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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Supreme Court denies bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy 9 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to release Sahara Chief Subrata Roy on bail or parole. The court said that Roy cannot be released for 40 days on bail. The court allowed Roy to mortgage or sell hotels in New York, London in order to raise the money. The...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong 12 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti on Tuesday denied Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary and said that he has not done anything wrong. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former CJI said, "Rest everything is to be found in the record. Everything is a matter a...
  • Delhi: Husband, in-laws acquitted in 14-year-old dowry death case 15 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A man, along with his four family members, has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry which led to her death. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala absolved east Delhi residents Dinesh Kumar Gautam, an Air force employee, his mother...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju Yesterday

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra Yesterday

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • Focus on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill after Markandey Katju's charges Yesterday

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju's allegations have triggered another debate on appointment of judges in the higher judiciary through the collegium system. There is already a Bill drafted by the previous UPA government to bring in changes in current system. It is called the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Bill. The Bill...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges Yesterday

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • SC notice on former MPs' unauthorised stay in official houses 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a petition by former CAG Vinod Rai questioning former ministers and MPs overstaying in official accommodation beyond their authorised period. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, while issuing...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • PIL filed against Vaidik over his meeting with Hafiz Saeed 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court against journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik over his meeting with Jamat ud Dawah chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The PIL seeks a detailed investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and wants Vaidik's passport...
  • Delhi: Man gets 15-year jail for raping and cheating girl 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A 31-year old man, who deceitfully had physical relations with a girl and tied the knot with her while concealing that he was already married, has been sent to jail for 15 years by a Delhi court which said he also cheated the victim's parents by falsely taking...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • SC acquits all 11 accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: All those convicted in the 1993 Surat bomb blast case have been acquitted by the Supreme Court. Eleven people had been convicted for the January-February 1993 blasts in Gujarat's Surat, in which one woman was killed and several people injured. A two-judge bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice...
  • Special court grants a bank manager two years jail in a bribery case 5 days ago

    A CBI special court on Thursday sentenced a public sector bank branch manager to two years' rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 after convicting him on a bribery charge. Special CBI court judge Ravindra Patwari sentenced Pradeepta Kumar Sarkar, then branch manager of Madhya Grameen Bank, Masaurhi (Patna), to...
  • Custodial violence a serious issue: Court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A court has observed that custodial violence in any form is a serious issue and the judiciary must exhibit zero tolerance for such offences. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau made the observation while dealing a complaint regarding custodial violence in the Tihar jail premise which left under trial prisoner...
  • Did not keep PM in dark about 2G, A Raja tells court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former communications minister A. Raja on Thursday told a court hearing the 2G allocation case that he did not keep then prime minister Manmohan Singh in the dark about the decisions taken by DoT regarding allocation of 2G spectrum licences. Testifying as defence witness in the case, Raja told...
  • Cap on condom prices increased: Centre tells Delhi HC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. However, the increase in prices comes to Rs 1.48. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G...
  • Delhi HC upholds life term of man for raping five-year-old girl 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the life term awarded to a man for raping a five-year-old girl saying that the minor's statement had a "ring of truth" and there was no reason to disbelieve her. A bench of justices PK Bhasin and JR Midha dismissed the appeal...
  • Discussion on euthanasia extremely essential, says Veerappa Moily 5 days ago

    The debate on passive euthanasia has been reignited after the Supreme Court issued a notice to all states on a plea for legalising euthanasia. The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, says a person declared medically vegetative should be allowed to sign away his right to live by withdrawing artificial...
  • AP court recalls bailable warrant issued against MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Anantpur: A local court on Wednesday recalled a bailable warrant it had issued last month against Mahendra Singh Dhoni in connection with a complaint which accuses him of hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus. Dhoni's lawyers, Pankaj Bhagla and M Vishnuvardhan Reddy on Wednesday filed a "vakalatnama" before the sessions...
  • SC seeks opinion from states, UTs on legalising euthanasia 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to all states and Union territories on the concept of living will or euthanasia. The notice comes in reply to a plea filed by an NGO which allows every person to sign away his right to live and die with dignity...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are baseless...
  • Child dead after falling in manhole: HC notice to Delhi government, police 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the city government and the police on a man's plea seeking a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the death of his minor son in 2013 after falling into an open manhole in Kondli area of east Delhi. Justice Manmohan...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? 1 week ago

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Delhi High Court seeks records pertaining to land acquisition for metro work 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) to produce the records relating to award of compensation payable to residents whose plots have been handed over to DMRC for metro-related construction here in south Delhi. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued...