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  • Congress blames state govt’s ‘sycophancy’ for CJI fiasco at Kamakhya temple

    Guwahati: Senior Congress leader Debabrata Saikia Sunday blamed the state government’s “sycophancy” for the “unfortunate” incident during CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s visit to the Kamakhya temple. The Leader of the Opposition in the Assam assembly said the incident had exposed the “desperate attempt” by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime to “please” their “political masters”. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) and his wife had visited the temple on Wednesday when devotees,


    Special benches in Supreme Court, High Courts to clear old cases

    New Delhi: New Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who took over on October 3, has ordered constitution of the Special Benches in both the Supreme Court and the High Courts for early disposal of the old criminal cases pending for five years or more. A special Bench in the Supreme Court will hold hearing of 10 such old cases every day while handling other cases. The High Court chief justices have

  • Will work out parameters for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi Wednesday said “parameters” will be worked out for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases. Justice Gogoi, who took oath as the 46th CJI, said “no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed” till certain parameters are fixed for it. “We will work out the parameters then we will see as to how mentioning will be done,” he said. “If somebody is going to be hanged tomorrow,

  • 46th CJI Ranjan Gogoi: All you need to know about the new CJI, and the challenges that await him

    Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to the 63-year-old Justice Gogoi at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. At an event held in the capital last week, Justice Gogoi said that taking on the burgeoning pendency figures will be a priority during his 13-month long tenure as the next

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

    New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Wednesday sworn in as the 46th chief justice of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Gogoi, 63, at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s historic Darbar Hall. Justice Gogoi, who took the oath in English in the name of god, will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and will retire on November 17, 2019. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra who retired Tuesday

  • Emotional CJI Dipak Misra holds court for last time

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held court, along with his successor Ranjan Gogoi, for the last time Monday, stopping a lawyer who broke into song to wish him a long life to say he was “responding from the heart” but will speak from his mind in the evening.

  • Last days of CJI

    The 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has just three days to go before he vanishes into history forever. Well, not quite, because unlike Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Kurien Joseph, Madan Lokur and Ranjan Gogoi, who have refused any post-retirement plums, Justice Misra will continue to earn heftily by chairing Commissions or arbitration panels to earn more than he did while in office.

  • Aadhaar mandatory for PAN, not for school admissions: All you must know about SC’s Aadhaar verdict

    The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid. The apex court’s five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach the marginalised sections of the society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also from a community point of view.

  • Supreme Court to hear plea challenging appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next CJI

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea on Wednesday challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked petitioner advocate R P Luthra to file the mentioning memo before the court master.

  • CJI mantle for Justice Ranjan Gogoi

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has saved itself from scathing criticism and huge embarrassment by appointing Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi had been under a cloud for joining three other senior fellow-judges on January 12 last in addressing a media conference on the issue of selective assignment of sensitive cases to certain judges in the Supreme Court. That this was a controversial decision to go

  • Now, Ranjan Gogoi has to tolerate ‘noisy judges’

    There is nothing in common between the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi with his retired brother judge Markandey Katju from Allahabad and an allegedly “eccentric” Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan from Madras except that the latter two judges were issued contempt notices by Supreme Court benches of which the incoming  CJI was a part.

  • Orderly succession

    With the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, recommending the name of senior-most judge, Ranjan Gogoi, as his successor upon his retirement next month, all speculation about the latter’s supersession ought to end immediately. Critics of the Government feared that Misra would seek to penalize Gogoi for the latter’s extraordinary behavior in joining that recalcitrant judge J Chelameswar, since retired, in holding a press conference against him earlier this year. It was

  • CJI Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next chief justice

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra Tuesday sent a  letter to the Central government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor. Justice Gogoi will be sworn in as the next CJI on October 3, a day after Justice Misra’s tenure ends.

  • Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund, says CJI Dipak Misra

    New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala flood relief fund, informed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday. The apex court bench helmed by the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation while hearing a Public Interest litigation (PIL) that sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country.

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    CJI’s status as master of roster confirmed

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday that the Chief Justice of India is the sole master of roster in allotment of cases to benches should remove any doubts in view of the campaign against Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s ‘unilateralism’ in assigning some sensitive cases to the second rung of judges. Constitutionally, that prerogative belongs to the CJI, it has now been made very clear by a two-judge bench comprising Justices A K

  • Separation of powers: A beautiful theory

    That the executive and the judiciary are insulated from each other is a beautiful theory which does not work in practice if iconoclast judge Jasti Chelameswar is to be believed. He may be right because democracy, too, is a beautiful theory which fails in practice when judges and politicians mingle.

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