Can't have timeline to appoint judges in higher judiciary: Rijiju in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb. 2 -- No timeline can be set down for filling up of vacancies of the judges in the constitutional courts , Union law minister Kiren Rijiju told Parliament on Thursday, as he flagged tha... Read More

Shanti Bhushan: Indefatigable fighter for justice who took on the establishment

New Delhi, Feb. 1 -- If the imposition of Emergency in 1973 tested the democratic institutions of the country, especially the judiciary, veteran lawyer Shanti Bhushan was undoubtedly a major force tha... Read More

SC eases norms for passive euthanasia

New Delhi, Jan. 25 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday revamped the "cumbersome" procedure impeding the execution of passive euthanasia, laying down a definite timeline for medical experts, and cutting th... Read More

Judges don't face polls, but public is watching: Rijiju

New Delhi, Jan. 24 -- Judges do not have to face elections or public scrutiny but they are still assessed by the people for their judgments and the way they function, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju s... Read More

Talks will not resolve river water row with Punjab, pass new orders: Haryana to Supreme Court

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- With the stalemate over the contentious Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue continuing, the Haryana government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that talks cannot resolve the d... Read More

Cannot deny judgeship due to sexual orientation: Supreme Court collegium

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- It would be "manifestly contrary to the constitutional principles" to block the appointment of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a judge in the Delhi high court because of his ho... Read More

Courts can't convict on emotions, bound by evidence, says top court

New Delhi, Jan. 19 -- A judge cannot be swayed by his or her emotions in convicting an accused, the Supreme Court emphasised on Thursday, adding a court is bound by the quality of evidence brought bef... Read More

SC pulls up Raj govt for failing to protect heritage structures

New Delhi, Jan. 19 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday reproached the Rajasthan government for failing to protect heritage structures, commenting that the conduct of the state government is "extremely u... Read More

Centre seeks search panel for postings in judiciary

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- The Union law ministry has written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, asserting the need to have a search-cum-evaluation committee (SEC) for bringing i... Read More

New personal data protection bill 'at the earliest': Govt to SC

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- The Union government intends to introduce a new bill on personal data protection in the Parliament "at the earliest", an affidavit filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court has sa... Read More