Panel to consider conferring Padma Vibhushan on Justice Verma

Left red faced after late Chief Justice of India J S Verma`s family refused to accept Padma Bhushan conferred on him, Padma award committee will soon look into the possibility of honouring him with Padma Vibushan.

Kamal Haasan, Vidya Balan, JS Verma, Yuvraj among 127 Padma awardees

Noted scientist RA Mashelkar, yoga expert BKS Iyenger, actors Kamal Haasan and Vidya Balan, tennis player Leander Paes, cricketer Yuvraj Singh, and former chief justice of India, the late JS Verma were Saturday conferred the Padma awards on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.

Mashelkar, BKS Iyengar get Padma Vibhushan

Scientist RA Mashelkar, Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar were chosen for Padma Vibhushan, while actor Kamala Haasan, author Ruskin Bond and late former Chief Justice JS Verma were selected for Padma Bhushan.

Bank for women mere `tokenism` sans social change: JS Verma

Former CJI JS Verma, who headed a panel that examined laws on crimes against women on Saturday said in the absence of meaningful social change, measures like the proposed special bank for women were merely tokenism.

People will keep up pressure for reforms: JS Verma

Justice J S Verma, who headed a panel on women`s safety, Thursday said aware citizenry would keep up the pressure for bringing reforms on the issue, including barring people with criminal background from legislatures.

Justice Verma seeks Dikshit`s views on amending anti-rape law

Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma heads a three-member panel to recommend changes in anti-rape law.

Verma Committee to decide on anti-rape law: Digvivay Singh

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said that the UPA government at the Centre had done everything possible in the recent New Delhi gang-rape case.

Gang-rape case: Ex-CJI to constitute Commission of Inquiry

Former Chief Justice of India will constitute Commission of Inquiry into gangrape of 23-year-old girl, lapses by police and measures to be taken to ensure safety of women in the country.

`Nations need to join hands to resolve water woes`

Warning that water disputes
could lead to another World War, former Chief Justice JS Verma Friday said countries sharing the same ecology should forget boundaries and join hands to resolve issues related to natural resources.

Ex-CJIs favour constitutional status for Lokpal

Two former CJIs favoured constitutional status for the proposed Lokpal as they appeared before a Parliamentary committee
scrutinising the bill.

`Media freedom result of judicial creativity`

Ex-CJI JS Verma said freedom of media is not enshrined in the Indian Constitution.