Outgoing CJI Gogoi declines requests for interviews and lauds media for maturity in trying times of Supreme Court.

Outgoing Chief Justice India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday expressed his inability to have one-to-one interview with scribes and lauded the press for its “maturity” and “character” in preventing “canards and falsehood” in “trying times” of the judiciary. Justice Gogoi, the 46th CJI and the first from a north-eastern state, said it was not the […]

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SC wasn’t going in right direction under CJI Dipak Misra says Justice Kurien Joseph

NEW DELHI: Justice Kurian Joseph,  said that the Apex Court was not functioning in the right direction under Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra who was being controlled from outside and was allocating cases to judges with political bias. It had become a question of the independence of the judiciary, protection of democracy and the institution of the Supreme Court, […]

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

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 seeks reply on plea for CBI probe into Junaid lynching case

The Supreme Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking a CBI probe into the Ballabhgarh mob lynching case in which 17-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death on a train in June last year. A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and M M Shantanagoudar also stayed the trial in the case till […]

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Judges row: SC to soon make public work allocation system

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has examined suggestions from stakeholders to bring transparency in allocation of sensitive PILs to judges and is likely to bring in the public domain soon the system he is going to adopt for it, sources close to him said today. They said that the listing of two petitions demanding […]

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BCI panel discusses SC crisis with Justice Arun Mishra

A Bar Council of India panel today met Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra and discussed the crisis in the apex judiciary. Justice Mishra was assigned by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a PIL relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Four senior […]

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SC crisis: BCI delegation meeting SC judges

A Bar Council of India delegation led by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra is meeting Supreme Court judges today to discuss the unprecedented crisis that has hit the judiciary. According to sources, the seven-member delegation has already met some of the judges of the top court and are scheduled to meet remaining judges including Chief […]

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Four senior judges say situation in SC “not in order”

 In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court today called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was “not in order” and many “less than desirable” things have taken place. Unless this institution is preserved, “democracy will not survive in this country,” the four judges said. Justice […]

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SC Questions Centre for Opposing French Woman’s Release

The Supreme Court has questioned the government’s stand of opposing the release of a French woman facing extradition on charges of involvement in the assassination of a Chilean senator in 1991. A bench headed by Justice Kurian Joseph quizzed the Centre over its contradictory stand of allowing two Italian marines, accused of shooting dead two […]

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Coal scam: SC-appointed team seeks former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s visitors’ diary

The Supreme court had on September 14, entrusted M L Sharma with the power to summon any person in his inquiry against Sinha, accused of scuttling probe in the coal block scam as the agency’s chief. The apex court-appointed probe team led by ex-CBI Special Director M L Sharma today moved the Supreme Court seeking […]

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