Maneesh Chhibber


J&K govt formation: BJP signals it is ready to discuss PDP’s conditions
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Ram Madhav heading to Srinagar with Delhi invite, state BJP cautious

Upset allies Akali Dal and Shiv Sena let BJP know: Keep us in loop
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Minority insecurity, Dalit issues flagged at NDA meeting, allies complain of not being consulted on important matters.

Maritime security, trade routes on agenda at India-Thai meet
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Other issues discussed at the high-level meeting included strengthening ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism and security, joint military exercises and pharmaceuticals.

Indian-origin businessman in Brunei longs for next visit ‘home’
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Since he was “not too educated”, he couldn’t become a citizen of Brunei till 2009.

India offers its retired soldiers to guard Brunei
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

On Tuesday, an agreement on defence cooperation was inked between Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and senior representatives of the Sultanate.

Looking at possibility of fertiliser plant in Brunei, says Hamid Ansari
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Brunei is the fourth largest producer of LNG in the world, and among the largest gas exporters with 9 per cent share of the export market.

MPs should debate: Hamid Ansari on Parliament disruptions
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

When asked if the House would function in the next session, the Vice-President replied, “I am not an astrologer.”

Sexual Harassment case: Nominate SC judge to head probe against HC judge, Ansari to tell CJI
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Sources told The Indian Express that Ansari will write to the CJI soon, requesting him to nominate a senior SC judge to head the panel since the post has fallen vacant due to retirement of the previous chairman.

President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh: SC to hear challenge today; murder of democracy, says Opp
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

A party delegation led by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Mukherjee on Monday and submitted a memorandum against the Cabinet's recommendation.

Govt notifies amended SC/ST law
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

The new law widens the scope and definition of offences committed against SCs and STs, adding new offences to the list.

Interview: Income Tax Act needs to be relegislated, says ITAT president
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The IT Act is is what we can call crazy-quilt legislation — too much patchwork, says ITAT president Justice Dev Darshan Sud (retd).

The Law is an Ass
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

What sets it apart from the plethora of books on the legal profession is that it tells us how the legal profession actually functions — does it actually? — and not how it should.

Rohith Vemula suicide case: Had new SC law been notified, it would have got minister, V-C in net
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The offences for which they have been booked are cognisable and non-bailable, and allow a police officer investigating the case to arrest them without a warrant.

Hamid Ansari’s office asks: can a retired judge probe a sitting judge?
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Justice Sen had retired last month and the Vice President, who is also Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, had earlier sought the opinion of the Law Ministry on the course of action to be taken in view of the retirement.

Mehbooba Mufti introduces brother to party, politics
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Best known for his cinematography of Bollywood hit Omkara, Tassaduq has so far maintained that he wasn’t interested in politics.

You can oppose Jamia minority status, Law ministry advises HRD
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

It was in pursuance of this 2011 order that the university discontinued reservation for SC/ST and OBC students and set aside half its seats in each course for Muslim candidates.

Pathankot attack: 2 ‘intruders’ chased, turned out to be pigs
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The entire “operation” ended on a rather embarrassing note after it became clear that the “two intruders” were pigs that had probably strayed into the airbase from a residential colony nearby, the source said.

Had it not been for Punjab Police, damage could have been more: Sukhbir Badal
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

“Punjab Police did a commendable job. The police control room received the first information at 3.30 in the morning and immediately teams were rushed to the spot, " Punjab Deputy CM Badal said.

I tried to bar politicians from sports bodies, many opposed me: M Veerappa Moily
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The Congress MP said he was of the “firm opinion” that political leaders shouldn’t head sports associations. “That is a job best left to former international players.

All IAF stations in area on ‘wartime alert’, but gunbattle dragged on
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval also chaired a meeting in the Capital to take stock of the situation.

Juvenile Justice Bill: NHRC opposed move to lower age, says former chief
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Objection based on govt data, number of juveniles aged16-18 yrs accused of serious crimes not high: Balakrishnan

ED notice to HC judge’s wife, ASG in money laundering case
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The ED is planning to summon both Gupta and Mittal to record their statements after it peruses their responses.

Probe into DDCA: Issues exist but no witch-hunt, says Gopal Subramanium
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

In his letter to the Chief Minister, he has also stated that he would “conduct all proceedings in public, transparently except when an in-camera hearing is necessary”.

National Herald case: Before entering court, Sonia, others had firmed up Plan B
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The Congress leaders have been advised that they should move the Apex Court to challenge, among others, the repeated usage of word “criminality” in the High Court judgment.

Herald firm calls meeting to become a non-profit, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi in court today
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The shareholders will also be called upon to change the name of the company from AJL to a new name.

National Herald case: Lawyers for Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi will go to court with bail bonds today
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The sources said the bail bonds for the Gandhis are ready and their defence lawyers would be carrying them to the trial court.

Arunachal crisis: How courts and Constitution have defined role of Governor
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the Governor is bound to act on the advice of the Council of Ministers, says MANEESH CHHIBBER.

AJL did not inform us or obtain approval for equity transfer, say shareholders
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

At least 10 shareholders that The Indian Express spoke to said their approval had not been sought by the management. Vora is also the treasurer of the Congress party.

National Herald case: We are being prosecuted, says Kapil Sibal
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

"AJL is also Congress. Thirty per cent of AJL is owned by trusts controlled by Congressmen. The Gandhis don't get anything. Nothing comes to the shareholders of YIL," says Kapil Sibal on National Herald case.

He (Amarinder) makes lot of noise… wonder why Congress picked defeated general: Badal
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

"Biggest factor for the people of Punjab is peace and tranquility. They know we will never allow the peace to be broken, will never allow people of different religions to fight just because it could get us votes," says Badal

Panel to summon Robert Vadra over land deal
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Apart from Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality, the commission is also going to examine other real estate companies which benefited because of alleged irregularities.

Government may offer NHRC top job to CJI Dattu
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Government is waiting for the CJI to demit office before his consent is sought for consideration of his name by a high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Government moves on enemy property ordinance, then drops it quietly
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

The main aim of the ordinance was to negate the effect of a court judgment in this regard.

Bhagwat words untimely, voters feel BJP takes RSS orders: BJP MP
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Hukmdev Narayan, Ashwini Choubey, Shanta blamed the defeat on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s “untimely” remarks on the reservation policy which, they said, made people perceive “BJP as the ghulam of RSS”.

Model Code is only moral code, but carries weight
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Notices for breaching the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) have been issued to several leaders including BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, and Lalu.

Hans Raj Bhardwaj : Is there any doubt that politicians want to control judiciary?
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Speaking to The Indian Express, the former Karnataka governor also questioned the Congress, which has tried to distance itself from the NJAC after the judgment.