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Live streaming of court proceedings: Matter to be dealt with by CJI on administrative side

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said the issue related to implementation of its 2018 verdict allowing live streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance would be dealt with by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) on the administrative side. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would not pass any […]

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Country going through difficult times : Supreme Court

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Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Thursday observed that the country is going through difficult times and there is so much violence going on as the Supreme Court refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking to declare the Citizenship Amendment Act as constitutional. A bench headed by CJI Bobde expressed surprise over the […]

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The Supreme Court on Friday decided to put on hold the elections for the local bodies on TN.

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The Supreme Court on Friday decided to put on hold the elections for the local bodies in nine new districts, carved out of four existing ones, in Tamil Nadu for complying with legal formalities such as delimitation and reservation in four months. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde considered […]

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Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde congratulated by Bar leaders.

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Newly-appointed Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday sat on the dais in a courtroom with Chief Justice of Jamaica Bryan Sykes and senior-most Judge of Bhutan’s Supreme Court, Justice Kuenlay Tshering, a first for the head of the Indian apex court. Justice Bobde, 63, was administered the oath of office by President […]

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CJI Gogoi to meet UP chief secretary and DGP to review law and order situation in UP.

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is likely to have a meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police on Friday to assess the law and order arrangement in the state ahead of the verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case to be pronounced next week, sources said. The CJI has called […]

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D Raja on impeachment: Will examine grounds of rejection

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CPI leader D Raja, part of the opposition led by Congress which moved the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India, today said the concerned parties would have to examine the grounds on which the notice has been rejected by Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu. “Concerned parties will have to examine the grounds on […]

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Chief Justice of India-led orders listing of a case relating to BJP chief’s son

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The Supreme Court today directed the listing of a case of a news portal’s scribes, who are facing criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP President Amit Shah’s son, before an appropriate bench for final disposal on April 18. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said since it was […]

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PIL in SC over CJI’s administrative authority as of roster

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Senior advocate and former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the master of roster and for laying down the principles and procedure to be followed in preparing it for allocation of cases. He filed the […]

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No compromise on fundamental rights: CJI

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There can be no compromise on a citizen’s fundamental rights, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said today while responding to the assertion of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that governance “must remain” with those elected to govern. On Prasad’s remark that “PILs cannot become a substitute for governance”, the CJI said the […]

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SC slaps Rs 10 lakh each on two for filing “motivated” plea

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The Supreme Court today imposed a cost of Rs 10 lakh each on two persons for filing a “motivated” petition challenging the practise of recommending to the President, the name of successor by the incumbent Chief Justice of India. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that imposition […]

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India becoming hub of international arbitration: CJI

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Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today said India is becoming a hub of international arbitration and the government’s initiative to work towards zero interference in the process will promote confidence among foreign traders. Justice Khehar said that potential for international arbitration is increasing due to foreign investment. Speaking at a two-day seminar ‘Engaging […]

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Centre writes to CJI over pending adoption cases

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Concerned over a large number of adoption cases pending in courts across the country, the Centre has written to Chief Justice of India on the need to sensitise judges. Maneka Gandhi-led Women and Child Development Ministry has also suggested a slew of measures in order to hasten the legal process. “Courts are going beyond the […]

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Train young lawyers to understand profession,ethics

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Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today urged the Bar Council of India to train young lawyers to make them understand the profession and its work ethics. He also asked the apex lawyers’ body, BCI, to improve the quality of legal institutions by training and helping litigants and make the lawyers competent enough to […]

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Law Ministry faced flak over vacancies in courts in 2016

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2016 can be summed up as a year when the Law Ministry came under constant fire of outgoing Chief Justice of India T S Thakur for rising vacancies in the higher judiciary even as its efforts to finalise a document to guide appointments in high courts and the Supreme Court failed. On its part, the […]

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Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th CJI

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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is […]

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CJI recuses from hearing PIL seeking norms for raids

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Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today recused himself from hearing a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for safeguarding rights of public against alleged misuse of powers by probe agencies during search and seizure. As the plea contained details of recent searches conducted at the houses of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Justice […]

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CJI not happy with PM skipping issues of judiciary in I-Day speech

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Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi not mentioning the problems faced by the judiciary in his speech on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, and said he was expecting some words about the judges’ appointments. “I think I have reached the peak of my career, so […]

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3.08 crore cases pending in HCs, lower courts: Govt

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Despite disposal of over two crore litigations last year, over three crore cases are still pending in the 24 high courts and various lower courts in the country, Rajya Sabha was told today. The latest figures have come even as Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had on Sunday lamented that the judge-to-people ratio in […]

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No worry till judiciary’s independence is intact

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Terming the debate on intolerance as a “political issue”, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today said there is no need to fear or worry till the judiciary is “independent” and upholds the rule of law. “Yeh siyasi pahlu hain (this is a political issue). We have a Rule of Law. So long as […]

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Justice T S Thakur to be next Chief Justice of India

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Justice TS Thakur would succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the apex court, will take over as the CJI after Justice Dattu retires on December 2. His name was recommended to the government by Justice Dattu on Monday, official sources said. After the law […]

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Govt to seeks jurists’ views on bill to scrap collegium system

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Displaying earnest, government will seek the views of jurists and former judges on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission bill it plans to bring in Parliament to replace the present collegium system where judges appoint judges. Sources said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will listen to top jurists and former judges on Monday to elicit their […]

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Subramanium among first choice of CJI

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Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge, today emerged as the first choice of Chief Justice of India R M Lodha to try the high and mighty in the coal blocks scam cases. “If I failed in something you (lawyers appearing in the matter) […]

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Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI

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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 Bar Associations of Patna High Court […]

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Trace Modi’s wife: Letter asks CJI, Delhi CJ

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An advocate from Meerut has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India and Delhi High Court Chief Justice seeking their intervention for the “safety and security” of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben, alleging she has been “wrongfully confined at some unknown place”. “It is seriously apprehended that she has been […]

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