HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC

Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held.

Pending rape cases: HC CJs urged to set up fast track courts

The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress.

States, HCs lack unanimity on All-India Judicial Services

The Centre's plan to set up an All-India Judicial Services may not take off soon due to lack of unanimity among various states and the high courts on the issue.

Cabinet okays 5 new law officers for High Courts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved appointment of five new Additional Solicitors General in as many High Courts.

SC anguished over HCs taking lenient view in heinous crimes

The Supreme Court Monday expressed anguish over the manner in which the high courts are taking "extremely lenient" view towards the offenders of heinous crimes in certain cases.

Manipur, Tripura & Meghalaya get HCs for speedy justice

With an aim to provide speedy justice to people and to complete the backlog of pending cases in the northeast, separate high courts were inaugurated recently in the states of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya.

High courts in Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya

Three separate high courts in northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya will start functioning from next week, an official said on Thursday.

Devise mechanism for quick disposal of cases: SC to CJs

SC asked chief justices of high courts to devise mechanism for quick disposal of cases.

CJI directs HCs to set up more fast-track courts

Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Monday directed the State High Courts to set up more fast-track courts for speedy disposal of cases of offences against women.

High courts in Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur

High Courts were expected to start functioning in Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur with President Pratibha Patil having giving assent.

President okays three high courts in northeast

President Pratibha Patil has given her formal approval for setting up separate high courts in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Three northeastern states to get High Courts soon

India`s three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would get their own full-fledged high courts by October this year.

Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts

Currently, the six northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh - have benches of the Guahati High Court. Sikkim has a separate high court.

Govt considering changing names of High Courts

The government Monday said that it
had received proposals to change the names of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras High Courts to Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai High Courts respectively.

Govt asks HCs to grant bail to undertrials

Some senior Congress leaders including general secretary Digvijay Singh have advocated bail for the undertrials against whom probe had been completed.

High courts can`t reappraise evidence: SC

High courts cannot reappraise
evidence to determine whether a criminal charge is made out or

States asked to step up security at high courts

The Home Ministry has asked states
to beef up security at high courts in the wake of the
September 7 Delhi blast.

HCs can entertain petitions even after we dismiss it: SC

SC said mere observations made by it cannot be treated as a law or a precedent and a review petition in exceptional circumstances can be filed in High Courts even after the apex court had
dismissed a special leave petition.

High courts to get special wings for commercial disputes: Moily

Voicing his concern over the increasing trend in commercial litigation, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said this was taking up most of the time of courts.

SC rues HCs` tendency on summoning officials

Deprecating various High
Courts` tendency to summon senior government officials at the
drop of a hat, the Supreme Court has counselled them to avoid
doing it unless absolutely necessary.