Articles about Kapil Sibal

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.

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

21 Apr 2022

India
#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.

'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

19 Mar 2022

Politics
'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of G-23--the dissident group within Congress--met party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

Uttarakhand CM Dhami promises Uniform Civil Code if re-elected

12 Feb 2022

Politics
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.

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

26 Jan 2022

Politics
'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.

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

30 Sep 2021

Politics
'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.

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

29 Sep 2021

Politics
'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.

Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

16 Aug 2021

Politics
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.

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

10 Aug 2021

Politics
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.

Pegasus: Supreme Court asks petitioners to avoid social media debates

10 Aug 2021

India
Pegasus: Supreme Court asks petitioners to avoid social media debates

The Supreme Court of India today asked those seeking a probe into the Pegasus scandal to avoid participating in "parallel debates" on social media.

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

25 Jan 2021

Technology
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).

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

18 Jan 2021

Politics
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.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Politics
Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Politics
Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

19 Nov 2020

Politics
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.

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

18 Nov 2020

Politics
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.

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

16 Nov 2020

Politics
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.

SC grants interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

11 Nov 2020

India
SC grants interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier order of the Bombay High Court, which denied bail to journalist Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

Politics
In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

07 Sep 2020

Politics
Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

25 Aug 2020

Politics
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.

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

24 Aug 2020

Politics
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.

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

24 Aug 2020

Politics
Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

23 Aug 2020

Politics
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.

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

04 Aug 2020

India
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.

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

31 Jul 2020

Politics
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.

Another win for Team Pilot, Rajasthan HC orders status quo

24 Jul 2020

Politics
Another win for Team Pilot, Rajasthan HC orders status quo

In what qualifies as yet another win for former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, and another setback for CM Ashok Gehlot, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered that the status quo must be maintained on the disqualification notices.

Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

23 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

Sachin Pilot, the sacked Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and 18 other dissident MLAs got a breather on Thursday as the Supreme Court refused to stay Rajasthan High Court's Tuesday verdict, wherein Speaker CP Joshi was directed to not decide on their disqualifications until Friday.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

16 Jul 2020

Politics
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.

SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

24 Apr 2020

India
SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

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

17 Mar 2020

India
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.

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

14 Feb 2020

India
On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

22 Jan 2020

India
SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

Today, the Supreme Court heard a whopping 144 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and refused to put a stay on the controversial law.

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

22 Jan 2020

India
Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, will hear nearly 144 petitions challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today.

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

19 Jan 2020

Politics
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.

Maharashtra 'open to reinvestigating' Loya case; BJP alleges political motive

10 Jan 2020

India
Maharashtra 'open to reinvestigating' Loya case; BJP alleges political motive

Days after taking charge as Maharashtra's Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh on Thursday addressed the likelihood of the government reopening the murky case of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's death.

Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till December 11; bail hearing adjourned

27 Nov 2019

India
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.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

26 Nov 2019

India
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.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

25 Nov 2019

India
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.

Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

12 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

Shiv Sena is hoping it governs Maharashtra, but it got a setback yesterday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked it to present numbers before 7:30 pm.

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

30 Oct 2019

India
Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

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