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SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case.

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The Supreme Court Friday granted protection to activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan from any coercive action in an FIR lodged against him at Rajkot in Gujarat for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus. The FIR was lodged by former Army personnel Jaidev Rajnikant Joshi at Rajkot alleging that Bhushan hurt religious sentiments of Hindus by […]

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Contempt plea against Prashant Bhushan : Activists move Supreme Court in his support

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Ten social activists have come out in support of lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court, contending that the contempt proceedings initiated against him appears to be an assault on freedom of speech and expression. The activists have filed an application to intervene in the contempt plea filed by Attorney General K K Venugopal against […]

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Supreme Court issues notice to lawyer Prashant Bhushan on contempt plea by AG and Centre

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on contempt pleas by Attorney General K K Venugopal and the Centre for his tweets allegedly criticising the court over the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI director. Bhushan was given three weeks to reply. A bench of Justices […]

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Supreme Court to examine Shanti Bhushan’s PIL on allocation of cases

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The Supreme Court today decided to examine a PIL filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan challenging the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India (CJI). A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General […]

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PIL in SC over CJI’s administrative authority as of roster

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Senior advocate and former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the master of roster and for laying down the principles and procedure to be followed in preparing it for allocation of cases. He filed the […]

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Reveal source of documents against CBI director: SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday directed advocate Prashant Bhushan, who has levelled allegations against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha of protecting accused in the 2G case, to reveal the name of the whistleblower from whom he got CBI documents and guest list at the top cop’s residence. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu asked […]

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Prima facie case appears against HP CM: Centre

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A prima facie case of money laundering appears to be made out against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Centre today told the Delhi High Court. The bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini also took note of allegations of receipt of unaccounted money to the tune of nearly Rs 5 crores by the […]

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Court warns Kejriwal for skipping hearing

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A court here today warned former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three AAP leaders that “coercive process” would be initiated against them if they fail to appear on the next date of hearing in a defamation case. Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar Sharma posted the matter for hearing May 24 and said: “Ensure that everybody […]

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Centre seeks details from AAP on foreign funding

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The central government Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has sought detailed information from the AAP over allegations of receiving foreign funds, saying this was in violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Filing an affidavit before a bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul, the centre said […]

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Government’s Lokpal bill not strong: AAP

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sunday rejected the Lokpal bill under consideration in parliament, saying it was weak and would not prevent corruption, but work instead to “protect the corrupt”. “This Lokpal bill does not provide for formation of Lokayuktas, there is no provision for whistle blower protection, and it is not free of the […]

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SC seeks details on power to allocate coal blocks

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The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government to clarify as to who had the power to allocate coal blocks – the centre or the states – and sought details about a committee that vetted applications for the allocation of blocks. The poser came from a bench of Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur […]

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SC asks states about obstacles in police reforms

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The Supreme Court Wednesday gave another opportunity to the states to apprise it about the legal hurdles they faced in implementing the police reforms it directed in 2006. “State government are being given seven days to point out difficulties in the implementation of direction given by it in 2006. Article 309 or any other legislation […]

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Ads on Delhi autorickshaws: Court to hear plea Tuesday

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The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Tuesday the plea of a group of autorickshaw drivers against the government’s June 6 order prohibiting them from putting advertisements and posters on their commercial vehicles. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru, which was to hear the plea Monday put […]

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Court stays ban on advertisements on auto-rickshaws

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday suspended the government’s order to prohibit auto-rickshaw drivers from displaying advertisements and posters on their vehicles. Appearing on behalf of auto drivers, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan stated before the court that the “government’s action was discriminatory against auto drivers” and was targeted at the AAP, […]

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Medical admissions subject to final verdict: SC

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions challenging the Medical Council of India’s decision requiring that candidates clear the National Eligibility Entrance Test. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur […]

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Supere Court sets up special team to examine contents of Radia tapes

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A six-member special team comprising five from the CBI and one from the Income Tax department was constituted by the Supreme Court to examine the contents of tapped telephonic conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with politicians, corporate honchos and others. A bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya said the working of the […]

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Rioting case: Kejriwal, Bhushan comply with summons & released

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Delhi court released  Amid high drama, Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and other members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) when they appeared before it following summonses for alleged involvement in rioting cases in New Delhi last year. The court released Kejriwal, Bhushan, Manish Sisodia and 23 others on an undertaking that they will appear before it to […]

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Police file report against Prashant Bhushan

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Activist Arvind Kejriwaltoday recorded his statement before police in connection with the August 26 protest, saying he is ready to face punishment if the government thinks that he provoked rioting. Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh went to Parliament Street Police Station here accusing police of harassing their supporters […]

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Petition for calling PM Manmohan Singh as ‘Shikhandi’

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 After facing the criticism for taking potshots at Prime(PM) Minister Manmohan Singh, core member of team Anna, Prashant Bhushan will now have to face litigation over his remark. A city-based lawyer has filed a petition in court seeking permission to register a case against Prashant Bhushan for using the word ‘Shikhandi’ for Prime Minister Manmohan […]

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Karnataka High Court judge, faces conflict of interest in housing society case

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A judge of the Karnataka High Court  is set to hear a case that is likely to impact the fate of a housing society plot owned by his daughter. K.M. Chaitra, daughter of Justice K.L. Manjunath, was allotted the plot when she was living with her father and showed his residence as her address. The […]

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Bhushan attackers released on bail

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A Delhi court on Friday released on bail the three youths accused of roughing up lawyer Prashant Bhushan in his Supreme Court chamber on Wednesday. The three – Inder Verma, Vishnu Gupta and Tejender Pal Singh Bagga – were sent to one day’s judicial custody on Thursday. Verma, who had assaulted Bhushan, was arrested by […]

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Lawyers demand action against Bhushan attackers

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The Bar Association of India (BAI) Thursday condemned the attack on lawyer Prashant Bhushan and demanded strict action against the right-wing attackers and the organisations they are affiliated to. ‘We urge the authorities to take stern action against the miscreants and the organisations they represent within the parameters and due process of law,’ BAI president […]

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Bhushan assault accused sent to jail for a day

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A Delhi court Thursday sent to judicial custody for a day three youths accused of roughing up lawyer Prashant Bhushan in his Supreme Court chamber the day before. Outside the court complex, activists of the right-wing group Sri Ram Sene assaulted supporters of Anna Hazare, with whom Bhushan himself is associated.  The three accused youths’ […]

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2 more held for attacking Prashant Bhushan

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One of the two youths, who fled after attacking senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan, and his accomplice, were today arrested. Two men of right-wing Hindu extremist group Sri Ram Sena yesterday barged into Mr Bhushan’s chamber in the apex court and attacked him over his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir. While one of the accused, president […]

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