Maneesh Chhibber


Activism going haywire, SC order on anthem should not be confirmed: Soli Sorabjee
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

“In my opinion, the order is per incuriam (an order that is passed in disregard of a binding authority),” said Sorabjee.

M Veerappa Moily: Does the govt think those who have died are also anti-nationals?
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

World over, whenever any country has gone for demonetisation, it has been done to check inflation or prevent destability of the economy, M Veerappa Moily said.

Demonetisation: Govt rushes teams to speed up printing of notes
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The presses are now working 24x7 and the staff has been promised financial incentives to get them to work extra hours and also give up on their holidays.

SC-govt face-off: No action in collegium on new appointment procedure
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

In May, the Supreme Court collegium had unanimously rejected the government contention for a veto power.

Income Tax department sends warning note to trusts, societies
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Sources said more such notices will be sent in the coming days.

Collegium lists 7 High Court chief justices for elevation to Supreme Court
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

However, Justice Chelameswar is learnt to have objected to at least one name on the list, and he is reported to have conveyed his views in writing to the remaining members of the collegium.

In a first, NHRC prepares for a political appointee
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Sources in the NHRC said this is the first time an active politician is being appointed to the post, which has remained vacant for over two years now.

Day after ousting Cyrus Mistry, Tatas file caveats against him and his firm
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The Tata move comes a day after a Tata Sons board announcement said Mistry would be immediately replaced by Ratan Tata, for an interim period of four months.

Law panel seeks 1-year jail for parents who ‘abduct’ kids to foreign country
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Law Commission Chairman Justice B S Chauhan submitted the report on ‘The Protection of Children Bill, 2016’ to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday.

Uniform Civil Code debate is not new, divided Constituent Assembly as well
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Uniform Civil Code: Among other Directive Principles is Article 44, which asks the State to “endeavour to secure for citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India”.

Salman Khurshid: ‘Is tit for tat enough? Is there a plan? You can’t kill conversation in the country’
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Amid the debate over the surgical strikes, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid speaks to The Indian Express.

BCCI-Lodha panel judgment day: We’ve gone by what the court asked us to do, says Justice Lodha
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

On eve of what could be a landmark day in Indian cricket, The Indian Express spoke with Justice Lodha and heard his side of the story.

Justice Chelameswar wrote to CJI after collegium flagged his son’s ‘link’ to judge
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Justice Chelameswar is a member of the larger collegium comprising the CJI and the next four senior judges.

J&K to get new DGP soon
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Sources said the final choice could be DGP (Law and Order) S P Vaid, a 1986-batch J&K cadre officer.

In lower courts, 21 per cent judges’ post vacant
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

In most of the big states, the selection of judicial officers is done by the high courts.

Dhingra submits land report: Congress jumps to aid of Robert Vadra as probe finds licence irregularities
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

In first remarks after submitting his report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Wednesday, Justice Dhingra declined to reveal its contents or name individuals.

Kashmir unrest: Don’t let this be milked for UP polls, J&K Opposition told PM Modi
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Modi told the leaders that he too agreed no party should milk the Kashmir situation for political gains, indicating he would also “talk to his party leaders”.

Rajnath Singh opens Track II, taps ‘eminent Muslims’ for ideas
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

The Indian Express has learnt that Rajnath Singh has held two rounds of talks with “eminent citizens”, mostly non-Kashmiri Muslims, to discuss a plan of action and seek their help in initiating a dialogue with Kashmiris.

J&K: Centre, state clueless, Mehbooba must quit, says ex-interlocutor
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is learnt to have involved Ansari and other former interlocutors in its bid to find a solution to the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Condom called Dipper was a NACO idea that failed to take off
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

While the success of Dipper, for which Tata has joined hands with TCI Foundation and the Transport Corporation of India, remains to be seen, there is an interesting story behind the name of the condom brand.

Amnesty booked for sedition: Supreme Court against applying law without sufficient cause
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Despite demands to remove controversial clause of sedition from the statute books, it remains and is used very often to stifle dissent against the Indian government by Indians.

Day after CJI warning, Govt’s olive branch to SC: Clearing all appointments
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Asked if there was a tussle between the judiciary and the government on various issues, including clauses of the draft Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), Prasad replied in the negative.

In standoff with Supreme Court on judges’ postings, Govt digs its heels in
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The government has reiterated that it should have the power to reject any name recommended by the collegium for elevation to the bench on grounds of national security.

Some ambiguity… but never any intent to grant full statehood to Delhi: TK Viswanathan
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Viswanathan also pointed out that the S Balakrishnan Committee, which went into “various issues connected with the administration of the UT of Delhi”, had also not recommended full statehood for Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal vs Najeeb Jung: Why, on the powers of the Delhi govt, confusion persists
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The tussle between the BJP-led central government and Arvind Kejriwal’s government, with L-G Najeeb Jung acting as the eyes and ears of the Centre, can only become more bitter.

2017 Uttar Pradesh polls: Akali Dal may contest in UP, aims 30 seats
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Sources said the SAD leadership will soon tell the BJP leadership about its intention to field candidates for the UP polls.

Government, judiciary yet to agree on minutes, 3 months after Chief Justices’ meeting
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The conference was where CJI Thakur became emotional in the presence of PM Modi while lamenting the Centre’s inaction in increasing the number of Judges and improving infrastructure for the judiciary.

Three months after CJs’ meeting, govt and judiciary yet to agree on minutes
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

While the government, pushed by the Supreme Court, has committed itself to taking the ecourts projects to the lowest court, the pace of implementation has not enthused many state governments.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: Law on Nabam Tuki’s side but not numbers, Congress has Plan B
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Arunchal Pradesh verdict: Congress party leaders are putting in place a Plan B — aimed at ensuring that the judgment does not remain only a symbolic victory but also translates into a stable Congress-led government in the state.

No rush on civil code, no tussle with the judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

He also said that the NDA government will not take a hurried decision on the issue of a common civil code without holding “widest possible” consultations.

My approach would be not give & take but finding a meeting ground: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Back as Law Minister, he discusses government’s relationship with judiciary with Maneesh Chibber

Government to Intelligence Bureau: Carry out strict checks on collegium names
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The Indian Express had first reported the government’s decision not to accept many crucial recommendations and observations made by the Supreme Court collegium regarding the draft memorandum of procedure (MoP).

Congress targets judge probing Vadra land deals, Justice Dhingra hints at more dirt
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Justice Dhingra, told The Indian Express that his report was ready and he would have submitted it Thursday had he not received some more papers about “benami deals” in the four villages.

Government says no to crucial objections of Supreme Court collegium
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The collegium, while returning the government’s draft, was of the view that it was an attempt by the government to circumvent judicial pronouncements and settled law on appointments in the higher judiciary.

PMLA probe against HC judge’s wife: Patna HC seeks report from ED
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer his wife, clerk and many others have been implicated.