JUDGES

  • Supreme Court to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias once again cropped up on Tuesday before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system. After some of the parties in...
  • Do not support any cause because client is powerful: Supreme Court judge to lawyers 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Supreme court judge Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday suggested the lawyers to not support any cause just because the client is powerful as the approach damages the image of the judiciary. Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day national law conference on "Dispensation of Justice- challenges posed by new...
  • Procedures on complaints against judges on SC website April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The "in-house" procedures, devised by a five-judges panel and adopted by the Supreme Court way back in 1999, on taking "suitable remedial" actions against judges, accused of misconduct and impropriety, of the apex court and the high courts has been put in public domain. The apex court registry put...
  • Procedures on complaints against judges on Supreme Court website April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The "in-house" procedures, devised by a five-judges panel and adopted by the Supreme Court way back in 1999, on taking "suitable remedial" actions against judges, accused of misconduct and impropriety, of the apex court and the high courts was on Thursday put in public domain. The apex court registry...
  • NJAC case: Justice Dave heading 5-judge bench recuses himself, CJI to set up a new bench April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Justice AR Dave heading the five judge panel in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case has recused himself. The Chief Justice of India will now set up a new bench to hear the case. The bench was hearing the petitions challenging the validity of the Act to replace the...
  • Supreme Court refers pleas challenging NJAC Act to larger bench April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a larger bench a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act meant to replace over a two decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges. A three-judge bench of justices AR Dave, J Chelameswar and...
  • Supreme Court to decide on maintainability of pleas against NJAC Act today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its judgement on Tuesday on maintainability of petitions challenging the validity of a constitutional amendment and the NJAC Act, meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges. A three-judge bench of justices AR Dave, J Chelameswar and Madan...
  • Chandigarh: High Court judge dives into lake to save girl from drowning April 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: A High Court judge in Chandigarh dived into the local Sukhna lake to save a teenage girl from drowning after she allegedly attempted suicide, police said. The incident took place on March 30 when Justice M Jeyapaul (60) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court dived into the Lake to...
  • PM Modi critical of Tribunals, asks if they are barrier for justice April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Questioning the efficacy of tribunals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday voiced concern over the low rate of disposal of cases by them and said there was a need to ascertain whether these institutions were delivering justice or were acting as a "barrier" in it. He said senior judges...
  • Modi pitches for integrated approach to tackle pendency in courts, calls for qualitative change April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for integrated approach to tackle pendency in courts and called for qualitative change. While addressing a joint conference of judges and chief ministers, Modi urged the judiciary to introspect on how 'five star' activists are driving judicial decisions. Modi said, "Judiciary should...
  • SC judge expresses inability to attend PM Modi's dinner for judges April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph has declined to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for top judges tonight on the ground that the event and the ongoing judges conference clashed with Good Friday and Easter weekend. Justice Joseph, who has earlier raised objections with Chief Justice of...
  • Government issues dress code for female judges, lawyers in Central Administrative Tribunal March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has issued a new dress code for all the female judges and lawyers in the Central Administrative Tribunal. The woman judges are now expected to wear a black coat over a white saree or any other form of dress which stretches to their ankles and with white...
  • French judge to probe AirAsia crash January 31, 2015

    Paris: France has opened a formal criminal investigation into the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea in December while a French co-pilot was at the controls, a judicial source said. A judge will investigate possible "manslaughter" in connection with the crash that killed all 162 people on board....
  • Plea in HC on money spent on medical reimbursement of SC judges January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court was on Tuesday moved by an RTI applicant challenging its order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petition, which was listed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, was...
  • Rita Ora promises a fun show on 'The Voice' January 3, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Rita Ora, who is set to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice', says she's keen to spice things up when she takes her place on the reality show's panel. The 24-year-old has been drafted in as the new female panelist alongside regulars will.i.am, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson. And...
  • President gives nod to Judicial Appointments Commission Bill December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Constitutional amendment Bill that seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary has received Presidential nod. The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill passed by Parliament in August this year has received President's assent, official sources said. The new law facilitates the setting up of...
  • Odisha cancels allotments of plots through discretionary quota to state bigwigs December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...