Articles about Abhishek Manu Singhvi
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.
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."
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.
21 Sep 2020
Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked
After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.
25 Aug 2020
Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis
The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.
12 Aug 2020
As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish
Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, put out a tweet on Wednesday suggesting that she has surrendered in front of Almighty, just as the 84-year-old continues to remain critical.
11 Aug 2020
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.
31 Jul 2020
Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet
A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.
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.
17 Jul 2020
No action against Pilot camp till Tuesday: Rajasthan-HC to Speaker
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.
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.
19 Mar 2020
Madhya Pradesh crisis: Horse-trading, Governor's power discussed in Supreme Court
In what serves as a setback for the Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court remarked today that a Governor can call for a floor test even when the Assembly is not in session.
12 Mar 2020
No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.
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'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.
27 Nov 2019
Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till December 11; bail hearing adjourned
A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Congress leader P Chidambaram till December 11 in the INX Media corruption case.
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.
05 Sep 2019
Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas
P Chidambaram, the former Finance Minister, who has been in CBI custody has an important day today, as courts will pronounce verdict on a bunch of his pleas.
30 Aug 2019
Chidambaram "offers" to remain in CBI custody till September 2
P Chidambaram, the former Union Finance Minister who is currently in CBI custody for his alleged involvement in INX Media case, made an unprecedented offer in Supreme Court on Thursday.
23 Aug 2019
Arrested by CBI, Chidambaram gears for another legal battle
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was sent to CBI custody till August 26 on Thursday, is gearing for another legal battle.
22 Aug 2019
Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress
The dramatic arrest of P Chidambaram from his residence on Wednesday night forced Congress to reach out to the other Opposition parties.
09 Aug 2019
Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet
In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.
06 Aug 2019
#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move
In a huge blow to Congress and its former president Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia supported the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
05 Jul 2019
Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.
23 May 2019
#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul
For both BJP and Congress, 2019 has served as a redux of 2014. While BJP swept the nation, Congress failed to resurrect itself.
09 May 2019
Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat for family vacation: PM Modi
From New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack on the Gandhi family, by referring to an incident which media "forgot" to report.
08 May 2019
Congress says EC biased toward Modi-Shah, SC refuses to interfere
The Congress had complained to Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission has been giving a free pass to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, hoping that the court might take some action.
07 May 2019
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.
29 Apr 2019
Congress moves SC against Modi, Shah for violating poll code
On Monday, Congress moved Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission isn't taking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for violating Model Code of Conduct.
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.
09 Apr 2019
SC won't interfere in release of Narendra Modi's biopic
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, refused to interfere in the release of movie PM Narendra Modi, saying too much time is wasted on non-issues.
08 Apr 2019
SC refuses to give Modi biopic's copy to Congress' activist
The Supreme Court on Monday said it cannot pass an order on the release of PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi, as the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board.
08 Apr 2019
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.
04 Apr 2019
BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release
In a new development, the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from the biopic on PM Narendra Modi, but told Election Commission it supported the release of the movie.
19 Jan 2019
#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.
19 Jan 2019
Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.
12 Jan 2019
Before SP-BSP joint-presser, Abhishek Singhvi says ignoring Congress 'dangerous mistake'
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav will address the press together soon and fireworks are expected after this.
07 Jan 2019
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.