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Clearing backlog of cases national challenge for judiciary: CJI

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Friday said that clearing the huge backlog of cases across the country was a national challenge for the judiciary, and pointed out that such backlog attracts criticism for the entire judicial system.

Don't try to bring judiciary to grinding halt, SC tells government

Don't try to bring judiciary to grinding halt, SC tells government

The Supreme Court on Friday sharply criticized the Modi government for sitting on the recommendation of its collegium on the appointment and transfer of judges in High Courts, almost bringing judiciary to the state of collapse.

No proposal now for reservation in higher judiciary: Govt

There is no proposal being considered now to amend the Constitution to allow reservation in higher judiciary but the issue needs to be looked into at some point of time, government said on Thursday.

Sexual harassment case: RK Pachauri claims to be innocent, says 'have faith in Indian judiciary'

Sexual harassment case: RK Pachauri claims to be innocent, says 'have faith in Indian judiciary'

Pachauri was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.

After cricket, football's turn to clean up: Justice Mukul Mudgal in FIFA governance committee

After cricket, football's turn to clean up: Justice Mukul Mudgal in FIFA governance committee

The former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana, who headed the IPL spot-fixing probe, said is aware of his appointment.

Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

President Pranab Mukherjee is believed to cleared the names of three high court chief justices and a senior advocate for elevation to the apex court.

Judiciary encroaching upon legislative and executive authority brick by brick: Arun Jaitley

Judiciary encroaching upon legislative and executive authority brick by brick: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised alarm with regard to the judiciary encroaching upon the authority of the legislature.

DNA: Analysis of crisis in Indian judicial system

The Indian Judiciary is overburdened by many cases and the reason behind that is the less numbers of Judges. Even though the necessity has long been felt, no government from the past to past decade has taken any step to fill that void.

Ready to work in summers to clear backlog: CJI

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Saturday called for judicial services to the people must be expedited and if needed, he was receptive to the idea of courts working in the summers to clear the backlog.

'Dialogue and dissent' key tenets of democracy; judiciary should safeguard them: Allahabad HC CJ

'Dialogue and dissent' key tenets of democracy; judiciary should safeguard them: Allahabad HC CJ

The Allahabad HC CJ also cautioned against a fixated view of laws.

Over two crore cases pending in lower judiciary

Over two crore cases are pending in the country's lower judiciary, out of which more than 10 per cent have remained unsettled for over 10 years, latest Law Ministry data says.

High Courts short of 443 judges, SC five as vacancies mount

Vacancies in high courts continue to mount with the collegium which made a comeback three months ago yet to recommend fresh names for the posts.

Salman Khan accepts decision of judiciary with humility

Salman Khan accepts decision of judiciary with humility

Salman Khan took to Twitter to thank his family, friends and fans for their prayers, after being acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

CJI HL Dattu to be next NHRC chief?

'Prabhu ki kripa' was how outgoing Chief Justice HL Dattu reacted to reports that he was being tipped as the next Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.

SC disposed off record over 83k cases in 2014: CJI Dattu

The Supreme Court disposed off 83,013 cases in 2014, the highest in a year since its inception, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Thursday said, and urged his fellow judges to not be complacent but the torch- bearers in a movement against pendency and delay of cases.

Fresh standoff between Centre, Supreme Court over collegium system of appointing judges

Fresh standoff between Centre, Supreme Court over collegium system of appointing judges

The government is believed to be upset after its bid to replace the collegium system was thwarted by the Supreme Court recently.

WATCH: ​There must be 'Sabka Nyay', says PM Narendra Modi

WATCH: ​There must be 'Sabka Nyay', says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expanded his government's 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' motto to include 'Sabka Nyay', assuring free legal aid for the vulnerable sections of the society.

SC strikes down NJAC Act - chronology

Following is the chronology of events related to the NJAC Act in the Supreme Court that has been hearing the matter since last year.

Will consult PM on NJAC, says Law Minister

After the SC struck down the NJAC Act, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday that he will consult PM Narendra Modi and legal experts.

DNA: Judgement Day for Salman Khan - A verdict which took 13 years!

DNA: Judgement Day for Salman Khan - A verdict which took 13 years!