Judiciary

  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chief Justice of India RM Lodha after he expressed concern over corruption in judiciary. Prasad said that the BJP-led government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is non-negotiable. "As things change and economy grows, corruption also grows. Don't do anything that brings corruption in judiciary," he said. He also warned judges to be wary of people who...
  • PM Modi plans another revamp, aims to scrap 72 obsolete laws 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After the National Judicial Appointments Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning another revamp aiming to scrap 72 obsolete laws. The Modi government had set up a committee for the repeal of the laws, to be cleared by Parliament. Most of the laws recommended by the panel date...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign 4 days ago

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • Exposing corruption does not defame judiciary: Katju September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently court a controversy for talking about "judicial corruption", on Monday attacked his critics, questioning how exposing graft defames judiciary while corruption by judges does not. Referring to criticism that he was trying to defame judiciary by exposing corruption, he said sarcastically...
  • Kerala Governorship row: BJP does not run on Congress' footprints, says Sambit Patra September 3, 2014

    There is a massive row over the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the Kerala Governor. 117 members of the Kerala High Court Advocates Association have moved a resolution requesting the President to discard the the Home Ministry's recommendation to appoint Sathasivam. They say that such...
  • Relationship between NDA and the judiciary sours within four months September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The relationship has soured within four months between the Narendra Modi government and the Judiciary. The two are on collision course with the flashpoint being the National Judicial Appointments Bill that alters the process of appointing judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court. While the Bill has...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    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. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 14, 2014

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  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a day-long debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Congress will support Judicial Appointments Bill: Moily August 12, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that the party will support Judicial Appointments Bill. He said, "There is consensus on Judicial Appointments Bill. We will support it. We have concerns about the veto clause because there should not a conflict between the judiciary and the executive." ...
  • 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...
  • Congress is left alone on Judicial Appointment Bill: Naresh Aggarwal August 11, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Monday said that the Judicial Reform Bill is accepted across the party lines and Congress is left alone on its stand to oppose it. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • After Kapadia, Justice Katju accuses former CJI Balakrishnan of overlooking corruption August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Katju, who is on a tirade against "corruption" in judiciary, triggered yet another controversy on Monday. After targeting former Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, Justice Katju on Monday trained guns at another top judge. Katju accused former Chief Justice of India KG...
  • 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...
  • Centre tables Constitution Amendement Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill for Judicial Reforms and the Judges Appointment Bill. Two-thirds majority is required for the Bill which if passed will clear the way for scrapping of the collegium system, a forum which decided the appointments and transfer...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • Congress isolated on Judicial Appointments Bill, BJP gets support of other parties August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointments Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament as early as Monday. The version of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill introduced by the previous UPA government has been withdrawn. The Congress seems to be isolated on the issue now. Congress leader Anand Sharma opposed the Bill...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • President approves Constitution Amendment Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has fast-tracked the process to set up a judicial commission to replace the collegium system for the selection of judges. The President has cleared the Constitution Amendment Bill for the creation of a judicial commission. Sources say the Constitution Amendment Bill is likely to come up...
  • 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...
  • Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge accuses MP HC Judge of sexual harassment August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge has accused a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexual harassment. The Additional Sessions Judge has written to the Chief Justice of India complaining about the incident. The Chief Justice of India has assured action once he receives the complaint. In her complaint the...
  • Katju responds to ex-CJI's query, says accused judge elevated before his appointment August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for his allegations of political interference in judicial appointments, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Katju has responded to former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti's query. Justice Lahoti had questioned Katju's timing and motives about the allegations. Justice Katju said that...
  • 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. ...
  • Government is entitled to try the new system: Ram Jethmalani July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, lawyer Ram Jethmalani talks about the collegium system. He says that the government wants a new system and is entitled to try this new system out. He points out the fact that the present government had made a promise in its manifesto. Thus, its justified...
  • 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...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...