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Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as CJI

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 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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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12 states to appointed Lokayukta : SC

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 The Supreme Court today asked the chief secretaries of 12 states to specify why they have not appointed a Lokayukta. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi also asked the chief secretary of Odisha to apprise the court about the status of the Lokayukta in state and said the apex court has no […]

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SC Collegium recommends 4 permanent judges for Allahabad High Court

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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of four additional judges of the Allahabad High Court as permanent judges. The collegium, in its resolution, has also said that the recommendation for appointment of Justice Serto be processed expeditiously as his term expires on March 13. The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of four additional […]

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JNU violence: SC rejects plea for SIT probe, contempt action

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 The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking an SIT probe into the February 2016 violence inside a trial court here during which former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others were assaulted, saying it would not “flog a dead horse back to life”. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi did not accept […]

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Judges row: SC to soon make public work allocation system

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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

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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

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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”

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 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 collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

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The Supreme Court collegium has finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges. Sources said the collegium, comprising five seniormost judges of the apex court, had met recently […]

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Farmer on leased land after expiry period can’t be evicted: SC

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The Supreme Court has held that a farmer, who is in possession of leased land even after expiry of the lease period, cannot be evicted if the owner either acknowledges the tenancy or is accepting the rent. Referring to a provision of the Transfer of Property Act, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

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SC rejects Jat quota plea for PG medical and dental courses

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by a group of Jat students seeking benefits of reservation under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category in the ongoing process of admission in post-graduate medical and dental courses. “No vested rights could be created under the notification (of March 4, 2014) as it was already held […]

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SC refuses to stop govt ads

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Supreme Court today refused to direct stopping the publication of government advertisements carrying photos of political figures and sought replies from the Centre and others on a court-appointed panel’s recommendations to regulate such publicity materials. “Before we pass such an order, we should be giving an opportunity to other side,” a bench comprising justices Ranjan […]

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What should be citizenship of child born out of surrogacy: SC asks Centre

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre on the issue of citizenship of child born in the country out of surrogacy in which biological parents are foreign nationals but the woman who gives birth is Indian. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi also raised question whether such child can be granted […]

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SC notice to central, state governments on RTE plea

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Following a plea seeking enforcement of the right of 37.7 million children to be admitted in schools under the Right to Education Act, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the central and state governments, according to news reports. A bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice MY Eqbal issued notice […]

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SC to hear plea against freeing Rajiv case convicts March 6

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The Supreme Court will hear March 6 the plea challenging the validity of the powers of a state government to grant remission of sentence to prisoners in case of the Tamil Nadu government deciding to release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Besides others, the petition is by some relatives of the other […]

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