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Central government notifies appointment of Justice UU Lalit as 49th Chief Justice of India

Posted under Legal, by Apoorva Gaur / 1 day ago

The Central government has notified the appointment of Justice UU Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

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[Freebies by political parties] Election Commission seeks to opt out of proposed expert committee

Posted under Legal, by Apoorva Gaur / 1 day ago

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has told the Supreme Court that being a constitutional authority, it would not be prudent for it to be a part of the expert committee being set up to deliberate on the issue of political parties promising freebies before elections.

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India is a secular country; persons choosing to be non-religious should be rewarded: Kerala High Court

Posted under Legal, by Apoorva Gaur / 1 day ago

The Kerala High Court remarked that in a secular country like India, persons who make the conscious choice to declare themselves as non-religious must be commended.

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Non-disclosure of criminal antecedents amounts to undue influence on voters: Chhattisgarh High Court

Posted under Legal, by Apoorva Gaur / 1 day ago

Non-disclosure of criminal cases of election candidates - either pending or disposed - amounts to undue influence on voters, and such an election can be declared null and void, the Chhattisgarh High Court recently held.

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Punjab & Haryana High Court stays CIC order to furnish information on complaints against judges

Posted under Legal, by Apoorva Gaur / 1 day ago

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently stayed orders of the Chief Information Commission (CIC) directing the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the High Court to furnish details regarding complaints received against judges of the higher and lower judiciary in Punjab and Haryana.

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