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Chief Justice of India: Presiding officer of the Supreme Court of India
The Chief Justice of The Republic of India is the head of the judicial branch of the government of India and the chief judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of India as well as the highest-ranking officer of the Indian federal judiciary. The Constitution of India grants plenary power to the President of India to nominate, and with the advice and consent of the Parliament of India, appoint a chief justice, who serves until they reach the age of sixty five, resign, retire, are impeached and convicted, or die.

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Farmers’ protest: Bhupinder Mann explains why he quit SC appointed committee [Video]

Farmers’ protest: Bhupinder Mann explains why he quit SC appointed committee

As farmers hold 9th round of talks with the government, protesting farmers held a shirtless protest at the Tikri border against the farm laws. Meanwhile, Bhupinder Mann, who quit the SC appointed panel..

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SC stays implementation of three farms laws until further orders [Video]

SC stays implementation of three farms laws until further orders

The Supreme Court on January 12 stayed the implementation of three farms laws until further orders. SC on Tuesday ordered and formed a four-member committee to hold talks with farmers over the act. A..

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If Centre doesn't want to stay implementation of farm laws, we will: Supreme Court [Video]

If Centre doesn't want to stay implementation of farm laws, we will: Supreme Court

If the Centre does not want to stay the implementation of the three farm laws, the Supreme Court on Monday said it will put a stay on it. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI)..

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Plot to frame ex-CJI in harassment case not ruled out: SC probe panel

The Supreme Court on Thursday said its inquiry panel headed by former apex court judge A K Patnaik has said it could not rule out a larger conspiracy to frame former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi..
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SC closes sexual harassment case against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi, hints at larger conspiracy

The court said that there exists a reason to believe that decisions by the former CJI may have led to a conspiracy being hatched against him.
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Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case: Supreme Court disposes off suo motu proceedings

The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed off the suo motu proceedings in the sexual harassment allegation against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi. Justice Kaul-led bench said as 2 years have passed since the..
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President felicitates ex-CJI Sathasivam, recalls his contribution as Kerala Governor

President Ram Nath Kovind has facilitated former Kerala Governor and ex-CJI P S Sathasivam for his contribution in maintaining the dignity of the highest constitutional post in the state, nurturing..
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Farmers' protest: SC to hear Centre's plea against proposed tractor rally on Jan 18

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde will hear the application on January 18 along with pleas raising the issue of farmers protesting at Delhi borders.
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Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi appointed as sole arbitrator in a case

The Supreme Court has appointed former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha MP Ranjan Gogoi, as the sole arbitrator in the case between MCM Service Private Limited and Ithalia Thai Development Public..
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Over 500 lawyers write to CJI seeking physical hearing resumption in Supreme Court, call virtual system a 'failure'


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CJI seeks Justice Ramana’s response to Jagan’s plaint

CJI S A Bobde has sought Supreme Court judge Justice N V Ramana's response to a complaint filed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Reddy accusing the judge of influencing the Andhra Pradesh HC,..
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Officers 'emboldened' by Jagan's letter to CJI against judges: HC

Bureaucrats in Andhra Pradesh have been "emboldened" by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy's letter to the CJI, in which he levelled allegations against senior judges of the SC and the high court, a..
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AG declines consent to initiate contempt against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweets on CJI


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Set up body for power balance among 3 organs, govt advised

The two-day All India Presiding Officers’ Conference, which concluded here in Gujarat on Thursday, passed several important resolutions, including one urging the government to set up a body,..
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Parliamentary panel grills Twitter over 'obscene' tweets by Kunal Kamra targeting SC, CJI


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MP bypolls: Supreme Court stays EC order revoking Kamal Nath's star campaigner status

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde said, we are staying the matter, till we further hear the case.
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Law students write to CJI, seek action against guilty policemen in Hathras case

510 law students from across the country have written a letter to Chief Justice of India demanding immediate action against the guilty officials, erring police personnel for their irresponsible..
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MHA seeks suggestions from governors, CMs, CJI on amendments in criminal laws


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Restrained, judges are now soft targets: CJI, NV Ramana

CJI Bobde said constitutional limitations on free speech restrains judges, as it should others, from speaking whatever they feel. But Justice Ramana did the plain speaking — “As judges are..
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SC agrees to examine plea seeking re-opening of religious places

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine a plea seeking the re-opening of religious places of all faiths across the country that have remained closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A..
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Dealt cases with conscience, took decisions with conviction, says Justice Arun Mishra

The CJI, who incidentally shared the bench with Justice Mishra for the first and the last time in the top court, praised the retiring judge by terming him as a "beacon of light", "beacon of courage"..
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Justice Arun Kumar Mishra retires from Supreme Court today

Keeping with a long-standing tradition of the court, Justice Mishra was today set on a bench with Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde. The CJI, after hearing cases through video-conferencing, said..
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Hope January 2018 presser by judges was 'first & last such occasion', says SC

The then top four judges of the apex court – Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph – had held an unprecedented press conference on January 12, 2018, when Justice..
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Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri dispute 'most fiercely-contested case in India's history': Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

The Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya was the "most fiercely-contested cases in India's legal history" in which every point was "hotly" debated and "passionately" argued by the..
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NEET, JEE 2020: Students urge CJI Bobde to postpone exams on humanitarian grounds amid COVID-19

Two students have approached the Supreme Court through a letter petition to Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde seeking postponement of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint..
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Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi may be BJP's CM candidate in Assam: Tarun Gogoi


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SC rejects plea seeking inquiry into conduct of ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi as judge

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking setting up of a three-judge panel to inquire into the conduct of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as a judge of the apex court...
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Over 700 lawyers write to CJI, raise concerns over 'institutional disruptors'

Over 700 lawyers on Wednesday wrote to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde highlighting their concerns regarding the trend of browbeating and intimidating the judiciary. In a statement, signed by 750..
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Corruption charge is not contempt: Bhushan

After being convicted of contempt of court for scandalising the Chief Justice Of India and the Supreme Court with his “false and malicious” tweets, activist- advocate Prashant Bhushan told the SC..
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'Lord Krishna was born in jail, and you want bail?': CJI Bobde while hearing murder convict's bail plea

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde once again displayed his unique sense of humour at the Supreme Court on Wednesday while hearing the bail plea by a murder convict on the occasion of..
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Supreme Court considers starting few physical courts from next week

A Committee of seven judges, constituted by the Chief Justice of India, convened a meeting on Tuesday, and discussed several issues, including whether physical courts can start or not, the Supreme..
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Duty of courts to ensure human rights are not violated during Covid-19 pandemic, says former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

The Supreme Court's handling of the Covid 19 related crisis can't be compared with its role during the Emergency, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said Friday. Justice Gogoi, who is now a..
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SC takes note of issues relating to treatment of Covid patients, dignified handling of bodies

The Supreme Court on Thursday took cognizance on its own of reports of improper handling of Covid-19 patients and undignified disposal of the victims' bodies in the country. An apex court official said..
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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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SCBA appeals to CJI for cancellation of summer vacation of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Bar Association appealed to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and his companion judges on Saturday to cancel the summer vacation this year and treat it as a working period in the..
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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 lawyer bodies appeal to CJI to declare holidays for 2-4 weeks

The Supreme Court lawyers bodies — SCBA and SCAORA — have decided to recommend to the Chief Justice of India S A Bobde to prepone the summer vacation in the top court by declaring holidays for two..
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Judicial independence threatened by stranglehold of a ‘lobby’ over it: Ranjan Gogoi

In the eye of a storm for accepting nomination as a member of Rajya Sabha, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi struck a combative note on Thursday and said judicial independence was under threat because of the..
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Opposition targets former CJI Gogoi during oath-taking in Rajya Sabha, walks out amid slogans

The oath ceremony of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as Rajya Sabha member on Thursday was marred by slogan-shouting by the opposition, while the treasury benches welcomed him to the House..
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Amid 'shame' slogans, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

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Ranjan Gogoi should explain 'clean chit' on Rafale: Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has asked former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who was nominated to Rajya Sabha on Monday, to explain why the clean chit was given in Rafale case.
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Sharad Pawar slams Gogoi for ‘flip-flop’

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Gogoi’s move has shaken confidence of people in judiciary’s independence: Kurian Joseph

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Let me take oath, I will speak in detail about accepting RS nomination: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

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Opposition unhappy over former CJI Ranjan Gogoi's Rajya Sabha nomination

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday nominated former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha, triggering accusations from the opposition who claimed that it was a 'quid pro quo'.
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Government nominates ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha

The government on Monday nominated former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. A notification to this effect was issued by the ministry of home affairs. The vacancy was created due to retirement of KTS..
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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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CJI rules out complete shutdown of SC amid coronavirus threat

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Sunday made it clear that there cannot be a "complete shutdown" of courts due the novel coronavirus pandemic. The CJI held a meeting with four apex court judges, bar..
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