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.

SC stays Gujarat HC order on judges' plot allotment PIL

The Supreme Court today stayed the Gujarat High Court order issuing notices to its sitting and former judges and also a sitting apex court judge over the allotment of residential plots to them by the state government in a posh locality in Sola area in Ahmedabad.

One rank, one pension for HC judges: Govt to amend law

Seeking to rectify an anomaly as per which High Court judges selected from the Bar get lesser pension than those elevated from state judicial services, the government plans to bring a bill to amend the law governing their salaries and service conditions.

Medical expenses of judges not entitled to be disclosed under RTI: Supreme Court
Medical expenses of judges not entitled to be disclosed under RTI: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the medical expenses incurred on judges and their family members cannot be disclosed or made public under the Right to Information Act.

SC rejects PIL on 'misuse' of funds for laptops by judges

The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking probe into the alleged misuse of funds allocated for purchase of computers for judicial officers of courts in Delhi.

Chinese judges quitting over low pay and high pressure: Report

Hundreds of judges in China are quitting their jobs distressed by low pay and 'bureaucratic intervention' in the Communist Party administered justice system, according to a media report today.

Gunmen shoot dead 3 Egypt judges in Sinai: Police

Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, police said.

SC to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act

The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias has once again cropped up before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system.

Ileana D'Cruz judges grand finale of Max Fashion Icon India 2015
Ileana D'Cruz judges grand finale of Max Fashion Icon India 2015

Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz was recently spotted as a jury guest during the grand finale of Max Fashion Icon India 2015 along with renowned fashion director Marc Robinson in New Delhi.

8 Additional judges of Delhi HC elevated as Permanent Judges

 Eight Additional Judges of the Delhi High Court have been elevated as Permanent Judges.

Adjournment is a disease: Supreme Court judge

Adjournment is a disease and a disorder and young advocates should try to get out of it, Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra Saturday said while kick-starting a five-day workshop organised by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD).

No proposal to increase retirement age of SC judges: Govt

The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.

Medically examine man who levelled charges against judges: Madras HC

 The Madras High Court on Saturday directed the police to get a man, who had repeatedly filed "vexatious" petitions levelling charges against its judges, medically examined to ascertain his mental health.

SC rejects plea on cooling off period for judges accepting govt assignment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition which sought the apex court's direction for fixing cooling off period for judges before taking up any government assignment post retirement.

Sexual harassment: Gwalior judge moves SC, expresses dissatisfaction over probe committee

A woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior, who had alleged sexual harassment against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, Tuesday, moved Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint.

Govt examining proposal to change judges` appointment system

A proposal to change the existing system of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court is "under active consideration", Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.

Judges should not `shirk` cases, says Nariman

Coming down on Judges who recuse themselves from hearing certain cases, senior Supreme Court advocate Fali S Nariman on Sunday said Judges should not `shirk` cases.

Kerala High Court gets two new judges

Two new judges were sworn in as additional judges of the Kerala High Court here today.

`SC must devise measures to deal with sexual harassment complaints against ex-judges`

Two senior advocates Wednesday told the Supreme Court to devise some measures to deal with complaints of sexual harassment against its former Judges who are holding position in tribunals and other quasi judicial bodies.