Abhishek Manu Singhvi: News

Abhishek Manu Singhvi is a politician belonging to the Indian National Congress (INC) and a Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India. Singhvi, who did his BA in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, obtained his MA and PhD from Trinity College in the UK and did a summer program, PIL, from Harvard University, USA. Son of Padma Bhushan recipient, Laxmi Mall Singhvi, an eminent Jurist and Diplomat, Singhvi followed in his father's footsteps to pursue a career in law. Designated a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court at 34, Singhvi is one of the youngest to have ever been appointed a senior counsel by the top court. Notably, in 1997, he became the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India at 37. In the past, he also served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Law. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Rajya Sabha, first from Rajasthan (until 2018) and now from West Bengal. Currently, Singhvi is also a senior national spokesperson for the Congress party.

30 Oct 2023

Manish Sisodia

Delhi liquor scam: Supreme Court denies bail to Manish Sisodia

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in cases linked to the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.

Delhi liquor scam: ED considers naming AAP as accused

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is considering naming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as an accused in the Delhi liquor policy scam case, Live Law reported.

SC issues notice to Centre as AAP calls L-G 'Super-CM'

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre on a plea filed by the Delhi government challenging its ordinance on control of bureaucracy in the national capital.

10 Jul 2023

Manish Sisodia

Supreme Court to hear Manish Sisodia's bail plea on Friday

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia's bail plea in the Delhi liquor policy scam case on Friday.

29 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Gujarat HC hears Rahul Gandhi's plea against defamation case conviction 

The Gujarat High Court on Saturday began hearing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's plea challenging a Surat court's refusal to stay his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark.

24 Apr 2023

Lalit Modi

SC accepts Lalit Modi's unconditional apology, shuts contempt case

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi's unconditional apology and closed all contempt proceedings against him.

07 Oct 2022

Kamal Haasan

#NewsBytesExplainer: The ongoing controversy regarding Raja Raja Chola's religious identity

The legendary actor Kamal Haasan's statement that the Chola king was not Hindu sparked outrage, prompting political parties, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to react.

SC refuses to stay floor test; Uddhav Thackeray resigns

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test ordered in Assembly tomorrow.

13 Oct 2020


Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

Popular jewelry brand Tanishq, from the house of Tata, withdrew an advertisement for its latest collection Ekatvam after the clip triggered immense outrage on social media for glorifying "Love Jihad."

18 Feb 2020


UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

New Delhi has sort of clarified that the visa of the United Kingdom's Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities.

28 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

In a major blow to Opposition parties, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to increase VVPAT verification of EVMs to 50%.

30 Apr 2019


Chowkidar chor hai remark: SC scolds Rahul Gandhi, demands apology

Coming down heavily on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said he should apologize for falsely attributing the "Chowkidar Chor Hai" remark to the top court.

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.

Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court's interim order calling for a ban on downloading the famous media app, TikTok.

19 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

Sharad Yadav of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) made a huge mistake on the stage of mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, after which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a slip of tongue.

07 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

21 Oct 2018


BJP desperate to rewrite history; uses auspicious-occasion as political-tool: Congress

Accusing BJP-led Center of using every "auspicious" occasion as "political tool," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said BJP was "desperate to rewrite history."

SC's Aadhaar verdict: Slap on BJP's face, says Congress

The Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed private parties to access Aadhaar data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP".

Koregaon-Bhima case: SC reserves verdict on arrests of 5 activists

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and a SIT probe into their arrest.

29 Aug 2018


Arrested activists to be kept under house arrest, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered all five activists arrested on Tuesday in near-simultaneous raids, will be kept under house-arrest till September 6.

23 Aug 2018


Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

Facing allegations of getting undue benefits from the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has sent legal notices to several Congress leaders asking them to "cease and desist" from leveling such charges.

11 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Unknown persons fire bullets at Dr. Kafeel Khan's brother

The younger brother of Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was arrested after the Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy and is out on bail, was shot at by unknown miscreants at around 11 PM on Sunday.

07 Jun 2018

Pranab Mukherjee

As Pranab Mukherjee readies for RSS event, daughter Sharmistha disapproves

Sharmistha Mukherjee, former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter and a Congress leader, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express her discontent over the latter attending an RSS event in Nagpur today.

30 May 2018


Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram moves Delhi court, seeking protection from arrest

Former Finance Minister of India, P Chidambaram, today moved a Delhi court seeking protection from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

19 May 2018


#KarnatakaFloorTest: 'Let us enjoy our holidays,' says Justice Sikri

"Now, let us enjoy our holidays," this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row today.

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.

19 Apr 2018


SC can remove suspicions on Loya's death by direct-dealing: Congress

Congress today said the Supreme Court judgment dismissing a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya will raise more questions and leave many of them unanswered unless logical reasons were found in it.

12 Mar 2018

West Bengal

RS polls: Abhishek Singhvi, Kumar Ketkar among 10 Congress candidates

The Congress cleared the names of 10 candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in seven states, including Abhishek Manu Singhvi from West Bengal and senior journalist Kumar Ketkar from Maharashtra.

INX money-laundering: CBI seeks 14-day custody to grill Karti Chidambaram

The CBI has sought 14-day custody of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, in the INX money laundering case.

21 Feb 2018


PNB-scam: I-T notice to Singhvi's wife for cash-purchases worth crores

I-T has sent a notice to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife Anita, seeking explanation for jewelry purchases allegedly worth Rs. 6cr from Nirav Modi.