CJI

  • 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...
  • 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, 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...
  • Chief Justice of India refuses comment on timing of meet, raised by Supreme Court Judge April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday refused to comment on his Supreme Court colleague Kurian Joseph's objection to the holding of the judges' conference on Good Friday and Easter weekend and rubbished reports that another judge had also disapproved the event's timing. "No comments," Justice Dattu said...
  • Supreme Court judge refuses to work on Good Friday April 3, 2015

    According to a Times of India report, the Chief Justice of India has pulled up a Supreme Court judge for refusing to work on Good Friday. Justice Kurian Joseph had questioned CJI HL Dattu's decision to call a judges' conference on Friday. Justice Joseph had written on March 18 to...
  • CJI asks lawyers to help in speedy disposal of cases March 28, 2015

    Chennai: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday voiced concerns over pendency of cases in the courts and asked the lawyers to play a role in reducing the accumulated arrears in courts. "We must therefore adopt ourselves with changing situation - both domestic and global. It is essential for...
  • Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. "Jurists must play an important role in ensuring that the wheels of justice move faster -- both to give justice to...
  • HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held. "We are of the view that judicial orders of civil courts are not amenable to a...
  • Chief Justice of India sets up judges panel to probe charges against Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has constituted a three-judge panel, including Chief Justices of 2 High Courts, to go into sexual harassment charges of a former woman judicial officer against a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The complainant, who later put in her papers as...
  • Sri Lanka's tainted Chief Justice advised Rajapaksa to stage coup to stay in power January 12, 2015

    Colombo: In almost all democracies, the Chief Justice of that country tries to save the Constitution and democracy, when it is challenged or threatened by the rulers of that nation. But, in Sri Lanka, the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka was advising the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa to cling to...
  • Justice Dattu sworn-in as new CJI September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was on Sunday sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. 63-year-old Justice Dattu took oath in the name of God at a brief ceremony held at the chandeliered Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Rajya Sabha...
  • Judges should not accept constitutional posts upon retirement: CJI RM Lodha September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha on Friday said that Supreme Court and High Court judges should not accept constitutional positions after retirement. In his last speech, the outgoing CJI made an oblique reference to former CJI P Sathasivam who accepted the post of Kerala Governor by...
  • 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...
  • Justice HL Dattu to be next Chief Justice of India September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court judge HL Dattu will be the next Chief Justice of India, it was announced on Friday. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 124 of the constitution of India, the president is pleased to appoint Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu, judge of the Supreme...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Governor September 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief justice of India (CJI) P. Sathasivam was sworn in as the new Governor of Kerala on Friday morning. The acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court, Ashok Bhushan, administered the oath to Sathasivam at the Raj Bhavan here. Sathasivam is the first former CJI to become the Governor...
  • Will the decision to appoint former CJI Sathasivam Kerala Governor be open to legal challenge? September 3, 2014

    The President on Wednesday cleared the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala despite political opposition and criticism from the legal fraternity. Will it be open to legal challenge? CNNIBN's Arunima reports. ...
  • 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...
  • Appointing a former CJI as governor is a bad precedent: Justice VN Khare September 3, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam's name has been finalised for the post of Kerala Governor, which has led to a new controversy. Former Chief Justice of India VN Khare has said that such a move will lead to more political intervention in judiciary in the coming years. In...
  • Centre goes ahead with Justice Sathasivam's appointment as Kerala Governor: sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government has decided to go ahead with the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivem as the Governor of Kerala, say sources, despite the fears expressed by lawyer bodies, said sources. The Ministry of Home Affairs has forwarded the proposal to appoint Justice Sathasivam as...
  • Kerala: Move to appoint exCJI as Governor sparks debate September 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam to be the next Kerala Governor August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam is all set to become the Governor of Kerala after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit vacated the post earlier this week. Justice Sathasivam served as the CJI from 200714. Dikshit was the seventh UPAappointed governor to quit after the change of power...
  • CJI should be appointed on basis of merit: Markandey Katju August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju has pitched for appointment of Chief Justice of India (CJI) on the basis of merit and not on the basis of seniority. He said there is no constitutional provision or statutory rule of the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court being...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Katju helping those who want to take Judiciary in their own hands: Justice Hedge August 11, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India Santosh Hedge expressed displeasure over Justice Katju's allegations against two other former CJIs for overlooking corruption. Hedge said that initially he had supported Justice Katju but it seems Katju is actually helping those who want to take the judiciary in their own hands. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

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  • 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...
  • CJI RM Lodha defends collegium system, says there is a campaign to defame the judiciary August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday defended the collegium system and said there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. "There is a campaign to disrespect the judiciary and this is doing a great damage. Don't shake the confidence of the people by defaming judiciary." Lodha expressed...
  • DMK writes to VicePresident; seeks Katju's removal as PCI Chairman July 30, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Wednesday shot off a letter to the VicePresident 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. ...