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Supreme Court judgment on Rafale deal diminished judiciary's credibility: Arun Shourie

Arun Shourie said: "Journalism has been reduced to taking opinions from two sides. That's all. Rest have become instrument of government propaganda. No effort is made to read and get the facts..."

Lessons in bigotry

The Meghalaya high court judge’s judgment was legally flawed and historically misleading. It violates the provisions of the citizenship law and makes a case for India as a country of, and for, Hindus.

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Would be happy to be remembered as a 'good judge than a bad Chief Justice': J Chelameswar

Addressing the issue of pendency of cases before the courts in the country, Chelameswar said that estabilishment of new courts remains a 'low priority item' for all political parties.

Supreme Court expresses concern over vacancies in lower judiciary

Taking suo motu cognizance of the issue, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said information collected by its registry showed a total of 5,133 vacancies in the lower judiciary, adding that the process to fill 4,180 posts was in progress.

Govt trying to reduce burden of cases: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind pointed out that various governments and government agencies are party to many cases of litigation, and commended the “government of India for making a sincere effort to reduce this number”.

Had Emergency in mind when I ruled on SC/ST Act: Justice AK Goel

Justice AK Goel expressed anguish over India being ranked No. 62 in a ‘Rule of Law Index’ compiled by an American NGO. “My dream is that we become No. 1,” he said.

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi to deliver Third Ramnath Goenka Lecture next week

Raghuram Rajan, then Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, delivered the first lecture while former President Pranab Mukherjee did the honours at the second lecture in May 2017.

In letter, judges say govt silent on memorandum of procedure, means it accepted it

  In December 2015, the Supreme Court asked the government to “finalise the existing memorandum of procedure by supplementing it in consultation with the Chief Justice of India”.

Government asks judiciary, states to monitor disbursal of maintenance money to women

The law minister also urged the judiciary to advise district courts to monitor timely disbursal of maintenance and speedy execution of warrants awarded by the court in collaboration with state police forces.

Appointment of Judges: HC objections to proposed centralised scheme due to misunderstanding, says SC

The Supreme Court Friday said objections of some high courts regarding the proposed centralised scheme for selection of judges for subordinate judiciary were unfounded and were born out of “misunderstanding” of methodology of the recruitment process.

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'The patriarchal notion that women are not in the right place when working outside homes, persists... Need sensitisation in every workplace'

Justice (retired) Sujata Manohar talks about the importance of #MeToo as a women's empowerment movement, why there is a need for 'fresh thinking' on the 2013 sexual harassment guidelines and more.

Highlights: Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s speech at the Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture

Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke at length about the state of the Indian judiciary at the third Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture - The Vision of Justice. Among other things, he said there is a need for independent journalists and "sometimes, noisy judges".

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Full speech of Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the third Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture

Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke at length about the state of the Indian judiciary at the third Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture - The Vision of Justice. Among other things, he said there is a need for independent journalists and "sometimes, noisy judges".

Kanhaiya joined JNU to become a professor: Family members

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar's family members, who are in the national capital to meet him, said Kanhaiya joined JNU as he wanted to be a college professor. Kanhaiya's grandfather said Kanhaiya was very much serious about being a professor and that was the reason he joined JNU. He added that they think his life is in danger and he should be given a tight security. Kanhaiya's brother said they have firm believe in the Constitution and the judiciary. He added that he is sure that Kanhaiya will be released soon.

Inappropriate to contradict judiciary on Ram Janmabhoomi: Kamal Farooqui

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Pronouncing the entire process of discussion and seminar on the Ram Janmabhoomi as insubstantial, former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Kamal Farooqui on Saturday said that law will take its own course and it would be inappropriate to contradict the judiciary before any final statement arrives. Farooqi further added that the decision to allow such seminars completely depends on the Delhi University authority.

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