MINISTRY F LAW AND JUSTICE
Government sets in motion process to revamp criminal laws
The new structure and content of criminal laws will be citizen centric, reflect the aspirations of a modern democracy and provide for speedy justice, especially to the weaker sections of society, said an official. The BPRD may undertake review of the laws such as the IPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Children-in-law will also be responsible for care of the aged
The amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Ac...
Essar Steel: Mittals seek immunity from probes
Worries stem from BPSL case, where ED attached assets of the company after it was taken over b...
Govt must read 'extremely important' dissent order in Sabarimala verdict: Justice Nariman
Justices Nariman and Chandrachud, who were a part of the five-judge Constitution bench in the Sabarimala case, on Thursday dissented from the majority verdict and dismissed the plea seeking review of the apex court's earlier judgment allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabairmala temple.
The whistleblowers: In the absence of a comprehensive law, here's how employee whistleblowers fare
The biggest issue in the life of people who raise ethics issues with management is finding future employment.
CJI Gogoi recommends Justice S A Bobde as his successor
Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, will demit the office on November 17. The chief justice has gone by the convention to recommend the name of the next senior judge after him as successor.
Narendra Modi-led government wants quick disposal of cases; to initiate structural changes
The govt has asked the Law Ministry to initiate structural changes in the existing set up.
SC asks environmentalist to respond to Centre's report on construction at Agra airport near Taj Mahal
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice B R Gavai was hearing several interim applications filed in the pending PIL of Mehta and one of them pertained to construction of civil enclave falling under the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ), an "eco-sensitive area" having four world heritage sites including Taj Mahal.
What delays delivery of justice in lower courts?
According to a new study conducted by IIM Calcutta, on an average, it took over 122 week for a litigant to get a judgment. Issues such as judges’ absence, repeated adjournments & courts refusing to simplify processes add to the judicial delay.
Home ministry monitoring situation ahead of Ayodhya verdict, sounds general alert across the country
A Constitution bench of 5 judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi & Justices S.A.Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer will pronounce the much-anticipated verdict after a marathon hearing on day to day basis for 40 days. The judgment was reserved the judgment on October 16.
Bobde named 47th CJI, to take over on November 18
President Ram Nath Kovind, today, signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde will take oath as CJI on November 18.
Next CJI Justice S A Bobde, the SC judge who heard several key cases, now in Ayodhya bench
Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge in the apex court, will succeed incumbent Ranjan Gogoi who will demit office on Nov 17. The 63-year-old judge will have a tenure of over 17 months as the CJI & is due to retire on April 23, 2021.
Chaos after Delhi cops strike against lawyers’ attacks
The cops received statements of support from police associations across the country. Special Commissioner of Police later said a review petition would be filed against the high court verdict which suspended policemen and ordered a judicial inquiry into clashes between police and lawyers which began outside Tis Hazari courts last Saturday.
For the first time, serving judge appointed Union Law Secretary
The appointment of Anoop Kumar Mendiratta, currently District and Sessions Judge Karkardooma, North-East District, is being seen as a new chapter in the functioning of the Ministry of Law and Justice.
Mexico praises ICJ ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case
"The effective fulfillment by the Member States of the diplomatic and consular obligations is of the greatest relevance for the operation of the international multilateral system," Legal Adviser of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Celorio said in the General Assembly as the Court's President Judge Abduylqawi Yusuf presented his report.
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