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Criminal justice system needs to be fast-tracked: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 13:17

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of criminal justice system in the country.

CJI frames new SC rules; summer vacations cut down to 7 week

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:36

The Supreme Court of India shall now be governed by the Supreme Court Rules of 2013 following the notification of the same in the Gazette of India, it was reported on Wednesday.

Coal block allocations scam: Gopal Subramanium rejects SC`s offer for SPP post

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12:03

Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge, has rejected the post of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the coal block allocations scam cases.

SC seeks Centre`s explanation on ex-ministers overstaying in official bungalows

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:09

Overstaying in official bungalows by former ministers, ex-MPS and retired bureaucrats has again come under judicial scrutiny with Supreme Court today seeking Centre`s response on the issue which was brought to its notice by former CAG Vinod Rai.

Difficult to find suitable persons to man tribunals: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:16

The setting up of tribunals have come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Thursday cast doubts as to whether they have achieved the desired objectives or not as competent persons are averse to presiding over them and keen ones are not suitable for such assignments.

Increased working hours can work successfully: CJI

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:07

Dispelling doubts of lawyers` bodies on his proposal to increase court`s working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it.

SC dismisses PIL challenging special status to J&K

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:41

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL challenging special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.

SC notice to centre, states on plea against e-rickshaws

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:28

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a plea seeking directions to the authorities both at levels to prohibit e-rickshaw from playing on the roads as they threaten the safety of the people travelling in them.

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.

Move on Gopal Subramanium was based on `cogent` reasons: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:24

Government on Wednesday defended its decision to return the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium to appoint senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the apex court.

Govt says it could not pursue Subramanium`s case as he himself `withdrew`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:20

After Chief Justice RM Lodha expressed displeasure, government tonight said the case of Gopal Subramanium for appointment as a Supreme Court judge was not taken forward as the noted lawyer himself "withdrew" his candidature while the process of conducting verifications was underway.

Gopal Subramanium`s segregation done by government without my consent: CJI RM Lodha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 19:05

Speaking on the Gopal Subramanium controversy, CJI RM Lodha said that former Solicitor General`s segregation was unilaterally done by government without his knowledge and consent.