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  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha 5 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...
  • 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. ...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Tandoor case: Judge recuses from hearing Sharma's parole plea July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Wednesday recused from hearing the parole plea of tandoor case convict Sushil Kumar Sharma, awarded life imprisonment for the murder and burning of the body of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, and referred it to be listed before another bench. Justice Mukta...
  • Supreme court gets three new judges July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman on Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With three new judges, the existing strength of the apex court judges has gone up from...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba 'chief' threatens judge, wants case against Omar Abdullah dismissed July 5, 2014

    A judge in a local court in Allahabad has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "We have received a...
  • UK kids' TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse July 5, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years on Friday for repeatedly abusing young girls during decades as a beloved host of children's television. Handing down the sentence, Judge Nigel Sweeney said the 84-year-old host of shows...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bong-throwing case against actress Amanda Bynes is dismissed July 1, 2014

    Reuters: A case against American actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...
  • Centre distressed over Gopal Subramanium's outburst: sources June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium withdrew his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge, government is deeply distressed by his outburst, say sources. Subramanium had on Wednesday alleged that his name was not cleared by the government for the...
  • Indian origin judge appointed Singapore Attorney general June 25, 2014

    Singapore: Justice V K Rajah, an Indian-origin judge, was on Wednesday appointed as the eighth Attorney-General of Singapore. Justice Rajah's appointment takes effect from Wednesday, said a statement from President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Office. Rajah takes over from Steven Chong. President Tan also appointed Rajah, 57, as a Member...
  • Gopal Subramaniam one of the finest lawyers of his time: Anand Sharma June 25, 2014

    Reacting to former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam's decision to opt out of the race for Supreme Court judge's post, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "He is respected globally,one of the finest lawyers of his time. I can only say this is most unfortunate." ...
  • No end to crime against women, now woman judge becomes a rape victim June 3, 2014

    Even a woman judge has not been spared in Uttar Pradesh. The judge was raped and an attempt was made to kill her in Aligarh, police said on Tuesday. The attack comes just days after the gangrape and murder of two minor girls in Badaun that has caused a nationwide furore. The...
  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday got its first woman Chief Justice. Justice G Rohini took her oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the court, almost 47 years after it was established. An alumni of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Justice Rohini was the senior-most judge of the...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • Retired police sub-inspector shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants March 21, 2014

    Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a retired police sub-inspector in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred around 5.30 pm in Pratap Vihar area, when PD Sharma was on his evening walk. Two motorcycle-riding assailants came near Sharma and fired three shots at him. Two bullets hit him in the chest while the...
  • US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh March 1, 2014

    A US federal judge in Washington has granted a Sikh rights group's plea to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India in a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure. The 1965 Hague Service Convention allows the process of judicial documents from one signatory state...
  • SP suicide case: HC orders probe into conduct of judge February 27, 2014

    Chhattisgarh High Court has ordered an inquiry into the conduct and work of Additional District and Sessions Judge (fast track court) Anestus Toppo following the suicide committed by Jagdalpur Superintendent of Police Devnarayan Patel after an alleged tussle with him. "On the direction of Chief Justice, High Court Chhattisgarh, Yatindra Singh,...
  • Two judges take charge in SC, taking strength to 31 February 17, 2014

    Justices Rajesh Kumar Agarwal and Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana on Monday assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court's strength to 31 including Chief Justice P Sathasivam. Justices Agarwal and Ramana were the Chief Justices of Madras High Court and Delhi High Court respectively. The sanctioned strength of judges in...
  • Paucity of judges hit trial of re-opened Bhagalpur riots cases February 5, 2014

    The trial of the re-opened cases relating to the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riots in Bihar has been hit by an acute paucity of judges, a senior lawyer said on Wednesday. "Trial of Bhagalpur riots cases has been badly hit as many posts of judges have been lying vacant for more than...
  • Chennai: Woman files dowry complaint against HC Judge January 22, 2014

    Chennai: The daughter-in-law of an Andhra Pradesh High Court judge on Wednesday lodged a dowry harassment complaint against him and his family members with the police. Kavya Rao, daughter of a Chennai-based businessman, handed over her complaint to senior police officials at the city police commissionerate, police said. In her complaint, she...
  • Corruption charges framed against former HC judge Nirmal Yadav January 18, 2014

    Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav faces trial in the infamous 2008 cash-at-judge's door scam after a special CBI court in Chandigarh on Saturday framed charges against her in the case. The order comes after the Supreme Court had on January 3 dismissed Yadav's plea for a stay...
  • Remove defamatory news on SC ex-judge sexual harassment case: Delhi HC January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked meda outlets to remove all defamatory content related to the sexual harassment case against a former Supreme Court judge removed within 24 hours. The court in its order on Thursday said that no statements which are defamatory against the retired judge...
  • Maharashtra: Judge pulls up policeman for attending court in a casual dress January 13, 2014

    Thane: Thane Sessions Judge MC Khadke on Monday hauled up a police officer, for appearing in court in casual dress. The police officer who has been briefing Assistant Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Fad, had worn a T-shirt which was noticed by the judge, who questioned him why attended court in a...
  • Sexual harassment: Law intern moves SC against ex-judge January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The law intern who has accused a former Suprme Court judge of sexual harassment has now moved the Supreme Court seeking action in the case. The apex court will now hear her petition on Wednesday. The intern has sought that a committee be constituted to look at her...
  • Judge to be appointed in a day or two for snoopgate probe, says Government January 10, 2014

    The Centre would appoint in a "day or two" a judge to head the judicial commission of inquiry into charges of spying on a woman in 2009 allegedly at the behest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "We will appoint a judge very soon. The decision will be made in a...
  • Delhi Law Minister scolds Law Secretary for not calling judges' meet January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti has courted controversy after scolding Law Secretary AS Yadav for refusing to convene a meeting of all judges of Delhi courts. According to the sources Yadav told Bharti that judiciary is independent and does not function under the Delhi government, so only the...
  • Devyani Khobragade's lawyer seeks delay in visa fraud case January 7, 2014

    New York: A lawyer for diplomat Devyani Khobragade is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has created tensions between the United States and India, citing the need to continue "meaningful discussions" with the prosecution. In a letter to a federal magistrate judge in New York, Khobragade's lawyer...