The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy.
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen.
The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means.
Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.
In a relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted the restraint on taking any policy decisions - imposed two days ago - but said their implementation would have to wait till he proves his majority.
The Patna High Court on Wednesday modified its previous order and gave freedom to the Jitan Ram Manjhi government to take decisions but directed that their implementation should be only after February 21.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's loyalist JD-U MLA Rajeshwar Raj on Monday petitioned the Patna High Court against party president Sharad Yadav who, he contended, illegally summoned a legislature party meeting which Saturday elected Nitish Kumar as its new leader.
Four more Janata Dal-United (JD-U) rebel legislators whose membership was terminated last month for their anti-party activities, Wednesday moved the Patna High Court challenging the decision of Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary.
In a jolt to the JD(U), the Patna High Court today set aside Bihar Assembly Speaker's November one, 2014 order terminating membership of four rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law after the ruling party had sought action against them over alleged cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha by-poll.