Maneesh Chhibber

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Govt said no but SC firm, sends back names for Allahabad HC
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The collegium decision, sources told The Indian Express, was conveyed to the government a few days ago.

CJI tells high courts to send names for judges at the earliest
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Sources told The Sunday Express that the CJI had also personally spoken to all the chief justices before writing to them.

Valley protests: Centre decides to draw hard line for J&K govt
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Home Ministry to states, UTs: ensure security of students from Kashmir

Govt uses ‘adverse’ IB reports to reject names of 6 former judges for tribunals, commissions
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Two ex-Supreme Court judges, two High Court Chief Justices are among those rejected by ACC

100 pc paper trail voting planned in Gujarat, Himachal elections
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

VVPAT machines produce a printout of the vote cast using an EVM. The printout is deposited in a box and can be used to resolve any dispute regarding the election.

Ban on liquor sale near highways: SC order won’t apply to marriage and banquet halls, says Punjab AG
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The government had sought Nanda’s opinion on whether, following the SC order, marriage palaces, banquet halls, etc, situated within a radius of 500 metres or 220 metres, as the case may be, would have to be “treated at par with liquor bars, hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc, which sell liquor to the public in retail”.

PM told us of low-cost medicine plan last month: Shanta Kumar
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

At that meeting, responding to a suggestion from his party MP and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shanta Kumar, Modi had first talked about the government’s plan.

Collegium clears all pending files on appointment of judges
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Names cleared include those recommended by high court collegiums as well as names previously cleared by the SC collegium but returned by the Centre for different reasons, including IB inputs on the unsuitability of candidates.

Appointment of judges: SC collegium clears pending files, 90 names
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The age cap, incidentally, is one of the clauses in the draft MoP on which both the Supreme Court collegium and the Centre are on the same page.

Memorandum of Procedure stuck, Collegium starts to clear names for HCs
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar, is moving forward with its recommendations without waiting for final resolution of the new Memorandum of Procedure.

On government table: A Presidential reference to Supreme Court on liquor sale ban order
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Revenue loss, pleas by hotel industry forcing states to turn to Centre

Search & Seizure Operations by Tax Dept: Upswing in undisclosed income detection this fiscal till February
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The income tax dept detects Rs 14,697 crore this fiscal till February, against `9,521 crore in the year-ago period; Kochi registers the highest rise in detection.

Behind SC no: Govt won’t give in writing reason for security veto
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

The judiciary has had several rounds of “informal” discussions with senior government functionaries but is not convinced with the government’s reasoning.

MoP on appointments: Govt gets one ok, SC agrees to age criterion for HC judges
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

As for elevation of district and sessions judges to high court benches, the collegium wants the maximum age to be capped at 58 and a half years.

MoP on appointments: SC puts its foot down, rejects Govt plan to veto postings on national security grounds
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

SC collegium also rejects proposal to have ‘permanent secretariat’ to help

Govt sets ball rolling to name panel to look into Jat quota
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Sources in the Haryana government told The Indian Express that several rounds of back-channel and overt discussions preceded the eventual deal with the agitating Jats on Sunday

Goa election results 2017: How, in spite of several reports, Governor’s discretion lies in grey zone
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The first criteria, the Sarkaria Commission recommended, was that the “party or combination of parties which commands the widest support in the Legislative Assembly should be called upon to form the government”.

Congress goes to Supreme Court over Goa Governor’s invite to BJP alliance
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Plea says Congress single largest party after polls, should have been called first to stake claim for government.

Congress gets Punjab comfort, why AAP was left a distant second
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The SAD-BJP combine, following two successive terms at the helm, was reduced to third place this time with 15 seats.

UP election results 2017: State clears the decks for BJP choice of President
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Needs votes of just one party: AIADMK or BJD, or TRS plus YSRCP

EC makes a third push for tough anti-bribery law
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The CEC, who retires from his post in four months, said the government could have done more to give effect to pending electoral reforms.

More cash movement and liquor distribution in state polls this time: CEC Nasim Zaidi
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

In an interview with Indian Express, Zaidi also spoke about hate speeches related to assembly polls.

Transfer of two HC judges: Govt sends file back to SC collegium
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Sources said the government reached out to CJ Thakur several times to get the collegium to rescind the transfer recommendations but he refused to play along.

Kalikho Pul note: Cautious Centre says can’t besmirch reputations by ordering probe
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Asked if the Centre had ordered any probe to verify the authenticity of the purported note, the functionary replied in the negative.

Above the fray?
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Governor’s role in the Tamil Nadu drama revives questions about the politicisation of the office.

Tamil Nadu Governor can wait for SC ruling but should act soon: Bommai case judge
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Tamil Nadu crisis: The Bommai judgment stipulated that floor test was the only criteria to judge whether the government enjoys majority in the legislature.

GSTN rejects CAG’s request to name auditor, do an extra audit
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

A top government official familiar with the subject told The Indian Express: “The issue of auditing of the GSTN will have to be escalated, possibly to the Finance Ministry.

One chief justice nominee, his wife under ED probe
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The Indian Express had first reported about Justice Gupta’s call to Byadwal, in November 2015, the ED had also sent notices to his wife and others in the case.

As Punjab votes today, dalits, youths hold the key to Assembly
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

This is the main reason why all three main players — the ruling SAD-BJP combine, Congress and AAP — have gone out of their way to lure voters from these two groups into their fold.

First step in poll finance reform: Bonds for donors, cash cap down to Rs 2000
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Finance Ministry accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) which had proposed to the government to prohibit “anonymous contributions above or equal to the amount of Rs 2,000”.

Stakes higher than ever, Sukhbir Singh Badal runs one-man show for party
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Fighting an election that many feel is too close to call, Sukhbir is micro-managing everything from campaign material to workers to rallies

State where Kanshi Ram came from can’t explain BSP slide
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

In the 1997 elections, the BSP secured 6.37 per cent of the vote, managing to win just one seat out of the 67 that it contested.

AAP ready with its list of ‘corrupt officers’ in Punjab, vows action
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Over the last two years, a team set up by the AAP leadership has been quietly compiling a secret list of corrupt government officials in the state.

The other Manpreet Badal, the Independent, elusive and mysterious as ever
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The lesser known Manpreet was contesting as an independent from Bathinda.

Last lap in Punjab, Congress set to name Amarinder as chief ministerial face
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will declare Amarinder’s name as the chief ministerial candidate when he comes to Punjab to campaign “in the next few days”.

In fact: Delhi, Puducherry, different LGs, varying powers
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Special constitutional provisions make the Delhi LG’s office more powerful, but if Bedi chooses to be difficult, there is little that the Puducherry govt can do.