JUDICIARY

  • Judicial appointments should conform to highest standards: President 6 days ago

    Patna: The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy. "The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards....
  • Prashant Bhushan slams Arun Jaitley for asking PIL activists to declare their sources of funding April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for saying that Public Interest Litigations (PIL) activists' should declare their sources of funding. Jaitley had made the comment on Friday while inaugurating the country's first International Financial Services Centre in Gandhinagar. "Those who file PILs against developmental...
  • Narendra Modi admits to problems in PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time admitted that there are problems in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir. In an interview to Hindustan Times Modi said, "These are teething troubles. We need to have patience. I myself and my party have...
  • PM Modi to begin his maiden visit to Europe, Canada today, nuclear deals on the cards April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to leave for France on Thursday evening as a part of his three-nation tour. In an interview to Hindustan Times, Modi said that he tries to pack more destinations per trip to make the most out of his tours. "I'm from Ahmedabad where...
  • Whether an activist lives in a slum or in a 5-star a personal choice: Bhushan to Modi April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'five-star activists' remark on Judiciary has evoked sharp reaction with Congress leader Digvijay Singh and lawyer Prashant Bhushan terming it as contempt of court. Several petitions by Bhushan have led to interventions by the Supreme Court. Reacting to Modi's remarks, he said that many people...
  • It's inherent in PM's remark that judiciary influenced by 5-star activists: Prashant Bhushan April 6, 2015

    A day after PM Narendra Modi said the five-star activists are driving judicial decisions, senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that it is inherent in the Prime Minister's remark that judiciary influenced by 5-star activists. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhushan said, "PM is referring to activists to whom the...
  • PM Modi says judiciary not fearless: Are 5-star activists driving our courts? April 6, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the judiciary should have an internal mechanism of "self- assessment" and be "perfect" and also remain cautious against giving "perception-driven" verdicts since perceptions are often driven by "five-star activists". ...
  • PM Modi cautions judiciary April 6, 2015

    At a seemingly innocuous conference with judges and chief ministers on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the opportunity to take on the judiciary, warning it to beware of 'perception-driven' verdicts. ...
  • Pending cases: CJI HL Dattu says trial to end within five years April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With nearly three crore cases pending in Indian courts, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Sunday said a deadline has been set to ensure that the trial of a case does not go beyond five years. "We have taken a decision that we will try our best to...
  • Judiciary must have internal self-assessment mechanism: PM Modi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the judiciary should have an internal mechanism of "self- assessment" and be "perfect" and also remain cautious against giving "perception-driven" verdicts since perceptions are often driven by "five-star activists". After Modi raised the issue of "self-assessment",...
  • Judiciary, Parliament siblings, need for institutional dialogue: CJI April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Sunday emphasised the need for continuous "institutional dialogue" and "coordinated effort" among legislature, executive and judiciary to resolve issues related to delivery of justice including the pendency of cases in courts. Addressing a joint conference of Chief Justices of High Courts...
  • 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...
  • Bombay High Court resents delay in filing affidavits March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Resenting the delay in filing affidvavits, the Bombay High Court asked Maharashtra government on Monday to change its work culture, approach and mindset towards the judiciary so that the common man's grievances are resolved promptly. "There needs to be a change in work culture. The government should work towards improving...
  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI September 13, 2014

    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 BJPled 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 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is nonnegotiable. "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 September 12, 2014

    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 September 12, 2014

    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 CNNIBN, 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 daylong 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...