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“Holding Hands On Initiating Contempt Proceedings Against Govt”: SC Raps Centre’s Cherry Picking Appointments In Tribunals

“Holding Hands On Initiating Contempt Proceedings Against Govt”: SC Raps Centre’s Cherry Picking Appointments In Tribunals

“We are a democratic country. You have to follow the rule of law,” said NV Ramana, Chief Justice of India. Amid ongoing efforts to fill the tribunal vacancies, the Supreme Court on Wednesd

Doesn’t Respect Apex Court and Testing Our Patience!: Supreme Court Raps Centre Over Delay In Filling Up Tribunal Vacancies

Doesn’t Respect Apex Court and Testing Our Patience!: Supreme Court Raps Centre Over Delay In Filling Up Tribunal Vacancies

Supreme Court on Monday rapped the Centre government over complete inaction for filling up the vacancies in Tribunals. The three-judge bench also came down heavily for enacting the Tribunals Reforms A

SC Collegium Recommends 68 Names for Elevation As Judges In 12 High Courts, Here Is The Complete List

SC Collegium Recommends 68 Names for Elevation As Judges In 12 High Courts, Here Is The Complete List

In yet another unprecedented decision, a three-member Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana has recommended 68 names in one go for the elevation as judges in 12 High Cour

Reply in English Only: Madras High Court Directed Centre To Strictly Follow Official Languages Act

Reply in English Only: Madras High Court Directed Centre To Strictly Follow Official Languages Act

“Once a representation is given in English, it is the duty of the Union government to reply in English only, which is also in consonance with the Official Languages Act,” noted a division

Justice BV Nagarathna Likely To Become First Woman Chief Justice of India: SC Collegium Recommended 9 Names

Justice BV Nagarathna Likely To Become First Woman Chief Justice of India: SC Collegium Recommended 9 Names

After an unprecedented 22-month long impasse, CJI NV Ramana led Supreme Court Collegium has finally recommended 9 names to the Centre government for the appointment of judges in the apex court. The ni

Widowed or Divorced Daughter Entitled To Pension Benefits Under Freedom Fighter Pension Scheme: Delhi HC

Widowed or Divorced Daughter Entitled To Pension Benefits Under Freedom Fighter Pension Scheme: Delhi HC

Setting aside a Central government order, Delhi High Court noted that a widowed daughter is also entitled to dependent pension benefits when satisfying other conditions of the scheme. As per the Centr

Apple’s Female Employee Put On Indefinite Leave After Complaining About Sexism At Work

Apple’s Female Employee Put On Indefinite Leave After Complaining About Sexism At Work

Tech giant Apple is facing backlash for the handling of sexism in the workplace after it placed a female employee on indefinite leave to investigate the serious allegations posed by her. She shared so

“I Belong To Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”: CJI NV Ramana Recuses From Hearing Krishna River Dispute

“I Belong To Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”: CJI NV Ramana Recuses From Hearing Krishna River Dispute

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has recused to hear the Krishna River dispute after Andhra Pradesh government said no to his suggestion to go for the mediation. Andhra Pradesh alleged that Telangana

Karnataka Becomes First Indian State To Provide Reservation for Transgender Community in Govt Jobs

Karnataka Becomes First Indian State To Provide Reservation for Transgender Community in Govt Jobs

Karnataka government informed the Karnataka High Court about providing 1 percent horizontal reservation in all general as well as reserve categories for the third gender. With that, Karnataka becomes

Don’t Use Right To Education Act To Deploy Teachers For Non-Academic Purposes: Allahabad High Court

Don’t Use Right To Education Act To Deploy Teachers For Non-Academic Purposes: Allahabad High Court

In a significant order, Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to direct District Magistrates and District Basic Education officers of different districts to ensure that teachers

Modi 2.0 Cabinet Reshuffle: 43 Ministers In, 12 Ministers Out

Modi 2.0 Cabinet Reshuffle: 43 Ministers In, 12 Ministers Out

In order to revamp his administration that has been heavily criticised over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, soaring prices, and resentment from several sections, the Prime Minister has added 4

“Preplanned Move To Malign a Judge”: Justice Kaushik Chanda Imposed ₹5 lakh Cost On CM Mamata Banerjee

“Preplanned Move To Malign a Judge”: Justice Kaushik Chanda Imposed ₹5 lakh Cost On CM Mamata Banerjee

While recusing to hear the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s plea challenging Nandigram election results, Calcutta High Court Judge Kaushik Chanda imposed a cost of ₹5 lakh. The cos

Hiring “Anti-Hindu” and “Anti-Modi” Journalist: New York Times’s Job Description Triggers Controversy

Hiring “Anti-Hindu” and “Anti-Modi” Journalist: New York Times’s Job Description Triggers Controversy

American daily newspaper The New York Times is being criticised over a job ad that it has posted on its website and Linkedin. It is alleged that it has posted an entry-level job requirement wherein it

Professional Misconduct Of Lawyers During Virtual Hearings: Allahabad High Court Declined To Hear Lawyer Riding Scooter

Professional Misconduct Of Lawyers During Virtual Hearings: Allahabad High Court Declined To Hear Lawyer Riding Scooter

Allahabad High Court on Friday declined to hear a lawyer who was appearing before the bench for a virtual hearing while he was riding a scooter. The matter has been adjourned to July 17. “Counse

Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari Appointed As Acting Chief Justice Of Allahabad High Court

Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari Appointed As Acting Chief Justice Of Allahabad High Court

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Munishwar Bhandari as the Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court as per Article 223 of Indian Constitution. He will take over the reins on June 26

Justice Jasmeet Singh Won Appreciation for Setting a Precedent

Justice Jasmeet Singh Won Appreciation for Setting a Precedent

Delhi High Court judge, Justice Jasmeet Singh was showered with appreciation from lawyers and other judiciary members for leaving the courtroom after 13 hours of hearings. Justice Singh left the virtu

Canada Supreme Court Got Its First Judge of Color

Canada Supreme Court Got Its First Judge of Color

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Justice Mahmud Jamal to the top court of Canada. With the appointment, he has become the first person of color to sit in the Supreme Court of Canad

Considering Only SC Advocates for Elevation Is Unfair, Arbitrary and Discriminatory: Bar Associations Writes to CJI Against SCBA Proposal

Considering Only SC Advocates for Elevation Is Unfair, Arbitrary and Discriminatory: Bar Associations Writes to CJI Against SCBA Proposal

The proposal of SCBA president Vikas Singh which urged CJI NV Ramana to consider Supreme Court advocates for elevation as High Court judges is being criticised by lawyers and advocates associations fr

Justice Arun Mishra Takes Charge As NHRC Chairperson, Mallikarjun Kharge Writes Dissent Letter To PM Modi

Justice Arun Mishra Takes Charge As NHRC Chairperson, Mallikarjun Kharge Writes Dissent Letter To PM Modi

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra has taken the charge as the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission. He is a former Supreme Court judge and retired on September 3 last year. As the chairperson o

President Nominated Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani to Rajya Sabha

President Nominated Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani to Rajya Sabha

President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani to the Rajya Sabha seat vacated after the death of MP Raghunath Mohapatra last month. He is nominated for his legal expertise

Denied Leave, Bank Employee Reported to Work with Oxygen Support

Denied Leave, Bank Employee Reported to Work with Oxygen Support

In a bizarre incident reported in Bokaro, a bank employee after being denied leave by the seniors reported to work with oxygen support along with his family members. The incident was reported in Secto

Tripura DM Shailesh Yadav Suspended over Traumatizing, Thrashing People at Wedding

Tripura DM Shailesh Yadav Suspended over Traumatizing, Thrashing People at Wedding

Taking note of the viral video doing rounds on the internet this week where a District Magistrate Shailesh Kumar Yadav can be seen grabbing a groom from his collar, thrashing a Pandit, and abusing peo

While Delhi Scrambling for Beds, Delhi HC Judicial Staff Got 5-Star Hotel as Covid-Facility

While Delhi Scrambling for Beds, Delhi HC Judicial Staff Got 5-Star Hotel as Covid-Facility

In the time when Delhiites are scrambling for oxygen, beds, and other medical facilities, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has reserved a five-star hotel Ashoka hotel as a Covid-19 facility for th

“Leaving SC with Happiness, Goodwill, and Fond Memories, I did My Best”: CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde Retires

“Leaving SC with Happiness, Goodwill, and Fond Memories, I did My Best”: CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde Retires

After serving as a judge for 22 years, 47th Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde retired today. He said that he is leaving the Supreme Court with happiness, goodwill and very fond memories and t

“I don’t want this case to be decided under a shadow that I knew CJI”: Harish Salve Recuses as SC’s Amicus Curiae in Suo Moto Case of Covid Management

“I don’t want this case to be decided under a shadow that I knew CJI”: Harish Salve Recuses as SC’s Amicus Curiae in Suo Moto Case of Covid Management

Senior Advocate Harish Salve has recused himself as the amicus curiae in the suo moto case taken up by the Supreme Court related to the shortage of oxygen, drug supply, and vaccine in view of the wors

SC Activates Article 224A of Indian Constitution to Appoint Retired Judges as Ad Hoc Judges

SC Activates Article 224A of Indian Constitution to Appoint Retired Judges as Ad Hoc Judges

Supreme Court has given life to Article 224A of the Indian Constitution that had been dormant for the past 58 years. The apex court allowed the Chief Justices of all High Courts to appoint the retired

“Time has come for woman Chief Justice of India”: CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde

“Time has come for woman Chief Justice of India”: CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde

While hearing an application filed by SCWLA, Supreme Court observed that time has come for a woman Chief Justice of India but many women lawyers have refused judgeship offers citing their domestic res

2 Cops “Line Attached” for Beating Covid-19 Patient, Family in Madhya Pradesh

2 Cops “Line Attached” for Beating Covid-19 Patient, Family in Madhya Pradesh

After a video of policemen hitting an auto driver and two women with long plastic pipes, two police officials were “line attached” as punishment. The incident was reported in Khandwa, Madh

Over 50% SC Staff Covid Positive, Judges to Hear Cases through VCs from Home

Over 50% SC Staff Covid Positive, Judges to Hear Cases through VCs from Home

With the second wave hitting the country hard, over 50% of the Supreme Court staff has tested positive. All the judges will now take the matters for hearing from their respective homes. The court proc

No Notice for Payment of Service Tax/GST to Be Issued to Practising Advocates – Orissa HC

No Notice for Payment of Service Tax/GST to Be Issued to Practising Advocates – Orissa HC

The Orissa High Court has recently directed the Commissioner, GST to issue clear instructions to all officers in Odisha clarifying that no notice demanding the payment of service tax/GST should be iss

Incumbent CJI Bobde Calls Unprecedented Collegium Meet for Appointment of Judges

Incumbent CJI Bobde Calls Unprecedented Collegium Meet for Appointment of Judges

Considered as an unprecedented decision that would go against the convention, the incumbent Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has called for a collegium meeting on Thursday even after the Pre

“Municipal Commissioners Should be Booked for Deaths during Manual Scavenging”: Madras High Court

“Municipal Commissioners Should be Booked for Deaths during Manual Scavenging”: Madras High Court

Madras High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Tamil Nadu government while stating that the municipal commissioners should be booked for culpable homicide in case of any death in the future d

In Case of Less Workload or Financial Constraints, Employer can Fire Contractual Staff: Punjab and Haryana HC

In Case of Less Workload or Financial Constraints, Employer can Fire Contractual Staff: Punjab and Haryana HC

In a significant judgment, Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that an employer can dispense with services of a contractual employee upon certain circumstances including financial constraints and redu

Centre Accused Supreme Court, High Courts of Breaching MoP for Appointment of Judges

Centre Accused Supreme Court, High Courts of Breaching MoP for Appointment of Judges

The Centre government on Tuesday accused the Supreme Court and High Courts of blatantly breaching the memorandum of procedure (MoP) which mandates to initiate the process of appointment of judges six

President Ram Nath Kovind Appoints 48th Chief Justice of India

President Ram Nath Kovind Appoints 48th Chief Justice of India

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed off on the appointment of Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India. He will be sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India on April 23

Delhi HC Dismisses ITBP Official’s Plea Against Transfer To Ladakh On Pretext Of Wife’s Mental Health

Delhi HC Dismisses ITBP Official’s Plea Against Transfer To Ladakh On Pretext Of Wife’s Mental Health

The Delhi High Court has today dismissed a petition moved by a constable in the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), who challenged his transfer order on the ground that his wife was suffering from depr

“Financial Crisis Cannot be Grounds for Non-Payment of Gratuity”: Mumbai Labour Court

“Financial Crisis Cannot be Grounds for Non-Payment of Gratuity”: Mumbai Labour Court

A labour court in Mumbai came to the rescue of over a dozen employees who are not receiving their gratuity even after decades of service with BEST Undertaking. The court observed that financial crisis

Kerala HC Directs Police to Publish Details of Officers Found Guilty of Corruption or Human Rights Violations

Kerala HC Directs Police to Publish Details of Officers Found Guilty of Corruption or Human Rights Violations

The Kerala High Court has recently directed the Kerala Police to publish on its official website the details of police officers who have been found guilty of corruption or human rights violations. A S

“Structures of Society Created by Males and for Males”: SC on Permanent Commission for Women Officers

“Structures of Society Created by Males and for Males”: SC on Permanent Commission for Women Officers

In a landmark ruling, Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the petitions of women SSC officers to be fairly evaluated for permanent commission. The bench quashed the application of fitness standards of a

SC Dismisses CM Jagan’s Complaint Against Justice NV Ramana

SC Dismisses CM Jagan’s Complaint Against Justice NV Ramana

The Supreme Court has today dismissed a complaint raised by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy, wherein he alleged that Justice NV Ramana was trying to influence the state judiciar

“If Your Lordships feel that the Supreme Court is above the law, we will have to take the law in our own hands”: SCBA President Vikas Singh

“If Your Lordships feel that the Supreme Court is above the law, we will have to take the law in our own hands”: SCBA President Vikas Singh

Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of the petition filed by the Supreme Court Bar Association against the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in connection to the hybrid system of hearings in the apex c

SC Stayed Kerala HC order Barring Aided School Teachers from Contesting Assembly Polls

SC Stayed Kerala HC order Barring Aided School Teachers from Contesting Assembly Polls

Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Kerala High Court order barring aided school teachers and non-teaching staff from contesting Assembly elections. The final date of submission for the nomination wa

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Prashant Bhushan’s Plea Against Rule Barring Lawyers From Appearing For Organisations They Are Part Of

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Prashant Bhushan’s Plea Against Rule Barring Lawyers From Appearing For Organisations They Are Part Of

On Monday, the Delhi High Court has sought responses from the Bar Council of Delhi and the Bar Council of India, in a plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan, who challenged a rule that prevents lawyers fro

Withdrawal of General Consent by State Will Not Impact Its Jurisdiction Over Offences In “Railway Areas” – CBI to SC

Withdrawal of General Consent by State Will Not Impact Its Jurisdiction Over Offences In “Railway Areas” – CBI to SC

The Central Bureau of Investigation has on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the West Bengal government’s withdrawal of general consent under Section 5 of the Delhi Special Police Establishm

Sachin Vaze Transferred After Mansukh Hiren’s Kin Accuses Him For Murder

Sachin Vaze Transferred After Mansukh Hiren’s Kin Accuses Him For Murder

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that Sachin Vaze, a senior officer of Mumbai Police Crime Branch and ‘encounter specialist’, will be removed from his position till the i

Physical Functioning Likely to be Affected as 2 Punjab and Haryana HC Judges Tested Positive

Physical Functioning Likely to be Affected as 2 Punjab and Haryana HC Judges Tested Positive

The resurgence of Covid cases has again started affecting the functioning of judiciary as two judges from the Punjab and Haryana High Court have tested positive. The High Court resumed partial physica

2 Former Kerala High Court Judges Joined BJP

2 Former Kerala High Court Judges Joined BJP

Ahead of Kerala assembly elections, two former judges of Kerala High Court joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the party’s Vijay

Disqualification of Candidates from Work for Wearing Glasses Violates Article 14: Madras High Court

Disqualification of Candidates from Work for Wearing Glasses Violates Article 14: Madras High Court

In a recent judgment, the Madurai bench of Madras High Court observed that a person who has to wear glasses for regular functioning cannot be disqualified from a job on account of poor vision without

Illegal Coal Mining In Bengal: SC To Examine CBI’s Jurisdiction In ‘Railway Areas’ Without State Consent

Illegal Coal Mining In Bengal: SC To Examine CBI’s Jurisdiction In ‘Railway Areas’ Without State Consent

The Supreme Court has on Monday agreed to hear a plea to examine if the Central Bureau of Investigation can exercise its jurisdiction over railway areas without the consent of the state government.

Plea in Supreme Court Seeking Directions to Hold SCBA Polls 2021 Physically Through Secret Ballot

Plea in Supreme Court Seeking Directions to Hold SCBA Polls 2021 Physically Through Secret Ballot

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Election Committee to hold the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections 2021 by physical mode through secret ballot. SCBA pol

‘I Am Not A Cat’: US Lawyer Struggles to Turn Off Cat Filter During Virtual Court Hearing

‘I Am Not A Cat’: US Lawyer Struggles to Turn Off Cat Filter During Virtual Court Hearing

In one of the cutest and most hilarious encounters, a UK attorney has on Tuesday, accidentally joined a video conference of a civil forfeiture court hearing, while accidentally turning on a Zoom filte

Man, Woman Found in Locked House Cannot be Presumed to be in an Immoral Relationship: Madras High Court

Man, Woman Found in Locked House Cannot be Presumed to be in an Immoral Relationship: Madras High Court

Madras High Court quashed the termination of a male police constable while observing that man and woman found inside a locked house cannot be presumed to be in an immoral relationship. “This kin

Punjab and Haryana High Court to Resume Physical Hearings from February 8

Punjab and Haryana High Court to Resume Physical Hearings from February 8

A day after Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association (HCBA) called for the boycott of Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has decided to resume the physical function

Bar Council Stays Punjab Advocate General’s Removal From HCBA

Bar Council Stays Punjab Advocate General’s Removal From HCBA

On Monday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has removed Advocate General Atul Nanda from its membership, while blaming him for “continuously working against physical opening

Delhi HC Dismissed Additional Judge’s Plea against His Termination Over Sexual Harassment Charges

Delhi HC Dismissed Additional Judge’s Plea against His Termination Over Sexual Harassment Charges

Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by a judicial officer who was removed from the service under the charges of sexual harassment. A female Ahlmad (judicial assistant) had posed sexual h

SC Collegium Withdrew Justice Ganediwala Recommendation over 3 Controversial POCSO Judgments

SC Collegium Withdrew Justice Ganediwala Recommendation over 3 Controversial POCSO Judgments

Giving back-to-back controversial judgments in connection to child sexual offences under POCSO Act has cost a Bombay High Court judge her confirmation. Supreme Court collegium has decided to withdraw

“Mere Recovery of Tainted Money Not Enough for Illegal Gratification Conviction”: Bombay HC Quashed Peon Conviction in Rs 300 Bribery Case

“Mere Recovery of Tainted Money Not Enough for Illegal Gratification Conviction”: Bombay HC Quashed Peon Conviction in Rs 300 Bribery Case

Bombay High Court quashed the conviction of a peon by Thane Court in a Rs 300 bribery case. The court observed that mere recovery of tainted money is not sufficient for graft conviction. Single judge

Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse, Salary is a Fundamental Right: Delhi HC

Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse, Salary is a Fundamental Right: Delhi HC

While hearing a batch of petitions in connection to the non-payment of salaries and pensions to the employees of Municipal Corporations, Delhi High Court has stated that paucity of funds cannot be or

CBI Booked 4 of Its Officials Allegedly for Taking Bribes from Bank Fraud Accused

CBI Booked 4 of Its Officials Allegedly for Taking Bribes from Bank Fraud Accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided its own headquarters at the CGO complex and booked four of its officials over allegedly taking bribes from the people who are accused in bank fraud

Unhappy After Not Being Recognized in Civil Dress, Kochi DCP Transferred Woman Constable to Do Punitive Traffic Duty

Unhappy After Not Being Recognized in Civil Dress, Kochi DCP Transferred Woman Constable to Do Punitive Traffic Duty

The decision of City Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aishwarya Dongre to punish a woman civil police officer (CPO) by transferring her to the traffic duty for two days was highly condemned by the

Supreme Court Bar Association President Dushyant Dave Resigns

Supreme Court Bar Association President Dushyant Dave Resigns

Senior lawyer and president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Dushyant Dave has resigned from the position while stating that he had forfeited the right to continue as the leader of the Bar Associatio

505 Lawyers Write to CJI SA Bobde Seeking Resumption of Physical Hearings in Supreme Court

505 Lawyers Write to CJI SA Bobde Seeking Resumption of Physical Hearings in Supreme Court

A representation has been moved by Supreme Court lawyers before Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde seeking resumption of the physical functioning of the apex court. The representation is writt

BCI Scrapped One Year LL.M Degree, PG Common Entrance Test To be Introduced Soon

BCI Scrapped One Year LL.M Degree, PG Common Entrance Test To be Introduced Soon

Bar Council of India has issued a notification regarding the decision to scrap the one year LL.M course which was introduced in India in 2013. The post graduate degree in law, LL.M has to be two years

Former Gujarat IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Moves SC Against Refusal to Suspend Life Sentence

Former Gujarat IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Moves SC Against Refusal to Suspend Life Sentence

The former Indian Police Service officer of the Gujarat-cadre, Sanjiv Bhatt has approached the Supreme Court, challenging the Gujarat High Court’s order, which had declined to suspend his life s

Jammu & Kashmir HC Suspended Sub-Judge Following A Complaint by Uri Bar Association

Jammu & Kashmir HC Suspended Sub-Judge Following A Complaint by Uri Bar Association

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has suspended a sub judge from the service following a complaint filed by Bar Association, Uri. The decision of suspension was taken at a full court resolution on Thursday

Fired Employee Won Lawsuit against Jaguar Land Rover over Wrongful Termination for Seeking 808 Sick Leaves

Fired Employee Won Lawsuit against Jaguar Land Rover over Wrongful Termination for Seeking 808 Sick Leaves

A veteran employee who was working with Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover for more than two decades won a lawsuit against the company over his unfair termination from the organization for being absent for

Supreme Court Put the Release of 10 Women Naval Officers on Hold from Services

Supreme Court Put the Release of 10 Women Naval Officers on Hold from Services

Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the release of ten women officers serving in Indian Navy who are seeking grant of permanent commission from the naval services, scheduled on December 31 this yea

PIL in SC Seeking Revision of Eligibility Criteria for Civil Judge Exam in Andhra Pradesh

PIL in SC Seeking Revision of Eligibility Criteria for Civil Judge Exam in Andhra Pradesh

Supreme Court on Wednesday has issued notices to the state of Andhra Pradesh and Registry of Andhra Pradesh High Court over a plea filed by a student challenging the eligibility criteria for the entra

Plea in SC to Fill Up Vacant Posts in State, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions

Plea in SC to Fill Up Vacant Posts in State, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions

A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states, and Union Territories for the speedy appointments of the Presidents and members in state and district consumer disp

Allahabad HC Orders Inquiry by Chief Judicial Magistrate into the Assault on Lawyer in Etah

Allahabad HC Orders Inquiry by Chief Judicial Magistrate into the Assault on Lawyer in Etah

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Etah to conduct an inquiry into the incident of assault of a lawyer by the Uttar Pradesh police and to submit a report re

Madras HC Initiates Contempt Proceedings against Female Lawyer

Madras HC Initiates Contempt Proceedings against Female Lawyer

Madras High Court has initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against a female lawyer under the charges of misleading the police about an eviction order by the High Court and an attempt to stall the e

Karnataka HC Directs Cop to Clean Road for One Week After Failing to Register An FIR

Karnataka HC Directs Cop to Clean Road for One Week After Failing to Register An FIR

The Kalaburagi bench of Karnataka High Court has directed a Station House Officer (SHO) of Bazaar Police Station to clean the road outside the police station for one week as a community service after

Madras High Court Reprieves Order Against a Lawyer Who Used Unparliamentary Words During Virtual Hearing

Madras High Court Reprieves Order Against a Lawyer Who Used Unparliamentary Words During Virtual Hearing

The Madras High Court has recently granted relief to a lawyer who was found guilty of using unparliamentary language during a virtual court proceeding. The incident took place during a bail hearing la

“There Has Never Been a Female CJI” – Attorney General KK Venugopal Backs Increased Representation of Women in Judiciary

“There Has Never Been a Female CJI” – Attorney General KK Venugopal Backs Increased Representation of Women in Judiciary

Attorney General KK Venugopal while replying to a plea filed by nine women lawyers, told the top court that increasing women judges in the judiciary can be helpful in dealing with the non-empathetic a

Delhi Court Denies Bail to a Lawyer Accused of Forging Signatures of Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath

Delhi Court Denies Bail to a Lawyer Accused of Forging Signatures of Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath

A Delhi Court has recently refused to grant bail to an advocate who was accused of forging signatures of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for the purpose

Justice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Seeking Action Against Andhra CM For Allegations Against Justice Ramana

Justice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Seeking Action Against Andhra CM For Allegations Against Justice Ramana

On Monday, the Supreme Court judge, Justice UU Lalit recused from hearing a plea that sought action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, over the press conference and his letter

“Is There Any Special Direction from Hon’ble CJI and the Master of Roaster to List Arnab Goswami’s Matter Instantly”; SCBA Head Dushyant Dave Writes to SC’s Secretary-General

“Is There Any Special Direction from Hon’ble CJI and the Master of Roaster to List Arnab Goswami’s Matter Instantly”; SCBA Head Dushyant Dave Writes to SC’s Secretary-General

Supreme Court Bar Association President and senior advocate Dushyant Dave has raised the concern over the extraordinary urgent listings by the Supreme Court Registry and also raised the questions on t

Judge Gives ‘Lyrical’ Order While Granting Bail To Man

Judge Gives ‘Lyrical’ Order While Granting Bail To Man

It is not always that a judge weaves together vivid and imaginatively crafted words and then rhymes them to describe a crime and the roller coaster journey of judicial proceedings. “Take your freedo

Punjab And Haryana HC Pulls Up An Advocate For His Rowdily Behaviour

Punjab And Haryana HC Pulls Up An Advocate For His Rowdily Behaviour

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday pulled up an Advocate and doubled the cost imposed on him while dismissing his petition who claimed that he ‘made’ many judges. The bench headed by Jus

Madras HC Seeks Centre’s View on Awarding Capital Punishment for Corruption Offences

Madras HC Seeks Centre’s View on Awarding Capital Punishment for Corruption Offences

Madras High Court has sought the Centre government’s viewpoint on awarding the death penalty for corruption practices, including taking bribes. The court has asked the government to consider mak

Supreme Court Stays EC’s Order Revoking Congress Leader Kamal Nath’s Star Campaigner Status

Supreme Court Stays EC’s Order Revoking Congress Leader Kamal Nath’s Star Campaigner Status

Supreme Court on Monday, has stayed the order issued by the Election Commission for the revocation of Congress Leader Kamal Nath’s star campaigner status. EC issued the directions citing repeate

SC Declines Extension of Security to Ex-Judge S K Yadav Who Pronounced Babri Masjid Demolition Verdict

SC Declines Extension of Security to Ex-Judge S K Yadav Who Pronounced Babri Masjid Demolition Verdict

Supreme Court on Monday has declined the request made by former judge S K Yadav seeking an extension of security who had pronounced the Babri Masjid Demolition verdict and acquitted all 32 accused inc

“Don’t Cross the Line, Let India Remain a Free Country”; SC Slams West Bengal Police for Issuing Summon Over a Facebook Post

“Don’t Cross the Line, Let India Remain a Free Country”; SC Slams West Bengal Police for Issuing Summon Over a Facebook Post

Taking note of the growing trend where police is misusing the power and summoning people from the far corners of the country over social media posts alleged to be defaming in nature, Supreme Court has

SC Terms Ex-HC Judge’s Attempt To Enter Ex-SC Judge’s House Forcibly As ‘Unfortunate’

SC Terms Ex-HC Judge’s Attempt To Enter Ex-SC Judge’s House Forcibly As ‘Unfortunate’

The Supreme Court has on Monday remarked that it was ‘unfortunate’ that the former judge of Madras and Calcutta High Courts, C S Karnan has forcibly tried to enter the Chennai residence of the ret

SC Justice DY Chandrachud Irked Over Seeing Advocate Shirtless During VC Hearing

SC Justice DY Chandrachud Irked Over Seeing Advocate Shirtless During VC Hearing

Amid this lockdown, almost every process has been digitized. Likewise, all the court hearings are also conducted virtually which is coming with many shocking incidents. On Monday, the Supreme Court be

Lawyer seeks Attorney General’s consent To Initiate Contempt Against CM Jagan

Lawyer seeks Attorney General’s consent To Initiate Contempt Against CM Jagan

On Sunday, the BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has filed an application before the Attorney General of India seeking his consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against the Chie

Fourth FIR Against Republic TV; Mumbai Police Alleges The Channel Of Inciting Disaffection Among Police Force

Fourth FIR Against Republic TV; Mumbai Police Alleges The Channel Of Inciting Disaffection Among Police Force

Another FIR has been registered against Republic TV anchors and their editorial team for allegedly committing offenses amounting to incitement to disaffection among members of the Mumbai Police Force.

SC Seeks Centre’s Response Over Petition for SOP Mandating Pre-Litigation Mediation

SC Seeks Centre’s Response Over Petition for SOP Mandating Pre-Litigation Mediation

Supreme Court on Thursday has issued notice to the Centre government and sought its reply over a plea seeking formulation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) for mandating pre-litigation mediati

Maharashtra Govt Withdraws General Consent Clause For CBI; Agency Now Needs State’s Consent To Probe Cases

Maharashtra Govt Withdraws General Consent Clause For CBI; Agency Now Needs State’s Consent To Probe Cases

On Wednesday, the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra has withdrawn the general consent it had extended to the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe cases in the state. The home department o

Delhi HC Directs Delhi Government to Release a Budget of Rs 2.52 Crore to District Courts

Delhi HC Directs Delhi Government to Release a Budget of Rs 2.52 Crore to District Courts

Taking note of the pending appointments of 150 judicial officials, Delhi High Court pulled up the Delhi government and directed to release a required sum of Rs 2,52,10,178 from its budget to the distr

Supreme Court Questions ‘Inordinate Delay’ of 733 Days in Uploading a Verdict on Official Website

Supreme Court Questions ‘Inordinate Delay’ of 733 Days in Uploading a Verdict on Official Website

Supreme Court has sought the reply of the Registrar General of Patna High Court to verify the ‘inordinate delay’ of 733 days to upload a judgment on the official website of the High Court. Top cou

PIL in Delhi High Court Seeking Paid Menstrual Leave for Women Staff

PIL in Delhi High Court Seeking Paid Menstrual Leave for Women Staff

A public interest litigation has been moved before Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre and Delhi government to accord paid leaves for all women staff during their menstruation phase. The

“A Judge must be Steadfast in Holding on to Their Principles and Fearless in Their Decisions”- Justice NV Ramana

“A Judge must be Steadfast in Holding on to Their Principles and Fearless in Their Decisions”- Justice NV Ramana

While speaking at a condolence meeting for former Supreme Court Justice A R Lakshmanan who died on August 27, the seniormost top court Justice NV Ramana stated that it is an important quality for a ju

Kerala HC directs ED not to arrest Suspended IAS officer Sivasankar, till October 23

Kerala HC directs ED not to arrest Suspended IAS officer Sivasankar, till October 23

On Thursday, the Kerala High Court directed the Enforcement Directorate not to arrest the former Principal Secretary for Kerala Chief Minister’s office, M Sivasankar IAS, till 23rd October in a

Fresh PIL in SC seeks registration of offences against UP Police, government and hospital officials involved in Hathras incident

Fresh PIL in SC seeks registration of offences against UP Police, government and hospital officials involved in Hathras incident

A fresh PIL has been moved before the Supreme Court seeking for an SIT probe into the Hathras gangrape incident, and also registration of penal offenses as well as offenses under the Scheduled Caste a

“Do not depute police officers who are overweight and unable to run” – Punjab and Haryana HC to ADGP

“Do not depute police officers who are overweight and unable to run” – Punjab and Haryana HC to ADGP

The Punjab and Haryana High Court in one of its recent orders has directed the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) not to depute police officials especially those who are overweight and unab

Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in Chaibasa Treasury Scam case

Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in Chaibasa Treasury Scam case

On Friday, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to the president of Rashtriya Janata Dal and the former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Chaibasa Treasury Scam case. The bench heade

Ex-CBI director and former Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar commits suicide

Ex-CBI director and former Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar commits suicide

In yet another shocking incident, a former governor of Nagaland and the chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, Ashwani Kumar (69) was found dead in his Shimla residence, on late Wednesday. As per t

No Maratha Quotas for Education and Employment for the Session 2020-2021; SC refers Matter to Larger Bench

No Maratha Quotas for Education and Employment for the Session 2020-2021; SC refers Matter to Larger Bench

Supreme Court on Wednesday, ruled that there will be no reservations for the members of the Maratha community in education as well as in employment this year. The bench has also referred the batch of

SC Collegium Returned All 20+ Names Recommended for Elevation as Patna High Court Judges

SC Collegium Returned All 20+ Names Recommended for Elevation as Patna High Court Judges

Supreme Court collegium has returned all the recommendations sent by Patna High Court for the elevation to the appointment as High Court judges. The recommendations include the names of 15 advocates a

“My Sexual Orientation is Probably the Reason for Non-Elevation as a Judge by SC Collegium” – Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

“My Sexual Orientation is Probably the Reason for Non-Elevation as a Judge by SC Collegium” – Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

Advocate Saurabh Kirpal, who is a queer, believes his sexuality to be the reason behind not being considered for a High Court judge position by a three-member Supreme Court collegium led by CJI Sharad

SC Dismisses 8 Tamil Nadu Judicial Officers’ Plea Alleging Non-Consideration for Elevation as Madras High Court Judges

SC Dismisses 8 Tamil Nadu Judicial Officers’ Plea Alleging Non-Consideration for Elevation as Madras High Court Judges

Supreme Court on Friday, has dismissed a petition filed by eight judicial officers from Tamil Nadu who alleged that Madras High Court Collegium has been discriminatory by not considering them for the

SC Dismissed Women Indian Army Officers’ Plea Seeking Date Extension for Permanent Commission Service Benefits

SC Dismissed Women Indian Army Officers’ Plea Seeking Date Extension for Permanent Commission Service Benefits

Supreme Court on Thursday, has dismissed a petition filed by various women Indian Army officers seeking an extension of the last date for being eligible to enjoy the service benefits in order to be co

“Judges Are Temporary While the Bar is Permanent”: Disappointed for Being Muted During Justice Arun Mishra’s Virtual Farewell, Dushyant Dave Complains to CJI

“Judges Are Temporary While the Bar is Permanent”: Disappointed for Being Muted During Justice Arun Mishra’s Virtual Farewell, Dushyant Dave Complains to CJI

Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave on Wednesday, has written a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) showing his disappointment over how he was treated d

Fill Vacancies of Doctors, Faculty Expeditiously to Tackle Rampant Rise in Psychiatric and Psychological Problems: Delhi High Court to IHBAS

Fill Vacancies of Doctors, Faculty Expeditiously to Tackle Rampant Rise in Psychiatric and Psychological Problems: Delhi High Court to IHBAS

Delhi High Court on Wednesday has directed the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) to fill the vacancies of doctors and other staff as soon as possible and practicable. A division

Justice Arun Mishra Turns Down SCBA Farewell Invite, Citing COVID-19 Situation

Justice Arun Mishra Turns Down SCBA Farewell Invite, Citing COVID-19 Situation

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Judge of Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra has on Sunday turned down an invite for a farewell function, ahead of his retirement on 2nd September. In a letter to th

Needs to Revisit 2004 Verdict Deciding State’s Power to Sub-Classify SC/STs-Supreme Court

Needs to Revisit 2004 Verdict Deciding State’s Power to Sub-Classify SC/STs-Supreme Court

On Thursday, Supreme Court held that verdict delivered in 2004 holding that the states don’t have the power to further sub-classify the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, in order to grant quota

Only First Wife is Entitled to Lay Claim on His Money-Bombay High Court

Only First Wife is Entitled to Lay Claim on His Money-Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court in a compensation money claim case of the deceased Maharashtra police inspector, stated observed that as per law, if a man has two wives and are claiming his money, only the first wi

Sports Ministry, IOA Ready to Approach SC Against Delhi HC Order Hampering Recognition to NSFs

Sports Ministry, IOA Ready to Approach SC Against Delhi HC Order Hampering Recognition to NSFs

On Tuesday, Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to move an SLP in Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order restricting ministry from taking any decision withou

“Decision to Accept Withdrawal of Resignation Cannot Be Recalled”, Delhi High Court to Air India

“Decision to Accept Withdrawal of Resignation Cannot Be Recalled”, Delhi High Court to Air India

Delhi High Court has observed that the withdrawal of resignation cannot be recalled if it has been accepted earlier. The matter was taken by a bench of Justice Jyoti Singh in which a petition was file

Supreme Court Rejected Plea Seeking Inquiry Against Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Supreme Court Rejected Plea Seeking Inquiry Against Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Supreme Court on Friday, has rejected a plea seeking constitution of a three-judge committee to inquire into the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi conduct at the position of judge in the top

772 Lawyers Write to CJI Bobde Raising Concerns Over the “Trend of Browbeating and Intimidating the Judiciary by Institutional Disruptors”

772 Lawyers Write to CJI Bobde Raising Concerns Over the “Trend of Browbeating and Intimidating the Judiciary by Institutional Disruptors”

More than 700 lawyers have written to the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde expressing their concern over the increasing trend of browbeating and intimidating the judiciary by institutional disruptors.

Union Cabinet Gives Nod to National Recruitment Agency (NRA) and Common Eligibility Test (CET)

Union Cabinet Gives Nod to National Recruitment Agency (NRA) and Common Eligibility Test (CET)

On Wednesday, Union Cabinet has given the nod to the set up of National Recruitment Agency and a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for all non-gazetted officers in central government and public centre ban

Shiv Sena MP Demanded Legal Action Against Journalist Arnab Goswami for Violating Press Council Rules

Shiv Sena MP Demanded Legal Action Against Journalist Arnab Goswami for Violating Press Council Rules

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant met Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday and has demanded legal action against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for violating the rules of Press Counc

Supreme Court Recommends 11 New Names for Appointment of Judges in Allahabad, Kerala, Gujarat HCs

Supreme Court Recommends 11 New Names for Appointment of Judges in Allahabad, Kerala, Gujarat HCs

Supreme Court collegium on August 14, has recommended 11 new names comprising of advocates and judicial officers for the appointment of judges in the High Courts of Allahabad, Gujarat, and Kerala. The

BCI Seeks Free iPad, Laptops, Wi-Fi For Needy Advocates To Facilitate E-Filing And Virtual Court Hearings

BCI Seeks Free iPad, Laptops, Wi-Fi For Needy Advocates To Facilitate E-Filing And Virtual Court Hearings

Bar Council of India has approached Centre to provide free iPads, laptops, and free WiFi to the needy lawyers throughout the nation to let them avail e-filing facility and virtual hearing court proces

Chandigarh HC Seeks BCI, State Bar Council Reply Over PIL Filed Against Exorbitant Enrollment Fee

Chandigarh HC Seeks BCI, State Bar Council Reply Over PIL Filed Against Exorbitant Enrollment Fee

A 28-year old advocate has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the exorbitant fees worth Rs 16,400 charged from the new advocates to enroll themselves. The respondents are expected to sub

Are You in US Supreme Court; CJI Asked Lawyer When Addressed as “Your Honour”

Are You in US Supreme Court; CJI Asked Lawyer When Addressed as “Your Honour”

During a routine hearing in Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde schooled a lawyer regarding the ways of addressing the judges in Indian courts when a lawyer addressed him as “your hon

Reporters’ Fundamental Right to Publish News That May Not Be Pleasing to Administration, Says Calcutta HC

Reporters’ Fundamental Right to Publish News That May Not Be Pleasing to Administration, Says Calcutta HC

The Calcutta HC while allowing anticipatory bail plea of a news reporter from ETV, whose story on bribery amongst police department resulted in an FIR against him, made the observation that it is the

“True Function of Journalism is to Educate the Public Mind, Not to Stock It With Wanted and Unwanted Impressions” – Kerala High Court

“True Function of Journalism is to Educate the Public Mind, Not to Stock It With Wanted and Unwanted Impressions” – Kerala High Court

The Kerala high court, while considering the bail application filed by the journalist Sreekantan Nair remarked that, journalism is not for propagating hearsay news. The bench headed by Justice PV Kunh

Lebanon Government Resigned Over Erupted Violent Protests After the Beirut Explosion

Lebanon Government Resigned Over Erupted Violent Protests After the Beirut Explosion

During a press conference at the presidential palace on Monday, Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced the resignation of the whole cabinet after the deadly Beirut explosion last week. About 160 peo

McDonald’s sues Fired CEO Easterbrook after discovering three more sexual relationships with subordinates

McDonald’s sues Fired CEO Easterbrook after discovering three more sexual relationships with subordinates

Globally known food chain, Mcdonald’s has filed a complaint against its former CEO Steve Easterbrook for sending nudes from his work email, and then also attempted to delete the photos. In 2019,

Recovering Relevant Documents Will Take Time in Probe Over 63 Moon Complaint Against Chidambaram and Two Others; CBI Told Bombay HC

Recovering Relevant Documents Will Take Time in Probe Over 63 Moon Complaint Against Chidambaram and Two Others; CBI Told Bombay HC

Central Bureau of Investigation informed Bombay High Court that the agency has been conducting the preliminary enquiry into the complaint registered by 63 Moons Technology Limited against former Union

Plea in SC Seeking Withdrawal of Senior Advocate Designation of Dushyant Dave Over His Explosive Arguments

Plea in SC Seeking Withdrawal of Senior Advocate Designation of Dushyant Dave Over His Explosive Arguments

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court against Senior advocate Dushyant Dave over his bold arguments in context to sexual harassment charges against former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and

SC Reserves Order in Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case; ‘Fair Criticism of Judge Not a Crime,’ Counsel Dushyant Dave Tells SC

SC Reserves Order in Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case; ‘Fair Criticism of Judge Not a Crime,’ Counsel Dushyant Dave Tells SC

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on a case of criminal contempt against advocate Prashant Bhushan over two of his tweets. The counsel for Adv Bhushan denied that the tweets interf

Rajasthan Government Approves 5 % Reservation for Most Backward Classes in Judicial Services

Rajasthan Government Approves 5 % Reservation for Most Backward Classes in Judicial Services

Ashok Gehlot led Rajasthan government has amended the Rajasthan Judicial Services Rules, 2010, and has approved 5 percent reservation in Rajasthan Judicial Services to the candidates belonging to Most

Delhi High Court slams police order on ‘Hindu resentment’ as mischievous – Delhi Riots

Delhi High Court slams police order on ‘Hindu resentment’ as mischievous – Delhi Riots

As per reports, on Friday the Delhi High Court pulled up the Delhi Police for asking its personnel to exercise “due care and precaution” while making arrests in connection with communal violence

Senior Advocates Cannot Give Direct Consultation; Madras Hc Designation of Senior Advocates Rules 2020 Introduced

Senior Advocates Cannot Give Direct Consultation; Madras Hc Designation of Senior Advocates Rules 2020 Introduced

Madras High Court on Monday raised the bar for designating the lawyers as senior advocates and made Madras HC Designation of Senior Advocates Rules 2020 effective. From now on, senior advocates are pr

Attorney General Venugopal Advocates Video Conferencing of Court Proceedings

Attorney General Venugopal Advocates Video Conferencing of Court Proceedings

Attorney General KK Venugopal, while speaking at the launch of a district-level awareness program in regional languages on e-court services by the Supreme Court e-committee, commended the legal frater

CJI Headed SC Collegium Approves the Appointment of 10 Additional Judges as Permanent HC Judges

CJI Headed SC Collegium Approves the Appointment of 10 Additional Judges as Permanent HC Judges

Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has approved the proposal of appointing ten permanent judges in the High Courts of Kerala, Jharkhand, and Bombay. The proposal for the

SC Collegium Justice R Bhanumathi Set to Retire on July 19

SC Collegium Justice R Bhanumathi Set to Retire on July 19

Supreme Court judge who authored the maximum judgments (386) in her six years of service in the top court in comparison to the other sitting judges is set to retire on July 19. Supreme Court Bar Assoc

Bombay High Court Issues Notice to Air India Over 250 Casual Workers Plea Seeking Work

Bombay High Court Issues Notice to Air India Over 250 Casual Workers Plea Seeking Work

While hearing the plea filed by lockdown hit 250 Air India casual workers for the regularization of work and wages, Bombay High Court on Friday has sought government-run national carrier’s reply

Financial Assistance of 5000 Each granted to 16,448 Advocates to Deal With COVID-19 Crisis

Financial Assistance of 5000 Each granted to 16,448 Advocates to Deal With COVID-19 Crisis

The Bar Council of Delhi submitted a status report informing the Delhi High Court that financial assistance of Rs 5000 each have been granted to around 16,448 advocates totaling to Rs 8.22 crores, in

Gujarat HC to remain shut for three days after 7 persons tested positive of COVID-19

Gujarat HC to remain shut for three days after 7 persons tested positive of COVID-19

Given the rising cases of COVID-19 in its vicinity, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday decided to shut its premises and suspend its judicial work for three days, from Wednesday i.e. 8th July to Friday

Centre Requests SC to Grant Six More Months to Implement Permanent Commission for Women in the Army

Centre Requests SC to Grant Six More Months to Implement Permanent Commission for Women in the Army

Citing the criticality of the situation and lockdown restrictions posed by pandemic COVID-19, Centre government has approached the Supreme Court to grant six more months to implement its February 17 o

SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Registry Officials Being Biased While Listing the Matters and Imposed Rs 100 Fine

SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Registry Officials Being Biased While Listing the Matters and Imposed Rs 100 Fine

Supreme Court on Monday dismisses a plea filed by lawyer alleging SC registry officials of being biased to list the matters for hearing and practicing the “pick and choose” policy. The ben

Color Blindness Cannot Be a Ground to Deny Job During LRD Recruitment – Gujarat High Court

Color Blindness Cannot Be a Ground to Deny Job During LRD Recruitment – Gujarat High Court

The Gujrat high court earlier this week directed that candidates could not be sidelined for appointment to the Lok Rakshak Dal , on the ground of their medical incapacity of color blindness. A single

Justice Anant Manohar Badar sworn in as the Judge of Kerala High Court

Justice Anant Manohar Badar sworn in as the Judge of Kerala High Court

Justice Anant Manohar Badar, the former Judge of Bombay High Court has today sworn in as the Judge of Kerala High Court, in a ceremony held at Banquet Hall of the High Court at 9.30 AM. Chief Justice

Quarantine Period Revised to One Week for Healthcare Staff in COVID-19 Facilities

Quarantine Period Revised to One Week for Healthcare Staff in COVID-19 Facilities

Centre has revised the quarantine period to seven days for all healthcare corona warriors including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who are at high-risk exposure to COVID-19 patients. Th

Supreme Court Censured the Delhi Government for Threatening and Registering FIRs Against Doctors

Supreme Court Censured the Delhi Government for Threatening and Registering FIRs Against Doctors

Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government for suspending and registering the FIR against the healthcare professionals who had filmed the horrifying conditions of patients and dead bodi

Plea in Supreme Court Against Secretary-General and Registry Alleging Favoring Influential Lawyers and Litigants While Listing Matters

Plea in Supreme Court Against Secretary-General and Registry Alleging Favoring Influential Lawyers and Litigants While Listing Matters

A writ petition has been moved by a lawyer against Secretary-General and Registry of the Supreme Court alleging them of giving preference to the influential lawyers and litigants over ordinary lawyers

Karnataka HC directs I&B Ministry to decide on plea seeking financial aid for families of media persons during pandemic

Karnataka HC directs I&B Ministry to decide on plea seeking financial aid for families of media persons during pandemic

The Karnataka High Court has recently directed the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the state’s Department of Information and Public Relations to consider and decide within

Unelected People Think They Can Impose Will Through Courts – Harish Salve

Unelected People Think They Can Impose Will Through Courts – Harish Salve

On Friday, while speaking during a webinar on the issue of ‘Insulting the Judiciary from Social Media Diatribes’ the acclaimed Jurist Harish Salve said that a lot of people who are not elected rep

Kerala HC orders production of accused through electronic means, after 3 remand prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in the state

Kerala HC orders production of accused through electronic means, after 3 remand prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in the state

According to the sources, three magistrates and several police personnel, have been sent into quarantine in two districts of Kerala, after three remand prisoners tested positive for COVID-19. Subseque

Plea in Supreme Court seeking guidelines to file FIRs against Journalists and Media Houses, until sanctioned by Press Council of India

Plea in Supreme Court seeking guidelines to file FIRs against Journalists and Media Houses, until sanctioned by Press Council of India

A PIL has been moved before the Supreme Court, seeking directions to prevent penal action against a journalist or a media house on basis of any publication, telecast or airing of views in India, until

Delhi HC Directs Delhi Government To Fumigate And Sanitize Places Where Health Workers Reside

Delhi HC Directs Delhi Government To Fumigate And Sanitize Places Where Health Workers Reside

On Thursday, the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government and South Delhi Municipal Corporation to take all actions, such as fumigation and sanitization where health workers are residing, to

Centre Asks States to Ensure Unhindered Movement of Doctors and Paramedics

Centre Asks States to Ensure Unhindered Movement of Doctors and Paramedics

On Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs wrote to all States and Union Territories seeking their cooperation with Railways in running more number of special trains to facilitate the movement of strande

Sixty percent pay cut amid COVID-19 crisis – Maharashtra Government

Sixty percent pay cut amid COVID-19 crisis – Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced that there would be a 60 percent cut in the salaries for the month of March, for all-state public representatives, including Chief Minister and Deputy C

Two Delhi government officers suspended for dereliction of duty during lockdown; two other officers served show-cause notices

Two Delhi government officers suspended for dereliction of duty during lockdown; two other officers served show-cause notices

On 29 March, the Centre suspended two senior Delhi government officers and served show-cause notices to two others for ‘serious lapses’ in duty, during the ongoing lockdown in view of COVID-19.

Bombay HC imposed 25,000 penalty for bringing up non-urgent matter

Bombay HC imposed 25,000 penalty for bringing up non-urgent matter

The Bombay High Court on 26 March, imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on a petitioner who sought hearing of his petition, despite being warned by the HC to mention only matters that are extremely urgent i

Strict action against errant landlords for harassing medical staff to leave – Delhi Government

Strict action against errant landlords for harassing medical staff to leave – Delhi Government

Following various complaints from doctors, paramedical staff, healthcare personnel who were asked to vacate their rented residences in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi Government today allo

Lawyers and Litigants to pay Rs 50,000 exemplary costs for bringing Non-Urgent matters – Bombay High Court

Lawyers and Litigants to pay Rs 50,000 exemplary costs for bringing Non-Urgent matters – Bombay High Court

On Monday, combating the critical situation of deadly virus COVID-19 and following a lockdown in the state, Bombay High Court has issued a circular warning the lawyers and petitioners to only bring ur

Delhi High Court suspends work till 31st March

Delhi High Court suspends work till 31st March

Amid the virulent outbreak of COVID-19 globally, every possible measure is being taken by the authorities, to prevent its spread. On Monday, an 8-judge bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel decided t

Entry to Supreme Court Restricted

Entry to Supreme Court Restricted

The Supreme Court has on Monday, decided to put a complete bar on physical entry into the premises, and has further listed the matters of urgent hearings only via video conferencing. The bench compris

Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath as the member of Rajya Sabha

Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath as the member of Rajya Sabha

The former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has taken an oath today, as the member of Rajya Sabha, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, amid walkout fr

Justice BP Dharmadhikari appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Justice BP Dharmadhikari appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

The Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Bhushan Pradyumna Dharmadhikari has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. A proclamation in this regard was notified by t

Former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha

Former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has on 16 March, nominate the former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament. Ranjan Gogoi has served as the 46th

Covid-19 Delhi High Court Restricts Functioning Only to Urgent Matters

Covid-19 Delhi High Court Restricts Functioning Only to Urgent Matters

Earlier this week, in the wake of COVID-19, the Delhi HC has requested lawyers, litigants, and the general public to avoid overcrowding, and has also restricted it’s functioning from March 16 only t

Major Law Firms in the Nation Are Allowing Work From Home

Major Law Firms in the Nation Are Allowing Work From Home

Amid COVID-19, Major Law firms including the Amar Chand Mangal Das, Khaitan and Company and JSA are allowing work from home. All JSA offices are closed till 17th March, 2019 till further notice. Howev

Justice Muralidhar seeks lawyers at Punjab & Haryana HC to avoid referring him as ‘my lord or your lordship’

Justice Muralidhar seeks lawyers at Punjab & Haryana HC to avoid referring him as ‘my lord or your lordship’

Justice S Muralidhar, who was recently transferred from the Delhi High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court has requested the lawyers to avoid addressing him using terms such as ‘my lord’ or

International Lawyer’s body seeks probe into alleged hasty transfer of Justice S Muralidhar

International Lawyer’s body seeks probe into alleged hasty transfer of Justice S Muralidhar

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), in an open letter to the President of India-Ram Nath Kovind, has urged to take corrective action on the ‘hasty decision’ to t

Amid the Coronavirus scare, SC and Delhi HC to limit hearings on urgent matters

Amid the Coronavirus scare, SC and Delhi HC to limit hearings on urgent matters

Given the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, and the decision taken under the advisory caution against mass gathering by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 5 March, the functioning of the Supreme

No proposal to close courts or advance summer vacation – Kerala HC

No proposal to close courts or advance summer vacation – Kerala HC

The Registry of Kerala High Court has in its 11 March notification clarified that there is no such proposal either to close the courts or to advance the summer vacation, in light of the recent Coronav

Farewell of Justice Muralidhar, who was transferred to Punjab and Haryana HC

Farewell of Justice Muralidhar, who was transferred to Punjab and Haryana HC

Justice S Muralidhar has on Thursday, cleared the controversy on his transfer from the Delhi High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court, stating that he was fine with the proposal and had no objectio

SC Upholds Right to Pension of State Bank of India Employees

SC Upholds Right to Pension of State Bank of India Employees

The Supreme Court on 2 March, held that State Bank of India employees are entitled to proportionate pension as per SBI Pension Fund Rules, who have taken voluntary retirement as per the 2000 Voluntary

Madras High Court: Doctors have no right to strike under any circumstances

Madras High Court: Doctors have no right to strike under any circumstances

The Madras High Court on 28 February, reiterated that Doctors do not have the right to go on strike/boycott under any circumstances. The bench headed by Justice Anand Venkatesh was hearing the writ pe

Supreme Court reprimand the strike by Lawyers in Uttarakhand

Supreme Court reprimand the strike by Lawyers in Uttarakhand

The Supreme Court today has criticized the lawyers in Uttarakhand for holding strike by boycotting courts and skipping work on Saturdays, citing reasons like a bomb blast in a Pakistan school, earthqu

Centre notifies transfer of Justice Muralidhar to Punjab and Haryana High Court

Centre notifies transfer of Justice Muralidhar to Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Central government has notified the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar of Delhi High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court. A notification in this regard was issued by the Law Ministry on the eveni

Justice BP Dharmadhikari Recommended for Chief Justice of Bombay HC

Justice BP Dharmadhikari Recommended for Chief Justice of Bombay HC

On 24 February, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, has recommended the elevation of the recently appointed acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice BP Dh

Civil judges not eligible for direct recruitment as District Judges in bar quota – SC

Civil judges not eligible for direct recruitment as District Judges in bar quota – SC

While referring to Article 233 (2) of the Indian Constitution, the Supreme Court held that civil judges are not eligible to seek direct recruitment to the post of District Judges in bar quota, stating

Transfer order of High Court judges by the Supreme Court Collegium

Transfer order of High Court judges by the Supreme Court Collegium

On 12 February, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Justice Ranjit V More who is the third senior-most judge of Bombay High Court to Meghalaya High Court The Collegium has also

The Second senior-most Bombay High Court Judge resigns

The Second senior-most Bombay High Court Judge resigns

On 14 February, Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari of the Bombay High Court has tendered his resignation, citing personal and family reasons as he wished to remain in Bombay, rather than be transferred

“Waiting period is really painful” – Newly sworn Kerala HC Justice PV Kunhikrishnan

“Waiting period is really painful” – Newly sworn Kerala HC Justice PV Kunhikrishnan

Citing the long delay of almost two years in his appointment as judge, Justice P V Kunhikrishnan, who was sworn in as Kerala High Court judge on 13 February, stated that the waiting period was really

Madras HC dismissed the pleas to relax Age Limit for OBC Candidates Appearing for District Judge Exam

Madras HC dismissed the pleas to relax Age Limit for OBC Candidates Appearing for District Judge Exam

The Madras High Court today has dismissed the pleas which sought relaxation of the upper age limit from 45 years to 48 years for other Backward Classes to appear for the District Judge exam, on par wi

Contractual employees to receive PF benefits – Supreme Court

Contractual employees to receive PF benefits – Supreme Court

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra held that the contractual employees who draw their salaries directly or indirectly from a company are a

Lokpal member Justice Dilip Bhosale resigns

Lokpal member Justice Dilip Bhosale resigns

The member of an anti-corruption ombudsman, Justice Dilip Bhosale on 9 January, has resigned from the post citing personal reasons. Reportedly, he had sent his resignation to the President Ram Nath Ko

Notice to ensure strict compliance of Assam Civil Service (conduct) Rules, 1965

Notice to ensure strict compliance of Assam Civil Service (conduct) Rules, 1965

A notice directing to ensure strict compliance of Assam Civil Service (conduct) Rules, 1965 was issued by the Assam’s Director of Higher Education to all the government and provincialized college pr

J&K High Court withdraws its notification which opened District Court Vacancies on Pan-India Basis

J&K High Court withdraws its notification which opened District Court Vacancies on Pan-India Basis

On 26 December 2019, the High court of Jammu and Kashmir invited applications from all over the country to fill 33 vacancies in district courts of the Union territories – J&K and Ladakh. The

The Punjab And Haryana High Court Warns Officials to Clear the Lawyer’s Dues

The Punjab And Haryana High Court Warns Officials to Clear the Lawyer’s Dues

The High court of Punjab and Haryana gave notice to the officials dealing with bill sanctioning for lawyers’, to clear all the pending bills till 20 February, failing which they will have to attach



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