Rm Lodha

  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be sworn in as next CJI April 11, 2014

    Justice RM Lodha to be sworn in as next Chief Justice of India on April 27, 2014. Lodha will be the 41st Chief Justice of the country. Palanisamy Sathasivam is the current CJ of the country. He succeeded Altamas Kabir on 19 July 2013. ...
  • Prashant Bhushan apologises to Supreme Court November 20, 2013

    The Supreme Court took exception to counsel Prashant Bhushan's comment that it was hesitant in taking action against Attorney General GE Vahanvati, but later on Wednesday accepted his apology that he did not intend to lower the esteem of the court or hurt judges. The apex court bench headed by Justice...
  • Law intern who accused ex-SC judge of sexual harassment deposes before panel November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A Law intern who alleged sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court judge on Monday deposed before a committee appointed by it to look into the matter. The law intern recorded her statement for two hours and requested the committee that confidentiality of her testimony be maintained....
  • Supreme Court issues notice to ex-army chief on age row October 1, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to former army chief Gen (retd) VK Singh asking why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against him for his remarks questioning the apex court's decision in his date of birth issue. The apex court's special bench of Justice RM Lodha and...
  • SC dismisses curative petition of Subramanian Swamy against P Chidambaram September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's curative petition against its verdict declining to make Finance Minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. "We have gone through the curative petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within...
  • Coal block allocations 'tainted' and be set aside: NGO to SC September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The entire coal block allocation process was "non-transparent, unfair and tainted" leading to windfall gains running into lakhs of crores of rupees to a few private firms and the allotments be cancelled, an NGO on Thursday told the Supreme Court. The very basis of the allotment of coal blocks...
  • SC seeks clarifications from Centre on Coal block allocations September 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought several clarifications from the Centre relating to the policy and guidelines adopted in coal block allocations which was extended to private sector in the post-liberalisation era. A bench headed by justice R M Lodha is hearing PILs seeking cancellation of the coal block allocations in...
  • Coal scam: SC orders government to give files to CBI August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to provide "full co-operation" to CBI in its probe in coal block allocations scam by providing it with all necessary information and files without any delay. "As regards ongoing investigation by CBI, we have made it clear that all necessary...
  • Illegal coal blocks will be cancelled, says Supreme Court March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the allocation of coal blocks prima facie seemed to be arbitrary and the procedure adopted by the government does not appear to be legal. It warned of cancelling the blocks if procedures were not followed. The court directed the CBI not to share...
  • Antony wants row closed on army chief's age February 13, 2012

    New Delhi, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday expressed happiness that the controversy over Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh's age had been resolved and hoped that everyone would "work together to strengthen national security". "I am very happy this controversy is over," Antony said. "It is my request to all my...