Tag: Chief Justice of India

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  • The Judiciary & Us

    The Judiciary & Us

    Who should serve as judges? What are the essential ethical and character qualities to be deemed essential in one selected to serve as a judge? Should a lawyer be promoted to the Bench just because he is legally erudite and experienced in court-craft? Should extraneous considerations and political interference be allowed to dilute the integrity of the selection process? At least a small dose of realism is necessary to think right on this issue.

    May 14, 2019
  • Malodour lingers

    Malodour lingers

    Seldom before in recent times ~ not just during the term of the present government to be sure ~ has the highest judicial institution been asked to step in to compensate for executive and legislative ineptitude (or worse).

    May 12, 2019
  • Convulsions in court

    Convulsions in court

    The court’s secretary-general had categorically denied a report in a leading newspaper that two judges met the head of the inquiry panel ~ but was not so forthright about a letter one of the judges is said to have written to the panel advising it against continuing with an ex-parte probe, a missive that more than one newspaper has mentioned.

    May 8, 2019
  • Paradoxes inherent in apex court’s travails

    Paradoxes inherent in apex court’s travails

    Fourth paradox is that the Chief Justice who himself made history by organising a press conference in January last year against the then CJI has now requested the media to show restraint to protect the independence of judiciary.

    April 24, 2019
  • ‘Common thread’ in communications sent to my office by news portals, says CJI Gogoi

    ‘Common thread’ in communications sent to my office by news portals, says CJI Gogoi

    "There is a common thread in the communications, and the questions I was asked to answer are common," he said, adding, "they (news portals) gave less than five hours notice to the CJI to respond".

    April 20, 2019
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year awarded to Manoj K Singh

    Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year awarded to Manoj K Singh

    Legal practitioners, providing extensive, innovative and dedicated legal assistance, and who have immensely contributed to the advancement of the legal profession by helping in business, legal, policy reforms and practices, were recognised for their outstanding achievements.

    April 1, 2019
  • Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Attorney General KK Venugopal made submissions on the basis of Section 123 of Indian Evidence Act to submit that the document in question could not be used in court without the permission of the officer concerned.

    March 14, 2019
  • Judge appoints Judge

    Judge appoints Judge

    The Collegium system to select judges to the higher judiciary created by judges in 1993 lacks transparency and its proceedings are shrouded in secrecy.

    February 10, 2019
  • Media, BJP leaders please stop kite flying, Mayawati’s retort on statue case

    Media, BJP leaders please stop kite flying, Mayawati’s retort on statue case

    A Supreme Court bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, had on Friday, in oral observations, said that the former UP chief minister should pay back the public money.

    February 9, 2019
  • Ayodhya case won’t be heard by Supreme Court on January 29 as judge not available

    Ayodhya case won’t be heard by Supreme Court on January 29 as judge not available

    The court said that a report be submitted by January 29 as to how much time it would require for translating the documents and the case material.

    January 27, 2019
  • CJI Gogoi reconstitutes five-member Ayodhya bench with two new judges  

    CJI Gogoi reconstitutes five-member Ayodhya bench with two new judges  

    Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday reconstituted the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court that is to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case.

    January 25, 2019
  • Selection of Judges

    Selection of Judges

    India is perhaps the only democratic country where judges are appointed by judges.

    January 20, 2019
  • Judges should not be given postings after retirement: AAP

    Judges should not be given postings after retirement: AAP

    Sikri, who last week sided with the government in the three-member committee to remove Alok Verma, agreed in December to be nominated to the post of President/Member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

    January 15, 2019
  • Corruption charges against me false, unsubstantiated, frivolous: Alok Verma

    Corruption charges against me false, unsubstantiated, frivolous: Alok Verma

    "CBI must function without external influences. I have tried to uphold the integrity of the institution while attempts were being made to destroy it,” said Verma.

    January 11, 2019
  • CBI probe into Rafale would have finished PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi

    CBI probe into Rafale would have finished PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress President claimed that the CBI was going to begin an investigation on the role of PM Modi in Rafale deal and the ‘corruption’ carried out by him hence this ‘midnight coup' took place on the orders of Prime Minister Modi.

    October 25, 2018
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

    Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

    President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Gogoi at a ceremony which took place in Rashtrapati Bhavan's Darbar Hall.

    October 3, 2018
  • Highlights from Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s farewell speech and a few landmark judgments

    Highlights from Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s farewell speech and a few landmark judgments

    Justice Dipak Misra served as the 45th Chief Justice of India, from August 28, 2017, to October 2, 2018.

    October 1, 2018