Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicSC collegium

Topic: SC collegium

SC collegium recommends Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari as Madras HC Chief Justice

The collegium also recommended 17 names for appointment as judges in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa high courts.

Judges appointing judges a propagated myth, says CJI Ramana

CJI also said that physical attacks on judicial officers are on rise & at times, there are concerted campaigns on social media against judges if parties don't get favourable order.

SC collegium refuses to confirm Bombay HC judge who gave ‘skin-to-skin contact’ verdict

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, who gave the ‘unacceptable’ and ‘absurd’ judgments in January 2021, will now have to go back to the subordinate judiciary.

Modi govt, SC collegium tussle over judges’ appointments is unfortunate. Both must engage better

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Why SC collegium failed to elevate Karnataka judge who could become first woman CJI

The SC collegium failed to reach a consensus on the elevation of Justice B.V. Nagarathna to the SC before her senior, the Chief Justice of Karnataka HC, Justice A.S. Oka.

Modi govt finally forwards 45 names for appointment as HC judges after SC nudge

The names were pending with the Centre for inputs from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and background check of the candidates for a period ranging between 6 and 14 months.

CJI Bobde writes to Modi govt seeking info on gay lawyer’s elevation as judge within 4 weeks

CJI Bobde has also asked Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to give more clarity on the central govt's objection to Saurabh Kirpal’s name.

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.

4,000 judges’ posts in trial courts, 419 in HCs remain vacant, law minister tells Parliament

Ravi Shankar Prasad said only 66 new judges were appointed to 15 high courts in 2020, down from 81 in 2019 and 108 in 2018. Allahabad, Delhi and Calcutta HCs are worst-hit.

SC collegium likely to write to Centre for inputs to decide on gay lawyer’s elevation as judge

The collegium deferred its decision to elevate Saurabh Kripal on 2 March. This was the fourth time his name was deferred ever since he was recommended by Delhi HC collegium in 2017.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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