The ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks to private firms for captive use is intended to clean up the mess that has crippled the sector and contributed to the UPA’s defeat in the summer elections.
The Supreme Court had in August agreed to consider setting up a new probe panel to look into the sexual harassment allegations.
Centre likely to give apex court a clear plan on Oct 28.
The BJP adopted the black money issue as one of its poll planks in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
“A key need for the ordinance was to ensure proper transfer of land from the existing owner to the successful bidder,” Jaitley said.
The Indian Express was the first to report the contents of the BlackBerry Messenger exchanges on May 15.
Article 317 provides for removal of a UPSC member from office on grounds of misbehaviour but only after being found guilty.
The Supreme Court on Friday had granted bail to Jayalalithaa and three others.
Groups of AIADMK supporters had gathered at some places chanting slogans hailing their leader.
Supreme Court asked the special court dealing with coal block allocation cases not to issue any personal comments against the investigating officers.
It also said that information can be provided only about the accounts and not about past transactions.
On September 24, the apex court had quashed the allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks allocated since 1993.
Chief secys and DGPs of Bihar, Chhattisgarh told to appear on Oct 30.
Ramasundaram was suspended by TN govt for joining CBI without permission.
Chief Justice of India H L Dattu will soon have to take a call on an unusual request by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).