Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicHigh courts

Topic: high courts

Govt ready to fund special courts project for speedy criminal trials of MPs and MLAs

The central govt welcomed suggestion to fix a time-frame to conclude trial of criminal cases against sitting and former lawmakers.

SC asks 6 high courts to spell out strategy for quick disposal of pending criminal appeals

The SC bench noted that over 2 lakh criminal appeals have been pending before 10 high courts for almost 20 years.

Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.

Collegium recommendations should not be vetoed by the govt: Justice Deepak Gupta

Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the Supreme Court this week, says district judges need to be trained on matters like sedition and dissent.

India’s civil judges and judicial magistrates are too young, lack life experiences: Report

Report by think-tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy also calls for debate on whether India wants young candidates to get appointed to this ‘crucial office’.

Drones, medical care, shame, shame!: How high courts are dealing with CAA protest pleas

While Delhi High Court refused interim protection to Jamia students, the Madras High Court asserted that protests cannot be stopped in a democracy.

Seven high courts get new chief justices

The Centre notified the appointments of chief justices of high courts of Madhya Preadesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Judge vacancies at high courts hit 2019 high — 414 posts need to be filled

September marks the highest number of vacancies in high courts this year. The vacancies stood at 392 when 2019 began.

High courts are diluting SC/ST Act, ignoring Modi govt’s amendments

Petitioners in Supreme Court accuse high courts across the country of weakening the stringent clauses of SC/ST Act that Modi govt had restored in 2018.

Hindu Rashtra to peacocks not having sex: There is no way to assess conduct of our judges

Judiciary has simply looked away when judges have made sexist, casteist, xenophobic and sometimes utter nonsensical remarks.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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