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What is the collegium system and why Centre and Supreme Court are at loggerheads over it?
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What is the collegium system and why Centre and Supreme Court are at loggerheads over it?

The collegium system is a way to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. Recently, the Supreme Court also pressed the Centre to clear recommendations made by the collegium. The central government has sent back 19 names recommended by the group for appointment as HC judges

Legal terminology to be made available in regional languages in searchable format: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju
India

Legal terminology to be made available in regional languages in searchable format: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

Addressing the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court today, the Law Minister said language is becoming a barrier in accessing legal justice as legal terminology is not available in regional languages

Judges at grassroots reluctant to grant bail for fear of being targeted: CJI Chandrachud
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Judges at grassroots reluctant to grant bail for fear of being targeted: CJI Chandrachud

"Higher judiciary is flooded with bail applications due to reluctance at grassroots to grant bail. Judges at the grassroots are reluctant to grant bail not because they do not understand crime, but there is sense of fear of being targeted for granting bail in heinous cases," said CJI DY Chandrachud.

Jawaharlal Nehru and the real story of his five blunders on Kashmir, writes Kiren Rijiju
India

Jawaharlal Nehru and the real story of his five blunders on Kashmir, writes Kiren Rijiju

It is time for students of history to find the courage, in light of facts, to set history right, clear the name of those unfairly besmirched by family historians to make Jawaharlal Nehru look good, writes Kiren Rijiju

After Rijiju criticises Nehru over J&K, Congress asks PM to rein in ministers from making 'false statements'
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After Rijiju criticises Nehru over J&K, Congress asks PM to rein in ministers from making 'false statements'

Hitting out at Rijiju, the Opposition party said insulting the country's first prime minister's contribution and memory is "unacceptable" and demanded that the minister withdraws his statement.

75th anniversary of five Nehruvian blunders on Kashmir: How India suffered due to Nehru's mistakes, writes Kiren Rijiju
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75th anniversary of five Nehruvian blunders on Kashmir: How India suffered due to Nehru's mistakes, writes Kiren Rijiju

Despite the bloodshed and violence witnessed post-partition, Jawaharlal Nehru remained adamant about getting his personal agenda fulfilled before Kashmir’s accession

Centre decided to remove all obsolete, archaic laws, says Law Minister Kiren Rijiju
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Centre decided to remove all obsolete, archaic laws, says Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

The Law Minister also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi desires to reduce the compliance burden of the people and wants a lesser government role in people's lives

Explained: Why the BJP and Congress are sparring over Jawaharlal Nehru and his role in Kashmir
India

Explained: Why the BJP and Congress are sparring over Jawaharlal Nehru and his role in Kashmir

The BJP has sharpened its attack against Jawaharlal Nehru with Prime Minister Modi blaming the former for the problems in Kashmir. This has led to the two parties arguing over the circumstances leading to the princely state's accession to India. But what exactly happened after 1947?

Don’t understand why Kejriwal and his gang hate Hindu, Hindutva: Kiren Rijiju
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Don’t understand why Kejriwal and his gang hate Hindu, Hindutva: Kiren Rijiju

The minister’s remarks came after a video clip purportedly showing Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam at an event where hundreds took a pledge to convert to Buddhism while denouncing Hindu deities went viral

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju slams former Supreme Court judge for remarks on lack of freedom of expression
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Law Minister Kiren Rijiju slams former Supreme Court judge for remarks on lack of freedom of expression

Rijiju said that those people who speak all the time without any restrictions to abuse the popularly elected Prime Minister are crying about freedom of expression. They will never talk about emergency imposed by Congress party and never dare to criticise some regional party CMs

If judge disposes of 50 cases, 100 new litigations are filed, says Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on pendency in courts
India

If judge disposes of 50 cases, 100 new litigations are filed, says Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on pendency in courts

The law minister also said that the proposed law on mediation will help bring down the number of litigations in courts with a renewed focus on the alternate dispute resolution mechanism

‘Hate news’: 130 cases reported between 2019 Lok Sabha elections and latest round of Assembly polls in 2022
India

‘Hate news’: 130 cases reported between 2019 Lok Sabha elections and latest round of Assembly polls in 2022

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also said the Election Commission informed that no complaints were received from the political parties regarding data leaks during elections in the last five years

CJI Ramana receives letter from Law Minister to recommend his successor
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CJI Ramana receives letter from Law Minister to recommend his successor

Justice Lalit will retire on 8 November and after that Justice DY Chandrachud will be appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India

Issue of simultaneous polls with law panel: Centre informs Parliament
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Issue of simultaneous polls with law panel: Centre informs Parliament

In case the elections are held simultaneously, the expenditure is borne by the states concerned and the Centre on a 50:50 basis

No need to amend anti-defection law as of now: Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha
India

No need to amend anti-defection law as of now: Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha

"Although, some courts have examined the provisions in the past, no specific directions have been given for amendments," the Union Minister said

Centre to remove 71 obsolete laws in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says Kiren Rijiju
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Centre to remove 71 obsolete laws in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says Kiren Rijiju

"It is a matter of concern that today there are about five crore cases pending in courts across the country," the Union Law Minister said

'Would not like to comment', Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court's observations on Nupur Sharma
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'Would not like to comment', Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court's observations on Nupur Sharma

The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma stating that her outburst is responsible for an unfortunate incident in Udaipur, where a tailor was murdered

WATCH: On World Bicycle Day 2022, Anurag Thakur launches nationwide cycle rallies programme in Delhi
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WATCH: On World Bicycle Day 2022, Anurag Thakur launches nationwide cycle rallies programme in Delhi

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur along with 750 young cyclists, covered 7.5 km distance during the cycle rally that started from Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi

Watch: Kiren Rijiju's daughter sings Mohammed Rafi song, Smriti Irani reacts
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Watch: Kiren Rijiju's daughter sings Mohammed Rafi song, Smriti Irani reacts

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development shared the adorable clip in her stories and wrote, ‘Mere bhai @kiren.rijiju ki suputri’ (My brother Kiren Rijiju’s daughter)

PM Modi holds Cabinet meeting immediately after returning from two-day Japan visit
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PM Modi holds Cabinet meeting immediately after returning from two-day Japan visit

The Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi was attended by Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, S Jaishankar, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, and Smriti Irani among others