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SC gets all-women bench to hear matters for third time in history
India

SC gets all-women bench to hear matters for third time in history

The two-women judge bench will hear a batch of cases pertaining to transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters

Bilkis Bano files fresh plea before Supreme Court, challenges release of 11 convicts
India

Bilkis Bano files fresh plea before Supreme Court, challenges release of 11 convicts

Bilkis Bano was allegedly gang-raped and several of her family members were killed during the Gujarat riots of 2002 that had erupted after the Godhra train burning incident. Seven of her family members were killed, including her three-year-old daughter

SC to have specialsed benches to deal with criminal, tax, land issues, MACT matters
India

SC to have specialsed benches to deal with criminal, tax, land issues, MACT matters

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud announced on Wednesday when an advocate mentioned his matter relating to land acquisition for an urgent hearing

Office of CJI: Need of a fixed tenure as complicated issues warrant long-term approach
Opinion

Office of CJI: Need of a fixed tenure as complicated issues warrant long-term approach

One of the most important offices in the country functions in an ad-hoc manner without any long-term vision or planning. This affects, ultimately, the justice delivery to citizenry at large

CJI-designate DY Chandrachud: A non-conformist who overturned his father's judgments
India

CJI-designate DY Chandrachud: A non-conformist who overturned his father's judgments

Justice DY Chandrachud, who is set to take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India on 9 November, is the son of YV Chandrachud, India's longest-serving Chief Justice of India. This is the first instance of a father-son duo occupying the highest seat of the apex court

Justice DY Chandrachud appointed next Chief Justice of India, to take oath on 9 November
India

Justice DY Chandrachud appointed next Chief Justice of India, to take oath on 9 November

Justice Chandrachud, who is the son of the longest-serving CJI Y V Chandrachud, succeeds Justice UU Lalit. His father was the head of the Indian judiciary from 22 February 1978 to 11 July 11 1985

A packed schedule: From bail plea of Siddique Kappan to Gautam Navlakha’s appeal, CJI UU Lalit has a busy first working
India

A packed schedule: From bail plea of Siddique Kappan to Gautam Navlakha’s appeal, CJI UU Lalit has a busy first working

With a very short tenure of 74 days, Chief Justice UU Lalit is on mission mode. On his first working day, cases pertaining to the incarceration of Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan and activist Gautam Navlakha are on his 'master roster'

CJI NV Ramana retires today: From election freebies to Yogi Adityanath plea, a look at his last sitting in SC
India

CJI NV Ramana retires today: From election freebies to Yogi Adityanath plea, a look at his last sitting in SC

Labelling him as a 'citizen's judge', senior advocate Dushyant Dave said CJI NV Ramana discharged his duty with a spine

Executive, legislature, judiciary 'equal repositories' of constitutional trust, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana
India

Executive, legislature, judiciary 'equal repositories' of constitutional trust, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana

The CJI referred to Article 38 of the Constitution on the Directive Principles of State Policy and said it was the responsibility of the state to secure a social order in which 'justice, social, economic and political', are rendered

Justice UU Lalit, 49th CJI of India, only second to be directly elevated from Bar to Supreme Court bench
Explainers

Justice UU Lalit, 49th CJI of India, only second to be directly elevated from Bar to Supreme Court bench

Justice UU Lalit, known for his path-breaking judgments, was a senior advocate before being appointed a judge of the apex court on 13 August 2014

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India
India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India

He will assume charge on 27 August after incumbent N V Ramana demits office the day before

Next CJI UU Lalit to have 74-day tenure: How’s the top judge appointed and what are the retirement rules?
India

Next CJI UU Lalit to have 74-day tenure: How’s the top judge appointed and what are the retirement rules?

The outgoing Chief Justice of India recommends his successor to the Union law minister. This practice is strictly based on seniority

Only small percentage of population can approach courts, majority suffers in silence: CJI Ramana
India

Only small percentage of population can approach courts, majority suffers in silence: CJI Ramana

Justice, the tool for social emancipation and realisation of democracy, is not accessible to the majority of the population because it lacks the knowledge and resources to approach the courts, the chief justice said

Strengthening District Judiciary is need of the hour, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana
India

Strengthening District Judiciary is need of the hour, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana

The CJI added that district judicial officers are the first point of contact for a majority of the population and public opinion of the judiciary is based on their experience with the district judiciary

'Political Opposition is translating into hostility, not sign of healthy democracy,' says CJI NV Ramana
Politics

'Political Opposition is translating into hostility, not sign of healthy democracy,' says CJI NV Ramana

There used to be mutual respect between the government and the Opposition, but the space for opposition is diminishing and laws are being passed without detailed deliberation and scrutiny, the CJI lamented at an

In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice: CJI NV Ramana
India

In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice: CJI NV Ramana

Judges have to sharpen their ideas and perception, expand their knowledge and become technology enabler, said CJI NV Ramana

CJI NV Ramana visits Golden Temple in Amritsar
India

CJI NV Ramana visits Golden Temple in Amritsar

CJI NV Ramana greeted the people on the occasion of Baisakhi and wished the people of Punjab peace and prosperity

N V Ramana rues lack of basic judicial infrastructure, stresses need of filling vacancies, raising number of judges
India

N V Ramana rues lack of basic judicial infrastructure, stresses need of filling vacancies, raising number of judges

The CJI was speaking as the chief guest at the National Seminar on Adjudication of IPR Disputes in India' organised by the Delhi High Court

SC-appointed panel member on farm laws writes to CJI, urges early release of report
India

SC-appointed panel member on farm laws writes to CJI, urges early release of report

Anil Ghanwat, also a senior leader of Shetkari Sangathan, said he will mobilise one lakh farmers and bring them to Delhi in the next couple of months demanding farm reforms.

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking setting up of community kitchens across country to battle hunger
India

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking setting up of community kitchens across country to battle hunger

The plea claimed 69 percent of children under the age of five die every day due to hunger and malnutrition and that it was violative of various fundamental rights, including right to life