Articles about KK Venugopal

Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for his jokes on SC

29 Jan 2021

India
Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for his jokes on SC

Comedian Kunal Kamra, who was issued a notice over controversial tweets by the Supreme Court, has refused to tender an apology.

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

28 Jan 2021

India
Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

The Bombay High Court's recent ruling that groping a minor without skin-to-skin contact does not constitute sexual assault has faced severe flak.

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

17 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on several petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra over his tweets against the top court.

'No apology,' says Kunal Kamra on contempt charges against him

13 Nov 2020

Entertainment
'No apology,' says Kunal Kamra on contempt charges against him

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, who is facing contempt charges over his tweets criticizing the Supreme Court, has said that he would neither retract his comments nor apologize for posting them.

Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

12 Nov 2020

Entertainment
Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

Comedian Kunal Kamra is facing contempt charges over a series of tweets where he criticized the Supreme Court of India for granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.

Prashant Bhushan's response even more derogatory, says SC; reserves order

25 Aug 2020

India
Prashant Bhushan's response even more derogatory, says SC; reserves order

In the contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that his response to the top court was even more derogatory than the original comments.

A year later, two J&K districts get 4G internet

17 Aug 2020

India
A year later, two J&K districts get 4G internet

More than a year after internet services were suspended in J&K, 4G speed returned to two districts — Ganderbal and Udhampur — on a trial basis from Sunday, days after the Centre submitted in Supreme Court that it was toying with such an idea.

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

22 Jan 2020

India
SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

Today, the Supreme Court heard a whopping 144 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and refused to put a stay on the controversial law.

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

22 Jan 2020

India
Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, will hear nearly 144 petitions challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

08 Jan 2020

India
#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

16 Sep 2019

India
Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover since August 5, might soon get a sigh of relief, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

28 Aug 2019

India
Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.

Kashmiris caged like animals: Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah

16 Aug 2019

Politics
Kashmiris caged like animals: Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah

Slamming the Centre's decision to put Kashmir under lockdown, the daughter of PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti wrote a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah.

Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday

16 Aug 2019

India
Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday

After days of lockdown, Kashmir's residents may get respite on Monday as schools and government offices could be re-opened, NDTV reported quoting sources. However, the decision will be taken after studying the on-ground situation.

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

14 Aug 2019

India
Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

In a major relief for residents of Jammu, the restrictions which government imposed days ago have been completely lifted, a top police official said on Wednesday.

J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC

13 Aug 2019

India
J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is highly sensitive but Centre should be given more time to bring normalcy in the state, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday.

Meet lawyer Utsav Bains, who claims CJI didn't harass anyone

26 Apr 2019

India
Meet lawyer Utsav Bains, who claims CJI didn't harass anyone

After Supreme Court was rocked by sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, claims of a lawyer made the case murkier.

Judiciary under threat: CJI Gogoi denies sexual harassment allegations

20 Apr 2019

India
Judiciary under threat: CJI Gogoi denies sexual harassment allegations

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday dismissed the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a former staffer and said independent judiciary was under threat.

No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court

12 Apr 2019

India
No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court

Passing an interim order on electoral bonds, the Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to give details of their funding in a sealed cover to Election Commission by May 30.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

17 Mar 2019

India
Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

09 Mar 2019

India
Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

Two days after he told the Supreme Court that classified documents related to Rafale Deal were "stolen" from Ministry of Defense, Attorney General KK Venugopal on Friday clarified that the papers were in fact "photocopied".

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

07 Mar 2019

Politics
Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the job of current government was to "make things disappear".

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

06 Mar 2019

India
#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

The government told the Supreme Court that "secret" Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the Defense Ministry and petitioners filing review pleas in the matter are relying on classified documents, violating the Official Secrets Act.

SC imposes Rs. 1 lakh fine on former interim CBI-chief

12 Feb 2019

India
SC imposes Rs. 1 lakh fine on former interim CBI-chief

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi held former interim CBI Chief M Nageshwar Rao "guilty of contempt" on Tuesday for transferring the officer probing Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC

05 Dec 2018

India
#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his powers in light on an ongoing row between him and CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.

You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI

12 Nov 2018

India
You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI

Attorney General KK Venugopal, on Monday, told Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that it wasn't appropriate for the bench to dismiss petitions without a proper hearing, Live Law reports.

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

25 Sep 2018

India
SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.

Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

24 Sep 2018

India
Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

On Monday, the Supreme Court referred the case of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community to a Constitution bench, after Attorney General KK Venugopal and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi requested for the same.

Plea in SC against Centre's planned social media monitoring hub

13 Jul 2018

India
Plea in SC against Centre's planned social media monitoring hub

Supreme Court today took a strong note of IB Ministry's decision to set up a social-media hub for monitoring online data, observing that it will be "like creating a surveillance state".

Right to know: SC, Center want live-streaming of court proceedings

09 Jul 2018

India
Right to know: SC, Center want live-streaming of court proceedings

In a significant move towards transparency, both the Center and the Supreme Court (SC) today favored live-streaming of court proceedings.

File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center

02 Jul 2018

India
File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center

The Supreme Court bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi asked the central government to file an affidavit within 10 days giving details of the steps which are likely to be taken for appointing the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal in the country.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel

15 May 2018

India
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel

Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal, the Centre told the Supreme Court today.

Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

04 May 2018

India
Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court (SC) has again refused to stay its ruling on the SC/ST Act, which, according to the Center, violated the powers of the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

28 Apr 2018

India
SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre's plea to recall its March 20 judgment of provisions made in the SC/ST Act.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

23 Apr 2018

Politics
Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Centre to Supreme Court: SC/ST Act verdict caused disharmony

12 Apr 2018

India
Centre to Supreme Court: SC/ST Act verdict caused disharmony

On Thursday, PM Modi-led government told the Supreme Court that its recent judgment on the SC/ST Act "diluted" the law, causing "great damage" to the country.

SC declines to stay SC/ST Act judgment, but will reconsider

03 Apr 2018

India
SC declines to stay SC/ST Act judgment, but will reconsider

Supreme Court today set up an urgent two-judge bench to hear the Center's petition challenging its March 20 judgment.

SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar

13 Mar 2018

India
SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar

The SC has indefinitely extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes till it pronounces its verdict on the ongoing case.

Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants

08 Mar 2018

India
Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants

In a relief for NEET and other entrance exam aspirants, the SC has ruled that organizers cannot insist on Aadhaar for appearing in the test.

Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

07 Mar 2018

India
Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

As the debate over mandatory Aadhaar rages on, the Center has informed the SC that it is open to extending the deadline for linking it to various schemes beyond March 31.