Chief Justice Of India

  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is non-negotiable. "As things change and economy grows, corruption also grows. Don't do anything that brings corruption in judiciary," he said. He also warned judges to be wary of people who...
  • Government overlooks objections, appoints former CJI Sathasivam Governor of Kerala September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Overlooking all objections from the opposition parties and the judiciary itself, the Government on Wednesday appointed former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam the Governor of Kerala. Sathasivam had retired as the CJI in April this year and he is the first former CJI to be appointed as a...
  • Justice HL Dattu to be next Chief Justice of India September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu is likely to be the next Chief Justice of India, government sources said on Wednesday. Sources confirmed that the file has been sent to Rashtrapati Bhawan for President Pranab Mukherjee's approval. Dattu is presently a judge in the Supreme Court. He will replace CJI RM Lodha...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • Centre can't be blamed for Gopal Subramanium row: government sources July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the Gopal Subramanium row, the government has defended itself putting the resposibility on the judiciary. Government sources have also stated that the right to reconsideration rests with the Centre. Government sources have said that in 2009 too, the then...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake. "As...
  • Former Rajasthan HC judge RM Lodha sworn in as 41st CJI April 27, 2014

    Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, was on Sunday sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice (retd) P Sathasivam who demitted office on Saturday after nine months as the head of...
  • Justice RM Lodha sworn in as Chief Justice of India April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice RM Lodha was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukharjee. He is the 41st Chief Justice of India. He succeeds Chief Justice P Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term on...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajendra...
  • Justice Ganguly's conduct is of sexual nature: SC panel December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The three-judge committee of the Supreme Court has indicted Justice AK Ganguly of committing an "act of unwelcome behaviour" and "conduct of sexual nature" towards a woman law intern but dropped any further action since he was a retired judge on the day of the incident. Chief Justice of...
  • The Last Word: What should CJI do in Justice Ganguly case? December 2, 2013

    A law intern has accused retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of allegedly sexually harassing her. However, Justice Ganguly has denied all the charges saying he's a victim of circumstances. He said, "I am shocked and shattered. I deny all the charges." CNN-IBN's raised the question to a panel of...
  • Don't know if medical entrance order was leaked: Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir says he is being wrongly indicted by his successor and has demanded an apology for the observations against him on case related to a corporate group. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Kabir hit out at his successor Chief...
  • CJI Sathasivam criticises orders passed by ex-CJI Altamas Kabir July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: More trouble seems to be brewing for former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir as the bench headed by current CJI P Sathasivam has criticised the orders passed by Kabir in a key case. Justice Sathasivam said he does not sit on appeal over orders passed by a coordinate...
  • Ex-CJI Kabir refutes charges of halting Gujarat HC judge's elevation to SC July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Altamash Kabir on Tuesday rejected charges that he stalled the elevation of Gujarat High Court's Chief Bhaskar Bhattacharya to the Supreme court. Altamash Kabir had been accused of stalling Bhattacharya's elevation to the Supreme court after Bhattacharya had opposed Justice Kabir's sister's elevation...
  • Justice Sathasivam sworn in as the Chief Justice of India July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday administered the oath of office to Justice P Sathasivam as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Sathasivam, 64, is the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the first from Tamil Nadu. He will remain in office till April 26, 2014. He succeeded...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting the notion that judiciary and legislative were on a collision course, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said the court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job. Referring to his last major judgement of lifting the ban on dance bars in Mumbai,...
  • Need to separate administrators from investigators: CJI April 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Wednesday said separation of administrators from investigators in the police was one of the necessary steps for speedy trials and faster disposal of criminal cases to reduce the huge pendency in different courts in the country. "There should be a separate wing...
  • Delhi: Former CJI Justice JS Verma cremated April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel to frame a tough law to combat crimes against women, were on Tuesday consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity. The funeral pyre was lit...
  • CJI for early disposal of cases in village courts April 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Friday said that work to dispense speedy and fair justice to common man through the 'Gram Nyayalaya' (rural court) is in the process of being implemented. Justice Kabir, who was in Sirohi district to inaugurate a 'Gram Nyayalaya' building, told reporters...
  • Cabinet likely to decide on new mechanism to appoint judges April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In what could result in another stand-off between the government and the judiciary, the UPA cabinet is likely to take up proposals for a revamp in the way judges are appointed. The Law Ministry wants judges to be appointed by a Judicial Appointments Commission, which includes members of...
  • Convicts' families should be informed about execution in advance: CJI April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the hanging of Afzal Guru, Chief Justice of India(CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday said the families of death row convicts should be informed in advance about their execution. However, he sought to play down the controversy on the issue saying the past incidents should...
  • Delhi gangrape wasn't an isolated incident, says CJI Altamas Kabir April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Sunday said that the Delhi gangrape incident in December 2012 was not an isolated occurrence and episodes like that happened every day. He added that there can't be knee-jerk reactions to such cases and they need to be tackled in...
  • 'Public sentiment against minor in Delhi gangrape case unfortunate' March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Saturday said public sentiments akin to "baying for blood" of the juvenile accused in the Delhi gangrape-cum-murder case before the conclusion of trial is unfortunate. Referring to December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case as a "ghastly" incident, Justice Kabir also said the kneejerk...
  • There were no legal grounds for holding the Italian Marines: Surya Gangadharan March 12, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Surya Gangadharan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on India-Italy standoff over the under trial marines' non-return. Q. What would Italy have done if India renegaded in a similar circumstance? Asked by: EMathew A. I think we need to understand the legal situation first. I recall a...
  • 'India has jurisdiction to try Italian marines for fishermen deaths' January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India has jurisdiction to try two Italian marines charged with killing two fishermen, India's Supreme Court said in a long-awaiting ruling on Friday, setting the stage for a criminal trial that could further sour ties between India and Italy. The marines, members of a military security team protecting a...