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Good governance can reduce pendency of legal cases: Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 00:17

Good governance can reduce the pendency of the litigations and provide quality justice to the people, BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.

Turkey`s President signs law tightening govt grip on judiciary

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:11

Turkey`s President Abdullah Gul signed into law a contested bill tightening the government`s grip on the judiciary as it grapples to contain the fallout from a major corruption probe.

China vows to stamp out corruption from judiciary

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 21:01

China`s ruling Communist Party on Monday vowed to crack down on judicial corruption after reports about several convicts bribing their way out of jails by getting their sentences commuted came to light.

CJI rejects Kapil Sibal`s view on accountability in judiciary

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:57

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Wednesday rejected Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal`s view that accountability process in judiciary was exceptionally weak, saying all complaints against judges are dealt according to the existing mechanism.

Turkey removes scores of prosecutors, judges in purge

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 04:20

Turkey`s government today removed 166 prosecutors and judges as it stepped up a purge of the judiciary in response to a high-level graft probe, local media reported.

Iran`s judiciary says opposition leaders must `repent`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 18:50

Iran`s prosecutor general said Tuesday that opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi will remain under house arrest over anti-government protests until they "repent," Fars news agency reported.

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.

Backlog of cases `disturbing`: Prez

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 23:26

President Pranab Mukherjee termed as "disturbing" backlog of cases in courts in country but appreciated efforts of Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam in taking initiatives.

Kejriwal says independence of judiciary to be kept intact

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 00:34

In the backdrop of a controversy over Delhi Law Minister`s move to call a judges` meet, CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that every effort will be made to strengthen the independence of judiciary.

Need for reservation in judiciary: Union Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 20:14

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry EM Sudarsana Natchiappan came out in support of reservation for SC, ST, OBC and women in higher judiciary.

`Pendency of cases, vacancy major challenges before judiciary`

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 01:19

Supreme Court judge Justice GS Singhvi said pendency of cases, lack of infrastructure, manpower, delay in judges` appointment were among major challenges judiciary has been facing for past 65 years.

Cabinet nod to judicial appointments panel

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 19:22

The cabinet Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said.