Markandey Katju

  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. The government's...
  • Government begins consultation on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill 17 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Monday started the consultation process on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill seeking to change the collegium system. The meeting was called by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi and eminent jurists. The meeting was...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 2 days ago

    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...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary 4 days ago

    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...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 6 days ago

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  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? 6 days ago

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge 6 days ago

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNN-IBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti on Tuesday denied Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary and said that he has not done anything wrong. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former CJI said, "Rest everything is to be found in the record. Everything is a matter a...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary 1 week ago

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju 1 week ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • HR Bharadwaj: Justice Ashok's appointment was strictly according to procedure 1 week ago

    The serious allegations of favouritism levelled against three former Chief Justices of India, by Press Council of India Chairman, Justice Markandey Katju has created quite a stir in the Parliament. Congress leader HR Bharadwaj, slammed Justice Katju's allegations on Monday saying that the procedure followed in the appointment in Justice...
  • Watch: All political reactions to Justice Katju's allegations against UPA 1 week ago

    Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary have raised a storm both inside and outside Parliament. ...
  • AIADMK demands probe into allegations of graft in judiciary 1 week ago

    New Delhi: AIADMK members in Lok Sabha on Monday sought an enquiry into the allegations of corruption in judiciary made by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, charging DMK and the erstwhile UPA government with "interfering" in the appointment of a Madras High Court judge. "It is a serious matter ......
  • Focus on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill after Markandey Katju's charges 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju's allegations have triggered another debate on appointment of judges in the higher judiciary through the collegium system. There is already a Bill drafted by the previous UPA government to bring in changes in current system. It is called the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Bill. The Bill...
  • Katju's charge of corruption in judiciary leads to a row and uproar 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary has led to a storm. Former CJI Justice RC Lahoti said, "Everything is a matter of record. Whatever I have done or not done is all on...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • Katju kicks off debate, says Muslims should support Uniform Civil Code June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has kicked off a debate saying Muslims should support the demand for a Uniform Civil Code. He claimed that one of the reasons for the backwardness of Muslims is that there has been no modernisation of their personal law. Katju said, "There should...
  • Kejriwal's remarks on media 'irresponsible': Katju March 14, 2014

    Speaking on the ongoing tussle between media and Arvind Kejriwal Press Council of India Chairman asks, "Kejriwal continues to enjoy enough media attention, so what is he complaining about?" ...
  • First Urdu law dictionary released today September 15, 2013

    'Kanoon Lugat', an Urdu law dictionary, billed as a first of its kind in the country, was released in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of legal luminaries. The dictionary, encompassing 52,000 legal terms, has been translated in Urdu for the first time, said chief translator and Supreme Court advocate Muhammad...
  • Katju to Manipur CM: Ensure newspapers can function normally September 4, 2013

    The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to take steps to ensure that newspapers in his state, which have been receiving threats from militants, can function normally. In a letter addressed to Singh, PCI chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that he had been...
  • Katju apologises for his 'fools' remark August 24, 2013

    Press Council of India Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju apologised to people on Saturday whose feelings he may have hurt by his "90 percent of Indians are fools" remark or other statements. "Some people have been aggrieved by my statement that 90 percent Indians are fools and some other statements. In...