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The Apex Court bench, headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, constituted National Task Force (NTF) to assess and recommend the need and distribution of oxygen in the country.(Photo: Screengrab/ YouTube)

Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud tests positive for Covid-19

By Utkarsh Anand | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 07:32 PM IST
The bench, which also includes justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, was supposed to take up the suo motu (on its own motion) matter on Thursday. However, the case may now get deferred to some other date because of justice Chandrachud's indisposition.
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking protection from arrest for Republic TV’s staff in cases lodged in Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The matter came up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud which said that prayers in the petition were “all ambitious”.
Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Jail on interim bail in the 2018 abetment to suicide case, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI11-11-2020_000233B)(PTI)
Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Jail on interim bail in the 2018 abetment to suicide case, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI11-11-2020_000233B)(PTI)

No flight risk, can’t tamper evidence: Supreme Court details why it granted bail to Arnab Goswami

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Doors of courts cannot be closed in such cases and courts should remain open for all cases of deprivation of personal liberty and such deprivation cannot be even for one day, Justice DY Chandrachud said.
Justice DY Chandrachud turned 61 on Wednesday.
Justice DY Chandrachud turned 61 on Wednesday.

‘Best way to spend birthday’, says Justice Chandrachud who heard Arnab Goswami’s bail plea

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Arnab Goswami was granted bail by the Supreme Court which laid emphasis on protecting personal liberty. The bench said that if the State targets individuals, they must realise that the apex court is there to protect them.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan was seen smoking during an online hearing. (HT File photo)
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan was seen smoking during an online hearing. (HT File photo)

‘This is something unpardonable’: Judges shocked as advocate appears shirtless for online hearing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Justice DY Chandrachud asked who the advocate was during the online hearing. But there was no response.
Republic TV editor-in-chief and Prime Time anchor Arnab Goswami appear at NM Joshi marg police station in connection with a first information report (FIR) registered against him on May 3 for allegedly creating communal hatred in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief and Prime Time anchor Arnab Goswami appear at NM Joshi marg police station in connection with a first information report (FIR) registered against him on May 3 for allegedly creating communal hatred in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Your office is at Worli’: SC tells Republic TV to approach Bombay HC in TRP case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:37 PM IST
“Your office is at Worli. Worli to Flora Fountain (where Bombay high court is situated) is closer. We should have faith in our high courts,” justice Chandrachud said.
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that freedom of a journalist is supreme and any regulation of the same would need extensive debates. (Videograb)
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that freedom of a journalist is supreme and any regulation of the same would need extensive debates. (Videograb)

Supreme Court roasts Sudarshan TV for ‘insidious’ show on UPSC exam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:28 PM IST
The court was hearing a plea by advocate Firoz Iqbal Khan who claimed that the programme contains derogatory statements about Muslim community and was divisive in nature.
On the use of technology in courts, justice DY Chandrachud said that technology was an inseparable adjunct to rule of law and will have to be employed as a critical element in court design(Ashok Dutta/HT file photo)
On the use of technology in courts, justice DY Chandrachud said that technology was an inseparable adjunct to rule of law and will have to be employed as a critical element in court design(Ashok Dutta/HT file photo)

Virtual courts are not a panacea: Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:50 AM IST
“I want to dissuade people from the idea that virtual court hearings are some sort of a panacea,” justice Chandrachud said at a webinar organized by Nyaya Forum of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad on the topic Future of Virtual Courts and Access to Justice in India.
“Our court procedures are tardy and unintelligible to common people”, justice Chandrachud conceded.(livemint)
“Our court procedures are tardy and unintelligible to common people”, justice Chandrachud conceded.(livemint)

Virtual courts not a substitute to physical courts: Justice DY Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali krishnan | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The Supreme Court, which is under complete shutdown due to the Coronavirus threat, has been hearing only extremely urgent cases since March 23 via video conferencing without the personal presence of lawyers.
There have been suggestions that a special dispensary be set up at the top court complex to inoculate all visitors to the court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
There have been suggestions that a special dispensary be set up at the top court complex to inoculate all visitors to the court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Six Supreme Court judges down with swine flu, judges make a request

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The judge said Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde had held one meeting in this context to figure out the steps that may be taken to check the virus from spreading any more.
The Collegium system of appointing judges to the high courts and the Supreme Court was evolved by the Supreme Court in 1993.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The Collegium system of appointing judges to the high courts and the Supreme Court was evolved by the Supreme Court in 1993.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Collegium system requires reconsideration, former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The collegium comprises five of the senior-most sitting judges of the Supreme Court who recommend names of persons to be appointed to the higher judiciary.
There’s a lot about the way the Supreme Court handled allegations of sexual harassment levelled at the Chief Justice that perturbs me(REUTERS)
There’s a lot about the way the Supreme Court handled allegations of sexual harassment levelled at the Chief Justice that perturbs me(REUTERS)

Opinion| The handling of the sexual harassment case is a sad comment on our top court

UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 07:07 PM IST
Not only must the procedure followed be fair but it must be seen to be so. I don’t think that was the case and, therefore, the Suprem Court committee’s exoneration of the Chief Justice only raises questions, it doesn’t resolve the matter
Bindu Ammini, 42, and Kanaka Durga, 44, are escorted by police after they attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple, Kerala, December 24, 2018(REUTERS)
Bindu Ammini, 42, and Kanaka Durga, 44, are escorted by police after they attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple, Kerala, December 24, 2018(REUTERS)

OPINION | The Supreme Court’s position on Sabarimala is correct

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Do we, as a liberal progressive society, have a moral duty to re-evaluate traditions and practices in the light of what we deem to be progressive and correct?
The argument that Lord Ayappa as a deity was a juristic person and cannot be denied his rights under the Constitution too was dismissed by the court.(PTI)
The argument that Lord Ayappa as a deity was a juristic person and cannot be denied his rights under the Constitution too was dismissed by the court.(PTI)

Justice Indu Malhotra cautions against judicial review of faith in Sabarimala case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Prohibition of women essential practice for Lord Ayyappa devotees, Justice Indu Malhotra said.
The Supreme Court Friday refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and declined to appoint a SIT to probe their arrest.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court Friday refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and declined to appoint a SIT to probe their arrest.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

‘Dissent is symbol of vibrant democracy’: Justice Chandrachud on activists’ arrest case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:54 PM IST
Dissent is a symbol of “vibrant democracy” and voices in opposition cannot be “muzzled” by persecuting those who take up unpopular causes, Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court said Friday in his dissenting judgment in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
The court has shown itself to be far more in sync with changes in society than the Centre which until now had maintained that marriage is the cornerstone of a cohesive society(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The court has shown itself to be far more in sync with changes in society than the Centre which until now had maintained that marriage is the cornerstone of a cohesive society(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The SC’s ruling on adultery is another triumph for gender rights

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 07:30 PM IST
The judges made clear that women no longer lived in the shadows of their husbands and are not mere objects who can be preyed upon by men who then become criminally liable if the woman’s husband has not given his consent to an adulterous relationship.
The SC verdict states that it is no longer required to link your Aadhar card to phone numbers and bank accounts, thus curtailing private companies from insisting for customer’s Aadhar details.(HT file photo)
The SC verdict states that it is no longer required to link your Aadhar card to phone numbers and bank accounts, thus curtailing private companies from insisting for customer’s Aadhar details.(HT file photo)

Aadhaar Act needs to be streamlined, says Pune-based expert

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:34 PM IST
Reacting to this, professor and future designer Anupam Saraph, who is an internationally renowned expert on governance of complex systems, said bankers, mobile companies, schools, colleges and employers cannot ask for the Aadhaar card. 
Devotees at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple in Pathanamthitta, Kerala(PTI)
Devotees at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple in Pathanamthitta, Kerala(PTI)

The bench has supported gender equality in the Sabarimala case

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 07:27 PM IST
The arguments in the controversial Sabarimala case so far are in favour of the fundamental rights of women, the right to equality and the right to freedom of worship.
Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.(AFP)
Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.(AFP)

We need strict laws that fix accountability for data leaks

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2018 04:36 PM IST
It would take much more than a privacy law to take care of Justice Chandrachud’s concerns
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