The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the elevation of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal, an openly gay person, as a judge in the Delhi high court, rejecting the Union government’s preliminary objections against his proposed elevation.
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 05:21 AM IST
Justices Manmohan and Asha Menon said let the plea be listed before a bench headed by the chief justice as it has the roster of public interest litigation.
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 02:43 PM IST
The year started with the people’s agitation for a capital city for the state. The local bodies election fever then gripped Andhra Pradesh, but it abruptly abated.
Published on Jan 04, 2021 11:39 AM IST
Amaravati |Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
To free up the clogged arteries of the system, we need an alternative dispute resolution mechanism
Published on Dec 30, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The judge said that courts today are increasingly being asked to decide on political matters which are brought before it under the guise of public interest litigation and they face a lot of criticism due to the handling of such cases.
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
Prashant Bhushan was found guilty of the contempt by the Supreme Court for his two tweets which the court said were against the judiciary. He plans to file a review against the judgement.
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
The highest amount spent on judiciary was by Uttar Pradesh, which bore an expenditure of Rs. 1,614 crore. However, it accounted for only 0.35 percent of the state’s total expenditure.
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Murali Krishnan
Today, it can take nearly 20 years if a case goes all the way from the subordinate court to the high court and then the Supreme Court. Twenty years means multiple generations of litigants, enormous cost and frustration — a case taking this long to be resolved is symptomatic of an inefficient and ineffective judicial system; any ‘justice’ delivered after a span of 20 years would be bereft of its true meaning.
Published on Nov 13, 2019 01:52 AM IST
A review petition seeking the recall of a historic 1993 ruling establishing the primacy of the CJI over the executive in appointing judges to the higher judiciary was filed by the National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Reforms and Transparency (NLCJRT).
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 03:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
An 11-judge bench of the high court, headed by Chief Justice AP Shahi, also suspended Justice Rakesh Kumar’s order on the case on Thursday, saying the single judge bench had no jurisdiction to pass such an order on a case that had been closed.
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Arun Kumar
Gogoi is leading an Indian delegation at the two-day conference of chief justices of members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
The Supreme Court even held an extraordinary hearing on Saturday after a former employee of the apex court accused the CJI of sexual harassment and persecution.
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 08:29 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Can there be different standards for transparency across different arms of the state?
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 02:08 PM IST
To be fair, Kejriwal is not the only politician to make deprecating comments about the judiciary. Politicians belonging to other political parties, including the Congress and the BJP, also indulge in the same game
Published on Feb 16, 2019 07:20 PM IST
There is a need to attract outstanding minds to the judiciary, many of whom can be from legal academia.
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Narendra Modi accuses Congress of neglecting India’s defence, trying to create ‘distrust against judiciary’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of neglecting the country’s defence sector and trying to create “distrust against judiciary”, launching a scathing attack on the opposition party at Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli on Sunday.
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 09:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rae Bareli | HT Correspondent
The Congress has not spared even the judiciary from its corrupt and autocratic ways, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday as he addressed a public gathering on the banks of the Ganga in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad.
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 06:03 PM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
The Chief Justice of India has already ushered in administrative changes in the Supreme Court for quick disposal of criminal appeals
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 11:42 AM IST
The Supreme Court has warned state governments and high courts (HCs) that it will take over the process of filling up vacancies in the lower judiciary if they fail to expedite the exercise.
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 03:05 PM IST
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who will be sworn-in as the CJI on Wednesday, said Justice Dipak Misra was a remarkable judge.
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Though the high courts have initiated steps to fill up vacancies, “as the high number of vacancies indicates that there is an urgent need to take further proactive steps to reduce the vacancies in a time bound manner,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 07:06 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The Congress president alleged that at present, Dalits, farmers, tribal people, minorities, the poor in India are told that they will not get anything, and “if they raise their voice, they are beaten up”.
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 04:51 PM IST
London |Press Trust of India
Inadequate gender representation could aggravate biases in the courts
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Appointment of judges to the Supreme Court of India should be cleared by the government within two weeks and to high courts within three months, justice Kurien Joseph of the Supreme Court of India says.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:38 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times |Ashok Bagriya
Attorney general of India KK Venugopal also suggested installation of TV screens inside the court canteen or some hall so that law students, interns and lawyers can watch the proceedings there.
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
I feel if the Supreme Court takes suo moto cognisance of attack on Agnivesh in Pakur, the callousness that the authorities display while dealing with such incidents can be reined in
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 07:22 PM IST
Justice Ranjan Gogoi described justice, as referenced by the Constitution, as not something that is a standalone precept but an amalgam of ideals like socialism; democracy; liberty; equality; fraternity, to name a few”
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 09:30 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
The Supreme Court collegium is a body of the country’s top judges, headed by the Chief Justice of India, which appoints judges.
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 11:22 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | Jatin Gandhi
Union minister for law and justice Ravi Shankar Prasad proposed a national level entrance test for “talent infusion” into the lower judiciary
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 11:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Jatin Gandhi
Kamal Shukla, who writes for several local and national news portals, is known for his stand against fake encounters in the region.
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 10:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur |Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin