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Centre appoints senior advocate R Venkataramani as new Attorney General of India
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Centre appoints senior advocate R Venkataramani as new Attorney General of India

He will succeed KK Venugopal. His appointment comes three days after Mukul Rohatgi declined the government’s offer to return as the Attorney General

Mukul Rohatgi is set to return as Attorney General: The advocate has fought cases for Aryan Khan and Arnab Goswami
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Mukul Rohatgi is set to return as Attorney General: The advocate has fought cases for Aryan Khan and Arnab Goswami

This will be Mukul Rohatgi’s second stint as the country’s top law officer. In his long career, he has represented various high-profile clients, displaying his legal prowess

91-year-old KK Venugopal agrees to continue as Attorney General for three more months
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91-year-old KK Venugopal agrees to continue as Attorney General for three more months

The Attorney General usually has a tenure of three years. When Venugopal's first term as AG was to end in 2020, he had requested the government to give him a one-year tenure keeping in mind his advanced age

Class 12 board exams: Will take final decision in two days on whether to conduct tests, Centre tells SC
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Class 12 board exams: Will take final decision in two days on whether to conduct tests, Centre tells SC

The apex court, which was hearing a plea seeking cancellation of CBSE, ICSE Class 12 exams, said govt needs to give 'tangible reasons' if it decides to hold the exam

'Suspend implementation of farm laws or we will do it': SC lashes out at Centre over handling of farmer protests
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'Suspend implementation of farm laws or we will do it': SC lashes out at Centre over handling of farmer protests

The court further said it is 'extremely disappointed' with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre and the farmers on the new farm laws

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

'Don't intend to retract tweet or apologise': Kunal Kamra on contempt of court proceedings against him
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'Don't intend to retract tweet or apologise': Kunal Kamra on contempt of court proceedings against him

In a letter posted on Twitter, the stand-up comedian also wished to volunteer the time that would be allotted to the hearing of his contempt case to other matters and parties who have not been as lucky and privileged as him to 'jump the queue'

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"

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

Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court
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Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court

During the hearing in the 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal, Venugopal said that TV reports can be very "damaging for the accused" in big cases and may influence the court

Neither Centre nor state have right to mine coal in eco-sensitive zones, says Supreme Court
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Neither Centre nor state have right to mine coal in eco-sensitive zones, says Supreme Court

The apex court made the remark while hearing Jharkhand government's pleas challenging the Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining

SC Bar chief Dushyant Dave pens letter to CJI SA Bobde about being 'kept on mute' during Justice Arun Mishra's farewell
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SC Bar chief Dushyant Dave pens letter to CJI SA Bobde about being 'kept on mute' during Justice Arun Mishra's farewell

Dave, who recently defended Prashant Bhushan in the apex court, said he will not participate in any court function till the end of his tenure in December

Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Will 'respectfully' pay Re 1 fine, reserve right to file review, says activist-lawyer
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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Will 'respectfully' pay Re 1 fine, reserve right to file review, says activist-lawyer

Issuing the verdict, the Bench told him to submit the fine by 15 September, failing which he will be may be sent to prison for three months and be debarred from practicing law for three years

CJI SA Bobde, speaking at International Judicial Conference in New Delhi, says rule of law 'most fundamental feature' of modern constitutions
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CJI SA Bobde, speaking at International Judicial Conference in New Delhi, says rule of law 'most fundamental feature' of modern constitutions

CJI SA Bobde was speaking at International Judges' Conference on 'Judiciary and the Changing World'

SC seeks explanation from Assam govt over allegations of communal statements by state NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma
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SC seeks explanation from Assam govt over allegations of communal statements by state NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma

'He should not be saying all this', a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed after senior advocate Kapil Sibal drew attention to alleged statement

'We would like to give little time,' says Supreme Court on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in Jammu and Kashmir
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'We would like to give little time,' says Supreme Court on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in Jammu and Kashmir

Supreme Court said it will take some time before passing any direction on the plea seeking the removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir.

CJI Gogoi 'perplexed' after SC website fails to follow his instructions over Rafale case listing, posts matter for 10 May
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CJI Gogoi 'perplexed' after SC website fails to follow his instructions over Rafale case listing, posts matter for 10 May

The Supreme Court Monday said it was "little perplexed" over separate listing, contrary to its order, of the pleas seeking review of its verdict in Rafale case and the contempt plea against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the apex court his "chokidar chor hai" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: SC directs CBI to file status report of probe by 3 June; AG says agency unable to adhere to deadline
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Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: SC directs CBI to file status report of probe by 3 June; AG says agency unable to adhere to deadline

SC asked the CBI to file by 3 June its status report on the ongoing probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

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