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

15 Sep 2020

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.

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

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.

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th CJI

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.

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.

Chief Justice of India comes under RTI Act: Supreme Court

13 Nov 2019

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).

Justice Bobde will take oath as next CJI in November

29 Oct 2019

Justice Bobde will take oath as next CJI in November

On Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.

CBI works well when dealing with apolitical cases: CJI Gogoi

14 Aug 2019

CBI works well when dealing with apolitical cases: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be free from administrative control.

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

20 Jun 2019

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

In a recent development, the husband and brother-in-law of the woman, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, got their jobs back.

SC panel gives clean chit to CJI in sexual-harassment case

06 May 2019

SC panel gives clean chit to CJI in sexual-harassment case

The Supreme Court in-house committee, which was probing a case of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, submitted its report today, giving the CJI a clean chit.

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

05 May 2019

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

The Supreme Court of India has become the center of controversy ever since a former employee of the apex court leveled allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

22 Apr 2019

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

In what is sure to be used by BJP this election season, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he regretted the comments he made on Rafale, which he attributed to the Supreme Court.

Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

08 Apr 2019

Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court's interim order calling for a ban on downloading the famous media app, TikTok.

#AyodhyaDispute: SC reserves orders to refer Ayodhya case to mediator

06 Mar 2019

#AyodhyaDispute: SC reserves orders to refer Ayodhya case to mediator

The Supreme Court has begun the crucial hearing on the decades-old Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya land dispute case, days after suggesting "mediation" to resolve the issue.

Man impersonates CJI Ranjan Gogoi, calls two HC judges

18 Feb 2019

Man impersonates CJI Ranjan Gogoi, calls two HC judges

In a worrisome news, an unidentified man made calls to two High Court judges impersonating as the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, recently.

#AyodhyaDispute: CJI Gogoi reconstitutes Ayodhya bench; hearing on 29 January

25 Jan 2019

#AyodhyaDispute: CJI Gogoi reconstitutes Ayodhya bench; hearing on 29 January

The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has reconstituted the bench hearing the politically sensitive Ayodhya case by inducting Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.

SC's 5-judge Constitution Bench to hear #AyodhyaCase on 10 January

08 Jan 2019

SC's 5-judge Constitution Bench to hear #AyodhyaCase on 10 January

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case from 10 January.

SC to hear PIL questioning #AyodhyaVerdict delay on 4 January

24 Dec 2018

SC to hear PIL questioning #AyodhyaVerdict delay on 4 January

The Supreme Court on Monday has reportedly agreed to hear on 4 January a PIL questioning the delay in judgment on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue.

You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI

12 Nov 2018

You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI

Attorney General KK Venugopal, on Monday, told Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that it wasn't appropriate for the bench to dismiss petitions without a proper hearing, Live Law reports.

#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

29 Oct 2018

#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

Demanding a law for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus are now losing patience.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as next CJI: Details here

03 Oct 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as next CJI: Details here

Being the first Chief Justice of India from North-East, Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken the oath a while back.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next CJI by President Kovind

13 Sep 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next CJI by President Kovind

On Thursday, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed the Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

06 Sep 2018

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

06 Sep 2018

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

In a landmark judgement, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped IPC Section 377 which made gay sex 'unnatural'.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

01 Sep 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who is set to retire next month, has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi's name as his successor, sticking to the seniority tradition in the Supreme Court.

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

06 Jul 2018

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the master of roster, a two-judge SC bench iterated, dismissing a petition by former law minister Shanti Bhushan.

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.

Judge warns SC lawyers against 'killing the institution' on TV-debates

11 May 2018

Judge warns SC lawyers against 'killing the institution' on TV-debates

Justice Arun Mishra came down heavily at the Supreme Court lawyers for participating in TV debates and blamed them for 'killing the institution.'

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.

Impeachment motion against CJI could open SC to misuse: Nariman

22 Apr 2018

Impeachment motion against CJI could open SC to misuse: Nariman

Fali Nariman, former president of the Bar Association of India and senior SC advocate, disagrees vehemently with the opposition's crucial impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

SC agrees to hear petition to regulate powers of CJI

13 Apr 2018

SC agrees to hear petition to regulate powers of CJI

Days after refusing to frame rules regarding allocation of cases by the Chief Justice (CJI), the SC has agreed to hear a similar plea.

'Don't want my order reversed': SC-judge dismisses plea challenging CJI-powers

12 Apr 2018

'Don't want my order reversed': SC-judge dismisses plea challenging CJI-powers

A day after an SC bench ruled the Chief Justice (CJI) has the authority to allot cases, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second seniormost judge, declined to hear a petition challenging CJI's role as 'Master of Roster.'

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

11 Apr 2018

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

The SC today upheld the right of the chief justice of India (CJI) to decide allocation of cases, and refused to frame rules in the matter.

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.

SC Rift: CJI makes roster system for case allocation public

01 Feb 2018

SC Rift: CJI makes roster system for case allocation public

The Supreme Court has made public a roster system for allocation of cases to judges.

CPI(M) considering impeachment motion against CJI

23 Jan 2018

CPI(M) considering impeachment motion against CJI

Forgetting the crisis within their own party, CPI(M) wants to blow out fires elsewhere. Claiming that the crisis among the SC judges is far from over, CPI(M) is in talks with other opposition parties to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra during Budget session.

CJI Dipak Misra-led bench to hear Judge Loya case

20 Jan 2018

CJI Dipak Misra-led bench to hear Judge Loya case

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will hear PILs seeking independent probe into the death of CBI judge BH Loya.

SC Bar Council: PILs only before CJI or collegium

14 Jan 2018

SC Bar Council: PILs only before CJI or collegium

In a first, four senior-most SC judges slammed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for the way he allocated cases and his overall administration of the judiciary.