Cji

  • DMK writes to Vice-President; seeks Katju's removal as PCI Chairman Yesterday

    Chennai: DMK on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Vice-President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, seeking removal of Press Council Chairman Markandeya Katju saying a person with continuous outbursts and temperamental behaviour is not fit for holding office. "DMK is submitting this representation to bring to your notice the various...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Opportunity for a Tamilian to become SC judge lost: Karunanidhi on Gopal Subramanium July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief K Karunanidhi has expressed concern over the row over former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium who withdrew his name from the list sent to the government for appointment as Supreme Court judges. Karunanidhi noted that it was an opportunity for a Tamilian...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP hits back at Congress over Gopal Subramanium controversy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday hit back at Congress for its remarks against Narendra Modi government over Chief Justice of India's criticism on Gopal Subramaniam row, saying Congress has no moral right to raise the issue as it has caused "the most damage" to institutions during its rule. While holding the...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • CJI vs Modi government: Is BJP guilty of influencing SC judges' appointment? July 1, 2014

    The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. ...
  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark July 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • CJI RM Lodha critical of Modi government for segregating Subramanium in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. ...
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high constitutional...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • Centre to seek review of SC verdict on commuting death sentence January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a clear signal that the apex court's verdict holding that death sentence of condemned prisoner can be commuted to life due to delay in deciding mercy plea is not acceptable to it, the Centre on Wednesday said that it is considering to seek review of the judgement. Additional...
  • CJI inaugurates 2,648 village legal services clinics January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant step to bring legal services to the doorsteps of people, nearly 2,648 legal clinics were opened on Friday in villages across the country to ensure that no citizen "starves from hunger of justice". The Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam on Friday inaugurated the village...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 12, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it difficult for women to speak out in sexual harassment cases involving the powerful? November 12, 2013

    In a shocking case in Delhi, a custodian of law has allegedly himself broken the laws. A young lawyer has claimed that a recently retired Supreme Court judge had sexually harassed her when she was interning with him. ...
  • News 360: SC panel to probe allegation of harassment by retired judge November 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. ...
  • CJI defends collegium system of appointment of judges September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Altamas Kabir demands an apology from CJI P Sathasivam July 26, 2013

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Altamas Kabir said he demands an apology for the CJI's observations against him on case related to a corporate group. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir denies allegations by Gujarat HC CJ July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former CJI Altamas Kabir on Tuesday rejected allegations that he had scuttled Gujarat High Court Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya's elevation to the Supreme Court and that he had tried to push the candidature of another High Court judge before his term was to end. He dismissed a charge that he...
  • Justice Sathasivam sworn in as the Chief Justice of India July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday administered the oath of office to Justice P Sathasivam as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Sathasivam, 64, is the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the first from Tamil Nadu. He will remain in office till April 26, 2014. He succeeded...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about hygiene issues with mid day meals July 18, 2013

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. ...
  • Respond on PIL for norms to restrict hate speeches: SC April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking framing of guidelines for restricting hate speeches by politicians and leaders of social and religious organisations. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also issued notices to the Governments of Maharashtra and Andhra...
  • CJI cautions against comments on constitutional authorities April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday cautioned judges against interfering in the government's policy matters, unless these were in conflict with the statute, and also against making unnecessary comments on constitutional authorities. "Unnecessary comments should not be made...I agree on that," Chief Justice Kabir said replying...
  • Convicts' families should be informed about execution in advance: CJI April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the hanging of Afzal Guru, Chief Justice of India(CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday said the families of death row convicts should be informed in advance about their execution. However, he sought to play down the controversy on the issue saying the past incidents should...
  • Delhi gangrape wasn't an isolated incident, says CJI Altamas Kabir April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Sunday said that the Delhi gangrape incident in December 2012 was not an isolated occurrence and episodes like that happened every day. He added that there can't be knee-jerk reactions to such cases and they need to be tackled in...