Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicLaw ministry

Topic: Law ministry

Domestic disputes to Covid problems, govt’s tele-law service is bringing legal aid to millions

Launched by law ministry in April 2017, mechanism has provided help to 16.34 lakh people in India’s hinterland. Almost 1/3rd of the beneficiaries are women.

India has about 21 judges per million, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informs Rajya Sabha

To calculate the ratio, the Department of Justice uses 2011 Census and available information regarding sanctioned strength of judges in SC, HC and district & subordinate courts.

Law ministry appoints 9 judges to 5 high courts

Of the nine appointees, four judges have been appointed to the Jharkhand HC, two to Patna HC followed by one each to high courts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

Can’t disqualify convicted politicians from contesting elections for life, govt tells SC

Law ministry says convicted politicians and public servants cannot be equated for the purposes of punishment because they are governed by two different laws.

Defining ‘office of profit’ not a good idea, law ministry tells parliamentary panel

Ministry of Law and Justice Wednesday provided oral submission to the Joint Committee on Office of Profit regarding the draft bill to define ‘Office of Profit’.

Govt to obtain 1500 additional video conferencing licences for courts

From the day lockdown was imposed in March till the end of September, high courts and district courts across India have heard over 26 lakh cases virtually.

EC chief Sunil Arora endorses constitutional protection for fellow commissioners

Sunil Arora called for extending the constitutional protection, which means commissioners can only be impeached and not removed from office by the President.

Law ministry okays proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to law minister, saying that people should be allowed to lodge their complaint even ‘10-15 years later'.

Ranjan Gogoi appointed as new Chief Justice of India, to assume office on 3 October

Earlier this month, Justice Dipak Misra had recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor.

Modi govt at it again, now rejects 2 names recommended for judges to J&K high court

The government has returned the names of advocates Wasim Sadiq Nargal and Nazir Ahmed Beig but is yet to offer a reason for its rejection.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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