Kapil Sibal: News

Kapil Sibal is an Indian National Congress (INC) politician, author, poet, and senior advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India. He did his graduation in History from St. Stephen's College and LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He completed his LLM from Harvard Law School, USA. Despite qualifying for the IAS, Sibal chose to pursue a career in law. In 1983, he was designated as Senior Advocate and was appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 1989-90. He served as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association three times, during 1995-96, 1997-98, and 2001-02. Sibal entered politics with his nomination to the Rajya Sabha in 1998 as a Congress candidate. In the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he successfully contested from the Chandni Chowk constituency. He served as Minister for Science & Technology (2004-09); Earth Sciences (2006-09); Human Resource Development (2009-12); Communications & Information Technology (2011-14); and Law & Justice (2013-14) during the UPA regime. In the 2014 General Elections, Sibal was defeated by BJP’s Harsh Vardhan in the Chandni Chowk constituency. Sibal is a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2016 from Uttar Pradesh.

17 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC asks ED to respond to Soren's bail plea

The Supreme Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond within two days to an interim bail plea by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

13 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC seeks ED's response on Soren's plea against arrest 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Enforcement Directorate's reply by May 17 on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren against his arrest in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

10 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC quashes ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's interim bail plea

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the interim bail plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren to participate in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

27 Apr 2024

Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren denied interim bail to attend uncle's funeral

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was denied interim bail by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Ranchi on Saturday in connection with a land scam.

'Let there not be contest...': SC on Centre-states fund row

The Supreme Court on Monday called for unity between the central and state governments, expressing concern over recent disputes requiring its intervention.

SC to hear pleas against Citizenship Amendment Rules today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a clutch of over 230 petitions seeking a temporary stay on the enforcement of the Citizenship Amendment Rules, 2024 until the court can determine their constitutionality.

Sandeshkhali violence: SC stays Parliament panel action against Bengal officers

The Supreme Court on Monday paused the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee's proceedings against top Bengal government officials, including Chief Secretary Bhagwati Prasad Gopalika and Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar.

12 Feb 2024

Hemant Soren

ED probing matters unrelated to Soren's case: Sibal tells court

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's lawyer, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, reportedly challenged the arrest of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader in the Jharkhand High Court on Monday.

26 Dec 2023

Ram Mandir

'Show off': Opposition leaders decline Ayodhya Ram Mandir inauguration invite

With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, the soon-to-be-inaugurated Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh—among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s campaign pledges—has stirred a political debate.

SC to hear NewsClick founder, HR's bail pleas after Diwali 

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR head Amit Chakravarty challenging their arrest under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

09 Oct 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC reserves order on NewsClick founder's plea against arrest 

The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakravarty against their arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, India Today reported.

01 Sep 2023

Congress Party

INDIA's Mumbai meeting: Kapil Sibal's surprise appearance ruffles feathers

Congress leaders were reportedly miffed after the unexpected entry of Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal, who quit the grand old party last year, at the opposition alliance's meeting in Mumbai on Friday.

Article 370 hearing: SC demands clarification over J&K lecturer's suspension

The Supreme Court (SC) reportedly asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Attorney General R Venkataramani on Monday to find out why a Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Education Department lecturer, who argued before it in a matter related to Article 370's abrogation, was suspended.

11 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: Back in Ramlila Maidan, Kejriwal attacks Centre's 'dictatorial' ordinance

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday returned to the Ramlila Maidan—the birthplace of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)—to protest against the central government's controversial ordinance on the issue of services.

'Suicide? Doesn't sound real': Kapil Sibal's jibe at Brij Bhushan 

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Thursday took a jibe at Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, saying his claim about committing "suicide" does not sound real.

21 Apr 2023

2002 Gujarat Riots

Celebrate or despair: Kapil Sibal on Naroda Gam case verdict 

Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal criticized the Ahmedabad court's decision on Friday to acquit all the 67 accused in the two-decade-old Naroda Gam case.

03 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Sibal slams Shah over 'no riots under BJP rule' claim

Former Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal lambasted Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his recent claims in Bihar that "riots don't take place" under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s rule.

Larger bench to examine constitutional aspects of Sena conflict: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its breakaway faction raise several constitutional questions that require consideration by a larger bench.

SC dismisses petition against clean chit to Modi in riots

A plea challenging the Special Investigation Team (SIT)'s clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others during the 2002 riots was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday.

26 May 2022

Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party fields RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary for RS polls

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary will be the joint candidate of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and RLD for the Rajya Sabha (RS) elections.

25 May 2022

Samajwadi Party

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, gets SP backing for RS nomination

In a huge blow to the Indian National Congress, veteran leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal has resigned from the grand old party.

21 Apr 2022


#DemolitionDrive: Supreme Court extends stay on demolitions for 2 weeks

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the anti-encroachment demolition drive on Delhi's Jahangirpuri—which saw communal clashes on Hanuman Jayanti last week—to be halted for two weeks.

12 Feb 2022


Uttarakhand CM Dhami promises Uniform Civil Code if re-elected

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday promised to implement a Uniform Civil Code in the state if his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retains power in the upcoming elections.

26 Jan 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

'Ironic Congress doesn't need him': Sibal on Azad's Padma Bhushan

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a jibe at his own party after veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award.

30 Sep 2021

Shashi Tharoor

'True Congressman': Shashi Tharoor supports Sibal, day after violent protest

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today voiced support for his colleague Kapil Sibal, a day after some party workers protested outside the latter's house and damaged his car.

29 Sep 2021

Sonia Gandhi

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

Congress leader Kapil Sibal today expressed disappointment over the functioning of party and questioned its leadership amid an embarrassing crisis in the party's Punjab unit.

16 Aug 2021


Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

A day after resigning from the Indian National Congress, Sushmita Dev on Monday joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

10 Aug 2021

Trinamool Congress

Sibal hosts Opposition dinner; discusses united anti-BJP front for 2024

Congress MP Kapil Sibal on Monday hosted a dinner meeting of leaders of major Opposition and non-BJP parties at his residence, 8, Teen Murti Lane.

25 Jan 2021

Delhi High Court

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court (HC) remarked that accepting WhatsApp's updated privacy policy isn't mandatory, and users have the choice of using a competing app if they don't like its Terms of Service (ToS).

18 Jan 2021

Rahul Gandhi

No clarity on Congress' internal polls, says 'dissenter' Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal, one of the 23 Congress leaders to write a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes, said there's no clarity on when internal polls will be held, a statement that shows the grand old party's refusal to accept ground realities.

19 Nov 2020


Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

18 Nov 2020


No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

16 Nov 2020


Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

Following the Congress's abysmal performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections and bypolls in the country, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said people don't see the Congress as an "effective alternative" anymore.

24 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Dissenters v/s Gandhi loyalists at Congress meet: Know what's happening

The Congress Working Committee meeting, which is underway, has turned into a battle between the dissenters, who wanted an overhaul in the organization, and loyalists, who believe only the Gandhi family is capable of handling the reins.

23 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

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.

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

Addressing the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that states cannot deny the implementation of a law passed by the Parliament.

Chidambaram will remain in Tihar as Delhi court junks plea

Refusing to give him relief of any kind, a Delhi court on Friday said that former Finance Minister P Chidambaram will stay in Tihar jail till September 19, as ordered last week.

12 Sep 2019

Delhi High Court

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

P Chidambaram should be given home-cooked food inside Tihar jail, his lawyer and party colleague Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Chidambaram won't be sent to Tihar jail for now

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram will not be sent to Tihar jail but will remain in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Supreme Court said on Monday.

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.

#INXMediaCase: SC rejects Chidambaram's urgent anticipatory-bail plea after HC setback

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea for an urgent hearing on his anticipatory bail plea seeking protection from arrest in the corruption and money laundering cases relating to the INX Media scandal.

18 Jul 2019


#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

15 Jul 2019


Kapil Sibal called female employees 'b**ch', tweets Barkha Dutt

In an astonishing turn of events, renowned journalist Barkha Dutt went on a rant against senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, accusing him of duping nearly 200 employees of Tiranga TV, a news channel which started before Lok Sabha elections.

28 Jun 2019


Anti-Modi website claiming EVM hacking shutdown; Owner offers erotic massages

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10 Mar 2019


I'm ashamed: Congress leader quits after party demands airstrikes' proof

In what could dampen the spirit of Bihar Congress before crucial Lok Sabha elections, senior leader and spokesman Vinod Sharma resigned on Saturday after being upset that the party demanded proofs of IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

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.

11 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha

Government to table CAG report on Rafale in Parliament tomorrow

The government is scheduled to table the CAG report on Rafale jet fighter deal, which has generated a massive political controversy, in Parliament tomorrow, sources said.

10 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

Ahead of the crucial results of elections in five states, Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh have taken it upon themselves to guard EVM strongroom in Vidisha.

29 Oct 2018


#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

Demanding a law for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus are now losing patience.

Congress to move SC against upholding Aadhaar as Money Bill

The Congress has decided to move the Supreme Court challenging the verdict to uphold the passage of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, as a Money Bill in Lok Sabha.

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A Bhopal court recorded the statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh in connection with his complaint against Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti, and five others in the Vyapam scam.

#SabMileHueHain: Steps Opposition took to make Modi's "Road-to-2019" easier

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his speech in the Lok Sabha on Friday, most TV sets flashed how it was the beginning of 2019's campaign.

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: 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.

21 Mar 2018


Majithia, Gadkari, Sibal pardon Kejriwal; Will Jaitley be so forgiving?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is on an apology marathon. Allegedly, this is to put his party out of the financial mess caused due to multiple defamation cases slapped against him, thanks to his foolhardy statements.

07 Dec 2017

Ram Mandir

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia: Sibal represented Sunni Waqf for Babri hearing

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia slammed Congress's Kapil Sibal for claiming that he didn't represent the Sunni Waqf Board during the Babri Masjid hearing.

07 Dec 2017


BJP's Vinay Katiyar: Delhi's Jama Masjid was "Jamuna Devi Temple"

BJP MP, Vinay Katiyar is known to stoke controversies. After claiming that Taj Mahal was built by breaking down a Shiva Temple, the Bajrang Dal chief has now declared that Delhi's Jama Masjid was earlier known as "Jamuna Devi Temple."

16 Nov 2017


Gujarat Elections: Congress to field eight candidates recommended by Hardik

For upcoming Gujarat elections, Congress and Patidar leader Hardik Patel have finally landed on the same page.

16 Oct 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab: Meeting Ramdev at airport in 2011 was a mistake

The release of the third volume of former president Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography "The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012" has raked up issues about UPA days.

SC warns Sahara, denies extra time for depositing cheque

The SC refused to extend the July 15 deadline to Sahara group's Chief Subrata Roy Sahara to pay Rs. 552 crore.

SC to Unitech: We cannot entertain a defaulter

Unitech is grasping straws at the moment to get rid of multiple charges of money laundering and fraud, that has been brought against the embattled real estate firm.

03 Feb 2017

Lok Sabha

Notes Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

To give legal permanence to the ordinance that led to nation-wide demonetization of high value bank notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Notes Bill in the Lok Sabha today.

What happened in Delhi today?

As parking collections take a hit in Delhi, Gurugram's auto-market revives business with the help of digital payments.