Supreme Court launches portal to track pending cases

The Supreme Court of India on Saturday launched a public access portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for district courts to demystify the judicial process for the ordinary citizen.

Five additional judges of 3 HCs granted extension

Five additional judges of three high courts have been granted a three-month extension.

Review of service conditions in judiciary: SC notice to Centre

 The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea seeking setting up of an All India Judicial Commission to review the service conditions of members of the subordinate judiciary.

NJAC will endanger independence of judiciary: Gonsalves

A senior lawyer has claimed that the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) law would give the government "absolute" power to appoint judges who would be "pliant" and do its bidding, thus endangering the independence of judiciary.

Courts should respond to cry of society in giving sentence: SC

A court, while imposing sentence, has a duty to respond to the "collective cry" of the society as people await with patience to see that justice is done, the Supreme Court said as it quashed a High Court order to allow three persons to walk free in a case of abetment to suicide.

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.

Harmonise RTI rules on fee charged: Centre to SC, HCs, states

The registrars of the Supreme Court and high courts and the state governments have been asked by the Centre to harmonise rules to ensure uniformity in fee charged by them under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Drunk driving makes automobiles death traps: Court

A Delhi court has sent a 22-year- old youth to three days in jail in a drunk driving case, with an observation that consumption of alcohol makes automobiles "death traps" and drunken drivers "lethal weapon".

Delhi HC takes Centre to task over not constituting committee to hear grievances against govt ads

 Congress leader Ajay Maken's advocate Vikas Singh said that the Delhi High Court has taken the Centre to task for not constituting a committee to hear grievances against advertisements by states and the Central government.

SC quizzes Centre on role of eminent persons in NJAC

The Supreme Court today quizzed government over the role of two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) wondering how a person with no background of law can help in determining the suitability of a person to be a judge of the higher judiciary.

Ex-CJI YK Sabharwal passes away

Former Chief Justice of India YK Sabharwal passed away here Friday evening.

Drunk driving: Court upholds man's jail term, says he acted like "suicidal human bomb"

A sessions court here has upheld the jail sentence of a man, who was convicted of riding a bike in an inebriated state, observing that while riding the two- wheeler under such heavy intoxication, he was acting like a "suicidal human bomb, who could have taken lives of others".

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.

Iranian court upholds jail term for son of ex-president Rafsanjani: IRNA

An Iranian appeals court upheld the jail sentence of Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, son of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on corruption and security charges, state news agency IRNA quoted a judiciary official as saying on Thursday. 

Over 2 lakh cases pending in Calcutta High Court

Around 2.8 lakhs cases are pending before the Calcutta High court, state law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said on Thursday.

Fake degrees case: Jitender Singh Tomar to be taken to Bihar on Friday

In the dock over his alleged fake degrees, former AAP Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was on Thursday grilled for the second day in Faizabad by the Delhi Police which said he would be taken to Bihar tomorrow for verification of his law degree.

Government to defend methodology to appoint higher judiciary

 The government will tell the Supreme Court on Monday why it junked the collegium system for the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, replacing it with the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC).

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.

Delhi HC directs authorities to create infrastructure for judges

The Delhi High Court on Thursday gave a number of directions to the city government, DDA and a panel appointed by it on creating infrastructure like additional district courts and accommodation for the lower judiciary.

Man jailed for seven years for raping woman

A man has been sent to seven years in jail for raping and threatening his woman employee by a Delhi court which rejected his contention that he could not have raped her as he was of a "smaller built".