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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.
“In my opinion, the order is per incuriam (an order that is passed in disregard of a binding authority),” said Sorabjee.
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.
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.
In May, the Supreme Court collegium had unanimously rejected the government contention for a veto power.
Sources said more such notices will be sent in the coming days.
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.
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.
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 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: 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”.
Amid the debate over the surgical strikes, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid speaks to The Indian Express.
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 is a member of the larger collegium comprising the CJI and the next four senior judges.