Right to know a fundamental right, cannot be curtailed: AG to SC

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today told the Supreme Court that the right to know is a fundamental right and it cannot be curtailed by banning information on the Internet. His response came after the apex court asked him to assist in a matter related to banning of pre-natal sex determination advertisements and contents on the […]

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No CBI probe required into Narada sting: AG

The West Bengal government today claimed that no CBI probe was required into the Narada tapes as Mathew Samuel, who conducted the alleged sting operation, could not establish any demand for bribe from any Trinamool Congress leader purportedly appearing in the videos. Advocate General Jayanta Mitra argued before a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice […]

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Maharashtra tells Bombay HC it would appoint new AG by Dec 30

Putting an end to the controversy surrounding the appointment of a new Advocate General, the Maharashtra Government today told the Bombay High Court that it would fill up the coveted post by December 30. The post of Advocate General has been lying vacant since March this year after Srihari Aney resiged as AG. In his […]

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Entry of married women in JAG: Delhi HC seeks reply

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The Delhi High Court today sought reply of the Centre on a PIL seeking directions to the government to recruit married women law graduates in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) department of the Indian Army like similarly-placed men. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to Ministry of Defence […]

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SC asks AG about feasibility of holding floor test in U’khand

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to seek instruction on having a floor test in Uttarakhand where a major power tussle is underway between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre and the Congress. The apex court asked the Attorney General that there should be a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly under […]

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AG seeks time in ACB case, matter posted to April 20

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The State Advocate General Madhu R Naik today sought time for seeking certain instructions from Karnataka government in a case pertaining to operation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Granting time to facilitate the Advocate General toseek instructions from the government, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherejee and Justice Ravi Malimath posted the matter for […]

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Collegium system is not found in Constitution: AG

Hours after the Government suffered a blow on the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the collegium system, which became re-operational with today’s Supreme Court verdict, is not found in the Constitution and is not appropriate as it is an “opaque” system. However, Rohatgi ruled out the option of seeking review in […]

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