Js Verma

  • Justice JS Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan, says no official word given January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The family of late Justice JS Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award on his behalf and have written to the President that he never hankered or lobbied for any acclaim, reward or favour. The family has indicated that they were upset about no official confirmation...
  • IOTY: Late Justice JS Verma honoured with lifetime achievement award December 20, 2013

    The lifetime achievement award has gone to late Justice JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India. Justice Verma, a distinguished judge, died earlier in 2013. As the chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he left his mark on, amongst other achievements, the laws governing rape with the recommendations for...
  • Stop Acid Attacks gets Indian of the Year 2013 award December 20, 2013

    The Stop Acid Attacks is an organisation to prevent acid attacks on women and to ensure the rights and justice of survivors. ...
  • IOTY: Deepika breaks down after receiving award from father Prakash Padukone December 20, 2013

    Bollywood's latest superstar, Deepika Padukone got the award for special achievement for reinventing herself as a leading lady with acting chops; and for delivering a slew of hits in 2013, including Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Ram-Leela. She broke down after receiving the award for special achievement from...
  • Stop Acid Attacks is the Indian of the Year December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The eighth CNN-IBN Indian of the year (IOTY) is not a politician, a sportsperson or an entertainer. The honour for the year 2013 goes to the activist group Stop Acid Attacks (SAA), an active campaigner-organisation to prevent acid attacks on women and to ensure the rights of and...
  • IOTY: Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas win Public Service award December 20, 2013

    The Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas took up the task of tackling what had become a serious blot on our democratic system. It was on the basis of a writ petition filed by them that the apex court ruled that lawmakers have to quit if they are convicted...
  • FTP: JS Verma case: Is medical negligence increasing in India? October 8, 2013

    Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma died on April 21, 2013, at a private hospital...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Villagers caught in crossfire between Army, terrorists in Keran October 7, 2013

    As firing between the Army and terrorists continue in the Keran sector for the 14th day, caught in the crossfire are residents from nearby villages. The villagers from Jamgund, a village that lies next to Shala Batu, have been trekking down steep mountainside to avoid being trapped in the gunfight....
  • Medical negligence killed JS Verma,alleges family October 7, 2013

    Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Verma's son-in-law Dr Dilip Mathur said, "When he was brought to Medanta, he was not attended to by the cardiologists. We want is that this should be open and very very clear, honest transperant." ...
  • Justice JS Verma's family alleges medical negligence led to his death October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma's wife Pushpa Verma wrote to the PM alleging...
  • UN regrets anti-rape law not reflecting Verma panel views May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The United Nations Wednesday expressed regret that the anti-rape law passed by the government after the December 16 gang-rape incident did not fully reflect the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma Committee. "Recommendations on marital rape, lesbians and age of consent (for sex) were not adopted in the legislation,"...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 23, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Delhi: Former CJI Justice JS Verma cremated April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel to frame a tough law to combat crimes against women, were on Tuesday consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity. The funeral pyre was lit...
  • The Last Word: Remembering Justice JS Verma April 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma, one of India's most highly regarded chief justices, died at the age of 80 on Monday. ...
  • Justice JS Verma: The mentor to the news television media April 23, 2013

    As the fight for justice continues, the man who helped bring about the anti-rape law, Justice JS Verma passed away on Monday evening after suffering from a multiple organ failure. He was one of India's most respected jurists and played guide and mentor to the news television media for nearly...
  • News broadcasting fraternity condoles death of JS Verma April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: News broadcasting fraternity on Monday condoled the death of Justice (Retd) JS Verma who passed away after a brief illness. Justice Verma was appointed the first Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), a self- regulatory body set up by News Broadcasters Association on October 2, 2008. "In...
  • I will miss Justice Verma's advice, guidance, says PM April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday night described former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who died here, as a "man of vast understanding" whose "generous advice and guidance" he will miss very much. Singh said Justice Verma was "held in great respect as a public figure not...
  • Justice Verma, architect of new anti-rape law, passes away April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma passed away on Monday after multiple organ failure. He headed the three-member committee which suggested amendments to the Criminal Law so that quicker trial and enhanced punishment could be provided to criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women. Born...
  • India gets a new anti-rape law as President signs the Bill April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which gives India a strong anti-rape law. The Criminal Law Amendment Bill was earlier passed by the two Houses of Parliament. The massive public anger and uproars following the December 16 gangrape of the Delhi braveheart forced the...
  • Zero tolerance against abuse of women: Nandita Sen March 26, 2013

    Actress Nandita Das joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the need for stronger anti-rape laws. Q. Madam, the country does not lack any laws; They have severe laws. They lack the implementation : Trials take lot of time and thus helping the accused: So do you feel the any new...
  • Anti-rape Bill: Age of consent likely to be brought down March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After differences in the Cabinet over the proposed changes in the new anti-rape Bill, the government has finally made some headway. A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to finalise the Bill for Cabinet approval on Wednesday. Sources suggest that the Bill is...
  • Anti-rape Bill will be passed in Budget Session: Law Minister March 12, 2013

    Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar told CNN-IBN that the anti-rape law needs careful deliberation before it is passed. ...
  • Cabinet defers anti-rape Bill again as differences remain March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has yet again deferred the anti-rape ordinance due to lack of unanimity. A group of ministers along with lawyers will now look into the points of differences and will come back to the Cabinet. Sources say the government wants to ensure that Bill stands legal scrutiny....
  • Cabinet likely to discuss new anti-rape law today March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet is likely to take up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus has eluded the government specifically on clauses relating to the use of the term 'rape', voyeurism, and reducing the age...
  • Why is there a delay in bringing a tougher anti-rape law in India? March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Differences, multiple opinions and oppositions yet again seemed to have delayed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. The anti-rape Bill, which promises strong legislation to curb crime against women, seems to be drowned under the Cabinet dithering. The bill was not discussed by the Cabinet on Thursday after some...
  • Anti-rape law: Sharp divide over proposed amendments March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the government faced pressure to come up with stringent anti-rape laws to curb sexual violence against women. The Justice JS Verma committee proposed certain amendments in the existing rape laws. The Home Ministry now has proposed a few changes in the ordinance....
  • Govt may bring back the word rape in new Bill March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to finalise tough new laws on crimes against women with a new Criminal Law Amendment Bill this Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the age of consent for sex is likely to be reduced from 18 to 16 as suggested by the Justice Verma...
  • Bank for women mere 'tokenism': Justice JS Verma March 2, 2013

    Aligarh: Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel that examined laws on crimes against women, on Saturday said in the absence of meaningful social change, measures like the proposed special bank for women were merely tokenism in quest for securing gender justice in the country. Delivering the...
  • Parl panel for death for rapists if victim dies February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home has pressed for death sentence for rapists in cases where the victim dies or is left in a vegetative state. The committee, set up to examine the Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2012, has also proposed to replace the word 'rape' with...