FULL TEXT: Supreme Court asks BJP to produce letters

The Supreme Court has intervened in the decision by the Karnataka governor to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the next government and asked the BJP to produce the letters it wrote to the governor. A bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan refused to pass any order staying or stopping […]

Govt likely to intensify efforts to create All India Judicial Service

Despite setbacks and opposition from both state governments and the judiciary, the central government is not ready to give up the proposal to set up an all India service for recruitment of judges modeled on the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. The idea was officially endorsed five years ago when a committee […]

No plans to impose Indian constitution on Jammu & Kashmir judiciary – Govt

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government of India had no plans to force judiciary in the state of Jammu & Kashmir to take their oath of office on the Indian constitution instead of the state constitution. Prasad was responding to a question on why judges of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court take […]

Supreme Court sends notice to Center on Muslim divorce laws in India

The Supreme Court today sent notice to the central government in a case based on a complaint by a Muslim woman that the divorce laws applied to her in India are not in conformity with the concept of gender equality promised by the Indian constitution. The court today sought the Union Government’s reply on questions […]