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Evening brief: Union minister retorts to Kapil Sibal's IT Rules claims

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Union minister of state for electronics and IT, skill development, and entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar.(PTI)
Union minister of state for electronics and IT, skill development, and entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar.(PTI)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 04:57 PM IST

‘PM Modi kept internet free’: Minister retorts to Kapil Sibal's IT Rules claims

Kapil Sibal on Saturday had hit out at the Centre for the latest amendment of IT Rules alleging that it is the “comprehensive capture of media”, news agency ANI reported.

Minister of state for information technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar. (ANI)
Minister of state for information technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar. (ANI)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 04:12 PM IST

‘Misleading’: Govt on Kapil Sibal's ‘prosecution for defamatory remarks’ claim

Earlier in the day, the former Union IT minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI that the government made social media “the only platform left for ordinary citizens” unsafe for users and safe for itself, and “when defamatory statements are made... people will be prosecuted”.

The new IT rules came into effect on Friday under which platforms will have a greater onus to do due diligence and make a reasonable effort to remove illegal content on their own.(@PIBFactCheck/ Twitter)
The new IT rules came into effect on Friday under which platforms will have a greater onus to do due diligence and make a reasonable effort to remove illegal content on their own.(@PIBFactCheck/ Twitter)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 08:38 PM IST

'First, they captured TV networks and now…': Kapil Sibal on tweaked IT Rules

The government has notified rules under which it will set up appellate panels to redress grievances that users may have against decisions of social media platforms on hosting contentious content.

Senior leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Senior leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 05:26 PM IST

‘Not surprised’: Kapil Sibal, others react over release of Bilkis Bano's rapists

The Gujarat government told the Supreme Court that the MHA had approved the early release of 11 convicts sentenced to life in 2008 for the gang rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of seven of her family members.

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 09:13 AM IST

‘A lab experiment’: Kapil Sibal ahead of Supreme Court verdict on hijab ban

Karnataka high court had dismissed the pleas filed by a section of Muslim students of the Government Pre-University Girls College in Udupi seeking permission to wear the hijab inside classrooms.

Senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal (File Photo)
Senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 09:38 AM IST

Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Congress: A look back at some recent big exits

Several high-profile leaders have quit Congress this year making it difficult for the party to find its feet in the upcoming state assembly elections.

Last week, Azad resigned as the campaign committee chairman in J&K and also a member of the political affairs committee. (PTI)
Last week, Azad resigned as the campaign committee chairman in J&K and also a member of the political affairs committee. (PTI)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 10:10 AM IST

'Caged parrot' CBI now has saffron plumes: Kapil Sibal on raids on Sisodia

Former Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal referred to the Supreme Court's 2013 statement terming CBI as a caged parrot and said the parrot now has ED wings.

Kapil Sibal commented on CBI raid at Manish Sisodia's residence on Friday. 
Kapil Sibal commented on CBI raid at Manish Sisodia's residence on Friday. 
Published on Aug 20, 2022 10:07 AM IST

Two lawyers seek to file contempt case against Kapil Sibal over judiciary remark

In comments that have incited criticism from several quarters, Sibal said he has “no hope” left in the Supreme Court while expressing his displeasure over some of the judgements passed by the institution.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal (File Photo)
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 08:08 PM IST

Kapil Sibal's 3-point advice on Parliament logjam: ‘For a start, alter rules…’

Opposition parties continued to force adjournment in Parliament over their demands related to price rise and imposition of GST on some items of daily use.

Kapil Sibal takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Kapil Sibal takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:15 PM IST

'Hang my head in shame': Kapil Sibal on state of judiciary

Asked about the arrest of Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, Sibal said that the more worrying larger issue was that some members of the judiciary have "let us down".

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 03:09 PM IST

‘How’s the Prasad': Jitin Prasada's comeback at Kapil Sibal who quit Congress

In June last year, when Prasada himself left the party and joined the BJP, Sibal had taken a shot at the former with a pun on the surname ‘Prasada.’

Former Congress and current BJP leader Jitin Prasada (FILE PHOTO)
Former Congress and current BJP leader Jitin Prasada (FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 25, 2022 05:10 PM IST

Mrs Gandhi was very gracious, My chapter in G-23 is over, says Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal said he won't join any other political party and thanked Samajwadi Party for accepting his candidature as an independent MP.

Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(File Photo)
Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(File Photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 05:00 PM IST

'There’s no question of joining other party': Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal was among the leading members of the group called G 23 within the Congress, which has since August 2020 sought wide-ranging reforms.

Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files nomination for Rajya Sabha elections. (PTI)
Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files nomination for Rajya Sabha elections. (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 11:48 AM IST

'People come and go…': Congress' KC Venugopal on Kapil Sibal's exit

Kapil Sibal - a member of the G23 - filed nomination papers for next month's Rajya Sabha election as an independent candidate with support from Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party.

Ex-Congress leader Kapil Sibal with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav as he files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Lucknow on May 25, 2022. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI)
Ex-Congress leader Kapil Sibal with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav as he files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Lucknow on May 25, 2022. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI)
Updated on May 25, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Congress fails to stem exodus as Sibal quits: Leaders who left the party in 2022

Senior leaders like Jitin Prasada and Jyotiraditya Scindia, besides former Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev and P C Chacko, have quit in the recent past.

Congress has been unable to check exodus despite the promises of reforms.(HT Photo)
Congress has been unable to check exodus despite the promises of reforms.(HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 03:00 PM IST

Kapil Sibal files RS nomination with SP’s backing, says quit Congress last week

Congress did not immediately react to Kapil Sibal’s move but two leaders maintained it came after an indication from the party that he would not get another Rajya Sabha nomination.

Kapil Sibal filing nomination for Rajya Sabha elections. (ANI)
Kapil Sibal filing nomination for Rajya Sabha elections. (ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:56 AM IST

4 things Kapil Sibal said after filing Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support

Kapil Sibal's resignation comes after Sunil Jakhar and Hardik Patel also quit - on May 14 and May 18 respectively - and after the Congress held a Chintan Shivir in Udaipur on May 19.

Indian lawyer and politician Kapil Sibal.(ANI)
Indian lawyer and politician Kapil Sibal.(ANI)
Updated on May 25, 2022 03:11 PM IST

'Many coming together for 2024': Sibal after filing RS papers with SP support

Kapil Sibal, Samajwadi Party: Kapil Sibal - who represents Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha and whose term ends in July - said he had 'tendered (his) resignation' from the Congress on May 16.

Kapil Sibal files Rajya Sabha nomination papers as independent candidate with support from Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (Credit: ANI)(ANI)
Kapil Sibal files Rajya Sabha nomination papers as independent candidate with support from Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (Credit: ANI)(ANI)
Updated on May 25, 2022 03:07 PM IST

Kapil Sibal files Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support, says already left Cong

Kapil Sibal said he had resigned from the Congress on May 16 and is now an independent voice. He has not joined the Samajwadi Party, he clarified. 

Kapil Sibal submitting his Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support on Wednesday. (Photo: Deepak Gupta)
Kapil Sibal submitting his Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support on Wednesday. (Photo: Deepak Gupta)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:27 PM IST

Mix of old, new candidates for Rajya Sabha entry as elections near

Among the new entrants is likely to be Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary, with the support of his alliance partner Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named.

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national president Jayant Chaudhary.(HT File Photo)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national president Jayant Chaudhary.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2022 01:33 AM IST

Jahangirpuri demolition halted; SC warns of ‘serious view’ of drive after order

Delhi Jahangirpuri News Updates: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the allegation that only one community is being targetted is incorrect. Why organisations are filing the petitions and not individuals who were served the notices.

Police personnel stand guard during an anti-encroachment drive on Wednesday which was stalled by the Supreme Court. (ANI)
Police personnel stand guard during an anti-encroachment drive on Wednesday which was stalled by the Supreme Court. (ANI)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 11:34 AM IST

'You may bulldoze…': Congress leaders ahead of SC hearing on demolition politics

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, in its separate plea, has sought a direction to the Centre and the states, where buildings are being razed in criminal proceedings, that such an action be not taken.

Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram.(PTI, ANI)
Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram.(PTI, ANI)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 10:10 AM IST

Kapil Sibal should be expelled from Congress, says party colleague TS Singh Deo

Taking to Twitter, Deo said Sibal should be expelled from the party, and he should form his own party.

Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 08:23 PM IST

Kahan ke neta hain…’: Sibal on Congress' firing line for criticising leadership

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that Kapil Sibal “may be a good lawyer but he is not a good leader of the Congress party.”

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 01:59 PM IST

Kapil Sibal suggests Gandhis make way for new leader, Congress netas slam him

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said he wanted a ‘Sab ki Congress’ which meant getting together all those people in India who don’t want the BJP

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal called for Gandhis to step aside from the leadership role(ANI)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal called for Gandhis to step aside from the leadership role(ANI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 07:34 PM IST

As Uttarakhand CM promises UCC, opposition says proof BJP losing ground

Congress leader and senior advocate said that the promise of implementing the Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand shows that Dhami needs some legal advice.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI file)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 02:04 PM IST

Kapil Sibal on Ghulam Nabi Azad's Padma: 'Ironic that Cong doesn't need him…'

A day after Jairam Ramesh took a veiled dig at Ghulam Nabi Azad showing Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's example, G-23 leader Kapil Sibal gave a befitting reply.

Kapil Sibal took a jibe at Congress as a row has broken out over Ghulam Nabi Azad's Padma Bhushan.(PTI)
Kapil Sibal took a jibe at Congress as a row has broken out over Ghulam Nabi Azad's Padma Bhushan.(PTI)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 10:12 AM IST

‘UPA will be a body without…’: Kapil Sibal replies to Mamata's ‘what is UPA’

In what is being seen as a veiled dig at Rahul Gandhi, Mamata said continuous endeavours are needed in politics. "You can't be abroad most of the time," Mamata said.

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said there is no UPA left in this country. 
Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said there is no UPA left in this country. 
Published on Dec 02, 2021 10:15 AM IST

‘Divide communities’: Kapil Sibal describes Kangana Ranaut's 'Independent India'

Kangana's 'Independent India' is all about abusing, dividing communities, spreading fake news, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said.

Kangana Ranaut on Saturday offered to return her Padma Shri if her questions are answered. 
Kangana Ranaut on Saturday offered to return her Padma Shri if her questions are answered. 
Published on Nov 13, 2021 04:52 PM IST
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