Articles tagged under: Supreme Court

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next Chief Justice of India

September 14, 2018
Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra. Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2...Read More

Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia for terminally ill patient, recognizes living will

March 09, 2018
Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia for terminally ill patient, recognizes living will

New Delhi: The five judges constitution bench of Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India today in a landmark judgement passed an order allowing passive euthanasia and recognized “living will” (advance directive) made by terminally-ill patients who are likely to go into a permanent vegetative state. The Supreme Court also laid down guidelines for the same, including who would execute the will and how nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board. The guidelines w...Read More

Supreme Court stays notification against release of film Padmaavat

January 18, 2018
Supreme Court stays notification against release of film Padmaavat

New Delhi:The Supreme Court has in its interim order paved way for nationwide release of controversial-ridden film Padmaavat.Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat has been declared banned in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana by respective State government in power. The producers had challenged the ban in the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice Mishra, Justice Khanvilkar and Justice Chandrachud today opined that it is State's duty to maintain law and order. The Supreme Court sta...Read More

Four senior Supreme Court judges address press conference against Chief Justice of India

January 12, 2018
Four senior Supreme Court judges address press conference against Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: The second senior most judge in the Supreme Court J Chelameswar joined by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Josephtoday addressed a press conference at Justice Chelameswar's residence in Delhi and said the administration of nation's top court was not in order. Justice J Chelameshwar said they were compelled to act in this way because the Chief Justice whom the met today morning could not be persuaded to mend the ways of the court.When asked whether the CJI should be impea...Read More

Justice Dipak Misra is new Chief Justice of India

August 28, 2017
Justice Dipak Misra is new Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: Justice Dipak Misra, who was part of the bench that confirmed the death sentence of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case and passed the order for mandatory singing of the national anthem in cinema halls, was today sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India. At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Misra. Justice Misra took the oath in English in the name of God. Justice Misra, 64, ...Read More

Triple talaq unconstitutional, against teachings of Islam: Supreme Court

August 22, 2017
Triple talaq unconstitutional, against teachings of Islam: Supreme Court

New Delhi: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a split verdict ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq in the Muslim community is unconstitutional and against the teachings of Islam. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, set aside the practice by a majority of 3:2. While CJI Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer upheld the practice of triple talaq, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held that the practice needs to be abolished. CJI Khe...Read More

“We will sort it out”: Chief Justice of India after SC judge attack on collegium

September 03, 2016
“We will sort it out”: Chief Justice of India after SC judge attack on collegium

New Delhi: "We will sort it out," said Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today in the wake of a senior Supreme Court judge's stunning attack on the functioning of the Collegium system in selection of judges. Justice Thakur's brief response came when he was asked about Justice J Chelameswar's refusal to take part in Collegium meetings on the grounds they were functioning in an "opaque" and "non-transparent" manner. "We will sort it out," the CJI told PTI, a day after Justice Chelameswar's...Read More

Supreme Court verdict on Arunachal ”very strange”: BJP

July 13, 2016
Supreme Court verdict on Arunachal ”very strange”: BJP

New Delhi: BJP today appeared critical of the Supreme Court verdict on Arunachal Pradesh, saying it is a "very strange order" that the leader with the majority support is being asked to sit in the opposition and also wondered if the verdict "weakens" the democratic spirit. Asserting that numerical strength was very important in democracy, it said the current Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has the number to run the government and not his predecessor Nabam Tuki, whose government has been revived by...Read More

Supreme Court quashes Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s order

July 13, 2016
Supreme Court quashes Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s order

New Delhi: In a big blow to BJP and the Centre, the Supreme Court today ordered restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing as "unconstitutional" Governor's decision to advance the Legislative Assembly session by a month in December last. The apex court's verdict paves the way for the dismissed Congress government of Nabam Tuki to return to power and sets aside Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's message directing the manner of holding the proceedings of sixth session of ...Read More

Adjournment is a disease: Supreme Court Judge

January 17, 2015

New Delhi Adjournment is a disease and a disorder and young advocates should try to get out of it, Supreme Court Judge Justice Dipak Misra today said while kick-starting a five-day workshop organised by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD). Advising young lawyers to be confident yet humble, he said, "Adjournment is a disease, a disorder. Young lawyers should try to get out of the disorder. There is a need to feel confident, competent, yet inadequate, as it makes you h...Read More