SC to hear states' review pleas against verdict on govt advertisements

The Supreme Court  on Wednesday agreed to review its landmark judgement barring the publication of photos of leaders in government advertisements except those of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.

Need to impart practical training to judicial officers: CJI

 Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Wednesday said that there is a need to impart practical training other than giving theoretical training to judicial officers.

CJI has no primacy in judicial appointments, argues government

The NDA government Tuesday questioned the primacy of chief justice of India and the judiciary in appointments to the high judiciary but the Supreme Court said that having accepted the collegium system in 1998, how could the government go back on it now.

No primacy of CJI in higher judicial appointment, Centre to tell SC

The Narendra Modi government is likely to tell Supreme Court on Tuesday that there was no primacy of chief justice of India or that of judiciary in appointments to higher judiciary - a stand diametrically opposite to the position argued before the court in a batch of petitions challenging validity of the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC).

'Law minister's presence in NJAC compromises judiciary's independence'

The Supreme Court was told on Wednesday that the constitutional amendment to put in place the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC), affected judicial independence as the union law minister`s presence in the panel would lead to politicisation of appointments to higher judiciary.

DNA: Indian Navy's first Scorpene submarine launched in Mumbai

The Indian Navy`s first Scorpene class stealth submarine, Kalvari, on Monday was undocked at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Uphold Constitution in letter and spirit, says CJI

 Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Sunday urged chief justices and chief ministers in states to uphold the constitution in "letter and spirit".

Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President

Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

Disclose communication on request to probe ex-CJI: CIC

The Central Information Commission has directed the Law Ministry to disclose the action taken on a request to probe former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan for alleged misconduct, saying correspondence between the Executive about a former CJI is not privileged correspondence.

Information on SC benches may arouse regional feelings: CIC

Disclosure of information related to setting of Supreme Court benches outside Delhi may "arouse regional feelings" and create "needless political controversy" resulting in law and order problem, the CIC has held allowing the apex court to withhold it.

Black money: Govt submits before SC names of 627 Indians holding foreign bank accounts

In a major step forward in the black money case, the Central government on Wednesday submitted before the Supreme Court a list of names of Indians having accounts in foreign banks.

Congress gags leaders from speaking on party's behalf, Manish Tewari reacts 'emotionally'

The Congress on Monday asked its leaders to refrain from making statements on behalf of the party while also releasing the list of 5 official senior spokesperson and 13 spokespersons.

Justice Dattu appointed next Chief Justice of India

 Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was today appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and will have a tenure of 14 months.

Justice HL Dattu, next CJI terms Indian Judiciary as best

Justice H L Dattu, who will be the next Chief Justice of India, on Wednesday described the Indian Judiciary as the best in the world and vowed to take it to the "highest stride" by overcoming some of the "recent beatings".

HL Dattu likely to be next Chief Justice of India: Reports
HL Dattu likely to be next Chief Justice of India: Reports

Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu is most likely to take over as the next Chief Justice of India, media reports said on Wednesday.

CJI should be appointed on basis of merit: Katju

Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has pitched for appointment of Chief Justice of India on the basis of merit and not on the basis of seniority.

Function within own assigned sphere: CJI tells judiciary, executive, legislature

Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Friday said the people in the executive, the legislature and the judiciary need to function within their own assigned sphere without encroaching upon the domain of others.

Former CJI Kapadia trashes Katju`s charge on phone tapping

Rubbishing Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju`s charge that he ordered tapping of the telephone of a former judge of Allahabad High Court, former Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia on Monday said as CJI he could not be expected to do "any unauthorised job".

Justice Katju stirs up fresh controversy, says ex-CJI Balakrishnan backed corrupt judge

Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras High Court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.

CJI frames new SC rules; summer vacations cut down to 7 week

The Supreme Court of India shall now be governed by the Supreme Court Rules of 2013 following the notification of the same in the Gazette of India, it was reported on Wednesday.