KG Balakrishnan

Lucknow bench's new building to be inaugurated on March 19

The iconic new building of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court (HC) will be inaugurated by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on March 19, an official said on Thursday.

Mar 03, 2016, 10:50 AM IST
Former CJI HL Dattu takes over as new NHRC chairperson

Former CJI HL Dattu takes over as new NHRC chairperson

Former Chief Justice of India was appointed as the next chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Feb 29, 2016, 13:16 PM IST
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. 

Nov 17, 2015, 14:48 PM IST
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speaker Meira Kumar, two former chief justices of India are among more than 30 VIPs whose security cover have been withdrawn by the central government.

Sep 04, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

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.

May 12, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

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).

May 11, 2015, 23:39 PM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2014, 10:23 AM IST

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.

Dec 19, 2013, 13:45 PM IST

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.

Nov 16, 2013, 15:42 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2013, 23:09 PM IST

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.

Oct 13, 2013, 01:03 AM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2013, 16:42 PM IST

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.

Feb 12, 2013, 17:34 PM IST

`Change of mindset needed to curb honour killings`

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

Sep 06, 2012, 16:51 PM IST

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.

Aug 09, 2012, 21:58 PM IST