SH KAPADIA

  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • 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...
  • Justice Katju alleges former CJI Justice Kapadia of overlooking corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made fresh allegations in his latest blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Katju mentions that a certain judge was transferred to the Allahabad High Court after coming...
  • Justice Altamas Kabir takes oath as new CJI September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Justice Altamas Kabir on Saturday took oath as the new Chief Justice of India after incumbent Chief Justice SH Kapadia relinquished office on Friday. Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He was enrolled at the Bar...
  • 'Americanisation of Indian laws should be avoided' September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Pointing out that the biggest challenge the country faces is to get inclusive growth, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia on Saturday said the government's focus should be to promote policies which generate employment. The CJI said that 10 million jobs need to be created in the country annually....
  • Altamas Kabir the next Chief Justice of India September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India and will assume charge Sep 29, said official sources Thursday. Incumbent Chief Justice SH Kapadia will relinquish office September 28. Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He...
  • CJI names Justice Kabir as his successor September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, who retires this month, has recommended the name of seniormost Supreme Court judge Justice Altamas Kabir as his successor, setting in motion the process of change of guard in the apex court. Sources in the Law Ministry said Justice Kapadia, due to retire...
  • Indians can find God in Constitution: Justice Kapadia September 2, 2012

    Aurangabad: The Constitution can replace the religious texts in today's times, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia said in Aurangabad. "The Constitution should be studied by Indians to know about citizens' rights. If you read it, there is no need to read the religious books as...
  • Judges should not rule the nation: CJI August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Asserting that the judges should not govern the country or evolve policies, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia on Saturday wondered what would happen if the executive refuses to comply with judiciary's directives. He asked judges if they would invoke contempt proceedings against government officials for not complying with...
  • The Last Word: Was Mamata right to claim judgements can be bought? August 16, 2012

    Chief Justice SH Kapadia has expressed fears that politicians can trample upon the independence of the judiciary? ...
  • Govt won't undermine judicial freedom: Khurshid August 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after the Chief Justice of India cautioned the government against tinkering with the independence of judiciary, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said judicial freedom was paramount and a proposed law on judicial accountability will not undermine it. He said after Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia...
  • Respect judicial independence, CJI tells govt August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Justice SH Kapadia on Wednesday warned the government not to tinker with judicial independence while enacting laws to make the judiciary accountable. "Sometimes in our anxiety to do justice we give an interpretation which may disturb constitutional balance between three branches of the government," he said. "Judicial accountability should...
  • SC seeks Govt response on nurses' degrees May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and state governments for framing guidelines for hospitals, particularly private ones, to prevent them from retaining original certificates of nurses at the time of their employment. A bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia issued notices to Ministry of...
  • We want media to know its 'lakshman rekha': SC May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the exercise undertaken by it for framing guidelines for reporting court proceedings was aimed at making the press know its "lakshman rekha" and not intended for taking punitive action against the journalists. "Whatever efforts we are making, please don't understand that it is...
  • Editors Guild opposes restraint on court reporting March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India on Thursday opposed in the Supreme Court the idea of putting temporary restraint on reporting of court proceedings saying enforcing guidelines in this regard would lead to "infringement" of right to free speech. The Guild said there was no power under the common law...
  • Cannot ban news as it is perishable, SC told March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: As Supreme Court on Wednesday explored the option of postponing the publication of court proceedings in sensitive matters, including criminal cases, it was told that news was a perishable commodity which lost its value, if banned. "We are not banning but are invoking the doctrine of postponement. It is...
  • SC dismisses PIL against CJI in Vodafone tax case March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Holding that a PIL questioning CJI SH Kapadia being part of the bench which delivered the Vodafone tax matter verdict was "highly scandalous, frivolous and irresponsible", the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea for quashing the judgement and imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on the petitioner. ...
  • Vodafone case: Centre moves SC seeking review February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that the Indian Income Tax Department does not have jurisdiction to levy Rs 11,000 crore as tax on the overseas deal between Vodafone International Holdings and Hutchison Group. The court had on January 20...
  • 2002 riots: NGOs write to CJI seeking justice February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: NGOs in Gujarat have written to the Chief Justice of India, after some media reports said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2002 riot cases plans to file a closure report. The NGOs have asked Chief Justice SH Kapadia to ensure justice for the riot victims....
  • SC admits Sahara's plea challenging SAT order January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday admitted Sahara group's plea challenging the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) order directing its two companies to refund around Rs 17,400 crore to their investors, and extended its interim order to stay tribunal's decision till further date. Admitting Sahara's plea, a bench headed by Chief...
  • SC permits export of endosulfan formulation December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed export of unused stock of Endosulfan insecticide, while retaining the complete ban imposed by it in on its production, sale and use in the country. While allowing the export, a threejudge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said the "dilution, packaging...
  • Reckless remarks will weaken judiciary, says SC December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said contemptuous remarks against the judiciary will weaken the institution, though it was not averse to bonafide expression of opinion on corruption and its shortcomings if made with some basis. The apex court said the judiciary was still one of the institutions which had...
  • ExCJI KGB denies allegations of fixing cases June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after the shocking revelation by a fellow judge that former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan could be approached for fixing cases, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief refused to step down, saying that he has not done anything wrong. Balakrishnan has hit back, accusing Justice...
  • SC says no to premature PILs on Lokpal panel April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to go into a batch of PILs challenging constitutional validity of the notification on composition of a committee to draft the Jan Lokpal bill, saying the petitions were "premature". A bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia posted the matter for hearing...
  • Cashatdoor scam: CBI to probe HC judge September 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia has granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to go ahead with probe against a sitting High Court judge. Kapadia has allowed the investigating agency to conduct investigation against Justice Nirmal Yadav of Uttarakhand High Court. Nirmal is the main accused...
  • Only asset I possess is integrity: New CJI May 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia will take over as the new Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. Justice Kapadia is the the senior most judge of the Supreme Court and will take the place of KG Balakrishnan who retired as the CJI on Tuesday. He says the only asset he...
  • SH Kapadia to be India's next chief justice April 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Supreme Court Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia has been appointed the new chief justice of India. Kapadia will assume charge on May 12. Kapadia takes over from Justice KG Balakrishnan, India's first Dalit chief justice. A press release from the Ministry of Law and Justice stated: "In exercise of the powers...