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  • 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. ...
  • 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 highprofile 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...