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Judiciary: Judges

Court Directs Guj Govt To Pay Rs 49,000 Compensation To Man Who Sustained Bullet Injuries In 1992 Riots

Jan 11, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Initially, he claimed Rs 1 lakh compensation from the state government, which he enhanced to Rs 7 lakh, with 18 percent interest, on the ground that it was the duty of the state to ensure the safety and security of its citizens in the event of communal riots.

Judges appointing judges, a propagated myth: CJI Ramana

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He was delivering the fifth Sri Lavu Venkatewarlu Endowment Lecture on "Indian Judiciary - Challenges of future" at Siddhartha Law College, Vijayawada.

"Judges Appointing Judges" A Propagated Myth- CJI Ramana

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

Former SC Judge Justice Nanavati Who Probed Godhra, Anti-Sikh Riots, Dies At 86

Dec 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The commission headed by Justice Nanavati had given a clean chit to the then Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government with regard to the post-Godhra communal riots.

SC Collegium Approves Gay Advocate Saurabh Kirpal's Judgeship, Despite Centre's Objection

Saurabh Kirpal, an advocate who identifies himself as gay, has been approved by the Supreme Court collegium to be elevated from bar. Since his recommendation in 2017, his name was deferred by many CJIs.

09 September, 2021

Delhi Riots: Common Sense Shouldn't Be Given Go-by, Says Court; Discharges Man

Outlook Web Desk

Discharging a man of an offence in the north-east Delhi riots of 2020, a court said that even though communal riots cases have to be considered with the utmost sensitivity, common sense should not be given a go-by.

18 August, 2021

Extremely Upset With Media Reports Speculating Collegium Recommendations: CJI Ramana

Outlook Web Bureau

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

08 August, 2021

CBI Arrests Five People Over Defamatory Social Media Posts Against Judges

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBI has also examined certain persons, including an MP and an ex-MLA, to investigate the larger conspiracy.

06 August, 2021

Dhanbad Judge Death: CBI, IB Not Helping Judiciary, Says SC As It Issues Notice To Probe Agency

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In wake of the Dhanbad incident, the top court has taken suo motu cognizance on the issue of safeguarding courts and protecting judges.

02 August, 2021

Dhanbad Judge Murder: 243 Suspects Detained, 17 Arrested, 250 Auto-Rickshaws Seized

Outlook Web Bureau

Two police officers were also suspended, including one for making the CCTV footage of the incident public.

30 July, 2021

Dhanbad Judge Murder: SC Seeks Report From Jharkhand Chief Secy, DGP

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court said that the proceedings before the Jharkhand High Court to monitor the probe into the death of the judicial officer would continue.


08 July, 2021

Twitter Appoints Interim Compliance Officer In India, To Fill Other Jobs Soon

Outlook Web Bureau

Twitter has posted job openings for all three positions, will try to make an offer of employment within 8 weeks

25 June, 2021

Satyen Vaidya Appointed Additional Judge, Himachal High Court

Outlook Web Bureau

With the elevation of Vaidya, who will take charge on Saturday, the strength of the judges at High Court will increase to 11, including the Chief Justice

07 June, 2021

MH17 Jet Downing Case: Trial Moves To Crucial Merits Phase, Dutch Court To Examine Evidence

Associated Press (AP)

As many as 298 people died when the Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17, 2014.

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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