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Justice Indu Malhotra’s induction will also help meet the condition imposed by the Supreme Court in the Vishaka verdict.(PTI PHOTO)

Justice Malhotra inducted to panel to inquire harassment charge against CJI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Justice Malhotra replaces Justice NV Ramana who had, hours earlier, withdrawn from the panel after the complainant questioned his presence in the committee.
The committee headed by Justice Bobde, the senior-most apex court judge, was appointed Tuesday and he inducted Justices Ramana and Banerjee into it.
The committee headed by Justice Bobde, the senior-most apex court judge, was appointed Tuesday and he inducted Justices Ramana and Banerjee into it.

Justice NV Ramana opts out of panel probing harassment allegations against CJI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 07:51 PM IST
A Supreme Court source said that Justice Ramana has opted himself out of the inquiry panel headed by Justice S A Bobde.
A three-judge committee led by Justice SA Bobde has been set up to look into the sexual harassment accusation against the Chief Justice.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A three-judge committee led by Justice SA Bobde has been set up to look into the sexual harassment accusation against the Chief Justice.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Don’t play with fire’: Top court’s clear warning on conspiracy against CJI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s observation was directed at people, who a lawyer claimed, were also involved in influencing the decision to refer a case to a particular judge, or as the court put it, “bench fixing”.
Lawyer Utsav Bains(HT Photo)
Lawyer Utsav Bains(HT Photo)

All about Utsav Bains, the lawyer who claimed conspiracy against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Utsav Bains has to his credit a documentary on child rights and in 2012, he had filed a plea for probe into sexual exploitation of children at a shelter in Rohtak, Haryana.
The Supreme Court expressed its concern at the nature of the allegations and summoned chiefs of the intelligence bureau, probe agency CBI and Delhi Police for a meeting in their chambers.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court expressed its concern at the nature of the allegations and summoned chiefs of the intelligence bureau, probe agency CBI and Delhi Police for a meeting in their chambers.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Will enquire, enquire and enquire’: SC on alleged conspiracy against CJI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The Supreme Court told lawyer Utsav Bains to file another affidavit after he claimed access to more incriminating evidence about the larger conspiracy against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and the judges
The Supreme Court Wednesday directed chiefs of the CBI, IB and Delhi Police to appear and meet in chambers the three judges who are hearing a lawyer’s claim that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court Wednesday directed chiefs of the CBI, IB and Delhi Police to appear and meet in chambers the three judges who are hearing a lawyer’s claim that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Will go to the root of lawyer’s claims of larger conspiracy to frame CJI: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Solicitor General Mehta told the bench that he was very disturbed with the allegations against the CJI as well as claims made by the lawyer and said this concerns the judiciary in the country.
Lawyer Utsav Bains has told the Supreme Court that there was a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)
Lawyer Utsav Bains has told the Supreme Court that there was a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)

Chiefs of CBI, IB summoned to Supreme Court in harassment case against CJI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 03:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court has summoned CBI, intelligence chiefs to chambers after a lawyer outlined what he said, was conspiracy to frame CJI in harassment case.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi(PTI file photo)
Justice Ranjan Gogoi(PTI file photo)

Lawyers’ bodies say CJI violated process in hearing own case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The resolution passed by the two lawyer bodies also criticised the way the Chief Justice of India conducted judicial proceedings in the matter “in violation of procedure established by law as well as principles of natural justice”.
‘It’s time to stand up with judiciary’: Arun Jaitley on allegations against CJI(REUTERS)
‘It’s time to stand up with judiciary’: Arun Jaitley on allegations against CJI(REUTERS)

‘It’s time to stand up with judiciary’: Arun Jaitley on allegations against CJI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The Supreme Court even held an extraordinary hearing on Saturday after a former employee of the apex court accused the CJI of sexual harassment and persecution.
The matter came to light after one of the Karnataka High Court staff got in touch with the personal secretary of CJI informing him about the call.(PTI)
The matter came to light after one of the Karnataka High Court staff got in touch with the personal secretary of CJI informing him about the call.(PTI)

Charge sheet against 4 for impersonating CJI, secretary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Namita Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 06:23 AM IST
The charge sheet says, “That accused Pramod Kumar impersonated himself as PS to Chief Justice of India and as Chief Justice of India to collect the information with regard to “empanelment” of CAT Judicial member.
The election watchdog issued a notice to Mayawati for violation of the MCC and Representation of the People Act, 1951, by making “objectionable statements” during a public rally on April 7 in Deoband.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
The election watchdog issued a notice to Mayawati for violation of the MCC and Representation of the People Act, 1951, by making “objectionable statements” during a public rally on April 7 in Deoband.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Election Commission bars all campaigning by election code violators

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 03:02 AM IST
The SC was hearing a PIL filed by an NRI yoga teacher based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seeking a direction to the EC to take “strict action” against political parties if their spokespersons made remarks based on caste and religion lines ahead of this summer’s Lok Sabha elections.
Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The lawyer was arguing in support of Delhi High Court verdict that held the CJI’s office is amenable to Right to Information Act (RTI) and bound to disclose information as sought under the law by an applicant.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Assam playing with us: Supreme Court on missing foreigners

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by activist Harsh Mander that highlighted the plight of people lodged in detention centres. These migrants have not been sent back to their native countries despite being declared as illegal residents in Assam.
The Supreme Court noted on Thursday that a police officer empanelled for the post of Deputy General of Police (DGP) should have a residual period of retirement of at least six months.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court noted on Thursday that a police officer empanelled for the post of Deputy General of Police (DGP) should have a residual period of retirement of at least six months.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

‘Minimum 6-month residual period of retirement a must’: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 07:35 PM IST
A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it is likely to tweak its own 2006 judgement on police reforms so that states do not misuse directions given in it.
The government came in for some kind words from Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday over the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The government came in for some kind words from Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday over the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delay in judges’ appointment not due to Centre, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 10:33 PM IST
According to the figures of the law ministry, as on Feburary 1, 2019, the vacancies in high courts stood at 400 posts against a sanctioned strength of 1,079.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the registrar, responsible for listing cases for hearing, about the status of the application seeking a modification of the ruling.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the registrar, responsible for listing cases for hearing, about the status of the application seeking a modification of the ruling.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi pulls up lawyers for filing ‘defective’ Rafale review petition

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 10:39 PM IST
CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Friday took exception to lawyers blaming the Supreme Court registry for delaying hearings in their cases, saying the advocates themselves do not take remedial measures such as removing the defects in their petitions to make them listing-ready.
Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court no to BJP plea on Bengal loudspeaker ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:48 PM IST
SC dismissed West Bengal BJP unit’s plea questioning a 2013 state government notification that prohibits use of loudspeakers in residential and institutional areas for two months – February and March – ahead of school exams.
Statues of chief minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party's election symbol, elephant. HT Photo by Sunil Ghosh(HT Photo)
Statues of chief minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party's election symbol, elephant. HT Photo by Sunil Ghosh(HT Photo)

Mayawati should repay statue money: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The observations come at a time when Mayawati is preparing for the general elections in UP, which BSP will fight in an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP).
Former Supreme Court judge, justice (retired) Kurian Joseph, who was part of the unprecedented press conference last year by four SC judges against the functioning of the CJI, said on Friday that he has no plan to dabble in politics.(PTI)
Former Supreme Court judge, justice (retired) Kurian Joseph, who was part of the unprecedented press conference last year by four SC judges against the functioning of the CJI, said on Friday that he has no plan to dabble in politics.(PTI)

No plan to enter politics, says former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Former Supreme Court judge, justice (retired) Kurian Joseph, who was part of the unprecedented press conference last year by four SC judges against the functioning of the CJI, said on Friday that he has no plan to dabble in politics.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday indicated that there would soon be a system in place whereby all new cases filed in the top court will be taken up for hearing within five days.(PTI)
CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday indicated that there would soon be a system in place whereby all new cases filed in the top court will be taken up for hearing within five days.(PTI)

Soon, new cases to be taken up within 5 days: CJI

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 10:42 PM IST
At present, advocates can make an oral mentioning of important and urgent cases before a bench of the Chief Justice of India and seek an early hearing of them.
The lack of any meaningful structural change demonstrates the bleak political economy of judicial reform.(Hindustan Times)
The lack of any meaningful structural change demonstrates the bleak political economy of judicial reform.(Hindustan Times)

The CJI and Supreme Court must walk their talk on transparency

By Arghya Sengupta
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:45 PM IST
That political parties still view judicial reforms through the lens of scoring party-political brownie points, reflects as poorly on the parties as it does on their constituents
Among the first decisions to be taken by the bench will be deciding the schedule for the decades-old Ayodhya dispute and decide whether it should be taken up on a daily basis.(HT File Photo)
Among the first decisions to be taken by the bench will be deciding the schedule for the decades-old Ayodhya dispute and decide whether it should be taken up on a daily basis.(HT File Photo)

Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court judge opts out of case, hearing put off till January 29

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 05:20 PM IST
Ayodhya hearing deferred: The hearing in the case has been adjourned for the day. The Supreme Court will now hear the case on January 29.
Gogoi on Friday said aw keeps changing and creating new political pathways for the society.(HT File Photo)
Gogoi on Friday said aw keeps changing and creating new political pathways for the society.(HT File Photo)

Law creates new political pathways for society, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said law keeps changing and creating new political pathways for the society.
Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal V R Chaudhari with Air Marshal Anil Khosla (R) leave the Supreme Court after a hearing on Rafale Deal, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)
Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal V R Chaudhari with Air Marshal Anil Khosla (R) leave the Supreme Court after a hearing on Rafale Deal, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)

India needs fourth generation aircraft, Rafale fits the bill, IAF tells Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 12:13 AM IST
The CJI had sought the assistance of the Indian Air Force in the case, saying, “We are dealing with the requirements of the air force. We need to speak to someone from the force.”
CJI Ranjan Gogoi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
CJI Ranjan Gogoi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to probe delay in appointment of high court judges

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 09:01 AM IST
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has observed that he will look into the issue of non-appointment of candidates as judges in high courts by the government despite the Supreme Court Collegium clearing their names.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)

In awe of ‘historic speed’ with which new judges were appointed, says Chief Justice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The Chief Justice said on Friday that he was in awe of the ‘historic speed’ of the Central government in clearing the way for the swearing-in ceremony of the four judges within 48 hours of the Supreme Court Collegium sending their names.
Statistics reveal there are 5,223 vacancies in trial courts.(AP/File Photo)
Statistics reveal there are 5,223 vacancies in trial courts.(AP/File Photo)

Supreme Court pulls up high courts, state govts over vacancies in lower judiciary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 03:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court has warned state governments and high courts (HCs) that it will take over the process of filling up vacancies in the lower judiciary if they fail to expedite the exercise.
Hindustan Times learns that the chief justice also attacked the issue of corruption in the higher judiciary. He reportedly told the high court chief justices not to “hesitate in withdrawing judicial work from judges who are under a cloud.(HT file photo)
Hindustan Times learns that the chief justice also attacked the issue of corruption in the higher judiciary. He reportedly told the high court chief justices not to “hesitate in withdrawing judicial work from judges who are under a cloud.(HT file photo)

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi shows high courts the way on pendency, corruption

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya and Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 05:26 PM IST
There are 4.3 million cases pending in 42 high courts, according to the National Judicial Data Grid. As many as 55,946 cases are pending in the Supreme Court, according to its official website.
The outgoing chief justice on India Dipak Misra said that justice must have a human face.(ANI Photo)
The outgoing chief justice on India Dipak Misra said that justice must have a human face.(ANI Photo)

Justice must have human face, says CJI Dipak Misra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who will be sworn-in as the CJI on Wednesday, said Justice Dipak Misra was a remarkable judge.
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

On CJI Dipak Misra’s last day in Supreme Court, some singing and matters of heart

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Outgoing CJI Dipak Misra appeared to be emotional during the brief court proceedings that lasted about 25 minutes.
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