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India must build, re-build its courts for disabled. Judicial infra key to justice delivery

While the NJIC structure may overcome bureaucratic complications, the existence of experts from professional disciplines is a crucial element missing.

Move petty criminal trials to virtual courts too. Ease judicial load

The impetus on adoption of technology in the judiciary may have been a result of the Covid crisis, but the opportunity should be embraced.

Cabinet approves continuation of 1,023 fast track special courts till March 2023

Responding to a question during a Cabinet briefing, Union minister Anurag Thakur said that out of 31 states/UTs, 28 have commenced the scheme launched in 2019.

Overstatement to say Indian judiciary can’t cope with caseload: CJI Ramana

Referring to projections that 45 million cases are pending in Indian courts, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said one of the factors contributing to judicial delays is 'luxurious litigation'.

Courts took a break from being conservative this week. MJ Akbar, FB sedition cases show

While judge Ravindra Pandey favoured women speaking up against abuse by powerful men, judge Dharmendra Rana reiterated sedition law can’t be used randomly.

The big court cases that will determine fortunes of Indian banks in 2021

The legal tussles pit India’s lenders, central bank and government against corporate borrowers struggling to survive amid lockdowns prompted by Covid-19.

Must remove inequalities created by lack of access to technology, say CJI Bobde

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said he was proud that courts continued to function despite the pandemic, yet said online functioning of courts created an unintended inequality.

Govt to obtain 1500 additional video conferencing licences for courts

From the day lockdown was imposed in March till the end of September, high courts and district courts across India have heard over 26 lakh cases virtually.

Trial by camera — Why India’s inmates deserve justice, not technophobia of courts

The justice system can learn from universities that have held online exams and address issues of identification, confidentiality and document presentation.

How lockdown has hit judiciary, in numbers — April cases fall to 82k from 14 lakh avg in 2019

Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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