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  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Alleged sexual harassment of Gwalior woman judge raised in Rajya Sabha August 12, 2014

    The issue of alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with senior lawyer and nominated member KTS Tulsi demanding immediate action on her complaint saying it would otherwise demoralise lady judges in the country. Complaining of sexual harassment by a judge...
  • Congress to support Judicial Appointments Bill but seek some amendments August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government hopes to pass the Judicial Appointments Bill on Tuesday, the Congress is likely to support the Bill, say sources. However, sources say that the Congress will seek amendments to some clauses like the veto clause. "Barring two clauses, we support the Bill. Why should the government...
  • Will Justice Katju's tirade reform or tarnish the judiciary? August 11, 2014

    Press Council of India Chairman Markandeya Katju has yet again alleged corruption in judiciary, claiming that Justice SH Kapadia had received several complaints of corruption against a senior Allahabad High Court judge. Judiciary is amongst the four pillars of our democracy. Any attempt made to change the character of working...
  • Former Addl S-G demands impeachment against the accused HC judge August 4, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. ...
  • Ready to face death if found guilty of sexual harassment, says MP HC Judge August 4, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. "I am ready to face...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? July 29, 2014

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Government begins consultation on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday started the consultation process on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill seeking to change the collegium system. The meeting was called by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi and eminent jurists. The meeting was...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Tandoor case: Judge recuses from hearing Sharma's parole plea July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Wednesday recused from hearing the parole plea of tandoor case convict Sushil Kumar Sharma, awarded life imprisonment for the murder and burning of the body of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, and referred it to be listed before another bench. Justice Mukta...
  • Supreme court gets three new judges July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman on Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With three new judges, the existing strength of the apex court judges has gone up from...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba 'chief' threatens judge, wants case against Omar Abdullah dismissed July 5, 2014

    A judge in a local court in Allahabad has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "We have received a...
  • UK kids' TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse July 5, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years on Friday for repeatedly abusing young girls during decades as a beloved host of children's television. Handing down the sentence, Judge Nigel Sweeney said the 84-year-old host of shows...
  • Opportunity for a Tamilian to become SC judge lost: Karunanidhi on Gopal Subramanium July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief K Karunanidhi has expressed concern over the row over former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium who withdrew his name from the list sent to the government for appointment as Supreme Court judges. Karunanidhi noted that it was an opportunity for a Tamilian...
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high constitutional...
  • Bong-throwing case against actress Amanda Bynes is dismissed July 1, 2014

    Reuters: A case against American actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...
  • Centre distressed over Gopal Subramanium's outburst: sources June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium withdrew his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge, government is deeply distressed by his outburst, say sources. Subramanium had on Wednesday alleged that his name was not cleared by the government for the...
  • Indian origin judge appointed Singapore Attorney general June 25, 2014

    Singapore: Justice V K Rajah, an Indian-origin judge, was on Wednesday appointed as the eighth Attorney-General of Singapore. Justice Rajah's appointment takes effect from Wednesday, said a statement from President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Office. Rajah takes over from Steven Chong. President Tan also appointed Rajah, 57, as a Member...
  • Gopal Subramaniam one of the finest lawyers of his time: Anand Sharma June 25, 2014

    Reacting to former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam's decision to opt out of the race for Supreme Court judge's post, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "He is respected globally,one of the finest lawyers of his time. I can only say this is most unfortunate." ...
  • No end to crime against women, now woman judge becomes a rape victim June 3, 2014

    Even a woman judge has not been spared in Uttar Pradesh. The judge was raped and an attempt was made to kill her in Aligarh, police said on Tuesday. The attack comes just days after the gangrape and murder of two minor girls in Badaun that has caused a nationwide furore. The...
  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday got its first woman Chief Justice. Justice G Rohini took her oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the court, almost 47 years after it was established. An alumni of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Justice Rohini was the senior-most judge of the...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • Retired police sub-inspector shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants March 21, 2014

    Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a retired police sub-inspector in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred around 5.30 pm in Pratap Vihar area, when PD Sharma was on his evening walk. Two motorcycle-riding assailants came near Sharma and fired three shots at him. Two bullets hit him in the chest while the...