Judges

  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice 21-04-2014 11:28 AM

    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...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    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...
  • Retired police sub-inspector shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants 21-03-2014 07:48 AM

    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...
  • US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh 01-03-2014 03:06 PM

    A US federal judge in Washington has granted a Sikh rights group's plea to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India in a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure. The 1965 Hague Service Convention allows the process of judicial documents from one signatory...
  • SP suicide case: HC orders probe into conduct of judge 27-02-2014 08:13 PM

    Chhattisgarh High Court has ordered an inquiry into the conduct and work of Additional District and Sessions Judge (fast track court) Anestus Toppo following the suicide committed by Jagdalpur Superintendent of Police Devnarayan Patel after an alleged tussle with him. "On the direction of Chief Justice, High Court Chhattisgarh, Yatindra...
  • Two judges take charge in SC, taking strength to 31 17-02-2014 12:24 PM

    Justices Rajesh Kumar Agarwal and Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana on Monday assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court's strength to 31 including Chief Justice P Sathasivam. Justices Agarwal and Ramana were the Chief Justices of Madras High Court and Delhi High Court respectively. The sanctioned strength of judges...
  • Paucity of judges hit trial of re-opened Bhagalpur riots cases 05-02-2014 03:24 PM

    The trial of the re-opened cases relating to the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riots in Bihar has been hit by an acute paucity of judges, a senior lawyer said on Wednesday. "Trial of Bhagalpur riots cases has been badly hit as many posts of judges have been lying vacant for more...
  • Chennai: Woman files dowry complaint against HC Judge 22-01-2014 11:34 PM

    Chennai: The daughter-in-law of an Andhra Pradesh High Court judge on Wednesday lodged a dowry harassment complaint against him and his family members with the police. Kavya Rao, daughter of a Chennai-based businessman, handed over her complaint to senior police officials at the city police commissionerate, police said. In her...
  • Corruption charges framed against former HC judge Nirmal Yadav 18-01-2014 03:08 PM

    Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav faces trial in the infamous 2008 cash-at-judge's door scam after a special CBI court in Chandigarh on Saturday framed charges against her in the case. The order comes after the Supreme Court had on January 3 dismissed Yadav's plea for a...
  • Remove defamatory news on SC ex-judge sexual harassment case: Delhi HC 16-01-2014 02:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked meda outlets to remove all defamatory content related to the sexual harassment case against a former Supreme Court judge removed within 24 hours. The court in its order on Thursday said that no statements which are defamatory against the retired judge...
  • Maharashtra: Judge pulls up policeman for attending court in a casual dress 13-01-2014 07:40 PM

    Thane: Thane Sessions Judge MC Khadke on Monday hauled up a police officer, for appearing in court in casual dress. The police officer who has been briefing Assistant Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Fad, had worn a T-shirt which was noticed by the judge, who questioned him why attended court in a...
  • Sexual harassment: Law intern moves SC against ex-judge 13-01-2014 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: The law intern who has accused a former Suprme Court judge of sexual harassment has now moved the Supreme Court seeking action in the case. The apex court will now hear her petition on Wednesday. The intern has sought that a committee be constituted to look at her...
  • Judge to be appointed in a day or two for snoopgate probe, says Government 10-01-2014 04:44 PM

    The Centre would appoint in a "day or two" a judge to head the judicial commission of inquiry into charges of spying on a woman in 2009 allegedly at the behest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "We will appoint a judge very soon. The decision will be made in...
  • Delhi Law Minister scolds Law Secretary for not calling judges' meet 07-01-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti has courted controversy after scolding Law Secretary AS Yadav for refusing to convene a meeting of all judges of Delhi courts. According to the sources Yadav told Bharti that judiciary is independent and does not function under the Delhi government, so only the...
  • Devyani Khobragade's lawyer seeks delay in visa fraud case 07-01-2014 08:20 AM

    New York: A lawyer for diplomat Devyani Khobragade is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has created tensions between the United States and India, citing the need to continue "meaningful discussions" with the prosecution. In a letter to a federal magistrate judge in New York, Khobragade's...
  • SC dismisses former HC judge Nirmal Yadav's plea on framing charges 03-01-2014 12:53 PM

    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav's plea for stay on proceedings of trial court, which is set to frame charges against her in cash-at-judge's door scam, and pulled her up for adopting delaying tactics. A bench headed by Justice H L...
  • Pakistan's sharia court gets first female judge in 33 years 31-12-2013 03:21 PM

    For the first time in its history, a 56-year-old female judge was sworn-in at Pakistan's national sharia court on Tuesday, which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ashraf Jehan, who was serving as an additional judge at the Sindh High Court, took oath, becoming the first female judge to be...
  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments 26-12-2013 03:20 PM

    The cabinet on Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said. A cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the bill to make the process of appointing judges more participatory between the executive and the judiciary. This will...
  • News 360: SC panel indicts AK Ganguly 05-12-2013 10:07 PM

    The Supreme Court panel probing the sexual harassment case against retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly has said that the law intern's statement shows an act of "unwelcome behaviour" by Justice Ganguly while adding that it has reached the decision after studying the statement of intern, affidavits of three witnesses...
  • No action required in AK Ganguly sexual harassment case: SC panel 05-12-2013 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court panel probing the sexual harassment case against retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly has said that the court will not initiate any action against him. The panel said that the law intern's statement shows an act of "unwelcome behaviour" by Justice Ganguly while adding that...
  • SC sets up committee to deal with sexual harassment complaints 26-11-2013 06:29 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday constituted a 10-member committee headed by its woman judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to deal with complaints of sexual harassment within its precincts. Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam formed the Supreme Court Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) in which there are six...
  • HC Judge Nirmal Yadav gets two weeks to move Supreme Court 26-11-2013 05:49 PM

    A special CBI Court in Chandigarh on Tuesday allowed over two weeks time to former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav, to move Supreme Court to challenge a recent HC order which had refused to stay the trial in the five-year-old case. Nirmal Yadav, an accused in cash-at-judge's...
  • Another law intern alleges sexual harassment by a former SC judge 15-11-2013 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Another law intern has leveled allegations of sexual harassment against a former Supreme Court judge. A Supreme Court committee is already probing allegations made by another student and had asked her to appear before it. Earlier, a woman lawyer had written a blog in which she charged a...
  • Sexual harassment case: SC panel asks law intern to depose before it 13-11-2013 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court panel on Wednesday issued a notice to the law intern who alleged sexual harassment by a retired Supreme Court judge asking her to depose before it on November 18. The apex court formed a three-member panel of judges to probe allegations by a law intern....
  • Students speak out against sexual harassment by SC ex-judge 12-11-2013 04:05 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. ...
  • SC panel to probe harassment allegations against former judge 12-11-2013 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. The probe panel will...
  • Lawyer alleges harassment by a retired Supreme Court judge 12-11-2013 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocking case in Delhi, a custodian of law has allegedly himself broken the laws. A young lawyer has claimed that a recently retired Supreme court judge had sexually harassed her when she was interning with him. The girl who is a student of the Kolkata-based National...
  • Has Lindsay Lohan started drinking again? 24-10-2013 02:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Lindsay Lohan, who has been admitted to rehabilitation centre for alcohol addiction in the past, might be drinking again. A photograph, taken on Tuesday at Hollywood Hills here, has the actress extending her hand to grab a wine bottle. However, there are no pictures of her clutching...
  • Girl crushed to death by fire tender in VIP convoy in Punjab 12-10-2013 08:30 AM

    Chandigarh: A teenaged girl was crushed to death on Friday evening when a fire tender in a VIP convoy drove over her in Punjab's Patiala town. Tragically, the incident happened on her birthday. Priya Kapoor, 16, a student of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), lost control of her two-wheeler and...