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Kapil Sibal along with Abhishek Manu Singhvi and team members representing Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, at the Special CBI in New Delhi on Thursday, August 22, 2019.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Chidambaram’s plea for relief in SC today; Singhvi, Sibal prep strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Chidambaram was arrested late on Wednesday night after the Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected his pre-arrest bail . His legal team desperately sought to have the Supreme Court hear the matter on Tuesday and Wednesday but failed.
Karti Chidambaram addressing media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)
Karti Chidambaram addressing media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)

Sibal and Singhvi have answered all CBI questions: Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, said that senior counsels Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi have effectively answered “everything” the probe agency is seeking in the INX media case
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram arrives at Rouse Avenue Court for appearance in the INX Media case in New Delhi on Aug 22, 2019. (ANI Photo)
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram arrives at Rouse Avenue Court for appearance in the INX Media case in New Delhi on Aug 22, 2019. (ANI Photo)

‘Please sit’, judge asks Chidambaram at CBI custody hearing. He declines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 05:27 PM IST
A chair was brought to the court near the accused box where the veteran Congress leader was standing but he refused to sit. All through the proceedings, he stood in the accused box with a smile on his face.
The surprise visitor Mahipal Singh also sought retraction of his “forced” statement and requested a court monitored investigation to “save innocent people from ED’s atrocities.”(HT Photo)
The surprise visitor Mahipal Singh also sought retraction of his “forced” statement and requested a court monitored investigation to “save innocent people from ED’s atrocities.”(HT Photo)

VVIP chopper case: ED denies allegation of torture after Friday court drama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Namita Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 05:35 PM IST
The agency added that it had a “reasonable apprehension” that the witness aimed to malign the ED on Ratul Puri’s behalf.
The Congress on Thursday urged the election commission (EC) to hold simultaneous polls to the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, contending that separate elections will favour the ruling Bharatriya Janata Party(PTI)
The Congress on Thursday urged the election commission (EC) to hold simultaneous polls to the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, contending that separate elections will favour the ruling Bharatriya Janata Party(PTI)

Hold polls to 2 Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats together: Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:13 AM IST
The two seats have fallen vacant with the election of BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the BJP to discourage experts from making political comments.(PTI PHOTO)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the BJP to discourage experts from making political comments.(PTI PHOTO)

Discourage experts from making political comments, Congress tells BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Nair had on Wednesday claimed that the Chandrayaan-2 mission could have been carried out long ago, but for the UPA government’s “political decision” to push the “Mangalyaan” project with an eye on the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points.”(PTI File Photo)
Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points.”(PTI File Photo)

Will oppose Bill on triple talaq, says Congress

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Congress member Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s remark came a day after the government said it will introduce a Bill in the coming session of Parliament against triple talaq to make it an offence punishable.
The central probe agency further informed the court that they have taken up the matter with Singapore authorities and are still awaiting the details from them regarding the source of deposits and reasons for withdrawal from these bank accounts.(HT Photo)
The central probe agency further informed the court that they have taken up the matter with Singapore authorities and are still awaiting the details from them regarding the source of deposits and reasons for withdrawal from these bank accounts.(HT Photo)

Protection extended to Chidambaram, son

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambarams, demanded that either the court hear their bail plea or adjourn the proceeding sine die.
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)

21 Oppn parties to meet poll panel in Delhi today to demand ‘EVM tracking’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Naidu, Yechury, Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel along with representatives of other parties were expected to be part of the meeting before the results come out on May 23.
“Your father he died as ‘bhrashtachari no.1’ (corrupt no 1). This arrogance will destroy you. This country forgives mistakes but never betrayal,” PM Modi reportedly said.(HT Photo)
“Your father he died as ‘bhrashtachari no.1’ (corrupt no 1). This arrogance will destroy you. This country forgives mistakes but never betrayal,” PM Modi reportedly said.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha ekections 2019: Censure Modi’s remarks on Rajiv: Congress to EC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 10:13 AM IST
A delegation of senior leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Khurshid and Rajeev Shukla submitted a memorandum with the election body on Monday.
The Congress Sunday asked why the central government was not giving a one-line directive to the RBI to disclose information about annual inspection report of banks and list of wilful loan defaulters.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
The Congress Sunday asked why the central government was not giving a one-line directive to the RBI to disclose information about annual inspection report of banks and list of wilful loan defaulters.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)

Why isn’t government asking RBI to reveal information about defaulters, banks’ inspections: Congress

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 08:36 PM IST
The party’s remarks came after the Supreme Court on Friday gave the banking regulator “a last opportunity” to reveal these details under the RTI Act.
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is also a sitting MP from Barrackpore, said this was a “clear fraud on the people” and “an attempt to hack the EVMs”.(PTI PHOTO)
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is also a sitting MP from Barrackpore, said this was a “clear fraud on the people” and “an attempt to hack the EVMs”.(PTI PHOTO)

Opposition parties complain to EC, demand removal of BJP’s name from EVMs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 09:56 PM IST
The delegation has demanded that all such EVMs should be removed from the polls for the remaining phases or the names of other parties too should be displayed in a similar manner on the voting machines.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the EC has not taken action on earlier complaints against the Prime Minister, while action has been taken against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)
Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the EC has not taken action on earlier complaints against the Prime Minister, while action has been taken against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Congress moves EC against Modi ‘road show’ after voting, calls him ‘uncaring offender’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 07:55 PM IST
The opposition party also made a representation to the Election Commission (EC) over alleged model code of conduct violation by BJP chief Amit Shah and demanded a 72-hour campaign ban on him.
In his petition, Lal alleged that Gandhi furnished false information about his educational qualifications.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
In his petition, Lal alleged that Gandhi furnished false information about his educational qualifications.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Scrutiny of Rahul’s nomination deferred

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 02:41 AM IST
“These are serious allegations. Is Rahul Gandhi an Indian citizen or not? Did he ever become a British citizen? He should come out with the real story,” he said.
The Congress defended Sidhu and pointed to statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the past one week.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The Congress defended Sidhu and pointed to statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the past one week.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress asks leaders to follow Election Commission guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 12:49 AM IST
In the April 8 advisory that has since been repeated, the party demanded strict compliance with the poll watchdog’s guidelines regarding the model code of conduct (MCC) from its candidates, office bearers and those involved in campaigning.
The Congress has submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission over Smriti Irani repeatedly lying about her qualifications.(HT File PHOTO)
The Congress has submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission over Smriti Irani repeatedly lying about her qualifications.(HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress goes to Election Commission over BJP ‘dragging’ forces in politics

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 08:58 PM IST
Speaking to the media after meeting the Election Commission, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President of the ruling party and its other leaders are “shamelessly dragging the armed forces for cheap politics.”
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of the case. He said that the application had been downloaded on a major scale, has numerous users and an ex-parte interim order was passed against the start-up.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of the case. He said that the application had been downloaded on a major scale, has numerous users and an ex-parte interim order was passed against the start-up.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court agrees to look into interim ban on Tik Tok

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Last week, the Madras High Court passed an interim order issuing directions to the government to prohibit downloading the mobile application. It also directed the media not to broadcast the videos made using it.
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar ordinance, brought by the Centre, and told the petitioners to approach a high court on the matter.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar ordinance, brought by the Centre, and told the petitioners to approach a high court on the matter.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC asks petitioners challenging Aadhaar ordinance to move HC

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The ordinance that allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as identity proof for obtaining mobile SIM cards and opening bank accounts was accorded Presidential assent last month.
Actor Vivek Oberoi is playing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an upcoming biopic on him.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Actor Vivek Oberoi is playing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an upcoming biopic on him.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against release of Modi biopic on Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 11:46 AM IST
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a writ petition against the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The top court will hear the plea on Monday.
The court gave the petitioners the liberty of serving the notice to the EC through its secretary and directed the presence of an officer to assist the SC on the next date of hearing.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
The court gave the petitioners the liberty of serving the notice to the EC through its secretary and directed the presence of an officer to assist the SC on the next date of hearing.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court notice to EC on Oppn plea for VVPAT scrutiny

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The pleacontended the VVPAT safeguard had been ‘rendered nugatory in operational reality’ by the EC guideline
Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand opposition alliance) is against the people” remark, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu Saturday said the opposition leaders were not “bonded labourers” who would dance to the PM’s tune.(PTI Photo)
Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand opposition alliance) is against the people” remark, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu Saturday said the opposition leaders were not “bonded labourers” who would dance to the PM’s tune.(PTI Photo)

‘Will not dance to his tune’: Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu slam PM Modi for mocking Opposition rally

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Asked to comment on Modi’s criticism of the opposition alliance at a meeting in Silvassa on Saturday, Banerjee said, “He (Modi) is not the ‘Nawab’ and we are not his slaves that we will dance to his tunes.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Opposition leaders at TMC led 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Opposition leaders at TMC led 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI photo)

‘Will choose next PM together’: At Mamata Banerjee rally in Kolkata, Opposition vows to oust Modi govt

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri and Smriti Kak Ramchandran
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 08:00 AM IST
More than two dozen leaders from 14 states converged at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade grounds on Saturday to resolve that they will put up a united fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overriding differences that characterised them.
Mamata ended her speech with “BJP hatao, desh bachao and Jai Hindh, Vande mataram” chant.(Twitter/@AITCofficial)
Mamata ended her speech with “BJP hatao, desh bachao and Jai Hindh, Vande mataram” chant.(Twitter/@AITCofficial)

Modi govt past its expiry date, says Mamata Banerjee, hosts mega opposition rally

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 06:59 PM IST
“Oust Modi,” was the leitmotif of speeches at the rally, held ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year. “The country is waiting for a new Prime Minister,” said Akhilesh Yadav as he arrived at the venue.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the family of four — KCR, his son K T Rama Rao, daughter K Kavitha and nephew T Harish Rao — had been robbing the four crore people of the state(PTI)
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the family of four — KCR, his son K T Rama Rao, daughter K Kavitha and nephew T Harish Rao — had been robbing the four crore people of the state(PTI)

Congress’s Abhishek Manu Singhvi dubs KCR and family ‘thugs of Telangana’

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Singhvi said the family of four — KCR, his son K T Rama Rao, daughter K Kavitha and nephew T Harish Rao — had been robbing the four crore people of the state.
The delinking of Aadhaar from private entities is a ‘slap on the face of BJP”, said Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.(PTI File Photo)
The delinking of Aadhaar from private entities is a ‘slap on the face of BJP”, said Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.(PTI File Photo)

Congress welcomes Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, says it is ‘slap’ on BJP’s face

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The majority verdict by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri and A M Khanwilkar declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
Protesters take out a rally against the arrests of human right activists, in front of Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Protesters take out a rally against the arrests of human right activists, in front of Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

‘Dissent is democracy’s safety valve’: Supreme Court on activists’ arrests

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:39 PM IST
Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao, civil rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers and activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on Tuesday.
Arun Ferreira, a human rights activist and lawyer, after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case, in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Arun Ferreira, a human rights activist and lawyer, after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case, in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Activists’ arrest row reaches Supreme Court, hearing later today

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 11:48 AM IST
The petitioners want the court to stay the arrest of the activists and hold an independent inquiry. They also urged the court seek explanation from Maharashtra for “sweeping round of arrests” in the case.
(L-R) Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the book launch.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
(L-R) Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the book launch.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee releases LM Singhvi’s book, hails him as a true renaissance man

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:02 PM IST
The book contains more than 25 articles by LM Singhvi on subjects ranging from the interfaith movement and constitutionalism to literary works and experiences as a diplomat and in Parliament.
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi.(PTI File photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi.(PTI File photo)

Congress moves EC, says Amit Shah concealed information in poll papers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 07:39 AM IST
Congress delegation, including senior leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh and Vivek Tankha, claimed that Shah had “wilfully and deliberately concealed significant liabilities” from his declaration.
Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Anand Sharma met the law commission to articulate the party’s stand on holding simultaneous polls. Singhvi (pictured) made the main presentation.(PTI/File Photo)
Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Anand Sharma met the law commission to articulate the party’s stand on holding simultaneous polls. Singhvi (pictured) made the main presentation.(PTI/File Photo)

Congress tells law commission it is opposed to simultaneous polls

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The Congress is vehemently opposed to the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections as it is against the basic structure of Indian federalism, the opposition party told the Law Commission on Friday.
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