SC appoints AG as amicus on sr advocates designation issue

 The Supreme Court today appointed Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi as amicus curiae in a PIL seeking judicial scrutiny of the Supreme Court's method to designate lawyers as 'senior advocates'.

Land bill: Govt may use clause on removal of difficulties

Government is weighing options to wriggle out of the contentious land ordinance and may use a clause to remove difficulty to bring 13 central acts under the ambit of land acquisition law without going in for a fresh executive order.

Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Attorney General

Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the "spirit of the law".

Chandy again slams Rohatgi for appearing for bar owners

For the second time in two weeks, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday questioned the propriety of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi is appearing on behalf of bar owners opposing the state's new liquor policy.

FIFA scandal: Trinidad receives extradition papers for Jack Warner
FIFA scandal: Trinidad receives extradition papers for Jack Warner

The official documents from the United States government requesting the extradition of former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner have been received by Trinidad and Tobago`s Attorney General Garvin Nicholas.

Kerala unhappy as Attorney General appears for bar owners in SC

The ruling Congress as well as opposition parties in Kerala have expressed resentment after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of bar owners opposing the state's new liquor policy.

AG supports grant to security clearance to SUN TV Network
AG supports grant to security clearance to SUN TV Network

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has supported grant of security clearance to 33 channels of Kalanithi Maran-promoted Sun TV Network, saying the corruption cases being investigated against the network's promoter cannot be ground to deny it.

Asia-Pacific ministers vow to fight IS

 Asia-Pacific ministers today vowed to counter violent extremism promoted by jihadist groups such as Islamic State at a two-day regional summit in Sydney, with Australia's Attorney-General saying their goal was to build societies resilient to terrorism.

Swiss authorities say FIFA has handed over IT data
Swiss authorities say FIFA has handed over IT data

Switzerland`s Office of the Attorney General said soccer`s governing body FIFA had handed over IT data on Wednesday.

Peru fires attorney general over alleged corruption

Peru`s attorney general was sacked on Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in corruption while employed in an earlier post -- an unprecedented firing of the country`s top law enforcement official.

Collegium system opaque, has failed: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

Putting up a strident case for the new system of judges appointment, government on Wednesday submitted before the Supreme Court that the collegium method has failed because it was an "opaque mechanism" which has "stifled democracy".

Lynch becomes US attorney general, 1st black woman in post

The US Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the nation`s first black female attorney general Thursday, installing an aggressive counter-terrorism prosecutor as the top law enforcement official for President Barack Obama`s final 21 months in office.

US Sikh bodies honour Attorney Gen for services to community

US Attorney General Eric Holder has been honoured by the Sikh community in America for his "exemplary service" to them during the "challenging times", especially after the 2012 attack on a Gurdwara in Wisconsin.

Obama presses Republicans on attorney general pick

 President Barack Obama urged his Republican foes in Congress to confirm his choice for the country`s next top law enforcement officer, accusing them of holding her "hostage" in their efforts to push other legislation.

Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment: US attorney general

 A US probe found systemic racial bias targeted blacks and created a "toxic environment" in Ferguson, Missouri, but cleared a white officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager there, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.

Mexico`s `I`m tired now` attorney general steps down

Mexico`s much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, will step down Friday to take up another cabinet post.

US Senate panel endorses Obama's attorney general pick

The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 today to advance Loretta Lynch's nomination to be President Barack Obama's new attorney general.

SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas of AI, unions

The Supreme Court Monday refused to pass any interim order on a batch of cross-appeals filed by Air India (AI) and various employees' unions against a Bombay High Court order on implementation of Dharmadhikari panel's recommendations on merger of erstwhile Indian Airlines and AI.

FICCI welcomes AG's stand on Vodafone transfer price case

Industry chamber FICCI Wednesday welcomed Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asking the Income Tax Department not to file an appeal against the Bombay High Court judgement in the transfer pricing case of Vodafone.

Vodafone tax case: AG advises I-T Dept not to appeal

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has asked the Income Tax Department to desist from filing appeal against the Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone is not liable to pay an income tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a case relating to transfer pricing.