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Salaries of Supreme Court, High Court judges likely to be hiked

Salaries of Supreme Court, High Court judges likely to be hiked

A Supreme Court judge at present gets Rs 1.5 lakh a month in hand after all deductions from salary and allowances.

20 additional judges appointed to four high courts

20 additional judges appointed to four high courts

Two separate Law Ministry notifications issued today said 11 additional judges have been appointed to Allahabad High Court.

Nine additional judges appointed to Karnataka, Patna, Madras HCs

Nine additional judges appointed to Karnataka, Patna, Madras HCs

Separate notifications issued by the Law Ministry said nine additional judges -- five in Karnataka, one in Patna and three in Madras high courts -- have been appointed.

Delhi BJP condemns Arvind Kejriwal for phone tapping remarks

Creating a sensation, Kejriwal Monday claimed there is a "widespread fear" about phones of judges being tapped.

Arvind Kejriwal alleges phones of judges being tapped, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denies

Arvind Kejriwal alleges phones of judges being tapped, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denies

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday completely rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that phones of judges are being tapped.

Madras Bar Association suggests timeframe for judges selection

Stated its views in a memorandum to be submitted by two senior lawyers who would appear on its behalf before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personal, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, New Delhi on November 2.

18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices.

Judges don't need certificates, says SC

Judges do not need certificates from anybody, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while rejecting a PIL seeking setting up of a "public body", independent of the executive and judiciary, to ensure fair appointment of judges in High Courts and the apex court.

Judges must not hesitate to give severest punishment to rapists: Court

Observing that judges must not hesitate to "use the sword of justice with utmost severity" if the offences are grave in nature, a Delhi court dealing exclusively with sexual offences against women has sentenced to life a 68-year-old man for raping his step-daughter consistently over eight years and forcing her to give birth to two children.

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.

Myth REVEALED! Why do judges break pen nib in court room after death sentence

Myth REVEALED! Why do judges break pen nib in court room after death sentence

But now several hypothesis were being put forwarded for this ritual that may us help solve this puzzle.

556 judges' posts among 4,354 new positions okayed by MP govt

In a bid to accelerate the disposal of cases in lower courts, Madhya Pradesh government has sanctioned 4,354 posts, including those of 231 district judges and 325 civil judges.

Modi govt tapping phones of opposition, bureaucrats & judges: Congress

Anand Sharma was sharply critical of the way the Prime Minister Narendra Modi went about on the issue of Rafale fighter deal without the mandate of the Cabinet Committee on Security. 

We require more than 70,000 judges to clear pending cases: CJI

We require more than 70,000 judges to clear pending cases: CJI

Noting that the matter was brought to the notice of the Prime Minister recently with a plea to make the appointments quickly, the CJI said people cannot be denied justice.

India needs more judges, pleads CJI; PM Modi promises action

The ratio was dismal compared to even other developed countries, he said, looking at the prime minister who was on the dais.

Judiciary facing crisis of credibility: Chief Justice of India

Judiciary facing crisis of credibility: Chief Justice of India

The CJI said he can assure the lawyers that if Bar cooperates, judges will be ready to sit even on Saturdays to finish old matters.

'Parliament has power to govern process for appointment of judges'

'Parliament has power to govern process for appointment of judges'

This is for the first time the Law Minister has spoken in Parliament on the SC verdict on NJAC Act.

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.