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May 18, 2018
Justice J Chelameswar's retires: A look back at Supreme Court judge's most contentious statements in past monthsFirstpost takes a look at some of the things that Justice Chelmaeshwar said over the last six months, and which for good or bad, became the talking point.
May 12, 2018
AG tells additional solicitors general that frivolous cases should not reach Supreme CourtLaw officers should ensure that frivolous appeals planned by ministries related to service matters of individuals do not reach the Supreme Court and special leave petitions are filed only in cases where a policy decision of the government is involved, the Attorney General is learnt to have told additional solicitors general.
Apr 26, 2018
Centre considering nod to Indu Malhotra's appointment as SC judge, may keep KM Joseph's elevation on holdThe government is considering clearing the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as Supreme Court judge while keeping on hold the collegium's another recommendation to elevate KM Joseph to the apex court
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