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05 April 2016

As of today, there are more than 20 million cases pending in the Indian district courts; two-thirds are criminal cases and one in 10 have been pending for more than 10 years, our analysis of National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) data has revealed.

23 February 2016

0j1zrvduA year ago, then chief justice of India H.L. Dattu constituted a bench that would only hear tax cases, recognizing the need to reduce the pile of pending cases in the Supreme Court.

27 August 2015

How soon cases are scheduled depends very much on where you areA wide variance exists between how a case progresses through various high courts (HCs), according to a study by Bengaluru-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Daksh aimed at understanding how delays take place in the judicial system and how they affect the delivery of justice.

15 July 2015

Legally India research (Graphic by Subrata Jana / Livemint)The process of appointing senior advocates is broken and no one has bothered to fix it, until now.

07 July 2015

SC judges' salariesThe Chief Justice of India (CJI) used to earn Rs 5,000 per month in 1957, which is equivalent to Rs 3.05 lakh per month in today’s money accounting for inflation. The CJI’s actual salary is Rs 1 lakh per month. We have a problem.

16 June 2015

Graphic by: Ahmad Raza Khan (Mint)Only 45.4% of national law school aspirants taking the Common Law Admission Test in 2015 were women, and only 37% scored in the top 500 ranks. Why?

15 June 2015

Ranked by stateLegally India has crunched the numbers in the first merit list into a table that will tell you which states performed best at the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year.