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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.
The judiciary has had several rounds of “informal” discussions with senior government functionaries but is not convinced with the government’s reasoning.
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.
SC collegium also rejects proposal to have ‘permanent secretariat’ to help
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
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”.
Plea says Congress single largest party after polls, should have been called first to stake claim for government.
The SAD-BJP combine, following two successive terms at the helm, was reduced to third place this time with 15 seats.
Needs votes of just one party: AIADMK or BJD, or TRS plus YSRCP
The CEC, who retires from his post in four months, said the government could have done more to give effect to pending electoral reforms.
In an interview with Indian Express, Zaidi also spoke about hate speeches related to assembly polls.
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.
Asked if the Centre had ordered any probe to verify the authenticity of the purported note, the functionary replied in the negative.
Governor’s role in the Tamil Nadu drama revives questions about the politicisation of the office.
Tamil Nadu crisis: The Bommai judgment stipulated that floor test was the only criteria to judge whether the government enjoys majority in the legislature.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Fighting an election that many feel is too close to call, Sukhbir is micro-managing everything from campaign material to workers to rallies
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.
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 lesser known Manpreet was contesting as an independent from Bathinda.
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”.
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.
The latest move by the Jehovah’s Witnesses will seek to overturn the apex court’s order on November 30, 2016, that all cinema halls in India would play the national anthem before the feature film starts.
The MCC, often described as a voluntary “Moral Code of Conduct”, is a set of guidelines issued to parties, candidates and the government to ensure free and fair elections.
Lawyers in Chandigarh fondly talk of a judge who would never miss a blood-donation camp organised by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association.
Prime Minister Modi’s demonetisation move faces scrutiny in the Supreme Court. In 1996, a Constitution Bench of the court had upheld the legality of an earlier note-scrap ordered by the government in 1978
In at least five other cases in Delhi, The Indian Express was able to confirm what the EC had feared all along — many of these parties exist only on paper.
Election Commission suspects many of these dormant parties being used for money laundering, need scrutiny.
Parliamentarians should read Babasaheb’s speech made 67 years ago, on the importance of humility and the value of dissent.
Speaking to The Sunday Express over 12 years after he wrote the letter, Krishna Murthy said “nothing has changed”.
Many questioned the timing as it came just two days after Rahul Gandhi claimed he had “information” on the “personal corruption” of the Prime Minister, a claim the BJP and the government had dismissed as the “joke of the year”.
At the same time, the directive, issued by CBDT Director Rohit Garg under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, also asks tax officers to ensure “necessary and strict compliance”.
“Questions have been raised about the suitability, legality and desirability of appointing him (Khanna) to the post. Everything will become clear soon,” said a government source.