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Centre reserves 27% seats for OBCs, 10% for EWS in medical schools even as Constitution Bench examines 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act
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Centre reserves 27% seats for OBCs, 10% for EWS in medical schools even as Constitution Bench examines 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act

The OBC students from across the country will now be able to avail of this reservation in AIQ Scheme to compete for seats in any state

SC to hear on 24 March plea against opening of window for sale of electoral bonds
India

SC to hear on 24 March plea against opening of window for sale of electoral bonds

The Association for Democratic Reforms is apprehensive that a further sale of bonds before the polls will increase illegal and illicit funding to political parties

'Inadvertent mistake': SC clarifies no contempt case registered against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai
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'Inadvertent mistake': SC clarifies no contempt case registered against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

The Supreme Court website previously showed that it had registered a suo motu criminal contempt case against the journalist in connection with his tweets critiquing the judiciary in August 2020

Parliamentary panel grills Twitter over tweets by Kunal Kamra targeting SC, CJI SA Bobde
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Parliamentary panel grills Twitter over tweets by Kunal Kamra targeting SC, CJI SA Bobde

Meanwhile, Kamra has refused to retract his controversial tweets against the Supreme Court or apologise for them, saying he believes they "speak for themselves"

Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges after posting tweets about SC
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Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges after posting tweets about SC

One of the letters seeking Attorney General’s consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra claims that the comedian has allegedly attempted to lower the Supreme Court's authority through his tweets after the apex court had granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

KK Venugopal refuses to reconsider declining  contempt proceedings against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
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KK Venugopal refuses to reconsider declining contempt proceedings against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

The attorney-general had on 2 November declined consent to initiate contempt proceeding against the Andhra Pradesh chief minister for his allegations against judges on the grounds that CJI SA Bobde was seized of the matter

KK Venugopal declines consent to initiate contempt case against Jagan Mohan Reddy, says CJI 'seized of matter'
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KK Venugopal declines consent to initiate contempt case against Jagan Mohan Reddy, says CJI 'seized of matter'

On 6 October, Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, wrote to CJI SA Bobde alleging that Andhra Pradesh High Court was being used to "destabilise and topple my democratically elected government"

Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai
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Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai

The petitioner mentioned Rajdeep Sardesai's tweets on the day when the top court imposed a fine of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan for the activist-lawyer's two tweets against the judiciary

'Not an attack on SC': AG Venugopal denies consent to plea seeking criminal contempt against Swara Bhaskar
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'Not an attack on SC': AG Venugopal denies consent to plea seeking criminal contempt against Swara Bhaskar

The plea filed by one Usha Shetty had alleged that Bhaskar had made 'derogatory and scandalous' statements against the courts in the country and mentioned the Ayodhya case judgement at a panel in Mumbai in February 2020.

SC refuses to pass order on restrictions imposed in J&K after scrapping of Article 370, says govt should be given time to restore normalcy
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SC refuses to pass order on restrictions imposed in J&K after scrapping of Article 370, says govt should be given time to restore normalcy

Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the government is ensuring that no violence or human rights violations takes place in the state after abrogation of Article 370.

Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case
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Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be named as India's first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations
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'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations

His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry, and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that petitioners in the application used "photocopies of the original" papers, deemed secret by the government.

Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains
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Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains

The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Attorney General KK Venugopal 's claim that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry with the Opposition party dubbing it a "lie" and the ruling party slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government over the issue.

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

Rafale row: Prashant Bhushan tells Supreme Court CAG gave redacted pricing detail for the first time in history
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Rafale row: Prashant Bhushan tells Supreme Court CAG gave redacted pricing detail for the first time in history

It is for the first time in CAG's history that it has given redacted pricing to Parliament in the Rafale fighter jet deal, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court

'Constitutional morality can be very dangerous': Attorney General KK Venugopal fears SC may become third Parliament chamber
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'Constitutional morality can be very dangerous': Attorney General KK Venugopal fears SC may become third Parliament chamber

Criticising the top court for depending on the Constitutional morality, the Attorney General while speaking at the Second J Dadachanji Memorial Debate said, "The use of Constitutional morality can be very, very dangerous and we can't be sure where it will lead us to. I hope Constitutional morality dies."

Constitution Day 2018: Duty to save samvidhan a shared initiative between judiciary, executive and legislative, says President Ram Nath Kovind
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Constitution Day 2018: Duty to save samvidhan a shared initiative between judiciary, executive and legislative, says President Ram Nath Kovind

India is observing Constitution Day today to celebrate the day the Constitution of India, which lays down the supreme laws of the country, was adopted in 1949.

'Independence of justice shall stand erect,' says retiring Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in farewell speech
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'Independence of justice shall stand erect,' says retiring Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in farewell speech

Retiring Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said the Indian judiciary was the "most robust" institution in the world with the capacity to handle a "mind-boggling number of cases". Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Attorney General KK Venugopal and Supreme Court Bar Association chief Vikas Singh also attended the farewell.

Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: SC stays Patna HC order to constitute new CBI team; says change 'will be detrimental'
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Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: SC stays Patna HC order to constitute new CBI team; says change 'will be detrimental'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI special director to set up a fresh team to probe Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.

SP Vaid removed as J&K DGP: As turbulence continues in Valley, dismissal continues to be shrouded in mystery
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SP Vaid removed as J&K DGP: As turbulence continues in Valley, dismissal continues to be shrouded in mystery

The administration transferred SP Vaid and appointed Dilbag Singh ‘acting DGP’ even at the risk of contempt of a Supreme Court order.