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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

Explained Kejriwal v Jung: Much lies between the lines of Statute, Act and Rules
Sun, Jun 14, 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.