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Kerala HC directs EC to hold polls for three Rajya Sabha seats before tenure of current Assembly ends
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Kerala HC directs EC to hold polls for three Rajya Sabha seats before tenure of current Assembly ends

The state Assembly and the ruling CPM had challenged the EC's decision to keep in abeyance proceedings for the proposed election to three vacancies from the state in the Rajya Sabha

Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards
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Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards

The Union law ministry has also been allocated Rs 100 crore to meet the Election Commission's "carry forward liability" for expenditure on the 2019 Lok Sabha election

Don't presume what SC will say on Article 370 restoration, Omar Abdullah tells Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Don't presume what SC will say on Article 370 restoration, Omar Abdullah tells Ravi Shankar Prasad

Even as the SC is hearing multiple pleas on the matter, Prasad, the Union law minister, on Saturday said the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 "will not be restored"

Centre exploring possibility of single voter list for LS, Assembly, local body polls to avoid discrepancies
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Centre exploring possibility of single voter list for LS, Assembly, local body polls to avoid discrepancies

An official said this development is not linked to simultaneous polls, as the latter refers to holding Lok Sabha and Assembly polls together in the Indian context

40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list
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40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list

A statement by the Election Commission said CEC Sunil Arora reminded the law ministry brass that there are more than 40 different proposals of electoral reforms which are 'pending since long'

Law ministry appoints Justice Vikram Nath as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court; post was vacant since last November
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Law ministry appoints Justice Vikram Nath as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court; post was vacant since last November

Justice Vikram Nath, who is currently a judge in the Allahabad High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, the Law Ministry said on Sunday

Days after CJI Ranjan Gogoi wrote to Narendra Modi, Cabinet increases strength of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34
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Days after CJI Ranjan Gogoi wrote to Narendra Modi, Cabinet increases strength of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved increasing the number of judges in the Supreme Court from the present 30 to 33, excluding the chief justice.

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea requests Delhi court for lawyer so she can turn approver
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INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea requests Delhi court for lawyer so she can turn approver

Indrani Mukerjea appeared through video conference from Byculla jail where she is lodged in Sheena Bora murder case

Law ministry grants CBI sanction to prosecute P Chidambaram in INX media money laundering case
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Law ministry grants CBI sanction to prosecute P Chidambaram in INX media money laundering case

On 25 January, the investigative agency told the Delhi High Court that it wanted to carry out custodial interrogation of P Chidambaram in the case, in which the court had reserved its judgment.

Budget 2019: Law Ministry gets additional Rs 666.66 crore for conducting Lok Sabha polls
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Budget 2019: Law Ministry gets additional Rs 666.66 crore for conducting Lok Sabha polls

The Law Ministry has been allocated an additional sum of over Rs 666 crore for conducting Lok Sabha elections due this summer.

Nearly 4,500 cases pending per high court judge, shows law ministry data; pendency caused by delay in judicial appointments
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Nearly 4,500 cases pending per high court judge, shows law ministry data; pendency caused by delay in judicial appointments

Each high court judge is saddled with nearly 4,500 pending cases, according to the law ministry. At the same time, each judge of the subordinate judiciary has nearly 1,300 cases pending, the same data shows.

Election Commission to ask Law Ministry to make false declarations grounds to disqualify candidate, push for more electoral reforms
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Election Commission to ask Law Ministry to make false declarations grounds to disqualify candidate, push for more electoral reforms

The Election Commission (EC) will make a fresh push for electoral reforms with the government, including making filing of false declaration a ground for disqualification and putting a cap on expenditure by candidates in legislative council polls, in the coming days.

Citizens without a PAN card could soon be allowed to withdraw their Aadhaar number: Report
News & Analysis

Citizens without a PAN card could soon be allowed to withdraw their Aadhaar number: Report

The move will give all citizens the option to opt out of the Aadhaar system letting them withdraw their Aadhaar number.

DoT awaiting in-flight connectivity norms clearance by the Law Ministry
News & Analysis

DoT awaiting in-flight connectivity norms clearance by the Law Ministry

Telecom Commission on 1 May had approved in-flight connectivity, facilitating both voice and data calls.

Rules of in-flight mobile connectivity to be notified soon; awaiting law ministry's nod: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha
Business

Rules of in-flight mobile connectivity to be notified soon; awaiting law ministry's nod: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha

Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, Manoj Sinha said.

Bail plea of journalist Upendra Rai in money laundering case rejected; Delhi court says allegations serious
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Bail plea of journalist Upendra Rai in money laundering case rejected; Delhi court says allegations serious

Upendra Rai was arrested on 8 June by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the Tihar Jail here, moments after he secured bail in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions.

Happy #MeToo movement has reached India, but shouldn't be used to 'target people who've offended us', says Maneka Gandhi
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Happy #MeToo movement has reached India, but shouldn't be used to 'target people who've offended us', says Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi said a lot of steps have been taken to empower women to speak up, and she is happy that the #MeToo campaign has begun in the country.

Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next Chief Justice of India; swearing-in ceremony on 3 October
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Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next Chief Justice of India; swearing-in ceremony on 3 October

Highly placed sources had confirmed on 1 September that Justice Misra had decided to go by convention and recommend the name of Justice Gogoi, who is next in seniority to him, to succeed him.

CBI to book journalist Upendra Rai under Official Secrets Act in extortion, money laundering case, say reports
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CBI to book journalist Upendra Rai under Official Secrets Act in extortion, money laundering case, say reports

The Enforcement Directorate said it has attached assets worth Rs 26.65 crore of journalist Upendra Rai in connection with a money laundering and alleged extortion case against him

After triple talaq, Centre to oppose 'nikah halala' in Supreme Court, says practice violates principles of justice
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After triple talaq, Centre to oppose 'nikah halala' in Supreme Court, says practice violates principles of justice

The government is to oppose the practice of 'nikah halala' in the Supreme Court, which allows a man to remarry his wife only after the latter is divorced again, when the top court examines its legal validity in the coming days, a senior Law Ministry functionary said on Friday.