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Supreme Court verdict in land acquisition case today

The judgement by the five-judge bench will impact various land acquisitions made by different governments.
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will look at the controversy around its previous judgements.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will look at the controversy around its previous judgements.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

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

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.
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)
Published on Feb 08, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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A year after landmark press conference, little has changed in Supreme Court’s running

On January 12, 2018, justices J Chelameshwar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan Lokur called the press conference at the residence of Chelameswar in New Delhi.
On January 12, 2018, Supreme Court judges ( L-R ) Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur called a press conference in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
On January 12, 2018, Supreme Court judges ( L-R ) Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur called a press conference in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2019 07:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

SC refuses urgent hearing of plea on Justice Kurian Joseph’s interview

Lawyer Shashank Deo told the top court that these type of interviews or statements given to media affect the very “credibility of the institution”.
Justice Joseph, who retired on November 29, was one of the senior Supreme Court judges who in a media briefing raised questions on the functioning of the apex court.(PTI)
Justice Joseph, who retired on November 29, was one of the senior Supreme Court judges who in a media briefing raised questions on the functioning of the apex court.(PTI)
Published on Dec 06, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Ex-CJI Dipak Misra refuses to comment on Kurian Joseph’s remarks

Former CJI Dipak Misra declined to respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Monday said he would not respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.(PTI)
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Monday said he would not respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 10:49 PM IST
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Supreme Court was not moving in right path under former CJI Dipak Misra: Justice Kurian Joseph

On January 12, Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph, in a first of its kind press meet had alleged faulty “assignment of cases” and “sensitive cases being allotted to junior judges” by then CJI Dipak Misra.
Justice Kurian Joseph(PTI File Photo)
Justice Kurian Joseph(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2018 12:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

No regrets over January 12 press conference flagging issues regarding Supreme Court functioning: Kurian Joseph

A day after he retired, former SC judge Kurian Joseph said that he has no regrets over the January 12 press conference in which he along with three other judges flagged various issues with regard to functioning of the top court, and noted that things are changing.
Kurian Joseph said there is no political pressure in exercise of judicial powers by a judge, but added that the manner in which appointments are “selectively delayed” or “withheld” is “in a way interference” in administration of justice.(PTI)
Kurian Joseph said there is no political pressure in exercise of judicial powers by a judge, but added that the manner in which appointments are “selectively delayed” or “withheld” is “in a way interference” in administration of justice.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after five-and-a-half-year tenure

Justice Kurian Joseph, third seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, who was one of the four senior judges to have conducted an unprecedented January 12 presser mounting a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, retired from the top court on Thursday.
CJI Justice Ranjan Gogoi (L) shakes hands with Justice Kurian Joseph during the latter's farewell function at the Supreme Court on Thursday.(PTI)
CJI Justice Ranjan Gogoi (L) shakes hands with Justice Kurian Joseph during the latter's farewell function at the Supreme Court on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 12:10 AM IST
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‘Don’t judge only on past conduct’: SC to Maharashtra govt on judicial appointment

A bench of justices Kurian Joseph, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Navin Sinha allowed the appeal filed by Mohammed Imran, who was denied appointment to the judicial services on the grounds he was involved in a kidnapping case.
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Delhi high court, bar contribute to flood-hit Kerala’s cause

Besides a contribution of Rs 53 lakh, three trucks of clothes and essential items will be sent to the state.
Over 370 people were killed in the floods. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Over 370 people were killed in the floods. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 02:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Easy to criticise a system, difficult to transform it: CJI Dipak Misra

On January, the four senior-most judges in the court after the CJI at the time — justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had in an unprecedented press conference raised an alleged lack of transparency in selection of judges to hear important cases.
CJI Dipak Misra was addressing a gathering of lawyers on the Supreme Court lawns after he unfurled the Indian flag.(PTI)
CJI Dipak Misra was addressing a gathering of lawyers on the Supreme Court lawns after he unfurled the Indian flag.(PTI)
Published on Aug 16, 2018 12:46 AM IST
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Justice KM Joseph to take oath as SC judge tomorrow amid row with Centre over lowering seniority

The oath-taking ceremony of the three judges elevated to the Supreme Court, Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph, is expected to take place on Tuesday.
Justice Joseph’s elevation to the apex court put an end to a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)
Justice Joseph’s elevation to the apex court put an end to a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2018 12:06 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Collegium recommends KM Joseph’s name as Supreme Court judge again

Appointments of judges to the top court have been stuck over the contentious elevation of Joseph. The collegium first cleared Joseph’s name for elevation in January 2018. The government sat over the recommendation for over four months and returned his file on April 26.
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Only 12 sitting judges out of 23 have disclosed assets on Supreme Court website

Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the next four senior-most judges, Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri are among those who have declared their assets.
A view of Supreme Court building in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A view of Supreme Court building in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 07:15 PM IST
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Supreme Court collegium says needs further deliberations on judges’ elevation

The collegium comprises Chief Justice Dipak Misra and four senior most Judges -- Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
View of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
View of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2018 08:55 PM IST
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SC collegium to meet today on Justice KM Joseph’s elevation issue

The meeting of the Collegium was expected to take place on Wednesday but Justice Chelameswar was on leave.
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 08:11 AM IST
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Justice Chelameswar declines SC bar body invitation for his farewell

This is the second time in the history of the Supreme Court that an outgoing judge has refused a farewell for him. Justice AP Sen who retired in September 1988 had also declined a farewell function.
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar during a book launch in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar during a book launch in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 10:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

No precedent of govt returning collegium’s recommendation: Justice Kurian Joseph

Justice Kurian Joseph said more detailed discussions should take place on the matter.
File photo of Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph at a press conference in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
File photo of Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph at a press conference in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kochi | ByPress Trust of India

Crucial collegium meet tomorrow to reconsider Justice KM Joseph’s name for elevation

The government had on April 26 declined to accept the recommendation of the Collegium and asked it to reconsider Justice KM Joseph’s name.
Justice K M Joseph, who had headed the bench that had quashed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to impose President’s rule in the Congress-ruled hill state in 2016, was not considered to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Justice K M Joseph, who had headed the bench that had quashed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to impose President’s rule in the Congress-ruled hill state in 2016, was not considered to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:24 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The executive is diluting the collegium’s primacy

Justice KM Joseph is one of the outstanding judges deserving elevation to the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court in New Delhi. The need of the hour is for the judiciary to assert itself in the matter of appointments to ensure a fair and impartial justice delivery system(Reuters)
The Supreme Court in New Delhi. The need of the hour is for the judiciary to assert itself in the matter of appointments to ensure a fair and impartial justice delivery system(Reuters)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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KM Joseph case: The SC is equally responsible for the mess

The request of Justice Kurian Joseph on April 9 to take up this matter on the judicial side, namely the recommendation of these two names, was itself somewhat belated since the recommendation was already three months old.
‘Government snubs Supreme Court,” said a headline last week, and one cannot call it a distortion. The fate of Justice KM Joseph will now depend on what the collegium does this week (and let us hope it does meet).(Reuters)
‘Government snubs Supreme Court,” said a headline last week, and one cannot call it a distortion. The fate of Justice KM Joseph will now depend on what the collegium does this week (and let us hope it does meet).(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 10:57 PM IST
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‘CJI first among equals’: SC dismisses plea to change rules on case allocation

The Supreme Court bench led by the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held that the CJI has been entrusted the power to constitute benches and allocate work.
The matter of allocation of cases was highlighted by four top Supreme Court judges at a press conference in January.(HT file)
The matter of allocation of cases was highlighted by four top Supreme Court judges at a press conference in January.(HT file)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 08:27 PM IST
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No arrest of Teesta in fund embezzlement case till May 31, says Supreme Court

Senior advocate CU Singh, appearing for Teesta Setalvad and her husband, said the Bombay high court was right in granting transit bail as the alleged offence pertains to an educational project in Maharashtra.
The Ahmedabad Crime Branch had registered a case against Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand of ‘fraudulently’ securing grants from the Union government through their NGO Sabrang Trust between 2008 and 2013. The Gujarat police had said the funds had been obtained to help the victims of the 2002 post-Godhra Gujarat riots but were misused.(AFP File Photo)
The Ahmedabad Crime Branch had registered a case against Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand of ‘fraudulently’ securing grants from the Union government through their NGO Sabrang Trust between 2008 and 2013. The Gujarat police had said the funds had been obtained to help the victims of the 2002 post-Godhra Gujarat riots but were misused.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Justice Chelameswar hopes Jan 12 presser won’t come in way of Justice Gogoi’s elevation as CJI

CJI Dipak Misra retires on October 2 and Justice Chelameswar, who is the seniormost judge after him, would demit the office on June 22.
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar at the launch of a book in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar at the launch of a book in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 10:38 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Shanti Bhushan moves SC over Chief Justice’s authority as master of roster

Shanti Bhushan stated that the “master of roster” cannot be unguided and unbridled discretionary power, exercised arbitrarily by the Chief Justice of India.
CJI Dipak Misra has been named as one of the respondents in the PIL along with the registrar of the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)
CJI Dipak Misra has been named as one of the respondents in the PIL along with the registrar of the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 10:23 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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