No need to clarify liquor ban order: SC

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The Supreme Court today said that there was no need to further clarify its order on prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of the national and state highways across the country. Recently, the apex court has modified its order and allowed the sale of liquor within 500 metre alongside highways in some hilly areas and… Read more »

Centre seeks dismissal of pleas on Judges’ appointment

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Government today sought the dismissal of a batch of petitions on judicial reforms, including appointments of judges in High Courts and Supreme Court, saying there should not be parallel proceedings when the matter is being dealt in the administrative side. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said the… Read more »

Justice J S Khehar appointed next 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 appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. Sources in the government said President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his name and the notification is being issued shortly…. Read more »

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… Read more »

Equal pay for equal work applicable to temporary staffers: SC

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In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars. Terming the denial of equal pay for equal work as “exploitative enslavement”, “oppressive, suppresive”… Read more »

Judiciary independence doesn’t necessarily require collegium system

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BJP-ruled states today strongly supported in the Supreme Court the creation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) saying that the independence of judiciary does not necessarily require that judges be appointed by the collegium system. Senior advocate T R Andhyarujina, appearing for Maharashtra, told a five-judge bench headed by that the independence of judiciary… Read more »

CJI refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members : SC

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In a new twist, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings today. The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, which is hearing the… Read more »

Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the… Read more »