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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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Plea seeking live telecast or recording of Ayodhya case be listed before CJI: SC

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The Supreme Court on Friday said a plea seeking live telecast or recording of the hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case be listed before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. A five-judge constitution bench headed by the CJI is hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case. The plea, filed by former […]

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Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said there is a need to look at the role and functioning of lawyers and understand why a law graduate’s natural choice is not the legal profession in spite of great attractions and opportunities. The CJI said lawyers act as advocates and advisors of litigants and help […]

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CJI writes to Prime Minister, seeks increase in number of Supreme Court judges

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to increase the strength of judges and raise the retirement age of high court judges to 65 years. Gogoi has also urged the prime minister to make tenure appointments of retired apex court judges and high court judges under Articles 128 […]

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Supreme Court on Karnataka tussle: Trend of past judgments not to restrain Guv

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With the Karnataka power tussle turning into a midnight courtroom battle, the Supreme Court said the general trend of its past judgments was not to restrain the governor, as it heard a plea by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the governor’s decision to invite BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. The apex court also […]

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Relief for CJI as Cong MPs withdraw plea on impeachment from Supreme Court

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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today got a relief after two Congress MPs, challenging Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu’s order rejecting the impeachment notice against him, withdrew their petitions from the Supreme Court. The top court expressed its reluctance to go into their contention questioning the setting up of a larger bench to […]

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Indu Malhotra takes oath as Supreme Court judge

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Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was today administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly. With Malhotra joining the bench, the strength of the Supreme Court is now 25, against the sanctioned strength of 31, […]

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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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Supreme Court to examine Shanti Bhushan’s PIL on allocation of cases

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The Supreme Court today decided to examine a PIL filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan challenging the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India (CJI). A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General […]

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Supreme Court to examine Shanti Bhushan’s PIL on allocation of cases

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The Supreme Court today decided to examine a PIL filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan challenging the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India (CJI). A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General […]

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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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CJI first among equals with power to allocate cases: Supreme Court

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The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “first among equals” and occupies a unique position having the “exclusive prerogative” to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled today. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of senior-most judges […]

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Supreme Court rejects PIL to frame rules to regulate composition of benches

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a PIL seeking the framing of rules to regulate the composition of benches, including constitution benches, and the allocation of work. Junking the PIL by advocate Asok Pande, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that the CJI was the head […]

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SC crisis: 4 retired judges write open letter to CJI

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Four retired judges, including an ex-Supreme Court judge, today wrote an open letter to the chief justice of India, saying they agree with the issues raised by the four apex court judges over allocation of cases and the crisis needs to be resolved “within the judiciary”. The letter by former apex court judge P B […]

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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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Backlog of cases can’t be roaring tiger before judiciary: CJI

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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today said pending cases cannot be a “roaring tiger” before the judiciary and held that the backlog problem will be tackled if the bar and the bench worked together. The CJI asked the bar body and the lawyers to assure him that they would not seek unnecessary adjournments in […]

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Kids’ custody battles transcend boundaries, law is needed: CJI

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 Intense custody battles in courts between estranged spouses transcending national boundaries cause children “immense mental stress”, necessitating a law on inter-country child custody cases, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said today. “The only question is to give custody to which parent. It’s not simple. It’s a cultural question involving the ways of life, […]

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Digital filing in SC to be transparent, manipulation free: CJI

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Digital filing of cases would make the judicial system “extremely transparent” and rule out any manipulation of records, Chief Justice of India (CJI) J S Khehar said today. Introducing the ‘Integrated Case Management Information System’ of digital filing process in the apex court, the CJI said he intended to put the system in place in […]

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Absence of timely legal help to poor affects credibility: CJI

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The credibility of the legal system and the rule of law have come under “severe strain” in the absence of timely help to poor and illiterate Indians, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said today. The CJI made the observations while highlighting the importance of Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) who, according to him, enabled […]

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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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CJI criticises electoral politics, unfulfilled poll promises

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Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today criticised the electoral politics in the country, saying poll promises are “routinely unfulfilled”, caste issues projected differently to get a majority and party manifestos do not have any linkage to socio-economic justice. The CJI said that electoral politics in India centres around “mobilisation and politicisation” of the […]

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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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CJI reinstates Justice M B Lokur as e-panel in-charge

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Chief Justice J S Khehar has reversed his predecessor Justice T S Thakur’s decision and reinstated Justice M B Lokur as judge in-charge of Supreme Court’s e-panel. The e-Committee set up in 2004 is a body constituted by the Government under the Supreme Court for policy formation on and implementation of Information and Communication Technology […]

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CJI questions Centre over transfer of HC judges

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The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre as to why judges and chief justices of high courts are not being transfered despite the recommendations of the collegium and asked it to file a status report on such pending transfers with detailed reasons in two weeks. The apex court said it gives rise to “speculation and […]

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