India  /  Published 14.01.22

Delhi HC to hear Akbar’s appeal

Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to examine former Union minister M.J. Akbar’s appeal against a trial court order acquitting journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case over her all...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.12.21

Judge argues for ‘spiritual republic’

Chief Justice Pankaj Mittal of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has favoured a new label for the country — the Spiritual Republic of India — while frowning on the 1976 inclus...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.21

All together: judicial independence

The independence of the judiciary is non-negotiable. The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, emphasized this in his speech on Constitution Day. While this is a universally accepted doctrine — a...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 15.11.21

Delhi riots: Court raps lawyer

A Delhi court expressed "immense disgust" while coming down heavily on a lawyer for alleging that the 2020 riots here were the handiwork of a political party and criminal cases were fastened...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.11.21

CJI: Court must uphold Constitution

Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Sunday said the judiciary can live up to people’s expectations only by upholding the Constitution and ensuring free legal aid, and recalled Jawaharlal Nehru...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


India  /  Published 14.11.21

CJ transfer a travesty: lawyers 

A legal storm has erupted over the transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to the considerably smaller Meghalaya High Court with lawyers demanding why to know why a “fearless...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 09.11.21

Court acquits Mizoram CM in graft cases

A special court, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, has acquitted Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga in two cases - one related to misuse of power and the other to possession of disproportio...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Aizawl

India  /  Published 08.11.21

'Why no GST on fuel price?'

The Kerala High Court on Monday issued notice to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on a plea seeking to include petrol and diesel prices under the purview of GST. A division bench headed by Chi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kochi

India  /  Published 05.11.21

High Courts get new judges

A little over 110 new judges have been appointed to various high courts so far this year, sources aware of the procedure of appointment to the higher judiciary have said. In 2016, a record 126 high co...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.11.21

HC stalls autobiography release

The Bombay High Court on Thursday restrained sale, circulation and distribution of aviator-industrialist Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography titled An Incomplete Life. Vijaypat Singhania (83), form...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai


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