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Stand up comedian Kunal Kamra refused to apologise for his tweets and said they only stated his take on the Supreme Court of India making a “partial” decision.(Mint)

SC issues show-cause notices to Kunal Kamra, Rachita Taneja

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:01 PM IST
The controversy erupted on November 11, when Kamra posted a series of tweets “mocking” the top court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and justice DY Chandrachud.
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Kunal Kamra (HT File Photo)
Kunal Kamra (HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to decide on contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra today: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:01 AM IST
A three-judge bench, comprising justice Ashok Bhushan, justice RS Reddy and justice MR Shah, will deliver its order today, after reserving it on Thursday.
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Kamra had allegedly criticised the top court in his tweets which the Attorney General said were in “bad taste”. Venugopal had also said that it was time people understood that attacking it brazenly will attract punishment.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Kamra had allegedly criticised the top court in his tweets which the Attorney General said were in “bad taste”. Venugopal had also said that it was time people understood that attacking it brazenly will attract punishment.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings for his tweets? Supreme Court to decide tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Attorney General K K Venugopal had last month given his consent for initiating contempt proceedings against Kamra for his November 18 tweets in which he allegedly criticised the top court.
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Attorney General of India KK Venugopal told a Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that all lawyers should also undergo gender sensitisation training for two to three years.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Attorney General of India KK Venugopal told a Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that all lawyers should also undergo gender sensitisation training for two to three years.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Provide gender sensitisation training to judges to avoid stereotyping women, says AG KK Venugopal

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Earlier, the top court had asked Attorney General and others to recommend ways to improve gender sensitivity towards victims while laying down bail conditions for sex crime offenders.
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Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

AG calls for greater role for women in judiciary to help sexual crime victims

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:20 AM IST
Attorney general KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that if gender stereotypes against victims of sexual crimes had to end, the Supreme Court should make a beginning by giving greater representation to women at all levels of the judiciary.
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(File photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(File photo)

AG denies nod to contempt case against Andhra CM

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:40 AM IST
Attorney General KK Venugopal has refused to grant consent for initiating contempt proceedings against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over his letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI).
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KK Venugopal(File photo)
KK Venugopal(File photo)

Judges need gender sensitisation, says Attorney general KK Venugopal

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Attorney general KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Monday that a recent direction given by a high court judge asking an alleged molester to get a “rakhi” tied by his victim if he wanted bail needs to be condemned as the judge was indulging in “plain drama”.
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File photo: Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.(ANI)
File photo: Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.(ANI)

‘Live-streaming court proceedings open to misuse’: CJI Bobde

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 10:59 PM IST
“In principle, I agree that there should be live streaming but in practice, you must hear me. As CJI, I have to deal with so many complaints over the virtual court proceedings,” Bobde said.
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Congress MP Digvijay Singh.(PTI File)
Congress MP Digvijay Singh.(PTI File)

AG KK Venugopal declines permission to prosecute Digvijay Singh for contempt of court

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 03:05 PM IST
In one of his tweets, Singh had criticised the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government for introducing the Special Security Force (SSF) Act, 2020, and another for expressing doubts on whether a court would strike down the law
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Venugopal appeared in that case in his personal capacity at the court’s request.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Venugopal appeared in that case in his personal capacity at the court’s request.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

AG denies nod for contempt case over Rajdeep Sardesai tweet

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Sardesai’s tweets were not of a serious nature so as to undermine the majesty of the court or lower its stature in the mind of the public, Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal said in his letter to advocate Om Prakash Parihar, who was representing the petitioner, Astha Khurana.
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Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)
Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court order on Prashant Bhushan contempt case sentencing on Monday

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:21 PM IST
According to the Contempt of Courts Act, the offence of criminal contempt carries a punishment of up to six months in prison or a fine up to Rs 2,000 or both
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KK Venugopal was appointed Attorney General (AG) in 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
KK Venugopal was appointed Attorney General (AG) in 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Prashant Bhushan case: Spotlight on AG’s role after hearing

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:11 AM IST
Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal on Thursday appeared in his personal capacity before the Supreme Court bench on Thursday and argued the judges shouldn’t impose any punishment on Prashant Bhushan.
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Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal appeared before the Supreme Court to say that Prashant Bhushan should not be punished in the contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)
Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal appeared before the Supreme Court to say that Prashant Bhushan should not be punished in the contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

What KK Venugopal said in 1987 speech

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:18 AM IST
Thirty-three years after KK Venugopal made a speech which had more than a hint of criticism of certain tendencies in the judiciary, as AG, he pointed to it to suggest to the court that it should review its approach to the current case.
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The Supreme Court, in its May 11 judgment, refrained from passing directions to restore 4G mobile internet services in J&K instead constituting the special committee comprising high level government officers to take a call on the same. (HT Photo)
The Supreme Court, in its May 11 judgment, refrained from passing directions to restore 4G mobile internet services in J&K instead constituting the special committee comprising high level government officers to take a call on the same. (HT Photo)

‘Will verify it’: Centre to top court on J&K L-G’s 4G restoration remark

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:49 PM IST
The Central government had told the court on July 21 that a special committee, constituted as per the Supreme Court’s May 11 order to review internet restrictions in J&K, has decided against affording any relaxation to such restrictions for the time being.
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KK Venugopal took over as Attorney General on July 1, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
KK Venugopal took over as Attorney General on July 1, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Centre notifies extension of Venugopal as Attorney General for India

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:23 AM IST
KK Venugopal was asked by the central government to continue as AG after his three-year tenure was set to expire on June 30.
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KK Venugopal has appeared and successfully defended the central government in cases like Aadhaar and Rafale before the top court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
KK Venugopal has appeared and successfully defended the central government in cases like Aadhaar and Rafale before the top court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

KK Venugopal likely to continue as Attorney General

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:18 AM IST
KK Venugopal took over as Attorney General on July 1, 2017. He is the 15th person to serve as Attorney General for India.
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File photo of Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
File photo of Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Attorney General KK Venugopal creates online access to antiquarian book collection

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The website created by attorney general KK Venugopal makes it clear that readers who are not in India must check the laws in their territory before downloading any of the content on the website.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CJI SA Bobde during a meeting with the foreign and Indian judges at the International Judicial Conference 2020 in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CJI SA Bobde during a meeting with the foreign and Indian judges at the International Judicial Conference 2020 in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Development can go hand-in-hand with environmental protection, PM Narendra Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:22 PM IST
While India has grown from being the 11th largest economy to the 5th largest economy in the last five to six years, its forest cover has also expanded substantially, the PM pointed out.
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The Centre told the Supreme Court that responsibility for delay in appointing judges to high courts doesn’t lie with the government alone.(Getty Images/Purestock)
The Centre told the Supreme Court that responsibility for delay in appointing judges to high courts doesn’t lie with the government alone.(Getty Images/Purestock)

On delay of appointment of HC judges, Centre says ‘collegium responsible too’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 01:42 AM IST
Centre pointed out that the delay by collegia of high courts in making timely recommendations as and when vacancies arise and the time taken by the SC collegium in processing the recommendations, all contributed to the delay in appointing judges to the high courts.
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Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Attorney General of India KK Venugopal(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Will not send children excluded from NRC to detention camps’: Govt tells SC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 02:18 AM IST
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by the NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace, which has sought directions to the state NRC coordinator to ensure that no child is left out of the NRC, especially in cases where the parents, guardians or caregivers are in the list.
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Police personnel block the road leading to residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar on September 16, 2019. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Police personnel block the road leading to residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar on September 16, 2019. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

There are formidable reasons, says SC on Jammu and Kashmir curbs; asks Centre to restore normalcy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Chief Justice Gogoi also responded to a complaint that people weren’t able to approach the high court, offered to ascertain the situation and if need be, even travel to the state.
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The Attorney General said Jethmalani was a very outspoken person and did not mince words even against the judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Attorney General said Jethmalani was a very outspoken person and did not mince words even against the judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India has lost finest lawyer with passing away of Ram Jethmalani: Attorney General KK Venugopal

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:10 AM IST
The Attorney General said Jethmalani’s boldness set him apart as one of the finest lawyers that the country had.
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It is this situation and loss of life that the government was trying to avoid, the top law officer told a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.(PTI)
It is this situation and loss of life that the government was trying to avoid, the top law officer told a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.(PTI)

Want to avoid repeat of Kashmir unrest of 2016: Centre tells Supreme Court

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Venugopal said the government had proof that Kashmiri separatists, acting on instructions from across the border, had instigated people to hit the streets in 2016.
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Justice Chandrachud had said that a former woman judge of the Supreme Court should have been a member and that the complainant ought to have been represented by a lawyer.(PTI)
Justice Chandrachud had said that a former woman judge of the Supreme Court should have been a member and that the complainant ought to have been represented by a lawyer.(PTI)

Attorney Gen asked for special panel to probe harassment charge against CJI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 12:02 AM IST
The Justice Bobde committee came up with its unanimous report that gave a clean chit to the CJI on May 6.
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Supreme Court reserves order on electoral bonds after government says it’s a policy decision(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court reserves order on electoral bonds after government says it’s a policy decision(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court reserves order on electoral bonds after government says it’s a policy decision

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 11:36 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said it would pronounce its order on Friday on the plea filed by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-governmental organisation.
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A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Information on judges’ elevation not apt for RTI act, A-G tells SC

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 11:39 PM IST
A five-judge Supreme Court bench is hearing an appeal by the top court’s registry against a 2010 Delhi high court judgment that held that the Chief Justice of India’s (CJI) office is a “public authority”.
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After Venugopal completed his argument, Justice KM Joseph told him that the Right to Information Act has overriding effect on the Official Secrets Act.(PTI)
After Venugopal completed his argument, Justice KM Joseph told him that the Right to Information Act has overriding effect on the Official Secrets Act.(PTI)

Supreme Court reserves order on Centre’s plea to drop secret Rafale papers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 04:28 PM IST
Venugopal cited the Official Secrets Act to disallow the defence ministry documents, whose photocopies were presented by Bhushan to back petition seeking review of the Supreme Court judgment on Rafale deal last year.
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A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Tell us when Lokpal panel will meet, Supreme Court tells govt

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:15 PM IST
A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.
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The court questioned the attorney general’s proposition on stolen documents.(PTI)
The court questioned the attorney general’s proposition on stolen documents.(PTI)

Government’s counter to Rafale plea: Papers were stolen

By HT Corespondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Arguing for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, attorney general KK Venugopal said at an open court hearing that the “documents relied on by the petitioners in their review petitions were stolen from the ministry and should not be relied on”.
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The Narendra Modi government signed an agreement with France in 2016 for the purchase of Rafale fighter jets.(PTI)
The Narendra Modi government signed an agreement with France in 2016 for the purchase of Rafale fighter jets.(PTI)

‘Without Rafale, how can we resist F-16s’: Centre to Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 05:24 PM IST
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that defence procurements done by the government can’t be examined by judiciary.
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