Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicLaw Minister

Topic: Law Minister

‘I’m not Sachin Tendulkar,’ says CJI Ramana, lauds ‘team effort’ at Bar Council felicitation

The Chief Justice of India also spoke about challenges faced by women lawyers at the event, also attended by Law Minister Kiren Rijiju. Snapshots from the ceremony.

Ram Jethmalani, senior jurist and former union law minister, dies at age 95

The veteran lawyer had not been keeping well for a few months, said his son, Mahesh Jethmalani.

Ashoke Kumar Sen – India’s inevitable law minister for decades

Ashoke Sen served as law minister from the tenure of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to that of Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth PM.

More than 5,000 lower-judiciary level posts vacant: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad says Centre is laying an emphasis on fair representation for SCs, STs and OBCs when vacancies are filled.

Law minister Prasad set to meet CJI Misra next week to thrash out ‘outstanding issues’

SC judges have raised concerns about Centre sitting on collegium’s recommendations — one of the top issues that will be discussed at the meeting.

Talk Point: GST anti-profiteering body may increase corruption, red tape

The anti-profiteering body does have a good chance of becoming another bureaucratic layer which needs to be bribed to keep your restaurant/business running

Talk Point: Anti-profiteering body of GST could allow bureaucracy to unleash a tax raj

Under GST, the government is setting up a National Anti-Profiteering Authority to ensure businesses do not cheat consumers. The new authority will ensure the benefit of reduced prices under the new indirect tax regime is passed on to consumers, said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

On Camera

YourTurn

Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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