CPI(M) welcomes SC verdict on "draconian" IT Act provision

The CPI(M) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down a section of the IT Act, saying it not only defends civil liberties and fundamental rights of citizens but has sent the "correct message" to state govts like West Bengal that they cannot suppress dissent.

Saradha group chief sent to 14 days judicial custody

Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, the prime accused in the multi-crore rupees ponzi scheme scam, was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in connection with a case filed by a retired soldier.

SCBA supports in SC NJAC Act meant to replace collegium system

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Thursday strongly favoured in the Supreme Court the laws, meant to replace the collegium system of judges appointing judges, saying that there has been "unanimity" that the present mechanism has "serious pitfalls".

Central law will override on state legislations: SC

The Supreme Court has said that in the event of conflict, the central legislations will override the state laws on subjects like university and education where both have the power to legislate.

Drunken driving in Delhi is a cause of fatal accidents: Court

A court here has refused to take a lenient view towards a man held guilty for driving a vehicle in an inebriated state, saying the menace of drunken driving on Delhi roads is a cause of fatal accidents regularly.

Divorce no ground for quashing domestic violence proceedings: HC

The Madras High Court has ruled that divorce obtained from a man would not be the ground for quashing proceedings initiated by the woman against him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.

Collegium system to continue till NJAC put in place

The two-decade old Collegium system for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts will continue until the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) is put in place, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday.

China's top court says no to West's model of judicial independence

China`s top court has urged officials from the ruling Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence and reject "erroneous Western thought", state media said on Thursday, as controls over the media, dissent and the Internet are tightened.

Lawyers body forms committee to curb corruption in judiciary

To maintain probity in the judiciary, Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) executive committee has set up grievance committee to handle complaints relating to corruption and misconduct in the judicial system.

Parliament should decide what is good for democracy: SC

Judiciary cannot step into the legislature's arena to bar elected members with criminal antecedents from becoming ministers and it should be left to parliamentarians to decide what is good to save democracy, Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

PM Modi states responsibility of providing ''quality justice'' lies with judiciary, lawyers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.

Rehabilitating victim as important as punishing accused: SC

Supreme Court has said the plight of the victims of a crime cannot be ignored even if an offence goes unpunished for want of adequate evidence, and their rehabilitation is as important as punishing the accused.

CJI HL Dattu hails PM Narendra Modi, terms him 'good leader'
CJI HL Dattu hails PM Narendra Modi, terms him 'good leader'

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "good leader" with a foresight and desire to give good governance to the nation.

Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of the judiciary.

16 states ratify Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

Sixteen states have ratified a constitutional amendment bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of judges appointing judges, bringing the government a step closer to put in place a new mechanism of appointments in the higher judiciary.

Scrapping of collegium system got vital push in 2014

The Law Ministry in 2014 sought an early end to the collegium system of judges appointing judges and plans to push in the new year early ratification of a bill by the states to put in place the new mechanism of selection.

Judicial accountability bill needs more consultations: Govt

A proposal seeking to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of higher judiciary requires "further consultation", government said on Thursday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.

Cabinet okays 5 new law officers for High Courts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved appointment of five new Additional Solicitors General in as many High Courts.

CJI wants Lok Adalats to settle at least 10 lakh cases this year

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu hoped that National Lok Adalats being held across the country on Saturday will help settle not less than 10 lakh cases.

Settlements by Lok Adalats win-win situation: Justice Dave

Out-of-court resolutions through Lok Adalats is not just inexpensive and expeditious, it's a win-win situation for the contesting parties, Justice Anil R Dave of the Supreme Court said Saturday.