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Feb 25, 2018
Supreme Court sees rise in cases where Centre is party; law ministry attributes spike to note ban, GSTNumber of cases in Supreme Court where govt is a party has seen a spike in the last one year due to note ban, implementation of the GST and taxation issues
Jan 22, 2018
Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissionerElection Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed the new Chief Election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday while former finance secretary Ashok Lawasa was made the election commissioner, according to a report in ANI.
Dec 30, 2017
Triple talaq bill is badly drafted; Rajya Sabha must fix errors, save legislation from becoming mere letter of lawA woman who has a triple talaq pronounced on her may have to approach a court to get a declaration that it was void in the first place
Dec 14, 2017
Home Ministry sets new time deadline for ATM replenishment; 9 pm for cities, 4 pm for Maoist areasIn view of spate of cash van robberies across the country earlier, the Union home ministry has proposed a new draft standard operating procedures (SOP) for replenishing ATMs, setting a deadline for 9 pm in urban areas, 6 pm in rural areas and 4 pm in Maoist-affected areas, an official said on Thursday.
Oct 08, 2017
Government rejects Election Commission proposal to bar candidates who fail to clear dues from contesting pollsThe government has rejected an Election Commission (EC) proposal to bar candidates, who have failed to clear dues such as government house rent, electricity and power bills, from contesting elections.
Sep 18, 2017
Vijay Mallya episode: Law Ministry okays draft bill on fugitive economic offendersFugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2017 will give powers to the government to confiscate property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee India, albeit with a new provision
Sep 05, 2017
Centre's reluctance to safeguard 'transgender rights' in wages bill regressive, shows judicial wins alone don't end discriminationBy refusing to specify 'third gender' within the wages bill, the law ministry has suggested that transgender identity and rights be negated, and that goes completely against the tenets of the NALSA verdict
Aug 06, 2017
Bofor scam: BJP's Ajay Agrawal requests Supreme Court for an early hearingAn application has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of the politically sensitive Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case
Jul 16, 2017
Railways biggest govt litigant with over 66,000 cases pending across country: Law ministryThe railway ministry is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it is a party to over 66,000 cases pending in courts across the country, the law ministry says.
Jun 29, 2017
KK Venugopal likely to be next attorney general after Mukul RohatgiVenugopal, 86, is likely to represent the government as a law officer for the second time as he was one of the Additional Solicitors General during the Morarji Desai government.