R. Venkataramani

Indian lawyer and Attourney-General (born 1950)

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R. Venkataramani is an Indian constitutional lawyer and a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is currently serving as the 14th Attorney-General for India. He was appointed as a Member, Law Commission of India in 2010. He has been appearing for the State of Tamil Nadu as a Special Senior Counsel for the past 12 years and also acting as Special Senior Counsel for the State of Andhra Pradesh.


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'If you won't do it, we will...': SC warns Centre in Coast Guard case

A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra said this while taking note of submissions by Attorney General R Venkataramani that there were some functional..
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Amid judge vs judge row, SC takes over 'scam' case

Supreme Court stays proceedings before Calcutta high court judges in the fake caste certificate scam. Justice Avijit Gangopadhyay's insinuation against Justice Sen leads to a larger bench. West Bengal..
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Indefinite suspension: SC asks AAP MP Raghav Chadha to tender unconditional apology to RS chairperson

The Supreme Court on Friday asked suspended AAP lawmaker Raghav Chadha to tender an unconditional apology to Rajya Sabha chairperson Jagdeep Dhankhar on the select committee issue, and hoped that he..
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Citizens don't have right to know source of electoral bond funds: Centre to Supreme Court

The Attorney General of India, R Venkataramani, has submitted his views to the Supreme Court regarding petitions challenging the electoral bond mode of funding political parties. He stated that..
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Article 370 should’ve been abrogated in 1957: AG to Supreme Court

Attorney general R Venkataramani told the Supreme Court on Thursday that framers of the Indian Constitution inserted Article 370 to tide over an externally induced complex situation in Jammu and..
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SC stays HC order suspending Andaman chief secretary, imposing fine on LG

A SC bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra took note of the submissions of attorney general R Venkataramani, appearing for the chief secretary and..
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Justices Bhuyan and Bhatti take oath as SC judges

Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Friday administered oath of office to new Supreme Court judges — Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Sarasa Venkatanaryanan Bhatti, taking the working strength of the apex..
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Law making in legislative domain: SC refuses to entertain plea to declare Law Commission as 'statutory body'

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to declare the Law Commission a "statutory body" and appoint the panel's chairperson and members. A bench of..
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Conversion a serious issue, shouldn’t be politicised: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday sought attorney general R Venkataramani’s assistance in framing measures to curb religious conversions through deception, fraud, force or allurement and cautioned the..
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Religious conversion a serious issue, should not be given political colour: SC

Observing that religious conversion is a serious issue which should not be given a political colour, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the assistance of Attorney General R Venkataramani on a plea..
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Centre assures it will honour SC-fixed timeline for appointment of judges

Entrusted by the apex court to persuade the Centre to “follow the law” by complying with its verdicts on appointment of judges, attorney general R Venkataramani, at the outset , told a bench of..
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Names of 44 judges to be processed within 2-3 days: Centre tells Supreme Court

Attorney General R Venkataramani, representing the Centre, told the apex court that some recent recommendations sent by the high courts are being processed. "Out of the 104 recommendations made by the..
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SC questions appointment process of EC Arun Goel, Centre asks court to 'hold its mouth'

As the bench questioned the "lightning speed" with which Goel was appointed as an EC and also that his file did not even move within departments for 24 hours, the Centre through Attorney General R..
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Judiciary can’t interfere in selection of CEC, ECs: Government

Responding to the apprehension expressed by the Constitution bench that under the present system the government would pick and appoint ‘yes men’ who may not go against it, attorney general R..
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