Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicSupreme Court collegium

Topic: Supreme Court collegium

EC ‘murder’ remark, IT rules: Why Justice Banerjee’s short stint at Madras HC made headlines

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee issued a string of notable orders during his tenure, from Covid management to staying IT Rules. Many question the reasons behind his transfer.

Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal could be India’s first gay HC judge after SC collegium clears his name

Kirpal is 1st advocate from LGBTQ community whose name has been cleared by apex panel for appointments to higher judiciary. Name will now go to Union law ministry for clearance.

SC Collegium approves appointment of 10 permanent judges for Punjab and Haryana HC

Headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana, the three-member Collegium also approved the names of four judges for Rajasthan High Court and two judges for Calcutta High Court.

SC reiterated 3 names for HC judge posts in August. Month later, files still stuck with Centre

Names of three district judges were reiterated by Supreme Court on 24 August for elevation to Allahabad High Court. Two of them have already retired from service.

‘Extremely upset’, says CJI Ramana on speculations in media over judges’ appointment process

Speaking at a ceremonial function Wednesday, CJI said SC holds press freedom in high esteem & such behaviour from some sections of media, pending the process, is counter-productive.

Not being named judge could have something to do with my sexuality — lawyer Saurabh Kirpal

The appointment panel in the Supreme Court has deferred its decision on the Delhi High Court's recommendation of Saurabh Kirpal's name three times since it was sent in 2017.

Supreme Court collegium elevates 6 advocates as Delhi High Court judges

The collegium also approved the proposal for elevation of advocate Rajesh Kumar Bhardwaj as judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Judge vacancies high, but Modi govt returns dozen names to SC collegium for ‘reconsideration’

The recommendations sent back pertain to judicial appointments to eight high courts, including those of Allahabad, Jammu & Kashmir, and Punjab & Haryana.

Modi govt says no to elevation of ‘Disco Dancer lawyer’ as Punjab & Haryana HC judge

Govt recommends to Supreme Court collegium not to make advocate Pratap Singh a judge of Punjab & Haryana HC, lawyer says it’s not him in the video.

Justice Muralidhar — fitness freak Delhi HC judge who has a fan-following like no other

Lawyers have been demanding reasons from the SC collegium for the transfer of a judge for whom there is near-unanimous admiration in the Delhi HC bar. 

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.