Judiciary

  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice...
  • Backlog of cases in Indian courts is disturbing: Pranab 09-02-2014 09:00 AM

    Mumbai: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the pendency of 31 million cases in courts across the country was very disturbing. "I am very disturbed to find a staggering 31 million cases pending in various courts all over the country and hope the judiciary would do its best to clear...
  • Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary' 19-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for "insulting the judiciary", the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader. Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for 'insulting the judiciary', state media reported on...
  • Pendency of cases, vacancies major challenges before judiciary: Retd SC judge GS Singhvi 27-12-2013 08:21 AM

    Recently-retired Supreme Court judge Justice GS Singhvi on Thursday said huge pendency of cases, lack of infrastructure facilities and manpower, and delay in judges' appointment were among the major challenges the judiciary has been facing for the past 65 years. "More than 3.24 crore cases have been pending before different...
  • P Sathasivam defends collegium system of appointment of judges 14-09-2013 02:04 PM

    The Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, on Saturday defended the collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary but said it is a prerogative of the Centre to bring a bill to change it. "Now as CJI, I am not going into the contents of the bill and...
  • CNN-IBN impact: Haryana Additional Advocate General resigns 07-09-2013 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN had assessed documents that revealed the extent of nepotism in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana's Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh resigned from his post. At least 30 law officers including Singh are working in courts where their relatives were judges. Nepotism in...
  • Haryana Additional Advocate General quits after report on nepotism 07-09-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reviled documents that show nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, Haryana Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh on Saturday resigned from his post. In his resignation note addressed to the Law Secretary Haryana, Advocate General Hawa Singh Hooda and the Chairman Bar Council of...
  • Are appointments to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism? 06-09-2013 11:37 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Documents with the channel show how relatives of judges in the Punjab and Haryana...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 06-09-2013 11:01 PM

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  • How can ethical standards be improved within the judiciary? 06-09-2013 10:44 PM

    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which replaces the collegium system with a judicial commission to appoint judges. ...
  • Govt must restore faith in police, judiciary, says Hamid Ansari 31-08-2013 03:28 PM

    As Delhi grapples with the problem of rising crime rate, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said the issue of safety and security has been agitating the public mind and government must restore people's faith in police and justice delivery system. Underlining the need for improved security in the city,...
  • Commerce Minister Anand Sharma blames judiciary for India's economic crisis 29-08-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday tried to shift the blame for the economic crisis onto the Indian judiciary saying that certain judgements made by the latter has often contributed to the loss to the exchequer. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anand Sharma also...
  • Fears about my son's elimination put to rest, says Bhatkal's father 29-08-2013 06:12 PM

    The father of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal,on Thursday, expressed relief over the arrest of his son, saying their fears about his "elimination" in a fake encounter had been put to rest. "We are extremely relieved that Ahmed Siddibapa (Yasin Bhatkal) has been arrested, according to media reports. We are...
  • Opinions of govts to be considered while appointing SC, HC judges: P Sathasivam 20-08-2013 02:59 PM

    Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Tuesday said the Central and state governments were free to express their opinions and objections, which would be taken into account, while appointing judges for the Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country. Speaking at the inauguration of Alternative Disputes Resolution...
  • Seminar on law and order situation in state on Saturday 16-08-2013 01:51 PM

    Senior civil and police officials from across the state would interact with officials of judiciary at Patna on Saturday to discuss ways and means to expedite disposal of criminal cases through scientific investigation. Law enforcing agency at the ground level including District magistrates, Superintendents of Police, Chief Judicial Magistrates, public...
  • Corruption sapping resources, spreading cynicism: Pranab Mukherjee 14-08-2013 07:52 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that corruption was a major challenge that was sapping the resources of this nation and spreading disillusionment and cynicism and there was a need to "correct this regression". Addressing the nation on the eve of 67th Independence Day, Mukherjee said: "Today we see widespread...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court summons Imran Khan for contempt hearing 02-08-2013 12:07 PM

    Imran Khan will personally appear in Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday to respond to a contempt of court notice issued over his comments about the judiciary's role in the May 11 general election. The apex court's registrar issued the notice to the head of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party yesterday and...
  • Obama nominates Indian-American to key judiciary post 26-07-2013 12:58 PM

    Indian-American legal luminary Vince Girdhari Chhabria has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to a key judiciary post in California. Chhabria, nominated to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California, is currently Deputy City Attorney for Government Litigation and as the Co-Chief of Appellate Litigation at...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI 18-07-2013 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting the notion that judiciary and legislative were on a collision course, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said the court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job. Referring to his last major judgement of lifting the ban on dance bars in...
  • Judicial verdicts will force parties to change: Dr Jayaprakash Narayan 12-07-2013 05:13 PM

    Does the Supreme Court decision to disqualify convicted MPs and MLAs show that the judiciary has given up all hope on the politicians to reform themselves? Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, president of Lok Satta Party, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The Orders of Honourable SC is...
  • Law Minister for audio recording of trial court workings 31-05-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim of bringing transparency in judicial proceedings, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said working of trial courts should be audio recorded and discussions are on in this regard. "...We want that to bring transparency, at least the proceedings are audio recorded but the government cannot...
  • US: Senate panel approves sweeping immigration bill 22-05-2013 06:51 AM

    Washington: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would bring about the biggest changes in US immigration policy in a generation, setting up a spirited debate in the full Senate in June 2013. By a vote of 13-5, the panel approved the nearly 900-page bill that would put...
  • Digvijaya expresses doubt over giving autonomy to CBI 17-05-2013 01:42 AM

    Guna: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday expressed doubt as to whether giving autonomy to CBI would serve the purpose. "There is a question mark on the issue," he told reporters in Guna. "Giving autonomy to CBI...may be like giving autonomy to a police inspector," Singh said. "Is the...
  • Digvijaya gets legal notice for 'contempt of apex court' 15-05-2013 01:06 AM

    Jabalpur: The city-based Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch, a local consumer organisation sent a legal notice to Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday, terming his statement against the Supreme Court's "caged parrot" comment about the CBI, as "contempt of apex court". The consumer body has also demanded a public apology...
  • Digvijaya takes a dig at judiciary for observations on CBI 13-05-2013 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday took a dig at the judiciary for its observations on CBI, triggering immediate reaction from BJP, which advised him to "learn and understand" why there were a "series of scams" in the UPA government instead of "blaming the judiciary". "By calling CBI...
  • Pranab Mukherjee asks judiciary to observe self discipline 06-05-2013 11:05 AM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said there was a need to maintain a "fine balance" in the role and responsibility of legislature, executive and judiciary as the success of Parliamentary democracy depends on it. Addressing the valedictory function of the sesquicentennial celebrations of Calcutta High Court, Mukherjee said it...
  • PIL important for providing justice, says President 06-05-2013 05:10 AM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised public interest litigations (PIL) for helping in delivering justice, but urged the judiciary to "observe self discipline" to "maintain the balance with the executive and legislature". "I would like to compliment the Indian judiciary for one innovation: PIL. A man staying in the...
  • No Cabinet consensus on new mechanism to appoint judges 18-04-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday did not take up for consideration the much-anticipated proposal to establish a new mechanism giving a say to the government in appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. The Cabinet was expected to take up the proposal that envisages replacing the present collegium...
  • Cabinet likely to decide on new mechanism to appoint judges 18-04-2013 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: In what could result in another stand-off between the government and the judiciary, the UPA cabinet is likely to take up proposals for a revamp in the way judges are appointed. The Law Ministry wants judges to be appointed by a Judicial Appointments Commission, which includes members of...
  • Govt seeks greater say in appointment of judges 17-04-2013 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: The government reportedly wants to have a greater say in the appointment of judges. A Cabinet note circulated by the Law Ministry proposed to scrap the present collegium system by replacing it with a Judicial Appointments Commission headed by the Chief Justice of India with the Law Minister...