Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicHigh courts

Topic: high courts

Doctrine of Impossibility — the contract law concept SC says also applies to court orders

The doctrine of impossibility is a contract law concept and refers to situations in which it is impossible for a party to a contract to perform its obligations under it. 

HC judges’ posts lying vacant, CJI writes to chief justices to expedite appointment process

The letter, sent a week after N.V. Ramana took over as the CJI, draws the attention of chief justices to the vacancy crisis plaguing the higher judiciary.

Testing, vaccinations, oxygen — 10 HCs have issued directions to states on Covid issues

High courts in Gujarat, Allahabad, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, MP, Bombay, Telangana, Patna and Karnataka issued orders on oxygen supply, beds, remdesivir, migrant workers & other issues.

14 HCs agree with Supreme Court suggestion to appoint ad hoc judges to fill vacancies

3 HCs said names of ad hoc judges should be directly referred to President instead of routing through govt. Centre says recommendations shouldn't be done in lieu of regular appointments.

Modi govt finally forwards 45 names for appointment as HC judges after SC nudge

The names were pending with the Centre for inputs from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and background check of the candidates for a period ranging between 6 and 14 months.

‘Only 8 women SC judges in 70 years’: Plea seeks greater representation in higher judiciary

Application by women's lawyer body urges Supreme Court to ensure appointment of more meritorious women as judges, encourage their active participation in decision-making system.

Supreme Court suggests using ad-hoc judges to fill high court vacancies, tackle pending cases

Bench led by CJI says Constitution provides for ad-hoc judges but clarifies that regular appointments will continue, asks law ministry to notify courts on appointments within reasonable time frame.

Lawyer couple stabbed to death in Telangana

G Vaman Rao and his wife, both practicing lawyers in the Telangana High Court, were travelling in a car when they were attacked with knives.

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.

16 names cleared by SC collegium for HC judge posts stuck with govt, 6 of them since 2019

CJI-led Supreme Court bench Wednesday voiced its concern over delay on the government’s part in acting on the apex court collegium’s decisions for judicial appointments.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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