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Tag: Chief Justice

CJI Ramana to chair conference of Chief Justices on Friday
CJI Ramana to chair conference of Chief Justices on Friday

This conference will be followed by a joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices at Vigyan Bhawan on April 30.

Supreme Court Relaxes Dress Code Requirements For Lawyers For COVID-19

New Delhi: Hours after Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde suggested putting away jackets and long gowns for judges and lawyers during hearings via video conferencing to prevent spread of coronavirus, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a formal notification to put the direction into effect. “It is notified for the information of all concerned […]

Liquor Sale: SC Asks States To Consider Home Delivery

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state governments should consider online sale or home delivery of liquor during the nationwide lockdown that’s in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL […]

Chief Justice Says Privacy A Concern, Proposes One Law On Environment

New Delhi: Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the widespread use of technology has also brought with it concerns over mass data collection and an individual’s right to privacy; and also insisted on a single system laws cutting across various environmental issues. On Saturday, speaking on the second day at the International Judicial Conference 2020, ‘Judiciary […]

CJI Gogoi Recommends Justice S A Bobde As His Successor

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, as his successor. Official sources told PTI that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be the next […]

Odisha Lokayukta appeals people to make State corruption-free

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta chairperson Justice Ajit Singh on Monday urged the people of the state to make Odisha a corruption-free state by filing complaints against corrupt government officials directly. Addressing a press meet, Justice Singh said, the people of the state should not become victims of corruption and should file complaints against government officials involved […]

Give fair chance to people not included in NRC: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the NRC Coordinator to provide a fair chance to those who have challenged the non-inclusion of their names in the National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told Coordinator Prateek Hajela: “Don’t cut short the process just because you have […]

Four new Supreme Court judges sworn in

New Delhi: Four new judges were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the Supreme Court on Friday, two of whom will go on to be the Chief Justices of India following the order of seniority. With the swearing in of Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna, […]

For first time, CJI to be part of SC vacation bench

New Delhi: In an unprecedented development, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will be part of the Supreme Court’s vacation bench from May 25 to May 30, mainly to take care of any dispute that may arise in government formation after the Lok Sabha election results are declared on May 23. The Supreme Court will […]

Women activists detained while protesting against CJI

New Delhi: A large number of women activists and lawyers were on Friday detained and taken to the Mandir Marg police station while they protested against the clean chit given to Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment probe. The protesters, who started their protest from Mandi House in the heart of […]

Row over CJI clean chit, SC protesters detained

New Delhi: Many women lawyers and activists were among protesters outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as they questioned the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case a day ago. As it is not allowed to gather outside the apex court for any kind of demonstration, the Delhi Police […]

CJI case: Woman pulls out of in-house inquiry

New Delhi: The former employee of the Supreme Court, who accused Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, on Tuesday pulled out from the in-house inquiry set up by the apex court to probe the charges against the CJI. In a statement to the media, she said: “I felt I was not likely to get […]

Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is India’s 46th Chief Justice succeeds Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who demitted office on October 2, with Monday being his last working […]

SC wants law against criminals entering legislatures, orders parties to give wide publicity

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today declined to disqualify candidates against whom cognisance of chargesheet have been taken by courts, saying no further disqualification under the law could be added but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures. At the same time, the apex Court directed political parties […]

HC ceasework stir
Orissa HC Bar Association calls off cease-work stir

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Bar Association today called off its month-long cease-work agitation after having discussions with Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra and other senior judges of the High Court. As per the decision taken at the Bar Association general body meeting, the lawyers would resume duty from tomorrow. The decision to call off […]

7th Pay Commission: SC, HC judges get around 200% salary hike

New Delhi: Supreme Court and high court judges have got a nearly two-fold salary hike with President Ram Nath Kovind giving nod to a bill passed by Parliament in this regard. The Chief Justice of India will now get a monthly salary of Rs 2.80 lakh, up from the present Rs one lakh. Similarly, judges […]

Chief Justice meets all judges in SC

New Delhi: All the judges of the Supreme Court met here informally on Monday, leading Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to claim that the crisis in the country’s top court “has been settled”. “There was an informal meeting in the morning (before the commencement of the court). Now everything has been settled,” Venugopal told the media. […]

Acid attack victims, transgender get jobs in Delhi HC

New Delhi: Five acid attack victims and a transgender on Wednesday joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, which, in a unique gesture, gave them employment after their plight was brought to the notice of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. A source close to Justice Mittal’s office said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by […]

Justice Dipak Mishra sworn in as Chief Justice of India

New Delhi:  Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra was sworn in on Monday as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Mishra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He has succeeded Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday. Justice Mishra will preside over the top court for 13 […]

Justice Dipak Misra to be next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday cleared the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Misra, who will be the 45th Chief Justice of India, will succeed incumbent J.S. Khehar, who retires on August 27. The outgoing CJI had recommended the name of Misra, the next senior-most judge in […]

Odisha's largest, tallest tricolour unfurled at HC premises

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: Even as the whole country is busy celebrating the 70th Independence Day, Orissa High Court here celebrated the special occasion in a special way, unfurling Odisha’s largest tricolour atop a tall mast of around 215 feet today. The huge national flag, which measures 75 feet in length and 48 feet […]

Justice Vineet Saran to take oath as CJ of Orissa HC on Feb 26

Cuttack: Senior Judge of Karnataka High Court, Justice Vineet Saran, will take oath as the 29th Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on February 26. Justice Saran will replace Justice DH Waghela, who was transferred as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. Born on May 5, 1957, Justice Saran got his Bachelor’s Degree […]

Justice Waghela’s shift to Orissa questioned

Bhubaneswar: Many leaders in Tamil Nadu have raised questions over the ‘hasty’ transfer of Karnataka High Court chief justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela to Orissa High Court on two counts, and one of them is his newly assigned work place (Orissa HC) being smaller than the present one (Karnataka HC). In a statement issued in Chennai […]