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Rising number of legislations blamed for pendency of cases

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:51

Government today blamed "increasing number" of state and central legislations, vacancies of judges and adjournments as some of the main factors responsible for pendency of over three crore cases in various courts across the country.

SC has not stopped continuance of Shariat courts, says Darul Uloom Deoband lawyer

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:41

The counsel of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Shakeel Ahmed Syed, on Monday said that the Supreme Court not only allowed the continuance of Shariat courts, but also disposed off the writ petition filed to stop parallel courts from functioning.

MPPEB scam: HC tells Digvijay courts are not "rajniti ka akhara"

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:29

Disposing of a `letter petition` filed by Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on the issue of MPPEB scam, a division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court Monday directed him to file a proper petition in the case and not involve courts in political battles.

Shariat courts have no legal sanction, fatwas not binding on anyone: SC

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:12

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday declared that no legal status has been granted to the Shariat Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual.

`Midnight Rider` makers charged with involuntary manslaughter

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:21

`Midnight Rider` director and producers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in Wayne County, Georgia superior court following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.

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.

SC judge calls for e-courts to deliver quicker justice

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:19

Citing high pendency of cases across the country as a big challenge, Supreme Court judge Justice B Lokur today batted for setting up of e-courts and said it is high time the obsolete and outdated systems are done away with.

Justices Mishra, Goel and lawyer Nariman appointed SC judges

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 23:05

Chief Justices of Calcutta and Orissa High Courts, Arun Mishra and Adarsh Goel and eminent lawyer Rohinton Nariman, who were in the panel recommended by the Supreme Court collegium along with Gopal Subramanium, have been appointed as judges in the apex court.

Top French court authorises ending life of quadriplegic

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:05

A top French court gave the green light Tuesday to ending life support for a patient in a vegetative state, in a closely watched ruling that went against his parents` wishes that he be kept alive.

Bill for setting up special courts in Meghalaya introduced

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:28

The Meghalaya government on Wednesday introduced a Bill for setting up special courts throughout the state for ensuring speedy trial.

Akhilesh Yadav writes to Allahabad HC Chief Justice on setting up fast-track courts

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:37

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has requested the Allahabad High Court to give its consent for setting up a fast-track court in every district of the state.

SC anguished over HCs taking lenient view in heinous crimes

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 20:28

The Supreme Court Monday expressed anguish over the manner in which the high courts are taking "extremely lenient" view towards the offenders of heinous crimes in certain cases.