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Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

26 Oct 2020

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it would bring a legislation on stubble burning, one of the main drivers of the hazardous air pollution in North India.

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

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

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.

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

20 Jul 2018

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

Three months after the government passed over Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name for elevation to the SC, the Collegium has reiterated his name again.

Congress ends war for CJI's impeachment, will drop matter legally

12 May 2018

Congress ends war for CJI's impeachment, will drop matter legally

The Congress has dropped its plans to legally pursue the impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, with two of its MPs withdrawing their petition in the SC.

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

11 May 2018

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

The SC collegium has decided in principle to send back Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name to the Center for elevation to the SC.

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

08 May 2018

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

A five-judge bench, excluding the top five judges of the SC, has dismissed a petition by the Congress challenging Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

07 May 2018

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

The Congress seems determined to take its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to its logical conclusion.

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

26 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

23 Apr 2018

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

20 Apr 2018

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

The Opposition has submitted a notice for impeachment of Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman, Venkaiah Naidu.

Wife is not a chattel, man cannot force her: SC

08 Apr 2018

Wife is not a chattel, man cannot force her: SC

A wife is not a "chattel" or an "object" and she cannot be forced to reside with her husband, the Supreme Court said.

Hope anti-CJI press conference doesn't hamper Justice Gogoi's elevation: Chelameswar

08 Apr 2018

Hope anti-CJI press conference doesn't hamper Justice Gogoi's elevation: Chelameswar

A press-conference called by the four seniormost SC judges in January, where they made public several grievances against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, was unprecedented.

Opposition starts India's first impeachment motion against a Chief Justice

28 Mar 2018

Opposition starts India's first impeachment motion against a Chief Justice

In January, in an unprecedented move, the four senior-most judges of the SC went public with a series of complaints against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC

22 Jan 2018

Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC

On the first hearing on Judge BH Loya's death, the SC said aspersions shouldn't be cast on BJP president Amit Shah, who isn't a party in the case.

With senior judges' intervention, SC rift heads towards resolution

17 Jan 2018

With senior judges' intervention, SC rift heads towards resolution

Five days after the four senior-most judges of the SC rebelled against the CJI, he has finally extended an olive branch towards them.

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

16 Jan 2018

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

Hours after Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal claimed the rift between SC judges had been "settled," the court released a list of seven key cases to be heard by a Constitution bench.

Loya's son denies allegations, rebel SC judges return to court

15 Jan 2018

Loya's son denies allegations, rebel SC judges return to court

CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's 'suspicious' death was one of the reasons that triggered a rebellion by four SC judges, a first in India.

In a first, judges urge nation to save Supreme Court

12 Jan 2018

In a first, judges urge nation to save Supreme Court

In an extraordinary development, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most SC judge, raised questions on the court's freedom and integrity that he alleged have been thrown into uncertainty.

Manohar Parrikar let off by EC over bribery remark

17 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar let off by EC over bribery remark

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was let off by the Election Commission on Thursday and was asked to remain more "circumspect and careful" in the future.

Shekhar Tripathi of Jagran.com arrested

14 Feb 2017

Shekhar Tripathi of Jagran.com arrested

On Tuesday, Shekhar Tripathi, editor of Jagran.com was arrested for having published the exit poll results of the first phase of UP Assembly elections.

Manohar Parrikar notified by EC on 'bribery' comment

07 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar notified by EC on 'bribery' comment

The Election Commission has sent a notice to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his alleged remarks on bribery while he was campaigning in North Goa.

EC orders FIR against Kejriwal

29 Jan 2017

EC orders FIR against Kejriwal

The Election Commission ordered an FIR to be filed against Arvind Kejriwal for speaking about rival political parties and bribery during a Goa rally.

CEC announces poll dates

04 Jan 2017

CEC announces poll dates

The Election Commission announced dates for state elections; Goa - 4 Feb; Punjab - 4 Feb, Uttarakhand - 15 Feb.

SC bars parties from religious, caste-based campaigning

02 Jan 2017

SC bars parties from religious, caste-based campaigning

The Supreme Court has barred political parties from seeking votes on the basis of caste or religion.