HARISH SALVE

  • Black money: Violation of confidentiality norm in treaties will mean trouble for India, says Harish Salve October 30, 2014

    Former Solicitor General Harish Salve says any violation of the confidentiality norm in treaties will mean further damage for India. Speaking to Network18, he said, "As of now, this order does not by itself infringe any bilateral investment treaty obligation. The complication is that, there is still a possibility that...
  • Subramanium's remarks on Centre spark a debate, jurists divided June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium's decision to withdraw his candidature for Supreme Court judge posting has sparked off a debate. Jurists have been divided over Centre's objection to Subramanium's candidature. Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Harish Salve has blamed the collegium system for the mess. "I don't...
  • Mukul Rohatgi likely to be next Attorney General: sources May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is likely to be the next Attorney General, sources said on Sunday. Sources said that the BJP zeroed in on Rohatgi after Harish Salve said it would be hard for him to take up the post due to professional and personal commitments. The BJP leadership...
  • RIL slaps arbitration notice on government over delay in effecting new gas prices May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries and partners BP plc of UK and Canada's Niko Resources have slapped an arbitration notice on the government over the delay in implementing the revision of natural gas prices. RIL and its partners were to get a new rate from April 1 for gas from...
  • Dhoni stays silent on leaving CSK captaincy March 30, 2014

    Dhaka: Despite events unfolding back home in the wake of Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and match-fixing scandal, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stayed calm on Saturday and attributed his team's success in the ongoing World Twenty20 extravaganza to a 'good dressing room atmosphere' where every individual was happy about...
  • BCCI says Supreme Court's interim order is acceptable March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL and said the order to make Sunil Gavaskar the interim president was "acceptable" to the Board. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Gavaskar should be made...
  • Dhoni lied about Guru Meiyappan role, insists Harish Salve March 28, 2014

    Senior advocate Harish Salve, who represented Aditya Verma of the Bihar Cricket Association in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, on Friday once again accused Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of both the Indian cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings IPL team, of lying about the role of Gurunath Meiyappan,...
  • IPL spot-fixing: It was a balanced order, says Justice Mudgal March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the probe committee which conducted investigation into the IPL scandal, on Friday described the Supreme Court's interim order as "balanced" and in "best interest of Indian cricket". "I welcome the judgement and this is a very balanced order. This takes into account the interest...
  • Dhoni guilty of corrupt conduct, gave false statement in IPL case: prosecution March 27, 2014

    Harish Salve, one of the senior lawyers arguing the Justice Mudgal Committee report case before the Supreme Court, on Thursday claimed that India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is guilty of corrupt conduct because he gave false statements to the Mudgal Committee about Gurunath Meiyappan's role with the Chennai Super Kings. "Dhoni...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts February 27, 2014

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's...
  • SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks...
  • HC erred in bringing Telecos under CAG ambit: SC February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom firms on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that the Delhi High Court erred in holding that CAG is empowered to conduct their revenue audits. The companies' counsel argued that the High Court had wrongly assumed that they share revenue with the government and contended that they...
  • SC says the term 'high dignitaries' is contrary to democratic norms February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to review the list of 'high dignitaries' who can use red beacons. The apex court on Monday noted that the term high dignitaries appears contrary to democratic ethos. The court in its judgement has said, "The motor vehicles carrying high dignitaries specified by the...
  • Harish Salve hits out at Ganguly, says don't cast aspersions on intern December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Harish Salve on Tuesday hit out at retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly should not cast aspersions on the law intern. Justice Ganguly is accused of sexually harassing a law intern. Salve tweeted, "Justice Ganguly's intemperate allegations against the intern are absurd. While some of those nailed...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing November 12, 2013

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • 2G spectrum: Hearing against Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia on October 28 August 26, 2013

    A Delhi court on Monday fixed October 28 for hearing the additional spectrum case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as an accused. Special CBI Judge O P Saini adjourned Monday's proceedings in the case as Mittal and Ruia...
  • SC issues notice to RIL and Centre on gas pricing July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Reliance Industries on a public interest litigation seeking review of the recent government decision to hike from 2014 the gas prices from $4.2 to $8.4 million British thermal unit (mmBtu). The apex court bench headed by Chief...
  • SC verdict on admission to medical colleges evokes mixed response July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination. While some members of the medical fraternity welcomed the judgement, others said that...
  • SC should have made judgement against convicted MPs, MLAs more stringent: Harish Salve July 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly the moment he or she gets convicted. ...
  • People hate VIP security cars impacting their lives: SC April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: People hate red lights, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday, hoping that some day they will be spared of the VIP escort cars, except that of constitutional functionaries, passing by them with their sirens blaring. "Some time it will happen today or tomorrow," an apex court bench of Justice...
  • 'In many respects, govt badly handled Italian marines case' March 17, 2013

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How effectively has the Indian system tackled the Italian marine crisis? That's the key issue I shall explore today with one of India's leading lawyers, the former lawyer of the Italian embassy, Harish Salve. Mr Salve, let's start with the government's handling...
  • 'Italian envoy has no immunity against arrest order by SC' March 17, 2013

    Former counsel for the Italian marines in the Kerala fishermen killings case, Harish Salve has said that there is no legal bar or immunity to the Italian ambassador, Daniel Mancini, from an arrest order by the Supreme Court. The Italian envoy had assured the apex court that the marines would...
  • Marines case: Envoy can be sent to jail, says Salve March 17, 2013

    Former counsel for the Italian marines in the Kerala fishermen killings case, Harish Salve has said that there is no legal bar or immunity to the Italian ambassador, Daniel Mancini, from being arrested by the Supreme Court. The Italian envoy had assured the apex court that the marines would return from...
  • Won't leave India until asked to: Italian envoy March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Italian ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini, has said that he will not leave India until he is made persona non grata, meaning an unwelcome person, over the Italian marines row. His statement came amidst reports that India was looking to expel the envoy from the country. "I will...
  • Italy's envoy will have to appear before SC: Salve March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior counsel Harish Salve, who on Wednesday quit as the Italian marines' lawyer in the fishermen killing case, said that the Italian envoy will be made to appear before the Supreme Court if the two accused in the case did not return. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, Salve also...
  • Harish Salve quits as Italy's lawyer in fishermen case March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In another counter-blow to Italy from India, senior counsel Harish Salve has refused to appear for Italy any more in the Kerala fishermen killings case. This comes after Italy refused to send back its marines to India. In a statement, Harish salve said, "I have informed the Italian...
  • Jaitley phone tapping case: Shinde probably unaware of telegraph rules, says Harish Salve March 1, 2013

    Making a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the issue, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had on Friday said it was not a phone tapping case, but a case of unauthorised access to call records. ...
  • Use police from VIP security for women safety: SC February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Delhi Police why security personnel deployed on VIP security could not be provided to ensure security of women in the city. The court's observation came on a plea filed by Amicus Curiae Harish Salve. During the court proceedings, Harish Salve told the...
  • Gujarat riots: Lower court not to deliver verdict on Modi January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a local court in Gujarat not to pronounce its verdict on the alleged role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots in the state. The Supreme Court ruled that until its decision of Zakia Jafri's petition is not announced, the...
  • SC notice to Centre after green tax on cars sought November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre over the rising pollution levels in the capital and asked why an environment compensation charge should not be imposed on petrol and diesel cars. The apex court was hearing an application filed by senior lawyer Harish Salve who...