Maneesh Chhibber


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.

Under new law, reward for arbitrators who finish job on time, penalty for delay
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

Move meant to send positive signal to corporates, ensure retired judges don’t delay arbitration proceedings.

2G ‘scam’: Justice Shivaraj Patil rejects charge he agreed to post-retirement job under UPA
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Jaitley made the allegation hours after a special court discharged former telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, saying the chargesheet was full of distorted and fabricated facts.

$672 mn arbitration award: ISRO arm messed case before losing to Devas
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Antrix did not challenge appointment of chairman of arbitral tribunal as a case of conflict of interest.

Post-NJAC verdict: CJI Dattu presses ahead, collegium put in motion for posts in high courts
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

To begin with, the collegium is expected to take a call on extending the term of about 30 additional judges of various high courts, who had been given three-month extensions on the order of the Constitution Bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar.

In parliament: BJP to Congress, nobody voted against Bill
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The Congress reacted cautiously to the verdict Friday, saying that though the collegium system was “shrouded in secrecy”, the judgment should not be viewed as a confrontation between Parliament and the judiciary.

Antrix-Devas deal: Government to field top lawyers in Delhi High Court
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The government hopes to prove in court that the deal was scrapped by the previous UPA government due to illegalities and irregularities in the contract between Antrix and Devas.

In Fact: Why Rajasthan’s new reservation laws face tough court challenge
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The 50% cap is settled. And the Supreme Court has already ruled against reservation for new classes.

Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon hangings send signals of weak Government: Justice Ajit Prakash Shah
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Sudden decision on Guru was purely political, says former Delhi High Chief Justice.

Law Commission’s no to death penalty: Govt unlikely to say yes
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

It would be interesting to see what how the Supreme Court responds to the Commission's view with regard to "rarest of rare" doctrine.

Abolishing death penalty: Don’t forget rights of victims, say law panel dissenters
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Union Law Secretary P K Malhotra said that if 'implications' keep getting waived, then law would 'cease of exist'.

End death penalty, keep it for terror only, recommends Law Commission
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts. More recently, the issue was debated in the run-up to the July 30 hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Not-so-cheap tickets: Two airlines fined for misleading customers
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Kingfisher Airlines, which now owns Deccan Aviation, and Jet Airways India have been ordered to deposit Rs 5 lakh and Rs 25 lakh, respectively.

The many public battles over the right to privacy
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Should a Constitution Bench hear ‘privacy’ challenge to Aadhaar project? SC decides today — but it has had a fairly consistent view on the right to privacy so far.

Patna High Court judge attacks Chief, skips his farewell
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Judge calls Chief ‘Moghal Baadshah,’ he hits back, says judge has ‘dubious’ record.

Insufficient material against MP judge Justice S K Gangele accused of sexual harassment: Panel
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

It has said that the case of the “complainant herself in regard to the three alleged incidents (of sexual harassment) is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions”.

Rural Ministry plan: Roll back Land Bill’s key problem clauses
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

According to the note, the “revised stand” would be the basis for a presentation to be made by the ministry before the Joint Committee of Parliament on the land bill.

Abdul Kalam opposed death penalty, said can’t take away life that God gave
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

When he demitted office, Kalam left behind over two dozen mercy petitions, including that of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

How the President decides matters of life and death
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

If Yakub Memon is hanged on July 30, he will be the third death row convict to be executed following the rejection of their clemency pleas by President Pranab Mukherjee. Since he became President in 2012, Mukherjee has turned down mercy pleas in at least 24 cases. Under Article 72 of the Constitution, the President […]

After Vyapam scam plainspeak, BJP’s Shanta Kumar says there is no ‘samvaad’ in party
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Speaking to The Indian Express, Kumar said: “There is no longer adequate “samvaad” (dialogue) happening in our party.

Month after nod to black money law, questions over change in date
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The Union Law Ministry had notified the law on May 27, a day after it received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Vyapam scam: Unless SC monitors probe, no purpose would be served, says Kapil Sibal
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Sibal said he was surprised at the MP High Court 'for turning a blind eye to the deaths that were taking place'.

Vyapam scam: Deaths may have no link but need to probe them, says SIT member
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, after stonewalling calls for an independent probe, announced that his government was asking the High Court to order a CBI investigation.

Vyapam scam: Shivraj relents on CBI probe, Opposition wants CM probe too
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday requested the High Court to hand over the investigation into the Vyapam admission tests scam to the CBI.

Interview: Entire BJP leadership is with me, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan post Vyapam scam
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Vyapam scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks to the Indian Express about the scam and its after-effects. Read this exclusive interview with the Madhya Pradesh CM who talks about the Vyapam scam.

HR Bhardwaj slams his own party, says Congress too weak to fight the BJP
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

He also questioned the party’s decision to align “itself with the internal politics of the BJP” and the attacks on Raje’s son, MP Dushyant Singh.

‘Rahul Gandhi doesn’t show any inclination…he is out of touch,’ says HR Bhardwaj
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Hans Raj Bhardwaj, former UPA minister and Karnataka governor, discusses Congress and Lalit Modi.

Former CJI Madan Mohan Punchhi who differed with majority on collegium system passes away
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

His death comes at a time when the Supreme Court is once again hearing a matter concerning appointments to higher judiciary.

Why no appeal over Lalit Modi passport, asks former law officer
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

A decision on whether or not to appeal against the restoration of Modi’s passport was to be taken by the new team, incidentally, led by AG Mukul Rohatgi.

Government’s repeal list contains laws scrapped earlier
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

At least 30 laws that already stand repealed are part of an amendment bill introduced by the law ministry in parliament earlier this month.

Corporates line up to offer land to Punjab government
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Badal said in cases where the government wants to acquire land for public purpose, the farmers, who agree not to go into litigation with the government, are entitled to additional compensation.

‘The person who speaks the least in Cabinet meetings is the Prime Minister’
Sun, May 24, 2015

Union MoS for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma explains the delay in formulating civil aviation policy, praises PM, and argues 'achhe din' can’t be measured by one yardstick