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Chief Justice of India (CJI)

SCBA To Hold Candle March To Raise Several Grievances

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The SCBA said its executive committee held a meeting on Friday and unanimously resolved to organise a candle march at a time and date to be decided by the SCBA President and senior advocate Vikas Singh, when lawyers can participate following Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Bulli Bai Row: Women Lawyers' Body Calls Out 'Deafening Silence' Of Govt In Letter To CJI

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Hundreds of Muslim women were listed for 'auction' on the 'Bulli Bai' app with photographs sourced without permission and doctored, and it happened for the second time in less than a year.

76 Lawyers Urge CJI To Take Cognisance Of 'Ate Speeches' At Events In Delhi, Haridwar

The letter has been signed by senior advocates Salman Khurshid, Dushyant Dave, and Meenakshi Arora among others.

"Judges Appointing Judges" A Propagated Myth- CJI Ramana

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"Governments are expected and duty bound to create a secure environment so that the judges and judicial officers can function fearlessly," he said.

Judiciary Faces Perennial Problems, If Unsolved Will Haunt My Successors Too, Says CJI Ramana

He said there is a need to develop judicial infrastructure and it would result in more respect towards courts.

15 December, 2021

CJI Ramana Rues Quite Low Representation Of Women In Judiciary

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“This is why I had recommended last time for some form of uniform policy of reservation for girls for entry into law colleges across the country,” he said.

14 December, 2021

SC Acquits Bank Official Accused In Fraudulent Withdrawal Of Rs 10 lakh, Raps CBI For 'Casual' Probe

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Sparing the accused from criminal case, the bench, however, said that it has already held that the appellant was “deemed to be guilty of gross departmental misconduct”, for which the punishment of dismissal from service has been adequately awarded.

10 December, 2021

CJI Pays Tributes To Sorabjee, Ashok Desai, Says Achievements Of Doyens Of Bar Difficult To Describe

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The CJI termed his death due to COVID as “shocking” and said Sorabjee will always be remembered as a legend who added strength to the pillars of democracy.

27 November, 2021

Legislature Doesn't Conduct Studies To Assess Impact Of Laws It Passes: CJI

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Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday said the legislature does not conduct studies or assess the impact of the laws that it passes, and this sometimes leads to big issues.

22 November, 2021

Modern Education Not Equipped To Build Students' Character, Says Chief Justice Of India

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"You will have to deal with people from different walks of life that may occasionally challenge you. But be tolerant. Hold onto certain core values as you walk through this journey of life, and experience all the richness it can offer you", said Justice Ramana.

22 November, 2021

CJI Ramana Sets Out The Metrics Of Becoming A Good Ruler

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Addressing the 40th convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in Puttaparthi town in Anantapuramu district, Chief Justice Ramana, quoted the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, pointing out 14 bad qualities of rulers which one should avoid.


22 November, 2021

CJI Ramana: Rulers Need To Introspect Everyday

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Rulers should introspect everyday whether the decisions taken by them are good and also check if they have any bad characteristics, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said on Monday.

20 October, 2021

Pendency In Indian Courts Rising by 2.8% Annually: Report By Delhi-Based Non-Profit

Jyotika Sood

As of September 15, over 4.5 crore cases were pending across all courts in India. The data collated and analysed, shows that this huge backlog is courtesy of the huge number of vacancies in the Indian judiciary system

26 September, 2021

Strongly Recommend 50% Reservation In Judiciary For Women Lawyers: CJI

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Chief Justice of India N V Ramana exhorted upon women lawyers that reservation is a ‘matter of right, and not a matter a charity’ to them.

19 August, 2021

Finally, Supreme Court Could Have All 33 Judges; Three Of Them Women

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The Collegium has recommended elevation of three women judges to the apex judiciary, including that of Justice B.V. Nagarathna, who could, even if just for a month, become the country’s first woman CJI in 2027 if the Centre clears her appointment.

18 August, 2021

Extremely Upset With Media Reports Speculating Collegium Recommendations: CJI Ramana

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CJI Ramana said the process of judges' appointment is 'sacrosanct and has dignity attached to it'

08 August, 2021

Threat To Human Rights Highest In Police Stations, Even Privileged Not Spared: CJI

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Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said custodial torture and other police atrocities still prevail in India and batted for a nationwide effort for the 'sensitisation of police officers'.


28 July, 2021

A Ray Of Hope In The Darkness

Dilip Borah

The CJI’s recent remark that the Supreme Court would stand by the people to protect their rights, has provided a ray of hope and has renewed faith in this institution as the protector of the secular, democratic way of life that our forefathers had dreamt of, at the dawn of independence.

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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