Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

K. K. Venugopal

CJI Slams Centre For Delay In Tribunal Appointments, Says Litigants Can't Be Left In Lurch

Sep 15, 2021

While observing that "Cherry-Picking" was done in Tribunal appointments, the Supreme Court pulled up centre after it also missed the deadline for appointments. Important tribunals in the country are facing a shortage of presiding officers, judicial and technical members.

Maratha Quota Case: Where Is Equality If There Is No Limit To Reservations, Asks SC

Mar 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.

AG Venugopal Refuses Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Refusing to grant consent, Attorney General K K Venugopal noted that even though the ex-CJI's statements were strong, they only reflected his views on the ills of the judiciary.

Contempt Proceedings Against Comic Illustrator Rachita Taneja For Criticising Supreme Court

Dec 02, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Taneja had posted a cartoon on the Supreme Court granting bail to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami.

AG Venugopal Gives Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Kunal Kamra Over Fresh Tweet

Venugopal grants the fresh consent on a request made in this regard by Prayagraj-based advocate Anuj Singh.

23 August, 2020

Attorney General K K Venugopal Declines Consent For Initiating Contempt Action Against Swara Bhasker


KK Venugopal has said the Swara Bhaskar's 'statement in the first part appears to be a factual one, and is a perception of the speaker'.

22 October, 2019

Laws To Regulate Social Media By January 2020: Centre Tells Top Court

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The Supreme Court will hear petitions on social media regulation issues after the laws are formed.

19 August, 2019

Linking Aadhar With Social Media Needed To Check Fake News: Tamil Nadu Govt Tells SC

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Facebook Inc said that it cannot share the Aadhaar number with a third party as the content on its instant messaging WhatsApp was end-to-end encrypted and even they do not have access to it.

08 March, 2019

Now, Attorney General Says Rafale Documents Were Not Stolen, Says Petitioner Used 'Photocopies'

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His comments in the apex court on Wednesday that Rafale fighter jet deal documents were stolen caused a political row, with Rahul Gandhi targeting the government

07 March, 2019

Chidambaram Demands Publication Of All Documents Related To Rafale Deal

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said Article 19 of the Constitution ensured the right to freedom of speech and expression to the people of this country.

04 February, 2019

Attorney General K K Venugopal Files Contempt Petition Against Prashant Bhushan

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During the February 1 hearing, Venugopal had in a sealed cover placed before the bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, the minutes of the meeting of the Selection Committee which was held last month for appointing the new CBI chief.

04 January, 2019

Sabarimala: Congress MP Raises Concern In Lok Sabha Over Situation In Kerala

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Rasing the Sabarimala issue in Lok Sabha, Congress MP KK Venugopal on Friday voiced concern over the tense situation in Kerala.

21 October, 2018

Former SC Judges Divided Over Extension Of Retirement Age

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Suggestion to increase the retirement age to 70-years creates a divide between former SC judges.

16 August, 2018

Affluent People Of SC/ST Community Can't Be Denied Quota Benefits: Centre Tells Top Court

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The top law officer said that even if some people of the community have come up, the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them.

04 May, 2018

SC/ST Judgment Can't Be Blamed For Loss Of Lives: SC Counters Centre

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This judgement has resulted in loss of lives, centre said and sought stay of the verdict.

05 April, 2018

Aadhaar Case: Tomorrow, You May Ask For Blood Samples, SC Asks, Maybe, Responds Centre

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The power of UIDAI to decide what is 'biological attributes" and the method of collecting it has to meet the test of proportionality, the bench said.

30 January, 2018

Bofors Case: CBI Shouldn't File Special Leave Petition Before SC, May Be Rejected, AG Advises Govt

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Venugopal said the CBI should present its stand in a similar case pending before the apex court in which the agency is also a party.

Photo Gallery

A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

PTI Photo /Vijay Verma

Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.

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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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