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Supreme Court gets Four New Judges

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed four new judges to the Supreme Court based on the proposals sent by the Ministry of Law. These appointments took the number of judges in Supreme Court to 34 and it is highest ever in the history of the Apex Court. Elevation to Supreme Court The Law Ministry acting ..

Judges of the Supreme Court of India

The Union Cabinet has approved the increase in the number of judges in the Supreme Court from 31 to 34. This comes at the time when the number of court cases in the country is rising and the time for litigation has increased significantly. It is expected that the increase in the number of judges ..

SC dismissed the appeal challenging authenticity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal which has challenged the constitutional authenticity of an ordinance which makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the plea of a Kerala-based outfit and said it will not like to interfere. The Muslim Women Ordinance ..

Tahira Safdar sworn-in as first female high court Chief Justice in Pakistan

Justice Tahira Safdar has been sworn-in as the first woman Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court at a ceremony held at the Governor House in Balochistan. She will remain in this post until 4 October 2019. With this, she became the first female chief justice of any court in the history of Pakistan. Earlier, Safdar ..

Justice Manjula Chellur appointed as new chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

Justice Manjula Chellur has been appointed the new chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE), which is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Power. Prior to this, she was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. The tribunal has been established by Central Government for those who are not satisfied with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ..

Tahira Safdar named first-ever female high court chief justice of Pakistan

Justice Tahira Safdar has been named as the new Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court. With this, she will become the first-ever female high court chief justice in Pakistan. Justice Safdar will take charge of her new role following the retirement of incumbent Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai, who attains superannuation ..

C K Prasad appointed as new chairman of Press Council of India

C K Prasad, the retired judge of the Supreme Court of India (SCI), has been appointed the chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI) for a second term. Prasad headed the media watchdog for three years from November 2014. He had succeeded Justice Markanday Katju. The Press Council of India is a statutory body ..

BN Srikrishna committee constituted by Union Government to identify key data protection issues in India

The Union Government has recently told Supreme Court that an expert committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of former apex court judge Justice BN Srikrishna to identify key data protection issues in India and recommend methods to address them. The government told the apex court that after the committee’s report is submitted, there is ..