Monday, May 25, 2015



‘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

Explained Kejriwal v Jung: Much lies between the lines of Statute, Act and Rules
Wed, May 20, 2015

The tussle in Delhi looks unlikely to be resolved soon. Apart from the hard positions taken by the two sides, Art 239AA and other provisions laying down the power relationship leave room for vagueness.

Law panel, AG differ on arbitration Act, govt set to revisit its clauses
Mon, May 18, 2015

Law panel chief opposes amendment asking arbitrators to decide commercial disputes in 9 months.

5 Questions: Punjab’s rightful control over Chandigarh, says Prem Singh Chandumajra
Thu, May 14, 2015

Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on why he raised the issue of Punjab’s claim over Chandigarh in LS.

Rs 174 cr, 24 accounts: Chandigarh Enforcement Directorate probe
Sat, May 09, 2015

The ED has given these details in a counter-reply sent by its deputy director Gurnam Singh to the adjudicating authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), New Delhi.

Salman Khan set to appeal, how have courts seen IPC 304 (II)?
Tue, May 12, 2015

There have been several cases earlier in which high-profile accused were charged after hit-and-run mishaps under Section 304 Part II.

Govt and Supreme Court face-off: CJI Dattu says won’t join panel
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Additional judges are appointed for two-year terms, and their terms are usually extended before expiry of the previous stint.

HC judge called me about probe into firm linked to his wife: Enforcement officer
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

In note, officer seeks directions from seniors; joint director says case sensitive, probe on.

Ansari sets up a 3-member panel to probe MP HC judge
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

58 MPs submitted a petition to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari seeking impeachment of Justice S K Gangele.

Collegium out, govt puts 125 judges’ postings on hold
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

These include two judges of the Patna High Court, one judge each for Orissa, Sikkim and Punjab and Haryana high courts.

Collegium system end: NJAC is in, judges lose say in hiring
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.

Judges seek higher salaries, retirement benefits
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

The judges also sought protocol assistance for retired judges for, among other things.

Amend graft law to let us take decisions freely: Secys to PM
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The secretaries said there was real fear of getting entangled in criminal cases even if their action was in public interest.

Setting up industry is not a crime, it provides jobs: Nitin Gadkari
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Gadkari insists that no work can get done if the consent clause in the land acquisition Bill stays.

Attacks on minority religious places sullying India image: NHRC chief
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Balakrishnan said he didn’t see anything wrong if a person, who had converted to another religion, were to reconvert to the original religion.

A little reminder: No one in House debated Section 66A, Congress brought it and BJP backed it
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The explanation for introducing Section 66A was that it was needed to deal with cyber crimes against women.

‘Bar independents, get companies to clear poll donations at AGMs’
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Law Commission proposes a set of radical election reforms.

Impeach MP judge S K Gangele accused of harassment: 58 members of RS to Ansari
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Sources in RS Secretariat told Ansari would “soon” initiate the impeachment process, beginning with verification of the MPs’ signatures.

NDA allies join Opp chorus to push BJP in a corner over land law
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Bill introduced, BJP forms committee to get inputs, PM tells party to ‘bust the myths’.

Land law: Opposition staring down, Modi Govt may blink
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Emotive issue as it concerns farmers, needs to be addressed, says Venkaiah.

AG: Govt can share black money info with courts
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The AG also pointed out that the Supreme Court and high courts are competent to deal with tax-related matters.

SC pushes back at Govt, collegium meets to discuss judges’ postings
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Government said no postings until PIL on new appointment process is sorted.

‘BJP stalled UPA govt from doing what it has done today’
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Kapil sibal said that this is yet another U-turn by NDA government.

After President rap, govt may drop last ordinance
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Government could bring a Bill in the Budget Session to amend the Arbitration Act.

2 years ago, panel said recast entire certification process, no one listened
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Mudgal committee was set up following controversy over Tamil Nadu government’s ban on Kamal Hassan-starrer Vishwaroopam.

‘Nobody should take Partap seriously, he is unfit to lead’
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Partap Singh Bajwa and Amarinder Singh, fighting for control of Punjab Congress, take their battle to Delhi.

‘Parties too should be brought within the ambit of funding limits’: V S Sampath
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

V S Sampath, whose term as CEC ends on Thursday, discusses party funding and convicted lawmakers.

Mines ordinance cleared but fate of next one on arbitration unclear
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

The cabinet cleared the ordinance after the mines ministry stressed the need for urgent action.

Ordinance Raj: President questions urgency behind Modi-govt issuing seven ordinances
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Incidentally, President Pranab Mukherjee had asked the NDA government to explain the urgency behind the ordinance.

Collegium cleared HC judge transfer despite objections
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Justice Saran is the senior-most Judge of the Allahabad High Court after Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza.

‘SAD-BJP ties are in national interest. We’ve always stood by BJP, never put any condition’: Badal
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

In this Idea Exchange, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal defends relative and minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Before he cleared land ordinance, President Pranab asked Government why the hurry
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

It was only after Jaitley, Gowda and Gadkari put forth the government’s viewpoint did Pranab sign the ordinance.

President signs NJAC Bill to change the way judges are appointed
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

The government is likely to send the NJAC Bill to the President soon.

Reality check: Ordinance, joint session easier said than done
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The logjam is mainly due to the fact that the BJP has just 45 MPs in RS which has a total strength of 243.

Next: Ordinance to change land Act
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Sources in the PMO said the government is seriously considering an ordinance to effect the changes.

BJP alliance with NC better bet than with PDP: MLAs to FM Arun Jaitley
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

J&K: BJP says govt shall be formed as it sends out feelers...