JUDGES

  • Odisha cancels allotments of plots through discretionary quota to state bigwigs 6 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cancelled all discretionary quota plots and houses which were illegally allotted since 1995 to highly influential people in Odisha. This after CNN IBN had first exposed these illegal allotments in 2011 and followed up the story compelling the Naveen Patnaik government to act. Of...
  • MP judge harassment case: SC asks CJI to form new probe panel 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday disbanded a two-member probe panel appointed by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against a judge in the MP HC. The apex court ruled that the Chief Justice of India may constitute another panel to look...
  • Justice VR Krishna Iyer dies at 100 December 4, 2014

    Kochi: Former Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer passed away on Thursday at the age of 100 in a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala. Iyer was suffering from kidney related problems and was admitted to the hospital on November 24. He died at around 3:30 pm on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • US Senate committee confirms Indian-American as federal judge November 22, 2014

    Washington: A key Congressional committee has confirmed the nomination of an Indian-American counsel to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington, DC. India-born Amit Privardhan Mehta had been nominated to the post by US President Barack Obama in August. His nomination was confirmed on Friday by the Senate...
  • New judge to resume Mumbai attacks trial on October 29 October 27, 2014

    Lahore: A new anti-terrorism court judge has been appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks after seven of his predecessors were transferred, hampering speedy trial of the case. The case has now been transferred to Anti-Terrorism Court, Islamabad Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi...
  • 'The Judge' review: It's a simple story crammed with too many subplots and distractions October 17, 2014

    Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio Director: David Dobkin 'The Judge', produced by and starring Robert Downey Jr, is the kind of bloated film that might have benefited from a few judicious rewrites. It's a simple enough story crammed with too many subplots and distractions that...
  • 'The Judge' Tweet Review: Robert Downey Jr is a delight to watch, but the film has fatal flaws October 17, 2014

    It is always interesting to watch Robert Downey Jr on 70MM. That's exactly why the cinegoers have been awaiting its release. Directed by David Dobkin, the film also features Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, and Billy Bob Thornton in key roles. While the film has opened to...
  • HC refuses to stay single judge order for CBI probe October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to stay a single judge's order for a CBI probe into the alleged custodial torture of a woman by police personnel at Udumalpet station in Tirupur district and wondered how the state could appeal against such cases directing the CBI Joint Director...
  • Robert Downey Jr. sheds superhero armor to face Duvall in 'The Judge' October 7, 2014

    Reuters: At the beginning of his latest film "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. could be mistaken for playing the arrogant yet charming Tony Stark, the billionaire alter-ego of superhero Iron Man. But soon the braggadocious armor sheds away and the film centers on a fractured relationship and generational disconnect between a...
  • US judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay videotapes October 4, 2014

    Washington: A US judge on Saturday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive. Numerous news media outlets, including The Associated Press, asked the...
  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee's communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to...
  • Judges should not accept constitutional posts upon retirement: CJI RM Lodha September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha on Friday said that Supreme Court and High Court judges should not accept constitutional positions after retirement. In his last speech, the outgoing CJI made an oblique reference to former CJI P Sathasivam who accepted the post of Kerala Governor by...
  • 12 new judges of Punjab, Haryana High Court sworn-in September 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: The 12 new Additional judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday took the oath of office and secrecy. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ashutosh Mohunta administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Additional Judges, including three women, an official...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for burning to death wife in UP September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her ablaze, with the court relying on her dying declaration though all the witnesses turned hostile during the trial. Additional District Sessions Judge Arvind Upadhaye convicted Nitu under Section 302 (murder) of IPC, according to government...
  • Allahabad HC recommends expulsion of 11 trainee judges over arson in Lucknow September 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday recommended expulsion of 11 trainee judges. The decision comes after the trainee judges allegedly indulged in arson and misbehaved with a girl in Lucknow. The alleged incident took place on September 7 at a restaurant in Lucknow. The judges allegedly got involved in a...
  • Generate legal awareness among women, poorer sections: SC judge September 13, 2014

    Puducherry: Supreme Court Judge, Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya on Saturday called upon lawyers, medical personnel, students and other sections of society to acquaint themselves with provisions of various legislations and then generate legal awareness among people for whom the laws were meant to ensure their protection and to promote their welfare....
  • Judge to announce final verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case today September 12, 2014

    The trial of blade runner Oscar Pistorius will resume on Friday. On Thursday Oscar was not found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the judge Thokozile Masipa as she rendered part of her verdict. Oscar still faces a culpable homicide conviction and a maximum sentence of fifteen years...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today September 11, 2014

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • Reform of convicts must be part of justice system: SC judge September 6, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Criminal justice system in the country should not limit itself with taking penal action alone but should also think about ways to reform convicts, a Supreme Court judge said. The duty of judges is not just limited to taking penal action but also to pronounce verdicts that lead to...
  • Drivers must slowly negotiate crossroads: Delhi court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A court has said that drivers must slow down as they negotiate crossroads as it upheld the threemonth jail term of a man convicted for killing one by his rash and negligent driving. "It is duty of the driver of a motor vehicle to negotiate a crossroad at a...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son ...
  • SC issues notice to MP HC judge accused of sexual harassment August 29, 2014

    Gwalior: Two days after a female Gwalior judge approached the Supreme Court over sexual harassment charges directed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, the apex court has issued a notice to the accused. The SC has also put a stay on the MP HC inquiry committee probing the case. The...
  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday August 21, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

    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 SG 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. ...