Free Press Journal
  • 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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    Government wants last word on judges

    The BJP government has sent a message to the judiciary that by securing an absolute mandate from the people, it has the right to decide who will enter the Supreme Court. So, by denying Uttarakhand chief justice K M Joseph his rightful seniority, the Modi government has emulated late prime minister Indira Gandhi who allegedly emasculated the judiciary.

  • Judges’ assets: Nothing but the full truth

    The judiciary is the third pillar of democracy so that judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts have to declare their assets after being sworn-in.  If the executive which includes the president, the prime minister and his council of ministers publicly declare their assets each year, there is no cogent reason why judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts must not do so.

  • SC collegium’s recommendation for appointments of 2 lawyers as HC judges returned by govt for second time

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation for the appointments of two lawyers, one of them a former top court judge’s son, as judges of the Allahabad High Court has been returned for the second time by the government citing complaints against them. The two lawyers are Mohammad Mansoor and Basharat Ali Khan. Mansoor is the son of former Supreme Court judge late Saghir Ahmed. Justice Ahmed had headed a working group

  • Judges join politics to ensure political justice

    Justice and politics are implacable foes, so when a high court judge joins politics, it creates a sensation. Two judges have done exactly this with the lead being taken by “eccentric” judge Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan who launched a political party soon after he walked out of prison. He changed his name from S Karunanithi to Karnan because of his ardent belief in numerology.

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    Justice K M Joseph’s elevation to apex court: Supreme Court collegium asserts its authority

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium, comprising five senior-most judges, on Wednesday asserted its authority in the judicial appointments by reiterating its recommendation to the Centre to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph to the top court, rejecting its suggestion to consider the case of others senior to him. The practice is that the government is bound to appoint the judge if reiterated by the collegium. Just to skirt

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    Politics taking a toll of judicial appointments

    It is unfortunate that politics has reared its head again in the appointment of a Supreme Court judge despite such a serious shortage of judges in the apex court, high courts and lower courts leading to inordinately delayed justice. The bone of contention this time is the judicial collegium’s recommendation to elevate the chief justice of the Uttarakhand high court, Justice K M Joseph, to the apex court and the Central government’s

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    Publicity interest litigants should be heard, too

    Three judges of the apex court reportedly questioned  Dhanda this week about his temerity to ask attorney general K K Venugopal why he objected to the filing of a PIL seeking an SIT probe for the deportation of Modi. Dhanda’s aged father came and stood behind him after the judges remarked the PIL was a publicity interest litigation.

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    Supreme Court and HC judges get 250 percent salary hike

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday announced a whopping salary and pension hike of over 250% for Supreme Court and High Court judges with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, to match the increase to the central staff under the Seventh Pay Commission.

  • Indore: ‘Whatever happened should not have happened’

    Indore: Former High Court judges and senior advocates of city expressed concern and disappointment after four sitting judges of the Supreme Court held an unprecedented press conference over allocation of cases in the top judiciary on Friday.

  • 5 more judges to join SC on Friday

    New delhi : The President has cleared appointment of five more judges in the Supreme Court, raising the total strength to 28 as against the sanctioned 31 posts. The new judges are to be sworn in on Friday.

  • 7 killed in two suicide attacks in northwest Pak

    Peshawar : At least seven people were killed and several others, including judges, injured today in two separate suicide attacks in Pakistan’s restive northwestern region, days after a bombing claimed 13 lives in Lahore.

  • Too much judicial interference weakens judiciary, says judge

    New Delhi : Too much of judicial interference is bad for both judiciary and executive, as the judges’ role is similar to that of cricket umpire and not that of a batsman, retired Supreme Court, Justice (retd) B.N. Srikrishna observed on Tuesday.

  • Judge opts out of collegium meeting

    New Delhi : Justice J Chelameswar, one of the five senior most judges of the Supreme Court, did not take part in Collegium’s meeting on Thursday to discuss various issues including the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP).

  • Modi govt tapping phones of oppn, VVIPs: Congress

    New Delhi : Amid the charges and counter-charges over the AgustaWestland issue, Congress on Friday accused the Modi government of “working overtime” tapping the phones of opposition, civil servants and judges.