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Tushar Mehta

Solicitor General of India

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Tushar Mehta is a senior counsel in India and is currently serving as the Solicitor General of India.

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Will bring new law to tackle Delhi-NCR air pollution, Centre tells SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court that the Centre has taken a holistic view of the issue of air pollution in Delhi NCR and it intends to bring out legislation in next three to..
DNA - Published

Hathras rape case: SC reserves verdict on probe modalities

During the hearing, the UP police gave details of security ring thrown around victim’s family. Solicitor general Tushar Mehta on behalf of the UP government requested the SC to monitor the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Programme code violation by TV channel, have issued show-cause notice, Centre tells SC

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it has prima facie found violation of programme code by Sudarshan TV's 'Bindas Bol' show and has issued a notice to the channel.A bench of..
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No slum dwellers along railway tracks in Delhi will be removed till decision is taken: Centre to SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that a final decision would be taken in consultation with the Railways, the Delhi government and the Urban..
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Now, SG declines nod to prosecute Swara Bhasker

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta on Wednesday refused permission to one Usha Shetty to file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against actor Swara Bhasker..
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Solicitor General lauds PM's 'responsive' leadership during Covid-19 crisis

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Sunday lauded the "responsive" leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring that India passes through the international crisis of Covid-19 pandemic with..
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UGC in SC questions decisions by Delhi, Maharashtra to cancel exams amid Covid-19 pandemic

The UGC in the Supreme Court on Monday questioned the decisions of Delhi and Maharashtra governments to cancel final year exams of state universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they were..
IndiaTimes - Published

'First let Italy pay compensation': SC says can't think of relief to Italian marines before hearing victims' kin

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the central government, submitted before the Supreme Court that it wanted to withdraw the prosecution in India against two Italian marines as Italy is..
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SC seeks CBI report in sealed cover on Hindustan Zinc disinvestment

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked solicitor general Tushar Mehta to submit in sealed cover the preliminary enquiry (PE) report of the CBI on alleged irregularities in the Union government's decision..
IndiaTimes - Published

KK Venugopal re-appointed as Attorney General of India for a year

KK Venugopal has been re-appointed as Attorney General of India for a period of one year. ​​"KK Venugopal, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India for a period of one year with effect from..
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CBSE cancels 10th, 12th exams scheduled for July 1 to 15

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta further said that as soon as conditions will be conducive, we could conduct the CBSE class 12 examinations for students who opt for it.
DNA - Published

CBSE, ICSE cancel remaining class 10th, 12th exams

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta further said that as soon as conditions will be conducive, we could conduct the CBSE class 12 examinations for students who opt for it.
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Delhi violence: HC grants bail to Safoora Zargar as police doesn't oppose on humanitarian ground

The Delhi high court Tuesday granted bail to Jamia student Safoora Zargar, who is pregnant and was arrested under anti-terror law UAPA in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during..
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Centre moves SC, seeks nod for Puri Rath Yatra without public participation

"It is a matter of faith for crores. If Lord Jagannath will not come out tomorrow, he cannot come out for 12 years as per traditions," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who mentioned the matter before a..
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Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on EMI interests during moratorium period

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that he has sought a meeting with the RBI.
DNA - Published

90% of migrant workers ferried home, govt tells SC

During the suo motu proceedings initiated by the SC to ameliorate the plight of migrant workers who lost jobs and were stranded due to the lockdown, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R..
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SC asks searching questions to Centre over migrant workers crisis

The Supreme Court Thursday asked some searching questions from the Centre on the plight of migrant workers ranging from as to how long they will have to wait before going to their native places to who..
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Doctor in SC questions Centre's new SOP ending 14-day mandatory quarantine of health workers

A doctor has questioned in the Supreme Court the Centre's new Standard Operating Procedure for front line Covid-19 healthcare workers by which it has ended the 14-day mandatory quarantine for them. A..
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SC considers Centre's stand of helping poor during lockdown, disposes PIL on it

The SC on Wednesday took note of the Centre's submission that it was taking steps to implement relief measures to help needy people during lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic & disposed of a PIL seeking..
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SC seeks Centre's response to PIL seeking WHO-approved PPE for doctors and medical staff

On a PIL voicing concerns about doctors, medical staff and health workers falling prey to Covid-19 while being on the frontline treating patients during the pandemic, the Supreme Court on Wednesday..
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Police not having picnic but facing acid attacks in Delhi violence: SG Tushar Mehta

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Wednesday came to the defence of the police before the Delhi High Court over their role in handling the violence in northeast Delhi, saying the policemen were not..
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Nirbhaya case convicts testing India’s patience: Centre

The Centre told the Delhi HC on Sunday the four Nirbhaya case convicts were “trying to test the patience of the nation” and pressed for a stay on an order postponing their hanging. Citing the 2019..
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Nirbhaya case: Delhi High Court issues notice to all four convicts, hearing at 3 AM on Sunday

At the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing on the behalf of the centre, said that the convicts have taken the judicial process for a joyride.
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SC notice to IPS officer Rajeev Kumar on CBI's appeal challenging his anticipatory bail

While issuing notice to Kumar, a bench headed by Chief justice S A Bobde told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the agency has to convince the top court why custody of the former Kolkata Police..
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No ban on freedom of expression in J&K, but inciting speeches need to stop: Centre

"Proactive and inciting speeches should be stopped and at the same time, freedom of speech and expression must be there," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, told a Supreme Court..
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Governor invited majority alliance in House to form government: Solicitor General Mehta tells court

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, arguing for the Maharashtra Governor's office, on Monday, sought time from the Supreme Court to file a reply while handing over to SC the original letter of Maharashtra..
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More rights to people after ending special status: Jammu and Kashmir administration to SC

The administration of Jammu and Kashmir told the Supreme Court that no right had been taken away from the people of the newly formed Union territory. Solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the court that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Relaxing curbs, pleas alleging complete clampdown in Kashmir incorrect, irrelevant: Centre to SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and Union Territory Jammu Kashmir, commenced his submissions before a bench headed by Justice NV Ramana and justified certain restrictions..
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Answer every question raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir: SC to J&K

The Supreme Court told the J&K administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC orders are not to be played with, angry judge tells govt

An angry Justice R F Nariman on Friday told solicitor general Tushar Mehta to inform the government about the “extremely important” dissent verdict penned by him and Justice D Y Chandrachud in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chidambaram fine, need not be hospitalised as per AIIMS report: SG Tushar Mehta to Delhi HC

Justice Suresh Kait, who was hearing Chidambaram's interim bail plea, directed the Tihar jail superintendent to provide clean and hygienic surrounding to the politician and also home-cooked food,..
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Place before court the orders imposing curbs, Supreme Court tells J&K

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Jammu & Kashmir administration to place before it all orders imposing restrictions in the state after withdrawal of special status under Article 370...
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SC asks J&K administration to place before it orders imposing restrictions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the..
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Frame rules on MLA disqualification: Karnataka speaker to SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Speaker, said the issue needed to be settled once and for all as such situations may happen anywhere in future.
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'No media cut-off, 8 dailies printed in Srinagar': Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer allowed the Centre to file a reply to the petition and posted the petitions for hearing on September 16.
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SC fixes pleas of Kashmir Times editor, others for hearing on Sep 16

Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that even after a month of scrapping of Article 370, journalists were not allowed to move freely in..
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SC modifies order on intervention of Solicitor General in INX Media case involving P Chidambaram

Hours after the Supreme Court on Monday asked the trial court to consider former finance minister P Chidambaram's request for interim bail in the INX Media corruption case, Solicitor General Tushar..
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Bail to Chidambaram will affect cases of Mallya, Choksi, Modi: ED

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Enforcement Directorate said that the agency has been investigating various sensitive and high profile cases under PMLA and if Chidambaram's plea is..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI gets 4 more days to question Chidambaram

Special CBI judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar accepted the agency’s plea for four more days of Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation after solicitor general Tushar Mehta said CBI planned to confront the..
IndiaTimes - Published

P Chidambaram gets reprieve in Enforcement Directorate case, but will still spend weekend with CBI sleuths

The agencies represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta fought tooth and nail to oppose any possible relief for Chidambaram
DNA - Published

Unnao case: SC modifies its order, keeps in abeyance transfer of accident case to Delhi

A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta, took note of the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, that the accident took place last Sunday..
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Assam NRC: India can't be refugee capital of world, Centre tells SC

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court that "Illegal migrants have no place in the country. India cannot be the refugee capital of the world." The Union and state govt also sought sample..
IndiaTimes - Published

Anti-Sikh riots case: Supreme Court seeks response of Delhi govt, police on plea of convicts

The court took note of the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Delhi Police, that some more time is granted for filing the reply
DNA - Published

Centre moves SC against Bombay HC order asking for Mehul Choksi's medical report

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, that the high court order may have an adverse impact on the government's effort to..
DNA - Published

Supreme Court okays probe into mineral exploration permits

At 10.30 am, soon after the High Court's decision was out, the Centre's legal team led by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta pressed the panic button and moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing.
DNA - Published