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  • Gujarat Government To Drop Cases Against Patel Agitators

    Gandhi Nagar : Gujarat government has decided to  withdraw 74 cases filed in connection with Patidar agitation. This was announced by state government spokesperson and senior minister Nitin Patel on Saturday.  Patel  said the decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.  The minister  said the move will benefit 382 accused across […]

    Law Comm submits report to govt

    The Law Commission of India on Thursday submitted its report on electoral reforms to the Union Law Ministry. In its second report on electoral reforms that is the second one in a year, the commission has recommended restricting a candidate to contest from one constituency and making the appointment of the CEC and the two […]

    Bombay HC stays quotas for Marathas, Muslims

    The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed implementation of the controversial decision of the erstwhile Congress-NCP govt in Maharashtra to provide reservation to Marathas in govt jobs and educational institutions announced ahead of the state Assembly election. It also stayed the decision to provide five percent reservation to Muslims in government service but allowed quotas […]

    BMC to prosecute 280 establishments for deputing Election Commission’s order

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will prosecute 280 establishments who denied holiday to their staff to cast their vote on October 15. On Wednesday, the civic body’s Shop and Establishment department visited 2,706 places across the city and found that 151 shops in the island city and 129 shops in the suburbs had violated the […]

    Husband can’t be prosecuted if “hypersensitive” wife commits suicide: HC

    Setting aside a lower court’s order, the Madras High Court has said if a “hypersensitive” woman commits suicide after being scolded and beaten by her husband for not doing household work properly, then the husband could not be prosecuted for abetment of suicide. Setting aside the conviction and sentencing of one K Obuliraj by the […]

    Repeated attempts made to defame judicary: SC

    The Supreme Court on Monday came out strongly against repeated attempts and misleading campaign being made to defame the judiciary, saying great damage is being done to democracy. “There is a misleading campaign going across to defame the judiciary and repeated attempts have been made to spread incorrect information,” a bench headed by Chief Justice […]

    Utilise Rs 50,000 grant to set up RTI cell: Govt to deptts

    To facilitate easy processing of RTI applications, the government on Monday asked all departments to utilise one-time grant of Rs 50,000 for setting up an exclusive cell. The government had three years ago started a scheme ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of RTI’, under which one-time grant of up to Rs […]

    Shariat court has no legal status: SC

    Disapproving of a Shariat court issuing fatwa and order against a person who is not before it, the Supreme Court on Monday said it has no sanction of law and has no legal status. The apex court said there is “no doubt” that such a court has no legal status while noting that in some […]

    SC: No automatic arrest under anti-dowry law; police must record reason

    Expressing concern over the misuse of the anti-dowry law by “disgruntled” wives against their husbands and in-laws, the Supreme Court has ruled that the police cannot “automatically” arrest the accused in such cases and it must give reasons for taking such steps. The apex court said the attitude to arrest first and then proceed with […]

    Subramanium opts out, says judiciary failed to assert its independence

    Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, who has withdrawn his consent to be appointed a Supreme Court judge, on Wednesday regretted that “the judiciary has failed to assert its independence by respecting the likes and dislikes of the executive”, and said he had opted out as a matter of principle and to protect his “honour and dignity” […]