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Prashant Bhushan

Tripura Violence: SC Grants Protection From Arrest To Journalist, Others Booked Under UAPA

Nov 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Tripura government on a plea against its decision to invoke the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against two lawyers, and a journalist.

Relief To Left Out CA Aspirants, ICAI To Announce Decision Within Two Weeks

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

ICAI has told SC, candidates who opted-out of the CA exam conducted in July this year will not lose any opportunity.

Prashant Bhushan Asks SC To Hear Pleas Seeking Review of Sentencing

The top court had on August 14 held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two contemptuous tweets against the judiciary

Regret ‘Error’: Prashant Bhushan On His Tweet On CJI

Nov 07, 2020 PTI

In a tweet last month, Prashant Bhushan was critical of the CJI being provided a special helicopter by the MP government.

Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar Among Others Condemn French Church Attack

Over 130 prominent Indian personalities signed a statement, ‘unequivocally’ condemning the Church attack in France’s Nice.

13 October, 2020

Certain Media Reportage Forbidden In Pending Cases, Attorney General Tells SC


Attorney General K K Venugopal was appearing before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar to assist it in the hearing of the 2009 contempt case against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal.

01 October, 2020

Prashant Bhushan Challenges Supreme Court Against Re 1 Fine Over His Tweets


Referring to a Supreme Court judgement, the review plea said the court never indicated to Prashant Bhushan that it was contemplating barring from practicing as a lawyer.

15 September, 2020

‘AAP Propped Up By RSS-BJP To Bring Down UPA Govt,’ Claims Rahul Gandhi


Citing Prashant Bhushan’s recent comments Rahul Gandhi, says ‘what was known has been confirmed.’

10 September, 2020

SC Seeks AG's Assistance In 2009 Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal


The Supreme Court had in November 2009 issued contempt notices to Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to 'Tehelka'.

05 September, 2020

‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

Syed Saad Ahmed

Prashant Bhushan said that scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech.

31 August, 2020

'I Will Respectfully Pay The Fine': Prashant Bhushan

Outlook Web Bureau

Prashant Bhushan, photographed holding up a Re 1 coin, announced at a press conference: 'I propose to submit to the order and respectfully pay the fine.'

31 August, 2020

'Not warranted': Ex-Law Minister Moily On SC Imposing One Rupee Fine On Prashant Bhushan


Moily expressed the view that judges should not take upon themselves to punish a person who makes allegations against them.

31 August, 2020

SC Fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1 In 2020 Contempt Case; 3-Month Jail If He Refuses

Outlook Web Bureau

Failing to pay the fine amount of one rupee, Prashant Bhushan will be barred from legal practice for thee years and face thee-month jail term, the Supreme Court said.

29 August, 2020

Supreme Court Order On Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Sentencing On Monday

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the contempt of court case against Prashant Bhushan.

25 August, 2020

‘Apology Is A Magical Word,’ Says SC As It Reserves Order In Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan

Outlook Web Bureau

Prashant Bhushan's counsel Rajeev Dhavan told the top court its order of August 20, directing Bhushan to file an unconditional apology, was an exercise of coercion.

25 August, 2020

SC Refers 11-year-old Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan To CJI To Post Before New Bench

Outlook Web Bureau

As Justice Arun Mishra is set to retire from the apex court on September 2, he said he could not hear the 2009 case as it would need lengthy arguments. Justice Mishra has now urged CJI Bobde to list the case before an appropriate bench on September 10.

24 August, 2020

‘Will Amount To Contempt Of My Conscience’: Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologise For His Tweets

Outlook Web Bureau

Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court that 'an apology for expression of his beliefs, conditional or unconditional,' would be insincere.

20 August, 2020

To Punish Or Not To Punish: Prashant Bhushan's Defiance Puts SC In Stalemate

Outlook Web Bureau

Bhushan’s submission may go down in history books both as the mark of an individual committed to his ideals, irrespective of the personal cost they may extract, and as yet another dark episode that the apex judiciary could have done without.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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