Opinion polls had indicated the DMK slightly ahead of the OPS faction with Sasikala’s candidate Dinakaran trailing a distant third.
While the reconstitution of the Dinakaran Inquiry Committee is welcome, it only underscores the need for a permanent full time and independent Judicial performance Commission as a Constitutional body
The appointment process and the mechanism for ensuring judicial independence with judicial accountability at all levels are significant to thwart the impending threats to judicial independence.
Resolution passed at the 3rd National Convention on “Making the Judiciary Accountable and Responsive to the People”, 6th - 7th February 2010, Nehru Memorial Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi
Full text of the letter to Vice President of India regarding the 3 member enquiry committee appointed to enquire into the motion for removal of Jusitce P.D. Dinakaran.
For the second time in quick succession, the recommendations of the Collegium for the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court have been returned by the Government. Time for a change
Over 50 members of the Rajya Sabha sign a letter to be handed over to the Vice President seeking to initiate proceedings for the removal of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. Text of the impeachment motion.
Full text of the affidavit by the noted campaigner for judicial accountability in response to the notice of contempt issued by the Supreme Court for his interview to a news magazine levelling corruption charges against past CJIs.
The fourth memorandum of charges demands a CBI probe against Justice P.D. Dinakaran, that he be removed as chief justice of the Karnataka High Court, and that his property be attached
The lawyers, who constitute the Forum for Judicial Accountability, responsible for the petition against Justice Dinakaran, wanted no publicity. Characteristically, they were made the target of vicious rumours
The controversy has brought to the surface two old vexed questions: How to select and appoint judges? And how to address the complaints of misconduct and corruption against them?
The third representation to the Supreme Court Collegium asking it to "advise Justice P.D.Dinakaran, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court to desist from exercising any judicial or administrative functions pending completion of an enquiry and a final
Forum for Judicial Accountability writes again to the CJI and the SC colleguium, providing additional details as to why "a judge who has grabbed public property and has compromised public interest" should not be appointed to the SC
Full text of the controversial representation against Mr. Justice P.D.Dinakaran, Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court, making serious allegations of "amassing of huge assets, corruption and serious irregularities".
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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