Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicContempt of court

Topic: contempt of court

AG Venugopal allows activist to initiate contempt action against UP priest Yati Narsinghanand

While granting consent to activist Shachi Nelli, Attorney General said the statement made by the Dharam Sansad leader was 'direct attempt to lower Supreme Court's authority'.

‘I control police’, Tripura CM says, asks officers not to ‘worry’ about contempt of court

Speaking at the biennial conference of Tripura Civil Service Officers' Association, Tripura CM Deb said, 'I am the tiger', adding that power is in the hands of those who run the govt.

SC clarifies on plea against Rajdeep Sardesai, says contempt case ’inadvertently’ listed

SC website had shown Tuesday that the court had registered a suo-motu case on a petition that sought contempt action against Sardesai for tweets about a judgment last year. 

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...

‘No apology, no fine’, Kunal Kamra says on possible contempt case over tweets against SC

In an open letter posted on Twitter, comedian Kunal Kamra says the 'silence' of Supreme Court cannot go 'uncriticized'. Attorney General gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings.

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.

Justice Arun Mishra shouldn’t have heard contempt case, Bhushan says in review plea in SC

Prashant Bhushan has cited 12 grounds to object to his 14 August conviction in a contempt case over two tweets that raised questions about the current and four former CJIs.

SC fines Bhushan Re 1 in contempt case, directs him to deposit it by 15 September

Prashant Bhushan will face three months in jail and be debarred for three years if he fails to pay the fine by 15 September.

Prashant Bhushan must express regret, says AG Venugopal, asks SC to let him go with warning

Reserving its verdict on Bhushan’s sentencing in the contempt case, the SC bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra, said criticism was welcome but not attack or attribution of motives.

Prashant Bhushan raises fresh questions in 2009 contempt case, to be heard by new bench

Supreme Court directs listing of the contempt case against Prashant Bhushan before another bench on 10 September because Justice Arun Mishra is due to retire on 2 September.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.