Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicTushar Mehta

Topic: Tushar Mehta

Delhi HC reserves judgment on IPC marital rape exception, rejects govt’s plea for deferment

Centre had wanted to wait for comments from states & stakeholders, but matter is now listed for 2 March. Lawyers for all parties told to file written submissions in meantime.

MP ex-woman judge can’t allege sex harassment, resign, get transfer order set aside: HC to SC

Ex-woman judge wants job back, but MP HC opposes plea. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says on its behalf that transfer could've been challenged on judicial, administrative grounds.

SC issues notice on Pegasus snooping row, says Modi govt reply so far is ‘limited’

During the hearing, SG Tushar Mehta argued against making information public, saying it was not in public interest. SC said govt doesn't have to reveal info related to national security.

TMC MPs to meet President Kovind to seek removal of Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General

TMC leaders earlier wrote PM Modi seeking Mehta' removal over his reported meeting with BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, which according to them is 'violation of established norms'.

After TMC letter to PM Modi, Solicitor General denies meeting West Bengal BJP leader

Suvendu Adhikari, had also denied the meeting, saying that he had recently gone to Mehta's residence regarding a case related to "post-poll violence" but "could not meet him in person".

Supreme Court stays Allahabad HC order imposing near-lockdown in 5 UP cities

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the UP govt was taking steps to curb Covid in the state, but to have a 'lockdown by a judicial order may not be right'.

HC seeks Centre, AAP govt’s stand on special public prosecutors in Delhi riots cases

The petition by Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Association (DPWA) sought quashing of Delhi govt's 24 June notification appointing the SPPs, including Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Centre defends PM CARES Fund as a public trust, Supreme Court reserves verdict

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that PM CARES Fund is a 'voluntary fund' and no budgetary allocations to the NDRF or SDRF are being touched.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta withdraws from Delhi riots case ‘out of disgust’ after spat

A spat ensued between Tushar Mehta and Delhi govt counsel Rahul Mehra when the latter objected to the solicitor general’s presence in a bail-related case.

Tushar Mehta and Harish Salve need a refresher course in understanding criticism of courts

Mehta’s categorisation of some courts as institutions ‘running parallel governments’ is a signal to the subordinate judiciary. SC should have stopped him.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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