Category Archives: New Appointments

SC asks govt – why judges are not being appointed

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court asked the government’s top law officer on Friday to explain the delay in finalising a new procedure to appoint judges.

The Supreme Court and the government have been at fight over how to appoint judges, one of several areas of divergence between the two, the most recent being the judiciary’s stand over the dismissal of state governments and the right to privacy.

In 2015, the top court struck down a law the government brought — the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act — to end a more than 20-year-old practice, unique to India, of judges appointing judges under a collegium system. Continue reading

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India’s new chief justice-Dipak Misra

Justice Dipak Misra took oath as India 45th Chief Justice on Monday following the retirement JS Khehar a day earlier.

At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Misra took the oath in English. Continue reading

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Venkaiah Naidu elected India’s 15th vice president

Venkaiah Naidu elected as India’s 15th vice-president. Naidu defeated Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

While Naidu received 516 votes, Gandhi got 244 votes, said election officer Shemsher K Sharif. Continue reading

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Pak interim Prime Minister

On Tuesday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a loyalist of Nawaz Sharif, elected Prime Minister by Pakistan’s National Assembly. Abbasi will continue as the interim PM till Shehbaz Sharif is elected as a National Assembly member.

The special session of the National Assembly was called by President Mamnoon Hussain after the court disqualified Sharif in a Continue reading

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TR Zeliang sworned in as Nagaland’s 19th chief minister

GUWAHATI: On Wednesday, TR Zeliang sworned in as Nagaland’s 19th chief minister after the state’s governor, PB Acharya, dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu for failing to turn up for a trial of strength in the assembly.

Nine legislators of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) skipped the floor test too, forcing assembly speaker Imtiwapang Aier to adjourn the special session of the House. Continue reading

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Mr. Ram Nath Kovind has been elected India’s 14th President of India

On Thursday, Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s(NDA) candidate, was on Thursday declared elected as the 14th President of India, defeating Meira Kumar, after vote count in Parliament House.

Ram Nath Kovind told reporters after being elected President of India that “This is a very emotional moment”. Continue reading

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Now I & B Ministry comes under Smriti Irani, as Venkaiah Resigned

On Tuesday, Textiles minister Smriti Irani was given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the post following his nomination as the NDA’s vice-presidential candidate.

Rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar has also assumed the additional charge of urban development ministry, another portfolio that was held by Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. Continue reading

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KK Venugopal is all set to take over from Mukul Rohatgi as Attorney General

NEWDELHI: Eminent advocate and constitutional expert KK Venugopal is set to be the next attorney general of India, government sources said on Friday.

Venugopal, 86, replaces Mukul Rohatgi, who completed his three-year term last month and expressed his desire against a second stint. President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the appointment, the sources said.

“I expect an order to be notified in a day or two,” Venugopal told Hindustan Times. Continue reading

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New vice president to be elected on 5 August

The Election Commission has announced that the poll for India’s next vice-president will take place on August 5. Counting will also be held on the same day. The ruling BJP and the Opposition are yet to announce their nominees for the post. Hamid Ansari’s term ends on August 10

For more updates and latest news, start following Newspaper Cuttings. 

Source: Hindustan Times 

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