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!

2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan fans heartbroken after the verdict

Salman Khan fans were in for a major heartbreak when he was granted 5 year jail term in 2002 hit-and-run case

Salman Khan verdict after 13 years: Question mark on India's legal system?

The fact that it took 13 years for the Indian Judiciary to pronounce verdict in Salman Khan accident case raises an important question- How slow is our legal system?

Summons to Manmohan a healthy sign of judicial system: Prashant Bhushan

Eminent lawyer and noted anti-corruption crusader Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday said that the summons issued to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam was an indication of India's 'healthy' judiciary system.

Italian marines case: Indian judiciary will take an independent view, says MEA

In a stern response to Italy, The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, is sub-judice and Indian judiciary will take an independent view in this matter.

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SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails
SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.

Justice HL Dattu, next CJI terms Indian Judiciary as best

Justice H L Dattu, who will be the next Chief Justice of India, on Wednesday described the Indian Judiciary as the best in the world and vowed to take it to the "highest stride" by overcoming some of the "recent beatings".

Yardstick for judiciary should also apply for ministers: SC

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the yardstick followed in appointments in judiciary and civil services of not inducting persons with doubtful integrity should also be applied while appointing minsters.

Congress opposes veto provision in Judicial Appointments Bill

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

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

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

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

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

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.