Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicChief Justice of India S.A. Bobde

Topic: Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde

CJI Bobde wanted Shah Rukh Khan on Ayodhya mediation panel, SRK was interested too: Lawyer

At a virtual farewell for CJI SA Bobde, senior advocate Vikas Singh gave out this 'secret' between him and Bobde.

SC collegium clears 13 names as judges for Bombay HC despite red flags by two senior judges

SC collegium unanimously approves elevation of 9 lawyers, including two women, and four judicial officers. It will now forward the files, including the objections, to central govt.

Take cognisance of internet suspension by govt during protest, Tehseen Poonawalla urges CJI

In a letter to CJI SA Bobde, political activist Poonawalla said India holds the disgraceful record of most internet ban amongst democracies across the globe under the present govt.

Physical hearing in Supreme Court to resume in hybrid manner soon

The apex court has been hearing cases through video-conferencing since March 2020 and several bar bodies and lawyers have been demanding immediate resumption of physical hearing.

SC asks Centre to inform court on steps taken by Commission for Air Quality Management

On 6 November, the apex court had asked the Centre to ensure there is no smog in Delhi as the Commission started functioning from that day.

You can investigate but cannot harass, SC tells Maharashtra on FIRs against Arnab

Some people are targeted with greater intensity and need more protection, SC said after Maharashtra govt opposed the Bombay HC order staying probe into two FIRs against Arnab Goswami.

SC seeks Centre’s response on plea demanding SOP for mandating pre-litigation mediation

The petition filed by Youth Bar Association and advocate Sanpreet Singh suggested that alternate & pre-litigation processes be made mandatory to reduce pendency of cases in courts.

CJI suggests rubber bullets to ward off wild animals, instead of culling them, to save crops

CJI Bobde's remark came during the hearing of a petition filed by BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty against permission given by some states to kill nilgais to save crops.

Modi govt drafting bill to launch IAS, IPS-like judicial service for judges

The idea of a judicial service is expected to help tackle vacancies. However, with the exception of SA Bobde, successive CJIs & many states have opposed the idea. 

SC pulls up Delhi HC for ‘long adjournment’ of riots plea, says fast-track hate speech case

SC’s observation came as a bench heard a plea seeking FIRs against BJP leaders who allegedly gave hate speeches in the days & weeks preceding Delhi riots. 

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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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