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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments
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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday

Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East
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Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to retire on 17 November as the 46th head of Indian judiciary. With a reputation as a no-nonsense administrator, in his tenure, he has given judgment on some of the most iconic cases in Indian history like that of NRC, Ayodhya land dispute, entry of women into Sabarimala temple, to name a few

SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality
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SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality

The majority judgment, in effect, may be interpreted as leaning towards taking a sympathetic view of argument propounded by Sabarimala protestors and Lord Ayyappa devotees who have pointed out that the earlier judgment violates the essential customs and practices at the temple that are based on the celibate nature of the deity. This statement bears expansion.

Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe
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Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all review petitions against the December 2018 order in the Rafale case.

Rafale controversy's collapse after Supreme Court verdict an important lesson for Opposition leaders living in ivory towers
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Rafale controversy's collapse after Supreme Court verdict an important lesson for Opposition leaders living in ivory towers

Political miscalculation often consists in being off-center during power play. Rahul Gandhi maladjustment between hub and wheel to make Rafale as BJP's Bofors scam in the run-up to 2019 election was primarily due to his consistent effort with inconsistent facts which instead of unraveling a scam created a further wall of thick smoke.

SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline
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SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline

SC refers to larger seven-judge bench for re-examining various religious issues, including entry of women into Sabarimala temple and mosques and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Five-judge bench gives 3:2 majority verdict, keep pending the review pleas.

Rafale verdict: Supreme Court dismisses petitions to review December 2018 verdict, warns Rahul Gandhi not to 'drag court into political discourse'
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Rafale verdict: Supreme Court dismisses petitions to review December 2018 verdict, warns Rahul Gandhi not to 'drag court into political discourse'

A three-member Bench of the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions seeking review of the apex court’s 2018 order in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, holding that the pleas were without merit

Supreme Court Updates: Rahul Gandhi let off with warning in Rafale contempt case; status quo remains in Sabarimala, but review plea referred to larger bench
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Supreme Court Updates: Rahul Gandhi let off with warning in Rafale contempt case; status quo remains in Sabarimala, but review plea referred to larger bench

Supreme Court Verdict Today LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court has dismissed the review petition on its Rafale judgment. The court held that there was no ground to launch an enquiry into the defence deal.

CJI office brought under RTI, but conditions apply: SC says recommendations by Collegium can be disclosed, but not reasons
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CJI office brought under RTI, but conditions apply: SC says recommendations by Collegium can be disclosed, but not reasons

The move to bring the office of the CJI under the transparency law was initiated by RTI activist SC Agrawal. His lawyer Prashant Bhushan had submitted in the top court that though the apex court should not have been judging its own cause, it is hearing the appeals due to "doctrine of necessity".

Satya Pal Malik likely to become first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, say reports
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Satya Pal Malik likely to become first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, say reports

Satya Pal Malik is likely to become the first Lieutenant Governor (L-G) for both Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Bar Council of India writes to CJI, draws his attention to NLSIU student protest over delay in VC appointment
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Bar Council of India writes to CJI, draws his attention to NLSIU student protest over delay in VC appointment

The Bar Council of India on Monday wrote to the Chief Justice of India seeking his attention to the protest by National Law School of India University students against delay in appointing a vice-chancellor.

SC refuses to accord urgent hearing to petition on mob lynchings, issues guidelines to deal with cases of cow vigilantism
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SC refuses to accord urgent hearing to petition on mob lynchings, issues guidelines to deal with cases of cow vigilantism

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a petition on mob lynching and said it will come up in due course. The prayer for an urgent hearing was made before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The petition contended that the apex court judgement of July last year on the issue of mob lynching had not been complied with.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court dismisses pleas opposing Tamil Nadu govt's move to release all seven convicts
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court dismisses pleas opposing Tamil Nadu govt's move to release all seven convicts

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions of families of those killed along with former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 suicide bomber attack, objecting to the Tamil Nadu government's 2014 decision to release the seven convicts in the case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, 'All aspects were covered in the earlier constitution bench verdict in the case and therefore nothing survives in the case.'

Narendra Modi-led panel meets to decide next CBI chief; CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Mallikarjun Kharge part of committee
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Narendra Modi-led panel meets to decide next CBI chief; CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Mallikarjun Kharge part of committee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led committee on Thursday met here to decide the name of the next CBI chief, the post lying vacant following the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma early this month, officials said. The meeting was being attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, they said.

SC likely to hear Rakesh Asthana's plea today challenging divestment from duties, seeking removal of CBI chief Alok Verma
India

SC likely to hear Rakesh Asthana's plea today challenging divestment from duties, seeking removal of CBI chief Alok Verma

Rakesh Asthana and CBI chief Alok Verma, the agency's two most senior functionaries, have been embroiled in an unprecedented feud, each accusing the other of corruption and of having accepted bribes.

Aadhaar verdict: Congress welcomes SC decision of its delinking from private entities, calls it 'slap on face of BJP'
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Aadhaar verdict: Congress welcomes SC decision of its delinking from private entities, calls it 'slap on face of BJP'

The Supreme Court has declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid.

SC calls for rules to be framed on live-streaming court proceedings, says it will bring to force 'public right to know'
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SC calls for rules to be framed on live-streaming court proceedings, says it will bring to force 'public right to know'

The apex court had earlier termed the proposal of live streaming of the court proceedings as the "need of the hour". A petition, filed by a law student, had sought a direction for setting up live streaming rooms within the apex court premises and granting access to legal interns.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas for live streaming of court proceedings, plans on concept of open courts
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Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas for live streaming of court proceedings, plans on concept of open courts

The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas related to the issue of live streaming of court proceedings.

Supreme Court Collegium recommends Justice Aniruddha Bose as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court
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Supreme Court Collegium recommends Justice Aniruddha Bose as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court

The Supreme Court also recommended Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Odisha High Court Chief Justice Vineet Saran as Supreme Court judges

Government turns down Supreme Court collegium's recommendation to appoint Aniruddha Bose as chief justice of Delhi High Court
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Government turns down Supreme Court collegium's recommendation to appoint Aniruddha Bose as chief justice of Delhi High Court

The government has turned down a recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium to appoint Aniruddha Bose, a judge of the Calcutta High Court, as the chief justice of the Delhi High Court.