Shortage of judges in higher judiciary saddening:  Former Union law minister Salman Khurshid

 Former Union law minister Salman Khurshid has said the shortage of judges in the higher judiciary was “saddening” and called for steps to address the issue at the earliest. Khurshid, himself a senior advocate, said that right to justice should get the attention similar to that of ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and there were some “fundamental […]

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Trademark row: DPS World Foundation files settlement proposal

DPS World Foundation, floated by a group of Delhi Public School alumni including former Union minister Salman Khurshid, today submitted in the Delhi High Court a proposal for settling the trademark dispute with DPS society, which runs the prominent school. In its proposal for settlement filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and […]

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Khurshid for e-courts, video conferencing in high courts

Former Union minister and senior advocate Salman Khurshid today said there was a need for e-courts and video conferencing facilities in the high courts of the country for a robust justice delivery system. He was speaking at a conference on ‘Use of Technology in Courts and Liberalisation of the Indian Legal Profession’ at the Indian […]

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SC notice to Guj on plea against HC order on birds

The Supreme Court today issued notice to Gujarat government on a plea challenging the High Court order declaring ‘right to fly’ as fundamental right of the birds which effectively banned keeping them in cage. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu sought response from the government on the PIL filed by Pet Lovers Association […]

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Court stays Nepal-India deal on upgrading immigration system

Nepal’s Supreme Court Monday ordered the government not to implement a recent agreement signed with India on upgrading the immigration system at the capital city’s international airport and setting up immigration offices in two border towns. A day ahead of the visit of India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, a single-judge bench of Justice Tarka […]

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NGO funding: Court rejects plea for FIR against Khurshids

A plea seeking registration of an FIR has been dismissed by a Delhi court  which was against Union Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise for alleged criminal misappropriation of funds meant for a family-run trust, saying it has no “territorial jurisdiction”. Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan rejected the petition of  Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, president of […]

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Khurshid: Govt not to censor internet

The Law Minister Mr. Salman Khurshid today denied any kind of censorship on internet and said adequate provisions are already in place and IT Ministry is also holding consultations with various stakeholders to address concerns on objectionable content. Addressing a seminar of ‘Editors Guild of India’ here, Mr Khurshid said his colleague and IT Minister […]

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HC asks courts to expedite cases of HIV positive people

Acting on a letter by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, raising concerns over the problems faced by HIV positive people in accessing judiciary, the Delhi High Court has asked all its subordinate courts to expedite disposal of cases involving such people. A communique from the high court’s registrar general to all the lower courts directed judicial […]

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Judiciary must appreciate practical difficulties: Khurshid

Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the judiciary must appreciate the “pragmatic and practical difficulties” of running the political system since it also comes from the same system. Khurshid said: “(The) pragmatic and practical difficulties of running the political system (are) not alien to the judiciary because ultimately judiciary also comes from the same […]

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Decision on solicitor general’s resignation soon: Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid, who took over as Law Minister, today said that he will discuss the issue of the resignation of Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam with the Prime Minister and take a decision after getting directions from him. “I will take up the issue with the Prime Minister. After receiving necessary directions, I hope to decide […]

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