consumer Protection Act.

Delhi Govt vs Lieutenant Governor power struggle: Supreme Court reins in Delhi L-G
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that decisions of the elected government of Delhi do not require the concurrence of the Lt Governor who only needs to be informed.

Silent on services, SC says Delhi govt has power on all but 3 fronts: public order, police, land
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The court made it clear that the Delhi Cabinet is empowered with those subjects for which the Assembly has legislative power.

Appointment of judges to J&K HC Govt nod to three of four names sent by SC collegium
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

The then Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Badar Durez Ahmed had on August 24, 2017 recommended five names to the collegium.

Don’t doubt govt intention in appointing next CJI, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Asked whether the government will follow the convention of appointing Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next CJI when Misra demits office on October 2, the minister said the question is “imaginary”, and that the convention is “clear”.

On uniform civil code, Law panel asks Muslim groups: Why deny some rights to women
Sat, May 26, 2018

Sources told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki or Hanbali law.

Why CLAT is in the courts
Wed, May 23, 2018

The 2018 national law entrance exam has been hit by controversy following complaints of glitches and mismanagement, and petitions have been filed in various HCs. Why are the candidates angry?

Fali Nariman on Karnataka floor test: Thank God for the Supreme Court
Mon, May 21, 2018

The eminent jurist talks to Kaunain Sheriff M on SC’s role in Karnataka crisis and Opposition’s bid to impeach CJI Dipak Misra.

Karnataka elections 2018: How it unfolded, from midnight at CJI home to 4:30 am in SC
Fri, May 18, 2018

Would the CJI allow an unprecedented midnight hearing? The first indication came around 12.20 am, when the barricades were partially moved. Minutes later, the Registrar and another official drove in. A dozen TV crews arrived.

Karnataka elections 2018: More votes, fewer seats – how?
Thu, May 17, 2018

In Karnataka, single largest party BJP has a lower vote share than Congress. One reason is the Congress polled many votes and finished a close second in many seats. But the trends differ from region to region

Karnataka election: BJP gets Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invite & 15 days, Congress cries foul, knocks on Supreme Court door
Thu, May 17, 2018

The Governor has also given the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung Assembly where the Congress has 78 members, the Janata Dal (Secular) 37 members and there are three others, including a BSP member, allied with the JDS.

Karnataka election results 2018 data crunch: Congress plus JD(S) could mean only 6 Lok Sabha seats for BJP
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: A pooling of the votes secured by the Congress and JD(S) (and its pre-alliance partner BSP) suggests that the BJP could have been reduced to merely 68 Assembly seats if both these rivals had come together before the elections.

J&K HC judge Mohammad Yaqoob Mir is new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court
Fri, May 11, 2018

The Meghalaya HC currently has just one judge, Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, who is also officiating as the acting Chief Justice. Its sanctioned strength is four judges.

Before judge appointment row, what Supreme Court said on seniority, regional representation
Mon, May 07, 2018

Govt flagged these issues while returning suggestion to elevate Justice Joseph; SC dealt with them in the NJAC judgment of 2015.

Regional faces: Government & Supreme Court once took opposite sides
Fri, May 04, 2018

The irony is that the government and the Supreme Court were on different sides on this issue when they last crossed swords over judicial appointments in the famous NJAC case in 2015.

Former CJI RM Lodha: ‘Disastrous phase in SC’, CJI Dipak Misra should show statesmanship
Wed, May 02, 2018

Twice in the last few months, he said, the Supreme Court has emphasized that the CJI is master of the roster. “Yes, he is. But does that give him the authority to do what he wants?" Justice Lodha said.

Justice KM Joseph elevation to apex court: ‘Surprising that SC judge indicates decision before Collegium meeting’
Tue, May 01, 2018

Justice Kurian Joseph’s suggestion that Collegium may send file back is distressing, says senior Govt functionary