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Move on Gopal Subramanium was based on `cogent` reasons: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:24

Government on Wednesday defended its decision to return the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium to appoint senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the apex court.

Cong uses CJI`s criticism to target Modi govt on Subramanium row

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:38

Congress on Wednesday used the Chief Justice of India`s criticism of government on the Gopal Subramanium controversy to accuse the Narendra Modi dispensation of indulging in vendetta politics and committing grave breach of constitutional norms.

Gopal Subramanium`s segregation done by government without my consent: CJI RM Lodha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 19:05

Speaking on the Gopal Subramanium controversy, CJI RM Lodha said that former Solicitor General`s segregation was unilaterally done by government without his knowledge and consent.

Adjournment culture must go: CJI RM Lodha

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:58

Expressing concern over the adjournment culture in court proceedings, the Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said it must go to ensure speedy disposal of cases.

`Steep rise` in magnitude of corruption: CJI

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 22:24

Stating that corruption has a tendency to breed like "cancer" in society, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Wednesday said a change in attitude was needed to check the "steep rise" in the magnitude of graft.

Mercy petitions can`t be kept pending for too long, says CJI

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 16:44

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday defended the last month`s Supreme Court verdict on mercy petitions, saying as per Article 21 of the Constitution, even a death row convict is entitled to protection.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts deserve death sentence: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 21:06

Prisoners convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve the death sentence, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it refused to go into the merits of their conviction.

Presence of law to protect copyright `not effectual`: CJI

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 20:57

Observing that the revenue of conventional record labels has plunged in recent years due to copyright infringement, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Sunday said in spite of the existence of a law, its implementation was not "effectual" as envisaged.

Parliament panel for constitutional status to CJI in new body to appoint judges

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 23:32

Amid fears that Chief Justice of India could be removed as the head of a proposed panel to appoint judges to higher judiciary, Parliamentary panel has recommended giving him constitutional status.

Ensure litigants aren`t coerced to accept Lok Adalat order: CJI

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:36

The presiding members of Lok Adalats must ensure that litigants are not "intimidated" or "misled" to give their consent to the decisions as they are final and cannot be appealed against, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said.

Sexual harassment case: Woman lawyer to depose before SC panel

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 15:20

A woman lawyer, who had earlier alleged that she was sexually harassed by a Supreme Court judge, will on Monday depose before a three-member panel of judges formed by the top court to look into the matter.

Charge against ex-judge: Lawyer asked to appear before panel

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 20:17

A lawyer, who has alleged sexual harassment by a recently-retired Supreme Court judge during her internship, was on Wednesday asked to appear on November 18 before a three-judge committee set up to probe the charge.