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Prevented Public Hanging, POCSO Skin To Skin Judgement Quashed: 2 Times Attorney General Challenged HC Orders

Nov 18, 2021 Priyam Shukla

POCSO Skin to Skin Contact Case: This is the second time when an Attorney General of India has appealed on the criminal side of a High Court judgement. AG prevented a public execution in 1986 before this.

CJI Slams Centre For Delay In Tribunal Appointments, Says Litigants Can't Be Left In Lurch

Sep 15, 2021

While observing that "Cherry-Picking" was done in Tribunal appointments, the Supreme Court pulled up centre after it also missed the deadline for appointments. Important tribunals in the country are facing a shortage of presiding officers, judicial and technical members.


Maratha Quota Case: Where Is Equality If There Is No Limit To Reservations, Asks SC

The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.

AG Venugopal Refuses Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Feb 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Refusing to grant consent, Attorney General K K Venugopal noted that even though the ex-CJI's statements were strong, they only reflected his views on the ills of the judiciary.


Contempt Proceedings Against Comic Illustrator Rachita Taneja For Criticising Supreme Court

Taneja had posted a cartoon on the Supreme Court granting bail to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami.

20 November, 2020

AG Venugopal Gives Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Kunal Kamra Over Fresh Tweet

PTI

Venugopal grants the fresh consent on a request made in this regard by Prayagraj-based advocate Anuj Singh.


23 August, 2020

Attorney General K K Venugopal Declines Consent For Initiating Contempt Action Against Swara Bhasker

PTI

KK Venugopal has said the Swara Bhaskar's 'statement in the first part appears to be a factual one, and is a perception of the speaker'.


22 October, 2019

Laws To Regulate Social Media By January 2020: Centre Tells Top Court

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court will hear petitions on social media regulation issues after the laws are formed.


19 August, 2019

Linking Aadhar With Social Media Needed To Check Fake News: Tamil Nadu Govt Tells SC

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook Inc said that it cannot share the Aadhaar number with a third party as the content on its instant messaging WhatsApp was end-to-end encrypted and even they do not have access to it.


08 March, 2019

Now, Attorney General Says Rafale Documents Were Not Stolen, Says Petitioner Used 'Photocopies'

Outlook Web Bureau

His comments in the apex court on Wednesday that Rafale fighter jet deal documents were stolen caused a political row, with Rahul Gandhi targeting the government


07 March, 2019

Chidambaram Demands Publication Of All Documents Related To Rafale Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said Article 19 of the Constitution ensured the right to freedom of speech and expression to the people of this country.


04 February, 2019

Attorney General K K Venugopal Files Contempt Petition Against Prashant Bhushan

Outlook Web Bureau

During the February 1 hearing, Venugopal had in a sealed cover placed before the bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, the minutes of the meeting of the Selection Committee which was held last month for appointing the new CBI chief.


04 January, 2019

Sabarimala: Congress MP Raises Concern In Lok Sabha Over Situation In Kerala

Outlook Web Bureau

Rasing the Sabarimala issue in Lok Sabha, Congress MP KK Venugopal on Friday voiced concern over the tense situation in Kerala.


21 October, 2018

Former SC Judges Divided Over Extension Of Retirement Age

Outlook Web Bureau

Suggestion to increase the retirement age to 70-years creates a divide between former SC judges.


16 August, 2018

Affluent People Of SC/ST Community Can't Be Denied Quota Benefits: Centre Tells Top Court

Outlook Web Bureau

The top law officer said that even if some people of the community have come up, the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them.


04 May, 2018

SC/ST Judgment Can't Be Blamed For Loss Of Lives: SC Counters Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

This judgement has resulted in loss of lives, centre said and sought stay of the verdict.



05 April, 2018

Aadhaar Case: Tomorrow, You May Ask For Blood Samples, SC Asks, Maybe, Responds Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

The power of UIDAI to decide what is 'biological attributes" and the method of collecting it has to meet the test of proportionality, the bench said.


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Opinion

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta