18th April - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Proposals to change the way the House of Lords scrutinises secondary legislation have been firmly rejected by a committee of Peers. The Strathclyde Review outlined three options for change. These were: no scrutiny at all by Lords; reframing an earlier convention to the effect that Lords’ ability to reject secondary legislation would be “left unused”; and new legislation removing Lords’ powers to reject secondary legislation but allowing them to ask the Commons to “think again”. Full story - New Law Journal

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Today's video story: Indian state Maharashtra's Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse made a visit to Latur earlier today (April 15) to inaugurate an irrigation project. The project will supply 30 lakh litres per day water to Latur, but the irony is that for this project, for the minister to land in his chopper, 10000 litres of water was wasted. When questioned he says what's wrong if a little water is used for such things.