National

Prez gives Nod to National Judicial Appointments Commission

New Delhi, Dec 31: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday scrapped the collegium system of appointing judges while giving his nod to the creation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission.

The bill replaced the two-decade-old collegium system of appointing judges to the higher courts.

The President gave his approval after 16 states ratified the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, which was cleared in both the Houses of Parliament in August this year.

With the approval of the bill, the National Judicial Appointments Commission will appoint and transfer judges to the Supreme Courts and the 24 high courts.

The Commission will be headed by the Chief Justice of India. The Law and Justice Minister and two eminent personalities will be the other members of the commission. Two senior judges will represent the judiciary on the commission.


Religious teacher rapes minor in Darbhanga

Darbhanga : In another case of sexual assault, a 65-year-old religious teacher was arrested on Wednesday for alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl in...

Rajasthan relaxes two-child policy for Govt. employees

Jaipur : Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government on Wednesday relaxed the two-child policy for the state government employees, scraping the clause en...

Infiltration bid foiled at India-Pakistan border

Amritsar : The Border Security Force (BSF) 73 Battalion gunned down a Pakistani infiltrator, who was trying to cross over into the Indian side of the ...

Congress failed its promise to provide electricity: PM Modi

New Delhi : The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government that was in power at the Centre from 2004 to 2014, failed miserably to live up to their p...