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Judges’ count to double in five years
Will speed up trials
CMs-CJs’ meet fails to arrive at consensus on All India Judicial Services
PM Manmohan Singh with Chief Justice Altamas Kabir in New Delhi on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 7
A joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices today decided to double the number of judges in the country to 37,000 in five years in order to provide speedy justice to litigants embroiled in over three crore pending cases.

PM Manmohan Singh with Chief Justice Altamas Kabir in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

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Haryana again seeks separate high court
Punjab says growing pendency may cause law & order problem
New Delhi, April 7
Haryana has once again reiterated its demand for having a separate high court and further sought parity with neighbour Punjab in its share of judges in the existing common high court. Since 1966, when Haryana was carved out of Punjab, the two states have a common high court in Chandigarh.

SC stays execution of Haryana ex-MLA’s daughter, 7 others
New Delhi, April 7
The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of eight death-row convicts, including Haryana former MLA Relu Ram Punia’s daughter Sonia and her husband Sanjeev, on petitions filed by their relatives and People’s Union for Democratic Rights apprehending that they might be hanged secretly as was done with Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament attack case.

Akali-BJP MLAs land for beach brainstorming
Panaji, April 7
Akali legislators in white kurta-pyjamas and signature blue turbans along with their BJP colleagues landed in Goa today for the SAD-sponsored two-day ‘Vichar Manthan’ conclave starting tomorrow. The delegates were driven to the five-star Taj Fort Aguada and Taj Holiday Village on Candolim beach in North Goa in luxury coaches.


PUNJAB: Staff shortage takes a toll on quality education in schools

HARYANA: MLAs negate MPs' claims

J&KNC reiterates demand for return of Afzal’s remains

HIMACHAL: Modified scale developed for assessment of dementia

CHANDIGARH: Hospitals give fire-safety norms the go-by

LUDHIANA: Village youth murdered

DELHI: Business partner, five aides held for extortion
BUSINESS: Uncertainty looms over India-EU Free Trade Agreement
OPINIONS: Avert N-confrontation

NATION: NCP councillor held; police says builders paid bribes

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WORLD: Musharraf cleared to contest Pak poll




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Pak ‘secret’ drone deal with US: Keep off camps training Kashmiri militants
New York, April 7
In a secret deal, Pakistan allowed American drone strikes on its soil on the condition that the unmanned aircraft would stay away from its nuclear facilities and the mountain camps where Kashmiri militants were trained for attacks in India, said a media report.

At mighty Zojila, this snowman helps BRO keep roads open
Srinagar, April 7
When the strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh National Highway was thrown open to traffic after nearly four months on Saturday, Tulla Khan, driver of the snow-cutter machine, seemed most happy.
Vehicles negotiate the Srinagar-Leh highway at Zojila.
Treacherous terrain: Vehicles negotiate the Srinagar-Leh highway at Zojila. — AFP






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