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.

`Did you close your legs firmly?` Spanish Judge asks rape victim

`Did you close your legs firmly?` Spanish Judge asks rape victim

A Spanish judge created furore when she asked a rape victim if she tried closing her legs.

Supreme Court will ensure laws conform to Constitution: Judge

The Supreme Court is the "ultimate arbiter" of the Constitution and it will ensure laws passed by Parliament conform to the statute book and they are "faithfully obeyed", a judge of the apex court said today.

Judiciary steps in to protect environment when state fails: CJI

Failure of state machinery to enforce environmental laws has necessitated the judiciary to step in to safeguard the public health, Chief Justice TS Thakur on Friday said.

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Panel discussion on Hansraj Bhardwaj's revelations on UPA - Part II

Extra Strong revolves around over around ex-law minister Hansraj's statement, that he was asked to influence the judiciary.

Panel discussion on Hansraj Bhardwaj's revelations on UPA - Part I

Extra Strong revolves around over around ex-law minister Hansraj's statement, that he was asked to influence the judiciary.

I was asked to influence judiciary, alleges ex-law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj

Former union law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj on Friday alleged that some of his Congress Party colleagues, especially former HRD Minister Arjun Singh, had asked him to influence the judiciary during his time in office under the first Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government from 2004 to 2009.

Saibaba bail rejection shows judiciary's insensitiveness: Activists

A day after the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court rejected the bail plea of Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, activists including senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday condemned the order, terming it a blot on the history of the judiciary.

Collegium system: SC asks Centre to prepare MoP in consultation with CJI to enable transparency

Collegium system: SC asks Centre to prepare MoP in consultation with CJI to enable transparency

Coming out with a slew of guidelines to improve the collegium system of appointment of judges, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said views of the Centre and States should be taken into account and asked the government to prepare a memorandum of procedure (MOP) in consultation with the Chief Justice of India to enable transparency.

Legal format of arbitration must change: CJI

Suggesting that the legal format of arbitration process must undergo a change, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Friday said "lack of professionalism" by arbitrators was bringing a bad name to the country.

Power of remission can't be exercised suo motu by govts: SC

A five-judge constitutional bench, headed by CJI, said that ultimate order of suspension or remission should be guided by the opinion to be rendered by presiding officer of the concerned court.