Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Markandey Katju on Sunday stressed on the need for a central command centre to coordinate relief work in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir as the agencies engaged in relief and rescue now were doing it in an "uncoordinated manner".
Press Council of India (PCI) Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju on Thursday termed the reported comments made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with regard to the media as "highly objectionable and totally unacceptable in a democracy".
Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju on Tuesday made a fervent appeal to people across the country and the world to extend all possible help to the people of Jammu and Kashmir which is battling a "terrible calamity".
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a PIL seeking a CBI probe into Press Council of India head Markandey Katju's charge that three former Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" to save a "tainted" judge of the Madras High Court.
The All India Bar Association on Thursday brought to President Pranab Mukherjee's attention its "deep anguish" on views of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that the Chief Justice of India should be selected on merit and not on the basis of seniority, saying the current system as stood the test of time.
Press Council of India chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that the country had been passing through a very painful and agonising phase and exhorted the media to take leadership to combat feudal mindset and superstition in the society.
Attacking Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his reported remarks about conferring Bharat Ratna on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena today questioned the work done by the media watchdog under his stewardship.
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".
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.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday dismissed as a blatant lie the allegation of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that his party had pressured the UPA regime over the appointment of an Additional Judge of Madras High Court.
Former Supreme Court Judge and Press Council of India Chairman, Markandey Katju on Thursday said there was a misunderstanding that Sankrit tried to dominate other regional languages such as Tamil and claimed it was a predominantly `atheistic` one that promoted free thinking.
Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju on Sunday objected to a Supreme Court judge`s statement that Gita and Mahabharat should be taught in schools, saying this is against India`s secular feature and Constitution and will do it "great harm".
The Delhi High Court will hear on August 01 a PIL seeking a CBI probe into Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju accusing three former chief justices of India of making "improper compromises" to save a tainted judge of the Madras High Court.