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Attributing political colour to verdicts amounts to sheer contempt, says SC

The apex court also said that cases cannot be decided by "media trial" and the bar and bench have their own in-built machinery to deal with grievance and no outside interference can be allowed.

Jan 30, 2019, 21:22 PM IST

5W1H: Retired Justice Kailash Gambhir writes to President over HC judges' elevation to SC

Retired judge of the Delhi High Court Justice Kailash Gambhir has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, objecting to the decision of a collegium that recommended the elevation of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dinesh Maheshwari to the Supreme Court.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

Supreme Court gets four new judges; working strength up to 28

Four high court chief justices were on Thursday night elevated to the Supreme Court, within 48 hours of the collegium recommending their names to the government.

Nov 02, 2018, 08:01 AM IST

Leave the issue of appointment of judges to us: Supreme Court

"Leave the issue of judges appointment to us, we can take care of ourselves," the Supreme Court said Thursday as it dismissed a number of petitions filed on issues related to the judiciary.

Sep 21, 2018, 06:47 AM IST

Can a Chief Justice of India be impeached? Here's what you need to know about the procedure

But can the Chief Justice of India be impeached?

Jan 12, 2018, 22:56 PM IST

SC reserves order on plea for SIT probe in alleged bribery case in the name of judges

On November 14, the apex court had dismissed a plea seeking an SIT probe into an alleged case of bribery in the name of judges, saying it was "wholly scandalous".

Nov 27, 2017, 21:07 PM IST

Rajasthan bill to shield judges, babus from probe challenged in High Court

A PIL challenging the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance 2017, which seeks to amend criminal laws to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from investigation for on-duty action without the state government's prior sanction, was filed in the High Court on Monday.

Oct 23, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Withdraw 'harmful ordinance', Editors Guild tells Rajasthan govt

The Editors Guild of India has has asked the Rajasthan government to "withdraw the harmful ordinance" that bars the media from reporting on accusations against public servants, judges and magistrates without its sanction.

Oct 23, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Bill to shield judges, babus from probe tabled in Rajasthan Assembly

The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which seeks to amend criminal laws to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from investigation for on-duty action without the state government's prior sanction, was tabled in the state Assembly on Friday.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan govt likely to table bill shielding judges, babus today

The Vasundhara Raje-headed Rajasthan government on Monday is likely to table a bill which seeks to amend criminal laws to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from investigation for on-duty action without the state government's prior sanction.

Oct 23, 2017, 06:33 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi attacks Vasundhara Raje on Twitter: We are in the 21st century

Civil rights group PUCL had on Saturday condemned the Rajasthan government ordinance and demanded that it be repealed.  

Oct 22, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Govt proposes NEET-like exam to recruit judicial officers

The government has proposed to the Supreme Court a NEET-like examination to recruit judges to the lower judiciary.

Jun 11, 2017, 12:24 PM IST

Salaries of Supreme Court, High Court judges likely to be hiked

A Supreme Court judge at present gets Rs 1.5 lakh a month in hand after all deductions from salary and allowances.

Dec 15, 2016, 19:17 PM IST

20 additional judges appointed to four high courts

Two separate Law Ministry notifications issued today said 11 additional judges have been appointed to Allahabad High Court.

Nov 12, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

Nine additional judges appointed to Karnataka, Patna, Madras HCs

Separate notifications issued by the Law Ministry said nine additional judges -- five in Karnataka, one in Patna and three in Madras high courts -- have been appointed.

Nov 11, 2016, 22:03 PM IST

Delhi BJP condemns Arvind Kejriwal for phone tapping remarks

Creating a sensation, Kejriwal Monday claimed there is a "widespread fear" about phones of judges being tapped.

Nov 01, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal alleges phones of judges being tapped, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denies

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday completely rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that phones of judges are being tapped.

Oct 31, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

Madras Bar Association suggests timeframe for judges selection

Stated its views in a memorandum to be submitted by two senior lawyers who would appear on its behalf before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personal, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, New Delhi on November 2.

Oct 28, 2016, 00:47 AM IST

18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices.

Sep 21, 2016, 22:30 PM IST

Judges don't need certificates, says SC

Judges do not need certificates from anybody, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while rejecting a PIL seeking setting up of a "public body", independent of the executive and judiciary, to ensure fair appointment of judges in High Courts and the apex court.

Sep 21, 2016, 00:14 AM IST