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Members of Pakistan Hindu Council hold a protest in Karachi on Thursday over the attack on a Hindu temple in Karak district.(AP)

Dozens arrested for vandalising Hindu temple in Pakistan

By HT Correspondent & Agencies | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The crackdown came even as the country’s chief justice, Gulzar Ahmed, on Thursday took suo motu notice of the attack on the place of worship in Teri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district
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Justice S Muralidhar seen during his swearing in ceremony at the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 06, 2020.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Justice S Muralidhar seen during his swearing in ceremony at the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 06, 2020.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

5 judges elevated as CJs, 4 chief justices transferred

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:04 AM IST
Notable among those elevated are justice S Muralidhar, whose parent high court is Delhi. The collegium has recommended that he be moved as chief justice of the Orissa high court.
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The fraud came to light when several bookings were cancelled during the coronavirus disease-induced lockdown but the customers could not get refund of the booking amount from Ghosh.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
The fraud came to light when several bookings were cancelled during the coronavirus disease-induced lockdown but the customers could not get refund of the booking amount from Ghosh.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)

CJI’s mother duped of Rs 2.5cr, family property caretaker held

By Pradip Kumar Maitra | Hindustan Times, Nagpur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:08 AM IST
According to Sitabuldi police, CJI’s mother Mukta Bobde (95) engaged Ghosh as the caretaker of the banquet hall Seasons Lawn, owned by her, near the Akashwani Square here.
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that sexual offences against women and children are a matter of grave concern in the country and need immediate attention.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that sexual offences against women and children are a matter of grave concern in the country and need immediate attention.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh CM asks Chief Justice of HC to notify fast track courts for sexual crimes

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is an urgent need for prompt consideration for the victims of sexual crimes to get speedy justice and exemplary punishment for the accused.
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Ludhiana cricket body polls to be held on October 11

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The polls will be held after 17 years under the supervision of a former Punjab and Haryana chief justice
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Advocate Prashant Bhushan was recently held guilty of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court.(PTI)
Advocate Prashant Bhushan was recently held guilty of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court.(PTI)

Prashant Bhushan deposits Re 1 fine in contempt case, says doesn’t mean he accepts Supreme Court judgement

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The Supreme Court recently held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.
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On September 2, another judge, justice Amol Rattan Singh, had recused from hearing the second petition of former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini (in pic) seeking either quashing or transfer of the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case to the CBI. That plea is listed for hearing for September 7.(HT Photo)
On September 2, another judge, justice Amol Rattan Singh, had recused from hearing the second petition of former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini (in pic) seeking either quashing or transfer of the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case to the CBI. That plea is listed for hearing for September 7.(HT Photo)

Multani disappearance case: HC judge recuses from hearing Saini’s anticipatory bail plea

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Mohali additional district and sessions judge had on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the ex-DGP in the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case. It is against this order that Saini had approached the high court
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Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has declined to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has declined to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court reserves verdict on sentence against Prashant Bhushan over his tweets

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan appearing for Prashant Bhushan said that court should not punish Bhushan and make a martyr of him. He suggested that the court should close the case after issuing a general direction that Bar should be restrained while criticising the court.
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This was a petition filed by an advocate Sachin Jain seeking a cap on the cost of Covid treatment by private hospitals.
This was a petition filed by an advocate Sachin Jain seeking a cap on the cost of Covid treatment by private hospitals.

SC seeks replies on pleas to reduce hospital charges

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:21 AM IST
The first petition it heard was a public interest case filed by petitioner Avishek Goenka, who requested the court to fix a cap or a ceiling on the amount to be charged by private hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients.
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Among the remedial measures suggested by the court includes a directive by the chief justices to make it mandatory for the court officers to furnish them a monthly list of cases in which judgements were not pronounced within a month from the date on which they were reserved(PTI)
Among the remedial measures suggested by the court includes a directive by the chief justices to make it mandatory for the court officers to furnish them a monthly list of cases in which judgements were not pronounced within a month from the date on which they were reserved(PTI)

Judiciary should urgently address the delays in cases

By Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2020 06:04 PM IST
With the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, cases have backed up in courts like never before. But the delays are not merely an issue of logistics
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L) greets the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta during his oath ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.(PTI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L) greets the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta during his oath ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.(PTI)

New chief justice of Bombay HC sworn in

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Justice Dipankar Datta succeeds justice Bhushan Dhamadhikari who retired as chief justice on Monday.
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Amarinder terms Gogoi’s RS nomination ‘wrong and questionable’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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The entire edifice of constitutional governance rests on separation of powers(PTI)
The entire edifice of constitutional governance rests on separation of powers(PTI)

Gogoi’s nomination sets a wrong precedent | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 06:58 PM IST
It threatens the independence of the judiciary which is the bedrock of democracy
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Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice RS Jha administering the oath of office to justice S Muralidhar in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice RS Jha administering the oath of office to justice S Muralidhar in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Justice Muralidhar takes oath as Punjab and Haryana high court judge, gets warm welcome

By HTC and IANS | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Most roads leading to the high court complex in Chandigarh were dotted with welcome hoardings saying, ‘Delhi’s loss is Punjab’s gain’; lawyers lined up to greet him with roses
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PM Narendra Modi, CJI SA Bobde and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with other dignitaries at the International Judicial Conference 2020 in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
PM Narendra Modi, CJI SA Bobde and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with other dignitaries at the International Judicial Conference 2020 in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)

1.3 bn Indians accepted recent verdicts wholeheartedly: PM Modi

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 02:08 AM IST
Speaking at the inaugural function of the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’ at the Supreme Court, Modi spoke about recent crucial judgements.
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The decision of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer Delhi high court judge, justice S Muralidhar, to the Punjab & Haryana high court was condemned by the legal community((delhihighcourt.nic.in/))
The decision of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer Delhi high court judge, justice S Muralidhar, to the Punjab & Haryana high court was condemned by the legal community((delhihighcourt.nic.in/))

HC Bar Association protests at transfer of justice Muralidhar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:57 AM IST
The executive committee of the DHCBA passed a resolution on Wednesday in an urgent meeting convened at 3pm after the recommendation of the Collegium was out in the public domain.
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Illegal sand mining, which could cause irreparable damage to the environment, is rampant in Rajasthan and should not be allowed to continue, a dismayed Supreme Court said(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Illegal sand mining, which could cause irreparable damage to the environment, is rampant in Rajasthan and should not be allowed to continue, a dismayed Supreme Court said(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC: Illegal sand mining rampant in Rajasthan, should be stopped

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:25 AM IST
The bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde also directed state authorities to take steps to stop illegal mining.
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Green cover must be preserved, and people should explore alternatives to address environmental concerns, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said(PTI)
Green cover must be preserved, and people should explore alternatives to address environmental concerns, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said(PTI)

Green cover must be preserved: CJI Bobde

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 01:37 AM IST
The court was hearing a petition filed by Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, the NGO that opposed the felling of heritage tress for the construction of five railway over-bridges and expansion of National Highway 112 in West Bengal.
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Behbal Kalan firing: Victim’s brother writes to CJI, seeks protection to witnesses citing threat

By Parteek Singh Mahal | Hindustan Times, Faridkot, Faridkot
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Clarification

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 01:38 PM IST
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Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday made a case for speedy resolution of tax disputes(PTI)
Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday made a case for speedy resolution of tax disputes(PTI)

CJI Bobde calls for speedy resolution of tax disputes

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The Chief Justice said tax judiciary plays a very important role in resource mobilisation of the country and expressed concern over pendency of cases.
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Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde on Sunday enjoyed a game of cricket in Nagpur(ANI/Twitter)
Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde on Sunday enjoyed a game of cricket in Nagpur(ANI/Twitter)

CJI Bobde made 18 runs in a 15-over cricket match. His was the top score

By Press Trust of India | Nagpur
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:52 PM IST
During the 15-over match played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association’s ground in the Civil Lines area, CJI Bobde, an avid sports lover, smashed 18 runs for his ‘All Judges XI’ team. It was the highest individual score of the match.
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Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde on Saturday said that citizenship was not only about people’s rights, but also about their duties towards the society.(PTI)
Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde on Saturday said that citizenship was not only about people’s rights, but also about their duties towards the society.(PTI)

Citizenship isn’t just about rights, but also about duties:CJI Bobde

By Press Trust of India | Nagpur
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Speaking at the 107th convocation of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) here, he lamented that some educational institutes have become “extremely commercially-minded”
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The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Petition over electoral bonds in Supreme Court on January 20

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The Finance Act, 2017 introduced a system of electoral bonds to be issued by any scheduled bank for the purpose of electoral funding.
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The NRC considers each individual as a presumed non-citizen who must prove otherwise(AP)
The NRC considers each individual as a presumed non-citizen who must prove otherwise(AP)

CAA-NRC: Lessons from the Assam experience

By Deb Mukharji
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The government’s plan has disturbing domestic and international implications. Go back to the founding values
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Protesters hold placards against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police crackdown on students, outside Jamia Millia Islamia, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Protesters hold placards against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police crackdown on students, outside Jamia Millia Islamia, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, in New Delhi, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

High courts can inquire, says Supreme Court on plea over police action against protesters

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The students were protesting against the government’s Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, which gives citizenship to migrants, of six non-Muslim minority communities from three countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
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The two women, Bindu Ammini and Rehna Fathima, had approached the top court after attempts made by them to enter the hill shrine in Kerala had led to physical attacks against them.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The two women, Bindu Ammini and Rehna Fathima, had approached the top court after attempts made by them to enter the hill shrine in Kerala had led to physical attacks against them.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Be patient’: SC to activists who asked for protection to enter Sabarimala

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 01:18 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde justified its stance saying the issue is an emotive one while also adverting to the possibility of violence in case the court passes an order.
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When diligence is out and dramatics in, the character of justice is imperilled. Justice Bobde’s words come as a balm(PTI)
When diligence is out and dramatics in, the character of justice is imperilled. Justice Bobde’s words come as a balm(PTI)

The wisdom in CJI Bobde’s words

UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:29 PM IST
Vengeance can lead to pre-institutional disarray, fixing over due process, haste over efficiency
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President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice SA Bobde in Jodhpur on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice SA Bobde in Jodhpur on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘Justice must never take the form of revenge’: CJI Bobde

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 06:46 AM IST
At the same time, Bobde said the recent events in the country sparked off an old debate with new vigour, and that there was no doubt that the criminal justice system must reconsider its position and attitude towards the time it took to dispose of a case.
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The Act provides for application of Muslim personal law in matters relating to marriage, succession etc among Muslim parties. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
The Act provides for application of Muslim personal law in matters relating to marriage, succession etc among Muslim parties. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Supreme Court to take up plea against polygamy, nikah halala next month

By Murali Krishnan | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 03:24 PM IST
While the practice of polygamy is outlawed in India, an exemption has been made for the Muslim community under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
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