Month: December 2020

New set of judges for the High Court Bench

Source:- Madurai A new of judges will preside over the court proceedings in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court from January 4, 2021. Justice M.M. Sundresh will be the administrative judge of the High Court Bench for the next three months. A Division Bench of Justices M.M. Sundresh and S. Ananthi will hear

All not well with J&K, liquor vends allotted arbitrarily for all times: HC

Source:- Chandigarh, December 28 An order passed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court today made it clear that all is not well with the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the latest being “total arbitrary exercise of power” in the allotment of liquor vends virtually “for all times to come by the finance minister

Turkey passes law to tighten government control over civil society groups

Source:- Turkey has passed a new law that would increase government monitoring of civil society groups, which rights groups have warned would violate the freedom of association. The legislation approved by the Turkish parliament on Sunday permits the interior ministry to appoint NGO officials and halt groups’ activities under vague terrorism charges. It also allows

Telangana gets a fully functional Women’s Commission after 2.5 years

Source:- Former minister Vakiti Sunitha Lakshma Reddy was appointed as chairperson of the Telangana state women’s commission, nearly two and a half years after the post fell vacant. The women’s commission also got six new members who will hold office till 2025. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy was the minister for women and child welfare in the

Schools Reopening Latest Updates: From Bihar to UP to Delhi, state-wise reopening dates for schools and colleges

Source:- New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The coronavirus pandemic halted the functioning of educational institutions across the country since March with schools and colleges being shut to safeguard the students from contracting the deadly virus. However, months later, the MHA had allowed resumption of schools partially. The government may have allowed schools to reopen

Cops raid Delhi Riots lawyer Mehmood Pracha’s office; Supreme Court Bar Association condemns ‘assault’

Source:- The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday expressed shock and deep concern on “the arbitrary, illegal and brazen exercise of brute power by the police” against lawyers, including the search conducted at the premises of an advocate representing some of the accused in the north-east Delhi riots cases. The SCBA also condemned the

GHMC sends notice on illegal construction, BJP leader converts it into party office

Source:- A BJP leader in Telangana has converted his building into a party office, allegedly to escape municipal action. Municipal officials had earlier issued a show-cause notice to J Rama Krishna, the former Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) Chairman, accusing him of illegally constructing extra floors in a building, without due permission. In a show-cause notice

‘Independence of judiciary under threat, never seen Bar so divided,’ says ex-SC judge Kurian Joseph

Source:- Retired Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph on Sunday said that the independence of judiciary was under threat due to various factors, including those from inside the institution. “A judge must have true faith and allegiance to the Constitution,” he said, while addressing a webinar. “This means that a judge’s allegiance should not be coloured

Bar Council to challenge HC order that set aside its moratorium on opening new law colleges

Source:- New Delhi: The Bar Council of India, which is the apex regulator of the legal profession and education in the country, has decided to challenge a high court order that quashed its resolution to impose a three-year moratorium on opening of new law colleges. According to sources in the council, chairman Manan Kumar Mishra