Over 2.6 lakh cases up for disposal in Lok Adalats: Rajasthan HC judge

More than 2.6 lakh cases have been identified in the state to be taken up for disposal in Lok Adalats, a Rajasthan High Court judge has said. Lok Adalats will be organised in courts across the state on Saturday based on the instructions of the National Legal Services Authority. A total of 789 benches have […]

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NALSA to Supreme Court: 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims get compensation

In a “startling” revelation, the Supreme Court was today told that hardly 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims across the country were getting compensation under the relevant schemes in various states. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that as per the available data of […]

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Legal awareness a weapon in hands of citizen

Legal awareness is a weapon in the hands of citizen provided he knows its power, Supreme Court Judge Justice Dipak Misra said today while announcing a conference of NALSA for senior citizens to make them aware of the legal benefits available to them. Justice Misra, who is also the Executive Chairman of the National Legal […]

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Every Institution Has to Evolve in Tune With Times: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that every institution has to evolve in tune with the times, a statement that was seen as a veiled reference to continuance of the collegium system by the Supreme Court which had struck down the judicial appointments law. He also suggested that rendering free legal aid to poor should […]

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Over 40 percent Indians deprived of basic rights: SC judge

Over 40 percent Indians were deprived of certain basic rights and opportunities, Justice Tirath Singh Thakur of the Supreme Court has said here. “Over 40 percent out of 1.25 billion Indians are acutely deprived of certain basic rights and opportunities,” said Justice Thakur, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority […]

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Keep ego in check to make Lok Adalat successful: Justice Dave

Second Nation Lok Adalat, to be held in all courts across the country on Saturday, was inaugurated bywho asked litigants to keep their ego in control and have a “big heart” to help dispose of the cases. The Lok Adalat, being organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), is aimed at disposing of lakhs […]

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Missing kids: SC seeks states’ compliance reports

The Supreme Court Monday asked NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan to file a report giving details of the states that have complied with its earlier order on recovering missing children. A bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra asked senior counsel H.S.Phoolka to prepare a report after compiling the status reports filed by the different […]

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Indian courts settle over 35 lakh cases in a single day

A National Lok Adalat, held simultaneously in the Supreme Court and courts across the country, Saturday settled over 35 lakh of the 39 lakh pending cases concerning accident claims, matrimonial disputes, dud cheques and traffic fines, among others. The mammoth exercise was undertaken in the day-long Adalat, inaugurated by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, to deal […]

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SC seeks govts’ stands on transgenders’ rights

The Supreme Court om Monday sought the stands of the Centre and various state governments on a plea for declaring transgenders as citizens with a third category of gender and demanding equal protection and rights for them. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra also issued notices to four Union ministries – the […]

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Justice Altamas Kabir to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India and will assume charge Sep 29, said official sources Thursday. Incumbent Chief Justice SH Kapadia will relinquish office September 28. Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He was enrolled at the […]

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