Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Judiciary

National platform, new law — how Sikri panel wants online dispute resolution to work

Online Dispute Resolution is a concept that seeks to unclog courts by offering alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration, negotiation & mediation, online.

‘Want to raise surrogate child’, says man who moved HC seeking custody of dead son’s sperm

On 19 January, the court dismissed man's plea seeking to collect the preserved sperm of the dead son. The judge said only the deceased's wife has the right over it.

If CJI meets the PM more regularly, a lot of issues could be resolved — Pranab Mukherjee

In ‘The Presidential Years’, former President Pranab Mukherjee had written about why India needs more frequent interactions between the executive and the judiciary.

Ranjan Gogoi RS seat made big news in 2020. But he is among 70% SC judges with retirement gigs

An analysis of Supreme Court judges who have retired since 1999 reveals that at least 71 per cent took up some sort of assignment after demitting office.

Compulsory Retirement Order doesn’t create stigma, but judicial accountability for judges

The Compulsory Retirement Order can be used to weed out officers who are inefficient and is often issued in public interest.

Will increasing number of courts aid India’s judicial backlog? Data shows otherwise

Data shows that in some cases, new courts and transfer courts performed worse than courts which did not transfer cases to new courts to help with backlog.

SC overreach in farmers’ protest adds to troubling track record. Reforms are policy decisions

In the farmer protest case, Supreme Court ought to have quit while it was ahead. There are more pressing issues, from Kashmir to Delhi riots, waiting for its attention.

Punjab lawyer puts wedding rituals on hold for client’s bail hearing, earns high court praise

Lupil Gupta, 27, a resident of Zirakpur, appeared via video-conferencing Wednesday before the Punjab & Haryana HC to seek anticipatory bail for his client, and managed to secure it.

Over one-third of judges’ posts lie vacant in 12 high courts. So much for collegiums

Bihar, one of India’s most populous states, has the highest judges’ vacancy in its high court. That says a lot about India’s ability to render timely justice.

Judges should be steadfast, fearless, able to withstand all pressures: Justice Ramana

Justice Ramana's remarks come amid allegations of corruption levelled against him by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.