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Govt asks CJI, CJ of HCs to fill up vacancies

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 13:54

Government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country.

Pak designer`s work inspired by Central Asia, Ottoman courts

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:15

Bringing the best of Pakistani fashion for the first time at the upcoming season of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), Pakistani designer Faiza Samee says her work has been influenced by her journey through Central Asian landscapes and the Ottoman courts.

Highest pendency of CBI cases in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:23

Special CBI courts in Delhi have highest pendency of anti-corruption cases filed by the agency with 765 of them under trial, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

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.