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CJI SA Bobde recommends Justice NV Ramana as his successor

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, who is going to retire on April 23, has recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor. Justice Ramana is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after the CJI. Justice Bobde has written a letter to the law ministry in this regard. Procedure for appointing CJI As per the...

SC rejects plea seeking NIA probe in Congress’ agreement with China

The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to entertain a PIL seeking NIA probe into the alleged 2008 agreement between Congress and the Communist Party of China. The PIL in SC was filed by a certain Shashank Shekhar Jha and Savio Rodrigues. Instead of entertaining the PIL, the apex court asked the petitioners to approach the...

Middle seat in flights: SC says govt should be more worried about health of citizens than airlines

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday questioned the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Air India for allowing passengers to book middle seats on international flights as it puts social distancing at risk. SC said the government should be “more worried” about the citizens than the health of airlines. While Supreme Court has allowed...
SC asks Centre to file status report on mass exodus of migrants amid lockdown

SC asks Centre to file status report on mass exodus of migrants amid lockdown

Hearing two petitions seeking relief for thousands of migrant workers who are forced to leave for hometown amid the lockdown, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Monday said the fear and panic over the coronavirus pandemic is bigger than the virus itself. “We don’t want to deal with the things government is already...

SC Raps Delhi High Court For a Month’s Adjournment in Delhi Riot Cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Delhi High Court for the latter’s decision to adjourn the hearing in the cases related to the recent violence in northeast Delhi by a month. Terming the high court’s adjournment as “unjustified”, the apex court directed the high court to advance the hearing of the cases to March...