The Biggest Stories of July 11, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
India News | Barkha Dutt | Thursday July 30, 2015
Hours after Yakub Memon was hanged for his role in the deadly serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told NDTV he has "no qualms" about the execution because "full access to justice has been given to the convict, he was convicted of a heinous crime".
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 28, 2015
Uncertainty continued today over whether Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on death row, will be hanged on July 30, with the Supreme Court asking Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to clarify tomorrow the rules relating to curative petitions, the last judicial remedy in law.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today defended his objection to the appearance of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for bar hotel owners in the appeal challenging the state's liquor policy in the Supreme Court.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
Setting aside the penal defamation laws would lead to "anarchy" and no "orderly society" can have a situation where everybody can say anything against anybody, the Centre today told the Supreme Court, pitching for its retention in the statute book.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 16, 2015
The Administrative Court of Portugal has written to extradited gangster Abu Salem, asking him to amend his petition and make the External Affairs Ministry of Portugal and the Attorney General of Portugal the respondents.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 8, 2015
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is unlikely to get involved in the issue of withdrawal of security clearance given to 33 channels of Sun TV Network, notwithstanding Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi's opinion favouring a green signal to the media group.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 12, 2015
Tax payers have a right to know about the quality of judges, the central government told the Supreme Court this Friday. A five judge constitution bench is hearing hearing arguments on the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) Act.
India News | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Thursday June 11, 2015
A five judge constitution bench examining the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), said, "The effect of transparency is no one will give honest adverse report as it will be put to public domain under the Right to Information (RTI). What is the point in transparency if you can't give honest opinion about t...
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 7, 2015
Three people including an aide of Indian-American Attorney General of California Kamala Harris have been arrested on charges of running a rogue police force.
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 valid.
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 today, as he is part of the new National Judicial Appointments Commission.
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 policy of the Indian Army.
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.