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Pakistan's president asks chief justice to form judicial commission to probe 'regime change conspiracy' to oust Imran Khan
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Pakistan's president asks chief justice to form judicial commission to probe 'regime change conspiracy' to oust Imran Khan

Imran Khan, ousted through a no-trust vote on 10 April, has accused the US of orchestrating the fall of his government after his decision to follow an independent foreign policy over the issue of Ukraine

Narendra Modi to address joint conference of CMs, Chief Justices in Delhi today
India

Narendra Modi to address joint conference of CMs, Chief Justices in Delhi today

Chief Justice of India, Justice NV Ramana and Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju will also address the conference

Centre's negative opinion proves my judicial independence, says outgoing Rajasthan HC’s chief justice
India

Centre's negative opinion proves my judicial independence, says outgoing Rajasthan HC’s chief justice

Justice Abdulhamid Kureshi made the remark referring to observations made by former CJI in his biography, explaining why Kureshi's recommendations on the appointment of HC CJs of Madhya Pradesh and Tripura were rejected

Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations
India

Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the plea that despite the assurance of the West Bengal government that the Lokur panel would not proceed with the inquiry, the commission has commenced its work.

CJI pays tributes to Sorabjee, Ashok Desai, says achievements of doyens of Bar difficult to describe
India

CJI pays tributes to Sorabjee, Ashok Desai, says achievements of doyens of Bar difficult to describe

A full court reference in the memory of the two eminent jurists was held in the auditorium of the new building complex of the Supreme Court in a hybrid mode

SC slams Centre for 'cherry-picking' names for tribunals, directs govt to make appointments in two weeks
India

SC slams Centre for 'cherry-picking' names for tribunals, directs govt to make appointments in two weeks

There are around 250 posts lying vacant in various key tribunals and appellate tribunals

SC says plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief to be listed for hearing after being numbered
India

SC says plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief to be listed for hearing after being numbered

The contempt plea is against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who as the head of the Cabinet's Appointment Committee chose Asthana as the Delhi Police chief days ahead of his superannuation

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

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
India

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
India

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
India

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'
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.'