Chief Justice of India: News

28 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

SC refuses urgent hearing of Kejriwal's plea seeking bail extension

The Supreme Court vacation bench on Tuesday denied an urgent hearing for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking a seven-day extension of his interim bail.

15 Apr 2024

DY Chandrachud

21 ex-judges write to CJI about attempts to 'undermine judiciary' 

A group of 21 retired judges have written a letter to Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, expressing concern about increasing attempts by "certain factions" to "destabilize the judiciary."

SC to hear pleas against new EC law on Friday 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on Friday (March 15) a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre's appointment of election commissioners (ECs) under a new law.

17 Dec 2023

DY Chandrachud

Indian courts prioritize marriage over individual: CJI DY Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, on Sunday, opined that Indian courts have often prioritized marriage over individual rights.

15 Dec 2023

DY Chandrachud

UP judge seeks permission to 'end life,' CJI demands report

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has demanded a status report after a woman judge accused a senior judge of sexual harassment in an open letter and requested permission to kill herself.

18 Sep 2023


Election commissioners appointment bill allegedly dropped from Parliament's agenda

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre has reportedly withdrawn a controversial bill on appointing top election officers from the agenda of the Parliament's ongoing five-day special session.

05 Sep 2023

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatan row: Eminent citizens urge CJI to act against Udhayanidhi

A group of 262 prominent individuals, including retired judges and bureaucrats, have written to Chief Justice (CJI) DY Chandrachud, urging him to take suo moto cognizance of Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's controversial statements.

SC releases handbook for combating gender stereotypes

The Supreme Court on Wednesday published a handbook to combat gender stereotypes in legal language.

14 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood appointed new CBI director  

Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after his name was finalized by a three-member panel led by PM Narendra Modi.

13 Apr 2023


Sanitary pads in schools: A positive step toward menstrual health

Menstrual health has long been a taboo topic in India, resulting in limited access to menstrual hygiene products and proper education for young girls and boys.

SC to form new bench to hear Bilkis Bano's plea

The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday that it would form a new bench to hear a plea challenging the premature release of 11 convicts who had gang-raped Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

20 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Why CJI Chandrachud refused to accept Centre's sealed note

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud lashed out at using sealed cover envelopes for submissions to courts while hearing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) case on Monday.

19 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Sexual orientation has no impact on judges' abilities: CJI Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, speaking at India Today Conclave 2023 on Saturday, asserted a judge's sexual orientation had "nothing to do" with their ability.

17 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Opposition MPs write to President over trolling of CJI Chandrachud

Opposition leaders have written to President Droupadi Murmu seeking action against those sponsoring and supporting the reported online trolling of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, who is currently hearing the Shiv Sena row in the Supreme Court.

04 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Truth has become victim of false news: CJI Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud remarked that truth has become a "victim" in the age of social media amid the spread of fake news.

PM, opposition leader, CJI panel to select CEC, ECs: SC

Quashing the present system of making top appointments in the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a committee to select the poll body members.

SC junks menstrual leave PIL, says could discourage women's hiring

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a mandate to all states to frame rules regarding menstrual leaves in educational institutions and workplaces.

Supreme Court gets 5 new judges, CJI Chandrachud administers oath

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Monday administered the oath of office to the five judges newly elevated to the Supreme Court. The top court's working strength has now reached 32, while the maximum number is 34.

Will appoint 5 recommended judges soon: Centre assures SC

The Attorney General of India, R Venkataramani, assured the Supreme Court that the Centre will clear the pending appointment of five judges to Supreme Court recommended by the collegium very soon.

16 Jan 2023

Kiren Rijiju

SC Collegium should include government representatives: Kiren Rijiju to CJI

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has reportedly written a letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud suggesting that the Supreme Court Collegium, which appoints the judges, should include central government representatives.

11 Jan 2023

Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Bhagwat speaks in support of LGBTQ community

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) head Mohan Bhagwat spoke in support of the LGBTQ community, stating that they are humans and have the right to live like others.

06 Jan 2023

Kiren Rijiju

Will confirm 44 judges' appointment soon: Centre to Supreme Court

The names of 44 judges will be confirmed for appointment to the higher judiciary within three days, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Friday.

Pleas challenging release of Bilkis Bano's rapists adjourned to mid-February

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petitions challenging the remission to the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case to mid-February.

Cinema halls can prohibit outside food, beverages: Supreme Court  

In a major victory for the owners of cinema halls, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that theater operators have the right to regulate cine-goers from bringing outside food and beverages.

18 Dec 2022

DY Chandrachud

Hundreds killed for marrying outside caste every year: CJI Chandrachud

While talking about morality and its interplay with the law, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Saturday stated hundreds die every year for falling in love with people outside their cast or marrying against the wishes of their families.

Amid tussle with Centre, SC takes 16-day 'absolute' winter break

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday informed lawyers that there will be no Supreme Court benches available from Saturday till January 1 due to winter vacations.

You haven't been fair to women officers: SC to Army

The Supreme Court directed the Army authorities on Friday to pause giving placements to male officers who were given a promotion in October this year until the matter of women officers' promotion has been sorted.

SC dismisses plea seeking collegium meeting details on judges' appointment

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking disclosure of discussions during a collegium meeting held on December 12, 2018, stating that collegium deliberations were not subject to the RTI Act.

SC seeks Centre's response on pleas to recognize same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Attorney-General for India R Venkataramani on two pleas seeking the recognition of same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

India needs strong characters like Seshan as CEC: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that India is in need of a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with a strong character like TN Seshan, who "does not allow himself to be bulldozed."

20 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Fear of targeting makes judges reluctant to grant bail: CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud while speaking at an event on Saturday said that judges at the grassroots are reluctant to grant bail in heinous crimes.

13 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Law should not become an instrument of oppression: CJI Chandrachud

While talking about colonial-era laws that still constitute part of India's constitution, Chief Justice of India (CJI), DY Chandrachud, said decision-makers should ensure that the "law does not become an instrument of oppression."

17 Oct 2022

DY Chandrachud

President Droupadi Murmu appoints Justice DY Chandrachud as 50th CJI

Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud was officially appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Droupadi Murmu on Monday.

11 Oct 2022

UU Lalit

UU Lalit recommends DY Chandrachud as India's next chief justice

India is likely to get its next Chief Justice (CJI) a month from now.

07 Oct 2022

Law Ministry

Centre asks CJI Lalit to name successor; Justice Chandrachud frontrunner

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit has been asked by the government to name his successor as he is set to retire on November 8.

From September 27, SC to livestream all constitutional bench proceedings

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to live-stream all constitution bench proceedings beginning September 27, according to Hindustan Times.

27 Aug 2022

UU Lalit

Justice Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice UU Lalit was on Saturday sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

21 Aug 2022


Bilkis Bano case: NHRC to discuss convicts' release on Monday

A weak after the release of 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to bring up the subject for "discussion" on Monday, The Sunday Express reported.

10 Aug 2022

NV Ramana

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

04 Aug 2022

NV Ramana

NV Ramana recommends Justice Lalit as India's next chief justice

India is likely to get its only second Chief Justice (CJI) directly from the Bar nearly a month from now.

SC Collegium holds rare 75-minute meeting, mulls over next CJI

India will likely have its new Chief Justice (CJI) nearly a month from now.

30 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

CJI Ramana's 'Lakshman Rekha' jibe at meet with PM, CMs

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Saturday said that one must be mindful of the "Lakshman Rekha" (ethical limits) while performing their duties.

23 Oct 2021


CJI Ramana, sharing stage with Law Minister, criticizes judicial infrastructure

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday raised concerns about the judicial infrastructure in India.

26 Sep 2021


We need 50% reservation for women in judiciary: CJI Ramana

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Sunday said that women are entitled to a 50% reservation in the judiciary, calling it their right.

Will pass order without Centre's affidavit: SC reserves Pegasus judgment

The Supreme Court Monday reserved interim orders on a batch of petitions in the Pegasus surveillance case.

Nine new judges administered oath of office by CJI

Nine new judges, including three women, were on Tuesday administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 33.

'Sorry state of affairs,' says CJI Ramana on Parliamentary debates

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Sunday lamented the poor quality of lawmaking and Parliamentary debates in the country.

CJI terms sedition law 'colonial'; asks Centre about its necessity

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern about the rampant misuse of India's sedition law, Indian Penal Code 124(A).

CJI cites 'rule of law'; Centre's CBI chief picks dropped

Two of the Centre's top picks for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director were reportedly dropped as Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana cited a rule of law pertaining to their retirement.

Actively considering live-streaming Supreme Court proceedings: CJI NV Ramana

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday said that he was actively considering a proposal to start live-streaming the proceedings of the Supreme Court.

Justice NV Ramana sworn in as Chief Justice of India

Justice NV Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI) this morning.

Leaving with satisfaction, I did my best: CJI Bobde

Outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde on Friday said that he was leaving the Supreme Court with happiness, goodwill, and very fond memories, and the satisfaction of having done his best.

Justice NV Ramana appointed Chief Justice of India by President

Justice NV Ramana has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Landmark judgments of NV Ramana, recommended to be next CJI

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on Wednesday recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor after he retires.

08 Mar 2021

Sharad Arvind Bobde

Completely misreported, says CJI Bobde on 'marry rape victim' remark

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday defended his controversial remarks made at a hearing of a rape case last week.

11 Oct 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Attempts to destabilize Andhra Pradesh government: CM Reddy to CJI

In a rare letter to the Chief Justice of India, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has accused Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court of conspiring against his state government.

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

A Chinese firm is reportedly keeping a close watch on 30 Indian judges, including the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde.

29 Jun 2020


CJI Bodbe snapped astride a limited-edition Harley-Davidson; photos go viral

Pictures of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Bobde astride a Harley-Davidson Limited Edition CVO 2020 have gone viral on the social media.

18 Nov 2019


Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th CJI

On Monday, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India.

17 Nov 2019


CJI Gogoi retires: Here's a look at his eventful tenure

Justice Ranjan Gogoi retired on Sunday as the Chief Justice of India. Punctuated by a series of landmark judgments, Gogoi's 13-month tenure was as consequential, as it was controversial.

Chief Justice of India comes under RTI Act: Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court observed that the office of Chief Justice of India is a public authority and hence falls under the purview of the transparency law, Right to Information Act (RTI).