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

Judges panel rules out possibility of physical hearing in SC for 'time being'

Recently, a bench headed by the CJI had ruled out the possibility of conducting physical hearings in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 25th July 2020

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of Bharat Bhushan in murder case, identified by eye witness

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav refused to grant the relief to Bharat Bhushan in the case of the alleged murder of Babbu during the riots in Khajuri Khas area.

published on : 23rd July 2020

COVID-19: SC rules out chance of physical hearings, seven-judge panel to decide after four weeks

The court's observation came when a lawyer sought resumption of physical court hearing to deal with a batch of petitions relating to grant of quota in promotions to SC/ST employees in various states.

published on : 22nd July 2020

SC to hear on July 24 pleas against blacklisting of foreigners for alleged Tablighi activities

205 FIRs have been lodged against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members by 11 states and 2,765 such foreigners have been blacklisted so far, the Centre had said in its affidavit.

published on : 13th July 2020

Something good: How virtual court hearings give scope for ‘lighter conversations’

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all the countries hard but as far as legal system is concerned, it has shown us a way forward as to how things would be a ‘new normal’ in future.

published on : 29th June 2020

SC to take up on June 9 pleas seeking review of verdict upholding validity of Aadhaar scheme

Earlier, the top court had declared that the Centre's biometric identity project was constitutionally valid but limited the scope, ruling it is not mandatory for bank accounts or mobile numbers.

published on : 7th June 2020

Taking unprecedented steps to address migrant crisis, Centre tells SC

Solicitor General assures bench that the Centre will not stop its efforts until every willing migrant is sent to his/her village

published on : 29th May 2020

One virtual court can hear 40 cases through video-conferencing in day: SC

As per earlier standard operating procedures (SOPs) notified by the apex court, only few urgent matters were getting listed for hearing before the virtual courts (VCs).

published on : 18th May 2020

Virtual hearing: India’s Supreme Court way ahead than many counterparts

According to the data, 538 matters were taken up by the SC during the lockdown period, besides 297 connected cases.

published on : 4th May 2020
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