Supreme Court Judges
11 Jan 2019
J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme
The Supreme Court today closed the case seeking action against US-based pharma major Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients in New Delhi.
05 Jan 2019
22 mentally-ill inmates of Badaun asylum handed over to families
Following the displeasure shown by the Supreme Court over the chaining of mentally-ill persons in a faith-based mental asylum in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, the district administration freed 22 persons today and handed them over to their family members.
31 Dec 2018
Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners
The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.
11 Dec 2018
SC dismisses PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
The Supreme Court today refused to recall its order by which it had imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, raising allegations relating to the capital reserve of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
06 Dec 2018
CBI director, special director fight didn't emerge overnight: SC
The Supreme Court, which is hearing CBI-Director Alok Verma's plea against the Center's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave, today said the essence of government action must be in the interest of the institution.
06 Dec 2018
Deaths caused by potholes in last 5 years unacceptable: SC
In the last five years, over 14,926 people got killed across India in accidents due to potholes on roads.
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.
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.
28 Oct 2018
#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday
The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad HC's 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts.
03 Oct 2018
Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur
A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.
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.
16 Sep 2018
Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs
Given the current rate at which new judges are being appointed in all the 24 High Courts, and accounting that 75-85 judges retire every year, it's estimated to take at least 15 years for filling up the currently existing 427 vacancies.
12 Sep 2018
Pakistan Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice
For the first time, Pakistan's Supreme Court will hire two transgenders and provide them jobs in the court, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Tuesday.
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.
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.
06 Sep 2018
How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle
Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.
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.
30 Aug 2018
SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC
The Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.
21 Aug 2018
No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.
07 Aug 2018
For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges
With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.
06 Aug 2018
Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'
Even as Justice KM Joseph, along with two others, awaits to be sworn-in to the Supreme Court (SC) tomorrow, the government-judiciary war regarding his elevation looks far from over.
04 Aug 2018
Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court
Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.
31 Jul 2018
SC refuses to review its order in controversial Loya death-case
The SC has dismissed a petition seeking a review of its April ruling in the Judge BH Loya death case, reiterating again that he died a natural death.
13 Jul 2018
Supreme Court: High time L-G gets Delhi's garbage cleared
Coming down heavily on Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal, an angry Supreme Court questioned him as to when he's planning to clear off the 'mountains of garbage in Delhi.'
12 Jul 2018
Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?
Indu Malhotra is the first woman to be directly appointed as the Supreme Court judge and has recently expressed her support for the LGBTQ community's "Right to Live".
10 Jul 2018
US: Trump picks Kavanaugh to succeed Kennedy as SC judge
US President Donald Trump today nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Judge to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement recently.
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.
28 Jun 2018
Indian-American Amul Thapar on Trump's list of Supreme Court judges
Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, is among the 25 shortlisted judges US President Donald Trump could nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 Apr 2018
No impeachment for CJI, SC-judges form team to discuss issues
The Supreme Court (SC) saw some charged minutes yesterday after the vice president's rejection of the impeachment motion against the chief justice (CJI).
20 Apr 2018
Water crisis in summer: SC summons Haryana, Delhi chief secys
Angered by the power struggle between Delhi and Haryana bureaucrats, the Supreme Court asked chief secretaries of both the states to appear before the bench on Monday.
19 Apr 2018
Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected
Special NIA Judge Ravindra Reddy, who resigned hours after pronouncing verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case, was on Thursday asked to report back to work.
19 Apr 2018
'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe
The SC has dismissed a petition for an independent probe in the death of Special CBI Judge BH Loya, who was found dead amid "suspicious" circumstances, his family claimed.
15 Apr 2018
Nobody is safe if judiciary isn't independent: Justice Chelameswar
Reiterating his demand for an independent judiciary, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second seniormost judge in the SC, said it is important "if we want our grandchildren to stay with dignity."
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.
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.'
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.