The NGO Common Cause has petitioned against Asthana’s appointment on the grounds of lack of integrity.
Former Bombay HC Judge Asks for SIT Probe Into ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ Surrounding Judge Loya’s Death
Justice B.H. Marlapalle has written to the current chief justice of the court, asking her to take steps to urgently address the allegations.
Vinod Dua discusses reports of EVM manipulation in Uttar Pradesh and allegations of foul play in the December 2014 death of judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya.
Speaking to The Wire, the former chief justice of the Delhi high court feels it is ‘absolutely necessary’ to order an enquiry as the allegations can ‘stigmatise’ the judiciary.
Viacom 18, the makers of the film, had earlier said that they have deferred the movie’s release which was originally scheduled on December 1.
Political compulsions and legislative demands have time and again resulted in deviations from the conventional three-session calendar.
Sources claim that a Bill to end the practice will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament.
Family of Deceased Judge Claims He Was Offered Rs 100 Crore for ‘Favourable Order’ in Amit Shah Case
The late judge’s sister says in an interview to Caravan magazine that the then chief justice of the Bombay high court also offered her brother a house in Mumbai.
Through the campaign, survivors are making five demands to Prime Minister Modi and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Do we really want a scenario where sitting judges are ordering investigations against their fellow judges?
The information broadcasting ministry had earlier removed S Durga, as well as Nude, from the festival’s line up despite the jury choosing them.
P-5 Privileges Breached as Britain Blinks and Indian Judge is Elected to International Court of Justice
The UK withdraws its candidate, leaving the field clear for Dalveer Bhandari, who had the overwhelming support of the UN General Assembly.
The exercise runs counter to the spirit of the SC’s directions where it had advised the government to ensure there are “no contingencies” while the case was pending.
A House panel had called out the government on its flawed understanding of transgender persons and asked it to promote and safeguard the rights of the marginalised community.
The court has suggested that any complaint against a judge and investigation by the CBI should not be given publicity, ignoring the fact that public functionaries act under public scrutiny.
“While the general numbers for child labour dwindled from 162 million to 152 million since 2013, in rural areas the number grew: from 98 to 108 million.”
Examining five decisions of the Supreme Court that were not matters that required the apex court’s scrutiny.
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
While the university’s lawyer claimed that all parties had agreed to an adjournment, the petitioner’s lawyer denied this.
The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Law Commission Report on Torture Is a Step in the Right Direction, but a Just Bill Is Still Some Way Off
Although the report does have some shortcomings, it recognises that torture is prohibited under customary law without any exceptions and the condemnation of it in the Indian constitution.
The fact that the charge of attempted bribery was made by the CBI has been conveniently overlooked in the rush to declare that the petitioners had damaged “the great institution”.
The proposed treaty on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions, and for persons with “other disabilities” is of utmost importance to India.
The Chief Justice of India’s actions reflect a complete neglect of the rule of law and have put the acceptability and respect the highest court of justice commands in jeopardy.
The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.
All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Court’s own judgments and precedents.
The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
If the Supreme Court is to be saved, a bench comprising all its judges must take stock of the situation and consider the legal position dispassionately and wisely.
The real casualty in the drama that unfolded in the Supreme Court on Friday is public confidence in an institution that people still hold in high esteem.
The government will have to work out distribution of financial burden on the employer, to ensure the mandatory nature of the amendment is met.
The public interest litigation petition calls for disclosure of all relevant records pertaining to Asthana’s appointment.
The larger bench on Friday took strong exception to the order passed by the two-judge bench and said no bench can take up a matter unless allocated by the CJI who “is the master of the court”.
“Why was the Aadhaar card made mandatory when the Centre can’t provide the software for issuing it to each citizen?” the Justice asked.
Such a decision by US Supreme Court would allow, even encourage the International Finance Corporation – World Bank’s lending arm – to continue to act irresponsibly without worrying about consequences.
At the heart of the case is the attempt by a medical college to get recognition despite failing to meet the standards needed to admit students and charge fees from them.
One bench of the Supreme Court rarely recalls the decision of another bench within the span of one month, when the judges of the earlier bench are yet to retire.
Given his government’s record of inaction, however, the latest disclosures are also likely to sink without a trace.
The proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act – including regulating fee and service charges at private hospitals – are not against doctors. Rather, they will facilitate a better doctor-patient relationship.
The details of the clean chit are not known – and the press release issued by the CBI on October 31, 2017, raises more questions than it answers.