Attorney General KK Venugopal
22 Jan 2020
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.
22 Jan 2020
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.
16 Sep 2019
Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre
Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover since August 5, might soon get a sigh of relief, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.
28 Aug 2019
Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice
The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.
16 Aug 2019
Kashmiris caged like animals: Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah
Slamming the Centre's decision to put Kashmir under lockdown, the daughter of PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti wrote a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah.
16 Aug 2019
Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday
After days of lockdown, Kashmir's residents may get respite on Monday as schools and government offices could be re-opened, NDTV reported quoting sources. However, the decision will be taken after studying the on-ground situation.
14 Aug 2019
Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police
In a major relief for residents of Jammu, the restrictions which government imposed days ago have been completely lifted, a top police official said on Wednesday.
13 Aug 2019
J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is highly sensitive but Centre should be given more time to bring normalcy in the state, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday.
26 Apr 2019
Meet lawyer Utsav Bains, who claims CJI didn't harass anyone
After Supreme Court was rocked by sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, claims of a lawyer made the case murkier.
20 Apr 2019
Judiciary under threat: CJI Gogoi denies sexual harassment allegations
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday dismissed the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a former staffer and said independent judiciary was under threat.
12 Apr 2019
No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court
Passing an interim order on electoral bonds, the Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to give details of their funding in a sealed cover to Election Commission by May 30.
17 Mar 2019
Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon
Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.
09 Mar 2019
Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"
Two days after he told the Supreme Court that classified documents related to Rafale Deal were "stolen" from Ministry of Defense, Attorney General KK Venugopal on Friday clarified that the papers were in fact "photocopied".
07 Mar 2019
Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents
Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the job of current government was to "make things disappear".
06 Mar 2019
#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC
The government told the Supreme Court that "secret" Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the Defense Ministry and petitioners filing review pleas in the matter are relying on classified documents, violating the Official Secrets Act.
12 Feb 2019
SC imposes Rs. 1 lakh fine on former interim CBI-chief
A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi held former interim CBI Chief M Nageshwar Rao "guilty of contempt" on Tuesday for transferring the officer probing Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
05 Dec 2018
#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his powers in light on an ongoing row between him and CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.
12 Nov 2018
You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI
Attorney General KK Venugopal, on Monday, told Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that it wasn't appropriate for the bench to dismiss petitions without a proper hearing, Live Law reports.
25 Sep 2018
SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.
24 Sep 2018
Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench
On Monday, the Supreme Court referred the case of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community to a Constitution bench, after Attorney General KK Venugopal and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi requested for the same.
13 Jul 2018
Plea in SC against Centre's planned social media monitoring hub
Supreme Court today took a strong note of IB Ministry's decision to set up a social-media hub for monitoring online data, observing that it will be "like creating a surveillance state".
09 Jul 2018
Right to know: SC, Center want live-streaming of court proceedings
In a significant move towards transparency, both the Center and the Supreme Court (SC) today favored live-streaming of court proceedings.
02 Jul 2018
File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center
The Supreme Court bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi asked the central government to file an affidavit within 10 days giving details of the steps which are likely to be taken for appointing the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal in the country.
15 May 2018
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel
Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal, the Centre told the Supreme Court today.
04 May 2018
Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act
The Supreme Court (SC) has again refused to stay its ruling on the SC/ST Act, which, according to the Center, violated the powers of the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution.
28 Apr 2018
SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre's plea to recall its March 20 judgment of provisions made in the SC/ST Act.
23 Apr 2018
Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI
In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.
12 Apr 2018
Centre to Supreme Court: SC/ST Act verdict caused disharmony
On Thursday, PM Modi-led government told the Supreme Court that its recent judgment on the SC/ST Act "diluted" the law, causing "great damage" to the country.
03 Apr 2018
SC declines to stay SC/ST Act judgment, but will reconsider
Supreme Court today set up an urgent two-judge bench to hear the Center's petition challenging its March 20 judgment.
08 Mar 2018
Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants
In a relief for NEET and other entrance exam aspirants, the SC has ruled that organizers cannot insist on Aadhaar for appearing in the test.
13 Jan 2018
Attorney General: Unity among SC judges will return
Yesterday, four SC judges held a press conference raising objections to the way the chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra was running the judiciary. In a first, they urged the nation to safeguard the SC's independence. Their dissidence revealed the schism among the SC's senior-most judges.
19 Jul 2017
Aadhaar Debate: Right to privacy not absolute, says SC
While hearing petitions on whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution, a nine-judge Supreme Court bench observed 'right to privacy' was not absolute.