Friday, 24 June, 2022
TopicIndian judiciary

Topic: indian judiciary

Orissa HC issues India’s 1st annual report on state courts, and the findings are grim

Report identifies factors behind high number of cases pending in state's courts, including docket explosion, uneven distribution of cases among district judges & operation of stay orders

SC hopes to use its new judicial database with real-time case updates to help reduce delays

The NJDG is a grid that stores case data from all courts in the country. First rolled out in 2015, the data grid will provide updates for all pending and decided cases. 

For 31 paise owed to SBI, land deal was stuck for over 2 years. Until Gujarat HC intervened

A pair of brothers bought 79 acres in Sanand taluka in December 2019, but SBI refused to give 'no-dues certificate' to previous owners. HC pulled up bank for 'harassing people'.

‘False evidence, tainted cops’: Why 15 HC verdicts freed 30 death row convicts last year

6 different HCs pulled up investigators for ‘manufactured’ FIRs & coached witnesses, prosecutor for hiding evidence, and lower court for using 'vaishi darinda' in judgment.

SC must step in and end the 15-yr-long farce of cases against Gere-Shilpa Shetty public kiss

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Why Indian justice system needs prosecutors to work with police during probe

A prosecutor is forced to proceed even if they believe the evidence collected by the police isn't sufficient. This hampers their ability to take the case to its logical end.

Important to reach people of all sections, says CJI Ramana at NALSA awareness programme

CJI N.V. Ramana was speaking at valedictory ceremony of Pan India Legal Awareness and 0utreach Campaign organised by National Legal Services Authority. Event was launched on Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October.

I lost my children in Uphaar fire. There’s no justice if mothers like me are let down

The advanced age of the Ansals was considered while letting them buy their way out of a jail sentence. No one thought of the lives of my 17 and 13 year olds.

‘Justice now depends on technology,’ said SA Bobde. Indian judiciary has miles to go

Legal acumen doesn't translate to tech competence. We need adequate training to transit from paper briefs to screens.

Alarming gender disparity in judiciary: 4 women judges out of 33 in SC, 66 out of 627 in HCs

The count of 4 women judges in SC since 31 August 2021 is the highest ever. CJI Ramana has also said women have a right to 50% reservation in the judiciary.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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