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Legislations not always answer to governance ills: HL Dattu

Legislations cannot be the answer to every issue plaguing governance and too many regulations often end up "confusing" people more, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson HL Dattu said on Friday.

Aug 12, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

One toothbrush for 49 disabled children in govt homes – When will India treat those less fortunate with dignity?

While there is no dearth of funding for homes meant for the elderly and disabled, corruption ensures that the money never reaches those who for whom it's meant.

May 17, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

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

Can rape videos be blocked: Supreme Court asks Centre

The SC also pulled up the States for their failure to respond to several communications from the Centre on appointment of juvenile justice boards.

Dec 05, 2015, 07:31 AM IST

Justice TS Thakur to take over as next Chief Justice of India today

Justice TS Thakur will take over as the next Chief Justice of India on Thursday, succeeding Chief Justice HL Dattu, who demitted office on Wednesday.

Dec 03, 2015, 05:30 AM IST

Appointing suitable judges a major challenge: Chief Justice-designate

Chief Justice-designate Justice T.S. Thakur on Wednesday said appointing suitable and good judges was a major challenge, as people feel that by junking the NJAC "we have taken upon ourselves the task to appoint judges to higher judiciary".

Dec 02, 2015, 23:45 PM IST

Power of remission can't be exercised suo motu by govts: SC

A five-judge constitutional bench, headed by CJI, said that ultimate order of suspension or remission should be guided by the opinion to be rendered by presiding officer of the concerned court.

Dec 02, 2015, 22:40 PM IST

Selecting judges now tougher: CJI-designate

Praising the outgoing CJI for his hard work and sincerity, Justice TS​ Thakur said in his tenure, HL Dattu has reduced the pendency of cases from 64,000 to 58,000.

Dec 02, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

CJI HL Dattu refuse to be drawn into intolerance debate

 Outgoing Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Tuesday refused to join the ongoing debate on intolerance saying that as head of the country's judiciary, it would not be proper for him to comment on it.

Dec 01, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

SC disposed off record over 83k cases in 2014: CJI Dattu

The Supreme Court disposed off 83,013 cases in 2014, the highest in a year since its inception, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Thursday said, and urged his fellow judges to not be complacent but the torch- bearers in a movement against pendency and delay of cases.

Nov 26, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

SC to examine issue of discrimination against Muslim women

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear after three weeks a PIL, instituted by the court itself, to examine whether Muslim women were facing gender discrimination in cases of divorce or due to other marriages of their husbands.

Nov 23, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

With 'Sabka Vikas', there must be 'Sabka Nyay', says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expanded his government's 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' motto to include 'Sabka Nyay', assuring free legal aid for the vulnerable sections of the society.

Nov 09, 2015, 20:19 PM IST

PMO gets file for elevation of Justice Thakur as CJI

The warrant of appointment of Justice TS Thakur as the next Chief Justice of India is set to be issued soon with the Law Ministry on Saturday forwarding the file of his appointment to the Prime Minister's Office.

Nov 07, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Courts will deal with hate crimes sternly: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu

In the backdrop of increasing incidents of hate crimes in the country, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has assured that the courts will be tough while dealing with the perpetrators of such crimes.

Oct 26, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Efficacious governance key to achieve growth, development: CJI

 Terming "deep-rooted malaise" of corruption as biggest challenge faced by the country, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has advocated for an efficacious governance through independent political and administrative institutions to achieve goals of growth and development.

Oct 21, 2015, 19:07 PM IST

SC asks Centre whether Ramasundaram can join CBI as Additional Director

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear whether senior Tamil Nadu cadre woman IPS officer, Archana Ramasundaram, would be considered in future for the post of Additional Director in CBI.

Oct 13, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

SC for environment cess on commercial vehicles entering Delhi 

The Delhi government told the court that it would issue a notification in this regard after a formal order was passed by the apex court. 

Oct 09, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

Infants' plea to restrict crackers sent to SC's special bench

A petition filed by three infants through their fathers against the use of loud fire-crackers was transferred by the Supreme Court to its Social Justice Bench.

Oct 06, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

My grandson wears mask, says CJI HL Dattu on Delhi pollution

HL Dattu, the Chief Justice of India said that his grandson wears a mask because of alarming pollution levels in Delhi.

Oct 06, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

SC refuses to entertain plea against animal sacrifice

 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking striking down of a provision in law that allows animal sacrifice for religious purposes, saying it cannot close its eyes to "centuries old traditions" followed by the people.

Sep 28, 2015, 19:45 PM IST