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Tag: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi

45 Fast track courts will take 44-long years to clear 7,292 rape cases pending in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: With the ever rising rapes and citizens growing restless in the State, Odisha government has joined the Union Law Ministry’s scheme to bring up 45 special fast track courts in the State. However, the moot point is will the 45 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) in Odisha do justice to the rape & POCSO […]

Supreme Court Says CJI Office Comes Under RTI

New Delhi: The office of Chief Justice comes under the Right to Information Act, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Sanjeev Khanna and Deepak Gupta pronounced that the Chief Justice Office is as a public authority under RTI, and upheld the Delhi High Court verdict of 2010. The apex court […]

Ayodhya: Rlys Cancels Leave, Steps Up Security

New Delhi: In view of the Ayodhya Ram temple verdict ahead of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement on November 17, the Railway Protection Force on Thursday issued a seven-page advisory to all its zones, asking them to remain alert, cancelling the leave of its personnel. “We have issued an advisory to keep the railway premises […]

SC on stranded migrant labourers
Day-To-Day Proceedings In Ayodhya Case To End At 5 PM Today: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya, saying “enough is enough”. A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it is hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case for […]

Ayodhya Case Arrives At Crucial Phase, Intense Arguments Expected

New Delhi: Intense arguments are predicted in the Ayodhya title dispute in the Supreme Court as the October 18 deadline approaches, leaving eight days of active hearing in the politically vexing 70-year-old case. A Constitution bench comprising five judges and headed by Chief Justice is the hearing the matter, who have expressed probability of hearing […]

With 4 Judges Sworn In, SC Attains Full Strength

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday attained its full strength after the swearing of four new judges taking the total number of judges to 34, which is the highest ever. Justices Krishna Murari, S.R. Bhat, V. Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy have been appointed as judges of the apex court. In May, Chief Justice Ranjan […]

Ayodhya case: SC asks for time-frame to conclude arguments

New Delhi: The parties involved in the Ayodhya title dispute should inform about the tentative time-frame to conclude their arguments, the Supreme Court on Tuesday told the counsels of the Hindu and Muslim parties. A Constitution bench comprising five judges and headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked, on the 25th day of the hearing, […]

If Required I Will Visit J&K: CJI, Seeks Report From HC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice on the access to the court by the people as Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also made it clear that he will personally visit J&K if required. “If required, I will go and personally check, I will […]

Ayodhya case: SC to hear contempt plea of Muslim parties' lawyer

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Monday agreed to hear the contempt petition moved by the lawyer of the Muslim parties, Rajeev Dhavan, on the threat he received for appearing for his clients. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal moved the application before the court and the CJI agreed to list the matter. […]

Hindus cite archaeology to show Ayodhya site was place of worship

New Delhi: On the seventh day of the Ayodhya hearing, the Hindu parties cited evidence based on an archaeological report to state there was a massive structure at the Babri Masjid site dating back to 2nd Century BC which was public in nature and that the structure would be a temple or ‘mandap’ with pillars. […]

Unnao rape survivor battles severe blood infection

Lucknow: The Unnao rape survivor is battling severe blood infection because of which six of the seven antibiotics being given to her have been rendered ineffective. The report of a blood culture examination of the girl showed she has serious infection in her blood. The report came after she was shifted to the AIIMS in […]

Ayodhya case: SC commences third-day hearing, Deity Ram Lalla's counsel to continue arguments

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday commenced hearing on the third day in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya after efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed. Senior advocate K Prasaran, appearing for deity ‘Ram Lalla’, commenced arguments on before a five judge constitution bench headed […]

Unnao rape: Driver says truck skidded due to rain

Lucknow: Ashish Pal, the driver whose truck crashed into the car carrying the Unnao rape survivor on July 28 in Rae Bareli, has told the CBI that his truck had skidded due to heavy rain on the day of the accident. Ashish Pal said that he was returning after off-loading ‘maurang’ (mortar) in Rae Bareli […]

Unnao rape case: CBI sleuths question Sengar in Sitapur prison

Lucknow: The CBI on Saturday quizzed expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is lodged in a prison in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district on charges of raping a minor girl two years ago. A three-member team of the central investigation agency visited the Sitapur district jail and questioned the Bangermau MLA for several hours. On […]

Ayodhya: Mediation fails; SC to commence day-to-day hearing from Aug 6

New Delhi: The mediation proceedings have failed to resolve amicably the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court said Friday and ordered day-to-day hearing of the politically sensitive case from August 6. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the report of the three member mediation […]

Unnao rape survivor to remain in Lucknow: Family

Lucknow: The Unnao rape survivor’s mother, on Friday, said that she does not want to shift her daughter to Delhi for treatment because she is satisfied with the treatment at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU) hospital. The Supreme Court had, on Thursday, offered to transfer the 19-year-old rape survivor from the Lucknow hospital to […]

Mediation in Ayodhya dispute never got going

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed mediation committee on the Ayodhya dispute, consisting of eminent persons reckoned as stalwarts in facilitating a consensus, failed to get going in its bid to resolve the temple-mosque row. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on July 18 asked the three-member mediation panel led by […]

Unnao rape survivor's family at liberty to take call on shifting her to AIIMS from Lucknow: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the Unnao rape survivor’s family is at liberty to take a call on shifting her to AIIMS here from the Lucknow hospital where she is undergoing treatment following a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district. The apex court took note of a statement made by senior […]

SC seeks personal appearance of CBI officers probing Unnao cases in court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider transfer of the trial in Unnao rape case to Delhi. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI officer supervising the cases connected with Unnao rape victim to make personal appearance before the court on Thursday at 12 p.m. The court sought full details of […]

Government approves bill to increase SC judges to 33

New Delhi: The Central Government on Wednesday approved introduction of a bill to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court from the present 30 to 33, excluding the Chief Justice. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that there is a need for more judges as many matter are pending in the Supreme Court. “The […]

Mob Lynching: SC issues notice on plea for implementing order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a petition seeking direction to stop increasing mob lynching incidents targeting the minority community in the country. A set of directions was laid down by the top court in its 2018 judgement to prevent mob lynching. The petition was listed before a bench headed by […]

Himalayan apathy: Odisha forfeits Rs 145cr central grant for 63 Fast Track Courts

Bhubaneswar: In a classic instance of Himalayan injustice towards women and vulnerable groups in the State, Odisha Government has simply junked the huge central grant of Rs 145 crore for bringing up 63 Fast Track Courts (FTCs) in the State. Significantly, when the State government has often taken up cudgels against cut in central fund […]

15 Karnataka rebel MLAs to skip assembly session on July 18

Bengaluru: Buoyed by the Supreme Court’s favourable order on their joint petitions to abstain from the Assembly, 15 Karnataka rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies said on Wednesday they would not attend the session on Thursday (July 18) for the trust vote by beleaguered Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. “We are not going to Bengaluru to […]

Karnataka Congress rebel makes U-turn, flies off to Mumbai

Bengaluru: In a sudden u-turn, rebel Karnataka Housing Minister M.T.B. Nagaraj flew to Mumbai on Sunday, a day after assuring state Congress leaders that he would withdraw his resignation as legislator and attend the Assembly on Monday. While a Congress spokesman said Nagaraj gave no reason for his trip, other leaders accused the opposition BJP […]

Karnataka Crisis: SC To Hear Rebel MALs' Plea On Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the July 10 plea by Karnataka’s rebel Congress and JD-S MLAs alleging that Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh was delaying acceptance of their resignations. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the matter required a detailed hearing and schedule it for further hearing […]

Karnataka slug fest peaks; rebels move SC, 2 more Congress MLAs quit

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Karnataka’s political slug fest intensified on Wednesday, with the rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs approaching the Supreme Court against the Assembly Speaker’s decision not to accept their resignations and the Opposition BJP urging Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct a floor test by the H D Kumaraswamy government. Meanwhile, two more Karnataka Congress legislators, […]

SC rejects TikTok plea seeking transfer of cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined Chinese social media app TikTok’s plea seeking transfer of cases relating to the ban on it from the Madras High Court to the apex court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the TikTok plea that all matters pending in the Madurai bench of the […]

SC rejects plea alleging inconsistent guidelines of HCs for designating lawyers as seniors

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to all the 24 high courts to amend their guidelines in terms of the apex court’s judgement on procedures to be adopted for designating lawyers as seniors so that an advocate with ten years of experience at the bar may also […]

Cancer-patient moves SC for last wish to 'die in mother's lap'

New Delhi: A cancer patient lodged in a Rajasthan jail moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking bail to fulfil his last wish of wanting to “die in the lap of his mother.” Aasu Jaif was arrested in a counterfeit currency case in 2018. In the bail plea, Aasu said he was diagnosed with cancer […]

Hapur lynching: SC asks victim's kin to file statement in trial court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the brothers of a cattle trader who was lynched in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur in June last year to place their additional statements before the trial court for its consideration. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose said: “The order that would be appropriate […]

SC on stranded migrant labourers
SC dismisses plea challenging HC verdict on power to arrest in GST evasion cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Telangana High Court verdict that a person can be arrested by the concerned authority in cases of Goods and Service Tax (GST) evasion. The plea came up for hearing before a vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose and the […]

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, […]

Four new judges cleared by Govt for elevation to SC

New Delhi: The government is learnt have cleared the elevation of four new judges to the Supreme Court, paving the way for their swearing-in in “a day or two.” After the new judges take charge, the apex court will have its full strength of 31 judges after a gap of five years. Currently, the court […]

Rafale jets not for 'ornamentation', necessary for security of nation: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre strongly defended before the Supreme Court on Friday its deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, saying they were not for “ornamentation” but essential for national security. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved verdict on the pleas, including the one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant […]

Rajiv Gandhi killing: SC dismisses plea against convicts' release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the plea by families of those killed along with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by a LTTE suicide bomber at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991, opposing the release of the seven remaining convicts in the case. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said: […]

SC must take steps to come out of crises: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Thursday asked Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and the Supreme Court to “take the court out of the crises in which it is currently mired”. An editorial in the CPI-M organ “People’s Democracy” said the crises in the Supreme Court had been aggravated by the way in which Gogoi and the […]

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 […]

Saradha scam: SC seeks credible evidence against Ex-Kolkata top cop

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the CBI to produce evidence to its satisfaction to revoke an earlier order barring custodial interrogation of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha scam. The court said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has to prove before the court that Kumar had a role […]

SC allows Centre's plea to defer Rafale hearing

New Delhi: Acting on Centre’s plea to defer the Rafael verdict review hearing fixed for Tuesday on grounds that it needs time to file reply on merits, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter for adjournment of the hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted the Centre’s counsel […]

SC on stranded migrant labourers
Congress moves SC as EC 'fails to act' against PM, Shah

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a Congress petition that claimed that the Election Commission had refused to act on a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for making “hate speeches” and “using” armed forces for “political propaganda” during the Lok Sabha polls. The […]