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Gujarat told to hike pay of labour court judges


August 7th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to hike salary of judicial officers in labour courts by Sep 9 and comply with a Supreme Court order ... Read more...

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Himachal to settle all cases of undertrials by year-end


July 31st, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph Saturday announced that all the cases of undertrials lodged in various jails of the state would be settled by the ... Read more...

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Apex court stays Ghaziabad provident fund scam trial (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday restrained the trial in the multi-crore rupee Ghaziabad provident fund (PF) scam case pending in a court in the Uttar Pradesh town on ... Read more...

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‘Case backlog due to lack of settlement culture’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia Saturday said that the absence of a settlement culture among litigants was the single most important factor in the flooding of ... 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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‘Help Pakistani Kashmir bridge budget deficit’


June 20th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The federal government should help Pakistan-administered Kashmir bridge its budgetary deficit to retain the confidence of its people and make them feel they are an inalienable part of ... Read more...

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Indian Legal Service to be revamped to attract fresh talent


June 11th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Indian Legal Service (ILS) will be revamped to attract fresh and talented law graduates - and not just experienced officers - to various government services, officials ... Read more...

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Bar boycotts court in Gandhinagar


June 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 4 (IANS) The Gandhinagar Bar Association has announced an indefinite boycott of court proceedings following the arrest of a lawyer three days ago, its president said here Friday. Ajitsinh ... Read more...

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Bureaucrats to blame for exam delays, litigation: Apex court


May 19th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed bureaucrats for not sticking to schedules and delaying competitive exams for judicial and other services in states, saying this was generating litigation. An ... Read more...

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PM calls for dramatic reforms in quality of legal education system


May 1st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,May 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday called for dramatic reform and improvement in the scope and quality of legal education system to make law fraternity sensitive to ... Read more...

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Aspire for world class legal education system: PM (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India must aspire to provide world class legal education through a "dramatic reform" of the present system to improve the economic environment and ensure citizens get ... Read more...

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Legal education system needs dramatic reform: PM (Lead)


May 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's legal education system needs "dramatic reform" to improve the economic environment and ensure citizens get speedy and affordable access to justice, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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PM slams legal education in India


May 1st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday slammed the country's legal education system, describing it as "a sea of institutionalised mediocrity". Inaugurating a two-day national consultation on second generation ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh for national uniform code module for legal education


May 1st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that there is an urgent need for national uniform code module for legal education in the country. ... Read more...

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Journalists attacked at Madras High Court function


April 25th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) A few journalists covering the installation of a B.R. Ambedkar statue at the Madras High Court Sunday were beaten up by some lawyers when they began filming the ... Read more...

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Haryana sets up its first rural court


April 18th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Haryana's first rural court started functioning Sunday in Shahbad town, 65 km from state capital Chandigarh. Justice D.K. Jain of Supreme Court inaugurated the court at Shahbad tehsil office ... Read more...

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Cases of economy, not big corporates, get priority: CJI


January 11th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Seeking to dispel popular perception that the courts often accord early hearing to cases involving big corporates, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Monday asserted that the ... Read more...

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Club Babri cases, move apex court, says CPI-M


December 9th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) demanded Wednesday that all cases related to the Babri mosque razing must be clubbed before the Supreme Court and it ... Read more...

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Apex court declines to transfer provident fund scam trial to Delhi


November 12th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Nearly a month after the mysterious death of Ashutosh Asthana, the key accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of higher judiciary, in a Ghaziabad jail, ... Read more...

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Apex court says stop cremation, but Asthana cremated Sunday (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed that the body of Ashutosh Asthana, the prime accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of the higher judiciary, should not be ... Read more...

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Moily ’shocked’ at Asthana’s death, calls for probe


October 19th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Law Minister M.Veerappa Moily Monday termed the death of Ashutosh Asthana, the prime accused and witness in a corruption case involving judges of the higher judiciary, in ... Read more...

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Apex court stops cremation of scam accused’s body (Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed that the body of Ashutosh Asthana, the prime accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of the higher judiciary, should not be ... Read more...

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Main accused in provident fund scam dies in Ghaziabad jail


October 18th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Arrested court official Ashutosh Asthana, the key to the multi-crore provident fund (PF) scam in which some judges of the higher judiciary were also named, has died at ... Read more...

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Corruption complaints in rural job scheme, admits minister


September 15th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) There were many complaints of corruption in the implementation of the central government's flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Rural Development Minister C.P. Joshi admitted Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Petrol bomb attack at court in Imphal condemned


September 14th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sep 14(ANI): All courts in Manipur, including the Imphal bench of Gauhati High Court, had recently ceased work to protest against a petrol bomb blast inside the district and sessions judge ... Read more...

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Moily welcomes apex court judges decision to disclose assets


August 27th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI) :Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday welcomed the move of Supreme Court judges to make public the details of their assets."If they ... Read more...

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Court appoints expert to probe judge’s assault case


August 21st, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday appointed an outside expert to probe the role of four lawyers who had allegedly assaulted an additional district judge (ADJ) in ... Read more...

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Shortage of judges a hinderance in justice delivery system: CJI


August 16th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): The Chief Justice of India, K.G.Balakrishnan, on Sunday expressed concern over the chronic shortage of judicial officers and said it was hindering the efforts to overcome an ... Read more...

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PM, chief justice differ on ways to tackle backlog of cases (Second Lead)


August 16th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Sunday appeared to be differing on appointing more judges to reduce the huge backlog of ... Read more...

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Chief Justices to discuss resolution of pending cases today


August 14th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): A two-day annual conference of Chief Justices of various High Courts will begin here from today.The meeting will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Chief Justices to discuss resolution of pending cases


August 13th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): A two-day annual conference of Chief Justices of various High Courts will begin here from tomorrow.The meeting will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Protesting judges take out rally in Dhaka


July 28th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh capital, which is used to myriad street protests, witnessed an unprecedented demonstration Monday by over a hundred lower court judges. Arriving in several buses, they staged a ... Read more...

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Lawyers who assaulted judge given bail


July 14th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A city court Tuesday granted bail to three lawyers accused of manhandling a district judge in the capital following a verbal argument during hearing of a case ... Read more...

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High court’s contempt notice to lawyers who roughed up judge


July 10th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Delhi High Court Friday issued contempt notices against four lawyers who allegedly manhandled a district court judge in the capital Wednesday. "Prima facie, it amounts to contempt ... Read more...

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Two lawyers held for attacking judge in Delhi (Lead)


July 9th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Two lawyers, including a woman, were arrested and sent to 14 days of judicial custody Thursday on charges of assaulting a judge in the capital, police said. Rekha ... Read more...

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