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US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat
World

US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat

Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his claims that the 3 November election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on 23 December

New York governor Andrew Cuomo's ex-aide accuses him of sexual harassment; official denies claim
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo's ex-aide accuses him of sexual harassment; official denies claim

The accusations were made by Lindsey Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018

KK Venugopal gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings against creator of comic Sanitary Panels
India

KK Venugopal gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings against creator of comic Sanitary Panels

The Attorney General stated that two tweets posted by the creator of Sanitary Panels imply that the Supreme Court is biased to the ruling party and undermine public confidence in the institution.

BJP leader seeks KK Venugopal's consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Jagan Mohan Reddy
India

BJP leader seeks KK Venugopal's consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Jagan Mohan Reddy

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay told the attorney-general that the letter to the CJI by the Andhra Pradesh chief minister 'scandalises' the authority of both the Supreme Court and the high court

GST Council to discuss Attorney General's opinion on compensation, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

GST Council to discuss Attorney General's opinion on compensation, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The attorney general has said that there is no obligation on the Central government to pay the GST compensation shortfall to the states.

Ayodhya case: On 39th day of hearing, Supreme Court sees sharp exchanges between lawyers representing Hindu, Muslim sides
India

Ayodhya case: On 39th day of hearing, Supreme Court sees sharp exchanges between lawyers representing Hindu, Muslim sides

The SC saw sharp exchanges between the lawyers representing Hindu and Muslim parties during the proceedings in the politically sensitive Ayodhya dispute case.

Ayodhya hearing in Supreme Court: Need to correct 'historical wrong' committed by Babar, says Hindu party
India

Ayodhya hearing in Supreme Court: Need to correct 'historical wrong' committed by Babar, says Hindu party

A 'historical wrong' was committed by the victorious emperor Babur by constructing a mosque at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya which needed to be rectified now, a Hindu party said in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka arrests ex-police chief and former defence secretary for failing to prevent Easter terror attacks, ignoring intel shared by India
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Sri Lanka arrests ex-police chief and former defence secretary for failing to prevent Easter terror attacks, ignoring intel shared by India

Sri Lanka's ex-defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera were arrested on Tuesday, a day after the Attorney General instructed the authorities to charge them for their failure to prevent the Easter terror attacks that claimed 258 lives

US prosecutors ask judge to reject Huawei's motion for seeking information on its lead defense lawyer
News & Analysis

US prosecutors ask judge to reject Huawei's motion for seeking information on its lead defense lawyer

Brooklyn case against Huawei was cited last month in a decision to add the company to a U.S. trade blacklist.

'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report
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'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report

Donald Trump invokes the principle of executive privilege, intensifies the dispute between Democrats and Republicans over Mueller report.

Rafale hearing: Supreme Court gives Centre till 4 May to reply to review petitions, defers case to 6 May
India

Rafale hearing: Supreme Court gives Centre till 4 May to reply to review petitions, defers case to 6 May

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on the review petitions in the Rafale case and deferred the hearing to 6 May.

Indira Jaising questions Attorney General's appearance in hearing on sexual harassment charges against CJI
India

Indira Jaising questions Attorney General's appearance in hearing on sexual harassment charges against CJI

Indira Jaising questioned why Attorney General KK Venugopal appeared in the Supreme Court during the hearing on the sexual harassment allegation against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

In SC, annoyed Indira Jaising says she's a person in her own right after AG refers to her as ‘Anand Grover’s wife
India

In SC, annoyed Indira Jaising says she's a person in her own right after AG refers to her as ‘Anand Grover’s wife

The incident occurred before a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha when Grover told the court that he was appearing for Jaising, who has filed an application seeking to intervene in the contempt petition filed by the Attorney General against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

PAC chairman cannot summon AG, CAG on Rafale before entire panel, says member; majority against proposal by Mallikarjun Kharge
Politics

PAC chairman cannot summon AG, CAG on Rafale before entire panel, says member; majority against proposal by Mallikarjun Kharge

The PAC might not summon the AG (Attorney General) and the CAG over the public auditor's report on Rafale deal, as a majority of the members, including those from Opposition parties, are not in favour of the proposal by panel chairman Mallikarjun Kharge.

'People travel thousands of miles, your Lordships dismiss cases': A-G KK Venugopal expresses concern at SC dismissing cases without hearing
India

'People travel thousands of miles, your Lordships dismiss cases': A-G KK Venugopal expresses concern at SC dismissing cases without hearing

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday lodged protest in the Supreme Court against dismissal of cases without hearing the lawyers. Venugopal's protest came before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

Supreme Court seeks report from Centre on decision-making process in Rafale deal, but says no need to include price of jets
India

Supreme Court seeks report from Centre on decision-making process in Rafale deal, but says no need to include price of jets

At the hearing on the Rafale deal, Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court that the PILs against the agreement were politically motivated and the matter could not be judicially examined.

New Jersey sheriff resigns after uproar over racist remarks on country's first Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's turban
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New Jersey sheriff resigns after uproar over racist remarks on country's first Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's turban

The furor erupted after several audio clips were posted of New Jersey sheriff Michael Saudino's remarks.

CJI Dipak Misra to consult Attorney General on Justice KM Joseph's seniority row after meeting displeased SC judges
India

CJI Dipak Misra to consult Attorney General on Justice KM Joseph's seniority row after meeting displeased SC judges

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has decided consult the Attorney General on Justice KM Joseph's seniority row

SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up
India

SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up

The Supreme Court decided to examine whether civil liability can be put on a man who refused a promise to marry a woman after a live-in relationship and a consensual sexual relationship, by treating such a relationship as "de-facto" marriage.

AG tells additional solicitors general that frivolous cases should not reach Supreme Court
India

AG tells additional solicitors general that frivolous cases should not reach Supreme Court

Law officers should ensure that frivolous appeals planned by ministries related to service matters of individuals do not reach the Supreme Court and special leave petitions are filed only in cases where a policy decision of the government is involved, the Attorney General is learnt to have told additional solicitors general.