Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Maneesh Chhibber

Senior Editor (Legal Affairs)

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’
Sun, Jun 15, 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’
Sun, Jun 01, 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.

Law blocks top PMO posting for former TRAI chief, so govt changes the law
Thu, May 29, 2014

DAY 1: For former TRAI chief Misra to join PMO, ordinance issued to amend TRAI Act which didn’t allow this.

There was lot of pressure on law officers: Parasaran
Tue, May 27, 2014

Parasaran said in response to a question about whether the law officers faced any pressure from government quarters or politicians in important cases.

I never said won’t probe snoopgate, says Kapil Sibal
Sun, May 25, 2014

Outgoing Law Minister asks Solicitor General to ‘clarify position’ before SC.

On way out, UPA tries to get SG opinion
Sat, May 24, 2014

Solicitor General Mohan Parsaran last week refused to tender his legal opinion on whether, in view of evidence on record, the CBI could chargesheet the high-profile accused, including former union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, in the Aircel-Maxis case pertaining to the 2G scam. The reason he gave was that the new government was about to […]

On NDA government table: 95 state laws on hold
Thu, May 22, 2014

The oldest pending Bill is the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 1995, which was enacted by the then BJP-Shiv Sena government.

‘Failure to cultivate grassroots leaders hit Cong’
Wed, May 21, 2014

M Veerappa Moily, one of only three Congress ministers to retain their Lok Sabha seats, assesses the reasons for the party’s poor performance:

AAP, Cong rule out alliance to form govt, BJP pushes for early elections
Mon, May 19, 2014

Bhushan said, “Though we expected many more seats, we are happy with whatever we have got.

RESULTS 2014: Rahul, PM, govt, silence, tickets, campaign…Congress blames them all
Sat, May 17, 2014

The party put up a brave face and asserted it would survive. But finger-pointing, if not a full-blown blame-game, has already begun.

Sahara: Amid allegations of ‘pressure’, SC judge Jagdish Singh Khehar opts out
Thu, May 15, 2014

Justice Khehar also told the Registry that in future, no matter pertaining to any Sahara group company should be placed before a bench of which he is part.

First time in 15 yrs, SC collegium picks 2 lawyers for bench
Wed, May 14, 2014

The decision of the collegium is likely to be communicated to the government soon.

$ 8-bn hype balloon bursts: Govt finds nothing against Hasan Ali
Wed, May 14, 2014

The case dates back to May 5, 2007, when searches were conducted at various properties owned by Khan.

Huge cash deposits in its account, NCP gets I-T notice
Sun, May 11, 2014

There are also several instances of high value cheques, many of them issued by the same account-holder, being deposited in the account.

Unimaginable pressure, tension: SC judge who heard Sahara case
Sun, May 11, 2014

Earlier this week, the bench comprising Justices Radhakrishnan and Khehar turned down Sahara’s habeas corpus petition.

Snooping row: MHA dropped move after Law Ministry red flag
Thu, May 08, 2014

Despite attempts, Home Minister Shinde and Home Secretary Anil Goswami could not be reached for comments.

‘The world over you write the name of your spouse. I think the affidavit is fair’
Sun, May 04, 2014

Election Commissioner H S Brahma defends the nine-phase LS polls and points out why it is finally up to political parties to discipline candidates.

Guards at disposal, how these candidates deal with them
Mon, Apr 28, 2014

The high and the mighty often resort to various means, including court cases, to get police security.

CJIs must have fixed tenures: Sathasivam
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Sathasivam added, however, that he would like to point out that under the Lokpal Act, even judges have to apply.

SG opinion lands blow to Moily plan to get FIR quashed
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Parasaran says only affected parties, not Centre, can approach court to quash FIR.

‘EC is a stabilising force, not trigger-happy’
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

As chief election commissioner, S Y QURAISHI, took the UPA government head-on on a number of issues.

Nomination filed, the other Manpreet Badal goes missing
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

PPP leader says SAD bid to field ‘dummy nominee’ to confuse his supporters.

Anti-incumbency strong, Akali SOS to BJP: send Modi
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Less than two weeks before polling, independent observers believe Congress has the upper hand in the state.

Anti-incumbency strong, Akali SOS to BJP: Send Modi
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Less than two weeks before polling, independent observers believe Congress has the upper hand in the state.