KK Venugopal

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

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.

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

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.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

08 Jan 2020

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

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.

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

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.

Kashmiris caged like animals: Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah

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.

Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday

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.

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

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.

J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC

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.

Meet lawyer Utsav Bains, who claims CJI didn't harass anyone

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.

Judiciary under threat: CJI Gogoi denies sexual harassment allegations

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.

No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court

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.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

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.

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

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".

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

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".

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

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.

SC imposes Rs. 1 lakh fine on former interim CBI-chief

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.

#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC

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.

You can't dismiss petitions in haste, Attorney General tells CJI

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.

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

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.

Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

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.

Plea in SC against Centre's planned social media monitoring hub

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".

Right to know: SC, Center want live-streaming of court proceedings

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.

File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center

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.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel

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.

Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

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.

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

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.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

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.

Centre to Supreme Court: SC/ST Act verdict caused disharmony

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.

SC declines to stay SC/ST Act judgment, but will reconsider

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.

SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar

13 Mar 2018

SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar

The SC has indefinitely extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes till it pronounces its verdict on the ongoing case.

Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other entrance test aspirants

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.

Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

07 Mar 2018

Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

As the debate over mandatory Aadhaar rages on, the Center has informed the SC that it is open to extending the deadline for linking it to various schemes beyond March 31.

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

16 Jan 2018

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

Hours after Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal claimed the rift between SC judges had been "settled," the court released a list of seven key cases to be heard by a Constitution bench.

Attorney General: Unity among SC judges will return

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.

'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

23 Oct 2017

'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

The Supreme Court asked Centre to consider amending the national flag code for playing the national anthem in Indian cinema-halls.

Aadhaar Debate: Right to privacy not absolute, says SC

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.

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

30 Jun 2017

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India as Mukul Rohatgi steps down from the post.