India | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan (With inputs from PTI) | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed the new Attorney General of India, the top law officer of the country. Mr Rohatgi had served as Additional Solicitor General in the last NDA regime.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 27, 2014
The country's two top law officers Attorney General (AG) Goolam Essaji Vahanvati and Solicitor General (SG) Mohan Parasaran have tendered their resignations following the change in the government at the Centre.
India | Saurabh Gupta | Friday March 28, 2014
The Bombay high court has asked the Attorney General of India to file a reply on the constitutional validity of Section 376(E) while hearing a plea by the defence lawyers in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gang-rape case.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Sunday February 9, 2014
The Attorney General of India GE Vahanvati has told the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI that the agency needs the sanction of the government before it prosecutes serving and retired Intelligence Bureau officers charged in the Ishrat Jahan fake...
India | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Friday January 10, 2014
Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has added to the worries of the government by asking it to cancel the coal blocks granted to private players after if they had failed to start operations after obtaining mining licences.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Monday January 6, 2014
Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, indicted for sexual harassment, is reportedly planning to step down as the chief of the West Bengal human rights panel.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 21, 2013
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf today challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday December 20, 2013
Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has given the go-ahead for a presidential reference for the removal of Justice AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, from his position as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, say s...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 17, 2013
The Supreme Court today held that no approval from the Centre is required by CBI to prosecute senior bureaucrats in court-monitored corruption cases, strengthening the arms of the agency to go ahead against the officials without taking prior sanction...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 20, 2013
The Supreme Court took exception to counsel Prashant Bhushan's comment that it was hesitant in taking action against Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati, but later on Wednesday accepted his apology that he did not intend to lower the esteem of the court ...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday November 19, 2013
The Supreme Court today ordered the residents of some 100 illegal flats in Mumbai's Campa Cola compound to guarantee that they would vacate their homes by May.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das | Saturday November 9, 2013
In a major relief for the government, the Supreme Court today stayed the Gauhati High Court's unprecedented order declaring the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI as "unconstitutional" which didn't have the power to investigate crimes. The top co...