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CJI Gogoi recommends Justice Bobde as next CJI

The Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Mr. Ranjan Gogoi sent a letter to the Centre today recommending Justice SA Bobde, as his successor. Justice SA...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court recalls its Order Diluting effect of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court allowed the review petition in the matter pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,...
Gautam Navlakha

CJI Ranjan Gogoi Recuses from Hearing Activist Navlakha’s Plea Against Bombay HC

Activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea in the Supreme Court against the quashing of his bail plea by the Bombay High Court will now be heard...
Bilkis Bano Case

Pay 2002 Riots Victim Bilkis Bano Compensation In Two Weeks, SC Tells Gujarat Govt

The Gujarat government has said that it will give gang rape survivor Bilkis Bano Rs 50 lakh, a job and a house. This came...
If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son can’t claim it as paternal right: SC

If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son...

The Supreme Court has given an important judgment in the property dispute case. The court said that if a person gives a property derived...

New Benches: Welcome Reform, Uncertain Future

The Supreme Court’s decision to create a permanent Constitution Bench and single benches is appealing as it could cut delays, but much depends on...
Ayodhya Case

SC Tells All Sides in Ayodhya Case To Stick To Oct 18 Deadline For...

The Supreme Court has made it clear that it will not extend the time given to all parties to complete their arguments in the...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Another bar association writes to CJI Gogoi seeking transparency in transfer of judges

After Madras High Court Bar Association (MHCBA), Advocates’ Association of Bengaluru (AAB) has also written to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi seeking openness...
4 judges take oath as SC judges, judges’ strength — the highest in its history

4 judges take oath as SC judges, judges’ strength — the highest in its...

Four new judges on Monday took oath as judges of the Supreme Court. With this, the Supreme Court strength went up to 34 —...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Kashmir Ruling: The Healing Touch

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s remark about personally visiting Jammu and Kashmir has raised hopes of the people of the...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya Case: SC Bench Will Sit Extra Hour from Monday to Finish Arguments

With the Supreme Court having already decided to complete the day-to-day hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case by October 18, the...

Four New SC Judges To Be Sworn on Monday

The four new judges whose appointments were cleared by the government earlier this week will be sworn in on Monday. The appointments of Justice V...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, At 34, Its Full Strength

The Government has cleared the appointments of four more judges to the Supreme Court, thus taking it to its full strength of 34. The...
The Babri Masjid site with Ram Janmasthan and Sita ki Rasoi/Photo Courtesy: Konark Publishers

Ayodhya title dispute: Conclude your arguments on or before Oct 18, Supreme Court tells...

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that arguments in Ayodhya title dispute case should be concluded on or before Oct 18. “The hearing of...
P. Chidambaram

Chidambaram Overpowered, Arrested From Jor Bagh Home, To Be Produced In CBI Court On...

Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Wednesday night arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from his Jor Bagh...

No Relief for PC From Supreme Court On Anticipatory bail Plea: Hearing Set For...

With the Supreme Court fixing Friday, August 23 as the date for the hearing on the former Minister P Chidambaram’s plea for anticipatory bail,...
P. Chidambaram

No Immediate Relief For Chidambaram in SC, It’s Now Upto CJI

The Supreme Court has said that it cannot pass an order on the former union minister P Chidambaram's plea that seeks an urgent hearing...
Supreme Court

The curious case of Constitution bench!

Unlike the other days, the Constitution bench which was to continue its hearing for the 8th Consecutive day did not sit yesterday which left...
Princess Diya Kumari (second from right) of  the Jaipur royal family/Photo: facebook; (above) Mahendra Singh of the Mewar-Udaipur royal family. Both have claimed to be descendants of Lord Ram

The Royal Challenge

Above: Princess Diya Kumari (second from right) of  the Jaipur royal family/Photo: facebook; (above) Mahendra Singh of the Mewar-Udaipur royal family. Both have claimed...
Parliament

Parliament Passes Bill To Increase Number Of SC Judges by Three

Parliament on Wednesday passed  the bill  that seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33. Sometime back, the Union...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges

The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34 (including the CJI). The Supreme Court...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Bill to increase SC Judges is likely to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

A Bill seeking an increase in the number of Supreme Court judges is likely to be moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Never Got Letter Unnao Rape Victim Wrote To Him Fortnight Before Accident

The Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said in the apex court today that he had read in the newspapers that the Unnao rape victim had...
SC allows advocates to file plea seeking social security policies for women advocates

SC seeks response from Centre, BCI on formulation of social security measures for women...

The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from Centre and Bar Council of India on a plea which sought direction for formulation of a...
Punjab & Haryana High Court

SC Collegium elevates 5 advocates as Judges to Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium comprising the Chief Justice of India and senior judges Justice SA Bobde and Justice NV Ramana have on 25th July,...
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI

SC defers plea seeking immediate floor test in Karnataka assembly to tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing of the plea seeking immediate floor test in Karnataka assembly to tomorrow. At today’s hearing, a bench...
Photo: UNI

Child Rapes: Save Our Children

With child rapes on the rise, the apex court has taken suo motu  cognisance and decided to frame guidelines to deal with it, while...
Provide impartial hearing to all persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in NRC process: SC to NRC co-ordinator

Centre pleads before SC for the extension of July 31 deadline for final NRC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday requested the Supreme Court to extend the July 31 deadline for final National Register of Citizens (NRC). Mehta appearing...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case: Petitioner approaches SC for an early hearing

One of the plaintiffs in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Gopal Singh Visharad on Monday approached the apex court asking for an early...
Controversial app TikTok

Controversial app TikTok gets thumbs-down from SC on transfer of cases

In a major blow to controversial app TikTok, the Supreme Court has refused its plea seeking transfer of cases pertaining to the embargo on...
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SC agrees to hear petitions on beef ban in Maharashtra

Above: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bunch of petitions related to beef ban in Maharashtra. The court...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
Supreme Court

SC issues new roster, to be effective from July 1

The Supreme Court has issued a new roster to be effective after the court re-opens on July 1. According to the new roster, the PIL...
Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI

Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Stop Malicious Tarnishing

Above: Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI While the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act is a...
SG Tushar Mehta

79 single-member Tribunals are functioning in Assam to deal with cases of illegal detention...

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta informed the apex court on Thursday that at present 79 single member Tribunals consisting of judicial members, advocates and...
Supreme Court

Four judges take oath as Justices of Supreme Court

Justices Aniruddha Bose, AS Bopanna, Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and Surya Kant today took oath of office as the judges of the Supreme Court. The Justices...
The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Ranjan Gogoi Case: Question of Credibility

Above: The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Following a complaint against the...
Ayodhya Mediation Panel

Supreme Court Gives Mediation Panel Time Till August 15 To Find Solution

Above: (L to R) Justice  FMI Kalifullah, Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu and  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The Supreme Court has given the Ayodhya mediation panel, that...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

SC In-House Committee Refuses to Make Report Public, Finds “No Substance” in allegations against...

The in-house panel of the Supreme Court held that the charges of sexual harassment by former SC employee against CJI Ranjan Gogoi had ‘no...
Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment

Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in...

Section 144 was imposed around the Supreme Court premises after women lawyers and activists  took to protests against the procedure adopted to deal with...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

SC refutes newspaper report saying that Justices Nariman, Chandrachud met Justice Bobde to discuss...

The Supreme Court has released a press release (see below) saying that a leading daily (name withheld) which published a report stating that two...
The SC bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah criticised the RBI’s new disclosure policy and said it must reveal information sought under the RTI/Photo: Anil Shakya

RBI: Under the Hammer

Above: The SC bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah criticised the RBI’s new disclosure policy and said it must reveal information...
Justice AK Sikri

SC asks its retired judge to examine answer scripts of candidates who appeared for...

The Supreme Court on Friday asked its retired judge Justice A K Sikri to examine the answer scripts of candidates who appeared for Haryana...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

Delhi HC Dismisses NGO’s Plea Seeking to restrain Media From Publishing Charges Against CJI...

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea that sought to restrain the media from publishing allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
Justice N V Ramana

Recusal meant to tell nation that there need be no fears about probity in...

Justice NV Ramana on Thursday recused himself from the inquiry committee constituted on April 23 to probe into sexual harassment charges against CJI Ranjan...
Supreme court

We will come up with better measures for inmates lodged in detention camps: Assam...

The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by Assam Chief Secretary (CS) that he would come up with better measures for the inmates lodged...
Supreme Court

SC constitutes a committee headed by Retd SC judge to probe into advocate claims...

The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a committee headed by Retired Supreme Court judge Justice A K Patnaik to probe into the details contained...
Supreme Court

SC Accuses “Rich And Powerful” Of Trying To Run Apex Court, Says “They...

The Supreme Court will give orders at 2 pm today whether  investigations are required to probe the charges made by lawyer Utsav Bains that...
Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked advocate Utsav Bains to file additional affidavit in support of his allegation that three former employees of  the...
Supreme Court

SC Bench To Meet At 3 pm After “Deliberations” with Chiefs of CBI, IB...

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court will meet again at 3 pm on Wednesday after it held deliberations with the CBI director,...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Panel of Three SC Judges To Meet On Friday To Look Into Sexual Harassment...

A three member committee of Supreme Court judges formed to look into into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi: SC seeks response from advocate who alleged dirty...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Utsav Bains, the advocate who claimed that there is a plot to frame up the Chief Justice Ranjan...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

I Spoke Out About CJI Only To Save My Family: Ex SC Woman Staffer

The woman employee of the Supreme Court who filed a complaint against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi alleging sexual harassment has said...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC constitutes a special bench to adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan...

A bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra, Sanjiv Khanna on Saturday constituted a special bench to adjudicate into sexual harassment complaint...
SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief Justice

SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief...

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Justdge of the Kerala High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of...
A SC lawyer displaying his singing talent at the Mera Bhi Naam Hoga event organised by SCBA cultural committee/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court: Unusual Setting for an Extraordinary Cultural Evening

Above: A SC lawyer displaying his singing talent at the Mera Bhi Naam Hoga event organised by SCBA cultural committee/Photo: Anil Shakya On the evening...
Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh. Photo/Facebook

SC Directs Feuding Singh Brothers “Pay Your Debts, Come Out Of This”

  Above: Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh. Photo/Facebook The Supreme Court on Thursday asked brother Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, former promoters of the Ranbaxy group, to be...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Fraudulent Calls: Impersonating the CJI

In a shocking case, a person pretending to be the chief justice called up two judges and asked them to recommend the names of...
Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS

Bench Proposes, Ministry Disposes

Above: Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS Exhibiting its resolve to appoint an advocate it had proposed...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to take holy dip in Kumbh

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi will visit Prayagraj to take a holy dip in ongoing Kumbh, sources told India Legal. The Kumbh at Prayagraj has...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi (left) had recently ordered former interim director, CBI, M Nageswara Rao (right) and the agency’s legal adviser to sit in a corner of the courtroom till it rose for the day

Bizarre Orders: Innovative Crackdown

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi (left) had recently ordered former interim director, CBI, M Nageswara Rao (right) and the agency’s legal adviser to sit in...
Tejashwi Yadav

SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav plea, imposes cost of Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 8) dismissed the plea by former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government’s order asking him...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or not

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or...

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said on Thursday (Feb 7) that he will look into whether kirpans can be allowed into the apex court after one...
Nageswar-Rao

“God Help You”: SC summons former interim CBI chief Rao for contempt

Nageswara Rao had transferred the officer probing the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case in violation of Supreme Court’s orders In his tearing hurry to transfer all...
Justice SA Bobde

Accident on Harley Davidson trial-run leaves Justice Bobde indisposed

Of late, Supreme Court judge Justice SA Bobde, who is in line to become the next chief justice of India after CJI Ranjan Gogoi...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC pulls up Registrar General, Karnataka HC for laxity in filling up civil judge...

Supreme Court on Tuesday (Jan 22) pulled up Registrar General (RG) of Karnataka High Court for short listing only 33 civil judge posts as...

TROUBLING QUESTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The last thing that the Indian Supreme Court needs right now is yet another controversy that will be used by opponents of...
Setting the Clock Back?

Supreme Court Collegium: Setting the Clock Back?

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The elevation of two judges to the Court by the Collegium after superseding many High Court judges raises questions of...
Sabarimala Temple in Kerala

Women who entered Sabrimala Temple knocks SC door seeking police protection

The Supreme Court has decided to hear on Friday, a plea by two women who entered Sabrimala Temple seeking police protection. Senior Counsel on Thursday...
(L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

CJI Leads by Example

Above: (L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna The SC Collegium has recommended two more names for elevation as justices of the apex court,...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya matter: Hearing to commence on January 29, Justice Lalit recuses from Constitution Bench

During his stint as a lawyer, Justice Lalit had appeared for former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh in a case linked to the title...
Supreme Court

SC rebukes Centre, tells it to file details on appointment of Lokpal

The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked Centre over the sluggish pace of progress in selection of Lokpal and directed it to place on record...
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit

SC fixes Jan 10 for hearing of arguments in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit

The Supreme Court bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul on Friday decided that it will hear arguments in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri...
Supreme Court

Promise and Performance

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya A year-end analysis of key controversial issues the apex court will have to confront when it reconvenes after its winter...

A SLICE OF HISTORY

Courts are visited by all and sundry, but rarely does a visitor pause to admire the architecture of these stately buildings. A first-of-its-kind book...
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley

SC dismisses PIL Against FM Arun Jaitley on RBI

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL that raised allegations against Arun Jaitley saying that the Finance Minister was “plundering the capital reserves...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses Plea Challenging Appointment of Justice Prasad as Madras HC Judge

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph on Monday dismissed...
Supreme Court

Give Reasons For Seeking Transfer of Trial: SC to Custodial Death Accused

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the nine policemen accused in the custodial death of Suraj Singh who was implicated in the Kotkhai rape-murder...
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SC raps Delhi, WB and Assam for tardy pace of judicial appointments, summons CSs

The Supreme Court is hearing petitions pertaining to vacant posts in various courts across the country. On Thursday, the top court was informed on the...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CBI Case: Chief Justice Loses His Cool

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Ranjan Gogoi’s outburst over a “leak” of confidential details in CBI director Alok Verma’s case runs counter to his...

THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE MESSENGER

By Inderjit Badhwar It is not easy to fathom as an outsider whether the recent outburst of indignation by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the...
Supreme Court

New Think Tank: Do We Need Yet Another?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya CJI Ranjan Gogoi is making institutional changes, but the setting up of an in-house think tank raises questions about other...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Govt Need Not Respond At the moment to demands for Rafale Pricing

Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that the Govt doesn't need to respond to the contentions made by petitioners in the Rafael deal on the...

DELHI DURBAR

The Hot Seat The head that is most uneasy in India right now belongs to RBI Governor Urjit Patel. His differences with the Modi government...
Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Virender Singh

A COMMON MISSION

Above: Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice...

Diwali Over, It’s Back To Courts For Judges And VIP Felons

After the weeklong Diwali break, courts from the highest in the land to those at the district level will reassemble to hear a clutch...
NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

Above: Photo Courtesy UNI Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as patron-in-chief of NALSA could herald some long-due reforms in this promising scheme for needy persons By...
SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up judicial vacancies

SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 1) pulled up Delhi government for not filling up huge judicial vacancies. Expressing disappointment over the backlog of...
Supreme Court

SC tells Tripura govt to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 10) permitted Tripura government to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic session 2020 on a...
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi: A Man in a Hurry

The new chief justice’s obsession with pendency, his impatience with case mentioning and his strictness with deviant behaviour are sure signs that he will...
SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the interim bail of former BJP leader and strongman D P Yadav after being informed by Yadav’s doctor...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi cautions advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday cautioned advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily. We are trying to evolve the system in such a way that...
Photo by Anil Shakya

CJI Ranjan Gogoi fake twitter handle surfaces; case registered

Barely days after he was sworn in as chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is already an unsuspecting victim of social media. A twitter...

'CJI Ranjan Gogoi' - 94 News Results

CJI Gogoi recommends Justice Bobde as next CJI

The Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Mr. Ranjan Gogoi sent a letter to the Centre today recommending Justice SA Bobde, as his successor. Justice SA...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court recalls its Order Diluting effect of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court allowed the review petition in the matter pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,...
Gautam Navlakha

CJI Ranjan Gogoi Recuses from Hearing Activist Navlakha’s Plea Against Bombay HC

Activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea in the Supreme Court against the quashing of his bail plea by the Bombay High Court will now be heard...
Bilkis Bano Case

Pay 2002 Riots Victim Bilkis Bano Compensation In Two Weeks, SC Tells Gujarat Govt

The Gujarat government has said that it will give gang rape survivor Bilkis Bano Rs 50 lakh, a job and a house. This came...
If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son can’t claim it as paternal right: SC

If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son...

The Supreme Court has given an important judgment in the property dispute case. The court said that if a person gives a property derived...

New Benches: Welcome Reform, Uncertain Future

The Supreme Court’s decision to create a permanent Constitution Bench and single benches is appealing as it could cut delays, but much depends on...
Ayodhya Case

SC Tells All Sides in Ayodhya Case To Stick To Oct 18 Deadline For...

The Supreme Court has made it clear that it will not extend the time given to all parties to complete their arguments in the...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Another bar association writes to CJI Gogoi seeking transparency in transfer of judges

After Madras High Court Bar Association (MHCBA), Advocates’ Association of Bengaluru (AAB) has also written to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi seeking openness...
4 judges take oath as SC judges, judges’ strength — the highest in its history

4 judges take oath as SC judges, judges’ strength — the highest in its...

Four new judges on Monday took oath as judges of the Supreme Court. With this, the Supreme Court strength went up to 34 —...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Kashmir Ruling: The Healing Touch

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s remark about personally visiting Jammu and Kashmir has raised hopes of the people of the...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya Case: SC Bench Will Sit Extra Hour from Monday to Finish Arguments

With the Supreme Court having already decided to complete the day-to-day hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case by October 18, the...

Four New SC Judges To Be Sworn on Monday

The four new judges whose appointments were cleared by the government earlier this week will be sworn in on Monday. The appointments of Justice V...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, At 34, Its Full Strength

The Government has cleared the appointments of four more judges to the Supreme Court, thus taking it to its full strength of 34. The...
The Babri Masjid site with Ram Janmasthan and Sita ki Rasoi/Photo Courtesy: Konark Publishers

Ayodhya title dispute: Conclude your arguments on or before Oct 18, Supreme Court tells...

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that arguments in Ayodhya title dispute case should be concluded on or before Oct 18. “The hearing of...
P. Chidambaram

Chidambaram Overpowered, Arrested From Jor Bagh Home, To Be Produced In CBI Court On...

Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Wednesday night arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from his Jor Bagh...

No Relief for PC From Supreme Court On Anticipatory bail Plea: Hearing Set For...

With the Supreme Court fixing Friday, August 23 as the date for the hearing on the former Minister P Chidambaram’s plea for anticipatory bail,...
P. Chidambaram

No Immediate Relief For Chidambaram in SC, It’s Now Upto CJI

The Supreme Court has said that it cannot pass an order on the former union minister P Chidambaram's plea that seeks an urgent hearing...
Supreme Court

The curious case of Constitution bench!

Unlike the other days, the Constitution bench which was to continue its hearing for the 8th Consecutive day did not sit yesterday which left...
Princess Diya Kumari (second from right) of  the Jaipur royal family/Photo: facebook; (above) Mahendra Singh of the Mewar-Udaipur royal family. Both have claimed to be descendants of Lord Ram

The Royal Challenge

Above: Princess Diya Kumari (second from right) of  the Jaipur royal family/Photo: facebook; (above) Mahendra Singh of the Mewar-Udaipur royal family. Both have claimed...
Parliament

Parliament Passes Bill To Increase Number Of SC Judges by Three

Parliament on Wednesday passed  the bill  that seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33. Sometime back, the Union...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges

The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34 (including the CJI). The Supreme Court...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Bill to increase SC Judges is likely to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

A Bill seeking an increase in the number of Supreme Court judges is likely to be moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Never Got Letter Unnao Rape Victim Wrote To Him Fortnight Before Accident

The Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said in the apex court today that he had read in the newspapers that the Unnao rape victim had...
SC allows advocates to file plea seeking social security policies for women advocates

SC seeks response from Centre, BCI on formulation of social security measures for women...

The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from Centre and Bar Council of India on a plea which sought direction for formulation of a...
Punjab & Haryana High Court

SC Collegium elevates 5 advocates as Judges to Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium comprising the Chief Justice of India and senior judges Justice SA Bobde and Justice NV Ramana have on 25th July,...
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI

SC defers plea seeking immediate floor test in Karnataka assembly to tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing of the plea seeking immediate floor test in Karnataka assembly to tomorrow. At today’s hearing, a bench...
Photo: UNI

Child Rapes: Save Our Children

With child rapes on the rise, the apex court has taken suo motu  cognisance and decided to frame guidelines to deal with it, while...
Provide impartial hearing to all persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in NRC process: SC to NRC co-ordinator

Centre pleads before SC for the extension of July 31 deadline for final NRC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday requested the Supreme Court to extend the July 31 deadline for final National Register of Citizens (NRC). Mehta appearing...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case: Petitioner approaches SC for an early hearing

One of the plaintiffs in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Gopal Singh Visharad on Monday approached the apex court asking for an early...
Controversial app TikTok

Controversial app TikTok gets thumbs-down from SC on transfer of cases

In a major blow to controversial app TikTok, the Supreme Court has refused its plea seeking transfer of cases pertaining to the embargo on...
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SC agrees to hear petitions on beef ban in Maharashtra

Above: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bunch of petitions related to beef ban in Maharashtra. The court...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
Supreme Court

SC issues new roster, to be effective from July 1

The Supreme Court has issued a new roster to be effective after the court re-opens on July 1. According to the new roster, the PIL...
Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI

Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Stop Malicious Tarnishing

Above: Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI While the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act is a...
SG Tushar Mehta

79 single-member Tribunals are functioning in Assam to deal with cases of illegal detention...

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta informed the apex court on Thursday that at present 79 single member Tribunals consisting of judicial members, advocates and...
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Four judges take oath as Justices of Supreme Court

Justices Aniruddha Bose, AS Bopanna, Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and Surya Kant today took oath of office as the judges of the Supreme Court. The Justices...
The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Ranjan Gogoi Case: Question of Credibility

Above: The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Following a complaint against the...
Ayodhya Mediation Panel

Supreme Court Gives Mediation Panel Time Till August 15 To Find Solution

Above: (L to R) Justice  FMI Kalifullah, Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu and  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The Supreme Court has given the Ayodhya mediation panel, that...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

SC In-House Committee Refuses to Make Report Public, Finds “No Substance” in allegations against...

The in-house panel of the Supreme Court held that the charges of sexual harassment by former SC employee against CJI Ranjan Gogoi had ‘no...
Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment

Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in...

Section 144 was imposed around the Supreme Court premises after women lawyers and activists  took to protests against the procedure adopted to deal with...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

SC refutes newspaper report saying that Justices Nariman, Chandrachud met Justice Bobde to discuss...

The Supreme Court has released a press release (see below) saying that a leading daily (name withheld) which published a report stating that two...
The SC bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah criticised the RBI’s new disclosure policy and said it must reveal information sought under the RTI/Photo: Anil Shakya

RBI: Under the Hammer

Above: The SC bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah criticised the RBI’s new disclosure policy and said it must reveal information...
Justice AK Sikri

SC asks its retired judge to examine answer scripts of candidates who appeared for...

The Supreme Court on Friday asked its retired judge Justice A K Sikri to examine the answer scripts of candidates who appeared for Haryana...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

Delhi HC Dismisses NGO’s Plea Seeking to restrain Media From Publishing Charges Against CJI...

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea that sought to restrain the media from publishing allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
Justice N V Ramana

Recusal meant to tell nation that there need be no fears about probity in...

Justice NV Ramana on Thursday recused himself from the inquiry committee constituted on April 23 to probe into sexual harassment charges against CJI Ranjan...
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We will come up with better measures for inmates lodged in detention camps: Assam...

The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by Assam Chief Secretary (CS) that he would come up with better measures for the inmates lodged...
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SC constitutes a committee headed by Retd SC judge to probe into advocate claims...

The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a committee headed by Retired Supreme Court judge Justice A K Patnaik to probe into the details contained...
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SC Accuses “Rich And Powerful” Of Trying To Run Apex Court, Says “They...

The Supreme Court will give orders at 2 pm today whether  investigations are required to probe the charges made by lawyer Utsav Bains that...
Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked advocate Utsav Bains to file additional affidavit in support of his allegation that three former employees of  the...
Supreme Court

SC Bench To Meet At 3 pm After “Deliberations” with Chiefs of CBI, IB...

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court will meet again at 3 pm on Wednesday after it held deliberations with the CBI director,...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Panel of Three SC Judges To Meet On Friday To Look Into Sexual Harassment...

A three member committee of Supreme Court judges formed to look into into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi: SC seeks response from advocate who alleged dirty...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Utsav Bains, the advocate who claimed that there is a plot to frame up the Chief Justice Ranjan...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

I Spoke Out About CJI Only To Save My Family: Ex SC Woman Staffer

The woman employee of the Supreme Court who filed a complaint against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi alleging sexual harassment has said...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC constitutes a special bench to adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan...

A bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra, Sanjiv Khanna on Saturday constituted a special bench to adjudicate into sexual harassment complaint...
SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief Justice

SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief...

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Justdge of the Kerala High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of...
A SC lawyer displaying his singing talent at the Mera Bhi Naam Hoga event organised by SCBA cultural committee/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court: Unusual Setting for an Extraordinary Cultural Evening

Above: A SC lawyer displaying his singing talent at the Mera Bhi Naam Hoga event organised by SCBA cultural committee/Photo: Anil Shakya On the evening...
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SC Directs Feuding Singh Brothers “Pay Your Debts, Come Out Of This”

  Above: Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh. Photo/Facebook The Supreme Court on Thursday asked brother Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, former promoters of the Ranbaxy group, to be...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Fraudulent Calls: Impersonating the CJI

In a shocking case, a person pretending to be the chief justice called up two judges and asked them to recommend the names of...
Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS

Bench Proposes, Ministry Disposes

Above: Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS Exhibiting its resolve to appoint an advocate it had proposed...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to take holy dip in Kumbh

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi will visit Prayagraj to take a holy dip in ongoing Kumbh, sources told India Legal. The Kumbh at Prayagraj has...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi (left) had recently ordered former interim director, CBI, M Nageswara Rao (right) and the agency’s legal adviser to sit in a corner of the courtroom till it rose for the day

Bizarre Orders: Innovative Crackdown

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi (left) had recently ordered former interim director, CBI, M Nageswara Rao (right) and the agency’s legal adviser to sit in...
Tejashwi Yadav

SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav plea, imposes cost of Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 8) dismissed the plea by former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government’s order asking him...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or not

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or...

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said on Thursday (Feb 7) that he will look into whether kirpans can be allowed into the apex court after one...
Nageswar-Rao

“God Help You”: SC summons former interim CBI chief Rao for contempt

Nageswara Rao had transferred the officer probing the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case in violation of Supreme Court’s orders In his tearing hurry to transfer all...
Justice SA Bobde

Accident on Harley Davidson trial-run leaves Justice Bobde indisposed

Of late, Supreme Court judge Justice SA Bobde, who is in line to become the next chief justice of India after CJI Ranjan Gogoi...
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SC pulls up Registrar General, Karnataka HC for laxity in filling up civil judge...

Supreme Court on Tuesday (Jan 22) pulled up Registrar General (RG) of Karnataka High Court for short listing only 33 civil judge posts as...

TROUBLING QUESTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The last thing that the Indian Supreme Court needs right now is yet another controversy that will be used by opponents of...
Setting the Clock Back?

Supreme Court Collegium: Setting the Clock Back?

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The elevation of two judges to the Court by the Collegium after superseding many High Court judges raises questions of...
Sabarimala Temple in Kerala

Women who entered Sabrimala Temple knocks SC door seeking police protection

The Supreme Court has decided to hear on Friday, a plea by two women who entered Sabrimala Temple seeking police protection. Senior Counsel on Thursday...
(L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

CJI Leads by Example

Above: (L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna The SC Collegium has recommended two more names for elevation as justices of the apex court,...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya matter: Hearing to commence on January 29, Justice Lalit recuses from Constitution Bench

During his stint as a lawyer, Justice Lalit had appeared for former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh in a case linked to the title...
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SC rebukes Centre, tells it to file details on appointment of Lokpal

The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked Centre over the sluggish pace of progress in selection of Lokpal and directed it to place on record...
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit

SC fixes Jan 10 for hearing of arguments in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit

The Supreme Court bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul on Friday decided that it will hear arguments in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri...
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Promise and Performance

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya A year-end analysis of key controversial issues the apex court will have to confront when it reconvenes after its winter...

A SLICE OF HISTORY

Courts are visited by all and sundry, but rarely does a visitor pause to admire the architecture of these stately buildings. A first-of-its-kind book...
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley

SC dismisses PIL Against FM Arun Jaitley on RBI

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL that raised allegations against Arun Jaitley saying that the Finance Minister was “plundering the capital reserves...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses Plea Challenging Appointment of Justice Prasad as Madras HC Judge

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph on Monday dismissed...
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Give Reasons For Seeking Transfer of Trial: SC to Custodial Death Accused

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the nine policemen accused in the custodial death of Suraj Singh who was implicated in the Kotkhai rape-murder...
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SC raps Delhi, WB and Assam for tardy pace of judicial appointments, summons CSs

The Supreme Court is hearing petitions pertaining to vacant posts in various courts across the country. On Thursday, the top court was informed on the...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CBI Case: Chief Justice Loses His Cool

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Ranjan Gogoi’s outburst over a “leak” of confidential details in CBI director Alok Verma’s case runs counter to his...

THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE MESSENGER

By Inderjit Badhwar It is not easy to fathom as an outsider whether the recent outburst of indignation by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the...
Supreme Court

New Think Tank: Do We Need Yet Another?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya CJI Ranjan Gogoi is making institutional changes, but the setting up of an in-house think tank raises questions about other...
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Govt Need Not Respond At the moment to demands for Rafale Pricing

Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that the Govt doesn't need to respond to the contentions made by petitioners in the Rafael deal on the...

DELHI DURBAR

The Hot Seat The head that is most uneasy in India right now belongs to RBI Governor Urjit Patel. His differences with the Modi government...
Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Virender Singh

A COMMON MISSION

Above: Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice...

Diwali Over, It’s Back To Courts For Judges And VIP Felons

After the weeklong Diwali break, courts from the highest in the land to those at the district level will reassemble to hear a clutch...
NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

Above: Photo Courtesy UNI Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as patron-in-chief of NALSA could herald some long-due reforms in this promising scheme for needy persons By...
SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up judicial vacancies

SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 1) pulled up Delhi government for not filling up huge judicial vacancies. Expressing disappointment over the backlog of...
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SC tells Tripura govt to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 10) permitted Tripura government to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic session 2020 on a...
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi: A Man in a Hurry

The new chief justice’s obsession with pendency, his impatience with case mentioning and his strictness with deviant behaviour are sure signs that he will...
SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the interim bail of former BJP leader and strongman D P Yadav after being informed by Yadav’s doctor...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi cautions advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday cautioned advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily. We are trying to evolve the system in such a way that...
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi fake twitter handle surfaces; case registered

Barely days after he was sworn in as chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is already an unsuspecting victim of social media. A twitter...

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