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New CJI talks tough on frivolous litigation

Known for strict discipline and for being a stickler for the rules, the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of India, Sarosh Homi Kapadia, made it clear to lawyers on his first day at work that “frivolous” public interest litigation would not be tolerated and that they might even attract heavy penalties. He said this when at least four such PILs, with which he was not convinced, came up for hearing.

‘Khap panchayats have no legal sanction’

May 11: Even as some politicians have openly come in support of the unrecognised “khap panchayats” dictates against “same gotra” marriages dominating the headlines in the wake of certain cases of “honour killings”, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan disapproved of their interference in personal liberty of any person, saying they have no legal

CJI admits criticism on appointments

May 11: Outgoing Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Tuesday admitted that the Supreme Court collegium has come under sharp criticism from several quarters on the appointment of judges in the wake of the corruption charges against some of them.

3 months sought to mark mining area

May 3: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that its agencies would need at least three months to complete fresh demarcation of the mining areas of Reddy brothers’ Obulapuram Mining Company and three others as recommended by the special survey team. Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam made

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