Saturday, Oct 25, 2014



EC to announce J&K, Jharkhand poll dates soon
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and Nasim Zaidi toured the state last week to get inputs from locals and politicians.

Government moves to remove ex-CBI chief from UPSC
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Article 317 provides for removal of a UPSC member from office on grounds of misbehaviour but only after being found guilty.

NHRC awards Rs 5 lakh to biker’s kin, Jung hikes it to Rs 50 lakh
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The youths were allegedly part of a group of bikers who were performing stunts in the high-security area.

Blacklisting Rolls Royce will hit Jaguar fleet, AG told govt
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The case before the CBI is that a commission ranging from 10 per cent to 11.3 per cent was received by Aashmore Pvt Ltd and Patni for the HAL contract.

EC seeks report from J&K CEO on holding polls
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Incidentally, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has voiced his opposition to any move to postpone the polls and impose Governor’s rule.

Impeachment ball begins to roll for Judge Manjunath
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The other three AAP MPs who have signed the petition are Bhagwant Mann, Sadhu Singh and Harinder Singh Khalsa.

Chinese President to arrive on Sept 17, bullet train, trade agreements on table
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

As expected, the Chinese leader has decided to postpone a visit to Pakistan now due to ongoing unrest in the country.

Finish trial in cases against MPs, MLAs in 1 yr: Centre
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Law Minister asks states to appoint special public prosecutors for such cases.

Govt shows it doesn’t fear confrontation
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Others have accused the government of trying to turn the clock back by handing over the judicial appointments to the executive.

‘Have highest respect for judiciary… its independence sacred’
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

He also said the NJAC will be more transparent than the collegium system.

Gwalior judge alleges sexual harassment: ‘You never visited me alone…see how I destroy your career’
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The lady judge said she didn’t lodge a formal complaint against the HC judge as she wasn’t given an opportunity to do so.

Judicial Bill in SC, Centre gives nod for sending it to states
Mon, Aug 25, 2014

RS Secretariat will send the recently-passed 121st Constitutional Amendment Bill to states for ratification.

Sweeping change over 5 yrs: New panel to select 68% of judges in SC, 80% in all HCs
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The Indian Express analyses ministry data for vacancies that will arise in SC, all 24 high courts till May 2019

Sibal says will challenge in SC, Fali Nariman asks was Minister under pressure?
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Sibal was also a lawyer in the Second Judges’ case that established the collegium system.

Sibal breaks his silence on judges’ appointment: Bill flawed, courts will decide
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Sibal clarified that he was speaking as a lawyer and citizen of the country, and not as a Congress leader.

Don’t sue each other, Modi govt tells ministries
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

During the UPA-II regime, the Committee on Disputes, which used to function in the Cabinet Secretariat, was disbanded.

Collegium system has failed, feels advocate who helped bring it
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

S P Gupta says system has outlived utility in absence of clear methodology for selection of able judges.

Cooling-off period for retired bureaucrats won’t stand judicial scrutiny: AG to govt
Sat, Aug 09, 2014

The poll panel had also expressed concern over a large number of 'senior civil servants' jumping into electoral fray.

Law panel head questions judicial Bill, advises a new one
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Justice Shah termed the definition of misbehavior in clause 2(j) of the Bill as “over-inclusive and under-inclusive at the same time”.

‘Must take IB inputs with pinch of salt’
Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee says collegium system of appointing judges should be junked.

Punjab & Haryana High Court: To stick with Manjunath’s name for CJ or not? SC yet to decide
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Sources in the Ministry of Law also confirmed that the collegium has so far not informed the government about its stand on the issue.

Judges should dominate panel to pick judges, CJI should head it: Law Commission
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

AP Shah: Proposes 7-member judicial appointments panel with constitutional support

Centre looks at options to make Haryana fall in line on SGPC
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

A formal communication could be sent to the Haryana government soon.

Katju’s complaint: Supreme Court had heard PIL, criticised the process
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Timing not relevant... criticism about timing s part of diversionary tactics by those who don’t want truth to come out: Katju

Centre tells Haryana: Withdraw Bill on gurdwaras 
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

State legislature had no legislative competence and the Bill passed is void and of no legal effect, said Goswami.

Let sanction shield protect all officers: AG Rohatgi
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

After SC set aside rule which protected Joint Secys and above from probes, he calls for ‘recast’.

Government returns another SC collegium’s judge proposal
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The CJI had publicly expressed his disapproval and said the government’s decision was “not proper”.

NCLAT: Law Min advises against appointment of ex-SC judge Radhakrishnan
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

Law Ministry to go against the Ministry of Corporate Affair's plan to set up a National Company Law Appellate Tribunal

Govt apprehensive about making Gopal Subramanium a SC judge, sends back name to collegium for reconsideration
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Government has decided to apprise CJI about the adverse intelligence bureau report concerning Subramanium.

Can’t remove them at will: legal opinion to President
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Under Article 156(1), the Governor holds office during the pleasure of the President.

In 2010, SC ruled govt change not a ground to remove Governors
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The ruling came in response to a PIL filed by then former BJP MP B P Singhal.

Experts: MP nominated by Cong will have to be involved
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

2 vacancies already exist; another will arise after Rajiv Mathur retirement

‘I tried my best to tell Rahul that do not hold the internal elections, but he didn’t listen’
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

In this Idea Exchange, Amarinder Singh explains why he thinks Modi won’t be able to fulfil his promises, why Rahul and Priyanka make a good team, and why he still prefers Sonia.

Rohatgi appointment as AG put on hold after Jethmalani letter to Modi
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

Rohtagi is considered close to the BJP leadership and has represented the previous Gujarat government.

‘It’s going to be an interactive govt, led by PM. It won’t be a govt for, of and by GoM’
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Editor Maneesh Chhibber, Ravi Shankar Prasad makes it clear that in both the portfolios he holds, changes will be seen in tandem with the new government.

Govt will be PMO-driven, won’t delay decisions, says Prasad
Sat, May 31, 2014

Prasad said the Prime Minister had stressed that delivery and implementation were equally important.