Month: September 2019

Rahul backs hunger strike to lift Bandipur traffic ban

Source: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came out in support of the youth organisations who have launched an indefinite hunger strike against the ban on night traffic on the Kozhikode-Bengaluru National Highway 766 that passes through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. A host of outfits, including Youth Congress, DYFI, Yuva Morcha among others,

Election Commission to Seek More Powers from Law Ministry to Deregister Political Parties and Bar Candidates From Contesting on Two Seats

Source: New Delhi, September 29:Ā The Election Commission of India (ECI) is all set to ask the Union Law Ministry to approve its proposal for empowering itself to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats. This new development comes weeks before the Assembly elections in the Maharashtra and Haryana.Ā Voters

Vice President bats for bifurcating Supreme Court

Source: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday pitched for bifurcating the Supreme Court to handle constitutional matters and appeals and also called for creating four regional benches of the top court for speedy disposal of cases. Endorsing the recommendation of the Law Commission on splitting the Supreme Court into constitutional division and courts

FIR registered against suspended judge in Jharkhand

Source: A day after theĀ Jharkhand High CourtĀ suspended Dumka Principal District and Sessions Judge Om Prakash Singh for allegedly flouting forest laws, theĀ state policeĀ on Saturday registered an FIR against him. The court had suspended Singh on the basis of a vigilance report. On the basis of the report received from the High Court Registrar (Vigilance)

Punjab & Haryana HC retired judge cries foul over handling of case against Sukhbir, Majithia

Source: Chandigarh:Ā Retired judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ranjit Singh, who headed the one-man commission ā€” set up to probe the infamousĀ Bargari sacrilege caseĀ ā€” has complained to chief justice of the High Court against a sitting judge for showing ā€œundue hasteā€ in hearing a complaint against deputy CM of Punjab Sukhbir Singh