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State govt’s consent mandatory for CBI probe: SC

The Supreme Court has said that the consent of the state government is mandatory for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. It added that the Union government cannot extend the jurisdiction of the central agency without approval from the state government. The Supreme Court verdict assumes importance, especially when eight non-BJP ruled states have...

Kunal Kamra refuses to apologise for his tweets against SC in Arnab Goswami case

Controversial stand-up comic Kunal Kamra has clarified that he does not regret his tweets made after the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Kunal Kamra has said that he stands by what he had said and the Supreme Court, rather than allocating time to the contempt pleas against him, should...

Kunal Kamra may face contempt charges for tweets against SC in Arnab Goswami case

Controversial stand-up comic Kunal Kamra might face contempt charges for a series of tweets made by him criticising the Supreme Court for granting interim bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Notably, attorney general KK Venugopal gave his consent to a law student and two lawyers who want to sue the comedian for criminal contempt....

Arnab Goswami gets bail from SC

Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has been granted interim bail by the Supreme Court in an abetment to suicide case. Arnab Goswami had moved the apex court against the order of the Bombay High Court that denied him bail in the case. While granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami, a division bench of Justice DY...

Arnab Goswami moves SC after Bombay High Court rejects bail

Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has moved the Supreme Court against the order of the Bombay High Court that denied him bail in an abetment to suicide case. Notably, Arnab Goswami was arrested by the Maharashtra police on November 4 from his Lower Parel residence and a magisterial court has sent him to 14 days...

Plea challenging Rahul Gandhi’s election from Wayanad dismissed by SC

In a major relief to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea challenging the election of the Congress leader from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. Notably, Rahul Gandhi won the 2019 general election from Wayanad. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and also comprising of...

SC stays EC’s order revoking star campaigner status of Kamal Nath

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the order of the Election Commission revoking the ‘star campaigner’ status of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s ‘star campaigner’ status was revoked by the Election Commission (EC) on October 30 for violation of the Model Code of Conduct during the campaign for the...

Supreme Court declines security to judge who gave Babri verdict

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to extend the security granted to former special court judge SK Yadav. Notably, SK Yadav had delivered the verdict in the three-decade-old Babri Masjid demolition case on September 30 this year. He had acquitted all the 32 accused in the case including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and...

SC allows physical rallies in Madhya Pradesh for Assembly bypolls

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed an order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court that restricted physical election rallies in nine districts of Madhya Pradesh due to the coronavirus pandemic. The SC said that physical election rallies can be held for now. Notably, bye-election for 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled next month...

Election Commission approaches SC against MP high court order

After the Madhya Pradesh High Court restricted physical political rallies in nine districts of the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Election Commission (EC) has approached the Supreme Court arguing that the high court is interfering with the poll process. Notably, bye-elections for 28 Assembly seats are scheduled next month in Madhya Pradesh and political...

Madhya Pradesh: Woman alleges gang-rape by 5 cops for 10 days in lock-up

At a time when the outrage over the Hathras gang-rape incident is yet to die down, another gruesome incident has come to the four. However, this time, it is from BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh. Notably, a 20-year-old woman was kept in lock-up and allegedly raped by five police personnel, including the station-in-charge for 10 days in...

SC asks Republic TV to approach Bombay HC in TRP fraud case

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Republic TV to approach the Bombay High Court in the TRP fraud case. The channel and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami had moved the Supreme Court against the summons issued by Mumbai police to officials of the channel in connection with the TRP fraud case. Arguments of Mumbai police The...