Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicAttorney General K.K Venugopal

Topic: Attorney General K.K Venugopal

Attorney General K K Venugopal reappointed for another one year

Keeping in mind the high-profile cases Venugopal is handling in the Supreme Court and his experience at the Bar, the government has decided to extend his tenure for one more year, said sources.

Centre extends tenure of Attorney General K K Venugopal by a year till June 2022

Venugopal had requested a one-year tenure. The govt decided to it to him extend keeping in mind the cases he is handling in the Supreme Court and his experience at the Bar.

Modi govt to take decision on class 12 board exams in next 2 days — Attorney General to SC

The apex court in June last year had approved the schemes of the CBSE & CISCE for cancellations of remaining examinations scheduled from 1 to 15 July last year due to the pandemic.

Attorney General declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against former CJI Gogoi

Activist Saket Gokhale had sought consent of Attorney General KK Venugopal to initiate a case against former CJI who had reportedly said that the judiciary is 'ramshackled'.

Contempt petition filed in SC against ‘Sanitary Panels’ cartoonist Rachita Taneja

After receiving Attorney General’s consent, law student files petition that Taneja’s viral comic strips ‘attacked the institution of judiciary’.

AG consents to contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra for 18 November tweet against CJI

New Delhi: Attorney General K K Venugopal Friday gave consent for initiating contempt proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his 18 November...

Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt proceedings for his tweets criticising SC bail to Arnab

AG K.K. Venugopal gave consent to 8 persons to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Kamra for his 'objectionable' tweets on SC order granting bail to Arnab Goswami.

Attorney General declines consent to initiate contempt case against Andhra CM Jagan Reddy

Last month, CM Jagan Reddy had written to the CJI S.A. Bobde, alleging the Andhra Pradesh HC was being used to 'destabilise and topple my democratically elected government'.

Orders to get rakhi tied in sexual assault cases are drama, Attorney General tells SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal also stressed the need for gender sensitisation and said judges' recruitment exams should have a section on it.

Trust govt decision-making on Covid, need to avoid overzealous PILs: Minister to law officers

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told law officers that while nobody can be stopped from filing cases, there should be an ‘effective response’ to them.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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