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Congress opposes veto provision in Judicial Appointments Bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:52

The new Judicial Appointments Bill may run into rough weather in the Rajya Sabha with Congress strongly opposed to its "veto provision".

MP judge harassment case: CJI`s bench to hear petition

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 13:46

The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not take up a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma seeking dismissal of Madhya Pradesh High Court judge who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior.

DMK slams Katju for `baseless` allegations

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:31

DMK Tuesday slammed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for his "wild and baseless" allegation that "TN partner" of the UPA lobbied for a corrupt judge.

Corrupt judge charge: BJP seeks answer from former PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:44

BJP Tuesday asked former prime minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress to answer allegations of "improper compromises" by three ex-CJIs during UPA rule, saying the matter was "unfortunate".

Katju`s claim true, but has come too late: Ram Jethmalani

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 13:55

Senior lawyer and former parliamentarian Ram Jethmalani on Monday said that whatever former Supreme Court judge and current chairman of the Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju, had said over corruption in the judiciary is true, but wished the latter could have come out with it earlier.

Difficult to find suitable persons to man tribunals: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:16

The setting up of tribunals have come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Thursday cast doubts as to whether they have achieved the desired objectives or not as competent persons are averse to presiding over them and keen ones are not suitable for such assignments.

Judges of higher judiciary not govt servants: Madras HC RG

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:58

Judges, particularly those of the higher judiciary are constitutional functionaries and not government servants or officials and so no direction can been issued to them, the Registrar General of Madras High Court on Thursday said.

Accountability process in judiciary exceptionally weak: Sibal

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:27

Noting that the process of accountability within the judiciary is "exceptionally weak", Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that discretionary powers with the Chief Justice of India result in very few judges being brought to book for corruption.

High cost of litigation a challenge before judiciary: Tewari

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 14:44

High cost of litigation is not only keeping away poor from getting justice but even making it unaffordable for upper middle class, Union Minister Manish Tewari said.

Judiciary urged to ensure easy access, speedy justice

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 15:56

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday urged the judiciary to ensure easy access of the common people to court as well as "early finality of dispensation of justice" to uphold its credibility.

Judicial Appointments bill not taken up by Cabinet

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 20:57

A bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary could not be taken up by the Union Cabinet on Thursday due to the absence of Law Minister Kapil Sibal.

‘Raise judges’ retirement age to help judiciary’

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 13:04

Raising the retirement ages of Indian judges and compulsory appointment of court clerks will help expeditious disposal of cases and restore people`s faith in the judiciary, an international legal expert has said.