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Sharad Arvind Bobde: Chief Justice of India
Sharad Arvind Bobde is an Indian judge serving as the 47th and current Chief Justice of India.

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SC refuses to stay govt's Central Vista redevelopment project

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, refused to stay the Central Vista project after hearing a petition challenging the decision to notify a change in..
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Disasters and epidemics can be best handled by executive: CJI S A Bobde


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Can't gag media, says SC on Jamiat plea

A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde agreed to examine the plea after the petitioner insisted that some in media are targeting one community and the court should take cognisance of it.
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Coronavirus: SC orders release of detainees lodged in Assam detention centres for 2 yrs, lowers bond amount to Rs 5,000

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices LN Rao and M Shantanagoudar reduced the minimum period of detention to two years.
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Will not gag press, implead PCI as party to the case : SC to Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which heard the matter through video-conference, said it would not pass any interim order in the matter at this stage and posted the plea for..
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Supreme Court to hear tomorrow plea seeking food, shelter for migrant workers

A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde and also comprising Justice L Nageshwar Rao today heard the petition, filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, through video..
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Coronavirus: SC mulls shutting down, sealing court premises

The top court said that by Tuesday evening, all lawyers' chambers in and around the apex court premises would be sealed. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said the apex court administration..
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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind

Ranjan Gogoi was serving as the 46th Chief Justice of India, after succeeding 45th CJI Dipak Misra. On November 17, 2019, Gogoi was succeeded by Judge Sharad Arvind Bobde.
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Covid-19 restrictions: Rules cannot be relaxed for journalists, says CJI

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday said that rules for preventing overcrowding in the courts to avoid the spread of coronavirus cannot be relaxed for journalists alone on the basis of..
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COVID-19 pandemic: SC takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowding of prisons

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and L N Rao issued a notice to the Director General, Prison, and chief secretary of all states and union territories seeking their response by March 20 on steps taken..
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SC to set up vacation bench during 7-day Holi break to hear urgent matters

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will set up a vacation bench for the seven-day Holi break to hear urgent matters. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will not be on the day of Holi..
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Will hear pleas on CAA after arguments in Sabarimala related matter are over: SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said this after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought urgent hearing of CAA matters and said that till date, the Centre has not filed a reply in the matter...
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Six SC judges down with swine flu; judge wears mask to court

Justice DY Chandrachud, while conducting the court proceedings, announced that all apex court judges held a meeting with Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, over the case of six of their colleagues..
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SC: Can Nitin Gadkari come to court, explain EV policy?

A minister has never been called to the apex court and explain a policy vision or decision of the government, a task generally carried out by the attorney general, solicitor general or any of the..
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Supreme Court on infant's death: Can a 4-month-old be taking part in protests at Shaheen Bagh?

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took strong exception to some of the lawyers opposing the court's taking suo motu (on its own) cognisance of the matter. "Can a 4-month-old child be taking..
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Sabarimala case: Supreme Court says it can refer questions of law to larger bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde framed seven questions to be heard by a nine-judge Constitutional bench on issues relating to freedom of religion under the Constitution and faith. The seven..
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'Time is ripe': CJI Bobde bats for legislation containing compulsory 'pre-litigation mediation'

A robust "arbitration bar" is critical to the development of institutional arbitration in India as it would ensure availability and accessibility of practitioners with knowledge and experience, the CJI..
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Arbitration not meant to mirror litigation, says CJI SA Bobde

Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on Friday said that arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation.
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Supreme Court takes cognisance of infant's death during Shaheen Bagh protest

The Supreme Court on Friday took cognisance on its own to "stop involvement of children and infants in demonstrations" following the death of an infant on January 30 at Shaheen Bagh here. The apex..
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SC reserves order on whether it can refer question of law to larger bench in review jurisdiction

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on the legal issue of whether the top court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its review..
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SC agrees to examine Centre's plea for victim,society-centric guidelines in death penalty cases

The Centre had on January 22 moved an application contending that the prevalent guidelines are only accused and convict-centric. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde sought response from various..
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Muslim women permitted to enter mosques to offer namaz, AIMPLB tells SC

Muslim women like men are permitted to enter mosques for offering 'namaz', the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The AIMPLB reply was filed in response..
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SC fixes 10-day hearing for women’s entry into religious places

CJI Bobde said that the 9-judge constitution bench will hear and complete arguments in 10 days on the controversy over women’s entry into Sabarimala temple, mosques and Parsi agiyaris. The CJI asked..
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SC grants bail to 17 convicts in 2002 Sardarpura post-Godhra riots case

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant divided the convicts in two groups and said one group would move out of Gujarat and stay at Indore in Madhya Pradesh...
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SC fixes 10-day period for hearing issues of discrimination against women at religious places

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that its nine-judge Constitution bench would wrap up within 10 days proceedings in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at..
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Nirbhaya case: SC to hear Mukesh’s plea against rejection of mercy plea today

When the petition by Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh, was mentioned on Monday morning for urgent hearing by his counsel Vrinda Grover, a bench headed by CJI S A Bobde said any petition filed by a death..
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SC issues notice to Centre on plea claiming 2,000 transgenders excluded from NRC in Assam

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government on a petition claiming that around 2,000 transgenders were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam. A..
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Excessive tax results in social injustice, says CJI

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday said arbitrary or excessive tax results in "social injustice" by a government, indirectly impressing upon the government to attempt simplification of the tax..
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SC issues notice to UP govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, issued notice to the state government on an appeal filed by the society against the Allahabad High Court order of..
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Citizenship isn't just about rights but also about duties: CJI Sharad Bobde

"You all have a responsibility to be an active citizen too and citizenship is not just about rights but it is equally about your duties towards society," CJI said.
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Varsities should not function like assembly line production unit, says CJI Bobde


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Bharat Ratna for Bapu? He is beyond that, says SC, junks PIL

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said: "What is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi? People hold him in much higher esteem than Bharat Ratna. We agree with you he..
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SC refuses to stay Allahabad HC verdict annulling election of SP MP Azam Khan's son as UP MLA

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice and sought response from the election commission and defeated BSP candidate Nawaz Ali Khan, who had challenged Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan's..
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SC faces deluge of letter petitions, device invented by it 40 years ago

The Chief Justice of India receives, on an average, 200 letters daily from various persons complaining of violation of fundamental rights, illegal action of authorities, personal cases, suffering at..
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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Accepted SIT recommendations, will take action, Centre tells SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was informed by senior advocate R S Suri, appearing for the petitioner, that the report of the SIT is damning for police officials and they would file..
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Apex court eyes Ayodhya model

The bench headed by CJI S A Bobde called upon senior advocates Rajeev Dhavan and C S Vaidyanathan to employ their teams’ expertise in streamlining the filing of written submissions and dividing the..
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We're going through difficult times, says CJI Bobde on anti-CAA stir

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the country was going through a difficult period due to violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and requested all concerned to desist from..
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SC to government: Why not have a CISF wing for courts?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Union government to explore possibility of creating a special wing of CISF for providing security to all courts across the country. "The Delhi incidents..
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Supreme Court's 9-judge bench to hear Sabarimala case from January 13

Chief Justice SA Bobde on Monday entrusted the task of reviewing an earlier five-judge bench judgment allowing entry of women in the 10-50 year age group into Sabarimala Ayyappa temple to a nine-judge..
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SC decides to examine constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act but refused to stay its operation. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and..
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Nirbhaya case: CJI Bobde recuses himself from hearing convict's plea seeking review of death penalty


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SC to hear pleas alleging police atrocities on students protesting against CAA

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde on Monday also took serious note of the rioting and destruction of public property during protests against the Act and said this must stop immediately.
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CJI talks about lawyers' fees, says high costs cut access to justice

He also stated that "we need to introduce pre- litigation mediation". Justice Bobde, who hails from Nagpur and who was elevated to the top judicial post in the country recently, was felicitated by..
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SC orders 30 grace marks in Haryana judge exam

The decision to award 20 grace marks in civil law paper-I and 10 marks in civil law paper-II was taken by a bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant after candidates..
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Sabarimala: SC declines to pass any order for safe entry of women

The top court said the issue was "very emotive" and it did not want the situation to become "explosive". A bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, said the "balance of convenience" required that no..
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After SC dismisses Ayodhya judgment review petitions, Muslim side calls it 'unfortunate'

A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde rejected 18 petitions in an in-chamber proceeding after finding no merit in it.
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SC proposes Hyderabad ‘encounter’ be probed by retired top court judge

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices S A Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna said the Telangana HC was already looking into the incident and only thing needed to be done was to appoint a former SC..
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SC to Thursday consider in-chamber review pleas in Ayodhya case

The in-chamber proceeding will be taken up by a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S A Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna. Justice Khanna is the..
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SC asks Bombay HC to decide over felling on December 12

"The Bombay high court shall decide the matter on felling of trees to make a way for Metro 4 line on elevated corridors from Wadala in Mumbai to Kasarvadavali in Thane on December 12," a bench headed..
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Justice must never ever take form of revenge, says CJI

Justice cannot take the form of revenge, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said on Saturday, a day after four men suspected of raping and murdering a young veterinarian were shot dead by the police in a..
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