Judiciary

  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Government is entitled to try the new system: Ram Jethmalani Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, lawyer Ram Jethmalani talks about the collegium system. He says that the government wants a new system and is entitled to try this new system out. He points out the fact that the present government had made a promise in its manifesto. Thus, its justified...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed Yesterday

    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...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong 1 week 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...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces July 22, 2014

    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 keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to ex-CJI RC Lahoti July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1. "Is it...
  • AIADMK demands probe into allegations of graft in judiciary July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK members in Lok Sabha on Monday sought an enquiry into the allegations of corruption in judiciary made by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, charging DMK and the erstwhile UPA government with "interfering" in the appointment of a Madras High Court judge. "It is a serious matter ......
  • Focus on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill after Markandey Katju's charges July 21, 2014

    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...
  • Katju's charge of corruption in judiciary leads to a row and uproar July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary has led to a storm. Former CJI Justice RC Lahoti said, "Everything is a matter of record. Whatever I have done or not done is all on...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    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...
  • Subramanium's remarks on Centre spark a debate, jurists divided June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium's decision to withdraw his candidature for Supreme Court judge posting has sparked off a debate. Jurists have been divided over Centre's objection to Subramanium's candidature. Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Harish Salve has blamed the collegium system for the mess. "I don't...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajendra...
  • Backlog of cases in Indian courts is disturbing: Pranab February 9, 2014

    Mumbai: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the pendency of 31 million cases in courts across the country was very disturbing. "I am very disturbed to find a staggering 31 million cases pending in various courts all over the country and hope the judiciary would do its best to clear...
  • Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary' January 19, 2014

    Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for "insulting the judiciary", the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader. Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for 'insulting the judiciary', state media reported on Sunday. These...
  • Pendency of cases, vacancies major challenges before judiciary: Retd SC judge GS Singhvi December 27, 2013

    Recently-retired Supreme Court judge Justice GS Singhvi on Thursday said huge pendency of cases, lack of infrastructure facilities and manpower, and delay in judges' appointment were among the major challenges the judiciary has been facing for the past 65 years. "More than 3.24 crore cases have been pending before different courts...
  • P Sathasivam defends collegium system of appointment of judges September 14, 2013

    The Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, on Saturday defended the collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary but said it is a prerogative of the Centre to bring a bill to change it. "Now as CJI, I am not going into the contents of the bill and how...
  • CNN-IBN impact: Haryana Additional Advocate General resigns September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN had assessed documents that revealed the extent of nepotism in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana's Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh resigned from his post. At least 30 law officers including Singh are working in courts where their relatives were judges. Nepotism in...
  • Haryana Additional Advocate General quits after report on nepotism September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reviled documents that show nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, Haryana Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh on Saturday resigned from his post. In his resignation note addressed to the Law Secretary Haryana, Advocate General Hawa Singh Hooda and the Chairman Bar Council of India,...
  • Are appointments to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism? September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Documents with the channel show how relatives of judges in the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 6, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • How can ethical standards be improved within the judiciary? September 6, 2013

    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which replaces the collegium system with a judicial commission to appoint judges. ...
  • Govt must restore faith in police, judiciary, says Hamid Ansari August 31, 2013

    As Delhi grapples with the problem of rising crime rate, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said the issue of safety and security has been agitating the public mind and government must restore people's faith in police and justice delivery system. Underlining the need for improved security in the city, Ansari...
  • Commerce Minister Anand Sharma blames judiciary for India's economic crisis August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday tried to shift the blame for the economic crisis onto the Indian judiciary saying that certain judgements made by the latter has often contributed to the loss to the exchequer. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anand Sharma also...
  • Fears about my son's elimination put to rest, says Bhatkal's father August 29, 2013

    The father of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal,on Thursday, expressed relief over the arrest of his son, saying their fears about his "elimination" in a fake encounter had been put to rest. "We are extremely relieved that Ahmed Siddibapa (Yasin Bhatkal) has been arrested, according to media reports. We are relieved...
  • Opinions of govts to be considered while appointing SC, HC judges: P Sathasivam August 20, 2013

    Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Tuesday said the Central and state governments were free to express their opinions and objections, which would be taken into account, while appointing judges for the Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country. Speaking at the inauguration of Alternative Disputes Resolution Centre...
  • Seminar on law and order situation in state on Saturday August 16, 2013

    Senior civil and police officials from across the state would interact with officials of judiciary at Patna on Saturday to discuss ways and means to expedite disposal of criminal cases through scientific investigation. Law enforcing agency at the ground level including District magistrates, Superintendents of Police, Chief Judicial Magistrates, public prosecutors...