India News | Written by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Thursday April 23, 2015
The Centre today assured the Supreme Court that no fresh appointments of High Court and Supreme Court judges will be made, until the top court decides whether the National Judicial Appointments Commission -- the new system of appointing judges -- is ...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Wednesday April 15, 2015
Days after the government notified a commission that changes the way judges are appointed in India, a constitutional bench deciding on its validity may have to be reconstituted. One of the five judges on the bench, Justice Anil Dave, recused himself...
India News | Wednesday March 25, 2015
Pakistan and China have younger Army commanders, so we need younger commanders too. This was Indian Armys main argument in the Supreme Court today while securing a stay on the Armed Forces Tribunal or AFT order that quashed a contentious promotion po...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday March 10, 2015
The Narendra Modi government has justified the enactment of two laws to help replace the existing collegium system of judicial appointments with the institution of the National Judicial Appointments Commission.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 15, 2015
Indian-American California Attorney General Kamala Harris has won a major endorsement for her Senate bid from top Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 14, 2015
Indian-American Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, today announced that she would run for the Senate seat from the state in 2016, setting the stage for a race that could be one of the most expensive in the country.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
Indian-American Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California, is likely to announce her bid for the Senate seat from the State, media reports said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 10, 2015
In a unique drive, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is making personal calls to one prominent person every day to request them to give up buying subsidised cooking gas (LPG).
Wednesday November 26, 2014
Industry body Ficci has welcomed Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asking the Income Tax Department to not file an appeal against the Bombay High Court judgment in the transfer pricing case of Vodafone.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 16, 2014
The absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha will not invalidate appointments in various statutory bodies including Lokpal and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) among others, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said.
India News | Written by Suparna Singh | Wednesday October 29, 2014
A list of 627 Indians with bank accounts at HSBC in Switzerland has been given in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court, which yesterday sharply rebuked the government for its handling of attempts to recover untaxed or black money stashed abroad.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Vishnu Varma | Monday October 6, 2014
The government could bring an ordinance or executive order as part of a blueprint being prepared to implement the Supreme Court verdict that cancels the allocation of 214 coal mine blocks in the country, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has told NDTV.
World News | Associated Press | Monday October 6, 2014
Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara is not doing much to encourage speculation that he's one of the few people being considered to be the next US attorney general. Yet he's not exactly discouraging it either.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday August 25, 2014
The Supreme Court today decided not to intervene on petitions challenging a bill to change the system of appointing judges, saying it would be "premature".
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday August 23, 2014
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has reportedly suggested that appealing against the acquittal of Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and another pontiff Vijayendra in the 2004 murder case of a temple manager in Tamil Nadu will be futile.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 3, 2014
A committee under the chairmanship of the Attorney General (AG) has been formed by the Centre to look into the amendments in Lokpal search panel rules, which were notified by the last UPA government.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Monday July 28, 2014
At a meeting convened today by the Centre, the predominant views among the jurists was that the collegium system of selection of judges of the Supreme Court and high courts had failed, and that it had to be changed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 27, 2014
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee.
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday July 26, 2014
The Congress today slammed the government's top lawyer Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who has reportedly told the Speaker that the party is not entitled to the post of Leader of the Opposition.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Friday July 25, 2014
The Congress party is not entitled to the post of Leader of the Opposition, according to the government's top lawyer, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. Sources say he has shared that opinion in writing today.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin (With inputs from Swetha Ramesh) | Wednesday July 23, 2014
A day after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to file a chargesheet against the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis deal, saying there is enough evidence to prosecute them, there is still no word from former tele...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Tuesday July 22, 2014
Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi has, according to sources, told the Central Bureau of Investigation, or the CBI, that there was enough evidence to file a chargesheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Ma...
India News | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Thursday June 19, 2014
The backlog of nearly two crore cases in India's courts can be cleared to an extent by curtailing the total number of court holidays, believes Mukul Rohatgi, who took charge as the Attorney General of India today.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Thursday June 12, 2014
The government today officially appointed senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the new Attorney General of India, the top law officer of the country. Mr Rohatgi will take charge next week and will hold the post for three years.