Prashant Bhushan: News

17 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Supreme Court to expedite hearing on voter turnout data release

The Supreme Court has decided to urgently hear a plea from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) seeking a directive for the Election Commission of India to publish polling station-wise voter turnout data on its website.

SC asks ECI to look into alleged EVM malfunctioning

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Election Commission of India to explain the steps followed to ensure free and fair polling in the country, amid allegations of electronic voting machines malfunctioning.

'Haven't forgotten…': SC flags issues with secret ballot voting system

The Supreme Court on Tuesday examined the secret ballot voting method during a review of petitions requesting a comparison of votes cast on Electronic Voting Machines with paper slips from the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system.

SC to hear pleas against new EC law on Friday 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on Friday (March 15) a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre's appointment of election commissioners (ECs) under a new law.

Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against electoral bonds scheme

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the legality of the electoral bonds scheme.

16 Oct 2023

DY Chandrachud

SC transfers electoral bond scheme case to Constitution bench

The Supreme Court has referred all public interest litigations (PILs) challenging the validity of the electoral bond scheme to a five-judge Constitution bench.

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

X

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

Delhi MCD 2017 Elections commence

The elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi began today.

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.