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Don't dismiss government employees on grounds of extramarital affair: HC

16 Mar 2019

Don't dismiss government employees on grounds of extramarital affair: HC

The Rajasthan HC has recently ruled out against the state government for taking action against two government employees for having an extra-marital affair.

Man impersonates CJI Ranjan Gogoi, calls two HC judges

18 Feb 2019

Man impersonates CJI Ranjan Gogoi, calls two HC judges

In a worrisome news, an unidentified man made calls to two High Court judges impersonating as the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, recently.

Telangana-HC comes into existence, Thottathil B Radhakrishnan becomes first CJ

01 Jan 2019

Telangana-HC comes into existence, Thottathil B Radhakrishnan becomes first CJ

Thottathil B Radhakrishnan today took over as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, which came into existence on the first day of 2019.

Allahabad HC stays admission through NEET in Ayurveda, Unani colleges

03 Nov 2018

Allahabad HC stays admission through NEET in Ayurveda, Unani colleges

The Allahabad High Court, today, stayed admissions till November 12 in Ayurveda and Unani colleges through NEET on the basis of lowered percentage marks.

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

28 Oct 2018

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad HC's 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts.

#MeToo fire spreads to Indian judiciary: HC judge accused

12 Oct 2018

#MeToo fire spreads to Indian judiciary: HC judge accused

Having scorched media and entertainment, and having touched industry, the #MeToo fire has now spread to the Indian judiciary.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi wants pending cases cleared, corruption gone

12 Oct 2018

CJI Ranjan Gogoi wants pending cases cleared, corruption gone

Two days after taking charge on October 5, newly-appointed CJI, Justice Ranjan Gogoi reportedly held a video conference with chief justices and senior judges of various high courts, asking them to focus on getting work done, clearing pending cases, and combating corruption in the judiciary.

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

16 Sep 2018

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

Given the current rate at which new judges are being appointed in all the 24 High Courts, and accounting that 75-85 judges retire every year, it's estimated to take at least 15 years for filling up the currently existing 427 vacancies.

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

04 Aug 2018

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

"Hooliganism has to be the last thing in Bengaluru," thundered Karnataka HC Chief justice yesterday, while taking serious note on the attack on BBMP workers and officials who were removing illegal hoardings in Ramamurthynagar on Thursday.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

04 Aug 2018

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

9-month-old appeals to Delhi HC for making public-breastfeeding possible

20 Jul 2018

9-month-old appeals to Delhi HC for making public-breastfeeding possible

Highlighting the need to enable women breastfeed in public, Delhi HC recently asked the Central and state authorities to provide facilities for the same.

Govt rejects SC-recommendation of Aniruddha Bose as Delhi-HC Chief Justice

20 Jul 2018

Govt rejects SC-recommendation of Aniruddha Bose as Delhi-HC Chief Justice

The Central government has rejected a recommendation of the SC collegium to appoint Aniruddha Bose, a judge of the Calcutta HC, as the chief justice of the Delhi HC.

Woman to High Court: Strike down government order, allow organ-donation

17 May 2018

Woman to High Court: Strike down government order, allow organ-donation

A 48-year-old woman has appealed to the Karnataka High Court to strike down a government order that is preventing her from donating one of her kidneys to a family friend.

SC, HC judges get 200% salary hikes effective from 2016

31 Jan 2018

SC, HC judges get 200% salary hikes effective from 2016

The President has finally approved massive hikes for judges of the Supreme Court (SC) and the 24 high courts (HC), a nearly 200% rise.

Allahabad HC judge faces removal over involvement in admissions scam

30 Jan 2018

Allahabad HC judge faces removal over involvement in admissions scam

Having found merit in allegations related to a medical scam against Allahabad HC Justice SN Shukla, CJI Dipak Misra has paved the way for his removal.

Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to directly become SC judge

11 Jan 2018

Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to directly become SC judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra has made history.

OP Saini: Judge handpicked to handle the 2G scam case

21 Dec 2017

OP Saini: Judge handpicked to handle the 2G scam case

A special CBI court led by Judge Om Prakash Saini acquitted politicians A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT

14 Nov 2017

Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT

The SC rejected a plea filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal requesting a court-monitored SIT for investigating an alleged bribery racket involving judges.

DA of judges hiked as salary increase bill awaits approval

06 Nov 2017

DA of judges hiked as salary increase bill awaits approval

Judges of the SC and 24 HCs will now get raised dearness allowance (DA) in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission (CPC).

High Court judges travel in autos to conduct surprise-inspections

01 Sep 2017

High Court judges travel in autos to conduct surprise-inspections

On 31 August, Delhi High Court judges conducted a surprise inspection of the six district courts in New Delhi.

Ram Rahim verdict: Meet the judge who convicted the "guru"

25 Aug 2017

Ram Rahim verdict: Meet the judge who convicted the "guru"

Fifteen years after the crime, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for sexually exploiting two female followers at his Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa in 2002.

Jharkhand retires 12 'dubious' judicial officers

13 Aug 2017

Jharkhand retires 12 'dubious' judicial officers

The Indian judiciary is facing an acute shortage of judges; in January, an SC report said that district courts across the country were short of about 5,000 judicial officers.

This Supreme Court judge can be impeached, if found guilty!

17 Jul 2017

This Supreme Court judge can be impeached, if found guilty!

A probe against two sitting Odisha High Court judges saw the name of a senior Supreme Court Justice crop up during the course.

Karnan's actions turned Indian judiciary into a laughing stock: SC

06 Jul 2017

Karnan's actions turned Indian judiciary into a laughing stock: SC

The SC justified a six-month jail term awarded to the controversial Justice CS Karnan, who they said "turned the judicial system into a laughing stock".

No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment

21 Jun 2017

No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment

The SC has refused to suspend a six-month jail term for former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, who was arrested yesterday after staying in hiding for more than a month.

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

20 Jun 2017

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

CS Karnan, a retired Calcutta High Court Justice, who was in hiding since 9 May was arrested today.

Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding

12 Jun 2017

Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding

Justice CS Karnan, a man of many firsts, breaks another record today: he is now the first HC judge to retire while absconding.

Hyderabad HC judge calls cows 'substitute to Mother and God'

10 Jun 2017

Hyderabad HC judge calls cows 'substitute to Mother and God'

A Hyderabad HC judge, while dismissing the case of a cattle trader whose 63 cows and 2 bulls were seized said that cows were "sacred national wealth".

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

07 Jun 2017

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

The SC has denied relief to Justice CS Karnan, who has been sentenced to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court.

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

01 Jun 2017

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

12 May 2017

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

After being charged with contempt of court on Tuesday, Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan moved the Supreme Court to recall the 9th May order, saying it was "illegal."

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

09 May 2017

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

Taking suo moto cognizance of several letters written by Justice Karnan against judges in the Madras HC and the SC, the SC held him guilty of contempt of court.

Justice Leila Seth: Glimpses through a legal luminary's life

07 May 2017

Justice Leila Seth: Glimpses through a legal luminary's life

Leila Seth, eminent jurist, India's first female Chief Justice of a High Court and mother of famous author Vikram Seth died from a cardiac arrest on Saturday night.

Lawyers, English and one news that spoke volumes

25 Apr 2017

Lawyers, English and one news that spoke volumes

Big B had once said on silver screen, "I can talk English, I can walk English.. I can run English, because English is such a funny language."

India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!

22 Apr 2017

India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!

When an SC bench received a judgement from a Himachal Pradesh judge, they could only stare in bemusement.

51 names cleared for HC judge posts

17 Apr 2017

51 names cleared for HC judge posts

The Supreme Court Collegium has cleared 51 names for appointments as judges to 10 high courts in India. The announcement was made shortly after finalizing the memorandum of procedure for the appointment of judges to constitutional courts.

SC finalizes judicial appointments procedure

15 Mar 2017

SC finalizes judicial appointments procedure

Sources said the Supreme Court has finalized the memorandum of procedure (MoP) for appointing judges to constitutional courts.

Ignoring Centre, Collegium re-appoints the same 43 HC judges

20 Nov 2016

Ignoring Centre, Collegium re-appoints the same 43 HC judges

The Collegium presided by the Chief Justice of India reiterated its appointment of 43 HC judges.

34 out of 77 names cleared for HC appointments

11 Nov 2016

34 out of 77 names cleared for HC appointments

The government has informed the Supreme Court that 34 out of 77 names put up for High Court appointments have been approved; it added that the remaining 43 names have been sent back to the collegium.

SC reproaches Centre, says stop stalling, appoint judges

29 Oct 2016

SC reproaches Centre, says stop stalling, appoint judges

The Supreme Court reprimanded the Modi government of "stalling" the appointments of high court judges.