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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.

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

17 Mar 2020

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.

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.

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

19 Nov 2018

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph has called upon lawyers to help the downtrodden and helpless people.

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

02 Nov 2018

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

The number of Supreme Court judges now stands at 28, as it welcomed Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi, in its fold.

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.

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.

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

22 Jun 2018

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

Supreme Court (SC) Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who caused a ripple by rebelling against the Chief Justice earlier this year, retired today.

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.

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

09 May 2018

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

In a surprise move, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who has been taking on Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra over his alleged abuse of power, has refused to attend his own farewell ceremony.

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.

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.'

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.

BS-VI fuel to retail in Delhi by April: Centre

22 Feb 2018

BS-VI fuel to retail in Delhi by April: Centre

The Central government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the supply of Bharat Stage VI auto fuels to retail outlets in Delhi will be made available from April 1.

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.

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.

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 crisis: Chief Justice Dipak Misra meets four dissenting judges

18 Jan 2018

SC crisis: Chief Justice Dipak Misra meets four dissenting judges

After days of stalemate, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held a meeting with the four senior-most judges: Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph. The meeting lasted for about 10-15 minutes and no other judge was present.

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.

Triple talaq ban: The five-faith bench behind the decision

22 Aug 2017

Triple talaq ban: The five-faith bench behind the decision

The SC today effectively banned triple talaq, saying it is against the basic tenets of the Quran.

SC bars triple talaq till Centre forms laws

22 Aug 2017

SC bars triple talaq till Centre forms laws

Day 6- Will make triple talaq optional in nikahnama: AIMPLB

18 May 2017

Day 6- Will make triple talaq optional in nikahnama: AIMPLB

On the sixth and final day of the triple talaq hearing, the AIMPLB told SC it will issue advisories to qazis to give women the option of excluding the clause from their marriage contract.

Day 5- Centre says triple-talaq a gender, not community issue

18 May 2017

Day 5- Centre says triple-talaq a gender, not community issue

On Wednesday, while defending its stand for wanting to abolish triple talaq, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the practice was a tussle between Muslim men and women, and not between the majority and the minority communities.

Day 4- Triple Talaq a matter of faith: Kapil Sibal

16 May 2017

Day 4- Triple Talaq a matter of faith: Kapil Sibal

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) counsel Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that it could not hear the triple talaq case as it was a matter of faith and belief.

Day 3- New law if triple talaq struck down: Centre

15 May 2017

Day 3- New law if triple talaq struck down: Centre

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the Supreme Court that if the court were to strike down the triple talaq, then "the Centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community".

Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty

12 May 2017

Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty

On the second day of the triple talaq hearing, CJI J.S. Khehar compared the practice to the death penalty - "abhorrent but still allowed".