Harmonise RTI rules on fee charged: Centre to SC, HCs, states

The registrars of the Supreme Court and high courts and the state governments have been asked by the Centre to harmonise rules to ensure uniformity in fee charged by them under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Drunk driving makes automobiles death traps: Court

A Delhi court has sent a 22-year- old youth to three days in jail in a drunk driving case, with an observation that consumption of alcohol makes automobiles "death traps" and drunken drivers "lethal weapon".

Delhi HC takes Centre to task over not constituting committee to hear grievances against govt ads

 Congress leader Ajay Maken's advocate Vikas Singh said that the Delhi High Court has taken the Centre to task for not constituting a committee to hear grievances against advertisements by states and the Central government.

SC quizzes Centre on role of eminent persons in NJAC

The Supreme Court today quizzed government over the role of two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) wondering how a person with no background of law can help in determining the suitability of a person to be a judge of the higher judiciary.

Ex-CJI YK Sabharwal passes away

Former Chief Justice of India YK Sabharwal passed away here Friday evening.

Drunk driving: Court upholds man's jail term, says he acted like "suicidal human bomb"

A sessions court here has upheld the jail sentence of a man, who was convicted of riding a bike in an inebriated state, observing that while riding the two- wheeler under such heavy intoxication, he was acting like a "suicidal human bomb, who could have taken lives of others".

Medical expenses of judges not entitled to be disclosed under RTI: Supreme Court
Medical expenses of judges not entitled to be disclosed under RTI: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the medical expenses incurred on judges and their family members cannot be disclosed or made public under the Right to Information Act.

Iranian court upholds jail term for son of ex-president Rafsanjani: IRNA

An Iranian appeals court upheld the jail sentence of Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, son of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on corruption and security charges, state news agency IRNA quoted a judiciary official as saying on Thursday. 

Over 2 lakh cases pending in Calcutta High Court

Around 2.8 lakhs cases are pending before the Calcutta High court, state law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said on Thursday.

Fake degrees case: Jitender Singh Tomar to be taken to Bihar on Friday

In the dock over his alleged fake degrees, former AAP Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was on Thursday grilled for the second day in Faizabad by the Delhi Police which said he would be taken to Bihar tomorrow for verification of his law degree.

Government to defend methodology to appoint higher judiciary

 The government will tell the Supreme Court on Monday why it junked the collegium system for the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, replacing it with the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC).

Chinese judges quitting over low pay and high pressure: Report

Hundreds of judges in China are quitting their jobs distressed by low pay and 'bureaucratic intervention' in the Communist Party administered justice system, according to a media report today.

Delhi HC directs authorities to create infrastructure for judges

The Delhi High Court on Thursday gave a number of directions to the city government, DDA and a panel appointed by it on creating infrastructure like additional district courts and accommodation for the lower judiciary.

Man jailed for seven years for raping woman

A man has been sent to seven years in jail for raping and threatening his woman employee by a Delhi court which rejected his contention that he could not have raped her as he was of a "smaller built".

Pak SC says prosecution responsible for delay in closing terror cases

Pakistan`s Supreme Court has reportedly said that prosecution was responsible for delay in prosecuting terror cases, not the judges.

Sanctioning leave is choice of administrative authorities : HC

 The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that sanctioning or rejecting leave, whether sick or some other leave, was the choice of the administrative authorities, and courts could not interfere in such matters.

Now, Shiv Sena targets judiciary

Apparently peeved by a recent Supreme Court ruling restricting the use of pictures of politicians in government advertisements, the Shiv Sena trained guns on the judiciary, terming the latest move as 'unjust' here on Friday.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case verdict: Judiciary's decision cannot be questioned, says Congress

The Congress Party on Friday said the judiciary's decision of suspending Bollywood actor Salman Khan's five-year jail sentence in the hit-and-run case cannot be questioned.

No primacy of CJI in higher judicial appointment, Centre to tell SC today

The Narendra Modi government is likely to tell Supreme Court on Tuesday that there was no primacy of chief justice of India or that of judiciary in appointments to higher judiciary - a stand diametrically opposite to the position argued before the court in a batch of petitions challenging validity of the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC).

New bill on judicial standards unlikely soon

A proposal which seeks to change the present system of probing complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against Supreme Court and high court judges needs "further consultation", the government said today, indicating a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.