India becoming hub of international arbitration: CJI

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today said India is becoming a hub of international arbitration and the government’s initiative to work towards zero interference in the process will promote confidence among foreign traders. Justice Khehar said that potential for international arbitration is increasing due to foreign investment. Speaking at a two-day seminar ‘Engaging […]

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Centre writes to CJI over pending adoption cases

Concerned over a large number of adoption cases pending in courts across the country, the Centre has written to Chief Justice of India on the need to sensitise judges. Maneka Gandhi-led Women and Child Development Ministry has also suggested a slew of measures in order to hasten the legal process. “Courts are going beyond the […]

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Train young lawyers to understand profession,ethics

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today urged the Bar Council of India to train young lawyers to make them understand the profession and its work ethics. He also asked the apex lawyers’ body, BCI, to improve the quality of legal institutions by training and helping litigants and make the lawyers competent enough to […]

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Law Ministry faced flak over vacancies in courts in 2016

2016 can be summed up as a year when the Law Ministry came under constant fire of outgoing Chief Justice of India T S Thakur for rising vacancies in the higher judiciary even as its efforts to finalise a document to guide appointments in high courts and the Supreme Court failed. On its part, the […]

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Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th CJI

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is […]

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CJI recuses from hearing PIL seeking norms for raids

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Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today recused himself from hearing a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for safeguarding rights of public against alleged misuse of powers by probe agencies during search and seizure. As the plea contained details of recent searches conducted at the houses of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Justice […]

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CJI not happy with PM skipping issues of judiciary in I-Day speech

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi not mentioning the problems faced by the judiciary in his speech on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, and said he was expecting some words about the judges’ appointments. “I think I have reached the peak of my career, so […]

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3.08 crore cases pending in HCs, lower courts: Govt

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Despite disposal of over two crore litigations last year, over three crore cases are still pending in the 24 high courts and various lower courts in the country, Rajya Sabha was told today. The latest figures have come even as Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had on Sunday lamented that the judge-to-people ratio in […]

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No worry till judiciary’s independence is intact

Terming the debate on intolerance as a “political issue”, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today said there is no need to fear or worry till the judiciary is “independent” and upholds the rule of law. “Yeh siyasi pahlu hain (this is a political issue). We have a Rule of Law. So long as […]

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Justice T S Thakur to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice TS Thakur would succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the apex court, will take over as the CJI after Justice Dattu retires on December 2. His name was recommended to the government by Justice Dattu on Monday, official sources said. After the law […]

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