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Supreme Court to lay down bail principles


November 15th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hold hearing to decide the principle for granting bail in cases which attract jail terms ranging from ... Read more...

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Apex court directs NGOs to approach PM on n-plants


November 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked two NGOs to approach the prime minister or the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for setting up an independent regulator ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam’s merger with Tech Mahindra next year


November 10th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam's merger with parent firm Tech Mahindra will take place next year, its chairman Vineet Nayyar said Thursday."It is a process. We are looking ... Read more...

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Bar libraries across Punjab computerised


November 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Bar libraries across Punjab have now been computerised, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced Monday.Badal inaugurated the project at a function organised by the Bar council ... Read more...

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Judging the judiciary: 32 million pending cases clog up courts


September 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A few days from now, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government will complete two years of a promise that it gave with great fanfare in ... Read more...

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Hurt Lokayukta cautions media against ‘malicious campaign’


September 20th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice (Retd) Shivaraj V. Patil, who resigned Monday following a row over his buying a housing plot, cautioned the media against malicious campaign on ... Read more...

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Security to be beefed up at Karnataka High Court


September 8th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court in the city centre would be fortified from Friday with entry for the public regulated to ensure safety and security in the ... Read more...

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HuJI claims responsibility for Delhi blast


September 7th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) has claimed responsibility for the terror bombing outside the Delhi High Court complex Wednesday.In an email sent from an ... Read more...

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Opposition obstructing parliament’s work, says government


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The government Friday accused the opposition of adopting an "obstructionist" attitude in parliament and said a slew of important legislations slated to be passed in ... Read more...

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Merely 8 percent of higher judges in India are women


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Around eight percent of the high court and Supreme Court judges in India are women, Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said Friday.In ... Read more...

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Comprehensive law needed for judges: Parliamentary panel


August 30th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Tuesday stressed the need for a "comprehensive law on judges' appointmenst", noting the present draft of the bill only addresses the issue ... Read more...

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Assembly resolution on Rajiv killers not binding: Khurshid


August 30th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly asking President Pratibha Patil to review the mercy petitions of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's ... Read more...

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Horoscope weak proof of birthdate, rules apex court


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held a horoscope to be a very weak piece of material to prove age of a person and the "heavy onus ... Read more...

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Impeachment debate: Lawyers say judges’ criticism fair


August 21st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Even as Justice V.S. Sirpurkar of the Supreme Court found "indigestible" the criticism of judiciary during a Rajya Sabha debate to impeach Justice Soumitra Sen ... Read more...

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Bill to make law stricter against benami transactions


August 18th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) The government Thursday introduced a bill in parliament to replace an existing law in a bid to check tax evasion and impose stricter controls ... Read more...

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What does impeachment of a judge mean? (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court is the second judge in Indian history to face impeachment proceedings for unbecoming conduct. IANS seeks to answer some questions about this case, ... Read more...

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Sen second judge ever to face impeachment process


August 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court will be the second judge in Indian history to face impeachment proceedings for unbecoming conduct. IANS seeks to ... Read more...

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Few Pakistan high court judges denotified


August 8th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has denotified some judges of the Lahore and Sindh High Courts following a decision by Chief Justice Iftikhar ... Read more...

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Order CBI probe only in exceptional cases, courts told


August 7th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that the high courts while exercising their "wide powers" should be sparing and cautious in ordering probe by the ... Read more...

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Civil society seeks referendum on PM in Lokpal’s ambit


July 17th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Civil society members on a joint Lokpal bill drafting committee favour a referendum on the differences with the government over the inclusion of the prime ... Read more...

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35 percent Indian women suffer domestic violence: UN


July 7th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Around 35 percent Indian women suffer from physical violence at the hands of their partners while nearly 40 percent men and women think that it ... Read more...

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Muslim man told to pay maintenance to ex-wife


June 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has rejected a Muslim man's plea that he could not be forced to pay maintenance to his former wife under the ... Read more...

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Keep PM out of Lokpal purview, says Badal


June 14th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said that the prime minister should not be included with in the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill.Badal said ... Read more...

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18 provident fund scam accused discharged


June 7th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 7 (IANS) Eighteen accused in the Ghaziabad district court provident fund scam were discharged by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here, a lawyer said Tuesday.CBI ... Read more...

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PCB panel summons Afridi


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 2 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday formed a three-member disciplinary committee to hear the case of former captain Shahid Afridi, who is facing strict sanctions after ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam merger with Tech Mahindra likely next year


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam's merger with parent firm Tech Mahindra may take place in April-May next year, its chairman Vineet Nayyar said Monday.However, this may ... Read more...

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Video conferencing systems launched in Guwahati High Court


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 2 (IANS) For quick disposal of cases, the Guwahati High Court Monday began introducing video conferencing systems with its benches spread across six northeastern states.Among all high courts ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill panel to meet today


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The joint drafting committee comprising five union ministers and social activist Anna Hazare's representatives will hold its second meeting on Monday to discuss the latest version of ... Read more...

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People should speak up against corruption: Ex-chief justice Verma


April 25th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) People should speak up against corruption as every individual had a role to play in the fight against the malaise, former chief justice of India ... Read more...

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Judiciary needs ‘more accountability’, ‘restraint’ in activism (Lead)


April 24th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) As eminent jurists here recommended more accountability for the judiciary, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said a clean judiciary was the right of every ... Read more...

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More accountability for judiciary recommended


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) As eminent jurists at a seminar here recommended more accountability for the judiciary in the wake of recent corruption allegations, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Khap panchayats’ diktats must be ruthlessly stamped out: Apex court


April 19th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday held that diktats by 'khap panchayats' (caste councils) -- aimed at coercing or committing atrocities on young boys and girls who ... Read more...

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New vs old, activists slightly tweak Jan Lokpal Bill


April 16th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As the civil society Saturday brought out a new version of the Jan Lokpal Bill, the major changes were also made in the composition of ... Read more...

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68 Pakistan high court judges’ post vacant


April 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) As many as 68 posts of high court judges were lying vacant in Pakistan, a minister has revealed.Law Minister Babar Awan told the National Assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Revisit system of judges’ appointment, Supreme Court urged


April 4th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The central government Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the system of appointment of judges to higher judiciary as the existing collegium procedure has ... Read more...

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