PM for building climate that attract investments

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday favoured building a climate that attracts investments and establishes fair and effective regulatory institutions and legal processes. Addressing a Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment, he said the government is bracing to meet international standards in corporate laws and will soon bring before Parliament […]

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CJI: Judges should not rule nation, ridicules “right to sleep”

Asserting that the judges should not govern the country or evolve policies, Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia today wondered what would happen if the executive refuses to comply with judiciary’s directives. He asked judges if they would invoke contempt proceedings against government officials for not complying with their decisions and disapproved a recent […]

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PM to attend Bombay High Court function

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a gathering of legal luminaries here this week to mark the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Bombay High Court, an official said here Monday. The year-long sesquicentennial celebrations of the court shall end Aug 18. Besides the prime minister, the function shall be attended by […]

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Pranab Mukherjee sworn-in as 13th President of India

Pranab Mukherjee was on Wednesday sworn-in as the country’s 13th President at an impressive ceremony in the packed and historic Central Hall of Parliament.  Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia administered the oath of office to Mr Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker […]

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High court dismisses ex-judge’s plea against prosecution

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday dismissed a petition by one of its former judges challenging the president’s grant of sanction to the CBI to prosecute her. The petition of former judge Nirmal Yadav, who served in the same high court till 2008, was dismissed by Justice Permod Kohli. Yadav was booked by the […]

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Judges shouldn’t shy away from criticism: Kapadia

Judges should not shy away from constructive criticism of their actions and decisions as such review leads to the development of law, Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia has said. Chief Justice Kapadia said this here Tuesday while releasing a book, “The Kesavananda Bharati case: The untold story of struggle for supremacy by the Supreme […]

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Supreme Court stops all mining work in Bellary

The Supreme Court Friday ordered the suspension of all mining operations in Karnataka’s Bellary region. “Mining (is) suspended with immediate effect till further orders,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia and including Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice Aftab Alam. “The greed of a few is making everyone suffer,” the bench […]

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