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High courts to get 34 new judges, 14 chief justices soon

Fourteen Chief Justices and 34 new judges will be appointed to various high courts in the country as the Centre has cleared proposals in this regard.

Jigisha Ghosh murder: HC issues production warrant to death row convicts

The accused are facing trial for the murder of TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan, killed a year before Jigisha.

Unpolluted, speedy justice still a distant dream: CJI

Unpolluted, speedy justice still a distant dream: CJI

Thakur said that the three pillars of our democratic set up have many challenges, which assume greater dimensions as we make all round progress.

No decision to bring back bill for probing complaints against judges: Govt

No decision has been taken to bring back a bill to put in place a system to probe complaints against judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

556 judges' posts among 4,354 new positions okayed by MP govt

In a bid to accelerate the disposal of cases in lower courts, Madhya Pradesh government has sanctioned 4,354 posts, including those of 231 district judges and 325 civil judges.

Relations between executive, judiciary in tatters: Congress

The Congress on Monday said relations between the executive and the judiciary under the Narendra Modi government were in tatters, adding that attacks had been made on judicial independence through intemperate criticism of the judiciary.

HC judges shortage goes up from 443 to 470 in 7 months

HC judges shortage goes up from 443 to 470 in 7 months

As on July 1, the high courts were facing a shortage of 470 judges, with the Allahabad High Court having the maximum vacancies at 82.
 

Case filed against PM Narendra Modi for insulting national flag

A case has been filed in a Bihar court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insulting the national flag, a lawyer said on Wednesday.

Judiciary intervenes only when executive fails: Chief Justice of India TS Thakur

 Rejecting Modi government's charge of judicial overreach, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has said that judiciary intervenes only when the executive fails in its constitutional duties.

Arun Jaitley urges courts to draw 'Lakshman rekha', not to interfere in executive decisions

Arun Jaitley urges courts to draw 'Lakshman rekha', not to interfere in executive decisions

Jaitley stressed on Monday that the Judiciary should allow the Executive to take executive decisions.

JD(U) member of Rajya Sabha raises issue of paucity of judges

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav raised in the Rajya Sabha the issue of paucity of judges over which CJI TS Thakur recently broke down in front of Prime Minister.

Justice Rastogi backs CJI Thakur's appeal to increase number of judges

Acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Ajay Rastogi on Sunday backed Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur's appeal to increase the number of judges in order to handle the "avalanche" of litigations, and urged the government to resolve the matter.

Three crore cases pending in courts, retired judicial officers to work as ad hoc judges

Three crore cases pending in courts, retired judicial officers to work as ad hoc judges

PM Narendra Modi offered to set up a committee of government officers and people from the judiciary to address the issues.

India needs more judges, pleads CJI; PM Modi promises action

The ratio was dismal compared to even other developed countries, he said, looking at the prime minister who was on the dais.

Supreme Court slams rich and powerful for wasting time of judiciary

Supreme Court slams rich and powerful for wasting time of judiciary

The court rued that such elements use money power to waste the time of courts.

President Pranab cautions judges against perils of "judicial activism"

President Pranab cautions judges against perils of "judicial activism"

President said "each organ of our democracy must function within its own sphere and must not take over what is assigned to the others".

Ajit Doval briefs CJI and SC judges, says `national security a non-partisan issue`

Ajit Doval briefs CJI and SC judges, says `national security a non-partisan issue`

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval apprised judges of an “Indian master plan” to build up national security and listed threats to the country. 

Appointment of judges must go on: Chief Justice of India

Chief Justice of India Justice TS Thakur said on Saturday the process of appointing judges must go on while improving the system, as the delay in appointments will deprive people of their fundamental right of access to justice.

Judiciary must introspect and self-correct when needed: Prez

Emphasising that the organs of Indian democracy - Parliament, Executive and Judiciary - should operate within their own spheres, President Pranb Mukherjee on Thursday said the judiciary being a "critical" pillar must introspect and self-correct, when required, to meet the evolving needs of polity.

Judiciary facing crisis of credibility: Chief Justice of India

Judiciary facing crisis of credibility: Chief Justice of India

The CJI said he can assure the lawyers that if Bar cooperates, judges will be ready to sit even on Saturdays to finish old matters.