India Legal News: The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2011, after having received the assent of the President on 6th February, 2012, has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 7th February, 2012 as Act No. 13 of 2012.
Also, the Factoring Regulation Bill, 2011, which received the assent of the President on 22nd January, 2012, has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 23rd January, 2012 as Act No. 12 of 2012.
India Legal News: A ban on Exit poll from 7.00 a.m. on 28th January 2012 to 5.30 p.m. on 3rd March 2012, as required under section 126 A come into force, the Election Commission of India notified citing Representation of the People Act 1951 both on electronic and print media in respect of ongoing general elections to 5 states legislative assemblies.
Indian Legal News: The Rajasthan High Court has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) that will monitor illegal mining in the desert state. While hearing multiple PIL’s on this matter (illegal mining), a High Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra today passed this judgement. The SIT will be headed by Retired High Court Judge, K S Chaudhary and the team is expected to submit the mining status and report in 2 weeks.
India Legal News: The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that experience shows that the best guarantee for safeguarding the public interest is to have strong and independent-minded editors. Today, they are an endangered species.
India Legal News: The statement released by the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions brought important legislations to check corruption and to put in place measures for ensuring time-bound services for citizens. Further measures were initiated to make bureaucracy accountable and effective.
STATEMENT BY EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER IN LOK SABHA ON COURT HEARING IN TOMSK (RUSSIA) ON BHAGWAD GITA
India Legal News: the President has appointed Shri Prashant Kumar Mishra and Shri Manindra Mohan Shrivastava as Additional Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court, for a period of two years with effect from 10th December 2011. The appointment was made in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India.
India Legal News: Justice Ajai Lamba and Justice Dharinidhar Jha today were appointed as judges of Allahabad High Court. Justice Ajai Lamba was previously with the Punjab and Haryana High Court whereas Justice Dharindhar Jha was a Patna High court Judge. With these 2 additions the number of judges in Allahabad High Court has reached 79.
India Legal News: In written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice said that the existing procedure for appointment of Judges of the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts, is based on the Supreme Court Judgment of October 6, 1993. The case recorded was Supreme Court Advocates on Record & Anr. Vs. Union of India and the Advisory Opinion dated October 28, 1998.
India Legal News: The Law ministry has taken a note that the data regarding number of Public Interest Litigations (PIL) filed in the Courts is not maintained by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, as the matter falls exclusively within the jurisdiction of the higher judiciary. The matter of entertaining or curbing PILs is within the domain of the Courts in which they are filed.