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Supreme Court to hear plea on appointment of judges

Out of the 77 names recommended to the government, 34 judges have been cleared for appointment. 

Govt has no plans to review terror cases involving right wing

The terror cases allegedly involving cadres of a right wing organisation include 2007 Samjhuata train blast and 2008 Malegaon blast.

National lok adalats dispose 8.80 lakh cases

 Around 8.80 lakh cases -- related to land acquisition, revenue and rural employment scheme MNREGA -- involving an amount of Rs 200 crore were disposed by National Lok Adalat held across India.

High courts can`t entertain plea against Armed Forces Tribunal: SC

The Supreme Court has said high courts cannot entertain pleas under writ jurisdiction against verdicts of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) in disputes pertaining to armed forces.

Courts can't ask states to provide quota in promotions: SC

 The Constitution enables governments to provide for reservation of SC/ST category employees even in promotions but courts cannot direct them to make such a provision, the Supreme Court has ruled.

NGT forms committee to find "safest" time for Delhiites to travel

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.

Rising number of legislations blamed for pendency of cases

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.

`Midnight Rider` makers charged with involuntary manslaughter

`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.

Speedy courts irk Nadal

Rafael Nadal complained Saturday that the Australian Open courts had speeded up and were too fast, but old rival Roger Federer said he didn`t see a problem.

Unfortunate that there is no witness protection plan: SC

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over absence of a witness protection programme saying it has resulted in witnesses turning hostile "frequently" and rise in unmerited acquittals in criminal cases.

Courts should give special reasons for awarding death penalty: SC

Courts should record "special" reasons while awarding death penalty and "must" take into account the crime, the Supreme Court has ruled.

CBI boosting its prosecution arm

CBI will appoint 85 public prosecutors to represent it in various courts.

Assembly stalled, Govt offices and courts closed in W Odisha

Odisha Assembly was stalled on Tuesday due to frequent adjournments in the House demanding setting up of a permanent bench in the western region as the government offices and judicial courts in seven districts remained closed.

Usually courts can`t interfere with suspension orders: HC

Suspension orders can be interfered with by the courts only in "gravest of grave" circumstances, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

J&K has over 2.50 lakh cases pending in Courts

Jammu and Kashmir has over 2.50 lakh cases pending in various courts of the state, including Jammu and Srinagar wings of the High Court.

Over 3 cr cases pending in courts in India: Govt

Over three crore cases are pending in various courts across the country and this "unacceptable level" can be reduced by appointment of more judges and modernisation, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday.

2012: Cases involving politicians reached climax in court

Several old and new cases involving politicians reached final stages in Delhi trial courts in 2012.

Rajapaksa accuses "vested interests" of misusing courts

Sri Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa accused elements with "vested interests" of trying to achieve their sinister moves through courts.

Courts to become paperless: Khurshid

A move was afoot to computerise all courts across the country, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said.

Enhanced security for courts in Maharashtra

Alarmed after the last year`s blast outside Delhi HC, Maharashtra government has started enhancing the security infrastructure at the courts in state.