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Parliament Winter Session begins

On 18 Nov, the Winter Session of Parliament begins.   Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi described the current session of Parliament as a very important one as it would be the Rajya Sabha’s 250th Session and also the 70th Year of the Indian Constitution. On 26th of November India would be observing its 70th Constitution Day. The Indian Constitution was ..

CJI office under RTI ambit, says SC

  On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..

Maharashtra under President’s Rule

On 12 Nov, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a proclamation imposing President’s Rule under Article 356(1) of the Constitution in Maharashtra, following a recommendation from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Assembly will be kept under suspended animation. The  decision  comes a day after he invited the third largest party in the Assembly, the NCP, to ..

Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) & will take oath as CJI on November 18. He will have tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

Foreigners’ Tribunals are likely to be functional from October 1 in Assam

The 200 new Foreigners Tribunals are expected to be functional from October 1 as the government has cleared the decks by appointing  221 practising lawyers and retired civil servants and judicial officers as members of the tribunals. Why the move has assumed significance? Assam had 100 such tribunals. The backlog of over two lakh cases ..

4th South-Asian Speaker’s Summit held in Male

The 4th South-Asian Speaker’s Summit was recently held in Male, Maldives. The summit was meant to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) but Pakistan tried to raise the issue of abrogation of Article 370 provisions on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) despite not being part of the agenda. The Indian delegation in the summit was represented by ..

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 ..

President approves Increasing Strength of Supreme Court Judges

President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 which seeks to increase the number of judges in the top court from the present 31 to 34 (including chief justice). Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 amends the Supreme Court (Number ..