Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: Article 370 had become shield for terrorists

On Saturday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had become a platform to “shield” terrorists and their patrons. “The Government’s decision on Article 370 was taken in the interest of the nation as well as the common people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Prasad […]

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All India Judicial Service: Law Minister Seeks Suggestions From States, High Courts

In a bid to further the proposal of a having a national level examination for recruitment of judges in the country, the Central Government has sought the stand of all State Governments and the High Courts on the creation of an All India Judicial Service (AIJS). As per the report published by the Economic Times, […]

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PIL in SC over CJI’s administrative authority as of roster

Senior advocate and former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the master of roster and for laying down the principles and procedure to be followed in preparing it for allocation of cases. He filed the […]

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Coal blocks scam: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigns

Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned on Friday following mounting pressure from the opposition, demanding his removal. Kumar has been under severe attack by the opposition for vetting the CBI report on coal block allocation scam, with the Supreme Courtmaking critical observations over it. Kumar’s resignation was the second in Congress’ cabinet on Friday just hours after that of Railway […]

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Coalgate case: Why was court kept in the dark: SC

In a big embarrassment to the government in the Coalgate case , the Supreme Court today termed as “very disturbing” the CBI affidavit on sharing its report with the Law Minister and others and slammed the agency for having kept the court in the dark on the issue. Hearing the coal blocks allocation scam case in a […]

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CBI status report shared with Law Minister: CBI Director to SC

Here in New Delhi an affidavit has been submitted by the CBI in Supreme Court stating that the coal scam status report prepared by the investigating agency was shared with the PMO and two concerned ministers before presenting it to the court on March 8. CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s two-page affidavit filed on the direction of […]

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Bar Association alarmed at Govt. move on Judicial appointments

The Bar Association of India (BAI) expressed ‘alarm’ at the reported move by the government to bring in a Draft Bill for a Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) without consulting any legal body and urged the government not to rush through the legislation without a debate. Several eminent lawyers including BAI President Emeritus Fali S Nariman, […]

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Chief Justice of India names Justice Kabir as his successor

Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, who retires this month, has recommended the name of seniormost Supreme Courtjudge Justice Altamas Kabiras his successor, setting in motion the process of change of guard in the apex court. Sources in the law ministry said Justice Kapadia, due to retire on September 28, recommended the name of Justice […]

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