SC to have single judge benches for bail pleas, transfer petitions

🕔16:27, 21.Sep 2019

In News The Supreme Court has notified the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules, 2019, which empowers the Chief justice of India to appoint single-judge benches to hear pleas for bail and transfer of cases. The amended Rules also give the CJI

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Access to internet fundamental right: Kerala High Court

🕔18:06, 20.Sep 2019

In a landmark judgment, the High Court of Kerala has declared that the right to access the internet is a fundamental right forming part of the right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The declaration was

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One Nation, One Language

🕔12:20, 19.Sep 2019

One nation, one language: In an occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’, Union Home Minister had proposed to promote Hindi as the country’s common language, which led to several protests in Non-Hindi speaking states. Background Constitution on the Hindi Language: Part XVII

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Collegium system of India

🕔13:49, 17.Sep 2019

Collegium system of India: Recently there was a controversy over the transfer of the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani, to the Meghalaya High Court. Justice Tahilramani submitted her resignation after her request for reconsideration

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NCST Recommends ‘Tribal Area’ Status For Ladakh 

🕔17:46, 12.Sep 2019

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, recommending that Ladakh be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Background The NCST’s recommendation

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Case of Executive Supremacy: A Comparison between Present Jammu and Kashmir Lockdown & Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

🕔17:38, 12.Sep 2019

 The author, Gautam Bhatia is a Delhi-based lawyer, he relates present Lockdown in J&K with Indira Gandhi’s emergency period (1976). By doing so, he questions the role of the Supreme Court as a guardian of fundamental rights. About the habeas

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42nd session of the Human Rights Council

🕔17:00, 11.Sep 2019

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, delivered at the opening of 42nd session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Developments during the Meeting Though the officials referred to

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A case of Justice Tahilramani: How arbitrary transfers will diminish the independence of the judiciary and the confidence of judges.

🕔18:32, 10.Sep 2019

Context On August 28, the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had recommended Justice Tahilramani’s transfer to the Meghalaya high court. Why CJ Tahilramani resigned? She requested the collegium to reconsider the transfer recommendation, but

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Pendency of cases in Judiciary

🕔15:46, 10.Sep 2019

Why in news? On November 16, 2018, the Women and Child Development Ministry of the Central government had approved the proposal to set up 1,023 FTSCs (16 in Delhi) to dispose off pending cases of rape and POCSO Act across

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Local Government

🕔17:39, 9.Sep 2019

Local Government: Democratic decentralization is barely alive in India. Over 25 years after the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments devolved a range of powers and responsibilities and made them accountable to the people for their implementation, very little and actual

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