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SC slams poor facilities for green tribunal


September 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the government for not providing infrastructure for the effective functioning of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that deals with ... Read more...

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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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Ban uninsured vehicles, court urged (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments and the Delhi Police commissioner on a plea seeking directions not to ... Read more...

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Government committed to judicial reforms, says PM


August 18th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Committed to improve the justice delivery system, the government has taken several initiatives, including launching the National Mission for Justice Delivery (NMJD), Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Respect judicial independence, Kapadia tells government.


August 15th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday cautioned the government not to trample upon the independence of judiciary while enacting law to make judges accountable."Judicial accountability should ... Read more...

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‘New bill takes judge’s impeachment process to logical conclusion’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug. 3 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said the Judicial Accountability Bill (JAB) would provide that once impeachment proceedings are initiated against an errant judge, they are ... Read more...

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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike cripples judicial work in northeast


July 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Judicial activities in the lower and high courts in all the eight northeastern states were severely affected Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work to protest ... Read more...

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1.4 lakh Maharashtra, Goa lawyers join all-India strike (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) All higher and lower courts across Maharashtra and Goa wore a deserted look Wednesday as around 1.4 lakh lawyers joined the two-day nation wide strike ... Read more...

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SC to examine high court’s powers under Article 226 (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Monday it will examine whether a high court, in exercising its powers under Article 226 of the constitution, can direct a ... Read more...

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President okays three high courts in northeast


June 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has given her formal approval for setting up separate high courts in three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya."We received the ... Read more...

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IIT alumni to lobby against new entrance test pattern


June 1st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Upset over the new IIT joint entrance test pattern announced by the government, alumni of the institute in Delhi have decided to form lobby groups ... Read more...

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Three northeastern states to get high courts by October


May 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) India's three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would get their own full-fledged high courts by October this year as the required amendment bill ... Read more...

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Indefinite hunger strike against Kudankulam N-plant called off


May 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) leading the protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Tuesday announced its decision of call off its indefinite hunger ... Read more...

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Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts


May 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) Three northeastern Indian states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would soon get their own high courts as a necessary amendment bill was passed ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh wants Hindi in apex court


May 5th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 5 (IANS) BJP leader Rajnath Singh Saturday advocated the introduction of Hindi and other Indian languages in the Supreme Court of India.Singh, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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Videograph court proceedings to ensure accurate reporting: Prashant Bhushan


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan has told the Supreme Court that to ensure fair and accurate reporting, proceedings of the Supreme Court and of the high ... Read more...

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Details sought of medical reimbursements to cabinet ministers, bureaucrats


March 29th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought details from the union and the state governments of the medical reimbursement facilities provided to cabinet ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna named Uttarakhand chief minister (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) After nearly a week of deadlock, Uttarakhand will get a chief minister with the Congress naming its Tehri-Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna as the leader ... Read more...

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Government asked to finalise policy on ex-judges’ advice


February 29th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the central government to evolve a uniform policy, within three months, on legal opinions given by former Supreme Court ... Read more...

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SC cautions high courts against curbs on trial


February 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The high courts are taking unduly long time in deciding cases in which trial court proceedings are stayed at the stage of registration of first ... Read more...

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Plea on apex court lawyers dismissed (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Supreme Court Rules of 1966 which allow only a select group of lawyers, known as ... Read more...

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Law panel study on backlog of cases sought (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will ask the Law Commission to undertake a study on the additional courts and judges needed ... Read more...

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Plea filed to block memo panel notice to Zardari


January 9th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) A petition seeking halt to the memo commission's proceedings has been filed, contending that it was parliament's right to probe the president and the commission's notice ... Read more...

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Haqqani absent from memo hearing


January 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani Monday did not attend the hearing of a judicial commission here probing the memo scandal.The commission meeting was ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s lawyer quits, criticizes memo commission


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani lawyer Asma Jehangir has refused to represent former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani in the memo case, saying she has "no confidence" in the ... Read more...

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56,383 cases pending in Supreme Court


December 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Inadequate number of judges and delay in filling vacancies were among the various reasons responsible for the large number of pending cases in courts, including ... Read more...

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Lack of judges, adjournments delaying justice: Experts


December 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court's desire to know how a railway minister's assassination case has dragged on for 37 years has again brought into sharp focus delays ... Read more...

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Embarrassment for government in Rajya Sabha


December 13th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) It was an embarrassing day for the government in Rajya Sabha Tuesday as it faced heat over two bills in the upper house. While the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha defers bill for commercial division in high courts


December 13th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday deferred a bill for setting up commercial divisions of high courts as opposition members alleged it provides for speedy justice to ... Read more...

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Pradip Kumar Sarkar appointed Tripura Lokayukta


December 13th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) Pradip Kumar Sarkar, former judge of the Gujarat and Gauhati High Courts, has been appointed as Tripura's Lokayukta (ombudsman) to deal with complaints of corruption, ... Read more...

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Can’t stigmatise judiciary, apex court warns CBI


November 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) "One can't stigmatise the judiciary," the Supreme Court Tuesday said, slamming the CBI for casting aspersions on the subordinate judiciary in Gujarat while seeking the ... Read more...

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Three northeast states could get own high courts soon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya could soon get their own high courts that would help in quicker disposal of cases, save litigants time and money, and ... Read more...

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States ignoring PM’s anti-graft missive: Apex court (Lead)


November 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over states ignoring the prime minister's missive asking them to provide infrastructure and set up special CBI courts ... Read more...

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Government unveils 31 bills for passing, 23 for introduction


November 16th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday unveiled the government's legislative agenda for the winter session of parliament that includes 31 bills for consideration and ... Read more...

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