Dinakaran

  • TN textile industry unhappy with power tariff hike March 31, 2012

    Coimbatore: The power tariff increase by Rs 1.50 per unit has come as a rude shock for the ailing textile industry, Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) said on Friday. Reacting to the new power tariff announced by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), SIMA Chairman, S Dinakaran said the association...
  • SC lifts stay on proceedings against Dinakaran July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: In a huge blow for former Karnataka Chief Justice and Sikkim Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted the stay on proceedings against him by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel. The Supreme Court said that a new panel will now be set up to look into...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on Dinakaran today July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Sikkim High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran's petition challenging impeachment proceedings against him on Tuesday. The charges against the judge include land grabbing, accumulation of unaccounted assets and passing judicial orders for extraneous considerations. Dinakaran had accused the probing...
  • SC stays probe against Justice Dinakaran April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the pre-impeachment probe by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel into allegations of judicial misconduct and corruption against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. The apex court passed the order on a plea by Justice...
  • SC to hear Dinakaran plea against impeachment April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday the Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's plea seeking a stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. A bench headed by Justice D K Jain will take up Dinakaran's petition in which the...
  • Dinakaran moves SC against his impeachment April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. Justice Dinakaran challenged the proceedings before a three-member Rajya Sabha-appointed inquiry panel which has been hearing the...
  • Corruption charges against Justice Dinakaran March 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Sixteen charges of corruption and irregularities have been slapped by a Rajya Sabha constituted panel against Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court Justice PD Dinkaran, who is facing impeachment proceedings in Parliament. The committee comprising Supreme Court Justice Aftab Alam, Karnataka High Court Justice KS Khehar and eminent...
  • Dinakaran case judge recuses himself from hearing September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Justice V S Sirpurkar, who heads the Rajya Sabha-appointed panel going into the impeachment issue against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, on Thursday recused himself from hearing the case in the backdrop of questions raised on his neutrality by an advocacy group. Sirpurkar, a senior Supreme...
  • Jagdish S Khehar sworn in as new K'taka CJ August 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar of Uttrakhand High Court has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court on Sunday. The decision to appoint Justice Khehar was taken by the SC Collegium following the decision to transfer Justice Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court. Justice Khehar...
  • Protests stop Karnataka CJ from attending court June 3, 2010

    Bangalore: Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice PD Dinakaran, accused of corruption, has once again created a controversy after he decided that he would attend the court from Thursday. Advocates Association President KN Putte Gowda warned Dinakaran that he would face massive protests if he returned to court. Following the...
  • Don't dump Dinakaran on us: Sikkim lawyers April 10, 2010

    Gangtok, (Sikkim): In further embarrassment to the controversial Karnataka Chief Justice Dinakaran, the Sikkim Bar Association is protesting against his posting to their state. They have appealed to the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. The bar association has unanimously resolved to boycott the swearing-in ceremony as well. The proposal of...
  • Sikkim to boycott Justice Dinakaran April 10, 2010

    The Supreme Court seems to have a growing problem on his hands on where to send former Karnataka chief justice Justice Dinakaran who is facing a probe over a land scam- after protests by lawyer there. The SC collegium had decided to send him to Gangtok but now the Sikkim...
  • Defiant Dinakaran transferred to Sikkim HC April 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The SC Collegium has transfered tainted Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court. Dinakaran was asked to go on leave by the collegium early this week. But the justice defied the collegium's advisory to go on leave. Sources say he was asked to go on...
  • K'taka CJ Dinakaran asked to go on leave April 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, whose elevation to the Supreme Court was halted, has been asked by the apex court Collegium to go on leave. Highly placed sources said the decision was taken against Dinakaran, who has not been performing any judicial work since December last,...
  • Why pick on Dinakaran now? asks CJI January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Supreme Court Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan has defended Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, who is facing an impeachment proceeding for alleged corruption. Balakrishnan, the country’s highest judge, refused to comment on the impeachment proceeding against Dinakaran but said the allegations were...
  • Dinakaran row: Mayawati plays Dalit card December 20, 2009

    New Delhi: UP Chief Minister Mayawati has used the Dinakaran impeachment row to play her Dalit card. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she has demanded that Justice Dinakaran be allowed to present his case or else it will be against “principles of natural justice.” Mayawati on Saturday sought...
  • Mayawati writes to PM on Dinakaran issue December 19, 2009

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran gets an opportunity to present his point of view before any action is taken against him. Justice Dinakaran, who faces the charge of...
  • Watch: Cong MPs back Dinakaran, oppose impeachment December 19, 2009

    Several Dalit MPs, predominantly from the Congress are opposing an impeachment petition against Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran presented in the Rajya Sabha. The MPs say Dinakaran is being targetted because he is a Dalit. Sources say Congress may oppose impeachment of Dinakaran in Parliament. ...
  • Congress MPs lobby for Dinakaran, Dalits December 19, 2009

    New Delhi: A group of Congress MPs has opposed Opposition lawmakers’ campaign to impeach Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, and suspect he is being targeted because he is a Dalit. As many as 76 Rajya Sabha members of Opposition parties on Monday submitted a...
  • Dinakaran's promotion to SC on hold: CJI December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's promotion to the Supreme Court has put on hold because of impeachment proceedings against him in the Rajya Sabha over land grabbing allegations, Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan said on Friday. "We have kept Justice Dinakaran's name in abeyance...
  • Dinakaran's appointment to apex court put on hold December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari admitted a plea for impeachment of Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial judge's elevation to the Supreme Court has been put on hold. "We have kept Justice Dinakaran's name in...
  • Plea for Dinakaran's impeachment accepted December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted a petition by 75 members to impeach Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran for alleged land grab, official sources said. "The chairman has accepted the petition. It will now be discussed in the house," the source said. The 75 members,...
  • Watch: Dinakaran decides not to hear court cases December 17, 2009

    Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran will not hear any judicial mattters until further orders. This was the surprise notification issued by the Karnataka High Court registrar during a routine updating of the cause list of hearings late Wednesday night. ...
  • Dinakaran won't hold court till cleared of charges December 17, 2009

    Bangalore: Facing an impeachment motion in Rajya Sabha, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran who is caught in a quagmire of allegations of land grabbing and possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income will not be hearing any cases till further orders. A one-line notification issued by the...
  • Dinakaran wants panel set up to probe charges December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran wants to defend himself after allegations were levelled against him for being involved in financial fraud. Dinakaran on Tuesday requested Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan to appoint a three-member panel to investigate all allegations levelled against him. The move comes after the CJI told...
  • Tough, tiring, tedious: impeaching Dinakaran December 15, 2009

    As many as 76 Rajya Sabha members of Opposition parties on Monday submitted a petition to Upper House Chairman Hamid Ansari for impeaching Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court accused of land-grabbing and amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income. Dinakaran’s promotion to the...
  • Watch: 2nd impeachment motion against sitting judge post-Independence December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday began what is possibly the second impeachment motion against a sitting judge post-Independence. Opposition MP's submitted a petition signed by 76 members in the Rajya Sabha against Justice Dinakaran. However, the Congress has stayed out of this campaign. ...
  • 76 Rajya Sabha MPs want Dinakaran impeached December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Seventy-six Rajya Sabha members on Monday submitted a petition to Vice President Hamid Ansari seeking impeachment of Karnataka High Court judge P D Dinakaran. "76 members of Rajya Sabha have submitted an impeachment motion. We are also exercising our duty. Investigation should be undertaken as the result of this...
  • 50 RS MPs demand Dinakaran's impeachment December 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some other parties to impeach Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran gathered momentum on Friday with about 50 Rajya Sabha MPs supporting the action. Rajya Sabha members from BJP, Left parties and Samajwadi Party among others, have reportedly signed...
  • 17 Alagiri aides acquitted for attack on Tamil daily March 28, 2010

    Chennai: All the 17 accused of burning three employees of the Tamil daily Dinakaran in Madurai in May 2007 have been set free by a Tamil Nadu court after the key witnesses turned hostile. The accused were acquitted by the principal district sessions court on Wednesday. Except for one police official who...