Judges

  • Generate legal awareness among women, poorer sections: SC judge 4 days ago

    Puducherry: Supreme Court Judge, Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya on Saturday called upon lawyers, medical personnel, students and other sections of society to acquaint themselves with provisions of various legislations and then generate legal awareness among people for whom the laws were meant to ensure their protection and to promote their welfare....
  • Judge to announce final verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case today 5 days ago

    The trial of blade runner Oscar Pistorius will resume on Friday. On Thursday Oscar was not found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the judge Thokozile Masipa as she rendered part of her verdict. Oscar still faces a culpable homicide conviction and a maximum sentence of fifteen years...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today 6 days ago

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • Reform of convicts must be part of justice system: SC judge September 6, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Criminal justice system in the country should not limit itself with taking penal action alone but should also think about ways to reform convicts, a Supreme Court judge said. The duty of judges is not just limited to taking penal action but also to pronounce verdicts that lead to...
  • Drivers must slowly negotiate crossroads: Delhi court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A court has said that drivers must slow down as they negotiate crossroads as it upheld the three-month jail term of a man convicted for killing one by his rash and negligent driving. "It is duty of the driver of a motor vehicle to negotiate a crossroad at a...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" -- starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son --...
  • SC issues notice to MP HC judge accused of sexual harassment August 29, 2014

    Gwalior: Two days after a female Gwalior judge approached the Supreme Court over sexual harassment charges directed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, the apex court has issued a notice to the accused. The SC has also put a stay on the MP HC inquiry committee probing the case. The...
  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Alleged sexual harassment of Gwalior woman judge raised in Rajya Sabha August 12, 2014

    The issue of alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with senior lawyer and nominated member KTS Tulsi demanding immediate action on her complaint saying it would otherwise demoralise lady judges in the country. Complaining of sexual harassment by a judge...
  • Congress to support Judicial Appointments Bill but seek some amendments August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government hopes to pass the Judicial Appointments Bill on Tuesday, the Congress is likely to support the Bill, say sources. However, sources say that the Congress will seek amendments to some clauses like the veto clause. "Barring two clauses, we support the Bill. Why should the government...
  • Will Justice Katju's tirade reform or tarnish the judiciary? August 11, 2014

    Press Council of India Chairman Markandeya Katju has yet again alleged corruption in judiciary, claiming that Justice SH Kapadia had received several complaints of corruption against a senior Allahabad High Court judge. Judiciary is amongst the four pillars of our democracy. Any attempt made to change the character of working...
  • Former Addl S-G demands impeachment against the accused HC judge August 4, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. ...
  • Ready to face death if found guilty of sexual harassment, says MP HC Judge August 4, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. "I am ready to face...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? July 29, 2014

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Government begins consultation on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday started the consultation process on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill seeking to change the collegium system. The meeting was called by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi and eminent jurists. The meeting was...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    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? July 15, 2014

    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...