Aadhaar law is just, fair & reasonable: Centre to SC

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The Centre today justified the Aadhaar Act in the Supreme Court, saying it was a “fair and reasonable law” which complied with the tests prescribed by the historic verdict on the right to privacy. A nine-judge constitution bench, on August 24 last year, had declared the right to privacy as a fundamental right and termed… Read more »

Ranjit Kumar resigns as solicitor general

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Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the country’s second highest law officer, resigned today for “personal reasons”. The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter today. While Kumar confirmed to PTI that he had resigned, sources close to him said it was for “personal reasons”. He was appointed solicitor general in June 2014… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Demonetisation:Don’t see any farmers here, AG to SC

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“I don’t see any farmers here,” was how Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reacted in the Supreme Court when lawyers from the opposite side were assailing the implementation of the demonetisation policy by alleging that the district cooperative banks have been discriminated. “I don’t see any farmers here. This is all bogey,” the Attorney General responded… Read more »

Supreme Court refuses to interfere in FDI in retail policy

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In Delhi The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the policy on FDI in retail saying that if it does not stand in Parliament then it would be at government’s peril. A bench of justice RM Lodha and AR Dave told that the policy making is the “sole prerogative of the executive” and refused to… Read more »

Attorney general to appear for PM in Raja case

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Attorney General G. Vahanvati will appear in the Supreme Court Tuesday for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to respond to the apex court’s question on why he did not give sanction to launch criminal proceedings against the now disgraced and former minister A. Raja, informed sources said Friday. Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium will appear in the… Read more »