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Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament likely next week

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 21:00

Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party.

Top jurists want change in collegium system

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 00:41

Several top jurists on Monday pushed for scrapping the existing collegium system where judges appoint judges but government`s plans to bring a bill to make the process of appointments more transparent may take some more time.

Pak Shia high court judges receive death threats

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:05

Three Pakistani Shia judges of the Lahore High Court have received death threats from a banned sectarian organisation prompting the government to enhance their security.

Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:18

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.

Three judges assume charge in SC taking strength to 27

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:51

Justices Arun Mishra, Adarsh Kumar Goel and Rohington F Nariman today assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court`s strength to 27, including Chief Justice RM Lodha.

Apex court gets three new judges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:23

Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha.

Govt may amend bill relating to appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 20:26

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday hinted that the Narendra Modi government will rework on a constitutional amendment bill introduced by the previous dispensation which seeks to give the executive a say in appointment of judges.

Judges should not `shirk` cases, says Nariman

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 16:23

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.

Supercomputer passes Turing test for the first time

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:35

A supercomputer programme has passed the Turing Test for the first time in history after it managed to fool 33 per cent of the human judges into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy.

Kerala High Court gets two new judges

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 16:29

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

Can`t pass order prohibiting kin practising in same court: SC

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:55

Supreme Court on Monday said it cannot pass a judicial order on the plea seeking to prohibit the kith and kin of sitting judges of the apex court and high courts from practicing in the same courts.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 22:31

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.