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    Supreme Court seeks details of criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretaries of all the states, including Registrars General (RGs) of the High Courts, to furnish details of the criminal cases pending against the MPs and MLAs. It also asked whether the cases have been transferred to the Special Courts set up in pursuance to its December 2017 order to try them.

  • Work of SC, HCs not to rule through PIL: Law minister

    New Delhi: The work of the Supreme Court and high courts is not to rule through PIL as that right is given by the Constitution to elected representatives, Law Minister Ravi Shakar Prasad said on Wednesday, reports PTI.

  • Tax dispute cases to see 37% fall: Goyal

    New Delhi : The amount locked up in tax litigation will come down by Rs 5,600 crore as the government has decided to hike the threshold monetary limit to file appeals in tribunals and courts, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

  • SC issues directions on fast-track trials of child sexual abuse cases

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a slew of measures to monitor and fast-track trials across the country in sexual abuse cases involving children under stringent POCSO Act, including a direction to all High Courts to set up a panel of three judges to look into such cases.

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    Bombay High Court has no option but to ‘wait’ for its 42nd Chief Justice

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, which is considered as one of the important high courts, is not likely to get a new Chief Justice, at least in the near future. The nearly 150-year-old court is being presided over by an Acting Chief Justice since December 2017 and there seems to be a ‘dead-end’ for the appointment of the 42nd Chief Justice (CJ).

  • SC collegium clears 51 names for appointment as HC judges

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has recommended 51 names for appointment as judges in 10 high courts in the country. The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) J S Khehar cleared the names after finalising the memorandum of procedure (MoP) for the appointment of judges, official sources said. The 51 names were cleared by the collegium by trimming a list of 90 names received from the various high court

  • High Courts alarmingly short of 44 pc judges

    New Delhi : A whopping 40.54 lakh cases are pending across the country in 24 High Courts which are also grappling with almost 44 per cent shortage of judges, at a time when the judiciary and executive are on a face-off over appointment of judges in the higher judiciary, reports PTI.

  • CJI again queries Centre over HC judges’ transfer

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the Centre as to why judges and chief justices of high courts are not being transferred despite the recommendations of the collegium and asked it to file a status report on such pending transfers with detailed reasons in two weeks. The apex court said it gives rise to “speculation and misgivings” due to continuance of such judges in the same high court and instead

  • HC vacancies: Govt receives names of 18 retired judges

    An extraordinary provision of the Constitution can now be invoked to appoint retired judges with proven integrity and track record as judges of high courts to tackle rising pendency, the government and the judiciary have agreed. (more…)

  • House panel to look into inordinate delay in judges’ appointments

    New Delhi : Amid a raging debate on shortage of judges, a parliamentary panel has decided to seek the views of the Law Ministry on “inordinate delay” in filling up vacancies in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts of the country, reports PTI.

  • SCBA condemns collegium in SC

    New Delhi : The apex court’s Bar on Wednesday strongly backed the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and sharply attacked the collegium system which produced judges who give relief to film stars and politicians while the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Gujarat riots have not got justice.

  • With urban roads repaired, villagers look for better connectivity in J-K

    Poonch : The Roads and Buildings department had informed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court that it requires Rs. 550 crores for permanent restoration of roads damaged by the floods last year. In a compliance report, the department’s chief engineer stated that in the devastating floods of September 2014, out of the total road network of 13,898.37 kilometers in the valley, 1, 696.06 kilometers were badly damaged.

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    Punjab & Haryana HC to watch ‘MSG’ before considering stay application

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on a petition seeking a stay on the screening of the controversial movie ‘Messenger of God’ starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim till March 3 and said it would take a decision only after watching the movie.