Prashant Bhushan: News

Supreme Court may hear 'electoral bonds' case on September 19

The Supreme Court is likely to hear petitions challenging the issuing of electoral bonds on September 19, according to The Indian Express.

24 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

Prashant Bhushan fined Re. 1 in contempt case by SC

After multiple hearings replete with arguments, the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case on Monday, asking the lawyer-activist to pay Re. 1 as fine by September 15.

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.

Won't apologize, says Prashant Bhushan; SC asks to "reconsider" statement

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who was held guilty of contempt for his tweets slamming Chief Justice of India and Supreme Court, told the apex court on Friday that he isn't apologetic for the posts. He said he was merely discharging his duties as a citizen, and would accept any punishment cheerfully.

SC holds Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets on CJI

On Friday, the Supreme Court held known lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for two of his tweets targeting Chief Justice SA Bobde and the judiciary.

SC pulls up Prashant Bhushan over "CJIs are corrupt" remark

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan while hearing the concluding arguments in a 2009 contempt case, initiated against him by celebrated lawyer Harish Salve.

AAP office attack to beef-ban: Hindu Raksha Dal's violent past

After Sunday's dreadful attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, several fingers were pointed amid a flood of fake news online.

17 Feb 2019


Pulwama attack: Prashant Bhushan justifies terror, netizens school him

While the Pulwama terror attack jolted the entire nation, senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan ended up justifying terrorism with a tweet which got him flak from various social media users.

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.

14 Dec 2018


What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.

#RafaleDeal: SC reserves verdict on pleas calling for probe

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions demanding a court-led probe into the controversial Rafale deal.

14 Nov 2018


Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying it wasn't inclined to take the decision.

Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan today in Chennai said Rafale deal is the "largest defense scam in India" and urged the Center to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.

'Don't want my order reversed': SC-judge dismisses plea challenging CJI-powers

A day after an SC bench ruled the Chief Justice (CJI) has the authority to allot cases, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second seniormost judge, declined to hear a petition challenging CJI's role as 'Master of Roster.'

11 Apr 2018


SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

The SC today upheld the right of the chief justice of India (CJI) to decide allocation of cases, and refused to frame rules in the matter.

09 Mar 2018


Landmark ruling: SC legalizes passive euthanasia and 'living will'

In a landmark decision, the SC has ruled that passive euthanasia and 'living will' are legal and issued necessary directions in the matter.

04 Dec 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kumar Vishwas v/s AAP: Discusses AAP 2.0 with ousted leaders

AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas once again made statements suggesting that all wasn't well between him and the party.

Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT

The SC rejected a plea filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal requesting a court-monitored SIT for investigating an alleged bribery racket involving judges.

11 Nov 2017


Drama in SC: CJI Misra overturns order on judges' bribery-case

In an unprecedented move, Chief Justice Dipak Misra-led five-judge SC bench nullified a previous order in a corruption case against judges.

23 Apr 2017


Delhi MCD 2017 Elections commence

The elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi began today.

Demonetization: Another chance for deposit of scrapped notes possible

The SC will decide in July whether the government should reopen a window for people to deposit their old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.

Geeta Johri of Sohrabuddin infamy becomes Guj DGP

Police officer Geeta Johri who investigated the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case has been appointed Gujarat's DGP, the first woman to lead the police force.

04 Apr 2017


Bhushan apologizes, says Krishna tweet was "inappropriately phrased"

Swaraj Abhiyan founder Prashant Bhushan apologized for the tweet against anti-Romeo squads in which he used derogatory language against Lord Krishna.

03 Apr 2017


Prashant Bhushan booked over anti-Romeo squad tweet

Lucknow police have registered an FIR against Swaraj Abhiyan founder Prashant Bhushan over his tweet on the anti-Romeo squads which was deemed insulting to Lord Krishna.

02 Apr 2017


BJP files complaint over Prashant Bhushan's insult to Lord Krishna

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has filed a police complaint against advocate and the co-founder of Swaraj Abhiyan Prashant Bhushan, over his tweet that was deemed insulting to Lord Krishna.

RBI mum on demonetization deadline changes

The RBI refused to answer an RTI query seeking to know why the deadline for demonetization was not 31 March as promised by the Prime Minister.

SC asks Centre, RBI to explain demonetization deadline change

The Supreme Court (SC) has sought explanations from the central government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on why citizens weren't allowed to deposit demonetized currency till March 31, as promised by PM Narendra Modi.

SC questions Centre whether demonetization decision was confidential

The Supreme Court questioned the Centre whether its decision to implement demonetization was taken in absolute secrecy.