Judge threatens Madras HC chief justice with contempt

Justice C S Karnan of Madras high court has plunged the HC into a huge crisis by threatening contempt of court proceedings against Chief Justice Sanjay K Kaul accusing him of interfering in his judicial work and seeking a CBI probe into alleged forged educational qualification of another Judge of the HC. Apart from contempt […]

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CJI refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members : SC

In a new twist, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings today. The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, which is hearing the […]

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CJI and CJs of HCs deliberate on critical problems of judiciary

Top judges from across the country led by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today began brainstorming to find solutions to critical problems like ensuring speedy trials to tackle over three crore pending cases and lack of infrastructure in courts. Besides the CJI, two senior-most apex courtand 24 Chief Justices of High Courts are […]

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CMs and CJs of HCs to discuss judicial reforms and pendency of cases

Judicial reforms to tackle over 2.6 crore cases pending in courts and ensure speedy trial would be among critical issues to be debated upon at a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts beginning here tomorrow. The three-day conference, to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, is likely to […]

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Justice is not a commodity to be sold to highest bidder: Dattu

Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today voiced concern over rising cost of litigation and pendency of cases in courts, saying steps should be taken to ensure that people get “real access to justice.” He praised the role played by Lok Adalats in disposing of cases swiftly. “Disposal of 1.25 crore cases in Lok […]

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Supreme Court disallows Italian marines’ plea

In a blow to Italy’s efforts, the Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre permission to stay back in his country for two more months for heart surgery and his fellow marine Salvattore Girone permission to travel to Italy for Christmas. Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu said, “The Indian victims also have […]

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SC quashes Centre’s press note on former woman RAW officer

The Supreme Court today quashed a 2008 press note, posted on the Press Information Bureau website, that a woman lawyer and former RAW officer had some mental problems saying she had already been acquitted of the charge of attempting to commit suicide outside the PMO here. “We quash the press note issued on August 19, […]

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Women Can’t be Secured by Curbing Their Freedom : CJI

 Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters.“Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom” and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in […]

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