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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Freebies!Need to be Thoughtful-Sensible-Balanced-Reasonable

🕔17:12, 9.Sep 2019

Context: Experts opine that, consecutive announcements of four “freebies “by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s, six months ahead of the Assembly elections in the Capital, may not be a good practice. Further, it was stated  that governments are increasingly

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4th General Assembly of A WEB

🕔17:29, 2.Sep 2019

The Election Commission of India is scheduled to host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru on 3rd September 2019.  India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term. Over 50 countries across

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Changes In RTI Act

🕔16:47, 2.Sep 2019

What is RTI Act? By replacing Freedom of information Act, 2002, Right to Information (RTI) was enacted on 5-June-2005 by Parliament of India and came fully into force on 12 October 2005.RTI allows any citizen of India to access information

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Privacy no Longer Supreme

🕔17:02, 28.Aug 2019

Prasanna S., a practicing lawyer, explains how the judgment in K. S. Puttaswamy for the right to privacy has hardly resulted in handling personal data. The Supreme Court’s nine-judge bench, in 2017, held that the right to privacy is a

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