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.

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.

Courts can`t enforce statements made in Parl: HC

Courts cannot pass directions for
enforcement of statements made by lawmakers in Parliament or
State Assemblies, the Delhi High Court has said.

Minimum sentence can`t be reduced by courts: SC

The SC ruled that minimum sentence prescribed under law for criminal
offences, cannot be reduced by courts even if the amount involved is meagre.

CJI takes stock of security in SC and other courts

Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia
on Wednesday reviewed security arrangements in the Supreme Court,
Delhi High Court and other subordinate courts in the capital
in the wake of the blast that left 11 dead and 64 injured.

Navy, Coast Guard may try pirates in Indian courts

A bill is on the anvil to give more
powers to the Navy and the Coast Guard to deal with pirates
under Indian laws and to try sea brigands in Indian courts.

J&K govt to set up network of courts: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah said the government will set up a network
of local courts on the pattern of Gram Nyalayas and special
mobile courts for speedy disposal of disputes.

HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on human rights courts

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought
a response from the Centre and the city government on a PIL
seeking a direction to establish Human Rights courts here.

Courts will have to adopt pro-active role: Bhagwat

Lamenting growing corruption, the
RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said courts will have to take
a proactive role to set things right.