Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicAttorney General

Topic: Attorney General

Lawyer, scholar, author, poet — why R. Venkataramani is an ‘out of the box’ pick to be new AG

R. Venkataramani, 72, will take over as the Modi government’s top law officer on 1 October. Junior colleagues describe him as ‘apolitical’ and a ‘true jurist’.

Senior advocate R Venkataramani appointed next Attorney General of India

Venkatamanani, 72, will succeed K K Venugopal whose term ends on 30 September. Last week, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi had declined the offer to be Modi govt’s top lawyer.

Loya case to Aryan Khan — who is Mukul Rohatgi, set for 2nd innings as Modi govt’s top lawyer

From 1 October, 67-year-old Rohatgi will begin his second stint as Attorney General after incumbent KK Venugopal demits office.

Sedition law should be upheld, says attorney general, asks SC for guidelines to stop misuse

Three-judge bench led by CJI Ramana is hearing batch of petitions against sedition law. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal cited arrest of Rana couple in Maharashtra as example of misuse.

SC dissatisfied with Centre’s response on Lokpal matter, asks it to file a new affidavit

Apex court wants central government to provide all details related to the appointment of Lokpal search committee in its new affidavit.

With vast experience, new AG Venugopal also brings conflict of interest to the table

The veteran lawyer will not be able to represent the government in several high profile cases as he has appeared for private parties against the government in the same cases. APURVA VISHWANATH

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.