Confirming all docs in passport process cumbersome: Govt to HC

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The Centre today told the Delhi High Court that fake documents submitted during passport process of verification may sometimes escape attention of officers, but confirming authenticity of each and every document would make the process of issuing passports “cumbersome”. Confirming authenticity of each document given by an applicant would also “amount to gross mistrust of… Read more »

NDA govt politicising judicial appointments: Jethmalani to SC

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The new law replacing the collegium system of appointment of judges for higher judiciary came under severe criticism in the Supreme Court from noted jurist Ram Jethmalani who accused the NDA government of politicising and compromising judicial independence.He contended that the Constitutional Amendment Act carried out by the government to bring the new legislation was… Read more »

Lawyers on strike till May 2

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Litigants in all six district courts will have to suffer as the lawyers who had been on strike against the delay in enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of lower courts from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore, on Monday decided to continue it till May 2. Speaking to this newspaper, Sanjeev Nasiar, the convenor of co-ordination… Read more »

Karnataka HC sets aside single judge order on BBMP polls

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In a relief to Siddaramaiah government, the Karnataka high Court today set aside its single judge’s order to hold polls to the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanaraga Palike (BBMP) by May 30, an issue on which the ruling party and the Opposition are at loggerheads. The court, however, asked the state government and the… Read more »

Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the… Read more »