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KK Venugopal Will Be The Next Attorney General, President Okays Appointment
30.06.17 -

Senior advocate KK Venugopal is the new Attorney General for India. President Pranab Mukherjee has approved his appointment and formal orders are expected soon. Venugopal, 86, will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who stepped down earlier this month, saying he wishes to get back to private practice. ...
  


Parties must be held accountable for not fulfilling poll promises: Chief Justice Khehar
08.04.17 - team pt

 Electoral promises routinely remain unfulfilled and manifestos turn out to be mere pieces of paper, for which political parties must be held accountable, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said on Saturday.

"Now a days manifestos have become a mere piece of paper, for this ...
  


Delhi HC orders retrial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases
29.03.17 - team pt

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered retrial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which all the accused were acquitted in 1986.
 
A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra also issued showcause notices to all the accused asking why the case against them ...
  


Kejriwal put on trial in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley, hearing from May 20
25.03.17 - TEAM PT

The Delhi Patiala House Court has given a big blow to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by putting him on a trial in the defamation case against the current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He will now have to justify his comments on Arun Jaitley and ...
  


Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' SC warrant against him
17.03.17 - TEAM PT

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan has "refused” to accept the bailable warrant issued against him by the Supreme Court in a suo motu contempt of court order. On Friday, a team of police officials led by the State’s Director General of Police (DGP) Surajit ...
  


Are you feeling defamed because of your personal feeling of greatness: Kejriwal's lawyer grills Jaitley
06.03.17 - TEAM PT

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appearing before the Delhi High Court, in connection with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) defamation case, was grilled by Arvind Kejriwal’s counsel, Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani, in an open court on Monday.

 

The Finance Minister, during the course of ...

  


Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India
04.01.17 - TEAM PT

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI and ...
  


Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India
03.01.17 - TEAM PT

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI and ...
  


NIA’s FIR against Zakir Naik illegal, Says his Lawyer
19.11.16 - TEAM PT

Hours after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at 10 premises of the banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai, Zakir Naik’s lawyer on Saturday said that case filed against him and his organisation was illegal.

""Earlier in the year 2012 an FIR was ...
  


SC raps Centre over delay in appointing judges to high courts
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the government for not appointing judges despite recommendations made by the collegium in this regard.

"There should not be a deadlock in appointment of judges. You (Centre) cannot bring the institution to a grinding halt," said the top court hearing ...
  


Major setback to Kejriwal as HC dismisses plea to dismiss defamation case
19.10.16 - TEAM PT

In an another embarrassment to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, a Delhi court on Wednesday rejected the plea to dismiss the defamation case filed against him and other party leaders by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
 
"No illegality or question of ...
  


Centre opposes triple talaq, polygamy; urges SC to see practice in light on gender justice
07.10.16 -

In a first such instance in the history of independent India, the central government today told the Supreme Court that it is against the practice of triple talaq that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ three times.

The Ministry ...
  


Blow to NaMo govt; SC reinstates Congress govt in Arunachal Pradesh
13.07.16 - team pt

 Major blow for BJP government as 5-judge bench overturns governor's orders; current CM Kalikho Pul to file a review petition.
 
In what is yet another landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and quashed Governor Jyoti Prasad ...
  


Freedom of Speech is Not an Absolute Right; SC retains defamation law
13.05.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of penal provisions on defamation law, observing that the right to freedom of speech is "not an absolute right".
 
Noting that it is "extremely difficult to accept that criminal defamation has a chilling effect on freedom of speech ...
  


SC stays Uttarakhand HC order of lifting President's Rule till 27
22.04.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till April 27 the judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the imposition of President's rule, giving a new turn to the continuing political drama in the state by restoring the Central rule in Uttarakhand.
 
Before passing a brief order, ...
  


'No objection, My Lord'! 15 Judges sacked for “doubtful integrity”, “negligence” and “poor performance”
22.04.16 - pt team

Full Court of Allahabad High Court has reportedly punished 15 Judicial Officers of Uttar Pradesh with compulsory retirement for "doubtful integrity”, "negligence” and "poor performance”.
 
The meeting, conducted on April 14, and presided over by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud divested twelve Additional Judges and three Additional ...
  


Maintain status quo on SYL canal: Supreme Court
17.03.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered status quo on the SYL canal and appointed the union home secretary as well as the Punjab chief secretary and DGP as receiver of the canal for the purpose of maintenance of status quo.
 
The apex court constitution bench headed ...
  


If men can, Why not four spouses for Muslim women too : Kerala HC Judge
07.03.16 -

Justice B Kemal Pasha of the Kerala High Court created a flutter on Sunday when he rhetorically asked why Muslim women can't marry four times if men can, under the Muslim Personal Law. 
 
Addressing a seminar organised by an NGO run by women lawyers in Kozhikode, ...
  


Child marriage will not automatically become void: Madras High Court
06.03.16 -

The Madras High Court has held that a wedding between minor girl and boy will not become void automatically without either of them obtaining a decree of divorce from family court within two years of their attaining the legal age for marriage.
 
A division bench comprising ...
  



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