Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicHigh courts

Topic: high courts

Not against withdrawal of malicious criminal cases but HCs should examine them first: SC

An SC bench said it will pass a detailed order and pointed out that it wasn't saying anything about ED or CBI as it could lower their morale & they must ensure trials are completed.

Vaccines, oxygen to beds and data — how HCs have influenced Covid policies across states

In the last 2 months, numerous high courts have influenced policy decisions on Covid management, and SC has upheld most orders that were challenged.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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