Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as CJI

 Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the chief justice of India on Sunday. Justice Gogoi’s tenure as judge and as CJI was marked by some controversies and […]

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Supreme Court on Ayodhya case: Temple at disputed site and to allot alternative land for mosque.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. In one of the most important and most anticipated judgements in India’s […]

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed new Chief Justice of India, To Take Office On Oct 3

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will take office on October 3. According to the convention, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court is appointed by the CJI, and Justice Gogoi by virtue of his seniority, was next in line. As the 46th Chief Justice […]

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Dipak Misra Recommends Justice Gogoi, As Successor wrote to the government

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra has recommended the name of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor with a month to his retirement. Justice Gogoi, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will take charge on October 3 as the next Chief Justice of India. This comes after the Law Ministry a few days ago asked […]

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Centre is unprepared: SC on Special court to try cases of politicians

NEW DELHI: Speaking about the Centre not furnishing details sought by it on setting up special courts to deal with cases involving politicians, the Supreme Court said the Centre is “unprepared”. In December 2017, the apex court had ordered setting of 12 special courts to deal with such cases. These courts should start functioning from […]

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SC shows dissatisfaction over Centre’s response on Lokpal matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre’s response on appointment of search committee members for a Lokpal. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Navin Sinha asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit giving relevant details of the search committee. During the hearing, Attorney General K K Venugopal submitted […]

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SC to examine plea seeking reservation for orphans on par with SC, ST, OBC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for orphans, who have no linkage in society, on par with those belonging to the SC/ST and OBC category. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi issued notice to the Centre seeking its response to […]

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Centre tells Supreme Court: Process to appoint eminent jurist to select Lokpal underway

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the process to fill up the vacancy of an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointing Lokpal was going on. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi that recommendation for induction of an eminent jurist in the panel has been […]

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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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No extension of date for updation of NRC in Assam : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in the wake of panchayat elections in the state, saying the polls should not become an impediment. The top court, however, spared the Additional Deputy Commissioner rank officer […]

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