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Governors can pardon prisoners: Supreme Court

Supreme Court of India on August 3, 2021 held that, Governor of state can pardon prisoners, including in the death sentence cases. Key Points Governor can pardon the prisoners even before they have completed minimum 14 years of prison sentence. Bench also held that, Governor’s power to pardon overrides a provision given under Section 433A ..

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MP, the First State to launch innovative Scheme “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”

On May 11, 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Government has launched “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”. Highlights The scheme has been launched in 23 police stations as a pilot project. This includes both rural and urban areas. Features of the scheme Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. ..

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Supreme Court rules that a judicial magistrate power to direct accused to give voice samples

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has recently held that a judicial magistrate can order an accused to give his voice samples even against his consent in the course of a criminal investigation. This judgment was rendered by a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and ..

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Rationalizing Modal Code of Conduct (MMC)

MMC are set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for political parties and candidates to religiously abide by the set of rules provided in the form of blue print during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and general conduct. Election Commission is empowered to ..

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Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019

The government has introduced the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 in the Parliament. The bill was introduced by the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha. Features of the Bill The Bill aims to arrest the cases of Indian women being trapped in fraudulent marriages with non-resident Indians (NRI). ..

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