High Courts face judge crunch with 384 vacancies

Most of the 24 high courts of the country are facing an acute shortage of judges with as many as 384 vacancies waiting to be filled up at a time when there is no system to appoint or elevate judges to the higher judiciary.

'28 cases of alleged human rights violation against Army personnel in High Courts of North-Eastern states'

There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said on Friday.

Harmonise RTI rules on fee charged: Centre to SC, HCs, states

The registrars of the Supreme Court and high courts and the state governments have been asked by the Centre to harmonise rules to ensure uniformity in fee charged by them under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Courts should impose punishment befitting crime: SC

Befitting punishment should be awarded by courts to the guilty so that "public abhorrence" of the offence committed is reflected, the Supreme Court has said.

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