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RTI should not curb principles of other acts, says former CJI Balakrishnan


October 29th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Friday said the Right to Information (RTI) should not curb the principles of other acts."Right to Privacy, just ... Read more...

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Eight of 16 CJIs were ‘corrupt’: Ex-law minister (Lead)


September 16th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Former union law minister Shanti Bhushan Thursday told the Supreme Court that eight out of the 16 former chief justices of India (CJIs) were "definitely corrupt". Shanti Bhushan ... Read more...

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Eight of 16 CJIs were ‘corrupt’, says ex-law minister


September 16th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan Thursday told the Supreme Court that at least eight of the 16 chief justices of India (CJIs) were "definitely corrupt". In an ... Read more...

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Three crore pending cases? Patil wants review


July 31st, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for a review of figures that put the number of pending cases before Indian courts at a staggering 3 crore. She ... Read more...

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Aberrations in judiciary reflection of society: Moily


July 25th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The few aberrations in an otherwise highly efficient judiciary are only a reflection of society and these have to be removed, union Minister of Law and Justice M. ... Read more...

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Department of Justice to organize regional meetings on Sunday


July 17th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17(ANI): The Department of Justice will organize regional meetings of Chief Justices of High Courts, State Law Ministers, State Finance Secretaries and State Law Secretaries on Sunday to discuss ... Read more...

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States to make policy for reducing pending cases: Moily


July 4th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Union Minister of Law and Justice M. Veerappa Moily said Sunday that state governments have been told to formulate a litigation policy to reduce pendency of court cases. "All ... Read more...

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New bill will treat all khap members as accomplices: Moily


June 27th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Alarmed by the steep rise in suspected honour killings, the central government has decided to bring a new bill providing for the prosecution of the entire khap panchayat ... Read more...

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Chidambaram urges ombudsman not to quit


June 25th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday telephoned Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) N. Santosh Hegde to ask him to reconsider his decision to quit but the latter said ... Read more...

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Balakrishnan to head apex human rights panel (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, who retired May 12, has been appointed chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), home ministry sources said ... Read more...

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Balakrishnan to head human rights panel


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, who retired May 12, has been appointed chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), home ministry sources said ... Read more...

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K.G. Balakrishnan may become next NHRC chief


May 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) K.G. Balakrishnan, former chief justice of India, is tipped to head the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a highly-placed government source said Wednesday. The source said the formal ... Read more...

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Supreme Court gets a woman judge, two others


April 30th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday got three new judges, including a woman, with President Pratibha Patil elevating the chief justices of the Madras, Jharkhand and Bombay high ... Read more...

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Supreme Court needed 7 more judges till March 31


April 26th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court was short of seven judges and there were 251 vacancies in high courts across India till March 31, the Lok Sabha was informed Monday. ... Read more...

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Out of sight, not out of mind (Capital Buzz)


April 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Former union home minister Shivraj Patil, who had to pay the price for his inability to rise to the country's biggest terrorist challenge on 26/11 by ... Read more...

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Decision on NHRC top post after Supreme Court order


March 26th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A decision to amend the law on appointment of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson will be taken after considering the Supreme Court's order on a ... Read more...

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‘No record exists of judges whose elevation was blocked’


February 5th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The government doesn't have the names of judges whose elevation to the Supreme Court or high courts was returned by the President's Office, according to ... Read more...

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Six released to mark start of speedy justice system


January 27th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A city court here released six undertrial prisoners Wednesday as a start to the project of putting the criminal justice system on a fast track. The plan ... Read more...

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Number of undertrials to be reduced by 2/3rd: Moily (Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) What should come as good news for the tens of thousands of undertrials in the country, the government Monday said it would fast-track the criminal justice system ... Read more...

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Dinakaran’s appointment to apex court put on hold


December 18th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A day after Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari admitted a plea for impeachment of Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Friday ... Read more...

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Delhi to host international conference of top jurists


December 9th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief justices of 15 countries will come together for a conference in the capital Thursday to discuss human rights and stress the need for creation of a ... Read more...

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RTI has been strengthened by judiciary: Habibullah (Lead)


December 5th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court suspended a Central Information Commission order asking for information on the appointment of judges, outgoing Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah Saturday ... Read more...

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Judiciary has strengthened RTI: Habibullah


December 5th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Outgoing Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah Saturday said that the judiciary had helped to strengthen the functioning of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. "The judiciary has strengthened ... Read more...

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Apex court shelves CIC order on judicial appointment


December 4th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday suspended a Central Information Commission's (CIC) order that asked the apex court's registry to make public various documents on recent appointment of its ... Read more...

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CIC asks apex court for information on judges’ elevation


November 25th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Supreme Court to reveal information about the elevation of three high court chief justices to the apex court ... Read more...

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Amend law on appointing NHRC chief, court tells government


November 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to amend the law in order to appoint a chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) - a ... Read more...

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Four new Supreme Court judges take oath


November 17th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Four High Court (HC) Chief Justices were today sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court (SC) taking the total tally of Supreme Court Judges to 26.Chief ... Read more...

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Justice Dinakaran loses race to apex court


November 16th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court's Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran has lost his race to the Supreme Court, at least for the present. Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan is ... Read more...

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Advocate’s response sought on contempt of court plea


November 6th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought advocate Prashant Bhushan's response to a plea seeking launch of contempt of court proceedings against him for allegedly accusing a sitting apex ... Read more...

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No decision yet on Dinakaran for apex court: Balakrishnan


November 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Sunday denied that Karnataka High Court's Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran's name has been dropped from the list of judges being considered ... Read more...

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There is a need to discipline judiciary: Retired judge


October 25th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) A former high court judge Sunday said there was an urgent need to evolve a country-wide mechanism to discipline judiciary. Speaking at a two-day conference on 'Strengthening democracy: ... Read more...

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What about appointment of rights panel chief? Delhi High Court


September 9th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the central government what steps it had taken for the appointment of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman, a post vacant ... Read more...

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Law on judges assets will be enacted: Moily


August 27th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Despite Supreme Court judges deciding to make public their assets, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Thursday said the government would enact a law for making the disclosure ... Read more...

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100,000 Indians have signed a petition to free Sarabjit, claims his lawyer


August 27th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore/Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): Over 100,000 people in India, including former test cricketers and chief justices, have signed a petition addressed to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari seeking clemency for Sarabjit Singh, ... Read more...

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Why not appointing NHRC chief, court asks government


August 26th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a notice to the Union government, questioning the delay in appointing a chairperson for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The post ... Read more...

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