Law panel for division of SC into five benches

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The Law Commission of India has recommended division of the Supreme Court in four regional benches at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai or Hyderabad besides another one at Delhi to adjudicate on matters involving only constitutional questions.

HC seeks government’s views on plea against salary hike for MLAs

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A Division Bench of the Madras High Court ordered the government pleader to get instructions from the government on a public interest litigation petition seeking a direction to the State Finance Secretary not to implement the salary hike announced for MLAs. The Bench, comprising Chief Justice H.L.Gokhale and Justice D. Murugesan, posted the matter for… Read more »

Death for three in 2003 Mumbai bomb blasts case

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A special Prevention of Terrorism Act court on Thursday sentenced to death all the three persons convicted in the bomb blasts case of 2003. The explosions claimed 54 lives and injured 244 people. The case comprises blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar on August 25, 2003, the blast aboard a bus at… Read more »

Exclusion of non-serious candidates from elections

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A Bill, namely, the Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Bill, 2008 has been introduced in Rajya Sabha on the 24th October,2008, which inter-alia includes among others, the proposal to increase the security deposit of the candidates from Rs.10000 to Rs.25000 and Rs.5000 to Rs.10000 for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha respectively, which would be… Read more »

DoPT initiatives to strengthen RTI Act

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Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has initiated action on a proposal to review the Second Schedule to the RTI Act, 2005 which contains the names of security and intelligence organizations exempt from its purview, with a view to strengthen the RTI Act. It is being examined whether some of the organizations could be deleted… Read more »

Do we need deemed universities, asks Apex Court

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Supreme Court asked the government if the country needs any deemed universities, which have mushroomed amid complaints that instead of imparting quality education many of them have been fleecing students.

HC seeks UP Govt help on child definition

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Allahabad High Court has sought the assistance of Attorney General and Uttar Pradesh government on the issue relating to the discrepancy in law in the definition of child in case of kidnapping and rape. The Lucknow Bench issued notices to the Attorney General and Advocate General, asking them to submit their respective explanations, assigning reasons… Read more »

Stop shrines coming up in public places: Apex Court

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While agreeing that removal of illegal shrines existing in public places can create law and order problems, the Supreme Court Friday asked the government to ensure that no new temple, church, mosque comes up without permission on public land, if it does, the local official responsible be punished.