Justice

  • Justice G Rohini to be Delhi HC's first woman chief justice 15-04-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will get its first woman chief justice next week. Justice G Rohini, the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, will be heading the Delhi High Court. The court as of now has has nine women judges out of a strength of...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    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...
  • SC to hear BCCI plea seeking Dhoni, Srinivasan audio tape on April 16 11-04-2014 11:04 AM

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear the petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to get a copy of audio recording of statements made by MS Dhoni and Board president and CSK owner N Srinivasan on April 16. Dhoni and Srinivasan along...
  • IPL scandal: Top-secret Mudgal report leaked, a dozen players named? 03-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Not six, as reported earlier, but as many as 12 or 13 players from five different Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with "unverified" allegations against them have been named in the sealed Justice Mukul Mudgal report on corruption in the IPL, The Indian Express reported on Thursday. The players reportedly...
  • IPL spot-fixing: It was a balanced order, says Justice Mudgal 28-03-2014 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the probe committee which conducted investigation into the IPL scandal, on Friday described the Supreme Court's interim order as "balanced" and in "best interest of Indian cricket". "I welcome the judgement and this is a very balanced order. This takes into account the...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile can't be tried in regular court, SC rules 28-03-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case cannot be sent for trial in a regular court. The Supreme Court decision came on a plea filed by the Delhi braveheart's parents seeking that the juvenile convict be treated as an adult....
  • More than 800 Muzaffarnagar riots accused absconding 27-03-2014 03:31 PM

    More than 800 accused of last year's Muzaffarnagar riot cases are yet to be arrested despite the fact that court has served arrest warrants against them, SIT sources said here today. Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Team, Manoj Jha told PTI here that the 390 people were arrested and...
  • Pakistan: Chief judge in Musharraf treason trial quits bench 27-03-2014 12:38 PM

    Islamabad: In a severe blow to the high-profile treason case against Pervez Musharraf, the chief judge conducting the trial on Thursday recused himself from the hearing after repeatedly being accused of bias against the former Pakistani military dictator. Justice Faisal Arab, the chief of the three-member bench conducting the treason...
  • Supreme Court to hear IPL corruption case today 25-03-2014 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: It is going to be a big day for BCCI as the Supreme Court will resume hearing of the IPL corruption case and also decide the future of banned Lalit Modi on Tuesday. The apex court will take up the report that has findings of the Justice Mukul...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking 26-02-2014 08:43 PM

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human...
  • BJP to hold social justice meet for Dalits, Backward Classes in TN 15-02-2014 12:24 PM

    Close on the heels of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kerala visit where he tried to reach out to Dalits, BJP will hold a social justice conference in Madurai to woo backward classes ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "Lots of posts, vacancies reserved for SC, ST, and other backward...
  • The envelope that can bring Indian cricket down 11-02-2014 08:14 AM

    Indian cricket stands on thin ice after a traumatic Monday when the committee probing the IPL betting and fixing scandal indicted Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan, for his involvement in betting on IPL matches. But ground may come off from beneath Indian cricket on March 7,...
  • Ban Srinivasan for life, says Lalit Modi 10-02-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court-instituted Justice Mudgal committee indicting Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, the event's sacked commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday demanded a life ban on his father-in-law and BCCI President N Srinivasan. "Now it's time for cricket establishment to wake up and bury...
  • Betting should be legalised to curtail fixing in cricket: Justice Mudgal 10-02-2014 03:31 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal on Monday told CNN-IBN that match-fixing can't be totally eliminated and betting and gambling should be legalised to curtail fixing in the future. Talking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Justice Mudgal said, "Betting should be legalised if we have to erase match-fixing." N Srinivasan has always maintained...
  • Justice Mudgal report puts Srinivasan on a sticky wicket again 10-02-2014 02:37 PM

    The findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel have sent shock waves across the Cricket administration in India. While it has gladdened the hearts of the BCCI chief N Srinivasan's critics, his followers and backers are worried over the future developments. It will surely bring the focus back on the...
  • IPL probe report finds N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of betting 10-02-2014 01:26 PM

    In a major setback to the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan, Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee in its report submitted to the Supreme Court on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case said that some allegations against Gurunath Meiyappan are true. Former Chennai Super Kings team...
  • US Justice Department to expand rights of gay married couples 10-02-2014 10:10 AM

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced widespread changes within the US Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. The changes, unveiled by Holder in a speech to a gay rights...
  • Justice JS Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan, says no official word given 31-01-2014 08:54 AM

    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...
  • President accepts Kumari Selja's resignation 28-01-2014 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Tuesday night given additional charge of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry following the resignation of Kumari Selja. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted the Selja's resignation with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said. Selja, who has been...
  • Kumari Selja may quit Union Ministry, work for Congress ahead of polls 28-01-2014 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kumari Selja may quit the Union Cabinet, according to Congress sources. Going by the sources, Selja is expected to work for the party ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. She currently holds the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier in the day, Congress...
  • CJI inaugurates 2,648 village legal services clinics 24-01-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: In a significant step to bring legal services to the doorsteps of people, nearly 2,648 legal clinics were opened on Friday in villages across the country to ensure that no citizen "starves from hunger of justice". The Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam on Friday inaugurated the...
  • US: Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying 18-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama's orders to change some US surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from...
  • Sexual harassment: SC notice to government, A-G, Swatanter Kumar 15-01-2014 11:12 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing the sexual harassment case against former judge Swatanter Kumar after allegations were made by a former intern against him. The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Government of India, the former judge and the Attorney General on the issue. The...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam 14-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: Protesting against a recent ruling by the Supreme Court which criminalises gay sex under IPC Section 377, maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying he is a criminal now. "I am a proud law abiding citizen, but with the ruling of the...
  • Another law intern alleges she was sexually harassed by a SC judge 10-01-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Another law intern has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a Supreme Court judge, according to an Indian Express report. This comes just days after former SC Judge AK Ganguly stepped down as the West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief following charges that he sexually harassed a...
  • Sexual harassment: Ganguly blames WB government, SC panel 08-01-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Maintaining his defiant stand on the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a law intern, former Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Wednesday hit out at the West Bengal government of hatching a conspiracy against him and blamed the Supreme Court for going out of its...
  • Live blog: Justice Ganguly's first reaction after his resignation 08-01-2014 01:28 PM

    Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly on Tuesday resigned as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission. He speaks to Rajdeep Sardesai giving his first reactions to the media after his resignation. Live updates. ...
  • Resigned to save my dignity, says Ganguly in resignation letter 07-01-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief Justice Ganguly, who is under fire for an alleged sexual harassment of a law intern, says he is stepping down from the post to save his dignity. Ganguly, a former Supreme Court judge. had on Monday tendered his resignation to Governor ending days...