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Justice Gogoi, the ‘plot’ and the things you might not know

Indian Express also does a quick job on Attorney General K.K. Venugopal. It says the AG wanted the day’s proceedings to receive “widest publicity” even as CJI wanted the “media to show restraint.”

‘Chowkidar chor hai’ bubble bursts, Rahul Gandhi tells SC that he attributed statement to Rafale judgement in ‘heat of campaigning’

In his response to criminal contempt notice on him attributing 'chowkidar ne chori karwayi' statement to the SC, Rahul Gandhi had ow said that he made the statement in the heat of election campaigning
Allahabad Court sends notice to Congress and Election Commission: Is NYAY scheme a bribe to voters?

Allahabad Court sends notice to Congress and Election Commission: Is NYAY scheme a bribe to voters?

the NYAY scheme has run into trouble as Allahabad Court has issued a notice to Congress and the Election Commission of India (ECI) asking whether the scheme itself can be considered an electoral bribe to the voters.

Navjot Singh Sidhu slapped with the EC notice for urging Muslims not to split their votes

Sidhu had urged the Muslim voters during a rally in Bihar not to split their vote as they were in majority in the area.

With Rahul Gandhi contempt notice up for hearing, CJI says allegations to dissuade him for hearing important cases

CJI Gogoi also said, in response to the sexual harassment allegations, that this is a pressure tactic to dissuade him from hearing important cases that are up for hearing next week.

Chief Justice of India alleges ‘larger plot’ and pressure tactics after leftist websites break story of alleged sexual harassment

Today, the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee.

Former employee accuses CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, CJI denies the charges

The woman has mentioned that after she had rebuffed the CJI's sexual advancements, she was moved out of his residential office and then after two months, was dismissed from her job.

Election Commission bans ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ advertisement of Congress in MP, calls it highly derogatory and defamatory

State Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh in its order dated April 17 2019, stated that the Congress' advertisement campaign is highly derogatory and defamatory
EC seeks video footage of HDK endorsing his son outside polling station

HD Kumaraswamy in a soup for endorsing his son outside polling booth, EC seeks video footage

HD Kumaraswamy had reportedly conducted a press briefing outside a polling station in contravention to the rules set by the Election Commission

BJP writes to EC against Mamata Banerjee’s alleged biopic ‘Bhaghini’ set to hit theatres smack in the middle of elections

The BJP has now urged that the film 'Baghini' ought to be reviewed by the EC on the lines of what was done regarding PM Modi's biopic

Complaint filed against Mayawati’s statement in SC where she said if UP govt can make statue of Lord Ram, why can’t her statue be made

BSP supremo Mayawati on April 2 defended her life-size statues in Uttar Pradesh which were built from crores of rupees in public money when she was UP Chief Minister

Prashant Bhushan violates Bar Council rules, resigns from governing bodies of NGOs after complaint

Clause 9 of the rules states that an advocate should not represent organizations he is a member of. The BCD had sought a reply from Bhushan over Major Punia's complaint. In his response, Prashant Bhushan had conceded that he had indeed violated the rule.
Muslim clerics in Kerala say women should pray inside their homes

Muslim women should pray inside their homes, says Sunni clerics body in Kerala

The Supreme Court had yesterday allowed a petition seeking permission for women to enter mosques to offer prayers and had issued a notice to the center to respond.

Muslim women’s right to enter mosques: SC issues notice to centre over Muslim couple’s petition

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer issued a notice to the center asking it to respond to the petition filed by a Pune-based couple.

Ayodhya Dispute: Feasibility of mediation around religious conundrums

It would be ignorant and offensive to deny that the dispute revolves around faith and dignity of faith for all the parties involved matter equally.

We never said ‘Chowkidar chor hai’, SC sends notice to Rahul Gandhi for inventing facts

Rahul Gandhi is accused of replacing his personal statement as Supreme Court's order and trying to create prejudice

Congress Manifesto: Declaration of disastrous legal reforms and a tale of contradictions

Congress has claimed to be a centric party but how pretentious centric party claim can actually leave you in abeyance, this manifesto is a perfect example of that.
Christian Michel identifies Ahmed Patel and Family

No wrong in media publishing Augusta chargesheet: ED tells court

The ED has also sought dismissal of the petition filed by Michel, saying that the media obtaining the contents of the charge sheet has not affected anyone's rights.
SC dismisses petition to do puja at the disputed site in Ayodhya

‘You will not let the country live in peace’, Supreme Court says dismissing plea to perform puja at undisputed sites in Ayodhya

Rejecting the plea, CJI Ranjan Gogoi upheld the Allahabad high courts order of Rs 5 lakh fine on the petitioner
Abhishke Banerjee's wife has been asked by the Calcutta HC to appear before Customs

SC observes ‘something very serious happening in West Bengal’, issues notice to Mamata govt over harassment of customs officials

"There is constitutional anarchy in West Bengal if I may say it succinctly," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had contended

Election Commission stalls release of Vivek Oberoi’s Modi biopic, claims threat to ‘level playing field’ and ‘free and fair elections’

Apart from the PM Narendra Modi, 'NTR Laxmi' and 'Udyama Simham' has also been mentioned in the order.

Petitioners using ‘stolen’ documents with an intention to present selective and incomplete picture of Rafale Deal: Defence Ministry

In March, the controversial left-wing lawyer Prashant Bhushan wanted to file an eight-page note, which was allegedly "stolen" from the defence ministry and later published by N Ram of the Hindu.

Rajya Sabha TV accuses The Wire of stealing, illegally possessing and using copyrighted material

Rajya Sabha TV, in its legal notice, has alleged that since the clip used by The Wire had no logo of RSTV, it is bound to be the original clip that Rajya Sabha TV has in its possession.

‘There is no danger except that you are convicted’: Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea in multi-crore fodder scam

Convict Lalu Prasad Yadav was represented in the Court by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

SC to allow the admissibility of three ‘stolen’ documents of Rafale deal as evidence in examining review petitions

The Union government represented by Attorney General KK Venugopal had argued that the review petition should be dismissed at the preliminary stage itself because they were based on "stolen" documents published in newspapers like The Hindu.
SC dismisses the plea seeking a stat on the Modi biopic

Supreme Court gives nod for the release of Modi biopic, Vivek Oberoi thanks the Judiciary for upholding faith in democracy

The movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is set to hit the theatres on the polling day of the first phase of elections-April 11, 2019.

Supreme Court asks ‘why government officials should manage temples’, bench talks about rampant idol theft in Tamil Nadu

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer while considering the issue of harassment to several devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha questioned as to why should government officials manage religious places and temples in the country.
Supreme Court stays Herald House eviction order passed by High Court

Supreme Court stays HC order of Herald House eviction, issues notice to centre

The bench including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has stayed the High Court order of vacating the Herald House.
Delhi Government has asked for a month to grant sanction to prosecute JNU sedition accused

Delhi’s AAP government requests another month’s time for deciding whether to sanction prosecution of the accused in JNU sedition case

In February this year, the court had come down hard against the AAP government claiming that it is deliberately delaying the process of granting the sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others, accused of sedition.

National Herald case: SC sets April 23 for final hearing of income tax case against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

The mother-son duo have been accused of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds in the National Herald case

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