HC quashes order giving divorce to husband exparte

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Observing that a court should use its discretion, the Bombay High Court has set aside an order of a civil judge in Baramati, who refused to condone the delay made by a woman in an application urging to dismiss a divorce decree granted to her husband ex-parte. Saying that this was a fit case where… Read more »

‘High court judge can’t probe Kashmir custodial death’

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The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has turned down the state government’s request that a sitting judge of the court probe the custodial death of National Conference (NC) worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf, official sources said on Monday. According to sources, chief justice KM Kalifullah has told the state government that it is not within his… Read more »

Judges oppose move to appoint Mumbai’s ITAT head as HC judge

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The Delhi Judicial Service Association (DJSA) has opposed the recommendation of the High Court to appoint R V Iswar, President of Mumbai’s Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), as Additional Judge from service cadre, saying he “never held any judicial office” here. The move of DJSA to write to the President and the Prime Minister’s Office… Read more »

Comprehensive law needed for judges: Parliamentary panel

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A parliamentary panel on Tuesday stressed the need for a “comprehensive law on judges’ appointmenst”, noting the present draft of the bill only addresses the issue “partially”. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel submitted its report on the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 in both Houses of Parliament. The bill… Read more »

Cash-for-judge scam: Former high court judge summoned

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A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday summoned former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav in the cash-for-judge scam that had rocked this union territory in August 2008. CBI Special Judge Ritu Tagore asked Yadav to appear before court May 18. Four other accused in the case have also been summoned… Read more »