Indian judiciary strongest, most robust institution in world: CJI Dipak Misra

NEW DELHI: As Justice Dipak Misra’s term comes to an end the outgoing Chief Justice on Monday said that Indian judiciary is the “most robust institution”  in the world. Our judiciary has been strongest judiciary in the world having capability to handle mind boggling number of cases,” Justice Misra, who will retire as the CJI Tuesday, said while […]

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CJI-designate Ranjan Gogoi, says he has a plan to tackle pendency of cases in courts

NEW DELHI: India’s top judge-designate Ranjan Gogoi expressed concern over the pendency of cases in courts, vowing to tackle issues that’re rendering the legal system and it has the potential of making the system irrelevant”. Justices Gogoi said he will reveal a plan to tackle pending cases and asked lawyers to participate in the process. Speaking at a […]

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Supreme Court rejects plea challenging appointment of Justice Gogoi as next CJI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment  of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. The petitioner advocates, R P Luthra and Satyaveer Sharma had relied on the contents of a press conference called by the top four judges including Justice Gogoi earlier […]

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SC adjourns hearing on Rafale fighter jet deal

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing seeking probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph put the plea for consideration on October 10. Petitioner M L Sharma told the apex court bench that he wants to file some […]

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Malegaon blasts case: Supreme Court rejects Lt Col Purohit’s Plea For SIT Probe

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to admit a plea by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit seeking a court-monitored investigation by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into his alleged kidnapping illegal detention and brutal torture in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The bench, comprising Justices Naveen Sinha ,Justices Ranjan Gogoi, and K M Joseph, said admission of the […]

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Goa Land Act: SC dismisses pleas challenging validity of amendments

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New Delhi, The dismissed petitions challenging the validity of amendments made in the 114-year-old Land Acquisition Act to save a portion of a five-star resort in Goa which was earlier ordered to be demolished. “We find no merit in the petitions. We uphold the validity of the amendments made to the Land Acquisition Act,” a […]

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DD can share feed of WC matches with pvt cable: SC

In good news for lakhs of cricket lovers dependent on cable TV, the Supreme Court today gave a go-ahead to public broadcaster Doordarshan to continue sharing live feed of World Cup cricket matches with private cable operators. The apex court continued its stay on the Delhi High Court verdict that had allowed the plea of […]

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Centre opposes in SC guidelines to regulate its advertisements

Government on Tuesday opposed in Supreme Court the framing of guidelines on regulating its advertisements, saying this did not fall under the ambit of judicial purview as an elected dispensation was answerable to Parliament. The government also asked as to how would the court decide which of the advertisement has been issued to gain political […]

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Quota for persons with disabilities : SC seeks DoPT’s response

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s response on an NGO’s plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities. The bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and RF Nariman issued show cause notice to the Secretary of the Department of […]

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC commutes killers’ death sentence to life term

In a major relief to three condemned prisoners in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted their death sentence to life imprisonment, holding that the 11-year long delay in deciding their mercy petition had a dehumanising effect on them. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the delay […]

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