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`Crucial` to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:12

Kinshasa: It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, legal activists said on Thursday.

SC to hear PILs challenging Constitution amendment bill to end collegium

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:22

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the petitions challenging 121st Constitutional amendment scrapping collegium system for appointment of judges judges to the apex court and the high courts.

Lower judiciary in Goa paying scant regard to law: Parrikar

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 23:15

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday alleged in the state Legislative Assembly that the lower judiciary in the state was paying scant regard to the provisions of law.

Lower judiciary disregarding higher court orders: Goa CM

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 14:39

The lower judiciary was committing illegalities and disregarding judgements of higher courts, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in the Legislative Assembly.

Function within own assigned sphere: CJI tells judiciary, executive, legislature

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 17:04

Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Friday said the people in the executive, the legislature and the judiciary need to function within their own assigned sphere without encroaching upon the domain of others.

Parliament, Executive should not interfere in Judiciary: CJI

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:56

A day after Parliament unanimously passed the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill to do away with the collegium system, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Friday said that he hoped that judiciary, executive and Parliament work without any interference.

Parliament approves Bills to scrap Collegium system of appointing judges

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 06:44

In a major political victory for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, which was unanimously cleared by the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to replace Collegium system of appointing judges

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:10

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, that seeks to replace the collegium system of judges choosing judges.

No intention to interfere in Judiciary`s authority: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:03

Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary.

Congress opposes veto provision in Judicial Appointments Bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:52

The new Judicial Appointments Bill may run into rough weather in the Rajya Sabha with Congress strongly opposed to its "veto provision".

LS debates bill to set up commission on appointment of judges

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:25

The government asserted that a bill to set up a commission on appointment of judges is aimed at having a "fair procedure" for appointing judges to higher courts and it has no intention to have any confrontation with the judiciary on the issue.

Campaign to defame judiciary damaging democracy: CJI

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:51

At a time when the NDA government is considering to introduce a new bill for the appointment of judges in higher courts, the Chief Justice of India on Monday expressed concerns over "misleading campaign" to defame judiciary.