Markandey Katju calls for re-evaluation of higher education

Former Press Council of India Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju on Monday bemoaned about the abysmally low quality of research work carried out by most Indian universities and about rampant "plagiarism", which, he said, is raising disturbing questions regarding the present status of higher education in the country.

PCI appoints panel to probe attack on mediapersons in Hisar

A fact-finding committee has been set up by the Press Council of India (PCI) to look into the attack on media persons by police personnel in Hisar  district during clashes that erupted at the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal.

Ensure that journalist is not threatened: Katju to AMU

Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday appealed to students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to ensure that no threat is given to the woman journalist whose recent reports triggered a controversy.

HC refuses CBI probe into Katju's claim,says blog is not proof

Statements in a blog are personal opinion which cannot be treated as an evidence, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said and dismissed a plea for a CBI probe into allegation by Justice (Rtd) Markandey Katju who had blogged that a former CJI had made "improper compromises" to favour a High Court judge despite adverse IB report against him.

HC rejects PIL seeking CBI probe into Justice Katju's charge

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a CBI probe into Press Council of India head Markandey Katju's charge that three former Chief Justices of India had made "improper compromises" to save a "tainted" judge of the Madras High Court.

Not against Muslims, but opposed to any injustice: Katju

 A day after his controversial remarks terming Muslim personal law "unjust", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju today said he was not against any religion but was speaking up against injustice.

'Disappointed' that media council plan did not work out: Markandey Katju

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju on Tuesday said he is "disappointed" that his proposal for inclusion of TV news channels in a larger Media Council was not accepted.

Markandey Katju favours uniform civil law

Press Council of India Chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is "unjust" as it treats women as "inferior".

J&K flood: Katju calls for setting up of central command centre

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".

Three member PCI panel to enquire Telangana CM's remarks on media

A three-member committee has been formed by the Press Council of India (PCI) to probe into the alleged threat remarks by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao against the media.

Telangana CM's comments on media highly objectionable: Katju

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".

Katju makes global appeal to extend help to flood-hit J&K

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".

HC reserves order on PIL seeking CBI probe into Justice Katju's charge

 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.

Bar Association opposes Katju's views on CJI appointment

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.

Ragging a shameful practice: Markandey Katju

Describing ragging as a "shameful practice," Press Council of India Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju on Sunday said it can demoralise students and even drive them to attempting suicide.

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.

Katju asks media to take leadership against feudalism, poverty

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.

PCI sets up a panel to look into problems of small newspapers

The Press Council of India on Monday announced setting up a committee to look into problems faced by the small and medium news papers in Odisha.

Hindus, Muslims must change their mindset: Katju

If Hindus and Muslims want to become "real Indians", they must change their mindset, Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said.

Shiv Sena flays Justice Katju over anti-Sachin remarks

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.