Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicHC collegiums

Topic: HC collegiums

Modi govt took nearly a year to clear 24 names for HC judge appointments in 4 states

Decks were cleared for appointment of 11 district judges for Allahabad HC, one for Chhattisgarh HC, 8 for Calcutta HC, among others, which now await law ministry’s notification.

Not just govt, judiciary also to blame for mounting judge vacancies in high courts

Over 400 out of 1,079 high court judge posts are vacant, and data accessed by ThePrint shows that HC collegiums don’t recommend names on time.

Fewer Indian women in higher judiciary? Blame high court collegiums, suggests data

Not a single high court collegium recommended more than 30% women for judgeship. For many, the number is below 10%.

Be more proactive, am watching – new CJI Ranjan Gogoi tells high court chief justices

Ranjan Gogoi held a rare video conference with all high court chief justices Friday and told them he’d do a review in 3 weeks.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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