Articles about Mukul Rohatgi
27 Jan 2021
'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
23 Sep 2020
No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC
A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.
23 Jul 2020
Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court
Sachin Pilot, the sacked Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and 18 other dissident MLAs got a breather on Thursday as the Supreme Court refused to stay Rajasthan High Court's Tuesday verdict, wherein Speaker CP Joshi was directed to not decide on their disqualifications until Friday.
23 Jul 2020
Rajasthan political crisis: Important hearing in Supreme Court today
Today, the Supreme Court will take up the matter, pertaining to the political crisis in Rajasthan after Speaker CP Joshi disagreed with the outcome in Rajasthan High Court.
22 Jul 2020
Rajasthan crisis reaches SC, speaker to challenge HC's order
The political crisis of Rajasthan will soon echo in Supreme Court in Delhi as Speaker CP Joshi has decided to approach the top judicial body against the direction, issued to him yesterday by the Rajasthan High Court.
21 Jul 2020
Rajasthan HC reserves order on plea of Sachin Pilot's camp
The Rajasthan High Court will pronounce order on the pleas filed by Sachin Pilot and members of his camp on Friday, the bench said while asking Speaker CP Joshi to not take a decision on their disqualification by then.
20 Jul 2020
Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today
On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.
16 Jul 2020
Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer
The rift between rebel Sachin Pilot and his party Congress widened as the former approached Rajasthan High Court challenging Speaker CP Joshi's disqualification notice, that was served on Wednesday.
24 Apr 2020
SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami
The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
08 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: SC tells Centre to protect doctors and healthcare workers
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that doctors and healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients are "warriors" and need to be protected.
18 Feb 2020
Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea
Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.
12 Dec 2019
Supreme Court orders judicial probe into Hyderabad encounter
The Supreme Court has ordered that the encounter of four men, accused of raping and killing a 26-year-old veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad this month, will be probed independently.
26 Nov 2019
Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow
In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.
25 Nov 2019
Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday
On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.
15 Nov 2019
BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore
Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.
01 Oct 2019
Setback for Fadnavis, SC quashes clean chit given to him
Setting aside the clean chits given to him by a trial court and Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will face trial in connection to a fake affidavit case.
22 Jul 2019
#KarnatakaCrisis: Speaker summons 12 rebel MLAs, floor test today
Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh on Monday summoned 12 rebel MLAs of Congress, whose resignations have endangered the coalition's survival.
16 Jul 2019
#KarnatakaCrisis: SC to pronounce judgment on rebel MLAs' status tomorrow
Karnataka politics is going through a bizarre phase- 18 MLAs have tendered their resignations, the speaker hasn't accepted them for days now, and the Supreme Court (which was also brought into the crisis) has decided to give its verdict on Wednesday.
27 Jun 2019
Bombay HC upholds reservation for Marathas, but with conditions
The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the Maharashtra Reservation Bill, which was passed by the Maharashtra government in November last year.
23 Apr 2019
SC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi over #ChowkidarChorHai comment
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a formal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for attributing his Chowkidar chor hai comment to the top court's 10 April judgment.
20 Mar 2019
India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members
After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.
17 Mar 2019
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.
13 Feb 2019
Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal changed gears on Tuesday as he defended and attacked businessman Anil Ambani just minutes apart, prompting BJP to slam him.
28 Sep 2018
8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal
On Thursday, the government constituted an eight-member search panel for Lokpal.
26 Sep 2018
#AadhaarVerdict: SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, with conditions
Giving an important judgment on Aadhaar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the program, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.
24 Sep 2018
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.
21 Sep 2018
States shouldn't fear, we are not man-eating tigers: Supreme Court
The states should not fear if a matter is pending before the Supreme Court as it is not a "man-eating tiger", the top court has said.
10 Jul 2018
Only abolishing Section 377 can cure Subramanian Swamy's homophobia
From his basket which nestles homophobic comments, Bharatiya Janata Party's Subramanian Swamy took out another explanation as to why Section 377 shouldn't be repealed.
02 Jul 2018
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.
19 May 2018
SC: Bopaiah to remain pro-tem speaker, live-broadcast of floor test
The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Congress-JD(S) challenging the appointment of pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah in the crucial floor test of Karnataka.
18 May 2018
Laughter in courtroom; judge tells a witty-joke on Karnataka crisis
The tense, high-voltage hearing on the Karnataka crisis in the Supreme Court today witnessed lighter moments today.
18 May 2018
SC orders floor test tomorrow despite BJP seeking more time
In the latest development, the Supreme Court today ordered floor test in Karnataka to be held tomorrow at 4pm.
17 May 2018
After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM
Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.
15 May 2018
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.
09 Apr 2018
SC stays Bombay HC order to initiate action against cops
The Supreme Court today stayed the Bombay High Court judgment ordering departmental action against Maharashtra policemen involved in a probe against a lawyer who was accused of illegally possessing call detail records (CDRs) of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife.
12 Jan 2018
In a first, judges urge nation to save Supreme Court
In an extraordinary development, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most SC judge, raised questions on the court's freedom and integrity that he alleged have been thrown into uncertainty.
20 Oct 2017
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns over 'personal reasons'
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, India's second-most senior legal officer, resigned yesterday citing 'personal reasons'. He now plans to spend some time with family.
24 Aug 2017
Privacy is a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court
In a landmark judgement, the SC has ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right.
22 Aug 2017
SC bars triple talaq till Centre forms laws
02 Aug 2017
Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law
Centre conveyed to the Supreme Court yesterday that it had set up a ten-member committee headed by former SC judge B N Srikrishna to formulate a data protection law to ensure protection of personal information.