UP governor administers oath of pro-tem speaker to BJP MLA Ramapati Shastri

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of pro-tem speaker to senior BJP leader Ramapati Shastri at the Raj Bhawan here on Saturday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among those present on the occasion, sources in the Raj Bhawan said. Shastri, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mankapur in Gonda district, will now … Read more

Court can quash proceedings in SC/ST Act where it appears offence civil in nature: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Monday said that a court can exercise its power to quash proceedings where it appears that the alleged offence although covered under the SC/ST Act, is primarily private or civil or where it has not been committed on account of the caste of the victim. “The Courts have to be mindful of … Read more

Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet may have more women, SC/ST ministers

Mamata Banerjee’s new cabinet in West Bengal is likely to have several new faces including young MLAs, women and from the SC, ST and minority communities. The final decision on the new cabinet will be taken by Mamata Banerjee, after she takes oath on Wednesday as the chief minister for the third consecutive time. The … Read more