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'Shocking' overcrowding: SC orders states, UTs to plan new jails for next 50 yrs

India, Jan. 31 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and union territories to accord "top priority" to the problem of overcrowding in jails, finding the actual occupancy of jails across the ... Read More


Must protect both foetus, mom: Supreme Court in abortion case

India, Jan. 31 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down a request by a 26-year-old woman seeking permission to abort her 32-week pregnancy, citing mental trauma and depression after the death of ... Read More


SC sets aside HC order on edu tribunals

NEW DELHI, Jan. 31 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside an order of the Allahabad high court restraining the state government from constituting tribunals under a proposed law holding the high cou... Read More


'No abnormality in foetus': SC turns down abortion plea of 32-week pregnant woman

India, Jan. 31 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the courts have a duty to take care of the interests of the unborn child and the mother as it turned down a petition filed by a 26-year-old widow ... Read More


SC scraps Allahabad high court order staying education tribunals

India, Jan. 31 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside an order of the Allahabad high court restraining the state government from constituting tribunals under a proposed law, the Uttar Pradesh Educa... Read More


Safeguards not enough; judges need to shed biases, shun pressures: CJI

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- An independent judiciary does not just mean insulating the institution from the executive and legislature, but also the independence of individual judges to perform their duties ... Read More


Justice Gavai pushes for diversity in judiciary

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- Supreme Court judge Bhushan R Gavai, who is also a member of the Collegium, on Sunday urged chief justices to ensure diversity and representation from various sections of society... Read More


SC upholds anticipatory bail of former Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu in IRR case

India, Jan. 29 -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the anticipatory bail granted to former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in a corruption case while refusing to entertain an appea... Read More


Judges must judge free of social, political pressure and inherent biases: CJI

India, Jan. 28 -- Inherent biases, social and political pressure should not cloud the art of judging, said Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud on Sunday as he said that an independen... Read More


HCs should ensure diversity in recommending judges for elevation: Justice Gavai

India, Jan. 28 -- Supreme Court justice Bhushan R Gavai on Sunday said there is a need for more diversity and representation of various sections of society in the judiciary as he asked the chief justi... Read More