Chief Justice

  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    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...
  • More than 800 Muzaffarnagar riots accused absconding 27-03-2014 03:31 PM

    More than 800 accused of last year's Muzaffarnagar riot cases are yet to be arrested despite the fact that court has served arrest warrants against them, SIT sources said here today. Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Team, Manoj Jha told PTI here that the 390 people were arrested and...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam 14-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: Protesting against a recent ruling by the Supreme Court which criminalises gay sex under IPC Section 377, maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying he is a criminal now. "I am a proud law abiding citizen, but with the ruling of the...
  • Justice Ganguly's conduct is of sexual nature: SC panel 05-12-2013 10:16 PM

    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...
  • The Last Word: What should CJI do in Justice Ganguly case? 02-12-2013 10:34 PM

    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...
  • New Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC takes oath 16-11-2013 06:32 PM

    Justice R Banumathi on Saturday took oath as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. She was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi. The 58-year-old Chief Justice succeeded Justice Prakash Chandra Tatia, who retired recently, and Justice D N Patel was functioning as...
  • Justice Chandrachud is new Chief Justice of Allahabad HC 31-10-2013 05:28 PM

    Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Courton Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi at a ceremony held inside the High Court premises which was attended by a number of judges and senior advocates....
  • Governor returns Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 02-09-2013 11:09 PM

    Ahmedabad: Setting the stage for another confrontation with Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, Governor Kamla Beniwal on Monday returned the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the Assembly in April, 2013. "The Governor has not given her assent to Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013, which was passed in the...
  • Larger bench of SC to hear pleas of death row convicts 26-07-2013 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: A larger bench of the Supreme Court will hear from October 22 a batch of petitions seeking commutation of their death sentence into life imprisonment on account of delay in carrying out the execution following the dismissal of their mercy petitions by the President. "Death sentence matters will...
  • Don't know if medical entrance order was leaked: Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir 26-07-2013 01:35 PM

    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 25-07-2013 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Ex-CJI Kabir refutes charges of halting Gujarat HC judge's elevation to SC 24-07-2013 10:55 AM

    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 19-07-2013 09:56 AM

    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...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI 18-07-2013 05:57 PM

    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...
  • Andhra Pradesh High Court gets new Chief Justice 21-05-2013 12:17 AM

    New Delhi: Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta was on Monday elevated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. He was currently a judge in the Uttarakhand High Court. Justice Sengupta (60) was appointed as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in July 1997 and assumed charge...
  • Need to separate administrators from investigators: CJI 25-04-2013 01:06 AM

    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 23-04-2013 09:59 PM

    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 20-04-2013 03:28 AM

    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 18-04-2013 09:34 AM

    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 07-04-2013 11:14 PM

    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 07-04-2013 06:45 PM

    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 a...