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'I learnt English in 8th standard,' says Chief Justice, 'Same', replies SG

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta said he himself learnt English in Class 8 and studied in Gujarati medium till graduation.
During the pollution hearing on Saturday, CJI NV Ramana said he is not a sophisticated speaker.(ANI)
During the pollution hearing on Saturday, CJI NV Ramana said he is not a sophisticated speaker.(ANI)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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Centre says PILs are ‘an industry’, defends Asthana as Delhi top cop

  • Arguing before a bench of chief justice DN Patel and justice Jyoti Singh, solicitor general (SG) Tushar Mehta said some citizens had a desire to run the government and they sought to fulfil it by filing such PILs.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:01 AM IST
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News updates from HT: SC 'shocked' at use of Section 66A despite being scrapped

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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'Don't act as BJP's lackey': TMC MP's advice to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

In a tweet, Derek O’Brien said Mehta should act in a 'fair manner,' referring to the latter’s alleged meeting with BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien (PTI File Photo)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien (PTI File Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 09:19 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says did not meet BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

Earlier today, West Bengal’s ruling TMC wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking “immediate” removal of Mehta from his post due to the alleged meeting.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (File Photo / PTI)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (File Photo / PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 04:23 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Trinamool wants PM Modi to fire Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. Here's why

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's meeting with BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari raises "some serious questions about the integrity of the post", said Trinamool on this day.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.(File Photo / PTI)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.(File Photo / PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Consider lawyers for vaccine priority, top court asks government

  • The top court, however, maintained that the Centre’s expert committee on vaccination should examine the lawyers’ request, calling their concerns “genuine”.
The top court has also issued a notice to the Centre on a plea by former president of Indian Medical Association (IMA), KK Aggarwal. (HT file)
The top court has also issued a notice to the Centre on a plea by former president of Indian Medical Association (IMA), KK Aggarwal. (HT file)
Published on Mar 18, 2021 11:50 PM IST
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Punjab is defending & supporting gangster Mukhtar Ansari, UP govt tells SC

  • Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh, told a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy that trial in several cases of heinous offences involving Ansari, a BSP MLA from Mau constituency, is held up in the state and Punjab government is “supporting a gangster”.
 Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)
Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)
Published on Feb 08, 2021 09:01 PM IST
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‘Shouldn’t be a fait accompli’: Supreme Court allows Central Vista ceremony, not work

All construction, demolition or translocation of trees at Central Vista project site has been put in abeyance till judgment by the Supreme Court on the validity of the project.
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Covid+ patients treated as untouchables once posters outside homes, says SC

The Centre informed the apex court that such a practice has not been approved under any guideline issued by the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW).
The petition stated that such an exercise undertaken under the Disaster Management Act, stigmatised persons suffering from the disease and infringed their privacy and right to live with dignity protected under Article 21 of the Constitution. (Representative image)
The petition stated that such an exercise undertaken under the Disaster Management Act, stigmatised persons suffering from the disease and infringed their privacy and right to live with dignity protected under Article 21 of the Constitution. (Representative image)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Vista revamp will preserve heritage buildings: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Central Vista Redevelopment Project, which involves construction of a new Parliament building and a Central Secretariat housing all government offices, will “protect and preserve” heritage buildings while keeping with the laws and environmental safeguards.
Supreme Court(File photo)
Supreme Court(File photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 03:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Judges shocked as SC lawyer appears shirtless at hearing

The lawyer appeared to realise his mistake, and put on a shirt, but logged out soon after without offering an explanation to the bench.
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 03:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Sudarshan News gets notice from Centre for airing show

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday about the notice during the hearing on a public interest litigation that sought restraint to be placed on the show, titled Bindas Bol, whose telecast was blocked by the top court with six episodes remaining to be telecast.
The bench, also comprising justices Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph, reminded the Centre that the notice had been issued only after the court stayed the airing of the show.
The bench, also comprising justices Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph, reminded the Centre that the notice had been issued only after the court stayed the airing of the show.
Published on Sep 24, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Programme code violation by Sudarshan TV, issued show cause notice, Centre tells SC

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that Sudarshan TV has to give reply to the show cause notice by September 28, failing which an ex parte decision will be taken.
The top court said that the steps taken by the government in pursuance to the show cause notice against the channel will be subject to the orders of the court. (HT file photo)
The top court said that the steps taken by the government in pursuance to the show cause notice against the channel will be subject to the orders of the court. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2020 07:59 PM IST
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Our values don’t recognise same-sex marriage: Centre tells Delhi HC

Opposing a plea that sought legalisation of the same-sex marriages, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta expressed his personal opinion that such unions are not only contrary to the statutory provisions but the society and values also do not recognise them
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that even the law does not provide the provision for same-sex marriages.(Representational Photo)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that even the law does not provide the provision for same-sex marriages.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST
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‘Economy is stressed’: Centre to SC on interest on loans during moratorium

The court was hearing a plea for waiver on interest charged by banks, citing the relief earlier announced by the RBI on the payment of equated monthly instalments (EMIs) between March and August 31 due to the pandemic.
Mehta told the court on Monday that the moratorium period is extendable by two years as per the RBI circular. The moratorium announced by the RBI had expired on August 31.(AFP)
Mehta told the court on Monday that the moratorium period is extendable by two years as per the RBI circular. The moratorium announced by the RBI had expired on August 31.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:05 PM IST
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‘Responsible and responsive’: Solicitor General lauds PM for Covid fight

Tushar Mehta, the Centre’s second senior-most law officer, said each and every step to deal with Covid-19 was taken by the government in a methodical and scientific manner
As the face of the Central government before the Supreme Court in various Covid related petitions, Tushar Mehta said he has witnessed first hand the ways in which the government has tackled coronavirus. (Photo: Fcebook)
As the face of the Central government before the Supreme Court in various Covid related petitions, Tushar Mehta said he has witnessed first hand the ways in which the government has tackled coronavirus. (Photo: Fcebook)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

SC asks Centre to arrange funds for stalled Amrapali projects

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that if no positive response is given by Wednesday, the court will be forced to pass orders in the exercise of its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.
The court has been monitoring the completion of the projects since July 2019 when it cancelled the firm’s registration under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The court has been monitoring the completion of the projects since July 2019 when it cancelled the firm’s registration under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Fake babas bring disrepute to real spirituality: SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde was hearing a plea seeking action against ashrams (religious retreats) run by fake spiritual gurus, which have allegedly confined inmates, particularly women, in unhygienic conditions, risking the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The petitioner, Dumpala Ramreddy, was asked by the apex court to provide Mehta with a copy of the petition so that he can suggest solutions to deal with the problem.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The petitioner, Dumpala Ramreddy, was asked by the apex court to provide Mehta with a copy of the petition so that he can suggest solutions to deal with the problem.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

SC seeks replies on pleas to reduce hospital charges

The first petition it heard was a public interest case filed by petitioner Avishek Goenka, who requested the court to fix a cap or a ceiling on the amount to be charged by private hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients.
This was a petition filed by an advocate Sachin Jain seeking a cap on the cost of Covid treatment by private hospitals.
This was a petition filed by an advocate Sachin Jain seeking a cap on the cost of Covid treatment by private hospitals.
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 01:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

All states must create jobs for migrants: Supreme Court

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta informed the Court that around 10 million migrant workers had been transported to their destinations in 4,228 Shramik Special trains between May 1 and June 3.
The maximum number of trains ended up in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and some 171 trains are scheduled to run in the coming days to transport the remaining migrant workers who remain stranded.
The maximum number of trains ended up in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and some 171 trains are scheduled to run in the coming days to transport the remaining migrant workers who remain stranded.
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Day after 24-hr deadline, court puts off FIRs for hate speech case by 4 weeks

The court had directed the police to “take a conscious decision” by today on registration of FIR in respect of inflammatory speeches allegedly made by politicians.
A woman walks past a damaged building in northeast Delhi’s Brahmpuri, on Wednesday.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
A woman walks past a damaged building in northeast Delhi’s Brahmpuri, on Wednesday.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 05:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

‘Why no FIR for hate speeches’: Delhi high court pulls up police

The bench watched and also made SG Tushar Mehta watch videos of hate speeches made by four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Kapil Mishra, Abhay Verma, Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur .
New Delhi, India - Feb.26, 2020: Police and paramilitary personnel on a flag march making their presence known in the area, after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb.26, 2020: Police and paramilitary personnel on a flag march making their presence known in the area, after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 27, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

At high court hearing on Delhi violence, judges play Kapil Mishra video clip

The petitioner has sought judicial enquiry into the incidents of violence, FIR against the culprits, deployment of army and compensation for the victims.
The Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct a flag march near Babarpur.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct a flag march near Babarpur.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

SC judge Banumathi faints during 2012 Delhi gang-rape hearing, Centre’s appeal on execution of convicts deferred

The bench was dictating order on the Centre’ plea seeking separate hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the judge was reeling under high fever and was on medication during the course of hearing.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the judge was reeling under high fever and was on medication during the course of hearing.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Sparks fly in Supreme Court over Maharashtra case

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta maintained that Koshyari took the decision to invite BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to form the government based on materials placed before him by the chief minister. Mehta said that there cannot be a roving inquiry into the actions of the governor.
The actions of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari came under scrutiny in the Supreme Court on Monday(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The actions of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari came under scrutiny in the Supreme Court on Monday(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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SC seeks new report on minors’ detention

The committee comprised four sitting judges of the J&K high court , justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, who is the chairman, and justices Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Sanjeev Kumar and Rashid Ali Dhar.
Supreme Court(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 02:51 AM IST
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‘Let’s not be emotional’: ED to Chidambaram’s stomach ache complaint to court

Continuing the arguments against Chidambaram’s release, Mehta said glaring discrepancies have been noticed in the statements of the accused in comparison to the answers which were given earlier.
Former Finance Minister P Chidambram arrives at Rouse Avenue court with ED officials in New Delhi on October 24, 2019. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Former Finance Minister P Chidambram arrives at Rouse Avenue court with ED officials in New Delhi on October 24, 2019. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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‘Unnamed’ person’s statement crucial in INX Media graft case against Chidambaram: CBI to SC

Belying the belief that former promoter of INX Media Indrani Mukherjea’s statement was the basis of Chidambaram’s prosecution in the case, the CBI said the person has stated that he was being “influenced” and “intimidated” by the senior Congress leader when not under arrest.
P Chidambram, former finance minister of India arrived at Enforcement Directorate office for further questioning in INX Media case at Khan Market, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
P Chidambram, former finance minister of India arrived at Enforcement Directorate office for further questioning in INX Media case at Khan Market, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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In ED’s pitch against Chidambaram, a cautionary note about Hafiz Saeed case

Mehta came right down to the point as soon as the bench of justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna resumed the hearing on Chidambaram’s re-arrest bail request for the fourth straight day.
P Chidambaram’s legal team says that the ED should not be allowed to put any material before the court in a sealed cover that hadn’t been shared with the former minister first.(ANI)
P Chidambaram’s legal team says that the ED should not be allowed to put any material before the court in a sealed cover that hadn’t been shared with the former minister first.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 07:36 PM IST
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