Attorney General

  • SC seeks Centre's response on plea challenging Jats' OBC quota 01-04-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the inclusion of Jats in the OBC category. The SC said the matter was serious and that the apex court will seek assistance of the Attorney General of India in the matter. The next hearing...
  • A-G seeks time in Bhullar's case, SC adjourns hearing till March 26 10-03-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on death row convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar till March 26 as Attorney General GE Vahanvati has sought more time on grounds that the government is yet to take a decision on Bhullar's mercy plea. The Centre had earlier assured...
  • A-G wants opinion polls banned, say sources 04-11-2013 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: In what will come as a shot in the arm for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government, Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has reportedly told the Centre that pre-poll opinion surveys should be banned, sources said on Monday. The Congress has already called for a ban on pre-poll...
  • AG asks for immediate disqualification of Lalu, Jagdish Sharma 19-10-2013 11:12 AM

    Ending uncertainty over the procedure to notify the disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad and Jagdish Sharma, the Attorney General has told the Lok Sabha secretariat to immediately issue the notification declaring the seats vacant. Giving his opinion for the second time in two weeks on the same subject, GE...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General apologises in SC for losing cool during arguments 25-09-2013 12:17 PM

    Attorney General GE Vahanvati on Wednesday apologised before the Supreme Court for losing his cool during arguments in the coal blocks allocation scam case on Tuesday. The AG said that it was not meant to show any disrespect to the bench. "I am sorry for whatever happened on Tuesday," he...
  • Did a BHEL employee make the hoax call to the A-G imitating Sonia? 24-09-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: A woman employee of BHEL had allegedly made a call impersonating Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Attorney General GE Vahanvati, sources said. Attorney General Vahanvati received a call from a woman who claimed she was Sonia Gandhi's PA Anita Gupta. Delhi Police will file an FIR after Vahanvati...
  • Hoax call imitating Sonia: FIR will be lodged soon, says Shinde 23-09-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that a FIR into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be lodged soon. "The AG's complaint has been received by Delhi police. FIR will soon be lodged," he said....
  • Delhi Police probes hoax call to A-G from a woman imitating Sonia 23-09-2013 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday initiated a probe into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi. "We have received a complaint from the Attorney General and we are conducting preliminary enquiry into it," police officials said. Police officials have,...
  • Nuclear commercial deal hasn't been signed: Govt sources 19-09-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to the US, the government is clearing the decks to take the Indo-US nuclear negotiations further, which has been stalled over America's objections to the civil nuclear liabilities law. Government sources say that the nuclear commercial deal has not been signed,...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to answer questions in SC today 18-09-2013 08:28 AM

    The Centre on Tuesday faced a tough time in justifying the controversial coal block allocations in the Supreme Court which fired a volley of questions seeking explanation on various issues including why bidding procedure was not followed in giving away the valuable natural resource. The AG, who was flanked by...
  • SC seeks clarifications from Centre on coal block allocations 12-09-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought several clarifications from the Centre relating to the policy and guidelines adopted in coal block allocations which was extended to private sector in the post-liberalisation era. A bench headed by justice R M Lodha is hearing PILs seeking cancellation of the coal...
  • Auctions of the explored coal block likely by Dec-Jan, indicates Govt 06-09-2013 06:02 PM

    The government, on Friday, said the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year. "The auction of explored coal blocks is likely to be undertaken in December or by January 2014," Coal Secretary S K Srivastava said at a CII...
  • Centre to file a review petition against SC order on convicted MPs 02-08-2013 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: The central government is all set to file a review petition against a Supreme Court order which bans convicted legislators from contesting elections. CNN-IBN has learnt that the Attorney General has suggested that the government to file a review petition in the case. The AG has said since...
  • Lawmakers accuse Obama administration of abusing free speech rights 16-05-2013 03:48 AM

    Washington: US lawmakers accused the Obama administration on Wednesday of trampling on free speech rights and evading questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records. US Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying before a House of Representatives panel, provided limited responses on the issue, noting he had...
  • Ashwani should be sacked, PM should resign: BJP 08-05-2013 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP upped the ante against Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday after the Supreme Court said that the heart of CBI's coal report was changed by the government officials. The apex court, while examining the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with...
  • PMO official, Law Minister, A-G got coal report changed: CBI to SC 06-05-2013 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati, one Joint Secretary rank official each from the Prime Minister's Office and the Coal Ministry not only saw the draft status report on the coal scam case, but also ordered some changes in it, the Central Bureau of Investigation...
  • A-G Vahanvati issues clarification on CBI's coal scam report 01-05-2013 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Attorney General Ghoolam E Vahanvati issued a clarification on Wednesday and said he never interfered with the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) status report on coal block allocation scam. He also denied he has a copy of the report. Vahanvati has been accused by former ASG Harin Raval...
  • Full text: Additional S-G Raval's letter to A-G Vahanvati 30-04-2013 08:54 AM

    Additional Solicitor General and CBI counsel in the coal scam case Harin Raval wrote a letter to Attorney General Ghoolam E Vahanvati accusing him of interfering in the CBI's case. Raval in his letter has alleged that he has been made a scapegoat in the case. Following is the full...
  • Obama apologises to California AG for comment on looks 06-04-2013 09:18 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has apologised to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for causing a stir when he called her "the best-looking attorney general" at a Democratic fundraiser they attended together this week. A spokesman for Harris said she had a great conversation with Obama and strongly supports him...
  • AG denies that CBI questioned him on 2G scam 16-03-2011 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Attorney General G E Vahanvati on Wednesday denied in the Supreme Court that he was questioned by the CBI about his purported legal opinion to the Department of Telecom on the issue of grant of 2G spectrum. However, later he told reporters that the agency had approached him...
  • 2G: Swamy writes to PM, Pawar denies Balwa link 11-02-2011 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati should recuse himself from the 2G spectrum scam case in the Supreme Court. Swamy claimed that former telecom minister A Raja, who has been arrested by the...
  • Chargesheet is not a stigma: AG on CVC case 03-02-2011 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court came down heavily on the Central Government once again on the appointment of PJ Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). The apex court asked the Central Government if the service file of Thomas was taken into account along with his biodata before deciding on appointing...
  • Panel discussed case against CVC: Chidambaram 31-01-2011 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday contradicted Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanvati's statement in the Supreme Court that Palmolein case against CVC P J Thomas was not brought before the appointment panel. The Selection Committee meeting to chose Central Vigilance Commissioner in September last year did discuss the issue...
  • Kalmadi can be sacked as OC chief: Vahanvati 12-01-2011 09:03 PM

    New Delhi:There seems to be more trouble ahead for Suresh Kalmadi. His days as Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman could well be numbered. Attorney general Ghoolam Vahanvati has given an opinion to the government that it can remove Kalmadi as chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The highest law...
  • 2G case: Attorney General to represent PM in SC 19-11-2010 10:03 AM

    New Delhi: The Attorney General of India will represent the Prime Minister in the 2G spectrum case in the Supreme Court when the the case comes up for hearing on Tuesday. With the Opposition breathing down its neck in the 2G spectrum case, the government has got its defence act...
  • SC's decision is correct, says Vahanvati 28-09-2010 08:38 PM

    The Attorney General says there is no need for the Supreme Court to give reasons for the Ayodhya verdict. ...