Want to 'get back to action' but will go by medical advice, says SC on physical hearing

The apex court made the observation while hearing pleas against a recent circular issued by the Delhi High Court allowing physical hearing in some of its courts and on alternate days in trial courts.

published on : 20th January 2021

SC to consider on Wednesday plea against physical hearing in Delhi HC and trial courts

The apex court also said that it understands the gravity of the problem but would like the petitioners to first approach the Delhi High Court.

published on : 19th January 2021

Over 500 lawyers write to CJI seeking physical hearing resumption in Supreme Court

All courts in the country including the Supreme Court allowed virtual hearings after the COVID-19 outbreak in March last year.

published on : 14th January 2021

Will take decision on resumption of physical court hearing after consulting medical experts: SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that this issue is for the court to decide after consulting medical experts.

published on : 12th January 2021

Digital way ahead for judiciary? Courts digitise 100 crore files during pandemic

As many as 13 High Courts have digitised all their records, numbering around 100 crore. With the digitisation, it is now possible to monitor the real-time progress of cases.

published on : 11th January 2021

To boost virtual hearings, over 2,500 court complexes to get video conference cabins

While India has 3,288 court complexes, which house thousands of subordinate courts, the funds have been released for 2,506 court complexes to set up video conference cabins.

published on : 6th December 2020

This Telangana boy lent an ear and built a hearing aid

Hearing disability is quite common, but only a few from affluent backgrounds can afford proper hearing gear.

published on : 4th December 2020

SC expresses displeasure over shirtless man being visible on screen during hearing

This is not the first time such untoward incident has happened in the apex court during hearings being conducted through video-conferencing.

published on : 1st December 2020

SC cautions advocates for unauthorised sharing of links of virtual court hearings

The circular issued by apex registry said that only two appearance links and one viewing link shall be provided to each litigating party.

published on : 7th November 2020

Gujarat HC becomes first state apex court to live-stream proceedings on Youtube

The first day of live streaming saw 1,500 viewers watching the proceedings. Like other high courts, the Gujarat HC has switched to virtual hearings after the Covid lockdown was put in place in March. 

published on : 27th October 2020

Virtual hearing software glitch stalls Delhi HC proceedings for 45 minutes

Court masters of several benches said the WebEx platform being used for online proceedings apparently faltered and they had to face anxious calls from lawyers and litigants.

published on : 8th October 2020

Delhi HC judge directs virtual hearing links only for lawyers, probe officers; bars media

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also made it clear that no advocate shall share the link with anyone else except the senior advocates or the lawyers appearing on their behalf.

published on : 28th September 2020

Telangana High Court issues SOP for physical hearings

The Court will accept either online filing of cases or physical mode and the latter will be scrutinized after due disinfection after 48 hours in normal course.

published on : 5th September 2020

Madras High Court to resume physical hearing from September 7

Initially, six division benches shall begin physical hearing on an experimental basis. The hearing will go on for two weeks.

published on : 29th August 2020

Judge issues health advisory after video shows advocate 'smoking' during virtual hearing

The clip shows Rajeev Dhavan holding a sheaf of papers in front of his face and some smoke escaping from the side.

published on : 13th August 2020
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