Chief Justice

  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha 6 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...
  • Government overlooks objections, appoints former CJI Sathasivam Governor of Kerala September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Overlooking all objections from the opposition parties and the judiciary itself, the Government on Wednesday appointed former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam the Governor of Kerala. Sathasivam had retired as the CJI in April this year and he is the first former CJI to be appointed as a...
  • Justice HL Dattu to be next Chief Justice of India September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu is likely to be the next Chief Justice of India, government sources said on Wednesday. Sources confirmed that the file has been sent to Rashtrapati Bhawan for President Pranab Mukherjee's approval. Dattu is presently a judge in the Supreme Court. He will replace CJI RM Lodha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Supreme court gets three new judges July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman on Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With three new judges, the existing strength of the apex court judges has gone up from...
  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • Centre can't be blamed for Gopal Subramanium row: government sources July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the Gopal Subramanium row, the government has defended itself putting the resposibility on the judiciary. Government sources have also stated that the right to reconsideration rests with the Centre. Government sources have said that in 2009 too, the then...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake. "As...
  • Justice VK Bist appointed as acting Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC June 5, 2014

    Justice VK Bist has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, officials said on Thursday. Government of India issued a gazette notification in regard to the matter of the appointment after Justice Barin Ghosh retired as the Chief Justice yesterday, Uttarakhand High Court Registrar, Judicial Narendra...
  • Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court retires June 5, 2014

    Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice Barin Ghosh retired on Wednesday. Justice Ghosh (65) took charge as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court in 2010. He has also served as the Chief Justice of Sikkim and Jammu and Kashmir High Courts. ...
  • HC declines to entertain plea seeking ban on Kejriwal's letter May 28, 2014

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban on publication and circulation of Arvind Kejriwal's letter questioning orders sending him to judicial custody and also levelling allegations against BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini did not go...
  • Former Rajasthan HC judge RM Lodha sworn in as 41st CJI April 27, 2014

    Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, was on Sunday sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice (retd) P Sathasivam who demitted office on Saturday after nine months as the head of...
  • Justice RM Lodha sworn in as Chief Justice of India April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice RM Lodha was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukharjee. He is the 41st Chief Justice of India. He succeeds Chief Justice P Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term on...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India April 11, 2014

    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 Rajendra...
  • More than 800 Muzaffarnagar riots accused absconding March 27, 2014

    More than 800 accused of last year's Muzaffarnagar riot cases are yet to be arrested despite the fact that court has served arrest warrants against them, SIT sources said here today. Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Team, Manoj Jha told PTI here that the 390 people were arrested and 75...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam January 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Protesting against a recent ruling by the Supreme Court which criminalises gay sex under IPC Section 377, maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying he is a criminal now. "I am a proud law abiding citizen, but with the ruling of the Supreme...
  • Justice Ganguly's conduct is of sexual nature: SC panel December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The three-judge committee of the Supreme Court has indicted Justice AK Ganguly of committing an "act of unwelcome behaviour" and "conduct of sexual nature" towards a woman law intern but dropped any further action since he was a retired judge on the day of the incident. Chief Justice of...
  • The Last Word: What should CJI do in Justice Ganguly case? December 2, 2013

    A law intern has accused retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of allegedly sexually harassing her. However, Justice Ganguly has denied all the charges saying he's a victim of circumstances. He said, "I am shocked and shattered. I deny all the charges." CNN-IBN's raised the question to a panel of...
  • New Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC takes oath November 16, 2013

    Justice R Banumathi on Saturday took oath as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. She was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi. The 58-year-old Chief Justice succeeded Justice Prakash Chandra Tatia, who retired recently, and Justice D N Patel was functioning as the acting...
  • Justice Chandrachud is new Chief Justice of Allahabad HC October 31, 2013

    Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi at a ceremony held inside the High Court premises which was attended by a number of judges and senior advocates. Born...
  • Governor returns Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 September 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Setting the stage for another confrontation with Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, Governor Kamla Beniwal on Monday returned the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the Assembly in April, 2013. "The Governor has not given her assent to Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013, which...
  • Larger bench of SC to hear pleas of death row convicts July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A larger bench of the Supreme Court will hear from October 22 a batch of petitions seeking commutation of their death sentence into life imprisonment on account of delay in carrying out the execution following the dismissal of their mercy petitions by the President. "Death sentence matters will be...
  • Don't know if medical entrance order was leaked: Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir says he is being wrongly indicted by his successor and has demanded an apology for the observations against him on case related to a corporate group. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Kabir hit out at his successor Chief...
  • CJI Sathasivam criticises orders passed by ex-CJI Altamas Kabir July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: More trouble seems to be brewing for former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir as the bench headed by current CJI P Sathasivam has criticised the orders passed by Kabir in a key case. Justice Sathasivam said he does not sit on appeal over orders passed by a coordinate...
  • Ex-CJI Kabir refutes charges of halting Gujarat HC judge's elevation to SC July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Altamash Kabir on Tuesday rejected charges that he stalled the elevation of Gujarat High Court's Chief Bhaskar Bhattacharya to the Supreme court. Altamash Kabir had been accused of stalling Bhattacharya's elevation to the Supreme court after Bhattacharya had opposed Justice Kabir's sister's elevation...