Thursday, 9 February, 2023
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India must build, re-build its courts for disabled. Judicial infra key to justice delivery

While the NJIC structure may overcome bureaucratic complications, the existence of experts from professional disciplines is a crucial element missing.

Move petty criminal trials to virtual courts too. Ease judicial load

The impetus on adoption of technology in the judiciary may have been a result of the Covid crisis, but the opportunity should be embraced.

Cabinet approves continuation of 1,023 fast track special courts till March 2023

Responding to a question during a Cabinet briefing, Union minister Anurag Thakur said that out of 31 states/UTs, 28 have commenced the scheme launched in 2019.

Overstatement to say Indian judiciary can’t cope with caseload: CJI Ramana

Referring to projections that 45 million cases are pending in Indian courts, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said one of the factors contributing to judicial delays is 'luxurious litigation'.

Courts took a break from being conservative this week. MJ Akbar, FB sedition cases show

While judge Ravindra Pandey favoured women speaking up against abuse by powerful men, judge Dharmendra Rana reiterated sedition law can’t be used randomly.

The big court cases that will determine fortunes of Indian banks in 2021

The legal tussles pit India’s lenders, central bank and government against corporate borrowers struggling to survive amid lockdowns prompted by Covid-19.

Must remove inequalities created by lack of access to technology, say CJI Bobde

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said he was proud that courts continued to function despite the pandemic, yet said online functioning of courts created an unintended inequality.

Govt to obtain 1500 additional video conferencing licences for courts

From the day lockdown was imposed in March till the end of September, high courts and district courts across India have heard over 26 lakh cases virtually.

Trial by camera — Why India’s inmates deserve justice, not technophobia of courts

The justice system can learn from universities that have held online exams and address issues of identification, confidentiality and document presentation.

How lockdown has hit judiciary, in numbers — April cases fall to 82k from 14 lakh avg in 2019

Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.