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Executive, legislature, judiciary 'equal repositories' of constitutional trust, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana
India

Executive, legislature, judiciary 'equal repositories' of constitutional trust, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana

The CJI referred to Article 38 of the Constitution on the Directive Principles of State Policy and said it was the responsibility of the state to secure a social order in which 'justice, social, economic and political', are rendered

BCI, AIBA slam Kapil Sibal for his controversial statement on Supreme Court, judiciary
India

BCI, AIBA slam Kapil Sibal for his controversial statement on Supreme Court, judiciary

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and senior advocate, Kapil Sibal, in an event, has expressed his displeasure over some of the recent judgements passed by the Supreme Court saying he has "no hope left" in the institution

Why honourable courts should exercise ‘utmost discretion’ while making oral observations
Opinion

Why honourable courts should exercise ‘utmost discretion’ while making oral observations

Judicial utterances don’t ‘pass with the moment’, they linger on in our collective memory, shape public opinions, and even the legal process

Judiciary is answerable to the Constitution alone, says CJI NV Ramana
India

Judiciary is answerable to the Constitution alone, says CJI NV Ramana

The chief justice made the comment at a felicitation organised by the Association of Indian Americans in San Francisco, US

PM Modi pitches for use of local language in courts to bridge gap between citizens and judiciary
India

PM Modi pitches for use of local language in courts to bridge gap between citizens and judiciary

The prime minister also appealed to chief ministers to repeal outdated laws to make the delivery of justice easier.

Kerala High Court seeks state government’s stand on plea against Lok Ayukta ordinance
India

Kerala High Court seeks state government’s stand on plea against Lok Ayukta ordinance

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said ordinarily there was a distinction between the judiciary and systems created by the legislature, but the same was lacking under the Lok Ayukta Act and therefore, such a move was necessitated

From dispute resolution to technology, innovations within judiciary hold key to tackling pendency issue
India

From dispute resolution to technology, innovations within judiciary hold key to tackling pendency issue

The key to the pendency solution is innovative thinking, and not an expensive labyrinth of court systems, which when adopted become lengthy, cumbersome and sometimes counterproductive measures

Let Supreme Court focus on constitutional matters: Here’s why National Court of Appeal is so appealing
India

Let Supreme Court focus on constitutional matters: Here’s why National Court of Appeal is so appealing

The idea of a National Court of Appeal is to bifurcate the institution of the Supreme Court into two divisions, creating a separate body to deal with the appeals from the various high courts

Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi
World

Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi

The Iranian president in his maiden speech at the UN slammed the US saying the world no longer cares about "America First" or "America is Back"

CJI on parliamentary proceedings: Misdiagnosis, blame shifting miss real issues
India

CJI on parliamentary proceedings: Misdiagnosis, blame shifting miss real issues

What the CJI fails to note is that the Opposition, the current one in particular, has violated the dignity of Parliament on several occasions

Supreme Court deprecates practice of calling officers at drop of hat by some HCs
India

Supreme Court deprecates practice of calling officers at drop of hat by some HCs

The apex court observed that by such orders, the line of separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive is sought to be crossed

'Govt officers living in ivory towers': Delhi HC slams Centre for opposing Panacea Biotec plea
India

'Govt officers living in ivory towers': Delhi HC slams Centre for opposing Panacea Biotec plea

The high court made the remarks while hearing a plea by the vaccine manufacturer seeking an arbitral award running into crores of rupees, passed in its favour and against the Centre, to scale up production of the Sputnik V vaccine in India

Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana
India

Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana

The CJI, however, said before initiating concrete steps in this regard, he would seek general consensus among his colleagues in the top court

Use seized oxygen concentrators for COVID-infected cops, judicial officers: Delhi court to police
India

Use seized oxygen concentrators for COVID-infected cops, judicial officers: Delhi court to police

The court said that it will not solve any "useful purpose" to retain the oxygen concentrators in the police storehouse and the same should be circulated back for needy patients

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve
India

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve

Salve made the remarks while addressing the 16th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on 'Criticism of judiciary, contempt jurisdiction and its use in the age of social media'

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering
India

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering

The court, on Tuesday, had found the two guilty of the murder of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well in St Pius Convent in Kottayam in Kerala in 1992

Farmers' Protests: SC tells Centre 'your negotiations haven't worked', suggests forming committee to resolve stand-off
India

Farmers' Protests: SC tells Centre 'your negotiations haven't worked', suggests forming committee to resolve stand-off

The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian also directed the petitioners to make the protesting farmer unions parties to the pleas and posted the matter for hearing on Thursday

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives
India

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives

Karnan's arrest has come a day after the Madras High Court directed DGP and Chennai Police Commissioner to personally appear before it on 7 December to apprise the court of the progress on the probe against him

Personal experiences, helplessness spurred us to fight for judicial reforms, say petitioners ahead of SC verdict on sexual assault cases
India

Personal experiences, helplessness spurred us to fight for judicial reforms, say petitioners ahead of SC verdict on sexual assault cases

The women who triggered the change feel there's still a long way to go in building a justice system which is intimidating for the abuser, and not daunting for the victim.

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi
Politics

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi

Tej Bahadur had moved the SC after the Allahabad High Court dismissed his petition against the election commission's decision to reject his nomination papers during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops