Rm Lodha

  • SC clears scope of revisional power of high courts 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the scope of revisional power of high courts in rent laws by holding that they "cannot re-appreciate evidence" and perusal of evidence is confined "to find out legality, regularity and propriety" of the order impugned before it. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed...
  • PIL to ban loudspeakers at religious sites; SC seeks more info August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought more "field data" in support of a PIL that has sought ban on use of loudspeakers at religious sites on the ground that they not only cause noise pollution but also cause communal riots. "What is the permissible...
  • CJI should be appointed on basis of merit: Markandey Katju August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju has pitched for appointment of Chief Justice of India (CJI) on the basis of merit and not on the basis of seniority. He said there is no constitutional provision or statutory rule of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court being...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on coal block allocation on Monday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...
  • CJI RM Lodha defends collegium system, says there is a campaign to defame the judiciary August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday defended the collegium system and said there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. "There is a campaign to disrespect the judiciary and this is doing a great damage. Don't shake the confidence of the people by defaming judiciary." Lodha expressed...
  • SC refuses to fix timeframe for probe under Whistleblower Act August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea for fixing a time period for CVC and other authorities to complete probe on a complaint filed under the Whistleblower Act but asked the Centre to look into the issue "expeditiously" if representation is made to it. A bench...
  • SC agrees to hear plea on constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 under which a separate committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Gurdwaras in the state. The formation of a new committee had sparked a bitter tussle between the...
  • SC notice to Centre for appointing CVC on line of Lokpal August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition for making the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)and Vigilance Commissioners (VCs) more transparent by seeking applications through public advertisement on the lines of Lokpal. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha sought response from...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are baseless...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 2, 2014

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  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...
  • Centre can't be blamed for Gopal Subramanium row: government sources July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the Gopal Subramanium row, the government has defended itself putting the resposibility on the judiciary. Government sources have also stated that the right to reconsideration rests with the Centre. Government sources have said that in 2009 too, the then...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake. "As...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

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  • CJI vs Modi government: Is BJP guilty of influencing SC judges' appointment? July 1, 2014

    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. ...
  • CJI RM Lodha critical of Modi government for segregating Subramanium in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Sahara case: New bench constituted, matter to be taken up on May 19 May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A new bench has been constituted in the Supreme Court to hear the Sahara case which will take up the matter on May 19. The new bench comprising justices TS Thakur and AK Sikri was set up after JS Khehar recused himself from hearing the matter. The entire case...
  • Courts should function 365 days like medical, health services, says CJI RM Lodha May 12, 2014

    Expressing concern over the piling of pending cases before the courts across the country, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Sunday said the relevance of justice lies only in its speedy and free delivery. Drawing a comparison between law and the health services, he said when medical facilities can be...
  • SC upholds constitutional validity of Right to Education Act May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Act will not...
  • SC refers plea challenging SIMI ban renewal to larger bench May 2, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a larger bench a petition challenging the latest renewal of the ban on the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). The bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha and Justice Kurian Joseph directed the listing of the matter before a larger bench of three judges,...
  • Justice RM Lodha sworn in as Chief Justice of India April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice RM Lodha was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukharjee. He is the 41st Chief Justice of India. He succeeds Chief Justice P Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term on...