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Financial Bill passed by Lok Sabha by voice vote

Financial Bill passed by Lok Sabha by voice vote

Financial bill is a bill in which matters other than financial nature are also included and the provisions relating to the financial bill are envisaged in Article 117 of the Indian Constitution. It is also described as a money bill to which provisions of general legislation have also been added. It may deal with the…

Nirbhaya Case: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

Nirbhaya Case: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

A Delhi court was on Thursday told that no legal remedies of any of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case were pending in any of the courts. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana was informed by the public prosecutor that the second round mercy pleas of two convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh…

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

The Supreme Court on 25th February deferred the hearing of the Centre’s plea to separately execute the death sentence of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, to March 5. “List the matters on March 5 at 3 pm,” a three Bench led by Justice R Banumathi said. The apex court had already made it clear…

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

On January 17th, 2020, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya rape case. Essentially, the remaining four convicts have been awarded the death penalty and shall be hanged on February 1st, 2020, as per the schedule. Moreover, Mukesh filed a…

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 comes into force  from 10 January 2020

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 comes into force from 10 January 2020

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 has come into force on 10th January 2020. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha during the monsoon session and by Rajya Sabha in the winter session. The Act received the assent of the President on 5 December 2019 and the objective of the Act is for…

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear curative petitions on January 14, 2020 filed by the two convicts

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear curative petitions on January 14, 2020 filed by the two convicts

Very recently, the Delhi Sessions Court ordered the execution of the remaining four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, accused of gang rape of a paramedical student. Currently, they have also been sentenced to death penalty pending on January 22nd, 2020 at the Tihar Jail. Out of the four convicts, two of them have separately filed…

Nirbhaya Case: SC rejects review plea of Convict, confirms death penalty

Nirbhaya Case: SC rejects review plea of Convict, confirms death penalty

Confirming the death penalty awarded earlier, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the review petition of Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the convicts in the brutal Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. On the top court dismissing the fourth convict’s review petition against death penalty, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi said, “We have gone a step further”….

President assents to increase number of SC judges

President assents to increase number of SC judges

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed into law a Bill which seeks to increase the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court from 30 to 33 besides the Chief Justice of India. President Kovind signed off on the Act on August 9, 2019. The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was passed by…

LS passes bill to remove Congress President as Jallianwala Bagh trustee

LS passes bill to remove Congress President as Jallianwala Bagh trustee

The Lok Sabha on Friday, the 2nd of August passed The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeking to do away with the automatic nomination of Congress president as trustee of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial trust in Amritsar, Punjab; amid vociferous protests from the party members who later walked out of there. Amendments moved…

Who Enjoys  Immunity  From Arrest In India?

Who Enjoys Immunity From Arrest In India?

There are certain privileges enjoyed by different portfolios of serving to the Government of India for upholding the honor of the capacity of their office. Basically, these privileges serve the office and are bestowed upon it but is enjoyed by the person holding that office. These privileges are enjoyed so that they can discharge their duties under that office free from any encumbrances. These privileges are mostly enjoyed by the constitutional portfolios, not administrative but are subject to exceptions.