Benami transaction case: Relief to ex-CJI Balakrishnan as IT department gives clean chit
Benami transaction case: Relief to ex-CJI Balakrishnan as IT department gives clean chit

The petition was filed by an NGO - Common Cause - against the former Chief Justice. 

Modi govt withdraws security cover of many VIPs - Here's the list
Modi govt withdraws security cover of many VIPs - Here's the list

Eight family members of former union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, two former chief justices of India are among more than 30 VIPs whose security cover have been withdrawn by the central government.

Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as interim NHRC head

President Pranab Mukherjee has authorised Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as the interim chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) until the appointment of a new chairperson.

Justice Balakrishnan completes his tenure as longest serving NHRC Chairperson

 Justice (retired) KG Balakrishnan on Monday completed his tenure as the sixth and longest serving chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

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.

Undertrial prisoners should be released on bail: NHRC Chief

Maintaining that prisons are for convicts and not for undertrials, National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said that after filing of chargesheets, the undertrial prisoners should be released on bail to reduce overcrowding in jails.

Fewer undertrials might solve prison overcrowding, says NHRC

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice (retd) KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said overcrowding in Indian prisons can be reduced if the number of undertrials is brought down.

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.

Katju expose: Govt says keen to appoint national judicial commission

Taking note of the concerns raised by retired Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju, the Centre announced that it will work towards setting up of a national judicial commission.

Katju takes the fight forward, poses 6 questions to Justice Lahoti

Despite facing questions on the timing of his expose on political interference in judicial appointments, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju appears to have decided to fight it out.

Media role in promoting human rights culture important: Balakrishnan

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice KG Balakrishnan, on Thursday appealed to and urged the media to play a more active and significant role in promoting human rights culture across all spectrum of society.

All states must constitute rights panels: NHRC chief

Despite repeated requests, several states are yet to constitute panels to deal with the human rights violations, NHRC Chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan said on Saturday.

NHRC chairman favours health as fundamental right

National Human Rights Commission chairman KG Balakrishnan on Wednesday advocated for the inclusion of the right to health in the list of fundamental rights.

No incriminating evidence against ex-CJI Balakrishnan: SC told

Supreme Court has been informed by Centre that income tax probe into allegation against NHRC Chairman KG Balakrishnan of having amassed disproportionate assets has unearthed no incriminating evidence.

NHRC to look into cases of Muzaffarnagar riots

The National Human Rights Commission will look into cases of communal riots in Muzaffarnagar once the situation returns to normal, NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan said.

Centre rejects plea for Prez Ref against Balakrishnan

The Centre has turned down an NGO`s plea for a Presidential Reference for removal of National Human Rights Commission chairperson KG Balakrishnan over allegations of misconduct.

`Change of mindset needed to curb honour killings`

NHRC chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday sought a change in the social mindset.

NHRC recommends action in several cases during 2-day hearing

NHRC headed by its Chairman Justice K G Balakrishnan described the hearing as "very very successful.

Cash-at-judge`s door: SC judge recuses to hear ex-judge`s plea

A SC judge recused himself from hearing the petition filed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav seeking quashing of proceedings against her in the 2008 cash-at- judge`s door case.

Atrocity cases: Guj promises NHRC to deal with low conviction

The Gujarat government has promised that meetings of the state vigilance committee to review implementation of laws for protection of rights of SCs/ STs would be held regularly, NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan.