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New Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice

On 18 Nov, Justice Ravi Ranjan took oath as the new chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court.  Governor Draupadi Murmu administered the oath to him. The post of the Chief Justice was lying vacant after the elevation of former chief justice Aniruddha Bose to the Supreme Court this year. The swearing ceremony was attended ..

Justice Kureshi to take oath as Chief Justice of Tripura HC

The Chief Justice of High Court (HC) of Tripura Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi will take oath on 16 November. The oath of office will be administered by Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais in Agartala on 16 November. On 8 November, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice appointed Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi, the Judge of the ..

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta appointed as new Union Law Secretary

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been appointed as the new Law Secretary (Secretary, Legal Affairs) in the Union Law Ministry on contractual basis till March 30, 2023. He  is at present the District and Sessions Judge (North East) of the Delhi’s Karkardooma Courts.  As per officials, it is the first time a sitting judge has been ..

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 ..

PR Ramachandra Menon sworn-in as new Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court

Justice PR Ramachandra Menon has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court. Governor Anandiben Patel administered him the oath of office and secrecy at a function at Raj Bhawan. Earlier, Menon was a judge in the Kerala High Court. As per article 217 of constitution, the Chief Justice of a ..

Tushar Mehta appointed as new Solicitor General of India

Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as Solicitor General of India (SGI). He will remain in office till 30th of June, 2020 or till further orders. Mr Mehta is currently serving as the Additional Solicitor General. The post of Solicitor General was vacant since October last year after the resignation of Ranjit Kumar.

P.P. Chaudhary conferred with Honorary Fellowship of Institute of Company secretaries of India

P.P. Chaudhary, the Union Minister of State for Law and Justice & Corporate Affairs, was conferred the Honorary Fellowship of Institute of Company secretaries of India (ICSI) at the headquarters of the institute at New Delhi on January 18, 2018. Chaudhary has conducted around 11,000 cases, mostly Constitutional Litigations for the last 38 years on ..

Ganga Kumari becomes first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police

Ganga Kumari, the resident of Raniwara in Jalore district of Rajasthan, has become the first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police. On 13th November 2017, the Rajasthan High Court had directed the police department to appoint Ganga Kumari as a constable within six weeks, after officials denied her a post due to her gender ..