Katju

  • Kejriwal's remarks on media 'irresponsible': Katju 14-03-2014 11:48 PM

    Speaking on the ongoing tussle between media and Arvind Kejriwal Press Council of India Chairman asks, "Kejriwal continues to enjoy enough media attention, so what is he complaining about?" ...
  • Once a media favourite, Kejriwal mocks journalists, earns their ire 14-03-2014 10:00 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal whose fame is often credited to media is under severe criticism for his volley of attacks on journalists. Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju lashed out at Kejriwal saying that his remarks about media were irresponsible. While admitting that paid news...
  • Centre seeks Maharashtra government's view on reducing term of Sanjay Dutt 23-10-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has sought Maharashtra government's opinion on reducing sentence of Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. The move came after Press Council of India chief Justice (retd) Markandey Katju petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee seeking relief for the actor and two others, including a...
  • First Urdu law dictionary released today 15-09-2013 04:13 PM

    'Kanoon Lugat', an Urdu law dictionary, billed as a first of its kind in the country, was released in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of legal luminaries. The dictionary, encompassing 52,000 legal terms, has been translated in Urdu for the first time, said chief translator and Supreme Court advocate...
  • Katju to Manipur CM: Ensure newspapers can function normally 04-09-2013 04:53 PM

    The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to take steps to ensure that newspapers in his state, which have been receiving threats from militants, can function normally. In a letter addressed to Singh, PCI chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that he had...
  • Katju apologises for his 'fools' remark 24-08-2013 03:35 PM

    Press Council of India Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju apologised to people on Saturday whose feelings he may have hurt by his "90 percent of Indians are fools" remark or other statements. "Some people have been aggrieved by my statement that 90 percent Indians are fools and some other statements....
  • Katju hits out at Narendra Modi, says he's playing divisive politics 27-07-2013 03:10 PM

    Nagpur: Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju on Saturday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying that he has been playing divisive politics by raking up issues on Hindu nationalism. "I don't agree with Hindu nationalism. We must be Indian nationalists not...
  • SC no to plea seeking more time for Sanjay Dutt 14-05-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition by a Bollywood production house who sought an extension of time for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender so that he could finish the shoot for its films. The two films that Dutt is currently shooting for are 'Policegiri' and...
  • Sanjay Dutt gets reprieve: Has SC set an unhealthy precedent? 17-04-2013 11:20 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. ...
  • SC gives Dutt 4 weeks to surrender, rejects Zaibunissa's petition 17-04-2013 10:41 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. ...
  • The Last Word: Was SC right to give Sanjay Dutt 4 more weeks to surrender? 17-04-2013 10:16 PM

    Sanjay Dutt, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term. ...
  • News 360: Supreme Court gives Sanjay Dutt four weeks to surrender 17-04-2013 09:44 PM

    Sanjay Dutt, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term. ...
  • 1993 Bombay blasts case: 5 convicts seek more time to surrender 17-04-2013 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: Five convicts in the 1993 Bombay blasts case on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, seeking more time to surrender. This comes after the apex court gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the case. The convicts who approached the apex court are Zaibunissa Kazi, Altaf...
  • Sanjay Dutt gets 4 more weeks to surrender 17-04-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. The actor, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his...
  • Mumbai: Plea seeking amendment of PCI Act for Katju's removal in HC 15-04-2013 09:53 PM

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed by a journalist in Bombay High Court alleging gross abuse of position by the Chairman of Press Council of India Markandey Katju and pleaded that the relevant law be amended to allow removal of a PCI chief. The Ministry of Law and Justice, Minister...
  • Katju writes to President seeking pardon for Bhullar 13-04-2013 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar who has been awarded death sentence in connection with the 1993 Delhi bomb blast case. Katju's letter comes close on the heels of a two-judge bench...
  • Pakistan will reunite with India one day, says Katju 08-04-2013 12:51 AM

    Hyderabad: Pakistan is "a fake country", and one day will reunite with India along with Bangladesh, Press Council of India chairperson Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju said in Hyderabad on Sunday. He also said that whereas today an overwhelming majority of Hindus and Muslims were "communal", it was not so a...
  • Media demonising Muslim community: Justice Markandey Katju 07-04-2013 04:45 PM

    Hyderabad: "Discrimination" against Muslims is giving rise to a feeling of injustice among them, Press Council Chairman Markanedya Katju claimed on Sunday and rebuked the media for what he described as "demonising" Muslim community through "irresponsible" journalism. "Whenever a bomb blast occurs or such incident takes place, within an hour...
  • Katju urges Andhra to free constable jailed for killing ACP 07-04-2013 04:48 AM

    Hyderabad: Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju on Saturday appealed to Andhra Pradesh government to release Abdul Qadeer, a former police constable who is in jail for last 22 years for gunning down a police officer. Katju submitted a letter to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy urging him...
  • Lot of 'mediocre' journalists around: Katju 05-04-2013 04:53 PM

    Hyderabad: Justifying his decision to appoint a panel on fixing minimum qualification for journalists, Press Council Chairman Markandey Katju on Friday said the aim was not to "muzzle" the media but to improve the standards as there are a lot of "mediocre" professionals in the field. "There are a lot...
  • Maharashtra Governor sends 60 pleas on pardon for Sanjay to Home Dept 05-04-2013 04:46 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent 60 representations and petitions received by him from various individuals and organisations, both seeking and opposing clemency for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to the State Home Department. In a letter dated April 4, 2013 addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of...
  • Sanjay Dutt's appeal: Should emotions influence the law? 28-03-2013 11:58 PM

    Amidst the clamour to seek a pardom for him, actor Sanjay Dutt broke his silence on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-03-2013 11:58 PM

    Breaking down repeatedly while addressing the media, Sanjay Dutt said he isn't seeking pardon and will surrender within the stipulated deadline. ...